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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Woo Lae Oak

623 S. Western Ave. (Wilshire Blvd.) Send to Phone
213-384-2244
A longstanding favorite for traditional Korean barbecue, in a handsome setting.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Woo Lae Oak Restaurant Review

: For years, this local branch of a leading Seoul restaurant was the standard for Korean food in LA and although there are more choices nowadays, Woo Lae Oak remains a classic, as well as an excellent introduction to this fascinating cuisine. There’s a wide assortment on the menu, from barbecue (beef, chicken, prawns and mushrooms) to traditional soups (try mandu-guk---dumplings in broth) and dishes like neng myon (cold noodles in beef broth---great during hot weather). The atmosphere is pleasant but not stuffy (handsome woodwork, granite tables, polished brass hoods over the tabletop gas grills) and super-clean. Note: don’t confuse this Woo Lae Oak with the one on Beverly Hills’ restaurant row; although they have the same owner, the Beverly Hills location is more upscale, minimalist and expensive, and the food is less typically Korean.
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