lunch meetings in koreatown
was hoping to get some suggestions for nice-ish restaurants to have lunch business meetings in koreatown.
it's going to be anywhere from 6-8 people, and we have to be able to talk. nice atmosphere is a plus since i'm paying and i want it to feel like a treat, but the food should be good too. korean or korean-chinese is preferred.
i was thinking along the lines of the dragon, which is pretty good for this type of thing, i think. any other suggestions?
Depends on the audience, but for a business lunch I would probably avoid kbbq-centric places. I, for one, would be tempted to go w/ bbq anyway, and it could get awkward sharing a grill with a business associate/partner/client/colleague/candidate/etc... unless you get the kitchen to grill for you instead, which is always an option.
Haven't been in a while but Yong Su San has private rooms of varying sizes that would be perfect for a business lunch.
Chung Dam does bbq well but also has a fairly extensive non-bbq menu, so would be a good option.
Genwa, a bit farther afield, but still a manageable distance from most parts of ktown, is nice and the food is quite good.
A more casual (but still clean & bright) option would be O Jang Dong. I've visited this place 4 times in 6 weeks. It's really cheap but the food is legit. A bit more home-cooking than special occasion kind of place, but I really like it. Will post a proper review later. Used to be on Olympic, now on 3rd x Normandie.
Yong Su San Restaurant
950 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
5115 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036