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Soowon Galbi
Korean Restaurant$
Today 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
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856 Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90005
856 Vermont AvenueUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90005
(213) 365-9292soowongalbi.net
$Korean RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
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Korean BBQ fans fire up combo plates of beef short ribs & pork belly with sides in a comfy setting.- Google
"Impressive, and my korean friend says its the best korean bbq he's ever had."
"The service was attentive and the side dishes were refilled as requested."
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Sophia Rodriguez
in the last week
This place takes reservations yay! It's not all you can eat, but the meat quality is good. Unlike other KBBQ places, they don't have the small dishes set up when you sit down to eat - they bring them out later and then you play the whole game of making space on your table of food. My sisters were ok with this place - we ordered the 4 person combo and they wished there was more marinated meat in the combo. Parking is really bad - either valet or uber it. The meal ended up costing ~$50/person (including soju + beer).
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Desaray Galvez
4 months ago
The food is amazing and beautiful place! Great people too, so sweet.
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Wilson Kwong
a year ago
Came here on a Monday night and it was so not packed at first, but had more people come in after. I have to say the service was so not up to par compared to other places I been, especially when they are on the pricey side; they suck. However, I notice that the workers treat other customers better than they did to us in that they were more attentive and the workers brought what the others asked for way faster (10 minutes to refill salad!!). We waited and even had to asked twice for the lettuce to wrap (its upon request)!! Our thoughts were that we both look young (which was true) and they really didn't take care of our needs. Dude, they didn't even look towards our table, like we never existed. Other tables (Korean and non-Korean) we noticed the whole time we were there were treated with better customer services.... older couples or a big family. One word: OLDER!! Food on the other hand were on pricey side, but were not sooo good as other Yelpers stated; We ordered their signature dish (Soo Won Wang Galbi) and beef ribs; I had better marinated galbi for that price or even cheaper. The galbi was a little too sweet for me in that I did not really enjoy it. Beef ribs were of good quality, but for about $30 for a few pieces of meat, I did expect that. However, I do commend them on the numerous side dishes that were actually tasty and some that you don't find in other Korean restaurant. Also, remember to bring change for the valet ($2) and to tip the guy..although I did tip the waiters for their bad service also. Recommended for OLDER couples or family..but not for young looking people like us.
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Paul Lee
a year ago
My girlfriend introduced me to this place. It has some of the most flavorful and tender marinated kalbi I've ever had. The pork belly and korean pancake (pajeon) here are also must orders. I know people think all-you-can-eat KBBQ is the way to go, but I prefer better quality meat and service over stuffing myself silly. Either way, hanging out in Ktown with friends and ending in drunkenness and food coma is always a good time.
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Stanley Montano
a month ago
My entire party of 8 was borderline hangry when we came here at 2 pm on a Friday so I don't remember exactly what was ordered only that food needed to be ordered, stat. Everyone enjoyed the meats and the japchae. Also, the side dishes were very tasty! The sesame oil dipping sauce was so addicting. They said it was just sesame oil with salt and pepper but I don't believe it. The service was attentive and the side dishes were refilled as requested. No complaints except he forgot one of our dishes but it worked out cuz we were full by the time we realized it. I still like Kang Hodong Baekjeong more but if I ever find myself closer to this location I would come again.
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Ask Jighead
a year ago
I love their fresh meat selection and this beef stew that they have. It can be a pricy at about $80 for two people, but good stuff comes at a price. Remember the first time you had ruth's chris or maestro's steakhouse? This is like that for korean bbq. Once you've had a taste of the real good stuff, the AYCE kbbq stuff will just be "ok" forever. So think twice about eating here because it will ruin your taste buds in a good way.
SpikeN Ike
a year ago
Alright, DON'T EVER COME TO THIS PLACE. EVERYTHING SEEMS OVERPRICED. THE WAY THEY TREAT PEOPLE IS MESSED UP. THE AMOUNT OF FOOD THEY SERVE IS SOOOO LESS COMPARED TO ITS PRICE. EVERYTHING THEY SERVE COMES SOOO SLOWLY (lazy as f**k). THEY ARE JUST BUSY TO CHAT WITH EACH OTHER. FOOD TASTES SO BAD. THEY WOULDN'T REFILL THE WATER UNLESS THEY WERE ASKED TO. THEY SERVE TO THE WRONG PLACES. I DON'T SEE A REASON WHY THE PEOPLE EVEN MANAGE TO GIVE MORE THAN THREE STARS TO THIS CRAPPY AS SH*T RESTAURANT. MAYBE MOST OF THEM WERE ASKED TO. NOT COMING TO PLACE EVER AGAIN.
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Marcus Lo
7 months ago
The meat is really good here. LEGIT Food: QUALITY - my group ordered a set A and a set B Service: So I had to call this place a million times before my first visit because my party size kept fluctuating. I probably talked to everyone that worked there over the phone and they were all nice still. When i finally got there it was no different Parking: I ended up parking on the street. There is valet. Not bad.