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Soowon Galbi

$$$
Central L.A
Barbecue, 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: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 0
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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
excellent k-bbq

We were considering going to the better-known Kang-ho-dong, but didn't want to wait. This place turned out to be better, I think (we've been to the one in Seoul). Got the combo 1, with some other dishes. The meat was incredibly good, and just kept coming, one plate after another, each better than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
yoonsunl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were considering going to the better-known Kang-ho-dong, but didn't want to wait. This place turned out to be better, I think (we've been to the one in Seoul). Got the combo 1, with some other dishes. The meat was incredibly good, and just kept coming, one plate after another, each better than the one before. The mul-naeng-myon was rave-worthy... More 

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Thank yoonsunl
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Being a Korean, I've been to a number of Korean BBQ places and this is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. We ordered one of the combos and the quality of meats was impressive. We took some out of town guests who had never had Korean BBQ before and they were thrilled. The ban chan (side dishes)... More 

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Thank Mystique777
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is our first time back to this place after 2 years. Since our first visit, we have been to many other Korean Bbq restaurants, so we now can compare this with others. We ordered the Combo 2 for the four of us, so we can sample different type of meats they serve. Taste-wise, this place compares well with others,... More 

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Thank r_gnr2003
Kansas City, USA
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122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We ate here while visiting our daughter --it was our first time dining at a Korean BBQ restaurant. We had no idea what to expect and we absolutely loved it. Because of heavy traffic we arrived 15 minutes late and they held our table for us. We ordered the Combo A for the four of us. The waiter did a... More 

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Thank opieks
Topanga, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Crave Korean barbecue? Soowon Galbi can and will fix that for you. We drove over an hour from the west valley in order to enjoy this return visit. Every bit of the meal, worth the time/effort. The sampling of starters, salads and their selection meats, all first rate, authentic fine examples of the style and cuisine. The restaurant is welcomely... More 

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Thank wylieState
Chicago, Illinois
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Great Korean bbq spot with great, high-quality beef! The service is fantastic - likely the best service I've gotten at a Korean BBQ joint in LA, as they don't pressure you and provide service with a smile! Recommend getting one of the combo meals (got combo A), which is a solid amount of food and is just easier to manage.... More 

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Thank Michael K
San Francisco, California
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Read so many reviews about Soonwon Galbi for quite sometime, and finally glad I made it. I suggest if you have a party of four, order their BBQ Combo B $90. It comes with soup, rice, salad and if I remember about five different meats. They also come with Korean side dishes that can be shared with all four persons... More 

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1 Thank Edwin R
Oak Park, California
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I took my son and four of his fraternity brothers for dinner. What a wonderful experience. The food was absolutely delicious! The service was excellent! We had the combo dinner for five people and added an additional meat (Soo Won Wang Galbi.) These are college students, and they can eat! And eat they did. All the sides were fresh and... More 

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Thank Bobbyoyo
Downey, California
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I came in thinking it was a typical all you can eat bbq. It's not. The prices seemed a little expensive but in reality an order can be easily for two. We were confused at the menu at first because the meats started at $40. So of course I went from thinking it was going to be all you can... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My daughter brought us here to this restaurant, Mind you, valet parking is cheap in this side of LA, only $2. The line was an hour + 15 mins though. But I have experienced that long lines means actually good food right? Well, I must tell you that the barbequed Korean beef here is out of this world. And the... More 

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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: Barbecue, Asian, Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?