Mo Ran Gak Restaurant

9651 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92844


  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • $; $$
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible, Wifi Access
  • Dinner
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Morangak functioned for years as the fallback option if the nearby, more-famous Shik Do Rak was too busy, but it's finally fulfilling its potential. Sure, there's Korean barbecue, each table equipped with stoves and fans, the smoke from a hundred eaters before you never quite dissipating-but it's okay to stray from the cult of burnt flesh. Take a dip into the bibimbap, rice and meat and veggies angrily sizzling on an earthenware plate, an immaculate overeasy egg waiting for you to puncture its yolk and baptize the plate-as complete a meal as anywhere in the world.

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