Toad House

4503 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


  • Daily 1pm-1am
  • $$
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
This Korean pork-specialty restaurant - no beef, no fish, no oysters - has a pleasant bamboo-screened patio where the locals put out more smoke than the barbecue pits, and the walls are decorated with adorable photographs of tiny black pigs. The basic unit of consumption at Toad House is the combination meal for two, a sort of porcine tasting menu - including a bottle of the low-powered sweet-potato hooch sojuk - designed to take you on a tour of the tiny black pig and all of its constituent parts. The centerpiece of the meal, Toad House's reason for being, is undoubtedly the barbecued pork belly - the meaty, streaky, especially succulent strips of fat meat brought out to the table looking like nothing so much as a pound of uncured bacon that you sizzle into crispness on a tabletop grill. Combination meals for two or three, $25-$50.

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