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Looking for Good Korean BBQ in Pasadena

craig517 Jun 16, 2010 01:44 PM

I am looking for an authentic Korean BBQ in Pasadena area.

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  1. Servorg RE: craig517 Jun 16, 2010 01:54 PM

    Look no further... ;-D> (K town is not that far away)

    You could try:

    Ka-San Korean BBQ
    3115 Foothill Boulevard
    La Crescenta, CA 91214-2691
    (818) 249-5500

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      thestratbrat RE: craig517 Jun 16, 2010 02:01 PM

      Eh...good luck with that. I think the closest you'll come is Gyu-Kaku in Old Town - a Japanese take on Korean BBQ with awesome happy hour prices. Or Cham Bistro near Lake Ave - not BBQ per se, but it has kalbi/bulgogi and really fresh-tasting, well-prepared California/Korean dishes.
      If you're looking for authentic, you can get to K-Town from Pasadena in less than a half hour. Just make the drive; it's worth it.

      1. ipsedixit RE: craig517 Jun 16, 2010 04:35 PM

        Not necessarily all that authentic, but the best of the group is probabaly Yong Dong Tofu in nearby Arcadia (in the Pavilions shopping center).

        1. martyR RE: craig517 Jun 16, 2010 08:08 PM

          La Crescenta has turned into quite the mini-Koreatown. A few BBQ places have appeared on Foothill, but I've not been to any of them yet. They also have a couple good Korean markets there. I buy my Kimchi ingredients at one by the giant church.

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