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Gen Korean BBQ and Yakitori Bar

€€ - €€€Barbecue, Asian, Korean
13741 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780-4687
+1 714-505-1800
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (9 reviews)
“macaroons” (3 reviews)
“bulgogi” (2 reviews)
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Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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13741 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780-4687
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Recommended by some locals. Yes, I know it is a chain but it was good and our waitress was great. Tongue and the marinated premium beef are excellent. Likewise the pork loin. Worth going with a group of friends and, yes, you will smell afterwards....More

Thank Brichford
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I'm not a heavy meat eater so this type of restaurant is not my preferred but it is fun to cook your own meats and veggies. We unfortunately sat next to very loud people and it was extremely difficult to enjoy our meal with the...More

Thank 458debbia
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Went on a Friday evening and had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated but it was definitely worth the wait. Great food, service, and atmosphere! For the price of $21 and all you can eat, you simply can't beat it. Will be coming...More

Thank keithh4517
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Extremely busy place, and not possible to make a reservation. Food experience was good. We all enjoyed the food.

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first time here and my coworker suggested coming here. I was skeptical, but ended up loving the place and the experience. My favorite was the brisket. It cooks so easy and was super filling. We had a large party and we were...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We really enjoyed our experience. Cooked our own food the way we liked it. Lots of fun as the four of us jointly made dinner. I only wished it was easier and quicker to get a table.

Thank mrcalc
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Korean BBQ was amazing? Tons of meats to choose from! Calamari, beef, pork we're all great! Cajun Shrimp was hard to peel but was good as well. Check in early, wait can be up to an hr. Also 2 hr max at table.

Reviewed 4 January 2017

You can't beat all you can eat Korean BBQ dinner for $20.99. The only problem is the long wait to get a table. Depending on what time you get here, you could be waiting from 10 min to 90 min. The meat is good with...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Gen is definitely a modern, "hip" take on Korean BBQ. The decor includes silver and black everything with blue neon lights running the walls. Fun, catchy pop and dubstep played in the background. The food was typical for a KBBQ. I especially loved the Bulgogi....More

Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious, fun and interactive dining experience. Modern decor. Cook your own meat and veggies at your table. Steak, pork, shrimp, spicy octopus and more. Great time celebrating with family.

Thank Nancy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13741 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780-4687
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-505-1800
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