Best Korean BBQ near The Pearl
Welcome to our blog! Every week we’ll be sharing stories about our amazing neighborhood and taking you behind the scenes to discover the wonders of living at The Pearl. As you know, LA’s Koreatown has become synonymous with BBQ. And lucky residents of The Pearl can barely walk out the door without being seduced by the enticing aromas and exotic ingredients of the best Korean BBQ restaurants outside of Seoul.
Feel like staying in with family and friends? Take a cue from The Pearl’s very own KBBQ––two BBQ counter tops overlooking the pool deck, conveniently located near the Club Room for your enjoyment.
Here are a few of our K-Town BBQ faves
955 S Vermont Ave G
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Just around the corner on Vermont’s K-Town corridor, Parks BBQ is the first franchise restaurant outside of the South Korea’s famous Chundamdong District. Known for their high quality USDA Prime and Kobe style beef, Parks boasts a sleek, urban interior with black walls adorned with autographed photos of Korean entertainment and sports figures. Beyond the usual BBQ suspects, adventurous eaters can try Beef Mountain Chain Tripe and Prime Beef Tongue. Vegetarian options are available as well.
Gwang Yang BBQ
3435 Wilshire Blvd #123
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Gangnam-style or LA-style? Have your Bulgogi your way…the former is lightly marinated and slightly sweet, while the later is more heavily marinated. A special taste of beef grilled over black oak charcoal from Mt. Baegunsan, a sacred mountain in South Korea, Gwangyang Bulgogi was deemed by ancient scholars to be “an unrivaled flavor of Maro grilled beef.” In addition to their signature Bulgogi dishes, Gwang Yang BBQ offers a tempting selecion of appetizers, fish, soups, noodles and stews.
Sun Ha Jang Restaurant
4032 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Get your ducks lined up! This unassuming BBQ joint in an easy-to-miss strip mall specializes in a duck-only menu, grilled at your table. Start with unmarinated slices of duck, then move on to spicy slivers of shimmering meat, finishing with kimchi fried rice made with charred bits of duck oozing with copious duck fat. The finale is a Korean duck “paella,” festooned with crispy rice on the edges. Now that’s something to quack about!