Woo Lae Oak

(310) 652-4187 | View Website

170 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA | Directions   90211

34.069102 -118.375991

 
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Cuisine: Korean

Bar & Pub Special Features: Martinis

Tags: Happy Hour

Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills

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Woo Lae Oak
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The best Korean Barbecue in Los Angeles with amazing new daily happy hour specials!

Reviews for Woo Lae Oak

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Bridging the Korean Food Gap – As a Korean, I think Woo Lae Oak is an amazing Korean restaurant. The quality of their food is extremely good and the ambiance is excellent. If you're looking to stuff yourself for under $20, then go to the other 50 Korean restaurants that serve average ingredients with average service. Woo Lae Oak has done a fantastic job of introducing the Korean cuisine to Americans by offering gourmet food with an artistic touch.

I strongly recommend the Ke Sal Mari (dungeness crab wrapped in spinach crepe) & Hae Mul Bokkum (calamari, scallop, and sweet shrimp sauteed in a spicy sauce) for appetizers, Kal Bi (boneless beef short rib) for an entree, and the Tropical Snow (shaved coconut ice surrounded by jellied fruit, sweet beans & coconut ice cream) for dessert.

Also, Woo Lae Oak isn't like your typical Korean restaurant, since most of the wait staff is not Korean, hence their location on La Cienega rather than Koreantown. If you only speak English, ordering is extremely easy, since there isn't a language barrier, and the wait staff is very helpful in describing each dish. The restaurant also has a private dining room for large parties.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

OMG! Best Korean BBQ EVER! – I have had some good Korean BBQ but this has surpassed my expectations! Every dish we had was prepared to perfection. The wait staff even helped us cook our food. Can't wait to go back!!! If you live in the neighborhood you MUST visit to appreciate my ranting and raving! You won't be dissappointed!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

To Die For Black Cod, Amazing Service, – Wow!!! This restaurant definitely sets the standard for Korean BBQ. It's KB gone gormet. Be Careful! As soon as u try it you will be hooked. Definitely the finest restaurant on La Cienega!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

LOVE LOVELOVE THIS PLACE! – Great restaurant, awesome location, more of a stylish/sophisticated korean BBQ. Very fresh, Great Staff, great service. I love this restaurant you can always get in, better than korea town BBQ houses and its right in Beverly Hills so its even easier to get to than korea town with all the traffic. When ever i go i see cool celebrities hanging out so that is always fun for my guests i have in town. All of their BBQs are great they have normal traditional food and some new exciting stuff the chef has whiped up on his own. Great atmosphere very romantic/trendy feel to it. Its very healthy and there is something for everyone even my young ones. Easy way to please everyone in one stop. Not as expensive as posted on here i personally feel. I would say its about $30-$40 a head depending on what you order and how much. Must for first timers with Korean food.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Do not go this restaurant. – This is the worst Korean food that I ever tasted. These "fusion" Korean foods taste so bad, I will not go there again. Nang-myon(cold noodle) was terribley seasoned. The cook should know how to balance the soup. Kal-bi was not tasty. Side dishs were disappointing.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

nice ambiance but don't pay for bad panchan – People wanting to eat just meat and willing to pay more for korean bbq will get an OK meal without having to drive east into K-town. But the side dishes they give taste worse than those in a combo from a strip mall. Their kimchi, for example, is so Americanized you can't call it kimchi. Pickled with lots of salt and a bit of pepper, the white stalk at the base of the bok choy. They serve a few other things and expect you to pay for other side dishes. Let's face it. It's the side dishes that keep us coming back to these places, because I can cook rib eye steak strips anywhere. On the upside, this is a large restaurant that feels like it could turn into a Hollywood club at night, except that this place doesn't get crowded.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Nice – Great place to bring a date. The place is really cool and the staff is really nice. I don't see the point in going all the way to Koreatown where you'll come out smelling like a barbeque pit when you could go to one of the most famous Korean restaurant and enjoy yourself.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very very nice – I've been to most of the Woo Lae Oak's in the country and love this one especially. It's always a great place to go.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic Place – I've been coming to Woo Lae Oak for ages and I totally appreciate what they have done for Korean Cuisine. They've made it completely enjoyable for people who aren't familiar with the food as well as for people like me, who love Korean food. This is by far the best Korean restaurant in Los Angeles.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Coast to Coast – I travel alot and whenever I'm in New York or Los Angeles I make it a point to go to Woo Lae Oak. The food is always good and the staff is intelligent and courteous. I have become such a fan of this restaurant over the past 10 years and look forward to the opening of their Koreatown branch.

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