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Bob Apr 26, 2005 09:44 PM

Could anyone suggest a good Korean restaurant in Gardena? There seem to be quite a few out there. Thank you.

  1. Veggietales Sep 14, 2008 05:23 PM

    This being a 3 year old post... I just moved to South Bay from the North Hollywood area and I'm seeking a Korean BBQ Place that has duk bo ssam and the orange chili paste and salt/pepper oil that they serve at Shik do Rak in K-town.

    Does Shila, Yet Gol , or Koryojung have this great combo? I went to Ma Po and they had a chili paste that was sweet.

    I desire to stay in the South Bay tonight- Gardena/Torrance.

    I'm craving this now, so thanks in advance for your prompt attention (lest I wither away from not satisfying my craving, which is completely possible as a 'Hound)

    3 Replies
    1. re: Veggietales
      jblee Sep 14, 2008 06:23 PM

      Yellow Cow Village on Redondo Beach just a block west of Western offers decent Duk Bo Ssam. It is one of the dependable Korean places in Gardena.

      1. re: Veggietales
        Veggietales Sep 17, 2008 09:20 PM

        I wanted to report back that I went to Guh Mok in Torrance.

        The place is very clean, service is very prompt, and the quality of the meat is very good. And yes they have the duk bo ssam, the chili paste and s/p oil. So I was stoked to be satiated and it's just a few miles away from my new digs.

        Guh Mok
        2216 Sepulveda Blvd
        Torrance, CA 90501
        (310) 517-9200

        1. re: Veggietales
          mstinawu Aug 27, 2009 11:38 PM

          I just came back from my 1st visit tonight. It was plain good and I was very satiated. We got one of their combination's and the seafood pancake (not sure what it's actually called). LOVED the seafood pancake--almost everyone there had one on their table. I live in Torrance and wouldn't hesitate to go back again when I'm in the mood for Korean food again. Thanks for the report!

      2. b
        Bob Apr 28, 2005 09:32 PM

        thanks everyone. I will try Shila for now and hit the other place later.

        1. p
          petradish Apr 26, 2005 10:56 PM

          last year while killing time at boba loca in gardena, i noticed the following places in the strip mall called seoul garden (15000 block of western). any hound feedback on these? :

          chung soo (next to billiards hall)
          tofu city (formerly so kong dong soon tofu)
          hwang's ("gum sung naing men restaurant")
          "korean restaurant" (no translated name, just left of boba loca)

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          1. re: petradish
            FoodOBsessive Apr 27, 2005 11:15 AM

            I ate at Hwang's last night - good panchan, blah galbi. They use a type of Hwaro that allows no contact between the meat and the flame, but recovers the meat juices for soup, and that could be part of the problem. The meat steams as much as it fries, resulting in a soft texture. I like the caramelized sauce on the meat, and you don't get much of it it with that equipment. On the plus side, service was friendly, command of English slightly limited.
            Ate at Tofu City two weeks ago - food was very good, inexpensive, servers spoke English well but service was slightly chaotic. We had to ask for refills of tea several times.

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            luckychu Apr 26, 2005 10:14 PM

            My friends and I always go to Shilla on Western Ave when we're down in that area. Their BBQ and panchan are pretty good, IMO. When the grilling's done, they'll give you what we call "gutter noodles" (sorry, I don't know the proper name) by "deglazing" the edge of the grill with tea and cooking noodles in the resulting sauce.

            16944 S Western Ave
            Gardena, CA 90247

            6 Replies
            1. re: luckychu
              SouthBayRon Apr 26, 2005 10:37 PM

              Shilla is it. This is the only Kbbq we frequent in the South Bay for years now.

              1. re: SouthBayRon
                FoodObsessive Apr 27, 2005 11:31 AM

                I like Shilla - though it's a bit run-down in the decor department, the food is quite decent and it's a pleasant environment. The seafood pancake served here is the best I've had in the area. When it comes to Korean BBQ, however, I prefer Yellow Cow on Redondo Beach Boulevard just West of Western. Very good panchan, excellent marinades - it's my favorite.

                1. re: FoodObsessive
                  SouthBayRon Apr 27, 2005 03:10 PM

                  I will assume this is in the Yoshinoya lot or the Shisengumi ramen lot and give it a try this Saturday.

                  Shilla used to be gorgeous years ago when it was remodeled.

                  1. re: SouthBayRon
                    FoodObsessive Apr 27, 2005 06:11 PM

                    Sorry, my bad... Yellow Cow, also known as Yet Gol, is at 1835 Redondo Beach Boulevard. It's not fancy, but I think it's very good, and I eat Korean food a lot in both KTown and Gardena. Phone is 310-329-7343. By the way, their seafood pancakes are pretty good, though I do like Shilla's better.

                    1. re: FoodObsessive
                      mmtagp1 Apr 29, 2005 03:41 AM

                      Yet Gol aka Yellow cow would be my choice above Shilla. Granted Galbi isnt't there strong point, but pancake, rice wrappers, and cabbage slaw bring me back every time.

              2. re: luckychu
                mstinawu Jul 25, 2006 07:47 PM

                That place is delicious and I'm almost always disgustingly full afterwards. I can't help it! It's so good and they give you so much!

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