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Yeh Won Restaurant

9732 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92844-1624
714-636-5836
Yeh Won in Garden Grove is one of those Korean restaurants that never earns widespread buzz, but is always packed—though never so much there’s a long wait. It’s the type of place frequented by middle-aged men looking not for a pub, but rather for a long parade of cauldrons of soups, bubbling soontofu, sizzling cast-iron skillets of Korean barbecue, platters of dumplings, and enough tall bottles of Hite and Cass beers to fill up a recycling bin. Service can be slow—it’s just a husband, wife and their 20-some-year-old son—but the customers don’t care, as they either seem to be unwinding after a long day or catching up on the week. The trilingual menu (English, Korean and Vietnamese) itself is a greatest hits of Korean comfort food, usually with dueling options.

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  • Yeh Won Is for Lonely Stomachs
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:30 a.m. by Gustavo Arellano

    If you go alone to Yeh Won during the lunch or dinner rush hour, expect everyone inside to stare. Your ethnicity isn't the reason for the raised eyebrows, but rather because you're not with a group of friends. No one in his right mi...

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