Korean, Noodles, Soup
Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Miari Noodle House is the best place to spend your leisure time tasting delicious food and enjoying the nice atmosphere. After visiting our restaurant you will definitely have a wish to come back!
Adress: 3224 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (323) 735-0647
- turned_in_notHealth ScoreA
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch
- local_parkingParkingStreet, Private Lot
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- volume_upNoise LevelAverage
- local_barAlcoholBeer & Wine Only
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
- turned_in_notGender Neutral RestroomsYes
Wow. I've clearly been deprived to good korean food in the east coast. Its a whole notha level out here in LA in terms of freshness, taste, service and price.
Got the seafood Kalgooksu. All the seafood ingredients (clams, mussels, crab, shrimp) was so fresh. You don't get the minature frozen clams/shrimp you sometimes see in these dishes. The noodles were chewy and delightful. Broth was tasty and perfectly seasoned. Portion size was huge, was able to share some to my mother to experience the kalgooksu goodness.
I appreciated how we are supposed to cut our own kimchi dishes with the scissors they provide, which was a first time for me. I sometimes get paranoid about side dishes being reused at Korean restaurants, but at Miari, I don't need to second guess.
Everything here was fresh. Service was quick. Worth the price.
The service only 1 star.
The food quality 3 stars.
The price 3 stars.
I ordered a Korean soup() .
I felt quality of food and quantity of cow intestines getting worse.
For that I can understand if they say the cost is going up.
But things bothers me is the servers has no service mind.
I asked for a napkin and I ate Kimchi already that I could use more.
The lady gave me a napkin but never asked if I would like little more Kimchi.
I kind of waited see if any other waitress could ask me.
I wondered where are the mind?
If they are serving they should look around before they think how much tip they would get from the customers.
Oh, Hangari Kalguksu, how we miss you sooo....(Insert bawling emoji here). I mean, it's not like we can't venture deeper into Ktown to get some clam noodle soup...maybe it's just that we're too scared to deal with the traffic, the parking, the long lines, the noisy crowds...Maybe I'm aging myself here?
Miari Noodle House is a close runner up for good clam knife cut noodles, and minutes from where we live. It's still Ktown, but just not deep in the warzone. They have everything you would typically see on a Korean homestyle menu, but they mostly specialize in their noodles, hence their name.
This place is old school Ktown, the kind of place where the ajushis come after a round of golf, for some grilled mackerel, jjigae, and soju. I love that there's no crazy line, but you know it's good because they're never not busy.
Highly recommend their clam noodles, their yulmu kimchi bibimbap (a fresher, summery take on traditional bibimbap), any of their fish combos, as well as any of their jjigae/stews.
WOW forgot to check in AND forgot to transfer my photos over?! -___-
I came here because it's right next to Choice Music (BTS run LOLZ). The 3 of us came around 4:45 PM, since I had to catch a flight soon after.
Parking: pretty treacherous. Super limited parking spots, so I recommend street parking during peak hours!
This place is super "legit" in the sense that the ahjummas speak very limited English. Most of the time I was pointing and miming. Brings me back to the time when I travelled to Korea!
Ambiance: reminds me of a pub in Korea! All the sunrise and uncles come out here to drink and eat.
Pricing: everything here is really fair! You can pay as low as $9 for a nice dish.
1) clam noodle soup ($12): really "clammy" if you know what I mean! It was good, and the broth was clear, perfect for a cold day. They provided plenty of clams, and the noodles were good! (Don't know if it's handmade.) Pretty big portion, so eat up!
2) beef brisket soup ($11): super beefy, and not fatty at all! It has some clear noodles inside, but comes with a bowl of rice on the side.
3) oxtail noodle soup ($11): also really good flavor! Also has noodles inside, and the portion was good too. Came with white rice. The only downside was the meat was not enough!
Side dishes: awww no! They only have 2, kimchi and radish. And they don't ever come refill it. It wasn't that good either....
Service: super fast! However, after they dropped off our food, they were not to be seen again until I went up to the counter to pay.
Overall, would consider coming here if other places were closed, but I'm still going to keep my options open for good Korean soups.
I don't like to write review badly but I think it's better to share my experience of the taste of the soup I had here this time. Because when I went last time, I realized the price went up and the amount of food served less than usual. But I would like to give another shot so I went this place on Monday night and ordered beef radish soup with $10.99 before tax and the tip. When the soup was served there was tiny two pieces of beef and the soup taste horrible. It's hard to call broth, because it tastes like water + chemical seasoning that It's even worse than the soup other restaurant gives you as a side dish. Also the side dishe here is only kimchi and so if the main dish tastes bad then basically there is nothing to eat with rice. So I said to the server how come there is only 2 pieces of tiny beef in it. And the server took the soup back to the kitchen and brought it back with a little more beef in the soup and Anyway I would never order this soup again, also I wouldn't go back this place for a long time.