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Oct 14, 2009 03:09 PM

Shik Do Rak or Cham Sut Gol in Orange County for family birthday dinner???

Thinking of eating at either Shik Do Rak or Cham Sut Gol in Garden Grove for my birthday with the family of 10 or so.

I have been to Cham Sut Gol and did enjoy my experience there with the $16 all you can eat. Haven't eat at Shik Do Rak yet but heard they have AYCE for $16 or order off the menu.

My family members aren't big eaters, so was wondering if it would be worth to to eat at Cham Sut Gol and do the AYCE or Shik Do Rak and order meat plates. Trying to keep the cost down, since I will be getting treated for this meal.

Which do you think has better food? and should we do the AYCE at Cham, AYCE at Shik or order off the menu at Shik? in order to keep costs down.

Thank you for any help or suggestions.

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  1. I think if you're going to do AYCE, I'd suggest Road to Seoul on Western.

    If you want to order by the plate, I'd throw Chosun Galbee or Park's in. The price is higher, but it's much better meat and the service will be better too IMO.

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    1. re: taiwanesesmalleats

      taiwanesesmalleats - thanks for the suggestions but I was looking more in the Orange County area. I apologize for not stating that in the original post. I'll correct that now. Thanks!!

    2. The meats are usually slightly better at shik do rak, but I'm not sure if they use poorer quality for AYCE. I like the set menus better at shik do rak and you might get away equal or cheaper if you don't over order. Usually there's a lot of leftovers if you go with their combos for x number of people. So i would order the combos for like 7-8 people or so and then order more or other things if you find it lacking. Usually you won't be able to get galbi for AYCE. That said if you want AYCE, tahoe and soot bul guirim2 are better. You NEED to make reservations for tahoe and at SBGR2 you WILL smell like an ashtray

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      1. re: peppermonkey

        Of the two I'd go for Shik Do Rak, mostly because there other items that are really excellent there -- the mul naengmyon, for example.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          peppermonkey - I have heard that Shik Do Rak has better meats. Might have to think about ordering the combos. Thanks!!

          Das - thank you for the recommendation for Shik Do Rak. A wider variety of meats is definitely appreciated. Do you know how much they charge per plate on average?