One of the more modern-looking KBBQ spots, Nubiani has higher prices and smaller portions compared to most places in the neighborhood. You get to the dining room via an elevator in a lobby that probably looked exactly the same in 1977. The long, narrow room is crowded, loud, and mostly dark except for spotlights that make you feel like you’re on an operating table. You’ll get some high-quality banchan to start your meal, and the extremely tender marinated short rib is one of the best in Koreatown. Skip the squid and beef pancake, but not the spicy cold buckwheat noodles that perfectly compliment all the hot and fatty grilled meat.

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