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Manna Korean BBQ

4428 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 278-3300
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Ranked #760 of 4,053 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Korean
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having grown up eating Korean BBQ prepared by a woman from Korea, then not eating it for over 20 yrs (they are few and far between in AZ), I forgot how much I LOVE it...Manna was a wonderful reminder of how delicious Korean BBQ is. Manna will be included in any future trips to SD!

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Winter Park, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is a buffet bbq joint. You have 3 choices to pick from; Top shelf meats, deluxe meats and standard. Food is great and the service is good. The host guy is a jerk though.

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Beverly Hills, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Let me begin by saying that this place is always busy. Sometimes it seems that people who have arrived after you get there table before your party does. Despite the horrendous wait time, it is worth it. The meat is delicious and is of very good quality. $19.50 may be a bit pricey for some, but the variety is excellent.... More

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elk grove, ca
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like how we can pick what meats we want to eat, and there's actually a good variety. Everyone really left stuffed. My kids loved eating there. Service is pretty prompt, BUT, if you go during dinner hour, be prepared for a LONG wait.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

i haven't been to too many korean bbq places in San Diego, but this one is great. if you can stand the sometimes 1-2 hr wait to get in (go at 530pm or to the San Marcos/Escondido location if you don't want to wait), prepare to feast on a lot of meat. you choose between 3 different buffet options (everybody... More

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food, service, and atmosphere are all great! This ranks as one of the top 3 KBBQs on my list. The quality of the meat is amazing. All the side dishes provided complement the kalbi and pork belly very well. I went to school in SD and always treated myself to Manna BBQ after midterms/finals. Unfortunately, I no longer live... More

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Charleston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Food was really good with several all you can eat options. Staff was attentive and changed out hibachi grill frequently to allow a clean surface for cooking. Get there early or be prepared to wait a long time.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

There's no other selection that you can choose to grill like fish, seafoods or veggies unlike other korean bbq house in Convoy area. Meat lovers will enjoy this place. Minimum price of 20 bucks per person is not worthed.

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San Diego, California
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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Loved the brisket and beef tongue. All you can eat but the servers bring which meat you want to eat. Other Korean BBQ places allows you get your food buffet style but all you have to do here is ask your server. Make sure you can eat what you order though because they can charge you for food wasted

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San Diego, California
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669 reviews 669 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
1,344 helpful votes 1,344 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Well, I guess there is a first time for everything. I enjoy Korean food but I've never been to an "all you can eat Korean place before. I've eaten at several Korean places here in San Diego and all have been pretty decent. I would rate this place "good". TripAdvisor just has average and very good so I gave them... More

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