Oo-Kook Korean BBQ 牛国

3385 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005

(213) 385-5665





There are so many all-you-can-eat (AYCE) Korean BBQ places to choose from in LA’s K-town.  They all used to be of decent quality, until the recession hit.  Nowadays, most AYCE K-BBQ places are still competitive.  However, since they didn’t raise prices, the quality of the meats have gone down.  Which is why Oo-Kook is a rare find.  For $24.99 per person, you get to choose from 13 premium meats. Even though the meats are really good, the banchans are nothing to write about – you even have to ask for kimchi!

Oo-Kook occupies 2 floors, so plenty of space for big parties.  However, they only take reservations up to 7pm, after that, it’s first come first serve.  $2 for valet in the restaurant’s parking lot – do it!  It’s safer than parking on the streets of K-town.  Oo-Kook is also open for lunch.

Here are the recommendations:



Black Angus beef short rib – not marinated


Beef tongue


Mushrooms and vegetables – oyster mushrooms, sweet potato and kabocha squash


Black Angus prime rib – unlike most K-BBQ places, they actually don’t limit you on this one!  And it’s super yummy!




Sizzling on the grill…

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4 thoughts on “Oo-Kook Korean BBQ 牛国

  1. Anonymous July 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm Reply

    i miss that prime rib!!! ~ Unagi

  2. Wander Foodie July 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm Reply

    Unagi: that prime rib has been calling your name. hahaha…

  3. jenisleavingla October 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm Reply

    This is awesome! I will have to follow to find some places to go to put on my bucket list!

    • Wander Foodie October 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm Reply

      Thanks! I love the theme of your blog! I’m sure it’ll give me lots of new inspirations of things to do in LA 🙂

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