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“It's okay. Just Average.”

Gen Korean BBQ and Yakitori Bar
Ranked #24 of 290 Restaurants in Tustin
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Not all KBBQ is created equal. Some are cleaner than others. Some serve better meat. Some have better service. Gen Korean BBQ is just average through out. When I went there for the first time, I can feel the grease everywhere: the table, the chair, and the air. The food is average. Not much to go crazy about. The price is average, there are more expensive places out there, but at around $20, it is just average. I still prefer Shik-Do-Rak over this place...

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

The chef is awesome... why? cause you are your own chef. The food is as good as you can cook it. Just be sure you fully cook everything.

Thank Thang L
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Summary/Tip: Try the non-marinated short ribs (dinner menu)! If you're an attractive guy, sweet-talk to the hostess to get acknowledged! No reservations and they will always tell you a 15-min wait even if the place was empty. Best to come on weekdays or Sun to avoid long lines. Or expect to wait 45+ mins on Fri/Sat! Take some Mikita (milk candy) on the hostess stand as you leave!

Food: Most meats are fresh here. But the freshest is prob NON-marinated short ribs (#9 on dinner menu, I think) - the marbling really shows without the marinating sauce. This is also the only Gen that offers non-marinated short ribs.

Service: The hostesses can seem indifferent sometimes. And certain servers are somewhat uptight. But most of the time the staff are pretty efficient and chill.

Atmosphere: Clean but beware of the slippery floor due to the BBQ grease! They almost always have EDM playing, which is great!

Thank J_Bieber
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Six of us went to this place over the Labour Day weekend. We arrived around 740pm to find a crowd of people waiting in the parking and the hostess told us it would be a 90min wait. So we waited at their bar, enjoying Sake (lychee sake - yum!) and flavored soju.

The servers are friendly and the meat quality is pretty awesome, especially considering this is an all-you-can-eat BBQ.

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Thank silly2013
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Try everything except the Pork Belly, which was ridiculously fatty (probably a very white thing to say)... so fatty that a lifelong pork lover did not want another bite (something I never thought I'd utter)

Fantastic beef tongue, an absolute MUST.

Yes, there will be a wait here, it's really good and not an incredibly large footprint, so be prepared. If you don't want to wait in the parking lot, like 40 other people when we were there, head inside to the bar area. It's in desperate need of a makeover, but you can sit down, someone will come by, and you can order a few smaller items while you wait. We shared a drink and some kimchi... instead of impatiently waiting outside, we enjoyed what we could.

All in all, really great product, very good prices... worth the wait.

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Thank Trojanox
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