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Bring Your Fat Pants: Here's How to Win Free Korean BBQ for a Year

Hanjip’s upcoming competition is for a good cause

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

To celebrate their first anniversary, Culver City’s Hanjip is doing a massively-scaled all you can eat competition that runs over one entire week, and will ultimately crown a few winning tables as champions of meat. The grand prize? VIP cards for a free year of Korean barbecue with a friend.

Since opening last fall, Hanjip has changed formats a couple of times and now runs as an all you can eat option for just $29.99 a head. That leaves plenty of opportunity to dine in large amounts, with nearly two dozen different meat selections to choose from across the spectrum, from marinated short rib and spicy pork belly to seafood and beyond. Want a free year of that? Belly up and bring your stretchy pants, as winning tables who eat the most courses in a two-hour period will be earning bragging rights (and more) all week long.

The gluttonous competition kicks off Monday, November 28 and runs through Sunday, December 4, during evening hours only. The structure is simple: every night that week, one winning table each among two-person tables, four-person tables, and six-person tables will be crowned as a winner.

Those 2-, 4-, and 6-tops will each win a free dinner on their next visit, and be entered into the larger overall competition in their size category. At the end of the week in total, each table size will have one overall winner, and those three ultimate tables will each earn cards to allow them free meals for one calendar year.

Better still: Hanjip is donating some of the proceeds from what should be a busy week to charity. For every diner who steps up to the AYCE plate, owner Stephane Bombet and chef Chris Oh will be donating $5 to No Kid Hungry, so you don’t have to feel too bad about all that meat you’re about to consume.

Want in on your chance at Korean barbecue immortality? Better make your reservation now.


3829 Main St, Culver City, CA 90232