Gogobop recently opened its second location, bringing Korean build-your-own bowls to Westwood. Bowls range in price, starting at $9 without a protein up to to $14 for steak. You can choose a protein (chicken, carne asada, spicy pork, pork belly or tofu), base (rice or salad), side (black beans or grilled cabbage), five toppings and a sauce. There are even a few different choices for rice – white, brown and Korean purple rice. Toppings range from the expected kimchi and pickled cabbage to the more unusual miso peppers, pico de gallo and cheese. If you have hard time making decisions, they have a handful of preset Signature Bowls ($12-13).
I ordered their most popular bowl with pork belly, with Korean rice, grilled cabbage, kimchi, pickled cherry radish corn, carrots and macaroni salad, I had ordered the gochujang mayo as my sauce, but the food was so flavorful that I didn’t need it. The bowl is a decent size, and I was pretty full after polishing it off.
In addition to the bowls, Gogobop serves dumplings and kimchi fried rice. My husband loved the kimchi fried rice, which came with bits of Spam laced throughout and a fried egg on top. What makes Gogobop ususual is that they also have Mexican items like nachos and quesadillas, as well as red and green salsas available as sauces for your bowl so you can make your own Korean-Mexican fusion dish.
Gogobop is currently in their soft opening with a limited menu. I’m hoping once it’s over, they’ll expand to include burritos and kimbap, which are offered at their Koreatown location. If you’re looking for a fast, relatively inexpensive and healthy meal in Westwood, I suggest you go Gogobop.
Metered street parking and free 2 hour parking in the Broxton garage before 5pm.
Location – 1059 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Website – https://gogobop.com
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes