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GritsandBacon Feb 12, 2010 08:10 AM

My husband and I are looking for a real Korean bbq experience this weekend. Although I know there are numerous places to enjoy Korean bbq in Koreatown, I have no idea where we should go. We have been to Wharo in Marina Del Rey a number of times and love it. Can someone help us?

  1. Servorg Feb 12, 2010 08:17 AM

    Park's Korean BBQ is the place you want. See the recent review by Exilekiss here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684010

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

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      parked Feb 12, 2010 10:51 AM

      Few would disagree that Park's has the best Korean BBQ, not to mention its non-BBQ dishes like naengmyun (cold noodles in soup or sauce) and kalbi-tang (my personal fav-beef rib soup). But note that it is also among the priciest.

      Some would contend that an "authentic Korean bbq experience" must include a smoky interior that will ruin your clothes :p; Park's in one of the better ones in terms of ventilation.

      If you are on a budget, there are many places that have AYCE for $16-17/person. Usually the choices offered are a bell curve in terms of quality--a few good ones, more okay ones, and a couple to avoid. Just stick with the ones that the red-faced Koreans who have had too much soju are eating ...

      1. re: Servorg
        a_and_w Feb 12, 2010 10:56 AM

        Park's for sure. I'm Korean, and we know our belts of beef.

        1. re: a_and_w
          Servorg Feb 12, 2010 10:59 AM

          "...we know our belts of beef." And belts of soju. ;-D>

      2. wilafur Feb 12, 2010 01:12 PM

        try soowon. their meat quality is quite good and the service is atypically good.

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