Seoul Sausage Company
 
 

Korean BBQ and sausage come together in Little Tokyo

By Grace Jidoun

No other place in the city does Korean BBQ quite like this. Chris Oh, Yong Kim, and Ted Kim—the trio behind Seoul Sausage—have introduced a gutsy, revamped menu at their sit-down outpost in Little Tokyo that takes munchie grub to new heights. "The menu is a natural reflection of who we are," says 34-year-old Yong, who launched the biz in an apartment back in 2012. "We took our moms' Korean food that we ate growing up at home, and the food we liked to eat at school and with our friends, and fused it together."

The expanded lineup features the kind of wicked spicy-sweet flavors you crave after a night out. Kalbi jimm poutine is a mess of fries smothered in slow-braised short ribs, pickled onions, and irresistible lime crema. Joining their famous Da KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) is Vinny's Fried Chicken, which introduces a little Filipino flavor into the mix courtesy of an adobo marinade. Spicy house-made sausages figure prominently too, from the signature kalbi to new inventions like the “Angelino,” topped with black beans and bacon. And for a food truck that won the third season of The Great Food Truck Race thanks to their "Pair O' Balls" (kimchi and curried rice croquettes), having a tuna poke salad on the menu seems almost rogue.

A full bar running the length of one wall invites you to swig a beer with your plate of spicy goodness, while ‘90s hip-hop reverberates through the soaring room and onto the patio with huge sliding glass doors—perfect for Los Angeles dining. If the vibe here doesn't win you over, maybe the promise of more experimental meals on the horizon will; a Korean-fusion brunch debuts this spring.

hours

Sun–Wed 11:30 AM–11 PM; Thu–Sat 11:30 AM–1:30 AM

price range

$8 (sausages) to $12 (The Only Kalbi Burger)
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