Ham Ji Park

3407 W. 6th St., Ste. 101-C
Los Angeles, CA 90020
213-365-8773
Ham Ji Park +

Danny Liao Pork ribs

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  • Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-10 p.m.
  • $, $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Many of L.A.’s Korean barbecue joints are large, boisterous places that specialize in grill-your-own dishes, usually of the beef variety. Ham Ji Park, on the other hand, is on its own porky path. The two must-order dishes here are prepared in the kitchen: One is a stew made mostly of pork neck and whole russet potatoes. It is pure comfort, though you will have to wrangle with the bones in this tender cut of pig. The stew’s co-star on the menu is the pork ribs, sweet and spicy and sure to cause a mess. It is a generous portion, but it’s not unheard of to order a double. These are served with the full array of banchan, mostly pickled items that pair perfectly with the rich ribs. The down-home atmosphere matches the food. It’s the perfect place to linger over the bones with a pitcher of beer. —Katherine Spiers

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