Hanjip, the new-style Korean barbecue joint from Chris Oh and Stephane Bombet (plus Francois Renaud), officially commences services tomorrow after a few days of media previews (yes, there were lots of tomahawk steaks on Instagram). Starting at 11:30 a.m., they'll unveil a full complement of classic Korean cuts, like marinated short rib, whole prime ribeye steak, and sliced brisket to tongue, skirt steak, and marinated pork belly.
Prices range $23 to $39 for beef selections, which is comparable to places like Chosun Galbi, Park's BBQ, and Genwa in the premium KBBQ category. Pork cuts include neck/jowl (a popular new school choice), pork belly, and marinaded pork shoulder. For those that can't pick, Hanjip offers a beef and pork combo with three items priced at $47 for a regular size pork set, up to $89 for a large size beef set.
On the side, opt for a steamed egg topped with uni for $15 (or $5 without sea urchin), spiced lamb, and brown butter kimchi fried rice. That trademark tomahawk steak, which gets sous-vided before coming out for a final table-top sear, runs a hefty $120 but at least includes foie gras butter.
Bargain lunchspotters can opt for an $11 soontofu or $14 bowl of spicy beef yukgaejang, which works well for locals that want to skip a trek to Koreatown. Hanjip runs 11:30 a.m. to midnight every day.
3829 Main Street
Culver City, CA 90232