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Feb 3, 2012 06:49 PM

KOREAN BBQ - soot bull jeep or chosun galbee

Which one?

Or is there an even better one in the neighborhood?

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  1. Depends on the Group that your with. If they want very good meat and a more upscale ( for lack of better words ) enviornment, I would choose Parks BBQ . If its a more fun Group looking for a very good time ( think loud music , flat screens on the wall with sports, music viedos etc ) along with VERY GOOD food as well, I would pick The Road to Seoul. ( I have been 5 times in the last year and it keeps on getting better there ) Great upscale AYCE with excellent quality and the side dishes are very good as well. ( egg soufle, pancake are included in the price which is $16.99 or $19.99 per person depending on the list you chose from ) In addition to meat in the AYCE they have Squid ( baby and whole ) and Head on Shrimp. Really a good place. Both Parks and The Road to Seoul are my both go to spots.. Banchan is equal at both as well..

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    1. re: Foodandwine

      Soot Bull Jeep and Parks are both good but expect long waits, especially with Parks.

      Road to Seoul is searingly loud with blaring techno obviously meant to drive you out of there in a hurry. The food was also very marginal, both as to the banchan and BBQ. It was all around a most unpleasant dining experience.

      Since Sa Rit Gol closed Genwa is my personal favorite (you'll wait there too but it's worth it).

      1. re: noshie

        I was told by a Korean coworker that Sa Rit Gol reopened in another location. Please bear in mind that I have personally not verified this, but she is one of my reputable sources.

        Mr Taster

        1. re: Mr Taster

          loved Sa Rit Gol. Wonder if they have the same name...
          well here's the address as of the wesite from december of 2011
          1144 S WESTERN AVE 105
          LOS ANGELES

          1. re: Jerome

            That Sa Rit Gol is unrelated. It's a very informal place best known for its breakfasts. The son of the family that ran the original Sa Rit Gol owns Biergarten, which is remarkably un-Sa Rit Gol-like.

            Sa Rit Gol was probably my favorite traditional Korean restaurant - wonderful banchan! Its spiritual descendants may be the Korean bistro-type restaurants like Soban and Seongbukdong with smallish, well-executed menus.