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Genwa

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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
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12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had family & friends gathering including kids with ages from 2-6yo. We made a reservation ahead, and a nice room was reserved for us. They brought out small portion rice/soup/dry seaweed just for kids. The food was a little more expensive than typical Korean food, but worth it for the service received. The dolsot bibimbop (돌솥 비빔밥) was presented... More 

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Thank Chris C
California
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390 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chic dark decor, good service with no table bbq at lunch. We ordered classic Korean dishes and those came with close to 20 side vegetable dishes. And they were all good. Various kim chee= radish and napa cabbage, large bean sprouts, tiniest crispy fried fish and many more. These were unlimited. My bibimbap was served crispy at bottom. The beef... More 

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Thank EuForia_01
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This place was AWESOME! We had just landed in LA and wanted to make this our first stop. We did not anticipate it being busy, but we were told we had an hour wait (which we definitely did not wait more than 30 minutes). Sat at the bar to wait, had drinks and some dumplings. We saw everyone rave about... More 

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Thank Alexandra C
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 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 

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Thank Reggie B
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 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.

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Thank EydneW
los angeles
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 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 

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Thank mushigaga
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 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...

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Thank JohanFalken
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 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 

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Thank Fahmi M
Tucson, Arizona
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 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 

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Thank Caron M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 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!

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Thank Anne-Mari G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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?