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CHUNJU HAN IL KWAN

3450 West 6th Street #106, Los Angeles, California
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  • CHUNJU HAN IL KWANPro 2014
    Danny Nguyễn
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    5 Jun 05, 2014

    Get the budae jiggae! That's what we got, its almost 30 bucks and worth it! Its one of the best budae jiggae I've ever had. So inside there's lot of goodies, spam, hot dog, instant noodles, rice cake and lots of veggies. There's a lot of ban-chan provided for you. The waitresses are always willing to refill it for you, no questions asked. The service for this place is really great, considering Asian places are really not known for their stellar service. But the service here was one of the best I've had. The wait might be long if you come during peak hours, but its not as long since people just eat and leave so its always a less than 10 minute wait. Parking can be a pain, there's paid valet but I'd rather just park on the streets. There's usually some parking on Wilshire or the other residential streets nearby!

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  • CHUNJU HAN IL KWANPro 2014
    Re becca
    4 Apr 12, 2014

    Looking for authentic Korean food, well this place is so authentic that the ajima in the front speaks to you in Korean when you wait in the front! Better to bring a Korean with you to get everything going because it does get incredibly pack!
    Don't fret because as busy as they were we were still able to get seated within 10 to 15 minutes!

    Its pretty efficient as the little old lady takes your order first and once your seated everything including the banchan (small side dishes) gets brought to your table within seconds!
    They made one big boo boo, but I asked for the bimbimbap as that was the only veggie dish out there for me and she knew i was vegetarian and when the dish came out i started to stir it and saw chunks of meat hiding behind the egg!

    The lady apologized and got me a whole new one, she was so cute and smiley that I forgave the situation right away! I saw that she walked to every table to make sure they were having a decent meal and bring people things ! Def a good hostess !

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    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Aug 22, 2013

    One of my favorite restaurants in Koreatown. This place serves food that tastes home cooked, and the ahjumahs who work here remind me of my mom. Pretty much everything here is delicious so you can't go wrong. The dish they are known for is their army soup. Do try it at Chunju if you've never had it before.

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  • CHUNJU HAN IL KWAN
    Jessica Y.
    5 Apr 04, 2013

    There is no place that makes buddae jjigae as good as this place.
    Military stew or army base stew -
    "Soon after the Korean War, food was scarce in Seoul, South Korea. Some people made use of surplus foods from U.S. Army bases, such as hot dogs, canned ham, and Spam, and incorporated them into a traditional spicy soup flavored with gochujang (red chili paste) and kimchi." (wikipedia)

    Boiled on top of your own electric stove - this boiling stew has sausage, instant ramen, spam, rice cake, tofu, and kimchi.
    It's your own instant ramen, but on steroids.
    Try replicating instant ramen like this, I bet you cannot.

    The best.

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  • CHUNJU HAN IL KWANPro 2014
    Natalie K
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    5 Apr 03, 2013

    This is the best place to have Korean stew in Los Angeles. If you're craving Korean food but don't want BBQ, this is a great place to come. They have some cooked Korean BBQ options too but I have never tried it.

    Personally I come here for their budae jjigae aka military soup. The ingredients include spam, sausages, kimchi, meatballs, instant noodle, and other vegetables all mixed in this yummy spicy broth. The portion is huge. I shared the soup with a friend and we only finished about half of it.

    I heard their other stews are also very good. One of my Korean friends said that their jungol or seafood stew is one of the best out there.

    They serve their dishes with purple rice and about 12 kinds of banchan or side dishes. The side dishes are really good. Their servers are very nice and the food comes out fast.

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