If you are looking for authentic Korean food, look no further than Koreatown, especially if you want to enjoy some delicious Korean BBQ. But with all the restaurants around the area, it might be hard to figure out where to go. Lucky for you, we’ve made things easy for you. Here are 3 top rated Korean BBQ restaurants in Koreatown.
Genwa is top rated because it serves some of the highest quality beef around. Not only are their beef selections top notch, they also offer a wide variety of banchan, or small food dishes served alongside rice. There are many of these tasty dishes to choose from, so feel free to experiment as it is likely that whatever you order will be delicious. At Genwa, the Kot sal, which is boneless short ribs, are especially recommended. If you are feeling exceptionally brave, consider trying to the tongue. Genwa is located at 5115 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Kang Hodong Baekjeong often has a long line to get in that will take you around an hour to get sat, but the wait is actually worth it. A little different from other Korean BBQ places, Kang Hodong Baekjeong offers table-side beef handlers, which means you don’t have to cook the meat yourself. In addition they have refillable dipping trays that you can fill with everything from kimchi to corn. We recommend the pork neck, which might sound weird, but if you cook it right, it actually tastes like crispy bacon. Kang Hodong Baekjeong is located at 3465 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90020.
Chung Ki Wa is one of the few Korean BBQ restaurants around that actually offers black angus steak. Not only is their meat of an excellent quality, they also have a wide variety of side dishes at affordable prices. It doesn’t hurt that the overall ambiance of the restaurant is relaxed and clean as well. When you come here, be sure to bring your appetite as there is a large meat selection as well. Did we mention how affordable it is too? Chung Ki Wa is located at 3545 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles.
When you stay at a hotel near Koreatown, don't forget to try these delicious restaurants!