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Chosun Galbee Restaurant

(32 Reviews)

3330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

(323) 734-3330

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Today: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
19
YEARS
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General Info
Chosun Galbee is a Korean barbecue restaurant that serves a range of food and beverage items. The restaurant s menu includes Angus prime sirloin steaks, beef, chicken, pork, shrimp and noodle soup. It additionally serves crabs, pan-fried fish, black codfish and prime rib. Chosun Galbee features garden-like, open-air dining area to organize private and corporate events. The restaurant is located in Los Angeles.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (323) 734-3055

Phone: (323) 732-5000

Primary Phone: (323) 732-5000

Fax: (323) 734-3055

Payment method
amex, all major credit cards, cash, debit, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Country Club Park, Olympic Park, Central LA, Greater Wilshire
Categories
Korean Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Korean, Asian

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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Bruce R.

12/23/2011

Overall
lots of food not a lot of direction

I enjoyed the food and it was fun. you order a main dish and all the sides come included but that wasn't clear on the menu. the food was excellent and just remember lots of sides come with the order

DanHalen

09/20/2011

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Overall
Unacceptably racist staff

I visited with a friend of mine and his wife, who is Chinese. Service was okay until the waitstaff found out, at which point we went up to half an hour with no service. I don't care how fancy your restaurant is, that kind of conduct is unacceptable. Do not support this racist establishment.

shirleymontgomery19

02/21/2011

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Overall
Kae Jang: Simply the best!

The restaurant's Kae Jang is the best I've ever tasted. As an avid fan of all things spicy, the raw crab is to die for an amazing.

builtboyle

11/01/2010

Overall
Clean, elegant and delicious

This is a favourite of me Korean American family. It's a bit on the pricey side but you're getting really excellent cuts of kal-bi (korean bbq). The service is top-notch and they are super friendly. Sides dishes are excellent and the overall experience is great. However, I'm more at home at the down-to-earth hole in the wall places -- which this is not. I'm always recommending ChoSun to folks who want a nice 101 intro to Korean BBQ but are a bit pedestrian with their eating adventures. This place won't scare them.

jamesmb

09/03/2010

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Overall
Overrated

The place is clean on the inside, but that's it. The food is mediocre and service is OK. But the price for all of this? Not worth it, there are many other places in Los Angeles that are better.

CC819

08/14/2010

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Overall
The worst Koren BBQ and service

If anyone wants to experience RACISM, this is the place that you have to visit!!!! The waitress put all the meat in and started to grill in 10 minutes everything was done. You will have to finish by then because there are many more customers waiting outside and they want more money come in. The waitress will keep checking if you are ready to leave and made us very very uncomfortable. No respect for customer. You will regret if you visit this restaurant and very expensive especially a lousy service like this! They will start to clean the table and you know they want you to leave! Very very impolite! Never experienced anything like this!

freebie_grabber

01/16/2009

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Overall
Great Korean food and attentive service -- definitely try it out!

You'll first see a well-lit, pristine, modern building with attractive landscaping and a valet parking service. No grafitti, trash or shopping carts here! Once you enter, you're greeted by several well-groomed staff members in suits and hanbok (Korean kimonos) -- you might even think you're in a hotel lobby. You're guided to your table and handed your menus -- try not to get overwhelmed with choices. I had the Yookgaejang (""spicy beef and scallion soup"") ; my friend had the Galbee Dolsot Bibimbab (""sizzling rice hotpot with prime ribs and vegetables"".) We were also given a variety of complimentary appetizers, ranging from pickled sprouts and kimchi to potato salad. Here's a quirk: they didn't have any authentic Korean beer on their menu, but they served me Kirin (Japanese) in a Hite (Korean) beer glass! A staff member stopped by our table every few minutes -- their service was incredibly attentive and polite. We were also given a complimentary cup of sujunggwa (a sweet drink made with persimmon, pine nuts, cinnamon, and ginger) for dessert. Given this great experience, I'll definitely come back again!

dthstar

04/17/2008

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Overall
used to be better

honestly, i don't know what happened to this place. it used to be so much better! the meat quality got worse (or tougher) and i think they're starting to rely too much on their non-korean customers' unfamiliarity of korean cuisine nowadays to even realize to brush up on their act. the last couple of times i really wasn't impressed whereas i used to be consistently pleased every time i dined here, even though they're a bit pricey. i didn't mind paying so much before (for korean food) b/c the food (meaning the meat) was so good&soft. but now i'm not so thrilled about this place. i've started ordering non-bbq dishes from the menu and they're actually turning out to be a lot better than their bbq meats now. i'm hoping they improve...

finedine2008

01/31/2008

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Overall
HIgh quality Korean BBQ

This place serves the best quality dining experience within the Koreantown area.
The food, needless to say, is marvelous, especially because the beef are very good quality meat.

Must trys: Beef tongue (sliced very thinly, dellicious!), Raw beef appetizer (mixed with chopped pears, giving a sweet taste to the dish, and the dish is iced so it's perfect for summer!), and of course, the Chosun Galbee.

The seafood is decent but if you are at Chosun, it's gotta be about the red meat more than anything

funmegg

12/15/2007

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Overall
Awful food, pathetic service, excessively overpriced

Honestly, I thought after reading the reviews of the restaurant ""I'll give it a try"". Well, it surprised me by being the single worst dining experience in my life. We got BACON that was about as fresh as the attitude from the staff. Really, this place is awful. The only redeming part of the evening was the soft mints in the lobby. And when I took 2 from the bowl the hostess gave me the stink eye. Its a good thing they have mouth wash in the bathroom cus I had an awful taste in my mouth when I finished.

chillynn

12/06/2007

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Overall
Chosun Galbee, Los Angeles, CA

Food was okay but service was HORRIBLE! If anyone would like to experience racism, this is the place! If you don't speak the Korean languange the service is substandard and they don't pay any attention to you. The best piece of advice is to grab the plate of meat and cook it yourself, otherwise you may be eating CHAR-sun galbee. Oh and not to forget, it's pricey and parking is bad.

goldlore

10/15/2007

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Overall
Quality, quality, quality!

For anyone looking to get away from the all you can eat cheap meat trends in K-Town, I would recommend Cho Sun. Even when you strip away the cool atmosphere and the beautiful architecture, the quality of meats there is undeniable, which is the most important thing when you go to a BBQ restaurant anyway.

salmonmousse

09/09/2007

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Overall
Bad choice for the food!!

I usually read reviews when I want to go to a particular restuarant, and rarely has it backfired on me! But I must say this was one of the worst choices I had made. You may go there to praise the architecture of the restaurant or the waitresses in ethnic dress, or the ""coolness"" of the place, but certainly not for food or service. We were dumped with raw onions and mushrooms and meat on a 'barely warm' grill with no directions on how to cook and a bunch of bowls with usual Korean side dishes. Waitresses never returned to check on the meat. I was surprised how they expect everyone who visits there restuarant to know how the Galbi should be prepared. (and more importantly if I have to cook my own food..I can do it at my own kitchen or backyard right?wouldnt pay $30 an entree to do it in Olympic Boulevard) Meet turned out horrible. The soups were the worst beef broths I've ever had! Poor service! They don't even come to fill your glass with water the second time! And to end it go there for some passive smoke! Bad experience all together. wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

sugarywitch

06/23/2007

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Overall
Best Korean BBQ in LA

I've been to a bunch of Korean BBQ places in the LA area and Cho Sun wins on every front. The food is fresh and the quality of the meat is much better than many other places. The outdoor garden helps prevent the BBQ smell for lingering for days. And the service is usually better than many other Korean places.

babeechic81

05/16/2007

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Overall
Good Korean BBQ

Cool decor. Clean environment. Servers cook the food for you on the table in front of you. Food is awesome! Great for groups. Place is loud but fun. Long wait on weekend night if you don't make reservations... or at least it has been every time I've been.

beautyspagoer

04/09/2007

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Overall
The best Korean BBQ in California!!!!

I've been to many Korean bbq places, and Chosun has got to be the best!!! The galbi meat is tender with just the right amount of flavor and the side dishes, kimchee, rice are very fresh. The mool nengmyun there is delicious too! Price is right for what you get, the place, ambience is very nice, clean, upscale, but still very comfortable to chat with your friends or eat with your family. The bathroom even has mouth rinse for you! I recommend this place to everyone, if you haven't tried it, you are missing out!

combonumberone

02/04/2007

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Overall
best korean food in LA

Chosun has the best Korean food in LA... Hands down. Not only is the ambience great (modern architecture) but the food is better quality than most other Ktown restaurants of comparable price. The galbi meat always satisfies. It's a great place to introduce your non-Korean friends to what Korean food should really tastes like.

joan_mutter

01/19/2007

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Overall
A better Korean BBQ

Not a big fan of cooking my own food, but have to say Chosun Galbee must be one of the top spots. The restaurant itself is beautifully designed and comfortable. There is a very decent number of small dishes that are accompaniments to the meal, and which are quickly replaced once they're finished. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. My only qualm is that if you eat outside, you are surrounded by way too many people smoking.

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