LA Koreatown’s Best Spots for BBQ

Koreatown in Los Angeles is one of the densest urban areas in the United States. It’s packed with people, coffee shops, designer boutiques, markets, and nightclubs, but the restaurants—some of which are open 24 hours—are its biggest draw. So who has the best Korean barbecue? Here’s an alphabetical list of top spots from Chowhound.

CHOSUN GALBEE
3330 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles
323-734-3330

This venerated restaurant is upscale and pricey, but the high-quality meats and panchan are worth every penny.
#1 on map

DWIT GOL MOK/DGM
3101 West 8th Street, Los Angeles
213-388-0067

Famous for its bo ssam (steamed pork wrapped in lettuce or cabbage) and fried chicken wings, this busy, Korean-style pub also does barbecue. Beware the large smoking section on the terrace.
#2 on map

GENWA
5115 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
323-549-0760

Recently expanded, this go-to spot dishes out over 20 panchan plates. Go for the barbecue, but don’t miss the bibimbap!
#3 on map

MOO DAE PO
936 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles
213-386-9292

Another great choice for all-you-can-eat barbecue. Choose from the $20, $25, or $30 barbecue tiers.
#4 on map

PARK'S BBQ
955 South Vermont Avenue Suite G, Los Angeles
213-380-1717

Head here for high-quality cuts of meat and impressive service. Try the seasoned boneless beef short ribs, spicy black cod, and shrimp on the grill.
#5 on map

ROAD TO SEOUL
1230 S Western Avenue, Los Angeles
323-731-9292

One of K-Town’s most popular all-you-can-eat establishments. It's busy and raucous—perfect for larger gatherings and celebrations.
#6 on map

SOOT BULL JEEP
3136 West 8th Street, Los Angeles
213-387-3865

More affordable barbecue, but you may leave smelling a bit like coal smoke. Chowhounds recommend the eel and shrimp.
#7 on map

Photo by Park’s BBQ/Facebook


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