Took my step-brother out for Korean BBQ last week and found ourselves at THE CASTLE, a place on the west side of Western a block below Melrose.
First of all, the food was great. I don't know much about Korean BBQ, but the meat was fine (we had Spicy Pork and Spicy Chicken; there are two spicy chickens on the menu, one after the other, at the same price. The waiter assured me that I would enjoy the first more, and I took him at his word. One wonders what the second spicy chicken entailed) and the tiny plates of appetizers were great and plentiful and they were refilled immediately without having to ask. Also, something I haven't come across in KBBQ was the rice noodles used to wrap the meat (in place of lettuce).
All in all, the meal was great. And the price was, while not cheap cheap, certainly less than I am accustomed to paying for KBBQ. Good service -- a definite recommend.
One thing that I found strange is the advertisements (on the wall and in the menu) for Gold Snow Powder. The waiter explained it is gold flakes to be put on the food or in a whiskey shot. Strange, no?