When many think of authentic Korean BBQ in Los Angeles, their minds go automatically to the Koreatown restaurants. But the San Gabriel Valley has been catching up in recent years. With SGV winning in the realm of Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine for the past 4 decades, a few quality Korean BBQ restaurants have been able to hang in the major leagues. One of which is Porkfolio, located in Arcadia (west San Gabriel Valley). For those 626’ers, now that you’ve found quality Korean BBQ in Arcadia, you no longer have to rough the insane 60 to 10 freeway traffic to get to Ktown! Quality grade meat with authentic flavors can now be found within SGV. It’s every carnivore’s fantasy. With their signature dish being eight flavors of marinated Pork Belly. Among much more meat and traditional Korean side dishes to choose from.
Porkfolio: Traditional Roots ~ Modern Approach
Porkfolio’s motto is “Our roots are traditional. Our approach is modern.” And that exactly sums up your experience while dining in Arcadia’s favorite Korean BBQ spot. Located outisde on the 2nd floor of the Westfield Santa Anita Mall. The airy, light space is inviting with friendly, enthusiastic waiters. Your meal begins with a dozen of Banchans, which translates to “small cold appetizers”. This typically includes kimchi, tempura, spiced cucumbers, bean sprouts, mayo mac & cheese. Guests have the option of choosing AYCE (all you can eat) options or A La Carte.
The menu and concept may look familiar to you, as Porkfolio was born out of the same family at E!GHT BBQ in Koreatown (and other locations). Their signature entree is the 8 different flavors of marinated Pork Belly:
Red Pepper Paste
But trust, for those that prefer beef, it’s just as fresh and deliciously marinated. Beyond the Korean bbq meats, Porkfolio also serves up a variety of traditional Korean dishes as well as modern fusions such as their “Smash Burger“. Check out there griddled Korean skewered kkochi menu.
Each table has its own grill. You can decide if you want to grill on your own or the friendly staff can do all the work!
How to Order at Porkfolio:
- Don’t feel like thinking and want a taste of everything? Choose from the four ALL YOU CAN EAT packages starting at $19.99.
- Choose from one of the five COMBO PACKAGES for 2-6 people. This way, you won’t have to think while choosing from the best of the best.
- Order A La Carte OR do a Combo Package + a La Carte
Quality Beef included: USDA Prime Beef Brisket, Boneless Rib Galbi Bulgogi, USDA Prime Ribeye, Beef Tounge, Galbi Bulgogi, and Short Rib. Marinated Chicken is also available.
Some Dishes to try Besides the Korean BBQ:
- Kimchi Fried Rice
- Kimchi Spicy Seafood Stew
- Seafood & Scallion Pancake
- For Vegetarians, don’t worry, there are some tasty delights for you too!
- Cold Spicy Kimchi Noodles
Address: 400 S Baldwin Ave Ste 2315, Arcadia, CA 91007
Upper level, in the outdoors area of the Westfield Santa Anita Mall
Delivery: Porkfolio also delivers via UberEats and DoorDash
Hours of Operation:
- Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 11:30am-10pm
- Lunch Menu available every day
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