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Restaurant Review : Hansong Buffet (Korean buffet) $$ *6 out of 10*
Park your car around the back with valet and then enter through the magnificently traditional Korean gates of Hansong. Walk through their manicured garden complete with a man-made river and over the bridge to enter the buffet.
The buffet is large and clean and consists of a soup and salad station, a cold appetizer section, the warm meat section, the seafood section, the miscellaneous cooked section, a sushi section, and a dessert and ice cream section.
There’s plenty to eat but it’s a bit hit and miss. The Korean food is yummy, especially the Yuk Hae (Korean raw beef), the whole chili peppers with their awesome Sam Jang, their Kimchee, and their meats. The sushi counter could use a lot of work and is not something that I enjoy there at all. Their baked desserts are meager and dried-out but two thumbs up to their fresh fruit and soft serve + froyo machine!
Pricing is a bit stiff for what you get.
-Lunch is $16.95/person.
-Dinner is $25.95/person.
With so many delicious dining options in Ktown, I find it hard to pay the prices at Hansong for food that’s not always so consistent.
1925 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Neighborhoods: Westlake, Pico Union
Restaurant Review : Hae Jang Chon (AYCE Korean BBQ) $$ *8 out of 10*
All you can eat Korean BBQ on a stone grill. The stone grill is angled so that the fat and grease from the meat empties out into a tray through the hole. Every so often when the hole gets dirty and clogged the server comes by with a bowl of shredded daikon to clean out the grill. A few moments later your grill is ready to start cooking again.
For $16.99 you get unlimited choices of your various meats ( I recommend that you try the pork belly) + your wraps (lettuce, radish, tortilla, rice cake) + your side dishes including steamed egg, doenjang (bean paste soup) and kimchee fried rice! The kimchee fried rice is served at the end of your meal and should not be passed up so try and save some room.
Be prepared because HaeJangChon gets crowded and there are often long waits. But in my opinion, it’s worth it. The meats are good, the service is usually competent, and I love the way they slap on some bean sprouts and kimchee to cook on your grill.
Valet parking is $2.
Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ Restaurant
3821 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Restaurant Review : Sang Kogi Nara (Korean BBQ, Sashimi) Mid-City LA *7 out of 10*
Where are we? Where are we going again? This is not Ktown! I came looking for this place because of a recommendation from a friend and found myself driving south with some trepidation…when we finally arrived, I didn’t feel any better. This is a neighborhood of barred, gated doors and unmaintained streets. I guess the rents are cheaper down here.
No matter, I am brave and nothing can keep me away from food. I am happy to report that it’s clean and bright inside so that I was able to concentrate on eating.
Sang Kogi Nara makes up for the less than ideal location by offering all-you-can-eat Sashimi + BBQ for $24.99 per person; not a lot of variety on the fish (lots of halibut) but it was fresh and good.
For $19.99 per person you can get AYCE BBQ & one plate of sashimi.
For $18.99 you will get AYCE BBQ with their prime meats including Rib Eye and Galbi.
For $16.99 you get limited amounts of Rib Eye & Galbi but AYCE on other meats.
For $15.99 you get a plate of sashimi, limited amounts of Rib Eye & Galbi and AYCE on other meats.
For $11.99 you get AYCE BBQ minus Rib Eye and prime Galbi.
The sides are okay, the meat quality is good, the sashimi is fresh, and the value is concrete with their premium meats at non-premium prices. I also like how they set up their doen jang…I would call it soup and not a jiggae since it was so diluted…by inserting it in the middle of the grill so that it stays hot and doesn’t take up additional space.
With its nice and friendly service this place warrants a trip back even with all the other surrounding competition.