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Kobawoo House

Korean Restaurant$$$$
Wilshire Center - Koreatown, Los Angeles
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Kobawoo may be a great place to go for crisp seafood pancakes, game hen stuffed with ginseng and sticky rice, and pig's feet pressed into a cool, gelatinous terrine, but its bossam is unsurpassed. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterMay 12, 2014
    The crowds go for the bossam, a Korean specialty featuring pork belly slices, but try the traditional dishes as well. The hulking seafood pajeon is a classic, as well as the kimchi stew. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 1, 2014
    There are more than a dozen outstanding Korean restaurants in Koreatown. The lunchtime bossam is a great deal while the stews, fish, and pancakes are all top drawer. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22
    Kobawoo continues to strike the right balance between ambitious and comforting, with some of the city's best bossam (roasted Korean pork belly). Read more
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldFebruary 12, 2012
    Delicious! There is a wait at lunch because the lunch specials are such a great deal & feed 2 people. Kimchi soup and bulgogi were wonderful. My friend from Korea says their pork is the specialty!
  • Kevork K.
    Kevork KazanjianOctober 27, 2014
    I don't need to say much about this place except that whatever you get will be unforgettable. My favorite dish is the pork belly with the sliced radish.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJuly 29, 2013
    Kobawoo is an institution, a polished, respectable destination restaurant with some of the best food in Koreatown at great prices! Featured at the 2013 LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast! Read more
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunSeptember 6, 2014
    Service was a little slow, but the food was good! We liked the seafood pancake and spicy beef soup with dumplings. Only four side dishes though! $1.50 valet parking.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 4, 2013
    Most famous for its version of bossam: boiled pork belly you wrap up into leaves with raw garlic, sliced chiles and a salty condiment made from tiny fermented fish. Read more
  • Jacqueline X.
    Jacqueline XuDecember 4, 2011
    Best Korean Food and service ever!! We ordered Black cod, the waiter told us to wait for 15 min, but for 15 min, they kept feeding us with the small appetizer dishes three times. Fast service also
  • Jay S.
    Jay ShinSeptember 11, 2014
    Bossam is so good here, you'll regret not getting more bossam if you order anything else. (Trust me, I regretted it for a week)
  • Oliver
    OliverAugust 5
    If you don't want any bullshit from the valet, try to keep a dollar or two around to throw at them. Their valet literally stood in the way of my door from being closed because I had no cash to tip.
  • Samson C.
    Samson ChangJuly 15, 2013
    The Bosam is good( presentation is great) like in most other reviews . Most services with a smile(this is a Plus)!
  • Christine H.
    Bossam 👍🏼. Chigae good too. Haven't had a bad dish here. Often a wait.
  • G
    GApril 20
    Bossam lunch special is good. Their special seafood pancake however was not. Too thick for my liking- I like Korean pancakes to be thinner, less doughy.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KimDecember 20, 2013
    Bossam is good but the jengban noodles are the best. Great kimchi too.
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 21
    One of the best Korean meals I've ever had!
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenMay 13, 2015
    I can confirm... There are NO Tennessee Hot Chicken shenanigans going on here, just delicious-ass BOSSAAAAAAM! #nonsensicaltips #bossambooyashaka
  • Janelle W.
    Medium bossam (perfect for 2) and amazing dwenjang soup!
  • Midtown Lunch LA
    Midtown Lunch LAApril 7, 2011
    The bosam lunch special is one of the best deals in all of K-Town
  • Tony M.
    Tony MarinoApril 22, 2014
    Their bosam is out of this world, definitely try it!
  • Midtown Lunch LA
    Midtown Lunch LAJanuary 11, 2011
    Their bosam lunch special is one of the best deals in K-Town! Read more
  • Sam A.
    Sam AlonDecember 14, 2015
    The dishes have a lot of flavor. I highly recommend.
  • WEeatz.com
    WEeatz.comMarch 29, 2010
    Medium Bossam for $15.99. That's more than enough for 2 ppl folks! Read more
  • Taku I.
    Taku ImasakiMay 5, 2010
    Had sudden craving for Korean pork... the bossam meal here hit the spot!!
  • Milk & Tea
    Milk & TeaMarch 10, 2012
    Best dwen jang jji gae in LA - must have with bossam
  • Tony L.
    Tony LaiNovember 19, 2014
    Lunch specials are a great deal!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 30, 2010
    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • Maria G.
    Maria GabrielleMarch 21, 2012
    I could live without the kimchi spam pancake.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Mary Sue Milliken, chef of Border Grill, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Bo ssäm. Read more
  • Sang Ryong L.
    Sang Ryong LeeJanuary 26, 2012
    Always waiting line at the entrance.
  • Devin B.
    Devin BeecherFebruary 5
    Has the best Bossam
  • Tony R.
    Tony RiveraMarch 25, 2010
    Awesome Korean dishes!
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMarch 16, 2012
    Best bo ssam!
  • Java D.
    Java DeLauraJanuary 3, 2015
    Pork belly!
  • Changy
    ChangyApril 18, 2012
    Bossam is da bizness!!
  • Miguel K.
    Miguel KimAugust 20, 2011
    Medium Bossam is $16.99 now.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SNovember 6, 2012
    bossam is good
  • David H.
    David HNovember 12, 2011
    delicious!
  • Charquant W.
    Charquant WilliamsJanuary 2, 2014
    It was ok, services was bad, the meat was ok.. Over priced
  • Babo-Buddha
    Vor knapp 20 Jahren habe ich häufig koreanisch gegessen, aber nie im Restaurant. Hier ist es sehr lecker und authentisch. Der Service ist schnell und sehr freundlich.
  • Juan U.
    Juan UreñaMarch 28
    Noche delicious corean food!!
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