955 S Vermont Ave #G
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Why did we dine here? – Parks BBQ has been packing in the crowds for a long time. Nice decor with a bar upstairs. Celeb pix line the entranceway. The diners came from all races unlike some of the more hardcore places, making this a nice place for new Korean BBQ fans to eat at. Last visit Summer 2019.
After eating at several of the other Top Socal BBQ spots: Kang Hodong, Soowon Galbi , we decided to eat at one of the best known ones. This place is busy and its almost like the servers cattle car you in and out.
Insider Tip – Make reservations, use their valet. Lot is small and crowded especially at night.
Cuisine – Korean
Location – Koreatown Los Angeles
Opened – 2006
Service – Parks BBQ
Verdict – Parks BBQ
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.
Parks BBQ Signature Dishes – Parks Galbi
Parks BBQ’s Menu has lots of different option including pricy combos and Wagyu.
They have lower cost Lunch specials that rotate by the day, at $7.99 and $10.99.
Parks BBQ Food Picks:
Banchan included a nice variety of items you do not see in the restaurants up in San Francisco Area. including potatoes with sirloin steak. Salad is really good. You need to ask for cilantro kimchi and beef soup. Remember you can get any item refilled.
Beef Short Rib Soup ($13) aka Galbi Tang is their signature soup. If you ask for the free beef soup, you will get the same soup, albeit without the bones and meat. No need to order this.
Parks Galbi ($49) Prime Beef Short rib marinated in Park’s BBQ award winning sauce. Cut up into two long serrated cuts of meat, this pre-marinated dish is a must order. The servers cook it for you, make it fun to watch.
GGot Sal ($45) is known as the flower meat because of its perfect marbling. USDA Prime Beef, hand carved to beautiful square slices. Lots of fat marbling made this a rich cut. Not marinated, so you need dip. Not a big portion. We would pass on this next time.
Seasoned Boneless Beef Rib ($46) is cut off the bone to small bite size pieces and also marinated in their sauce. We found this the best of the 3 meats we ordered, and the cheapest!
Mushrooms ($10) and vegetables consisted of lots of mushrooms and a couple slices of cucumber. Not bad, but pricey.
Steamed Egg ($5) garnished with massage (smelt eggs) hit the mark. We ordered too much, but still managed to finish it.
Jap Chae Noodles ($10) Stir friend glass noodles with beef and vegetables were good. Ample quantity and good texture.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?