My Secret Recipe
The Korean name for this place is Nakjee Muhloo or something along those lines, which my Korean friend says translates to Squid Village.
Each table has a built in skillet where they put in a bunch of greens and seafood that cook down into a spicy stew. After you're finished they put in a whole grip of rice and make bokkum bap for you. Their pajun looks pretty good, probably not as good as that rustic village bar food place on 6th, and they had a clam soup that looked awesome. just a few side dishes. I think two orders of the seafood thing would run you around 27. Which is easily enough food for 2 to 3 people.
Relatively new Korean restaurant. Apparently it's a chain in Korea that recently opened a division in LA. They've pictures on the wall of MBC (korean television) stars eating at the place.
I got there 5:30pm and it was half-full. By 6:30 they were about 20 people outside waiting. It's pretty popular. There's really only about ten things on the menu, and most are meant to be ordered with a minimum of two people.
no address unfortunately, but it's on the northeast corner of 3rd and hobart. Well-lit place.