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elnora Oct 7, 2011 02:02 PM

hi -

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?

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    BSW6490 Oct 7, 2011 02:36 PM

    ChoSun Galbee is very good. Nice patio. A bit higher end. On Olympic in Koreatown.

    1. soniabegonia Oct 7, 2011 07:52 PM

      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.

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      Yong Su San Restaurant
      950 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

      Genwa
      5115 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        elnora Oct 10, 2011 05:28 PM

        thanks for the suggestions, guys!

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        1. re: elnora
          TonyC Oct 11, 2011 11:44 AM

          I think Chung Dam is plenty nice, as is So Hyang. If you're OK with "fusion", there's always Maitreya: http://sinosoul.com/2011/08/korean-fo...

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          Chung Dam Korean BBQ
          808 S Western Ave, #207, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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          cdub Oct 11, 2011 01:48 PM

          I'd recommend Bann. It's the new place that replaced Woo Lae Oak in ktown. Great room. Feels like a treat. Lots of free parking.

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          Woo Lae Oak Restaurant
          170 N La Cienega blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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