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Park's BBQ

Map & Directions 955 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
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213-380-1717
  • Barbecue, Korean
  • Daily 11am-1am
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Family Style, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Valet Parking

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LA Weekly's Description

The waiter comes over, rubs the hot grill with a lump of beef suet. He flinches back, as the melted fat explodes into a rush of blue flame. He lays meat on the grill as tenderly as you might put a kitten to bed, which almost makes sense, at more than $30 for an order of sliced Kobe-style beef and near that for short ribs, this is the most expensive Korean barbecue in town. Even wrapped into a lettuce leaf with bean paste, half a raw garlic clove and a bit of coarse salt, if the supremely beefy flavor comes through. Park's Tokyo-X crossbred pork belly may be the best pig in Koreatown at the moment, slabs of fat striated with meat, creaminess fading into translucency after a couple of minutes on the grill, and then into the sort of juicy pop you might associate with the seared pancetta in a really good plate of spaghetti carbonara. Park's is a modern place, all steel and glass; the waiters resemble members of a martial-arts team more than they do restaurant workers. And while the quality of the meat, is a least a tick or two higher than at other high-end barbecue places, the restaurant does not hold back on the array of panchan, the little egg pancakes, puréed squash, tiny fish, kimchi, spicy roots, broccoli, and a half-dozen other things that are the measure of a Korean restaurant.

 
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  • Eater on 01/05/11

    While people will quibble over whether or not Park's is the defacto best Korean barbecue in the city, it's exceptionally solid, and the perfect destination for a night out in K-Town.

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/06/13

    Park's pretty much has the top end of K-Town barbecue to itself. The quality of the galbi, the pork belly and the spicy galbi soup is superb.

  • LA Weekly on 01/29/13

    Park's Tokyo-X crossbred pork belly may be the best pig in Koreatown & at more than $30 for an order of sliced Kobe-style beef, this is the most expensive Korean BBQ in town... but its 100% worth it!

  • LA Weekly on 01/31/11

    Come to sample Park's BBQ and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! http://bit.ly/iaPthT

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