1008 S St Andrews Pl (Olympic)
Los Angeles, CA 90019
A welcome respite from the many KBBQ spots of K-town, Mapo is a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall beloved for its authentic dak galbi: spicy chicken stir-fried with a mix of rice cakes, veggies, hot chili sauce, sesame leaves, and a layer of cheese in a large cast-iron pan. Dak galbi is the only entree on the menu at this tiny, bare-bones spot, where a couple of servers buzz around as they cook the hot and hearty dish on a stove atop each table (don't forget to ask for cheese!). Note: there's a minimum of two orders per party (enough for three people), so bring some hungry friends.