Dong II Jang Restaurant

3455 W. Eighth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
213-383-5757
Dong II Jang Restaurant

Photo: Barbara Hansen

Details

  • Daily 11am-10pm
  • Takeout
  • Reservations Accepted
Before K-pop, before pirate bars, before indoor driving ranges, there were the private rooms and tuck 'n' roll booths of Dong Il Jang, the cornerstone of modern Koreatown. And at Dong Il Jang was roast gui, thickish slices of well-marbled beef, sizzled in butter in a big, tabletop skillet. The trick is grabbing the beef off the hot metal after it has begun to caramelize but before all the juices have cooked out of it -- which is easy enough to manage even if a waitress doesn't happen to be hovering -- and lubricating it with a bit of sesame oil and salt.

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