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“If you are really hungry come here!”
Review of Moodaepo II

Moodaepo II
Ranked #1,462 of 10,030 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Barbecue, Korean
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“If you are really hungry come here!”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

We actually had to try this place out twice because the first time we came for dinner on a Friday night with our kids and it was a mistake. It was VERY busy, our waitress oh boy, she was a little bit rude to us and didnt even check up on us we had to wave down other staff members just to get served, and it took a while to get our meets and even just to refill our waters, but we are very understanding the fact that they looked understaffed and everyone was hitting up this spot before starting to go out and about their night life to clubs or bars.

So we decided to come back to give this place another chance again the following Monday. Know that if you can't find street parking there is a $2 valet parking available right on the side. Now that it wasn't hectic like Friday we were able to experience their top service and let me just say out of the all you can eat places, this place has one of the best quality of meets that I have ever had! We came to this place because our friend who is a lives around the area recommended it as we were visiting from Hawaii. It was a bit busy for a Monday night but I gotta admit that night their staff was on point! I am glad we gave this place another try, and when I come back to visit from Hawaii again I will surely hit up this spot again!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Brian_8o8
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Brian C, Owner at Moodaepo II, responded to this review, November 18, 2014
Aloha :) ~ We apologize for the disappointing first experience that you had with us on your Friday night visit. We look forward to having you join us again soon whenever you are back in the Los Angeles area. Thank you for your wonderful review of our delicious high quality meat. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Have a nice day! -- Best, Brian Chong (Owner)
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Come here hungry!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Came here for dinner after a baseball game. Make sure you come here hungry since its all you can eat. You definetly get your monies worth with all the food they give you. This is best when you get with a large party. Great time!

Keep a laxative handy lol

Visited June 2014
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Thank Michael W
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Brian C, Owner at Moodaepo II, responded to this review, November 18, 2014
Hi Michael. Coming here hungry is definitely a great suggestion! With all of our AYCE options, many of our guests enjoy this, as it is definitely a great deal for the price. We understand it has been quite some time since you have visited us, but we look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future. Have a nice day! -- Best, Brian Chong (Owner)
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Millbrae, California
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Korean All-you-can-eat”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a favorite of mine every time I visit Los Angeles. But for dinner, get there before 5:30 because it starts to get crowded fairly quickly. Lines form and well, if you're hungry you can end up waiting for quite a bit. They have valet parking there which I almost always take advantage of because parking in that neighborhood can be a challenge.

The food - you can buy a regular dinner or go for the buffet. I always do the buffet because it's the best deal for the money in my view. Yeah, it's gotten a little pricey lately but don't blame the restaurant. Food prices have been steadily climbing because of the recent shortage of corn and high cost of gas and diesel. The prices are still very good despite that.

If you haven't had Korean BBQ you're in for a treat. You should get a table that has a built-in grill. There is a wide variety of succulent meat and seafood to choose from and a host of vegetable dishes that they will continue to refresh until you're done. If you're familiar with Korean BBQ then you'll find all of your favorites here.

So, here's the caveat - of sorts. Moodaepo is very popular with young people. Kids bring their dates. There is loud music and music videos. This is NOT the place for a "quiet" dinner. The restaurant though is spacious and roomy enough to accommodate lots of people and the environment is festive. The food is tasty, fresh and plentiful. I highly recommend you try it.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Mel P
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Brian C, Owner at Moodaepo II, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thanks for the great review Mel! We are glad that you enjoy eating at Moodaepo Korean BBQ! We are glad that you have a good time at Moodaepo with our delicious food, dedicated service, and unique atmosphere! We hope that you can visit LA again soon! Best, Brian Chong (Owner)
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