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Genwa

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$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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5115 Wilshire Blvd Suite #A, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4366
+1 323-549-0760
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Despite being far from Koreatown, this is probably the best KBBQ I've had. Food and service were both great. Parking is usually rough in this neighborhood but it's especially easy with a valet in the garage.

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Thank EydneW
los angeles
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have been to Genwa on many occasions over the past 3 years. It never fails. First and foremost, the service is excellent. The hosts and waitstaff are great at customer service, something that you won't always find a little further east in Koreatown. As for the food, I have never eaten anything less than delicious here. They give a... More 

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Thank mushigaga
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Crowded and very friendly place. Very yummy food and wine. We ordered Bulgogi prepared by the kitchen which was somewhat sweet and very tasty. We got a pancake that we hadn't ordered. We thought it was part of the meal but we ended up paying 30$ for something we didn't order...

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Thank JohanFalken
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Me and my friend went to Genwa for lunch. Parking facility was available next to the restaurant for 3$. We ordered three kinds of beef for both of us to share. They serve first the appetizers and the kimchee (about 20 bowls). I really liked the service as they were attentive to our table and they even helped us cook... More 

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Thank Fahmi M
Tucson, Arizona
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were going to an event in Koreatown, and wanted something special for dinner before. Genwa fit the bill. A lovely space, everything about it was amazing. Great service- I have a gluten issue, and when the server brought over the 22(yes, 22!) traditional sides, she unerringly was about to separate out the ones that were safe for me to... More 

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Thank Caron M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to Korea and this is a great way of having real Korean food in LA. Beautifully presented and tastful. The service is great, there to help befor you need it. Have the Bulgogi it is a must and you will not regret it!

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Thank Anne-Mari G
California
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is great for dinner and one of my favorite thing is the vent by the grill. You will usually smell like BBQ after leaving a Korean BBQ restaurant but not here. No reservation, walk in only but worth it.

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Thank COMTECIERGE
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Before our entree made its appearance, the wait staff loaded the entire table with 25 delicious side dishes. Freshly steamed egg custard, beef stew, marinaded blood clams, clear white seaweed, stewed beef and on and on and on. The staff did all the BBQ for us. We nibbled on all the sides, ate our BBQd meats and drank a hot... More 

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Thank vivian q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My girlfriends and I went in with really high expectations as we were from out of town and have only heard good things about the Korean food in LA's K-town. All our expectations were surpassed. James, our waiter was very attentive and very thorough. Although the restaurant was busy he would come often enough to flip the meats and made... More 

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Thank janet c
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

It is a high-end Korean BBQ place, expect to pay for some meats : it is not an all-you-can-eat place, it is an a-la-carte. They have some combos if you want to try a bunch of stuff. We took a combo for 4 people and it had a lot of food. The servers come and to the cooking for you,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5115 Wilshire Blvd Suite #A, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4366
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-549-0760

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?