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Genwa

5115 Wilshire Blvd Suite #A, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4366 (Central L.A.)
323-549-0760
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Ranked #33 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue, Korean
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A.
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We are visiting from Toronto and thought this was the best kbbq place we had ever been to. Meat was marinated well and beef quality was excellent. The bibimbap was tasty and the selection of banchan was amazing. Pricing is competitive and service was nice considering an usually busy Wednesday evening. This is the next best thing to mom's home... More

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

WE LIKED: Included appetizers and small desserts in the price of the dishes. The service was excellent. WE DISLIKED: The $3 valet parking. The chicken was really bad, poor cheap quality! The rest was ok, but definitely not worth the 23rd spot in LA. Prices are really high: $23 for a bad chicken dish.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This Korean BBQ food are very good and fresh. Meat quality is super. Must try when you are in LA. Very friendly service and parking is easy just at the back of the restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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los asngeles
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Although the quality of the beef was above par, there are many other better Korean places than this joint for half the price. Service was rushed and uncaring. No special reason to come back..

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Toronto
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

By far this is the best Korean food I ever had. The only downside I have to say is their prices are higher than anywhere else. The food quality and quantity they offered was good enough. The meat was tender and tasty, the atmosphere was great. If you are in LA, you have to try it!!!

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Santa Monica, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Seems like so many people like Genwa, perhaps because they think they SHOULD follow the trend. I found it mediocre at best. Over priced. Trendy. Bland at times and over salted at other times. The worst part was I heard the manager-owner make disparaging remarks to one the busboys. Terrible.

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Newcastle, England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After my previous experience with Korean BBQ a couple years back I had been craving for more when I visited America, after considering all the Korean BBQ in LA I decided to go to Genwa and oh boy was I not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and the side dishes that accompanied the meal was fantastic, overall the food... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The service and food were first class and this is the most refined of all Korean restaurants in LA that I have been to--- portions right, great choices, lots of explanation and constant attention when you need it

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

In the LA area to visit my fiance's son and to celebrate my graduation from USC, we decided to meet at Genwa, based on location and the rave reviews on tripadvisor. The food was excellent and we were quite pleased until we departed the restaurant and realized we left a brand new, expensive pair of sunglasses on the ledge of... More

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New York, New York, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

when i went, we didn't have too much of a wait because they managed to stick us between a two reservations. first of all, the service was impeccable, and i really loved the 25 side dishes, which they will describe to you if you ask.. i recommend getting a combo with galbi beef and also a beef bibimbap. all of... More

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