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May 10, 2010 01:34 PM

Park's Korean: Rec's and Prices

I moved from L.A. 13 years ago and will be visiting in June; when I lived In L.A. I always went to Soot Bull Jeep. I've heard that Park's is much better (?), but they have no prices online.

Could I get some specific recommendations and a general price guide?

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

Soot Bull Jeep
3136 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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  1. short rib is a must
    $28 or so

    also really like the spicy buckwheat noodles, a bargain @ 8 bucks

    Most meats are about $22 - $30, averaging about $25/item

    Mushroom I think is about $15 bucks, not worth it IMHO with only 2 people, a must get with 4 people.

    We generally run ~30-40pp after tip/alcohol, buying (# of patrons - 1) meat items + spicy buckwheat noodles. We've never left hungry.

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    1. re: ns1

      Good advice. I'd only add that I prefer the "marinated" versions of the meats to the non-marinated.

      1. re: a_and_w

        I usually prefer unmarinated versions, however Park's marinated shortrib is easily the best I've had...anywhere.

    2. ns1 is right about the prices..the most expensive is the wagyu ~$32 which is worth it IMO. Just a gush of beef juice with every bite. But the best is the marinated galbi. Usually I'm not into the marinated meats since most places make the marinade overly sweet. This one is perfect. Pork belly is good, but you gotta cook it right. Galbi soup with ginseng is really good. I've heard good things about the yukhwe, which is the korean version of beef tartar, but haven't gotten around to it. The shrimp pajun (korean pancake) is also one of the better versions around ktown.

      1. Kobe beef, prime short ribs, Bulgogi and if you don't want to overdose on all that beef, a platter of Pork X would be a nice counterbalance.

        Budget around 40-45/person.

        1. $43 bucks for plate of Wagyu, enough to feed two with all the fixin's