Korean food falls into the quasi-korean bbq you will find at gyu-kakus of the world, to down and dirty bbq restaurants you will find in korea town that are great but you need to shower after. And then there are some like woo lae oak in beverly hills where the food quality is high and presentation is lovely, but the flavors are so toned down that you dont even reak of garlic, etc. when you leave. Being of korean descent i have lived in manhattan for 13 years and los angeles for 7 now, and i can say seoul jung by far is the best korean restaurant that i have been too anywhere. The food is top notch, the environment is clean and pretty non smoky, and service is not as brusque and rude like it will be at more traditional restaurants. I like ordering a la carte here, but their 10 course emperors banquet is great too, you just need to order a day in advance or so. Many people think yongsusan is the best korean in town, but i dont agree. Try this place, though it is closer to downtown than koreatown in the wilshire grand hotel.