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Genwa

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Central L.A
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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5115 Wilshire Blvd Suite #A, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4366
323-549-0760
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We visited Genwa based on recommendation of a friend who used to live in LA. We arrived before 6 on a Thurs night and didn't have to wait. Knowing that we'll get 20 small dishes, we only ordered one order of Kalbi to share between the two of us. The Kalbi order also came with a salad and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
snowyyz
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited Genwa based on recommendation of a friend who used to live in LA. We arrived before 6 on a Thurs night and didn't have to wait. Knowing that we'll get 20 small dishes, we only ordered one order of Kalbi to share between the two of us. The Kalbi order also came with a salad and a steamed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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507 reviews 507 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The skinny: Parking- valet $3.50 Decor- dark wood Restroom- clean double Service- controlling Coke factor- pepsi only :( Food- very good Genwa was packed when we arrived at 630p and the wait was 30min. They did say it was 1.5 hrs waiting but luckily it wasn't that long. Once seated we ordered the marinated galbi and bulgolgi and also the... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Found this place on Yelp and the rating is well deserved - it was amazing! It's so new and modern looking inside, everyone was dressed in black gave the place a very clean feel. It was relatively easy to find and there was parking in the back I think it was free but dont quote me on that We sat... More 

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Rochester, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Bibimbop was beautifully prepared and presented and was preceeded by a wide range of Korean appetizers and kimchis. Atmosphere is more deluxe that typical Korean BBQ restaurants.

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My coworker and I stopped there for dinner and the food was really good. I ordered Sam gyop sal which is Korean pork belly and not always found in Korean restaurants. The meat was well seasoned and well prepared. The side dishes were really good and they had everything from kimchi, radish kimchi, fish cakes, etc. The staff was very... More 

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san francisco
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

this was the best Korean food I have ever eaten the USA, the meats were juicy and soft, the appetizers were simply delicious. Do what you have to eat here. It is a privelage.

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northridge, ca
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was my first Korean BBQ with friends who are experts - they shared with me all the good, the bad and the bland of local restaurants then took me here. I was amazed by approximately two dozen little bowls set out with tidbits to try with our BBQ. The meat (we ordered beef and pork) was tasty, the green... More 

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L.A.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Slightly more expensive than some others in K-Town, but the quality is here through and through. Service is always friendly and professional, and though I'm not a huge Bi Bam Bap fan, (it's like the Korean version of Pad Thai) it's so good here. Highly recommend this location or for a slightly quieter and suave experience, go to their Beverly... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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125 reviews 125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

went here with 6 ppl for the first meal in LA for our holiday. we need to wait for around 40 mins as we didnt have any reservation . try their samgyupsal and pancake, it is awesome. their beef bbq is also very good. services are great as well. LA do have a lot of authentic korean restaurants in Korean... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were lucky to get seated - came Sat.night and wait was 1.5hours, they don't take reservations,so we came back for Sunday brunch, still packed but we managed to get a seat. I'm sure the BBQ is amazing but we stuck to veggie/seafood options. The tofu bi bim bap and seafood soontofu were excellent. Tons of delicious savory banchan side... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 323-549-0760

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?