My brother and his family are visiting this weekend. For lunch, per his request, we went to his favorite restaurant in LA, Tofu-Ya. Let me preface this post by explaining that outside of Los Angeles, it can be difficult to find good Korean BBQ. Luckily for us, we've heard that there are quite a few options in Los Angeles. We haven't gotten around to try many of the ones in Koreantown yet, but we do give Tofu-Ya props for it's convenient location on the West Side and for it's consistently delicious food. Every time we've eaten there, we have left happy - satisfied and very full.
In addition to the BBQ meats, Tofu Ya serves delicious bowls of Soon Tofu (tofu stew) that you can order by itself, or as a combo. A filling meal including complimentary appetizers ("banchan" - customary in Korean cuisine), rice, BBQ and tofu soup for approximately $20 a person will leave not just your stomach, but also your wallet, happy.
PS - If you have room for dessert, you can go to bearded papa (cream puffs) and volcano tea (bubble tea) down the street!