I give this place an F- for one simple reason.
They played a James effing Blunt CD the ENTIRE time. Unnacceptable. If you don’t know who that is, consider yourself lucky. If he’s your favorite artist, please close out this page. We no longer require your presence.
I remember someone at the bar was howling “Your beautiful, it’s true!” along with the whiney rocker. I mean, they even played the “music” in the bathroom! I could barely pee out my freshly drunken Ginger Honey Mojito! (a great drink they offer)
Ok, I’ve calmed down. This place is actually fantastic!
This is a beautiful, upscale, Korean-esque restaurant. I call many places “joints” but I can’t do the same in Jian’s case, the prices do not permit it. This place is so visually stunning, I just went online a second ago to relive it. There’s even a big ass buddha head sitting in a pool of smoke!
We ordered two meat items to grill. The Bulgogi (thin sliced beef rib eye – pictured above – no, this is not a picture of a crime scene) and the Tuna Gui (sliced tuna steak – being grilled in the top picture). Usually when I go to Korean BBQ, it’s a red meat extravaganza! I remember the time we did BBQ and then went dancing afterwards. I could feel (and smell) the grease coming out of my skin as I sweated it out. Delicious. You want me now.
I was so happy we ordered the tuna in addition to the bulgogi. It was very high quality and such a nice, light alternative to choosing another red meat. The sides were great, the potato salad really stood out. The only thing I wish was available were those thin slices of rice paper to create mini meat tacos, but we got brown rice, so I was satisfied.
Satisfied and well satiated, as my friend N.O. actually said to the waiter. N.O. is a high powered Hollywood Madam and embroiled in the local Russian mafia. She asked that I do not disclose her name. I told her that I never disclose names and to kindly shut the hell up.
Afterwards, I was craving something sweet. So, we went to Ice Pan. Where they make the ice cream right in front of you! It’s literally like watching performance art!
Choose your milk (soy, fat free, full fat) and your flavor/toppings and they smack it, flip it and rub it down right in front of you! (Oh, no!)
8256 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048