Genghis Cohen

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$30 and under
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Chinese

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New York Szechuan Chinese Food, Classic Tiki Cocktails and Live Music Nightly.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure going to Genghis. It's casual, it's fast, and food is consistent. Staff super nice. Get there early to find parking in the lot next door.

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vipluv2dineout
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and well priced. Love this place!

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CADiver2004
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Customers for 20+ yrs. Gave glowing review to new neighbor. Tonight we go in for dinner, wait 15 minutes for service in half empty room, no waitress, a bartender who's too busy changing tv channels to take drink order and manager who can't be bothered. Even after one of the bus men pointed to us to say we hadn't been served. We left and went someplace else where we were appreciated as customers and spent more than $200.00. Unfortunately we will not be going back. After 20 years time to find a new Chinese restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Really bad service this time. I booked for 6 people and they put us in a 4 person booth, which they felt was fine because we had 2 kids. Absolutely no space for that many people to sit and eat comfortably let alone have space when the food arrived. They said the larger booths were reserved for 7 people however both parties that came in to sit in them were 6 people. Food took over 45 min to arrive and we didn’t have a set waiter the whole time and no one checking on us. Not an enjoyable evening being very cramped and ignored. Next time please don’t accept a reservation for 6 people if you don’t have proper space to fit them. I could have just booked at another restaurant.

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vipTylerG
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Order anything In the menu. You will be happy.

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PaulA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's ALWAYS fabulous dining at Genghis Cohen!! I'm looking forward to the next time!

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vipjeffreyb
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good. ..,.,,,

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thomas
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

ALWAYS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE...GOOD SERVICE AND EXCELLENT FOOD

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JoyceH
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious as usual. Repeat customer since originally open many years ago!
Cant get enough! Best waiter Hugo/best waitress Mocci. They take such good care of us for many years!😋😃👍👏

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vipReneeR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I would only recommend this to someone because there is a lack of decent, sit-down Chinese restaurants in this part of the city. The owners who owned this place for many years sold it a couple of years ago. At first, I was quite hopeful. The new owners did an update on the decor which was good. However, after eating here recently, the food quality has plummeted.

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vipJess
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love! Love! Love! Genghis Cohen! 🙋🏻‍♂️

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viptracyb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to for Chinese food. We go as a family so often that the wait staff knows us by name and has our drinks and appetizers on order when we step in the door. Cheers!

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LeaY
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had an awesome holiday menu, not as many options as their usual menu but it’s the best of the best. We book our Christmas Day dinner there every year, several months in advance and are always glad we do!

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vipMichaelK
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Great authentic old school Chinese food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hands-down the best place for Christmas Eve Chinese food. Friendly staff, speedy service, good food. Fantastic evening. Happy holidays Genghis! We'll be back in a few days.

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vipNiteOut
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience. We enjoyed our time there.

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vipLive2Love
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual Christmas/Hanukkah dinner with friends.

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vipJamesW
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Nasty hostess though we had a reservation. Too much attitude and u friendly! Pork dumplings tasted very odd inside. Fried rice was not great. Drinks are pricey!

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vipAmySM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pretty good Chinese food - lots of choices on the menu.

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jeanettes
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time here b/c of the food and people. Very entertaining!

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vipluv2dineout
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the first time we went to this restaurant. Food was really good! I’ve been looking for a good Chinese restaurant and I’m happy we found this place. Plus it’s really close to where we live. The only disappointment was that I was looking forward to a mai tai. It came in a tall glass completely jampacked with crushed ice. So much ice that I couldn’t even stir it. Was disappointed and will probably not order a bar drink again. Seems they want to save money on their liquor by overfilling the glass with ice and they charged $14! I’ve never had a mai tai with crushed ice in it before. Just doesn’t seem right!

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vipCharlie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This place is a Hollywood classic. Great for private parties and dinner dates. Simple yet consistent. Always make a reservation because it's always full for dinner.

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DavidM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, best Chinese around. Really love going there. Everything is just top notch.

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FrederickR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New York-stile Chinese food (the Orange Chicken is particularly tasty). Amazing (and generously poured) drinks. Great service, topped off by the homey ambiance.

Long story short: this eatery's a treasure.

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RoslynF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Chinese food. Never disappoints. The service is good. Servers are very polite. New York egg rolls are just like New York ones.

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vipGreggS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I’ve been going to the restaurant for many, many years but the food over the past few months has been only so-so. The food is longer 100% reliable. Not sure what changed but it is sad as Genghis Cohen is an institution and was always solidly consistent.

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vipToddG
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Really had high hopes for this place....but those were dashed
Small portions if you expect to share and although they can this NY Chinese.....it is close but no cigar.
I mean who puts corn on cashew chicken and they served us Mongolian beef....it should have been Mongolian scallions. I thought I would have to find the Wendy’s woman to ask “where’s the beef.”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the area, and I’ve always noticed this restaurant. After doing a wine tasting at Froma nearby, my bf & I spontaneously decided to walk over and check it out.
The restaurant was everything I wanted, and it was actually better than I expected. I liked the commitment to the theme in their decor, with lanterns strung across the restaurant, etc. Food was delish.
Food was great as leftovers the next day, too!

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vipMark
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The quality has gone downhill in the past year. The chefs are lmconsistent and it appears they are using lower quality ingredients. Their honey walnut shrimp used to be outstanding and now tastes like it’s swimming in soupy mayonnaise with no flavor. Smaller shrimp. The orange chicken is often over cooked and too friend vs before it was cooked perfectly with quality chicken you can taste. With quality that bad you might as well get Panda Express. After several bad experiences, my friends and I deciddd to give up on this place, despite its outstanding quality in the past.

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MARLY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, ambiance and friendly staff. Value for money too

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Nady
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Just good Chinese good. Nothing fancy. Servers put the food down and run but they are nice about it. We’ve had the Peking duck a few times but last time the meat was very tough so doubt we will order it again. The food is like Chinese food was in the 60’s. Not gourmet and that’s what we like about it.

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LouiseO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for Chinese food ambience and entertainment.

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StarrH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was fine, I felt we sat at the table a little too long before someone came over to take our drink order. Other than that the service and food was very good.

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Tammy
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese food outside of NYC! Fast friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New York style egg rolls are really close to what the wife and l use to get as kids. These are very good. The Queen Chicken and Cilantro Shrimp was delicious and the Old School Mai Tai has a nice kick to it. We will definitely be coming back the next time we are in LA.

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SteveB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner with my sister. We had a great time.

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JSay
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best Chinese restaurant in all of Los Angeles - certainly in the top 2 or 3. And for ambiance, it cannot be challenged. Genghis Cohen is a restaurant worth coming back to time and time again.

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vipKAtay
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly delicious meal. Potstickers are 100! Walnut shrimp, queens chicken, beef and broccoli, three flavor lo mein and the string beans. Everything amazing.
The decor is so fun and feels classic Hollywood, too.
The drinks are great. And we had terrific chocolate cake!

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vipswim2k
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, as usual, but service was a bit spotty. We had to keep asking for items that should have been brought to table (like white rice) with meal