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“Very good Korean food at reasonable price”
Review of Gen Korean BBQ

Gen Korean BBQ
Ranked #21 of 311 Restaurants in Oxnard
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were a group of 12 for dinner and had a fun time. It is 'work' to do some of your own cooking, but with a group, it is fun and everybody helps, and with good conversation, time passes quickly.
First, you are given a menu, from which you can give the server(s) a number. They will bring out, small portions, of that dish. You can order more as the meal progresses, but it's a good start. You then cook that dish, along with others that were ordered. While we did a bit of variety, we liked the Kobe Bulgogi (thin marinated beef) the best - very flavorful! And the glass noodles was a very close second. The spicy pork was very good, as was the calamari and shrimp (some said there wasn't a lot of flavor). We also had the ox intestine, as well as beef and pork belly (both tasted like bacon).

We did have to wait a while before they seated us (we arrived around 5:15 pm).

Other minor "complaints":
When you give the server what you want next, they do not bring it to you but always at one end; if you are sitting at the other end of the table, you may never get that dish! They should bring it to the side that ordered it.
Was a bit surprised that dessert wasn't included in the price, even if it was limited to only one item.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great experience while we were in California. Prices and quality compared to what we get in Canada is non comparable. Best Korean BBQ I have ever had. Server worked his butt off and was pleasant to deal with. Wish I didn't have to fly 3 hours to go again!

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wow... what a great restaurant... $20 for all you can eat. And, the food and vegie selection is excellent and well marinated. There are 26 or so selections to choose from - meat, pork, chicken, seafood, vegies, etc. It comes with side dishes too. I loved the bulgogi marinated protein choices and the crystal noodles. If you stick with the restaurant specials you cannot go wrong. The atmosphere is and fun, the serving staff is nice and efficient to meet the restaurant patron's needs. The new shopping mall area the Collection) that the restaurant is located in has so much to offer. You can spend an entire day shopping and as a final stop go for dinner at Gen, walk off dinner to a yogurt dessert spot a couple of blocks away.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Nice location and lovely interior. Andy and Cynthia were very attentive and friendly. If you don't know what to get or what to start with, try the ones that have "must try" right next to them. The servers come by to change the grill. They also provide you with tongs and scissors, along with a salad and side dishes. They also give you four dipping sauces. Note: the chili sauce is really spicy. When ordering the chadol, make sure you take it out once it's cooked because they get dry after a while and they do cook fast. This place is perfect for groups of two or more. Bring your friends and family along. It's a great place for Korean BBQ and the experience is worth it.

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1  Thank Krissy May D
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Americanized Korean BBQ. Good but not excellent. Good variety of food selection. Bul Gogi is OK but not exceptional. Vegetables not worth the bother. Ask for rice it is not automatically served. Price is reasonable. Atmosphere is good. Expect to wait for seating. Service is slow but that is good. Set price for all you can eat. Cook your own food at your table on what looks like an old hub cap that that gas fire underneath it.

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1  Thank GeneaResearcher
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