I have been going to Shamshiri for years. The food has always been excellent with large portions. Nice atmosphere and I have never had any trouble with service.
The food is tasty and well presented, but the portions in the small dishes are far too pricey for what you get. The decor is hip and the place tends to get crowded after 9:00.
Decent Thai food but not very authentic. There are large portions on the lunch special. Good service and ample parking. The Thai beef salad has something to be desired.
Rather ordinary Korean food. Specializes in Korean-style stew and meat dishes. The tofu dishes are decent. The prices are reasonable. Located on the top floor of the Koreatown Galleria.
This is the first of the fancy Korean restaurants decked out in concrete, steel, and modern design. The outdoor dining area is especially nice in the evening after a hot day. The food is not great but good. The service is fine with Korean ladies walking around in their traditional outfits. A good place for those who want an introduction to authentic Korean food in Koreatown.
This is a friendly neighborhood place--for French food! Good, competent food served up quickly in an informal setting. Not a place for Saturday night dates, but a great place to bring your kids. Fried items are great--hot and crispy.
This is a tiny place that specialize in Korean snack/street food. They have an extensive menu including classic items such as cold buckwheat noodles and Korean-style sushi. The prices are very reasonable--be warned, they only take cash!
Kang Nam is a decent restaurant in Koreatown. The place now is a bit dated, and it shows. The food is good--it's advisable to stick with traditional Korean dishes and avoid the Korean interpretation of Japanese cuisine.
Brother's Korean Restaurant is one of the best Korean barbeque places in the country. The quality of the meat and the quality of the wooden charcoal are superb--the service, not so much. This is a place to go for food--not for atmosphere. Serious Korean food and barbeque lovers will be absolutely grateful that the restaurant exists.
If the original Brothers restaurant is too busy, go down a block and check out Brothers II (same owners). Smaller and quieter atmosphere, but the food is the same quality and top notch.