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Soowon Galbi

856 S Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90005 (Central L.A)
(213) 365-9292
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Ranked #275 of 8,552 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Korean
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Ate here last night with my wife and son. They were very busy. We had reservations and were seated within 10 minutes. They actually do the cooking right at your table. We had beef prepared 3 different ways. The staff was very nice and attentive in spite of how busy they were. Parking is not great but they have valet.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Clean restaurant with comfy booths. Enjoyed a wonderful variety of banchan, good quality meat... and awesome service! Our waiter checked on us several times to make sure we had everything we needed (without being annoying) and brought each course of meat in a timely manner. I thought we would be pushing the button a bunch of times for drinks/banchan/meat... but... More

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van nuys
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Ok, now I am a Korean cuisine lover. Goodbye Chinese. Good it's simple, cooked to order, delicious. All the side dishes are complimentary.

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midwest
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We ate here in October 2013 and loved it. This was my first time trying Korean BBQ. I took my daughter and her friend at 5:45 pm on a Friday night and we only had to wait about 15 minutes; we must have been very lucky that day. We did use the valet parking since the regular spots were filled.... More

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montreal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

In Montreal, we only have a few good Korean bbq restaurants; so when we came in LA, my family decided to try Soowon Galbi. Really authentic, the food was not salty, so you don't feel dehydrated after eating. The seasoning were all good. My family enjoyed the dining experience. The price was reasonable. The staff was attentive to the needs... More

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Queens, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I don't like to down anyone's experience or nip pick on any business but I just couldn't let this one go. As my husband and I were in Los Angeles on vacation from Queens, New York and were on our last day in California last week. We were craving some Korean food and I found this establishment on Yelp. We... More

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Went with family for a late lunch and had a really great experience. The meat supplied for the BBQ was of excellent quality and that was the most important thing to me. The service was helpful, and regularly attended our table to help with the bbq and cut the meat, they were clearly aware we were newbies to Korean food.... More

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Juan-les-Pins, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Love this place. One of my favorite korean barbecue in L.A. - Great service / FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AND MELLOw - Love their sides, quality, original, delicious - good food and good deal

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I grew up in southern CA and have had hundreds of korean bbq meals, this place is hands down the best joint in all of southern CA. This place is definitely not about quantity, so if you're looking for all you can eat there are different places to try. The quality of the meats are top notch and the service... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I'm glad our nephew eats in Korea town regularly. Otherwise we wouldn't have found this place and wouldn't have known what to order. But really it's very simple. A good supply of high quality meat, sliced to just the right thickness to cook on your own table-top gas-fired BBQ together with a variety of veges. Really, really tasty. Better than... More

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