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Soowon Galbi

$$$
Central L.A
Asian, Korean
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856 S Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 365-9292
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great To Have Korean BBQ Again!

My Family and I went to Soowon Galbi in Korea Town around 5:35pm and parked along the street (Francis Ave) and with our luck, we had 38 mins left on the meter cause by 6pm we didn't need to put anymore coins. It was perfect timing cause the restaurant was almost practically empty until after 6pm it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Danh K
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My Family and I went to Soowon Galbi in Korea Town around 5:35pm and parked along the street (Francis Ave) and with our luck, we had 38 mins left on the meter cause by 6pm we didn't need to put anymore coins. It was perfect timing cause the restaurant was almost practically empty until after 6pm it was packed plus... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Having grown up in L.A. and having traveled frequently to Seoul for work, I can say that this place is the real deal. The quality of meat and side dishes are excellent. The food is very current. Good service and excellent food. I don't necessarily agree with the three dollar signs. I think is reasonably priced for the quantity and... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Soowon provided me and my family great value and amazing service. We had 4 people in the family so we ordered Combo B, which was enough to feed all of us. It only costs $90 and it was delicious. For $90 in Korean BBQ restaurant isn't enough to feed 4 guests, but Soowon proved that wrong. Great value, great... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Small place. Tables for 6 have a gas grill in the center of each table. To our pleasant surprise we did NOT have to cook! The staff is amazing! They are all running around serving, food and cooking at nonspecific tables - if they walk by your table and your food needs turning or cutting, they stop and do it!... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Went for korean BBA. Thought it was too pricey until they brought out the 12 side dishes and meat. We could have fed easily a family of six with the two orders we had. One of chicken the other brisket. Great meal.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Best galbi in town! Beef quality was top notch. Their pork neck meat was marbled and a bit crunchy in a good way, you roll it up in a paper thin slice of radish, so good! The side dishes were ample, we could eat that and be full without the meat! Will definitely go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The setting is inauspicious, in a strip mall next to a coin operated laundromat. Parking is tight with a valet who manages to find a spot for everyone. This is not an all you can eat place, but we sure didn't leave hungry. Meat is all prime. We went with Option B, which includes five different meats, all of which... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What more can I say about this Korean BBQ then I have put in the title? I found this place on Yelp, & I found it to be one of the best Korean barbecue places I have ever been to in my life. Absolutely spectacular food and the prices were very reasonable. Next time I'm in LA I'm definitely going... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A short walk south of Wilshire, this place had some "curb appeal" that attracted the Korean in our group, apart from the other eating establishments closeby. Smallish place so expect a lineup, staff hustle and bring the good portions of meat for table BBQ. The small side dishes came with the rice wraps, a Vietnamese touch? To make little ad... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Always heard Korean BBQ in LA rocked. Soo won solidified it! Ban chan was awesome. Esp loved the cilantro kimchee. Service was great. They didn't have a bar so they made us a makeshift bar using a serving tray and stand. Only bummer was that they ran out of dduk wraps and Hite.

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Additional Information about Soowon Galbi

Address: 856 S Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone Number: (213) 365-9292
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Asian, Korean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 856 S Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (213) 365-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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