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Korean crab place - Olympic at Harvard Ave?

ming Jul 24, 2009 10:11 PM

I keep driving by this korean seafood place at the intersection of Olympic and Harvard in Ktown. It has a neon sign with a picture of a crab and fish on it. It doesn't have an English name on the outside. Does anyone know anything about this restaurant? I'm thinking about trying it out.

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  1. Peripatetic RE: ming Jul 26, 2009 02:05 AM

    It's Won Jo Kokerang Agurang.

    I've eaten there, and it was very good. I went with a Korean speaker, which helps. This blog article from a few years ago has some good info:


    Wonjo Kokerang Agurang
    3132 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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    1. re: Peripatetic
      epop RE: Peripatetic Jul 26, 2009 12:36 PM

      How is their crab compared to Ra Sit Gol?

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        Peripatetic RE: epop Jul 26, 2009 01:19 PM

        I take it you mean Sa Rit Gol? I've never had crab stew there, or any other K-town restaurant. I like crab stew, but it's not one of my favorites. I'm planning to try it at Ondal 2 sometime, though.

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          epop RE: Peripatetic Jul 26, 2009 02:44 PM

          Sorry to turn it into a spoonerism... Yes, Sa Rit Gol. Have had it twice there, great the first and ok the second time.

          I love crab soup and am looking for the best in Koreatown for it.

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            ming RE: epop Jul 26, 2009 06:34 PM

            Cool! Thanks for the info. It looks like this place is similar to Ondal II which I love. Anyone been to both before? I wonder how they compare.

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      smssms RE: ming Jul 27, 2009 05:31 PM

      i've had the crab stew there just once and it was very good. the rice mixture thing made with the broth at the end was terrific. i can't remember the details since this was a few months ago, but i was not disappointed at all.

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        assassin RE: ming Jul 27, 2009 06:49 PM

        I've been to this and Ondal 2. I thought Ondal 2 was a little bit better flavor and had friendlier service (speaking as a white guy). But both are delicious. And the blinking neon crab sign is cooler.

        Also, watch your spice level here. I didn't specify and I found it outrageously spicy. Spicier than the stuff at Jitlada IMO.

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          odub RE: assassin Jul 28, 2009 08:43 AM

          Re: Ondal 2 - I like their spicy crab stew but I, and the friends I've been there with on several occasions, all concur that the short rib stew is even better. Don't sleep!

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