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Seafood Paradise Koreatown

FallingLeaves Jul 27, 2013 08:48 PM

I notice a new korean restaurant across from the Koreatown Galleria. Their parking lot seems to be full at 5:30 this evening.
Googling indicated that is is a grilled seafood place.
Has anyone been?

1040 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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  1. PeterCC RE: FallingLeaves Jul 27, 2013 08:50 PM

    This sounds like the restaurant my parents read about in the Chinese paper when they were in town. It was Chinese place, not Korean, but was in Koreatown. Not sure if its the same place that you're talking about.

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    1. re: PeterCC
      FallingLeaves RE: PeterCC Jul 28, 2013 12:53 AM

      I cannot tell if it is Chinese or Korean. But googling this place shows pictures of grilled seafood similar to the style of Jae Bu Do, a Korean grilled seafood place.
      My last experience at Jae Bu Do as an novice was enjoyable limited to the grilled live abalone and oyster that was cooked table-side by our waitress. For the rest of our meal that included several types of clams, shrimps, octopus, squid and fish etc were super-overcooked by us to an un-chewable state. As in BBQed kelbi and bulgogi, we aimed for a nice char.
      For the future, any advise as to how to properly grill seafood at these Korean seafood BBQ restaurants is appreciated.

      1. re: FallingLeaves
        blimpbinge RE: FallingLeaves Jul 28, 2013 01:48 AM

        The pics look pretty good. I'll drop by the next time I'm in the area.

        It doesn't look like chinese style, but chinese people are everywhere and do everything. Wouldn't be surprised heh

        1. re: blimpbinge
          Servorg RE: blimpbinge Jul 28, 2013 04:14 AM

          If my wife walks in to this place and sees this http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/seafoo... on the grill I might as well just voluntarily go sleep on the couch for the next week... (g)

          1. re: Servorg
            Porthos RE: Servorg Jul 28, 2013 09:38 AM

            Scallop with roe! Worth sleeping on the couch I say... ;-)

            1. re: Porthos
              Servorg RE: Porthos Jul 28, 2013 09:48 AM

              We would have no row over the roe, scalloped or otherwise. But if she got a gander at those tentacled critters on the grill my goose would be cooked...

        2. re: FallingLeaves
          soniabegonia RE: FallingLeaves Jul 28, 2013 09:31 AM

          It's korean alright..the korean characters say "charcoal grill: clam heaven." I guess seafood paradise sounds a little less cheesy. Those clams in yelp pics are ginormous! <shudder> but I'd be all over those squids.

          1. re: soniabegonia
            TonyC RE: soniabegonia Jul 28, 2013 05:09 PM

            clam heaven: James Deen's new (see food) porn.

            all the cool Ktown kids are at EMC right now. cuz, really, "Korean" grilled seafood is insipid & monotonous as hell.

            1. re: TonyC
              bulavinaka RE: TonyC Jul 28, 2013 05:15 PM

              >>clam heaven: James Deen's new (see food) porn.<<

              Not judging. Likewise, don't judge that I get the joke. Moreover, thanks for typing in a low enough grade level that I can comprehend.

              1. re: bulavinaka
                soniabegonia RE: bulavinaka Jul 28, 2013 06:12 PM

                Im glad to have no idea what any of this means

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