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“First time Korean BBQ”

Ong Ga Nae Korean Barbeque
Ranked #58 of 180 Restaurants in Rowland Heights
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I was visiting from out of town and my friend lives in Koreatown, and we'd had both never had Korean BBQ before. So, I proposed we take an adventure together, and we ended up here after reading the great reviews.

We showed up around opening time, and saw there was a valet in the small lot. It didn't cost much which was good since there's not a lot of parking in the area. The restaurant was pretty empty when we got there, which was fine by us.

We really didn't know what we were about to experience, and just chose one of the pre-chosen options on the menu that included beef, pork, and chicken. We figured the variety would give us a good idea of what Korean BBQ had to offer.

Shortly after our order, the server brought about 12 little dishes of things and placed them around the grill. We had no idea what they all were. We asked, and the server barely spoke English, which to us, was a good sign to the authenticity to the restaurant. Unfortunately we didn't understand her much, and just sampled a few of the small items, which were okay.

Then the meats came out. The server placed them on the grill for us and we could take them off when we felt like it. The marinated beef was the best! The one we didn't care for much was the pork belly, which we surprised about since we thought it would have been a slam dunk.

It was good overall,for a fun new experience.

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Thank Todd T
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

My wife, daughter and I recently had dinner at Ong Ga Nae Korean BBQ. We choose the restaurant because of the high on-line ratings. Parking at the restaurant is difficult and so they have provided valet parking to ease patrons' stress, which is an excellent idea. Having reviewed the menu in advance, we chose one the restaurant's signature dishes, the Seng Bulgogi, which is a large amount of sliced beef with spinach, inoki and shitaki mushrooms and other greens. This dish can feed three to four people alone. We did order another hot pot dish, because these are one of our favourites, we chose the dolsot bibim bap, which was uniquely flavoured and excellent. Service was fast and very attentive. We don't usually do this, but we tookd a doggie bag home to enjoin a second Korean town. If you're in Korea Town in LA along Vermont Avenue, this is not aa restaurant to miss.

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Thank John L
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The food is really good, but if you don't order barbeque (which is very expensive and very little serving) won't treat you properly. Often times I had bitter aftertaste, being treated so rudely from waitresses. Even with really excellent quality of food, their poor manner to the customer service, I would not recommend no one to go.

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Thank Elena Y
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

Their SaengBulgogi is so delicious. I never seen a dish like this anywhere. Service is fantastic too.

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