I love food. I really mean it. I LOVE FOOD. And one of my favorite cuisines is Korean food. I love the depth of flavor, the spiciness, the certain umami in every dish. Two years ago, I had the pleasure of helping host the grand opening of my favorite Korean BBQ spot in Las Vegas, 8oz Korean Steakhouse.
Everything about this place is KBBQ heaven. Their set meals come at an affordable price but offer high-quality ingredients. And here’s the best part—they cook it for you. My boyfriend Thomas dislikes KBBQ places because they make you cook your own food, which I actually enjoy since it’s more of a social experience for me. But we can both agree that 8oz Korean Steakhouse is the best KBBQ spot in town because of their incredible food, amazing prices, and for the fact that they cook the meat for you.
Aside from the set meal selection, they also offer a wide range of banchan. My favorites are the fish cakes, pickled radish, kimchi, and bean sprouts. Ugh, I’m already salivating as I’m writing this…. Oh, forgot to mention that the mashed potatoes with corn is really good and so is the steamed egg! They also have addictive seafood pancakes and kimchi pancakes. I can eat those all day. Thomas’ favorite part? The cheese fondue made on the grill. He usually ends up dipping his meat into the fondue and pretty much eating all the cheese before I can even get to it. The things we do for love, right?
Whenever I eat at 8oz, I always make it a point to have their mangotinis AND soju. I’m obsessed with how refreshing the mango martinis are and the sweetness balances the spiciness of KBBQ. They also carry my favorite Chumchurum brand of soju and I usually get the peach. At other places, the peach soju is almost always sold out. But not at 8oz!
Here’s a candid of me showing you how I feel about the seafood pancake.
Cheers! Go check out 8oz Korean Steakhouse here. You won’t regret it.
Photos : Tyler Rae Mills