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Central L.A
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5115 Wilshire Blvd Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4366
+1 323-549-0760
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here about 3 years ago because I love Korean food and wanted to try the KBBQ experience. It blew me (and my coworkers) away. Well I hadn't had the opportunity to make it back out to LA since until recently. As soon as I discovered that I was going back to LA, my sole dining mission was to... More 

Thank Reggie B
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 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.

Thank EydneW
los angeles
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 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 

Thank mushigaga
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 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...

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 October 19, 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 

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 October 17, 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 

Thank Caron M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 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!

Thank Anne-Mari G
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 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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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 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 

Thank vivian q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Korean, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5115 Wilshire Blvd Ste A, Los Angeles, CA 90036-4366
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: 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?