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Oct 29, 2009 02:03 PM

Dol Sot Bibimbap recommendation for K-Town?

I'm taking a friend out in Korea Town tonight and have promised him an introduction to dol sot bibimbap. Somehow in all the places I have taken him he's missed out on this usual introduction-to-Korean-food dish.

Any recommendations for spectacular dol sot bibimbap? Not necessarily looking for a one-dish specialist restaurant, though that's fine. A search on these boards and Yelp proved inconclusive. I've been to Jeon Ju and was pretty underwhelmed.

Also, if you have any notes on what your recommended restaurant also does (or does not) do well beyond bibimbap, that'd be very much appreciated.


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  1. Beverly Soon Tofu does a pretty good rendition of dolsot bibimbap. They're also my favorite place for soon dubu and I love their bbq squid dish.

    Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant
    2717 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

    Favorite Place
    115 W Wilson Ave, Glendale, CA 91203

    1. While it's not known for its bibimbap -- dol sot, or otherwise -- I would suggest Park's BBQ. Park's is known for its BBQ, but the bibimbap is more than decent. As they say, "Go for the bibimbap and stay for the Pork X bbq!"

      Another option would be Soowon Galbi.

      Park's BBQ
      955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

      1. I'm Korean and a huge foodie, think that Seongbukdong has a fantastic dol sot bibimbap. i think about it all the time. Great homestyle Korean restaurant too. Tasty banchan, nice ladies.

        2 Replies
        1. re: sparkyk

          Is this the place on 6th Street that is known for its Godeuguh Jorim?

          1. re: Servorg

            Yes! 6th and Berendo. Known for their Godeunguh but slightly more their galbi jjim. I just go for dolsotbibimbap. I dont know what it is, just really hits the spot...and no MSG headaches the next day, thank goodness.

        2. Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

          I ended up taking my friend to Kobawoo based on an off-board suggestion. The bossam and doenjang chige were good as always. The stone bowl wasn't quite hot enough for the bibimbap and the rice didn't crisp up as much as I like it to, but, still, it was tasty.

          My friends were introduced to three new dishes and liked them all. I'll consider that a good night. :)

          I've been to Park's, Beverly Soon Tofu and Soowon Galbi previously and enjoyed them. Haven't yet been to Seongbukdong, but am looking forward to trying it.

          Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant
          2717 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

          Kobawoo Restaurant
          698 S Vermont Ave Ste 109, Los Angeles, CA 90005