Our Story

Baekjeong, the Korean word for “butcher,” reflects our commitment to serve only the highest quality meats and offer a truly outstanding Korean cultural dining experience, showcasing the rich authentic flavors and the unique qualities of Korean barbecue.

Owned and operated by Kijung Hospitality Group, we opened the first US Baekjeong in Los Angeles in October 2012 and quickly expanded to 7 restaurants in California and New York, making us the #1 choice for Korean barbecue in North America.

From our innovative grill to our nationwide expansion, Baekjeong is widely recognized by leading food critics as the gold standard and industry leader in Korean barbecue.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver rich, traditional culinary flavors and the vibrant essence of Korean night markets through an authentic menu, upbeat atmosphere and a modern dining experience.

See what top industry critics are saying


Counter Intelligence: The basics of life at Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong
LA Times

Watch: Is Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong the World’s Favorite Korean Barbecue?
Eater

All the badass chefs are eating at this underrated food joint
NY Post

Anthony Bourdain Reveals His Secret for Losing 35 Pounds
Thrillist

Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants
LA Times

America’s Best Places to Eat Like a Local
Travel + Leisure

Global Dining: Our Ultimate Guide to Tasting the World in O.C.
Orange Coast

In L.A., East Meets West Meets Tacos
Wall Street Journal

The 12 Finest Korean Barbecue Restaurants in LA and OC, Summer 2019
Eater

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Is the Restaurant Koreatown Didn’t Know It Needed
LA Weekly

What to Order on a Korean Menu: Go for the Soups
Wall Street Journal

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong
New Yorker

True fans of Korean BBQ know there’s only one place to eat it in New York City
Insider

Anthony Bourdain and NYC Food Royalty Feast on Korean ‘Cue at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong
Eater

Here’s Everything on the Table at Korean Barbecue Spot Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong
Grub Street

The Meat Whisperer
Tasting Table

Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast
The New Yorker

Amazing Regional Cuisines That Are Worlds Away From Their Homelands
Travel + Leisure

Korean Cooking with Baekjeong: Japchae
The Spruce Eats