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“BEST KOREAN BBQ IN LA”
Review of Genwa

Genwa
Ranked #26 of 10,749 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue, Korean
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central L.A
Reviewed 18 May 2014

when i went, we didn't have too much of a wait because they managed to stick us between a two reservations. first of all, the service was impeccable, and i really loved the 25 side dishes, which they will describe to you if you ask.. i recommend getting a combo with galbi beef and also a beef bibimbap. all of their food was good, however, i was not able to try the mango sorbet because of time restraints, and believe me, i really wanted to. the prices were also VERY AWESOME,. when i took another bibimbap or takeout, they also gave me a second box with small portions of sidedishes(though not all 25). after you pay, they also give you free lollipops. iwould rather eat here than at other all you can eats oh, reservations not available for small parties

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Visited this restaurant on a recent visit to Los Angeles. We were warmly greeted as we entered the venue. As it was a week night it wasn't that busy. We were taken to what seemed like a private room however there was already a large party in there and we had to squeeze pass them. This wasn't ideal when needing to get out either. It did seem strange as there seemed lots of tables available.

We opted for one of the set menus as we wanted to sample a few delights. The service was great and attentive. It is fair to say you really do get value for money as the portion sizes are huge. The food was very tasty as well.

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1  Thank PlayboyPK
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Seriously, I love Korean BBQ. Genwa was the best of both worlds - amazing Korean BBQ and simply spectacular service. It may be one of my must goes when in LA. What a wonderful experience! Do not miss this place. It is as advertised.

2  Thank violetsnpansies
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We tried Genwa during our brief downtown LA stay and ordered the Combo D meal for beef lovers. We had four cuts of beef, I couldn't pronounce the names, but the cuts were excellent, short ribs were great and the kids were picking up the smallest marinated sliced beef scraps off the grill at the end. We ordered an extra plate of glass noodles which were also very good. The servers were efficient and also took time to explain how to use the pickled radish slices as wraps around the beef dipped in miso or spicy sauce. We also tried Soju (an alcoholic rice spirit) with a squirt of lemon, which goes really well with beef. Genwa is a little bit farther away from where we were staying compared to other Korean BBQ places, but definitely well worth the trip!

2  Thank mimo01
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Had to wait about 30minutes to get a table, but its nice to sit in bar so the wait was ok. We ordered the smallest sharing course and for the two of us that was more than enough. Nice detail with small bbq on each table, and lots of variety to choose amongst. Some of the food can be a bit spicy so ask the waiter if you don't fancy a spicy meal, but I loved the spicy tofu soup. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the fact that the meat was prepared on the table. Service was good and the price for what we got was ok.

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