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BCD Tofu House

Korean Restaurant$$$$
Wilshire Center - Koreatown, Los Angeles
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  • soondubu
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  • Kimberly Q.
    Kimberly QJuly 24, 2015
    I would suggest doing the combo meals so you can get some soondubu but also try their galbi. It was so so so good! They make nurungi from your leftover rice in the pots, great way to end the meal!
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 13, 2016
    A bubbling bowl of hot, spicy Korean tofu stew is going to be one of the most satisfying late night eats in town, and BCD makes up a more the adequate bowl. Read more
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.March 12, 2015
    "A chain of 24-hour, diner-style Korean restaurants... Soon Tofu stew [is] meticulously flavorful, at around nine bucks, served with a whole fried covina fish and a half-dozen banchan." –5 Every Day Read more
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Stephenie N.
    Stephenie NunoJune 21, 2015
    Great place! They give you lots of side dishes along with your order. Their kimchi is great!! Love their bulgogi and their tofu soup is really delicious~
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • TJ J.
    TJ JinMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    It's the too go place for awesome Korean BBQ and Tofu soup! It's like Korean's McDonalds. You can expect to get your order exact the same each time. Fast and delicious!
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Lailanie G.
    Lailanie GadiaAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their soon tofu is the best! Their combos are amazing too! So much food at a great price! They also recently renovated so it's a lot bigger and better also!
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMarch 3, 2015
    The perfect spot for late night grub (open 24/7) and you get a free fish with each entree!
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰September 3, 2012
    The Dangerous spicy level is false... Not spicy at all. all of their soon dubus are good. The combos come with smaller soon dubus and only in the assorted flavor. Galbi is surprisingly tasty.
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • 오미헤
    오미헤June 19, 2011
    I love it here but it ain't 24/7, but I always get seafood tubu, mild spicy & I'm lovin it because it isn't too big or too small but no MSG fsho... maybe? ahahaha it taste so good though
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • TJ J.
    TJ JinFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    24/7, free private HUGE parking lot, awesome Galbi and lots free cold sides with free refills. They always do it right. Must love!
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Morgane C.
    Morgane CattinSeptember 11, 2014
    Delicious tofu and so authentic, be careful that "mild" already quite spicy for european people ;-)
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Jason
    JasonJuly 9, 2012
    The #2 Soon Tofu Soup with Shrimp, Beef and Clams is seriously the best. Make sure to drop in the egg right when you get it and then stir it in. The yolk richens the broth. Mmmmm
  • John M.
    Their seafood soon tofu + galbi combo (w/ free fried fish appetizer) is still a classic, especially if you’ve had a few drinks .
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Rich N.
    Rich NelsonJune 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    As the token white guy, I can say start with medium spicy if you're not sure. I promise it's still pretty hot! I like #22.
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Tulani
    TulaniAugust 13, 2014
    The lunch specials are an incredible value. The spice levels make everyone happy. Perfectly seasoned and always open!
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Irina S.
    Irina SantamariaOctober 4, 2014
    Had the beef mushroom tofu pot. Not bad. Interesting bc they give you a small fish with the other Korean appetizers and put water in your rice bowl so you can't eat the crispies :(
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaJune 18, 2015
    Great service. The original soon tofu was good. Be prepared to get full.
  • eHow
    eHowSeptember 13, 2010
    Enjoy an authentic Korean dining experience at this local favorite, which is open 24 hours a day. Bonus points for having a large parking lot in this busy section of town. Read more
  • Erica C.
    Erica ChangJanuary 27, 2014
    Get the seafood tofu, extra spicy with no egg. And their tofu salad with the wasabi dressing is DELICIOUS!!
  • Kim E.
    Kim EsguerraSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy seafood soon tofu with spicy pork bulgogi.... their meal is to share.. I can't finish the whole thing... just ask for extra rice... 😉😉
  • Nicole E.
    Nicole EnriquezJune 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Original beef soondubu with mild spiciness--yum! Plus the crispy garlic tofu bites are good too!
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TDecember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite late night destination whether drunk or not. Tofu soup, galbi, bibimbap... What's not to love??
  • Vivian E.
    Vivian EOctober 23, 2016
    Soondubu is always great. They seem to progressively skimp on Kalbi portions each time I visit. It just looks sad now.
  • Hau T.
    Hau TranFebruary 12, 2013
    Great for vegetarians; they have veggie tofu soup, which is cooked with water. Delicious : )
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiFebruary 18, 2015
    Chain Korean tofu house, still one of my favorites BC of the convenience and price is decent.
  • Philip T.
    Philip TamDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Open all the time. Need I say more? Good food, great value.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie M.June 17, 2015
    Interesting rice wine (which tastes more like a diluted, very mild beer)
  • ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀
    ❀✿ YIᑎG ✿❀November 12, 2014
    Great place to go if you're hungry late at night. The soon tofu is really good
  • Unholy U.
    Unholy UndeadJune 15, 2015
    Open 24/7. The servings are big. Almost everything is real tasty.
  • Josef S.
    Josef SzottenDecember 4, 2016
    This is one awesome place. Get the Bibim Bab or Tofu soup.
  • Roderick G.
    Roderick GraciaMarch 16, 2015
    Yummy Grilled Yellow Corvina, Galbi, Tofu Soup anf Grilled Mackerel
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PattynamaFebruary 28, 2014
    Trying to get hot tea & water for two people is like tryin' to shove a Twinkie through a key hole. Watch them pour hot tea into ur ice water or vise vera...
  • Tony L.
    Tony LaiNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Bcd has gone down hill since the remodel. Prices are higher, No more spicy claim side dishes, tofu broth is not as rich anymore. If you're drunk it probably all tastes the same, though
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ColkyMarch 16, 2014
    Vegetable soon and the bimbimbap is toooooo good - vegetarian delight!!
  • Tanachat N.
    Tanachat N.October 22, 2014
    Awesome soon tofu. Kim chi is good too.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TeFebruary 18, 2014
    Awesome place, and it's 24 hrs :D and the wait isn't long either, recommend :)
  • Jeremy Michael C.
    Great late night spot. A Korean Denny's with some pizzaz.
  • Gabriel K.
    Gabriel KimFebruary 10
    It's a good place for hot spicy Korean soup! Try their kimxhii! ._.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KaoSeptember 1, 2013
    This is what hits the spot when you're running around drunk in ktown and it's open 24/7
  • Elain
    ElainSeptember 30, 2012
    You will need to create some type of smoke signal if you want any type of service.
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJanuary 18, 2016
    Delicious, cheap, and amazing overall.
  • Namona B.
    Namona BtNovember 22, 2014
    Bulgogi & tofu soup is a must have
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuApril 6, 2015
    My favorite. And so awesome it's open for after hours grubbing!
  • Christina R.
    Christina RheeApril 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's reasonably nice food with good service. 24hr open!
  • Niken
    NikenApril 20, 2010
    Because eating Bulgogi with metal chopsticks is the only way to go. And the soon tofu is pretty darn delish.
  • Ian G.
    Ian GeeAugust 24, 2016
    Their summer soy cold noodle soup is sooo good
  • Antony O.
    Antony OMay 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy Tofu! What else?! Enjoy!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy StumJune 2, 2014
    Nice combo dinner - enough for 2!
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HoangMarch 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Quick service, reasonable prices, consistently quality every time.
  • Diane L.
    Diane LindquistMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Are you a Vegetarian? Get the Tofu Jabchae and Vegetables Soon Tofu Soup! It's delicious.
  • Joe A.
    Joe AnkenbauerMay 7, 2011
    Great food but horrendous service. Server came to the table 3 times the whole time there, and one of the times was to have us pay 5 minutes after getting our food.
  • Kristina
    KristinaAugust 16, 2014
    Must get the hot pot bibimbap!
  • Minh L.
    Minh LeOctober 22, 2016
    Asian waste fest on weekend nights
  • Eric K.
    Eric KimNovember 4, 2012
    Always be patient because the employees are very fast
  • lauren
    laurenOctober 14, 2010
    24 hours a day, I've never had to wait, private parking lot, kind of the shit.
  • Vanni M.
    Vanni MahJune 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    recently remodeled and now it's super nice and even bigger!!
  • Betty K.
    Betty KaoJune 3, 2010
    Always a line, but the tables turn over quickly. Food is good, fast and delicious.
  • Gabriel K.
    Gabriel KimJanuary 9
    The best Korean restaurant chain in Los Angeles.
  • Brad C.
    Brad CrowellJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't get tofu soup, you're missing out.
  • Aileen L.
    Aileen LaborianteOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The soon tofu is the bomb! :)
  • Lailanie G.
    Lailanie GadiaSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their Soon Tofu is the best!
  • Meredith
    MeredithAugust 31, 2015
    Love the hot stone bi bim bap!
  • Jae Young L.
    Jae Young LeeJanuary 5, 2014
    The wait is a bit long but the food is so good!!
  • Rosana
    RosanaNovember 26, 2012
    Good food but you get better service when accompanied by a korean
  • Heather P.
    Heather PieruckiJune 7, 2013
    24 hours? No way!
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KangJanuary 11, 2013
    They give you a check when you dont even finish your meal half way
  • Gantig B.
    Gantig BatsaikhanFebruary 26, 2013
    You wanna come here after clubbing, best drunk food!
  • Monica Z.
    Monica ZamoraMarch 19, 2014
    SO good!!! And 24 hours!
  • Ingrid B.
    Ingrid BenitezAugust 17, 2013
    Good food everything is fresh
  • Mary H.
    Mary H.November 27, 2011
    Fastest service! They want you in and out!
  • Jay B.
    Jay BaekFebruary 18, 2016
    That famous tofu restautant. Even in Korea
  • Paul C.
    Paul ChangApril 18, 2012
    Soon Tofu & Kalbi is Da Kine!!
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew ThompsonOctober 25, 2014
    Yummy! Soon tofu was great
  • Edgar M.
    Edgar MejiaNovember 5, 2011
    Order anything....it's all good.
  • JT
    JTJune 8, 2016
    This place is 24hrs! Perfect drunchies
  • Duc N.
    Duc NguyenDecember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The pork bulgogi is awesome here.
  • Mario F.
    Mario Fernandez JrJanuary 24, 2010
    Get the #6 Dumpling beef Soon Tofu, spicy!
  • Fabrizio M.
    Fabrizio McCarthyJanuary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the short ribs
  • Jackie Y.
    Jackie YangDecember 31, 2016
    Great tofo soup!
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine SMarch 22, 2012
    soondubu! open late :)
  • Oyko
    OykoMay 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Soup 👍👍👍
  • Maki R.
    Maki ReyesFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bulgogi 21!!!
  • Alesha U.
    Alesha UMay 20, 2010
    Beef bulgogi combination is spectacular. :)
  • Ana V.
    Ana VitikJuly 22, 2015
    Great food, bad service, but who cares.
  • Dennis W.
    Dennis WalesFebruary 6, 2010
    #12 BBQ Rib Combination is my fave!
  • Bruin C.
    Bruin ChyckJuly 27, 2010
    The tofu salad is actually pretty tasty
  • Kristine A.
    Kristine AvelinoAugust 14, 2014
    Fried fish
  • 오미헤
    오미헤June 19, 2011
    nvm check it is 24/7: my bad BCD I LOVE YOU
  • Hyo In K.
    Hyo In KimMarch 21, 2011
    A healthy way to start a day. Tofu.
  • Baby K.
    Baby KwanJanuary 9, 2012
    Wilshire Branch is closed for renovation til Feb.2012
  • John C.
    John C.January 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Effin shit service. Slow as hell. They give you your check before the meal is even over. What the fuck?
  • Lois K.
    Lois KimMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    24hr soon-tofu!
  • Shirley
    ShirleySeptember 13, 2010
    Open 24hrs :)
  • Frank K.
    Frank KangNovember 13, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    @mellisa was it great?
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJune 13, 2016
    Can't go wrong with the galbi combo
  • Christine C.
    Christine ChoiJune 6, 2011
    Ok soon dooboo, bad service. Yuck.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LSeptember 30, 2014
    Good tofu♥ spicy soondubu with bibimbab are so good~ open 24 hours! 소문만큼 맛있진 않은데 그래도 제일 먹을만한 순두부~
  • Johnny K.
    Johnny KimJanuary 13
    한국 순두부집이라 해도 과언이 아니다. 소주와 찌게가 그립다면 이집 완전 강추입니다
  • Hun S.
    Hun ShimMay 23, 2013
    갈비 정식이 맛이 있음 오호~
  • 영진 전.
    영진 전February 17, 2015
    갈비가 맛있고 좋았음
  • Sanghoon L.
    Sanghoon LeeJune 15, 2011
    북창동 순두부 LA월셔지점. 순두부 8.99$, 정식 13~17$
  • Sun K.
    Sun KimMarch 3, 2015
    이곳이 원조라 하여...
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