There are more than 220 Yuk Dae Jang stores in Korea, with five in Southern California and just one in the SGV. Especially during the pandemic, I feel like I should eat mostly at tiny family-owned or independent shops, but there’s a reliability to this place that makes me happy. That means galbi jjim (beef short ribs), bossam (pork belly), and the namesake of yukgaejang (spicy shredded brisket stew in an ox bone broth) with toothsome ahjumma-made pasta that I can count on. When that ox bone flavor hits you, you realize that this place is all about the juice. With a small outdoor seating tent, this is a reliable spot to gather with your pod - when you’re done, pop over to Bopomofo Cafe for a refreshing boba from YouTube star Phil Wang.
Where we've featured it
More spots in San GabrielSee more
Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant
Golden Deli is a Vietnamese restaurant in San Gabriel that’s super popular at lunch - for good reason.
Bhanu’s Indian Grocery & Cuisine
Bhanu’s is a family-run grocery store in San Gabriel that also serves very good Indian food.
Jin Jian Restaurant
Jin Jiang (or J&J) is a casual Chinese restaurant that’s been open in San Gabriel for decades.
More Korean spotsSee more
The Prince in Koreatown is one of LA’s oldest bars. It feels like the rich people floor of the Titanic, except it also serves great Korean food.
Myungin Dumplings in Northridge is the newest location of the Koreatown staple and serves some of our favorite dumplings in the Valley.
Myung In Dumplings
Myung In serves massive Korean dumplings in a strip-mall storefront in Koreatown.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more