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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 🐯 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).
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldFebruary 12, 2012
    Absolutely delicious! Come hungry.. they'll keep refilling the banchan (side dishes) if you ask them to. ;)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Madam F.
    Madam FrugalJanuary 1, 2011
    Ordered these dishes: Bimbap Chicken & Sizzling (Beef), Mandoo (dumplings) Chicken, Kimchee & Beef (5BigPcs/dish). Kinda $, Great Svc :)"
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SprungApril 15, 2016
    Everything!!! Service and food here are fantastic. Will be back again for sure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Callan
    CallanOctober 24, 2014
    The courses are a great deal and helps with making decisions
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PatrickOctober 21, 2015
    A fancy KBBQ with great ventilation. You won't leave here smelling like meat!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Frank
    FrankJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They just opened their new section. It's spacious and has a great bar area
  • 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 👍
  • Stuart Q. X.
    Stuart Q. XuAugust 7, 2013
    The two white growing things are towels! Do not eat them!
  • 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...
  • Ms. Nomad
    Ms. NomadMarch 30, 2016
    Amazing beefs! Amazing kimchi!
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonNovember 11, 2015
    Try the Trio Spumoni (via @Foodspotting)
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