Gwang Yang Korean BBQ – Seoul

Introduction
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Gwang Yang Korean BBQ Restaurant – Seoul
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Exterior
Exterior

Gwan Yang is located in the Gagnam area of Seoul, brought to everyone’s attention by Psy with his Gagnam Style song from several years ago.

We arrived shortly before they were officially open. My wife’s cousin spoke to one of the workers then in the best Korean she could muster, and explained that we were on a short layover. She graciously opened the restaurant early, and let us in.

Grill with Vent
Grill with Vent

Unlike most of the Korean BBQ restaurants in the LA area, the number of banchan was limited but very good. They use real wood charcoal with a vent right about the grill so you don’t leave there smelling like beefy grease.

Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Banchan
Rice Paper
Rice Paper

Banchan included a cabbage type salad, a vegetable roll-up, several types of kimchi, fried fish, rice paper, eggplant (if I remember correctly), a lettuce salad and steamed egg.

Bulgogi
Bulgogi

We ordered some bulgogi, which was super tender and very flavorful.

Brisket
Brisket

We also ordered some brisket, which was also tender and had a real “beefy” flavor.

From what I’ve been told, most of the beef comes from Australia.

The server cut the meat for us and also cooked it tableside.

Soup
Soup
Rice
Rice

The meal ended up with a soup, and a rice dish.

This is not all you can eat, but the quality of the meat is outstanding.

Gwang Yang has also recently opened up a restaurant in Los Angeles, and was recently named the #4 Korean BBQ restaurant by Eater LA.

If in the area, it is definitely worth the trip for the quality and service.

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