3385 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
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
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…