OMG best short-rib dish ever. They serve it spicy in a hot pot. Cheese is three dollars extra--sprinkled on top and then blow torched. I could have saved the three dollars because the combo (soup + entrée + two drinks) was plenty. We took home leftovers.
Finally a Korean restaurant that specialized in combination beef soup pots is in San Gabriel Valley. I was excited to try this new place! It's located in the same plaza as 168 Supermarket and Young Dong Soon Tofu.The interior seemed large and fairly decorated. We arrived around 6:50pm on Wednesday, they seated us in right away. The restaurant gets really crowded after 7.The prices of beef soup pots varied from $30-40. The pot comes in good size, but it's a bit too much for 2 people and a little unsatisfying for 3. Taste was descent and yummy. Some braised beef were great in texture, but some were quite chewy (tendon and ox tail). There were only a few types of banchan, but refillable. Customers can choose between white rice or purple rice that comes with the soup. Service was friendly, but speed was lacking unless you keep pushing the bell on the table. There were several waiters passed by and asked how we were doing, but they did not attempt to refill the water or side dishes unless requested. Music was upbeat and loud, not a good place for chatting.
I have been coming here for years. Although it is not as good as some places in Korea Town, the food is still delicious, prices are reasonable, and they give you about 8 side dishes for free. This is one the only Korean restaurants in the heart of SGV in a place normally packed with Chinese food.
Ko Kyang is conveniently located in the same plaza as the San Gabriel 99 Range Market. My mom and I love coming here for various reasons: The food is cheap, descent food quality and tastes, good selection of side dishes, fast services, almost all waiters can speak Mandarin Chinese (that's great for my mom since she only speaks Chinese). My favorite items here are the oyster tofu soup and bibimbap. If you order both as combination meal, it's $15.99 during lunch time, $16.99 for dinner.
Good value. $15 for spicy chicken and tofu soup. Side dishes plentiful. Excellent service. Tasted pretty good, chicken had a lot of oil. Was very thirsty after probably because they use a lot of msg.
I get the lunch combination of mushroom tofu egg soup and the bulgogi. It's so yummie! This location has the choice of the purple/brown stone pot rice. The side dishes are so fresh and you can taste the difference! The workers are attentive and nice. The seats are comfortable with some booths and tables are clean. Ask for the VIP card for points that add up to get a discount on future meals!
Our waitress was very nice, attentive, and fast. The meats were yummie...we liked the Angus Brisket the most and don't forget the Daikin Radish wraps at the salad bar!!!