My SO is on a constant low-carb diet, where he treats pasta, other noodles, bread and dumplings as demonic substances that will do horrible things to his body and soul. He will occasionally indulge me, and Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions. We usually have two celebrations - one somewhat upscale (we’re going to Animal for the first time the weekend after next), and one more casual, where he lets me choose a place where I can get my carb fix.
For this weekend, I’m trying to find a place in Koreatown, or all points west, that meets the following criteria:
–has really good noodles or dumplings;
–does not require you wait more than 10 minutes to get seated - my SO will indulge me, but not if he has to wait for a long time; and
–is open between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm (it’s a long story, but that’s when we tend to eat on the weekend)
The foregoing criteria seem to rule out some of the best ramen or dumpling restaurants (like Din Tai Fung), but I’ve seen some posts about good Korean dumpling or noodle houses. Of course, if there are other places that serve really good Asian dumplings or noodles that don’t have really long waits, we’d be interested as well.
as always, thanks in advance!