Los Angeles, CA 90006 (213) 487-0968
After hiking at the nearby Griffith Park on a hot day, a friend and I were craving something refreshing. So we started searching for good Korean cold noodle places on Yelp. This place came up as the #1 choice. However, we weren’t sure if this place specialized in cold noodles, so we wanted to try other naeng myun places. Alas, most of the naeng myun places seem to be closed on Sundays, so off we went to the Corner Place!
Corner Place is located in a corner of a small strip mall. Parking is a bit tricky — the parking lot has restricted spaces reserved for the laundromat and the market, so read the signs! There is additional free parking at a lot across from the strip mall — you can ask the security guard to point you to the right direction. The restaurant itself is fairly large and the customers are quite diverse. So, unlike other Korean BBQ joints, English is understandable here. 🙂 Apparently, the signature dish here is the cold noodles aka dong chi mi gook soo. Dong chi mi gook soo is a little different than naeng myun — naeng myun is a darker clear noodle in an icy pear broth whereas dong chi mi gook soo is a white noodle less chewier than naeng myun, in a cold fermented vegetable broth.
The menu — cold noodles seem to be the signature dish here!
The cold noodles! Like all the Yelp reviews said, it is very refreshing!!! Unlike other restaurants, Corner Place DOES NOT give you any condiments (hot sauce, mustard, vinegar, etc) to add to the noodles. The soup itself is light and not as vinegary as the ones I’ve had. Mmmm…. $4.75 for a regular bowl, portions are generous.
There is quite a bit of banchans / side-dishes as well! Everything was so good and not overly spicy.
I wasn’t really sure how filling the cold noodles were going to be, so I ordered the rib-eye too, expecting it to be only 1 steak. So when the order arrived, and it was 2 huge steaks, we had to double-check with our waitress that it was only 1 order. OMG, can I just say that it was perfect marbling? She also came by a few times to cook & cut the steak, and trimmed off the fat! The steak is cooked with 2 pats of butter, an onion slice and some mushrooms. So meaty, juicy and delicious. Be careful not to overcook the steaks! $25.95 per order
I’ll definitely be back, Corner Place!!!