INTRODUCING WHARO KOREAN BBQ
Wharo refers to an old charcoal stone-pot which brought together families and friends. We want to continue this symbolism at Wharo so families can sit around to eat and share memories.
Wharo was founded in 2004 with the passion and inspiration to introduce quality and health conscious-friendly Korean food on the Westide of Los Angeles. The owner, Mijin Namgoong, had noticed that her non-Korean friends and colleagues loved Korean food but had no location to embrace it on the Westside. Mijin took that idea and decided to open a Korean restaurant that would complement the active and health conscious community of the Westside.
Wharo dishes are derived from modern Seoul style dishes with a Western twist. We are always trying to enhance flavors and create new recipes to modernize and strive towards progressing to the top of our industry.
At Wharo, we are proud that all of our dishes are free of MSG but instead; use home-style cooking to create the mouthwatering flavors. From homemade spicy Kimchi to Organic Soft tofu soup, we only culture the finest for our customers. We also use high quality Certified Angus Beef which passes 10 quality standard testing for its title.
To keep alignment with our vision, we truly treasure the quality we put out in food and service for our friends, and hope to maintain that standard.
Voted 2006 Top 10 New Restaurants
“This is Korean barbecue, upmarket style.”-LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
Voted Best Korean Restaurant- CITYSEARCH 2006-2009
The Best Korean BBQ restaurant in Southern California – BEST of LA TV,2009
Recognized by ZAGAT SURVEY in Excellence