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the girlfriends are away so the guys are going out for... dansungsa? fu rai bo? ideas?

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hey guys-
our girlfriends are going out of town tonight so we're going out on a meat-eating adventure in ktown or sawtelle or little tokyo (pretty much anywhere but the SGV- too far). here's my criteria, maybe you guys have some ideas I haven't thought of? We're huge Dansungsa fans, and do Fu Rai Bo at least once a week, so I was looking for other things along those lines, even though if we end up going back to one of those I won't be upset.
1. funky, dark bar-like atmosphere (Dansungsa is the best example I can think of)
2. pitchers of beer or cheapish soju in a place where ordering several of each won't make you look out of place.
3. very good food with several meat options (grilled pork ribs, chicken wings, beef)
4. won't break the bank (Park's BBQ is out, as much as I wish it wasn't)
So how about it? Any other delicious drinking gems I've missed long the lines of the other places?

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  1. Have you ever done Place Yuu? Might make you as happy as a pig in new mud hole....or Raku. Another place that would probably simmer the cockles of your aortic vessel.

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    Raku Restaurant
    11678 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Place Yuu
    2101 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

    1. I like going to Dungsansa too with it's good wings and the smoky, dark feel. Helps you forget you're in LA.

      If you are looking for a meat-fest, Guirim 2 is my suggestion. Pretty good quality AYCE with a nice variety of panchan, steamed egg thingy, and duk. Of course the requisite beers and soju are available. They even have a whole sirloin steak or whole squid on the AYCE menu. A crazy way to finish off your meal.

      If you're in the Sawtelle area, Nanbankan is also a good option for yakitori. The house yaki onigiri is pretty damn good; laced with bonito furikake and a bit of miso.

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      Nanban-Kan Restaurant
      11330 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

      Sootbul Guirim Two Korean BBQ
      233 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

      1. if you like dansungsa, go to Prince. another korean joint but has a old school feel to it. red booths (a la Taylors on 8th street) and they are known for thier chicken....and of course full of korean beer and soju!

        1. Wurstkuche!!!

          Lots of great traditional bratwursts, kielbasas, rattlesnake hot dogs (!) and some Pilipino sausages, German beerhall-style seating, many great beers on tap, great vibe. Easy on the pocketbook.