Okay I've already looked back at the old Korean bbq postings, so no need to tell me to do that.
Well after eating Japanese yakiniku bbq last weekend at Gyu-Kaku in Torrance, I'm gonna be around USC this weekend and was thinking about heading to Koreatown with a friend for bbq.
From previous postings, I read about how smokey Soot Bull Jeep is and how your clothes end up smelling like the place. Some people have also commented on bad service, past bad health inspection grades (current is a 94) and the quality of meat not being very good (oh but you get to cook over charcoal). Woo Lae Oak supposedly caters to Westernized tastes and I think the Western Avenue location is closed for remodeling at this time. Chosun Galbee has nice decor/ambience but you pay for it. I think Sa Rit Gol for the most part got good comments about the meat and is a marginally cleaner than Soot Bull Jeep.
Seems like everyone has a favorite (or least) for one reason or another. Please give me a compelling reason why I should choose one place over the others. Maybe it's one I didn't list. I'd like to get authentic Korean food, decent service, clean surroundings and good meat. Although it's just myself and a friend going, I'd like to be able try a wide variety of meat too. In the end, I guess what it comes down to is which place will I get the most bang for the buck? I want to walk away thinking my dining experience was worth the money and I'd want to go back again. Thanks!
BTW, if you have links to their website, please post for me. I've seen Woo Lae Oak and Chosun Galbee's already.