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I want to take my wife to K town for an authentic koreatown experience and try some bbq. we do NOT want an all you can eat joint...we want high quality and smaller portions so we can try a lot. I know a lot of these places the meat comes in very large portions so we wouldnt get to try a lot. Any recommendations? Also if they have a good bibimbop that would be great too. thanks!

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  1. Park's BBQ. Take home any leftovers and make bulgogi (or what ever your meat choice happens to be) burgers.

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

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    1. re: Servorg

      A second big YES to Park's BBQ. The best short ribs you'll ever eat. Great service. One of my favorite restaurants in all of Los Angeles, period.

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

      1. re: wienermobile

        And to quote J. Gold about Park's BBQ " the marinated galbi — short ribs, L.A.'s own signature cut — is magnificent here, the makings of a meat coma …"

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

      2. re: Servorg


        get the spicy buckwheat noodles.

      3. Actually, with just 2 people you might actually be best served by going to an AYCE place.

        At a place like Park's you'll end up actually spending more per person to get the same variety at an AYCE place.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          however, the quality of the cuts served at ayce joints do not compare with places like parks, soowon, chosun, etc.

          1. re: wilafur

            No doubt. But in order to order both Pork X, bulgogi and whatever else for just 2 people, you'll end up spending a fortune and being left with a king's ransom of marinated Korean pork and beef. It's just a tradeoff, I suppose.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              agreed....it is indeed a trade off. last time i went to chosun, it was $90 for two people...without booze. ouch. but wow, the galbi was damn good. haha.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                I guess it also depends on how much you can eat. I'm almost ashamed to admit this but the last time my wife and I went, we got the Pork X, bulgogi and galbi. No leftovers, we ate it all along with most of the banchan and several refills of the rice wrapper. Surprisingly we were not uncomfortably full. We both had a long work day and hadn't eaten much. We were also taking our time eating and talking and were there for over two hours. I'd say if you were the type able to eat a 16 oz steak along with some sides and appetizers at a steakhouse, you could probably do two types of meat easily at Park's. A third would definitely fill you up and maybe there might be some leftovers.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  the gf and I are content with ordering 1 meat + spicy buckwheat noodles from Park's and escape for less than $40.

                  1. re: ns1

                    We ended up going to soowon and loved it...quality and service was great and it was clean and the banchan was truly delicious! thanks all