BBQ Crown

3076 W. Eighth St.
Los Angeles, California
213-905-8080
BBQ Crown

Susan Park

BBQ Crown, originally called Well-Q, quietly opened three years ago in tiny hut in a strip mall. The signage and menu are intentionally sprinkled with Konglish by the American-born owner, Susan Lee. BBQ Crown specializes in smoked duck that's cooked for three to four hours in a $37,000 smoker that's hidden on the restaurant's patio. Boneless, whole duck is trussed and gently smoked. The tender, smoke-infused meat is served in various formats such as tacos and plate specials that come with a sweet and tangy mustard sauce, sambal olek, cold mashed potato salad, multi-grain rice, duck broth, and a carrot and sweet onion salad dressed with a kimchi vinaigrette.

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