Monday, August 16, 2010

AYCE KBBQ @ Yi Ssi Hwa Ro

Woooot! One of my new favorite AYCE KBBQ places. A group of us came here the other night and ate till we almost exploded.

There are 2 different menus, one for $16, the other one for $20. We opted for the $20 one because it came with baby octopus, shrimp and spicy kalbi.

I'm a huge fan of baby octopus, I could eat them every day. However, the baby octopus here was not that good. The tentacles were good, but the head was so sandy I had to spit it out. Gross.

However, the chadol (brisket) was soooo good that we ordered 5 plates of it. Yeah. You think you aren't eating that much since the meat is so thinly sliced, but really, don't kid yourself. Meat is meat and it's gonna expand in your tummy.

The kalbi was good as well, and rib eye steak was alright. My faves of the night was the chadol and kalbi. I didn't get a chance to try the spicy kalbi cuz I couldn't really breathe after round 3.

Oh yeah, loved the rice papers and the sesame oil with salt dipping sauce. I didn't much care for the purple rice though. White rice!

As far as service goes, it was pretty damn good. They were attentive, friendly and even changed out our grill multiple times. I like that, it prevents cancer.

Oh, since 2 of our friends had birthdays that night, they gave us a free bottle of bubbly and made them dance in front of everyone. It was awesome.

We also had 3 bottles of soju at $6.99 and $9.99 per bottle. The $10 bottle was a bit smoother.

Overall, great dining experience and at $33 per person, a great deal.

Yi Ssi Hwa Ro
3465 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 365-8111


nelehelen said...

I have never been here! But then again... I rarely eat KBBQ and ususally stick to the regular spots. But, those baby octopus looks delicious! too bad the heads were sandy...

Pandalicious said...

yea, this place is a solid spot! chadol ftw!

SinoSoul said...

haven't been here in ages. was just in Chapamn plaza last weekend wondering: how is this place doing? Have you been to Antique's for hookah?

Pandalicious said...

they seem to be doing well. the place was packed when we went on a friday night. nope, never been there.. not a fan of hookah.