If you want a Korean BBQ spot with high-quality meat and a party atmosphere, but shorter wait times than Park’s or Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, Soowon Galbi is the place to go. On a Friday night, you’ll see business dinners that involve multiple bottles of soju (per person), birthday celebrations, and going-away parties that probably result in some missed flights. It’s also more affordable than other places with meat this good - the Combo B is $115 and comes with enough beef and pork to feed a group of four.
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Hangari Bajirak Kalguksu
A very good soup spot in Koreatown, Hangari specializes in kalguksu, hand-cut noodle soup.
Soot Bull Jeep
One of the only barbecue spots in Koreatown that still only uses coal, Soot Bull Jeep specializes in baby back ribs that are sweet and tender.
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The Corner Place
The Corner Place is a Koreatown staple known for giant bowl of dong chi mi gook soo, a cold noodle soup.
Ahgassi Gopchang is a rowdy, smoky BBQ spot in Koreatown with excellent grilled meat.
Hyesung Noodle House
Hyesung Noodle House in Koreatown is the first U.S. outpost of a Seoul institution where ordering is simple - you get the kalguksu.
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Dong Il Jang
Dong Il Jang in Koreatown has a steakhouse feel, and serves excellent table-grilled gui (ribeye).
Myung In Dumplings
Myung In serves massive Korean dumplings in a strip-mall storefront in Koreatown.
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