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Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Hancock Park
1.7 km from Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Set slightly west of the Koreatown pack is a dining room that feels more polished and upscale than your typical Korean barbecue dining.Their high-quali...
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Reviewed 6 December 2021

I'm not sure what the great reviews were all about. I came in today Dec 2021, they placed us to a small table that was very dark that we could barely saw the menu ( also so we could not see how much fat the...meat was). We could barely see how well the food was cooked. Their beef tasted ok, just like any other korean BBQ place but one dish here is worth twice the whole bill at another place. The little side dishes were not good at all. I didnt see that many people on a Sunday night, go figure.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2021

I always admire people who give their best doing their job. The waiters of this restaurant were a perfect example of this. You know they know their craft when you do everything to the tee (explain what is on the menu, show the proper way...to grill, even up grilling the bbq meat for you). This, plus the amazing food? 5 stars! They deserve it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021

We wanted to experience Korean BBQ while in Los Angeles but were seeking someplace a bit nicer and less "intimidating" than the super hole in the wall places. We might have erred too much toward caution, as this place was kind of bland. The service...was not really friendly at all. We weren't sure if we cook ourselves or the staff does (turns out the staff does). Overall this was a bit blah. I wish we had gone someplace in Koreatown.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

This is a must go place. We had kimchi soup, Galbi and another dish of angus beef. The display of side dishes was amazing. Me and my husband enjoyed it so much. I had plum soju as I missed it so much. It’s really great...food.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

Lovely Korean food. We had the combo platter and was big and great. They have outdoor sitting . We will be back

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 7 July 2020 via mobile

Within the heart of downtown area. They offer outdoor dinning, great menu of many Korean dishes. A bit proving but delicious.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Great food and service will be back again! Highly reccomended. Nice restaurant good with group of people

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Great food. The combo platter for three Is a must. Banchan. Beef tasted v good. Service good. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

Huge variety of food, so just ordered a fixed menu for group of 4. Bulgogi was outstanding. Numerous small dishes of pickled vegetables, fishcakes, etc. Flavors rich and fun to have the experience of cooking at the table. Very helpful staff to suggest menu items...and bring extras of the popular small dishes.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Although somewhat hiline, we found the waitstaff friendly and informative. We both had bulgogi. Many small side dishes included. Beef was tasty but the soup was blah. Practice with chop sticks beforehand.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 26 November 2019

Don't be put off by the dark decor and poor lighting and venture inside. If you do, you will enjoy a superb Korean BBQ. Yes, its not cheap, but the quality of the food justifies it. worth a visit. We are looking forward to returning...very soon.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

Here for lunch today with a co-worker, She had the mackerel and I had the beef (be-be-bok) spelled wrong I'm sure - both were excellent and the sides they bring are excellent as well, you get about 15 different small sides and they will refill...them if you ask. The soup that came with the meal was excellent as well. Staff was great. Would go back again!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 19 October 2019 via mobile

Best Bibimbap ever had and also the most expensive This place is definitely not a cheap eats restaurant and really meant for Korean bbq Having said that we had a great meal and the side dishes were a lot and all different kinds and they...were replenished for us Could not finish the meal Very friendly staffMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 October 2019

We went here couple of years ago and wanted to come back again for their Bonchon. Only problem is that they are expen$ive. You have to order one dish per person so you cannot share a dish. Bonchons were still good as we remembered but...after looking the bill we could of done better since we like finding places having good deals and done have to spend $$$. Oh, valet parking only.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

Writing this review I’m reminded that I too often give 5 stars for a very good vs. an exceptional meal, which is what our we enjoyed at Genwa. Our extended family, 6 adults and 5 children, were treated to a Korean BBQ feast of high...quality meats (including Bulgogi, Kobe Ribeye and short ribs) cooked at our table. This was accompanied by multiple side dishes that created a dining experience that was one of the highlights of our visit to LA. The decor is a bit unassuming, but our waiter was super - helpful and friendly- made us feel very comfortable. Recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Genwa Korean BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5