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Gen Korean BBQ and Yakitori Bar

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13741 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780-4687
+1 714-505-1800
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Heerhugowaard, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank Ronald H
Fullerton, California
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194 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 able to get seating without a reservation for 7 people. Enjoyed the macaroons as well.... More 

Thank Kathryn R
Tustin, California, USA
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Irvine, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 my favorites being the thinly sliced beef brisket and the beef tongue. They also have... More 

Thank Alex W
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Pricing was $20pp for AYCE, which is a fair deal for a Monday night for... More 

Thank Mindy M
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went as a group of 10 and sat with 2 table top cookers between us . It costs $21 for all you can eat korean bbq with as much rice and salad as you want. There is a large variety of meat , fish and vegetarian options that are brought to your table and you cook yourself .We tried... More 

1 Thank samar14
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is my first time in an all you can eat korean bbq place and it certainly won't be the last!! Everything us just sooooo good. Went there for dinner and had to wait a little. But as soon as we were seated, the server took our orders, meats started coming in. If you're not familiar with the korean terms,... More 

Thank Jerica R
Tustin, California
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I had never tried Korean BBQ before and this was a wonderful introduction. You get your own tabletop cooker and plenty of extras to coordinate. The menu is straighforward and well described. Although I went with a guide, the servers are helpful too and can get you going. I thought it was fun, engaging and interactive - great way to... More 

Thank lizdwhiz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?