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An exciting new addition to downtown Culver City, Korean BBQ spot Hanjip opened in late 2015. It’s a collaboration between successful restaurateur Stephanie Bombet (Terrine, Faith & Flower, and Viviane) and chef and TV personality Chris Oh (founder of Seoul Sausage Co, managing partner of Escala, and co-owner of Nomad Kitchen). The vibe is hip and urban—black and white murals, dark wood paneling, cafeteria-esque chairs and benches—but in a decidedly sophisticated way. The dishes are generous and the food is seriously good, so eat a light lunch if you’re coming for dinner. Meat aficionados will be pleased by Chef Oh’s prime cuts of beef and the satisfying pork selection. There are a few particularly impressive high-end dishes, like the giant tomahawk steak served with foie gras butter, and a few surprises like the seafood pancake, which is amazing.

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