Los Angeles, CA 90005 (213) 384-2244 madang621.com http://www.yelp.com/biz/madang-621-korean-bbq-restaurant-los-angeles
MaDang 621 is located in the same shopping complex as the CGV Theater on Western. One of my Korean coworkers had recommended the lunch specials, since she knew that I love Korean food. The lunch specials include set lunches, where you get your own individual banchans (side dishes)!
Parking is plenty in the large structure, and MaDang validates 4 hours. For people who do not want to deal with the narrow parking spaces, I believe valet parking is also available. MaDang 621 is located on the ground level of the complex, and is near the Western Ave side. It is a pretty large restaurant, with a sizable outside seating area — although the outside area was not open during lunch. The restaurant itself is pretty airy, with a modern Korean feel. Our party of 6 was seated right away during lunch time, so not sure if reservations are needed for dinners. During dinner time, I think the restaurant operates as a high-end Korean BBQ place.
Follow the sign!
The entrance leads into an open kitchen and bar area. The seating area is just beyond the walkway.
The lunch specials menu — yes, even during weekends!! ^ ^ The soo rah sang and jung shik sets come with individual banchans. All of the other dishes come with large communal banchans.
The large communal banchans (from top left clockwise) – steamed broccoli, spicy radish and cucumber, dried anchovies/fish and walnuts, salted bean sprouts, spicy veggies, and kimchi slices. All of the side dishes were really good. Our favorite was definitely the dried fish with walnut!
The Jung Shik with Yun Aw Gui (grilled salmon). The Jung Shik comes with your choice of meat or fish and similar banchans as the communal ones above, although it also had a marinated spicy garlic/jalapeno, and the spicy squid side dishes. For rice, you get a choice or regular or purple rice. Seaweed and the denjangchige (bean paste soup) rounds up the set. Salmon was cooked perfectly and the side dishes all taste so good!!! $12.99
Yook ge jang – spicy red chili soup with shredded beef, glass noodles, eggs and shitake mushrooms. The noodle soup had enough kick, but was not overly spicy. The shredded beef was pretty tender, and I really liked the glass noodles! $9.99
Will definitely be back to try the other lunch specials! Nom nom nom….