I have to drive up to LA for some errands and I’m looking for someplace to eat during lunch in Koreatown on a weekday where I can take advantage of the weekday lunch time to get a lower price for a delicious meal.
Not knowing a lot about all the different places in Koreatown, I’m leaning towards Park’s BBQ because that’s the place I’ve heard good things about. But, I also know its expensive and I thought lunch would be a good way to try their dishes.
It seems, however, that their lunch specials wouldn’t include the grilled meat that they’re famous for. Would it still be worthwhile to go to Park’s for lunch without trying their grilled meat?
Yes Park’s BBQ has a separate lunch menu that doesn’t include their delicious meats. However, a gem on their lunch menu is the Kalbi Tang, which is a soup made with short rib. It’s maybe the best version in all of Ktown. At ~$10, it’s an absolute bargain.
Another great lunch special option is at Kobawoo. You get a portion of their famous bossam w/ soy bean soup for ~$15.
If it makes any difference, I’m also meeting up with two other people for lunch. The other two just moved to LA so I don’t want to pick a place too expensive.
Does Park’s BBQ serve the Kalbi Tang everyday as a lunch special, or is it one of those rotating lunch specials where you don’t know what will be a lunch special until you get there? If there’s 3 people for lunch, what are some other recommended lunch specials for Park’s other than the Kalbi Tang?
What’s Kobawoo’s lunch price for their bossam? I couldn’t find their webpage, but menupages list their lunch bossam w/miso stew at $10. What else would you get at Kobawoo after the bossam- the bulogi and dotori, acorn noodles?
And, has anybody here tried Mapo Kkak Doo Gee Restaurant?
I find the seafood bibimbap at Gamja Bawi and Jeon Ju to be the most satisfying lunch options. I don’t know how much they cost, but they are ~ $10. At Jeon Ju, it comes with a bunch of panchan. At Gamja Bawi, not so much.