Chosun Galbee Restaurant
3330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: (323) 734-3055
Phone: (323) 732-5000
Primary Phone: (323) 732-5000
Fax: (323) 734-3055
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Korean, Asian
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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09/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
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.
08/14/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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!
01/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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!
04/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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...
01/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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
12/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/06/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
09/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
05/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
04/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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!
02/04/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.
01/19/2007Provided by Citysearch -
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.