Kang HoDong Baekjeong is one of Koreatown’s most popular BBQ restaurants. While the meat and banchan are both very good, a meal here is a true test of patience as wait times fall in the two-hour range almost every day of the week. If you’re looking for a quintessential, rowdy BBQ atmosphere, Baekjeong's college student-filled space can’t be beat, but if you’re simply looking for great BBQ, there are other options in the area with half the wait.
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Hangari Bajirak Kalguksu
A very good soup spot in Koreatown, Hangari specializes in kalguksu, hand-cut noodle soup.
People are at Jinsol Gukbap in Koreatown for one thing: gukbap - a clear pork-broth 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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An everyday-looking spot on Western in Koreatown serving truly unique Korean food, Mister Bossam specializes in grilled pork ribs with cheese.
There’s a long menu at Jeon Ju in Koreatown, but you don’t need it. Just order the excellent short-rib bibimbap.
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