Wharo Korean BBQ

Marina Del Ray

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In a Nutshell

Pairs cook their own meats and vegetables inside pots of bubbling broth during Japanese shabu-shabu meal

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required—no phone calls to restaurant. Valid only Sunday–Thursday. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid on federal holidays. Must schedule reservation on www.groupon.com. Cancellations permitted up to 60 minutes prior to your reservation. No refunds if you do not show up for your reservation. Offer valid only at scheduled reservation time. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Offer valid only for times available on Groupon.com. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

What You Get

  • $25 for shabu-shabu for two ($38 value), valid Sunday–Thursday only

How It Works

Reservations may only be made at times available on Groupon. You may select “Check Availability” to book at purchase, or book later by following these steps:

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  • Select day and time online to secure reservation.
  • Show up for your reservation and mention your name and the word “Groupon” to the host—they’ll be waiting to welcome you.

Wharo Korean BBQ

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.

Family-Style Food

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.

What if You Don't Want to Grill Anything?

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.

Customer Reviews

Great food. Great service. A fun evening.
Patti D. · December 19, 2014
Good food, friendly staff!!! Great date night spot!!!
Nicole P. · December 18, 2014
It's not for the BBQ only for the little Wharo bar in front. The food and service were excellent though.
Lynn L. · December 11, 2014

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