After much perusal of the board for a suitable birthday dinner for a friend, we chose Chosun Galbi for kind-of-exotic but-still-kind-of-fancy. They reserved a good table for eight for us on the patio which was warm with heaters. The inside was very bright in places and since the patio is large and airy, there was no cigarette smoke around us. The eight of us ordered about six orders of meat -- sorry, I don't know all the Korean names -- bulgogi which is sliced marinated beef, sliced non-marinated beef, marinated chicken, shortribs and bacon-style pork. Our favorites were the bulgogi and the short ribs, which were juicy and flavorful. The bacon was not a big hit, however. The accompaniments of broccoli with chili sauce, kimchee, onion pancake, scallion salad, tofu, daikon, rice, seaweed soup and rice tea were all very fresh and nicely presented. We drank some soju (Korean whiskey), sake, and beer, and the cost was about $25 per person with plenty of food for everyone. Service was swift although it was hard to flag down a waitress if you needed one. Everyone had lots of fun cooking the food and the place was nice enough for the less adventurous folks who require valet parking, etc. I would highly recommend this place to people looking for a reasonably-priced birthday or other event dinner.
However, I must say, the flavors of Korean food just don't blow me away in general. I eat Thai food every week and I don't think I'll need anymore bulgogi for quite a while!