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Koji Bbq Buffet - 3 Reviews - 1725 W Carson St Ste A, Torrance, CA - Buffet Reviews - Phone (310) 787-1820

Koji Bbq Buffet

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1725 W Carson St Ste A
Torrance, CA 90501
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(310) 787-1820
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My husband and I eat here at least twice a month. Our 1st visit was back in 2004 when one our favorite all-you-can-eat korean bbq place closed. Yes at 1st they were lacking and ne...

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DON'T EAT HERE. AVOID AT ALL COST. I've eaten here a few times throughout the years and it seems that service and food quality has gone downhill. My biggest gripe this night...

Avoid Eating Here 1/13/2011

DON'T EAT HERE. AVOID AT ALL COST. I've eaten here a few times throughout the years and it seems that service and food quality has gone downhill. My biggest gripe this night is that they tried to charge me $5 to change the grill. I swear after cooking two rounds of food the grill gets black and it's a health problem to cook on a dirty grill. The first time they changed it they didn't mention any extra charge, but the third time when we wanted to change it they tried to charge me and I was like WTF! So I talked to who I'm assuming is the manager of the place, since he was at the cash register. He told me the charge is a labor cost and that cooking on a gas grill, the charred food that accumulates on the grill is ok, since they use gas. I told the guy that it's a healthy hazard and that there is also no sign posted in the restaurant about a change of grill charge. He became confrontational and said there's no need for a sign, and that it isn't a health hazard. After a few minutes of arguing he finally told the waitress to change the grill, by that time I was so pissed off that I couldn't even enjoy my meal anymore. A few other problems about this place are listed below: 1. If you go for dinner, it takes a long time for them to refill meats that you actually need to ask them to get those meats. My example for the night is one of the most popular meats is the beef brisket, when I got there, none in the tray, so I asked the guy working there. 5 minutes later it was filled. By the time I went for seconds, no more, and it actually remained empty, because by that time I argued with the owner. 2. They have a small sushi collection, by 8:00pm they don't put out anymore because they close at 9:00pm. This also goes for some of the cooked foods that they have. 3. Some of the supposedly clean plates are dirty. I went to grab a plate and there's meat blood dripping down from it. 4. The meats were mostly all still frozen. I grabbed some bulgogi meats and it was like an ice cube. 5. Our waitress for most of the night did nothing. When we got there she asked for our drinks, when we got back to the table still no drinks. Started cooking food, still no drinks. Then we had to asked for our drinks, she took another 5 minutes to get them because she was socializing with a big korean party in the back of the restaurant. This is the worse service I've had at any korean restaurant I've ever been too. 6. The vents inside the restaurant really don't work that well, because smoke was all over the place. I've been to other bbq places from here to ktown, where it's properly ventilated, and this place was horrible. You really end up smelling pretty bad, that by the time I got home I had to shower. For the $15.99 that you spend on dinner there, you're better off going to any other place. There's other korean bbq restaurants around the area that are better, and worth your patronage, just not this one. more

Best all you can eat in LA 9/3/2008

My husband and I eat here at least twice a month. Our 1st visit was back in 2004 when one our favorite all-you-can-eat korean bbq place closed. Yes at 1st they were lacking and need help and some interior decorating. They re-decorated in fall of 07 and we love this place. Ask for Gina she is the best waitress. She actually worked at the spot we used to go to before it closed. She always takes my husbands' spicy chicken in the back to add more spice. He likes it hot!!!We have many friends and familymemebrs who now go there as well. You can not beat the price. Meat is always tender and the place is very clean. Pros: best price for what you get Cons: can be noisy more

Good Clean Fun 6/2/2006

My family had the greatest time tonite. It was so much fun to cook your own food and experience with different types of meat on the table grill. I highly recommend the marinated bugolgi, short ribs, and the shrimp. We wrapped the cooked meat in lettuce leaf with cucumber, green onions, and pickles. It made the grilled meat taste refreshing. I read a lot of bad reviews that critized the service and the waitress, but I think it's a case of cultural misunderstanding. The waitstaff may seen harsh to some people, but really they are just trying to be friendly and charming in the korean way. I would definitely go back! Pros: table grill, all you can eat, family oriented more
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