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Park's BBQ

Central L.A
Barbecue, Korean
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955 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006-1647
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Korea town's finest

Ate way too much, some of the best Korean BBQ I've ever had, and most of Los Angeles agrees based upon the photos on the walls.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Christopher L
Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The quality of the meat was evident, even the less expensive, marinated cuts. The multide of side dishes was great, with unique tastes and textures. Service was friendly and helpful, even with a bit of a language barrier. They would get another star if you were allowed to linger over and appreciate your meal. Food comes to the table at... More 

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ate way too much, some of the best Korean BBQ I've ever had, and most of Los Angeles agrees based upon the photos on the walls.

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United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Came here with friends (first time) when visiting LA. The food, service, and atmosphere was great! A little on the expensive side for the portion and quality. The waiters will serve and cook the meat for you at your table.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My boyfriend loves yukke and finding it is really hard. We came to this restaurant mainly because it had yukke, but we were extremely glad we did because it was a chill experience the side dishes are awesome, specially the the salad. I order a tofu stew with shrimp, unfortunately........... They didn't clean the shrimp( that were tiny) correctly and... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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147 reviews 147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

On a second visit, things have changed. Most importantly, the food (meat and banchan) remain the same, pricey but good quality and well-seasoned. This time, we had a Justin Bieber wannabe for a waiter with an attitude to match. It really made for an unpleasant meal to have a young punk with no discernible achievements other than being a waiter... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

You cook your meat and veggie over a BBQ set on your table. You can do your own seasoning or order ones that are already marinated. The price is reasonable like most family restaurants, service is quick and efficient. The quality of meat and veggie is excellent. Portions are generous and the Korean beer goes down well with the BBQ.... More 

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Redwood City, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The place was very good except for the first waiter who really was not courteous and could care less about making the waiting time enjoyable for the guests. However, the rest of the experience and service was awesome. The food is authentic and very diverse. My advice is to either do a reservation or don't show up very hungry because... More 

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New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I recently had dinner at Park's BBQ with my son and his girlfriend. We had reservations for dinner, which is very much recommended. We had a beef dish and a pork dish, both of which were very tasty. We also got an octopus hot pot, which was spicy and also very tasty. Service was extremely attentive and friendly. It was... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It's kind of like upscale native Korean food. The BBQ at your table is fun, the portions are insanely large, and it's always fun. It doesn't remind me that much of Seoul; the food is honestly too good because the quality of ingredients is far beyond most of the cheap restaurants in South Korea. Great experience and the portions and... More 

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful Korean barbecue cooked Korean style at the table. Delicious. Fresh. We also had BBQ vegetables and mushrooms (some I've never seen before). A bit expensive for lunch but very reasonable for dinner. Parking lot packed but valet available. If you are in Korea Town then worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 955 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006-1647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 213-380-1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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