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Shik Do Rak

MEalcentric Jan 18, 2006 03:38 PM

What are the prices? Is it all you can eat? Also, are the LA and OC locations the same for price/quality/etc??

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    StivKaye Feb 12, 2007 10:19 AM

    The Shik Do Rak in Garden Grove is indeed very clean and cavernous and they have a nice kids area as well.

    The food is very good and the setting is a tad surreal with the artificial waterfalls and the Korean boy band looking waiters with the headsets-it's like you're dining in the middle of a Korean pop music video.

    Also, (for the DIY foodies) the said radish wrappers are available at nearly every major Korean market.

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      itzngoc Mar 3, 2008 01:47 PM

      HI StivKaye! My name is Ngoc, and new to chowhound... read a few of your descriptors and I'm interested in getting to know more. From the Bay and planning to hit Ktown and Garden Grove and places Mar 7, 8, 9... wondering if you have myspace... if u do please hit me up my email. itzngoc@yahoo.com thx....

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      smnyi78 Feb 11, 2007 08:38 PM

      There are many combo packages you can order. It comes with marinated Korean BBQ, brisket, intestines(if you're into that kind of stuff), and many more. It also comes with Korean Soju. It is a very inexpenisve rice wine that is traditional to Koreans. By the way, does any one know of any "food raves" in Los Angeles?

      1. dynamike Feb 11, 2007 08:36 PM

        I like this place for the radish wrapper as well.

        However, I (personally) wouldn't call it BBQ because the meat cooks on a skillet-type of contraption, and it doesn't meet any direct flame at all. Fyi. With the collecting fat/oil, it comes out more sauteed than BBQ'ed.

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          SRosie Feb 11, 2007 08:22 PM

          I went tonight for the first time. It was also only my 2nd time having Korean BBQ but it was very tasty and all the side dishes just added to the wonder.
          We split a 3 person combo between 4 of us and it was plenty. bill total was $70 plus tip.

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            marina Jan 19, 2006 12:04 PM

            way better than Manna...
            their dipping sauces rock!

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              jho789 Jan 18, 2006 06:41 PM

              The prices are generally around $20-$25. They are more famous for the unmarinated thin-cut meats. It is not all you can eat. I didn't know there was an OC location.

              Overall its excellent meat and I enjoy going there.

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                rabo encendido Jan 18, 2006 06:49 PM

                In my experience, that 20-25 smackers (actually around $28, I think) will get you the thin-cut meat, some kalbi, some pork belly, some soup to top off the meal, and a bottle of soju. Enough to feed two ravenous people, a very good value.

                This stands true of the LA location. Have not been to the Garden Grove outpost, but from perceptor's pix from an old review, it looked substantially nicer than the Ktown joint, and, hence, could possibly be pricier.

                I enjoy Shik Do Rak too.

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                  Perceptor Jan 18, 2006 06:56 PM

                  I prefer the Garden Grove one over the LA Ktown one.. garden grove is ALOT bigger and nicer.. price is same.. $20-25 per person will get you so much meat it might as well be all you can eat.. also.. Garden Grove has my fav pickled radish as wrapping which LA doesnt have...

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                    jaia Jan 18, 2006 08:13 PM

                    Oy...I have to second the radish wrapping. It's the best! I don't even think I've had it anywhere else - does anyone besides Shik Do Rak do it?

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                      dork Jan 18, 2006 09:35 PM

                      You should try Seolaksan on Beach Blvd in Stanton. They only have the radish wrappers, not the rice cake ones. The best thing about this place is that after you finish your meat, they cook kimchi fried rice for you on the stone grill! I hear this place is also well known for their duck stew, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet. Please report back if you do!

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                        Dommy! Jan 19, 2006 01:49 PM

                        Kobawoo offers it with certain dishes...


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                          tuttifrutti Mar 6, 2008 09:51 PM

                          lot of korean bbq places have it... ma dang sae on vermont and james woods (old 9th street) has it.

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