Woo Lae Oak

★★★★☆
The best Korean Barbecue in Los Angeles with amazing new daily happy hour specials!
  • 170 N La Cienega Blvd

    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    Cross street: Clifton (across from SLS Hotel)

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  • 310-652-4187

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Fusion Korean food, amazing appetizers, no carbs and cook it yourself quality marinated beef. Must try the Cod and for desert the Zavine (putting) or chocolate volcano.

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★★★★★

Fusion Korean food, amazing appetizers, no carbs and cook it yourself quality marinated beef. Must try the Cod and for desert the Zavine (putting) or chocolate volcano.

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I tried Woo Lae Oak for the first time because of the great offer from Groupon. Woo Lae Oak is surrounded by a lot of great shopping and dining. Places like Lawry's, Benihana's, and the Beverly Center.

My bf and I arrived around 6:30 on a

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★★★★★

I tried Woo Lae Oak for the first time because of the great offer from Groupon. Woo Lae Oak is surrounded by a lot of great shopping and dining. Places like Lawry's, Benihana's, and the Beverly Center.

My bf and I arrived around 6:30 on a

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I love meat, so I love wu lae oak. Korean bbq is delicious man food. who doesn't love grilled meat over a flame? (besides vegetarians). i never even get to dessert because i'm so stuffed to the gills with meat.

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★★★★☆

I love meat, so I love wu lae oak. Korean bbq is delicious man food. who doesn't love grilled meat over a flame? (besides vegetarians). i never even get to dessert because i'm so stuffed to the gills with meat.

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The staff is amazing, and the food is even better. There is a lot to choose from, but the ostrich is fantastic - you really should give it a try. Our dinners always end up lasting hours because it's so enjoyable. Definitely one of my favorite LA dining spots.

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★★★★★

In short:

The staff is amazing, and the food is even better. There is a lot to choose from, but the ostrich is fantastic - you really should give it a try. Our dinners always end up lasting hours because it's so enjoyable. Definitely one of my favorite LA dining spots.

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I starting coming to this place about a year ago and every time I go, it gets better! The food is incredible. It is great for date night because the lighting is great with the hight ceilings and fire place. Sometimes I go and sit at the bar with a friend, they are so friendly, we always chat it up with the bartender. Surprisingly enough, I always see celebrities here as well. It's always a good conversation starter. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★★

I starting coming to this place about a year ago and every time I go, it gets better! The food is incredible. It is great for date night because the lighting is great with the hight ceilings and fire place. Sometimes I go and sit at the bar with a friend, they are so friendly, we always chat it up with the bartender. Surprisingly enough, I always see celebrities here as well. It's always a good conversation starter. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Woo Lae Oak is probably one of my favorite restaurants on Restaurant Row! Woo Lae Oak has the freshest ingredients and plenty of options for the health conscious diner. They have happy hour specials every day.

This is by far the best Korean BBQ in town. There is something for everyone because there are healthy options and a menu for vegetarians and a variety of food such as poultry, meat, veggie, and fish. The last two times I ate there, I saw Gwen Stefani and Gavin with their two little kids!

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★★★★★

Woo Lae Oak is probably one of my favorite restaurants on Restaurant Row! Woo Lae Oak has the freshest ingredients and plenty of options for the health conscious diner. They have happy hour specials every day.

This is by far the best Korean BBQ in town. There is something for everyone because there are healthy options and a menu for vegetarians and a variety of food such as poultry, meat, veggie, and fish. The last two times I ate there, I saw Gwen Stefani and Gavin with their two little kids!

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If you are a health nut like me, you will love Woo Lae Oak BH. They have the cleanest food ... low fat, healthy, and delicious. Love eating here.

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★★★★★

If you are a health nut like me, you will love Woo Lae Oak BH. They have the cleanest food ... low fat, healthy, and delicious. Love eating here.

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My mom is usually very picky about her meat quality (fat-meat ratio, chewyness, etc), so this is one of the few Korean BBQ places she's willing to go. The owner is often there and after going there a few times, you'll get to know her. She gives us complimentary desserts (which, btw, look and taste quite amazing).

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★★★★☆

My mom is usually very picky about her meat quality (fat-meat ratio, chewyness, etc), so this is one of the few Korean BBQ places she's willing to go. The owner is often there and after going there a few times, you'll get to know her. She gives us complimentary desserts (which, btw, look and taste quite amazing).

Pros: the atmosphere, meat quality

Cons: pricy

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I'm Korean and have to say this is the worst Korean restaurant I've ever been to. While the ambience is nice, the food is subpar with small portions and the price is ridiculous when you can get much better food for half the cost.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm Korean and have to say this is the worst Korean restaurant I've ever been to. While the ambience is nice, the food is subpar with small portions and the price is ridiculous when you can get much better food for half the cost.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Price, not authentic

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great food ,great service and very romantic to hang out! I will definetely go back!
Very exclusive place... nice fire place and nice crowds.

2
★★★★★

great food ,great service and very romantic to hang out! I will definetely go back!
Very exclusive place... nice fire place and nice crowds.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Quality of ingredients, Variety on Menu, Ambiance, Friendly Wait Staff

Cons: Only Valet Parking ($2), Often very busy

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

Cons: Um.....can't think of any

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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!!!

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★★★★★

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!!!

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

Cons: You might have to cook it yourself, but ask your waiter to do it and he will gladly ablige.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Own $3 valet parking lot on restaurant row

Cons: The cute wait staff HAHAHAHA

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Nice service

Cons: Food

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: ambiance, immediate seating

Cons: side dishes not authentic

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Ambiance, Wait staff

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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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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

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We had horrible service, it was slow and unprofessional, and when we told the manager about it he didn't do anything! Half our food didn't come out, and they didn't even apologize for it.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had horrible service, it was slow and unprofessional, and when we told the manager about it he didn't do anything! Half our food didn't come out, and they didn't even apologize for it.

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You're paying for the ambience, the name, and the service. If you're taking a newbie out for Korean food and you want to impress him/her, then go for this place. Otherwise, hit up koreatown where the real, more reasonably priced, and better tasting korean food is at.

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★★★☆☆

You're paying for the ambience, the name, and the service. If you're taking a newbie out for Korean food and you want to impress him/her, then go for this place. Otherwise, hit up koreatown where the real, more reasonably priced, and better tasting korean food is at.

Pros: service

Cons: pricey, not real K-food

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This is a high end American style Korean restaurant. They have created American style Korean dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone. Traditional Korean BBQ is great and the variety of side dishes are enjoyable. If you are willing to spend $$$ for a healthy meal, I recommend this place.

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★★★★☆

This is a high end American style Korean restaurant. They have created American style Korean dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone. Traditional Korean BBQ is great and the variety of side dishes are enjoyable. If you are willing to spend $$$ for a healthy meal, I recommend this place.

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Woo Lae Oak on La Cienaga is a beautiful restaurant, filled with beautiful people. The food however, does not taste nearly as good as the authentic Korean food you can find in Korea town. And the price is considerably higher than other korean restaurants that have better food.

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★★★☆☆

Woo Lae Oak on La Cienaga is a beautiful restaurant, filled with beautiful people. The food however, does not taste nearly as good as the authentic Korean food you can find in Korea town. And the price is considerably higher than other korean restaurants that have better food.

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With its Asian artifacts and dramatic architecture, this is a handsome setting in which to sample authentic Korean cuisine, with an occasional dish exhibiting some California accents. The specialty here is cook-at-your-table Korean…

 

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