955 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9000634.053812 -118.291961
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Wilshire Center / Koreatown
Everyone has their favorite Korean place in LA, and this BBQ is mine. You get all the intense seasoning and searing of the most authentic Korean grills, but with a much better level of meat. The combination is pure nitro!
This place is known to be a bit pricer but it's well worth the splurge. Amazing selection of high-quality meats and good banchan (my favorite part).
All the decor of down-and-dirty all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue joints with the high-end meats of their more upscale siblings.
Park's bbq in LA – I love Korean bbq dinner, usually dine out in Rowland Heights area, my son came back home for the Christmas break and suggest me this place last they had dinner here with his friends, apparently he had different view with what I experienced last night. Meat is in the class, but the side dishes is the WORSTI HAVE EVER HAD in all Korean restaurant I went, they came out no colors, no tasty, overdone and over cook the vege, service is lousy and I think the problem was they do not understand my english at all, and they prefer to serve the Korean speaking customers even sit after than us. The steak I ordered is $32 an order, which comes with only one piece, I could have 2 pcs for $29 (same quality) in Rowland Heights area, it is a rip off for sure. and I am surprised that they are almost full house last night, I am stunned. what is going on this place, possibly they do not treat well to the aisans who are not speaking Korean, it is the only reason i could think of.
amazing BBQ – Amazing BBQ. I try to go at least once a month for my Korean meat fix and i walk out fully satisfied every time. Delcious.
best korean bbq in CA – i go here for my BEEF fix. better than bbq in korea! whenever i'm in l.a., i make sure to get a group of people to gorge on amazing bbq. the side dishes are delicious too. down everything down with soju.
Best korean bbq in LA – We've been to way too many korean bbq restaurants and Park's is definitely the best. They're clean, and have nice roomy comfortable seating areas. Great and fast services from all the friendly servers. Their marinated beef ribs are to die for, juicy and tender. Everyone I know also love their bul gol gi. Food is average priced. Maybe a couple dollars more than the average korean bbq restaurant but definitely worth it, you get a good amount of food. Soot bul jeep's food is comparable, but there are actually parking spots and valet at Park's. And, you don't smell AS bad afterwards.
Too expensive for what it's worth – We've been to several korean bbq and love the food. After reading the reviews online, we thought Park's bbq would be a good place to try. The place had valet parking, which we didn't like so we parked on the street. Once viewing the menu, we were shocked to see how expensive the meat were ($20 and above). Although we wanted to walk out, we decided to stay, thinking maybe the food would be worth the cost. We ordered a plate of beef short ribs (small portion) and bulgogi (good portion). Both meat were about average quality. The side dishes were a disappointment. One of our favorite aspect of korean bbq is the side dishes- different things to nibble on while waiting for the meat to cook and to eat along with the meat. But I found the pickled veggies, squid, and kimchi were drenched in spice. Don't get me wrong, I love korean spicy flavor, but the veggies were literally soaked in plates of red sauce, and too mushy in texture. We were also disappointed not to get free salad to go along with the meal, which is a common practice among other korean bbq places we went to. Service was okay. Waitress insisted they turn the meat for us, once taking the tong out of my boyfriend's hand without asking him. Gentle manner would've been nice. Overall, we spent about $55 for two just on the meat alone, with no extra dishes or drinks. The food quality wasn't worth the money. We are going back to our usual places.
Great BBQ! – Sure you smell like BBQ, but it's worth it. The quality of meat was excellent - try the Kobe not marinated, light tasty, and cooked perfectly. The services was quick and friendly.
Belligerent indecent behavior is apparently allowed here. Will never go back. – We just had dinner there tonight. No doubt the food is good, but we will never return again. An angry male customer harassed us about being too noisy. Literally yelling "shut up" and pointing angrily at us. Then he attempted to approach our table to do who knows what.. We couldn't quite understand being that this is a fairly noisy restaurant. We were definitely disappointed in the manager who didn't do anything about it. He just apologized for the belligerent man's behavior, but honestly, who wants to go to a restaurant where this type of behavior is allowed. We were the ones that had to leave. Apologizing profusely isn't the solution-sure it diffuses the situation, but it doesn't make us ever want to come back. Too bad this one customer ruined our entire experience and management allowed it. Drunk people shouldn't be allowed to harass other customers. We understand it's K town, but a line must be drawn somewhere.
Best KBBQ in the U.S. – This is probably the best KBBQ in this country...
The only place I think is better is in Korea.
The best quality meat - kot deung shim (flower beef) is unreal so is the cha dol bae gi (brisket), and the pork dishes as well.
Also some of the best Pa Jun (seafood pancakes) and galbi tang (short rib beef soup and rice) in town as well.
And the service is great.
Best of K-Town – First of all, all Korean BBQ's will make your clothes smell. YOU ARE GRILLING INDOORS. But if you want the best quality meat, this is the place to eat. While most non-Asians enjoy the flavor of marinated Galbi, I really suggest the unmarinated Galbi or (sseng galbi). You can really see and taste the quality of the meat. The real charcoal grill makes all the difference. For pork lovers, try the unmarinated Tokyo X (best quality, thick slices of pork belly). It will be worth the wait, as it has gotten more and more crowded everytime I go.
ISO Korean BBQ – Four of us went to Parks BBQ on Olympic and Vermont over Spring Break. Three of the four consider ourselves Korean cuisine connoisseurs. Parks have different kinds of kalbi. We ordered the one that is marinated. We ordered 3 of these and a tofu claypot. The marinated kalbi was extremely tender and cooked to perfection (one of the great benefits of Korean BBQ). Quantity was rather amazing. Looking back we should have only ordered 2 kalbi dinners and tofu for 4 persons. One portion can feed two persons easily. Prices are predictably high. Place is clean and service is good. Highly recommended.
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