Korean food near Studio City?
The only thing I miss about living in Hollywood is being relatively close to Korean BBQ. Now I'm in Studio City and I can't seem to find any Korean food close by. Am I wrong? Any Korean places (BBQ or not) near Studio City, Sherman Oaks or North Hollywood?
And no, Sorabol in the Fashion Square Mall and Seoul Korean in Burbank don't cut it...
There's Duk Su Jang in Van Nuys
A lot of people go there for the AYCE Korean BBQ, which is apparently all right. I usually go for the fish me-un-tang (hot stews). Banchan are pretty good, but my (Korean) mom suspects they use MSG, because it tastes too good.
My favorite Korean place in the Valley is Cho-un (Evergreen). It's a little farther west than you want, but it's really great. It's run by a couple of Korean ahjummas and the food is like what your mom would make. They have Korean BBQ, but their sullungtang (beef bone stew with tripe) is outstanding. I also like their fish stews (mehuntang) and squid (ohjinguh bokkum). There's also an AYCE BBQ place next door that's always full, but the people in the know usually go to Evergreen. It's in the same complex as a Korean supermarket.
There's also a BCD Tofuhouse and Noodle Place near Hayvenhurst (I think). Otherwise, you should probably just go to K-Town like cdub says.
They're opening up a new Korean BBQ joint in the same plaza that Hayat's Kitchen is in (NoHo).
I have no information other than the sign that I saw.
You can always go to HK Market, there's a little restaurant inside that's decent. Much better than Seoul Korean (although that's not saying much)