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.
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.
From the bold beverages to the tasty bites, cafe culture is exemplified at Star Wrap.
Gluten-free and low-fat is the name of the game at Star Wrap, where eating healthy, flavorful dishes is of utmost importance.
Warm weather brings out Star Wrap's highly coveted patio seating.
Star Wrap's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
Call Star Wrap for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Make use of the ample parking options near Star Wrap, including street, valet and garage.
Star Wrap is a cash-only restaurant.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Star Wrap is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It's definitely time you paid Star Wrap a visit for their tasty lunch selections.
Check out North Hollywood's 101 Korean BBQ.
If you're in need of a booster seat, 101 Korean BBQ's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is 101 Korean BBQ's wifi.
On warmer days, take advantage of 101 Korean BBQ's outdoor seating.
101 Korean BBQ will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
Driving is all about convenience, and we get that. With spaces available, we'll help speed up your night.
101 Korean BBQ provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
ABOUT BBQ (Best of the Best Quality) CHICKEN
Originated from Korea in September 1995, BBQ Chicken has grown to become the No. 1 franchise brand in Korea. Within four years after its existence, it opened its 1000th outlet in Korea, followed by the world’s first and only Chicken University in 2000. BBQ Chicken is also the 1st F&B Franchise Brand to be selected as the Korea’s TOP 100 Brands.
In 2003, BBQ Chicken began to expand its business globally. Today, it is present in 59 countries with more than 4,000 outlets in the region of Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, North America, South America and Europe.
The use of chilled instead of frozen chicken and fresh raw materials is our way to serve you the best and healthy chicken meal.
BBQ SPECIAL MARINATING PROCESS
BBQ Chickens are marinated in 30 types of natural spices for 12-15 hours to ensure that the chickens have absorbed the different spices.
Ingredients from all over Asia come together at Iso Fusion Cafe in Los Angeles, an Asian-fusion spot serving mouthwatering dishes.
At Iso Fusion Cafe, you can connect with other vegans and enjoy a bite.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Wifi access is totally free at Iso Fusion Cafe, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Iso Fusion Cafe with their charming outdoor seating.
Be sure to show up for dinner a little early — Iso Fusion Cafe does not accept reservations.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Iso Fusion Cafe, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Iso Fusion Cafe offers catering.
At Iso Fusion Cafe, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
Iso Fusion Cafe offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Iso Fusion Cafe s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Iso Fusion Cafe time and time again.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Iso Fusion Cafe, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
So head to Iso Fusion Cafe for a collision of flavors and enjoy an Asian-fusion menu all its own.
Keep Iso Fusion Cafe in your back pocket next time you have a hankering for Asian fusion cooking with a laid-back vibe.