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Kogi BBQ Truck

Food Truck, Moving Target, and Korean Restaurant$$$$
Los Angeles
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    "The short rib taco is still perfect after all these years."(32 Tips)
    Kevin T.
    "Gotta get the short rib burrito... Classic but delicious!"(14 Tips)
    "Blackjack quesadilla and the short rib taco- amazing!!"(15 Tips)
    Manny M.
    "Don't be afraid to try the Kimchi Quesadillas."(9 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • quesadillas
  • spicy pork
  • spicy food
  • trendy
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  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍October 29, 2015
    One word: AWESOME! Seriously best burgers. I also recommend trying the bulgogi taco, bulgogi plate, corndog wrapped in a curly fry, the asian chicken salad and the chicken plate. Definitely come & try
  • LAist
    LAistJune 23, 2016
    The tacos are iconic and the sliders are always reliable, but go further down the menu and you'll find kim-chi quesadillas, the sriracha chocolate bar, and the epic Pacman burger. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowSeptember 6, 2016
    Kogi was one of the pioneers of L.A.’s ambitious food truck scene, and today it operates from four mobile locations. It’s always worth the wait for the short-rib tacos or kimchi quesadilla. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2014
    Roy Choi and his Kogi BBQ trucks will always be deserving of a spot among the taco greats. The short rib taco is still perfect after all these years. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 6, 2013
    Head to a deserted parking lot late at night and wait for the appearance of the Kogi truck, from which you will soon purchase enormous, great-tasting plates of Korean short-rib tacos. Read more
  • Rayshawn W.heart icon on user image
    Rayshawn WilliamsJune 1, 2016
    Order everything from the tacos, to the kimchi quesadillas, to the Kogi sliders, to the Pacman burger, etc. Kogi is the best!
  • Dannheart icon on user image
    DannSeptember 17, 2016
    Great Korean-Mexican combined flavours in tacos and quesadillas. Their food is very fresh and tasty! Highly recommend!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    Korean short-rib tacos, Kogi dogs and blackjack quesadillas taste really good, even if you do have to wait 30 minutes in line for them. Read more
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 25, 2016
    What you should get: The short rib tacos are incredibly flavorful. They also have tofu as a vegetarian option! Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Classically trained and rebellious Tupac Shakur-quoting chef Roy Choi masters the art of Korean Mexican fusion - served off a truck. Read more
  • Derek F.
    Derek FromsonJuly 19, 2013
    Try a combo, including a taco (spicy pork is awesome) and one of the fan favorites like the delicious Spicy Chili Chicken Quesadilla. Add kimchi to your taco. Amazingly delicious and unusual.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 14, 2014
    Kogi sliders and tacos are good! Tacos to choose from: spicy pork, tofu, short ribs(yum!) and chicken. Good price for a quick, tasty meal!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.January 15, 2013
    Tortillas stuffed with short rib, sesame-chile salsa roja, crisp romaine lettuce and cabbage, Korean chili-soy vinaigrette and cilantro,onion, lime relish. Yum!
  • Cynthia G.heart icon on user image
    Cynthia GonzalezMay 4, 2022
    Loved the tacos but the burrito is also great!!!
  • Tara R.
    Tara R.August 20, 2013
    Tacos were good (shortrib/calamari/chicken), but the BURRITO! Oh man! It was a special wet burrito, probably one of the best meals of my vacation.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 17, 2013
    Korean short rib tacos and amazing blackjack quesadilla from the Roy Choi food truck empire that spawned a food revolution.
  • Amiel C.
    Amiel ChuSeptember 14, 2013
    Definitely worth the wait. Everything is delicious. Even as save some for lunch the next day. Microwaved the burrito, still super yum-o.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PolhemusMay 29, 2013
    The (not spicy) Sriracha chocolate bar is amazing! One of the best desserts I've had. The sliders are a great choice for someone who doesn't like spicy things.
  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 18, 2010
    Korean tacos and burritos. Plus other spicy/salty/garlicky combos like the kimchi quesadilla. They’ve got a quartet of silver and white trucks circling the city, but if you miss out on lunch, try dinn
  • Hyacinth P.heart icon on user image
    Hyacinth PalmerDecember 31, 2016
    I had a chicken, short rib, and spicy pork taco...all good 👌
  • JTheart icon on user image
    JTApril 3, 2016
    CLASSIC LA. You will never go wrong with the short rib tacos
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DuranAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're feeling adventurous then track down the Kogi BBQ Truck. I think your best bang for your back is their burritos. They're a little piece of heaven for me.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJJune 3, 2023
    Kimchi quesadilla,was spicy, cheesy and delicious
  • Gheart icon on user image
    GJanuary 18, 2016
    Blackjack quesadilla and the short rib taco- amazing!!
  • Softub
    SoftubOctober 8, 2012
    A Korean-Mexican fusion makes an impression on every taste bud. The beef short rib taco, makes Korea and Mexico seem like long lost twins.
  • Yaron S.heart icon on user image
    Yaron SNovember 27, 2014
    So good, so freakin good. Heads up, the burrito is styled after a breakfast burrito. Pacman burger all the way!
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Once a CIA student, trailblazing chef Roy Choi is now teaching other LA chefs “how it’s done” with his famous Kogi Korean BBQ. Learn more about his culinary college. Read more
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 16, 2010
    Kogi is unparalleled when it comes to a constant stream of efficient, friendly tweets. What to get: grilled short rib tacos, kimchi quesadillas, steamed pork belly. Twitter: @kogibbq
  • Manny M.heart icon on user image
    Manny MontanezNovember 21, 2012
    The Spicy Pork and Short Rib Tacos are the best! Don't be afraid to try the Kimchi Quesadillas.
  • Maddy C.heart icon on user image
    Maddy CaguladaApril 15, 2015
    It's a fusion between Korean spiced meat, and Mexican styled food. I fell in Love after my first bite.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BuenaventuraAugust 25, 2013
    The taco that started the street food revolution. Mix up a taco trio to try the short rib, pork and chicken tacos.
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 1, 2010
    A big dog food truck, one of the originals; look for a Korean spin on tacos, quesadillas, burritos. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Michael B.
    Michael BielecMay 12, 2010
    "Naranja" is one of the four different Kogi trucks which spread out across the Southland at the same time for maximum coverage. Naranja tends to service the areas in and around Orange County. Read more
  • Ray O.
    Ray OcampoSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    For first time visitors, just try the staple Korean BBQ tacos. Feeling a bit daring? Go for the Black Jack Quesadilla
  • ConciergeQ
    ConciergeQJanuary 29, 2011
    What is your favorite smell or taste in Los Angeles? Mila Hermanovski, "Project Runway" Designer: "Kogi tacos from the truck, a unique culinary phenomenon which is Korean and Mexican fusion!" Read more
  • Olivia S.
    1030p-midnight. Best time to roll by Is near the end of time frame. Their burritos are bomb! Better than the tacos! Try kimchi quesadilla too!
  • Anuradha Y.
    Anuradha YusufApril 26, 2014
    Wet burrito, quesadilla & tres leches cake! Ate them all and was in heaven!
  • Kevin T.heart icon on user image
    Kevin TDecember 24, 2015
    Gotta get the short rib burrito... Classic but delicious!
  • Kira J.heart icon on user image
    Kira JonesFebruary 8, 2014
    Short rib tacos are perfect! Accepts credit cards ($5 min.)
  • Katrina
    KatrinaNovember 20, 2014
    Must try. So delicious. Tacos to burritos....just awesome!!
  • Bryan Y.
    Bryan YasukawaJanuary 14, 2011
    Get the pacman burger and a strawberry crush. Finish it off with a chocolate tres leches cake if you have more room/cash
  • David U.heart icon on user image
    David UrrutiaOctober 12, 2015
    Short rib tacos, the quesadilla is a must have
  • Danny O.
    Danny OlivaApril 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    my kogi top5: 1. sliders 2. calimari taco 3. sweet chili chicken quesadilla 4. pac man burger 5. short rib taco
  • David C.
    David CobbOctober 13, 2010
    Ask for the Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla (from the "secret" menu)... ZOMGAMAZEBALLS
  • Giovanni F.
    Giovanni FSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Pacman Burger if you like meat on burger buns. But seriously Short Rib burrito ftw
  • Lydia A.
    Lydia AmmosovaJanuary 12, 2011
    Order the tofu tacos spicy! They are worth every bite! Think outside the cow & don't be a weenie~try them!
  • lindsay v.
    lindsay vApril 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    yes, meats are fantastic, but the tres leches cake is the real winner.
  • Joe J.
    Joe JaffaAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Fantastic food, but watch out: the line can get really long at this location
  • Sean H.
    Sean HenryFebruary 13, 2014
    It's sooo awesome. Try the spare rib burrito
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroAugust 29, 2011
    the infamous korean taco truck. Whenever I am in LA I will track this truck to the source!! The bomb!
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