Korean BBQ Unearthed in Santa Monica

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Photo: Midtown Lunch L.A.

With the not-so-notable exceptions of Marina del Rey's Wharo and Sawtelle's Tofu-Ya, there's a strong lack of Korean barbecue joints west of the 405. Or so we thought! Midtown Lunch discovers that BBQ Garden, an easy-to-miss "Oriental cuisine" restaurant in the same strip mall as Hungry Pocket, serves substandard Korean barbecue and satisfactory hot stone bibimbap, along with some Japanese dishes. Who knew? [Midtown Lunch]