Best Friend - Park MGM

4.7
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$30 and under
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Korean
Roy Choi’s ode to the streets and eats of Los Angeles. Korean BBQ to grain bowls, kimchi to spaghetti, adolescence to adulthood, dinner to munchies, hip hop to bibimbop.

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KU
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This needs to be on your Vegas bucket list. To say the food was amazing would be an understatement. We ordered the slippery shrimp, kimchi fried rice, beef short rib tacos, and street corn. Though I loved everything, the tacos were the show stopper. I could have eaten 2 whole orders of the tacos by myself and left happy. Chef Roy Choi’s passion for cooking is evident in his food. Between that and the fun, unpretentious atmosphere of the restaurant, you will leave wanting to be Chef Roy’s best friend.

BJ
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors! We had the ‘A’ Chef’s menu — delicious!

DT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

very very casual. Not what I expected. Music is very loud, difficult to have conversation

L
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, original, high quality Korean food.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fun and hip

JH
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just what I was hoping for. Everything we had was a true taste bomb from the pickled cucumbers to the fried rice. Spicy bar be que pork was the best. Everything went well with a nice and dry Sake. Kimchi fried rice is must have. Honey did not want any part of the egg so I broke it on my half of the bowl, yum yum.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Fantastic food & atmosphere. So, so satisfied with our experience at Best Friend - could leave Vegas after night 1 satisfied. Would 100% recommend to ANYONE looking for a fun dining experience. Go here! You will not regret it.

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Best Friend. They really hit the mark with the food and ambiance. I can’t say enough good things about the food though! So vibrant and delicious. My husband and I chose the Chef Menu B and just WOW! I highly recommend trying Best Friend to anyone wanting a great dining experience while in Vegas.

N
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Chef and his concept for the restaurant. The food was amazing and I would definitely recommend. The slippery shrimp got rave reviews but I enjoyed the prawn dish a lot better. Kimchi fried rice was amazing and no other complaints with the food. We went with a group for a birthday and I was disappointed to learn everyone at table has to get all you can eat if one person wants it. Our guest wanted to order individual meals and me and my bf wanted all you can eat. We basically guilted our guest into ordering the same all you can eat as us. There is a $50 choice and a $65 choice and whole table HAS to order the same, either 50 or 65. We would have spent $400 either way so it would have been nice to have a choice for each guest. Our server was great and worked with us on the menu but I feel like menu could have better options.

OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Gabriel was a sensational server. Well done Choi, a knockout of a meal.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We had no idea what to expect and the menu was hard to figure out. I love the style of the Menu, but I wish there would have been photos. Three out of the 5 of us loved our meals. The only reason I didn’t rate them higher was the service. It was early and the place was not busy. Three people were served first and it took 15 mins for the next to come out. By the time the last meal came out the first people were done eating. There were no apologies or Explanations for the delay. I had even pointed out that we didn’t have all our meals. Nothing was said. The Manager kept walking by but never smiled or asked how things were. I’m assuming she was the manager, walking around in a red track suit? When we went to leave my daughter wanted a sweatshirt. The previous customer spilled an entire drink all over the floor in front of the register. The girl at the register knew we were trying to get helped and pay. She just let us maneuver around the puddle. It was like it never happened. There wasn’t one single worker in the place that had a smile. Other than that. Food was good. We loved the atmosphere and music. It’s a cool vibe

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Poor quality food. Overpriced.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Fun ambience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food

CJ
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. Great service. Definitely will go back soon

ST
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool ambiance and delicious food! My husband and I came for his bday dinner and we loved it!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The menu was not friendly to groups with different dietary needs. They had a big sign about a Monday all you can eat special at the front door but the server said they are not really doing that promotion any more. Server seemed liked he hates his job and dislikes having to talk to people. The whole experience was frustrating. The shrimp was great though.

s
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was top knotch. If you’re looking to try something delicious and different on the strip without a crazy price tag, I would definitely recommend Best Friend! We loved the Pork Belly Rice Bowl and the Spicy Pork (which comes as a large/shareable portion).

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow - this place was awesome! We loved the food, the vibe and service - our server Korey was beyond! It's so amazing to be served by someone who was proud, excited and educated about the restaurant and the food. He truly knew their food and culture and was excellent in making suggestions. Because of him and the great suggestions, we were all thrilled with dinner and the energy there is so fun!

MB
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. The street corn was phenomenal and we also loved the Kogi bbq tacos and spicy pork entrees too. Ambience is super fun and we loved the servers’ retro outfits. Good drinks too. A fun place for dinner.

MJ
Charleston
76 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great -- but service was a little off.
We ordered the tasting menu, but the food was not presented very well. The timing was off and server was a little unresponsive. We had to wave our server down a couple/few times when we needed some help. Overall -meh- service and would expect a little better.
Cost was a little high. We are willing to spend that much on an experience, but it needs to come with service, and food quality. In this case, all three were not there.

CP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has amazing food and is a must when in town. We have done Menu A & B as well as an option where Best Friend chooses you entrees. Thank you Roy Choi and team it’s always a awesome experience dining at Best Friend.

MS
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place, had the Jambi ribs and spicy pork, as well as sampler of banchan. Only the cucumbers were great...others not fresh...very disappointing

Service was good, meats were good and the overall rating is...3 and a half

SW
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful and friendly staff, food came out quickly and was delicious! Music choices are always on point with the DJ persons catering to your musical needs.

DN
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Drinks were great. Great vibe and a great time for groups.

D
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did the sampler which was great. Way too much food though and pretty expensive.

M
Las Vegas
74 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual, fun, exciting place to eat. The food is good, with a curated selection of authentic Korean dishes, nicely-prepared kimchee, tasty fried chicken (yes, that’s Asian,) and an extensive choice of alcoholic beverages, served in a colorful space which never bores the eye. Definitely adds life to an already lively part of the Strip.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roy Choi’s best friend is the best! This was our second time this week and Roy Choi himself was there. Awesome suggestions from the server! We were going to order the all you can eat and Christina suggested the chefs choice menu. I will never order anything else. EVERYTHING IS SO GOOD! If you have not been here you are missing out. My life would be complete if one of these were put in Nashville!

NM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Not good at all. Don’t waster your time. The chicken was terrible and way to salty. Didn’t like the kimchi fried rice either. The tacos were not special. Totally upset I ate here. Will never go again.

s
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Las Vegas Roy Choi dining experience. The music/noise level was the usual Vegas decibel, and not in a good way.
Food was fun and delish, short rib tacos, dumplings, street corn and fried chicken were all spot on. and the sauvignon blanc by the glass was a highlight, chilled to perfection.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was decent. Very little accommodation for allergies. Server was there sporadically. But not the worst dining experience. On the fence about coming back

KP
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for great food and atmosphere.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. We sampled 8 or so different items from across the menu and each was a home run.

NN
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very interesting and diverse menu. Our group definitely over-ordered because everything sounded so good. We wish the waiter had helped more in that realm to make key selections (lesson learned for us--start with a few dishes and then add more). The uni bowl, grilled shrimp, french fries, and tempura were all delish. Slippery shrimp might be a little too spicy for some. Underwhelmed by the chicken wings, duck, and banchan (thought there would be more creative spins on this). The space itself and vibe/energy really make this a standout. Definitely worth checking out!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skip the steak houses, diners and drop in the bucket bougie offerings by self appointed celebrity chefs and instead go here.

Best friend offered a well curated culinary experience, paired with signature cocktails and a live dj rocking old school favourites.

We opted for one of the tasting menus, a series of shared plates recalling Choi's Korean roots and LA up bringing. Each dish was well thought out, unique yet familiar.

Make sure to try the Jameson and ginger, a slushy cocktail with a kick! We are anxiously awaiting our return visit.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Garlic chicken is a good portion & tasty! The tacos are a little spicy, but they are SO good!!

k
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went there before my concert, so wanted a small bite. Loved the eggplant filet, though I thought it pricey. Then again, it is the Strip. Mango dessert, was more like baby food, so will pass and try something else next time. This is my second time and do plan on returning. Thanks Diana for great service.

FA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!!!

MS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and servers were great but the music was loud. And because they play music with lyrics (hip hop, rap), we were pretty much reduced to lip reading at our table of seven.