An Unforgettable Culinary Journey
to Seoul from LA Koreatown
Soban is a small table traditionally used in Korea that allows families and guests to sit together and eat without using chairs. A soban is low to the ground, enabling people to collectively sit and share a meal in a more intimate and cozy way. Soban is most commonly used to show an affinity for a guest or family due to the fact that the table naturally brings people in close proximity with one another, which organically strengthens the bond between the two parties.
Since a soban table is so etched into Korean culture, we want to ensure that our restaurant provides the same feelings of warmth, authenticity and camaraderie that a traditional soban table brings.
Our kitchen is led by Chef Park, whose work can speak for itself. Park is a pioneer, as he introduced Korean food for the first time at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas. Under Chef Park’s tenure at Soban, the restaurant was named in the “101 Best Restaurants” list made by the late Pulitzer Prize winning critic, Jonathan Gold. Soban has also been recommended by a Michelin Guide for Los Angeles restaurants in 2019 under Chef Park’s leadership.