Ranked as one of the 101 Best Restaurants by food critic Jonathan Gold and named one of the 99 Essential Restaurants 2013 by LA Weekly, ‘Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong,’ is 678 Corp. (Korea’s leading restaurant group) and Korean wrestler and comedian, Kang Ho Dong’s sensational Korean BBQ restaurant. Upon its arrival in Los Angeles, it has become a landmark destination for local and international foodies in search of the best Korean barbecue in town. Baekjeong NYC strives to be the best that Koreatown, New York has to offer.
Borrowing its name from the Korean word for “butcher”, Baekjeong only serves high-quality meats and the offers a dining experience that emphasizes the most essential and unique qualities of Korean barbeque. In his glowing review of Baekjeong in the Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Gold writes, “The food, while basic, is of surprisingly high quality.”
You can choose from a wide variety of premium beef and pork cuts, which will be cooked before your eyes on our signature tabletop grills. Each grill is uniquely designed to cook a variety of popular Korean side dishes, such as eggs, vegetables, kimchi and cheesy corn, in the trenches encircling it. You can enjoy your barbeque with refreshing a bowl of cold noodles, a choice of stew or our unique, shakable lunch box called ‘doshirak’.
Leading the kitchen is Chef Deuki Hong, a native of Korea who trained under Jean Georges Vongerichten, David Chang and Aaron Sanchez. He is currently working on his first cookbook about Korean cuisine, titledKoreatown, USA, which is scheduled for publication in 2016 by Clarkson Potter.