Dong Garden (YDG) is definitely a hidden gem in the San Gabriel
Valley. In an area crowded with no frills eateries,
YDG distinguishes itself as a modern, upscale establishment
without the outrageous prices. Recently emerging from a change
in ownership and complete renovation, this restaurant
has made a complete 360 from the past. With an expanded food
and wine menu combined with an elegant atmosphere, this is
definitely the place to go for a romantic date or enjoyable
The decades old, stale décor has given way
to a cleaner, more elegant looking dining room. The dining room
is the perfect balance between intimate tables and group seating.
Every table now comes with a gas grill that allows adventurous
guests to grill their own meats, while customers who prefer to
be served can enjoy the extensive chef-prepared menu. Their meats
are fresh and top quality, with tender, well-marbled beef and
premium pork belly. The tofu soup is the perfect balance between
spicy and savory. For those wanting to try a variety of dishes,
I recommend the BBQ combo, which includes pork belly, beef brisket,
and soup. For those wanting to let loose, there is an extensive
alcohol list that includes wine and craft beers on tap.
YDG is the definition of a modern Korean restaurant.
Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Resonable prices. Don’t hesitate
to drop by and try it yourself!