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Genwa Korean BBQ

Korean Restaurant$$$$
Los Angeles
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  • Yura L.
    Yura LeeSeptember 3, 2013
    25 side dishes. Galbi and chadol is my fav. Got the combo A (2ppl for 55$) overall great experience! Loved the service. They finish you off with warm hand towels and a lollipop. ;)
  • LAist
    LAistDecember 17, 2014
    You won’t find any other restaurant that comes even close to surpassing the 20-plus banchan side dishes this place offers that change from week to week. Try the Prime Kalbi for an entree. Read more
  • Hudson L.
    Hudson L.September 26, 2012
    Get the combo #4 for 4 ppl, $120. So worth it! Comes with japchae, bibimbap/doenjang jigae/kimchi jigae, soju shots, a variety of meats, and more types of banchan than I've ever seen at a kbbq place.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaApril 26, 2015
    Course A was a great choice as we weren't sure what to order. Bulgogi, kalbi, salad, the 27 sides (esp. scallion pancake), japchae and soondubu were delicious! Would highly recommend, service is great
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChongMay 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very attentive with helping you cool you meat so don't be afraid if you're not a huge "cool your own food" person. I kinda like my pork crispy so I had to let them know the intentional grilling.
  • David H.
    David HungMay 20, 2013
    Decor and service are more upscale and less hectic than your average K-town BBQ spot. Slightly pricier, but worth it. Set meal D has a great variety of meats and everything was delicious.
  • Eater
    EaterMay 12, 2014
    This higher-end Korean barbecue is most notable for having 20-plus banchan just before the meat comes out. And the beef is near the top in terms of quality. Read more
  • Dahlia
    DahliaJanuary 8, 2015
    You can't go wrong here. Service is great and so much food that a meal for 2 can feed 4.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MalovAugust 4, 2015
    Great K BBQ. A bit more European style and not as authentic as some other places in K town. That said, clean, the food and service are great.
  • 🐯 A.
    🐯 AOctober 18, 2012
    The service here is fantastic. Sarah is very friendly. Make sure to order the veggie basket, it comes with sesame leaves (look like giant shiso leaves).
  • Akiko I.
    Akiko IOctober 25, 2013
    It's not AYCE yet their course menu gives you various foods with reasonable price. They don't take reservation, so expect waiting. Parking structure is behind the establishment. Good food!
  • Laarnee
    LaarneeSeptember 9, 2012
    I just found my Korean BBQ / food haven! Cozy and fancy interiors. Friendly and efficient service. And the food! Oh, so delish and authentic.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezMay 17, 2016
    Awesome restaurant. Just order one of the set meals, it comes with more than 20 (delicious) side dishes.
  • Roni L.
    Roni LeicamJuly 29, 2013
    Excellent meals. The staff was super kind!! My daughters little family bday celebrition was great!! THX!! :)
  • JNET
    JNETMay 1, 2015
    My ❤️ took me here to celebrate my 🎂. It was great from start to finish. So much yummy food!! Very attentive service and lollipops at the end 🎉
  • Temirlan D.
    If you want to have best korean food in Los angeles this is the place you should go to! Loved it!
  • Katie B.
    Katie BrennanJanuary 21, 2012
    This place was great! Great atmosphere, great service, great food. For my first time getting Korean bbq it was a great decision.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklySeptember 18, 2015
    Kot sal (boneless short ribs) and tongue come highly recommended. Read more
  • Flobo B.
    Flobo BoyceJune 5, 2015
    A great place if you want to wean first timers onto Korean BBQ. But it isn't the one stop powerhouse it claims to be
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldFebruary 12, 2012
    Absolutely delicious! Come hungry.. they'll keep refilling the banchan (side dishes) if you ask them to. ;)
  • Simon E.
    Simon EjsingOctober 7, 2015
    Nice and quiet way to enjoy some Korean BBQ without noise and chaos. Very good food!
  • Monnie
    MonnieAugust 10, 2014
    Combos great deal great service. Food great also.
  • Julius E.
    Julius EckensbergerJanuary 11, 2013
    I have a new favorite restaurant! The food is AMAZING! To be honest I have no clue what I ate but I loved every bite!
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningOctober 24, 2015
    So much Ban Chan. Dont juwt order bbq, some of the best kimchi jiggae I have ever had
  • 4rank
    4rankJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They just opened their new section. It's spacious and has a great bar area
  • Madam F.
    Madam FrugalJanuary 1, 2011
    Ordered these dishes: Bimbap Chicken & Sizzling (Beef), Mandoo (dumplings) Chicken, Kimchee & Beef (5BigPcs/dish). Kinda $, Great Svc :)"
  • Tj C.
    Tj CassidyNovember 8, 2015
    The set meal for two is a great deal with Galbi, Bulgolgi, and over 20 sides..
  • Alejandro L.
    Alejandro LalindeJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Korean BBQ in town...great service, clean, new, and awesomeness!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SprungApril 15, 2016
    Everything!!! Service and food here are fantastic. Will be back again for sure.
  • Ravi V.
    Ravi VoraAugust 24, 2010
    We ordered the #C (for 3 people) and it was de-freaking-licious. First time at a Korean BBQ and this makes us want to go back again and again.
  • Rachel .
    Rachel 🍩February 20, 2015
    Wide variety of banchan to try that it's hard to pick a favorite!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SDecember 24, 2011
    Best bang for your buck KBBQ. Tons of free apps and great quality meat.
  • Amara P.
    Amara PoolswasdiNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great vegetarian options for you non-carnivores...try to veggie mandu (dumplings) and the plethora of delicious side dishes!
  • Juan L.
    Juan LalindeJanuary 27, 2013
    Don't be fooled when you call and make a reservation, it doesn't work. You still have to wait, so come prepared.
  • G-Unit
    G-UnitSeptember 1, 2012
    The kids got had never tasted Korean BBQ or had ever cooked their meat on a grill. We were surprised by all the side dishes brought to our table. The service is poor, but the food is really great.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PatrickOctober 21, 2015
    A fancy KBBQ with great ventilation. You won't leave here smelling like meat!
  • Callan
    CallanOctober 24, 2014
    The courses are a great deal and helps with making decisions
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinApril 18, 2013
    25 side dishes!! get the banchan, galbi, soon tofu
  • Sean D.
    Sean DaoJuly 31, 2015
    Beef is tender and the taste lingers. Would love to go again!
  • Omar Z.
    Omar ZakariaAugust 20, 2016
    Loved the place, the service is also amazing and so accommodating!
  • Amandine M.
    Amandine Meow6 days ago
    Best Korean BBQ in town. Worth waiting for a table.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ShimMay 26, 2014
    Amazing service! Be sure to save room for the noorungji at the very end!
  • michael d.
    michael deveroJanuary 2, 2016
    Bulgogi is AMAZING!! The bibimbob is good too!
  • Amy
    AmyAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Galbi and Chadol are yum. Radish soup is great too.
  • CC P.
    CC PearceMay 4, 2012
    So many side dishes... you won't be able to handle them all.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonNovember 11, 2015
    Try the Coconut Mango - Fantastic! (via @Foodspotting)
  • Chong Keat
    Chong KeatDecember 27, 2014
    O yii shi neiiii best beef ever 🐄 excellent service too 👍
  • Abraham Z.
    Abraham ZMay 9, 2013
    If you have a fast car, watch out for the valet guy; squealed my tires twice gunning it in the parking lot...
  • Stuart Q. X.
    Stuart Q. XuAugust 7, 2013
    The two white growing things are towels! Do not eat them!
  • Ms. Nomad
    Ms. NomadMarch 30, 2016
    Amazing beefs! Amazing kimchi!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonNovember 11, 2015
    Try the Trio Spumoni (via @Foodspotting)
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonJanuary 29, 2016
    Try the Trio Spumoni - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Calvin L.
    Calvin LeeSeptember 16, 2011
    All the food is awesome. Doesn't matter what you order.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™January 6, 2013
    I wish they gave more side dishes. Enjoy.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoMay 18, 2014
    Good food, perfect service, reasonable price.
  • Matt S.
    Matt ShapiroMay 11, 2015
    Eat the galbi and bibimbap. It's great.
  • Art
    ArtJanuary 30, 2010
    Had the seng galbi, spicy chicken bulgogi, and sizzling bibim-bap, washed down with the Genwa Mojito. Read more
  • Mimi
    MimiOctober 8, 2014
    The noodle dishes are great
  • Chris L.
    Chris LDecember 30, 2013
    VERY GOOD - but not the cheapest
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonJanuary 29, 2016
    Try the Korean BBQ - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jessi P.
    Jessi PadgettFebruary 16, 2015
    This place is so very unique! I adored it!
  • Alice Chenjing W.
    Plenty food. Waiters are so handsome
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel ChiriacescuJune 24, 2012
    They just extended. But do not get here after 7 still crowded.
  • Heidi Q.
    Heidi QJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The soon tofu is my favorite
  • John
    JohnJuly 1, 2013
    Come with an empty stomache and a fat wallet.
  • Charles T S.
    Charles T SebestaFebruary 28, 2016
    Was brought take out from Genwa......wow!!!! Great!
  • 🐯 A.
    🐯 AOctober 18, 2012
    27 banchan on last visit. They seem to be multiplying!
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencOctober 15, 2015
    Really best Korean BBQ 💖
  • David B.
    David BrowneJuly 17, 2016
    So many tiny side dishes!
  • Dumptruck
    DumptruckDecember 31, 2012
    Food was great music was terrible. It was really distracting.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LFebruary 5, 2014
    Best Place To Take a Newbie according to Jeff Miller
  • Alejandro L.
    Alejandro LalindeJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    they don't take reservations - be prepared to wait...
  • Matt K.
    Matt KammeraitDecember 13, 2014
    Mmm... Meat and many sides
  • Alison P.
    Alison ParkAugust 16, 2013
    All hail the galbi.
  • Nid
    NidMarch 27, 2014
    الله يكرم النعمه بس
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