Woo Lae Oak tantalizes budding taste receptacles with a tempting menu of traditional Korean dishes with contemporary flourishes made from choice ingredients. Smokeless barbecue grills sear up succulent meat entrees such as the Ta Jo ostrich filet ($22) and Ko Be beef ($50), a choice cut of tender Kobe beef that promises an epic meatsperience for meal adventurers. Nip blossoming hunger flowers in the bud with traditional Korean favorites such as Kal Bi Jim, tender beef short rib simmered in sake-ginger soy glaze ($25), or vegetarian options such as Bo Sot Jun Gol ($18), wild mushrooms dancing to Tchaikovsky in a vegetable broth.
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Walking into Culver City’s Alibi Room bar is akin to walking into a boozy ski lodge with a fireplace along the back wall and a angular wood bar taking up the middle of the room. Low-lit tables and ottomans at the front of the room provide space for patrons to relax and enjoy Alibi Room’s selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails. Drinks like the “Breaking Bad,” with its heat and mix of tequila and mescal, and the Kentucky Mule, a bourbon-based take on the classic Moscow variety, help establish the space as a hotbed for cocktail lovers. But the bar’s biggest advantage over the local competition, by far, comes from its kitchen; Alibi Room serves up a menu of favorites from Kogi BBQ chef Roy Choi’s revolutionary gourmet food truck, as well as rice bowls and other representations of his growing food empire.
Mijin Namgoong couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing from Westside Los Angeles. The diverse community had plenty to offer, but there wasn't a restaurant dedicated to the sort of healthful, contemporary, Seoul-style Korean cooking that Mijin and many of her friends enjoyed. She decided to remedy this situation by founding Wharo Korean BBQ in 2004. Thrillist took note of this approach and placed the restaurant on its list of The Westside's 9 Best Korean BBQ Spots.
In Korea, family-style meals are traditionally cooked in a large stone pot, around which family members gather and socialize as they eat. At Wharo Korean BBQ, Mijin strove to capture this communal spirit by equipping each table with a central grill that diners huddle around while cooking their own meals. Charcoal-stoked flames flicker beneath the surface of the grill, lending a smoky flavor to certified Angus rib eye steak, thin-sliced pork that marinated in a spicy miso sauce, or tuna seasoned with sesame oil, salt, and black pepper.
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Back in the kitchen, the chefs keep themselves busy preparing a wide assortment of traditional Korean dishes as well as slightly updated versions of familiar classics. This selection includes pan-fried, Korean-style pancakes with crabmeat, chives, or homemade kimchi as well as salads of sauteed tofu and organic baby greens tossed with sesame dressing. Additionally, Wharo Korean BBQ deviates from its roots a little bit by offering Japanese-style shabu shabu meals, which allow diners to cook their own meats and vegetables using heated pots of savory or spicy broth.
A hefty spread of vegetables, meat and seafood, So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant's Korean menu appeals to a wide range of diners. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant's menu does not offer low-fat options. Ready for a drink to unwind? At So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. With its kid-friendly vibe, So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. On warmer days, you can take advantage of So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant's al fresco patio seating.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant is come-as-you-are. Call So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant for catering if you have a big event coming up. If time is of the essence, So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Parking is plentiful — the restaurant provides valet in the nearby lot, where regular parking is also available. Drivers can take advantage of alternate street parking when the lot is packed.
Expect your bill at So Hyang Korean BBQ Restaurant to come in at around $30 per person.
If Korean barbecue is on the agenda, Bann Restaurant is a spot worth sampling. Can't eat gluten? Avoiding fatty foods? Vegan? No problem — Bann Restaurant offers plenty of options for you as well. Be sure to add a kick to your meal with a refreshment from the beer, wine or cocktail list. For your next big bash, consider hosting at Bann Restaurant, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot. During the summer months, don't miss out on Bann Restaurant's outdoor patio seating.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. The dress code is strictly casual at Bann Restaurant, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). The bar also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Bann Restaurant to your next party or event.
For an easy walk to the restaurant, diners can park in the neighboring lot where valet is also an option.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Bann Restaurant dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.