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Genwa Korean BBQ Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA

Genwa Korean BBQ Mid Wilshire

4.6
4.6
27 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
Enjoy a delicious meal with friends or family at Genwa Korean BBQ (Mid Wilshire), situated near Koreatown in Los Angeles. It boasts an contemporary decor and a casual atmosphere, offering high-quality meats and other authentic Korean dishes. Genwa is renowned for its extensive variety of "banchan" Korean side dishes, setting it apart from other Korean BBQ establishments. Notably, Genwa features state-of-the-art smokeless grills, ensuring you won't smell like you've been to a campfire. Guests can choose from seafood, beef, pork and veggies to cook at their table on a smokeless grill. Genwa also has appetizers, desserts and dumplings, as well as noodle, vegetarian and rice dishes. It even provides entrées that are cooked in the kitchen. Earning top spot on LA Weekly's 10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in Los Angeles in 2012, Genwa continues to impress. It serves numerous drinks, including wine and cocktails. The restaurant accepts reservations and offers take-out services to guests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (323) 549-0760
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
  • Cross street
    If Wilshire Bl. is closed, take Olympic Bl., turn north to Mansfield Ave.
  • Parking details
    Valet

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Korean

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Kid-friendly

  • West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

    Neighborhood gem

27 Reviews
  1. Daniel

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was super busy but the staff was very quick and attentive. Food was delicious.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Let’s start with the positives. There is valet parking for $5. The ambiance and service is really good. The staff is super attentive and kind. The negatives were the food. We had the M1 for $165 and it wasn’t flavorful. The best part of the food was the free sides you get but even then those portions are really small. It got very loud even though the restaurant was not full. They also charge for the rice. Overall not the best experience.

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  3. ChrisB

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, service could have been better, although they did a good job of refilling water glasses, we were never offered refills of iced tea and never saw our regular waitress to order drinks after the first round. One of the dishes that we ordered did not come out with all of the others, we pointed it out to one of the wait staff who said that dish took longer to prepare (which it should not it is a common dish made with rice cakes no protein and often served as an appetizer). Even after asking it took them another 20-30 min to bring it out, after everyone had finished their entree

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome! Food, service and atmosphere were all top notch

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  5. MercedesB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will be back the host she did a wonderful job and very helpful.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is at least $70 a person, including kids. Definitely not cheap. The meat quality was good as were the sides but you can get good AYCE for less elsewhere.

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  7. CJones

    Orange County

    300 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    300 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a feast! Also, our server was great. There was a lot of food to take home and we were pleased that it still tasted great.

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  8. MinaT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    High quality meat, cooked for you at table side. Quite tasty. Drawback is the price, which in turn probably turns customers away, so restaurant fairly empty, thus atmosphere was less fun. Agree with others, great ventilation.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve recently relocated to upstate NY, after being an “Angeleno” for over 40 yrs. Had dinner at Genwa while visiting my daughter during the winter holidays. The meal was phenomenal! To quote my daughter, “10’s all around!”

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Genwa, but will not be my last. Great food, ambience and service.

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  11. YEigh

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Xmas Eve dinner with family in LA. Pricey but food was great!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve been here many times, good quality has dropped. Not worth it anymore to come back. Meet did not taste fresh

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  13. ronnies

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sides and beautiful cuts of beef, short ribs and seafood

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  14. saeriy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was so sweet. Every single dish was coated w some sugary syrup. The banchan array was very average.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kalbi, Bulgogi, ribeye plus side dishes were all delicious.

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  16. GregS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    an excellent evening of delicious Korean food. Well prepared and excellent service. Prices are a bit high, but quality is as well.

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  17. Philip

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite for everything. Combo A is our favorite and feeds a lot of people, more than 2-3 people as the menu says. Prices have increased a lot since the pandemic but still worth it for the outstanding quality all around. Before the pandemic, it was the best place and best deal. Now it's more a splurge meal.

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  18. Sharon

    Portland

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There was no reference or photo of the portion with each combo. Our party of three ended up having to order additional item at the full menu price given that the food portion was not enough. The total bill ended up costing more than the total had we gone to a AYCE place. Don’t know if we would recommend.

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  19. Stacy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a nice evening dinner. Second time going. Always a good experience

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  20. BBurgess

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time dining here. Everything was as great as the first time. I highly recommend the galbi.

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  21. TimG

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! We had a great time and will be back!

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  22. kimparklee

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Genwa is one of two restaurants I frequent as both are a bit closer to the Westside so you dont have to go down into the depths of Koreatown. Like most korean bbq restaurants, post pandemic, their prices have really gone up, but overall they offer decent value as their set meals are pretty inclusive. I personally the thing that is best they do is their banchan. Their variety is unmatched in this regard. Also the place is more accessible and less intimidating than some places where they seem to assume you have to speak Korean. Overall, this is a good place for a business dinner or a meal without smelling too smoky.

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  23. jeffr

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going to this place for years, the staff is great and the food is always awesome

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  24. Madison

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Their service is not what it used to be and the server burned our meat. I won’t be returning.

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  25. Peeweedox

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my mom and niece here and the food was amazing!!! The meat was melting in our mouths and the ban-chan was incredible! I highly recommend this restaurant! You won’t be disappointed.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tastes good! Little side dishes are excellent!

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  27. Jyu116

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh, let me tell you about Genwa Korean barbecue! It is an absolute delight for your taste buds. The moment you step inside, you'll be enchanted by the sizzling aromas and the lively atmosphere. Genwa offers a wide variety of high-quality meats and fresh ingredients that you can grill right at your table. The marinated beef, pork, and chicken are simply mouthwatering, tender, and bursting with flavor. Accompanied by an array of delicious side dishes like kimchi, pickled vegetables, and savory sauces, the whole experience becomes a delightful culinary adventure. Whether you're a meat lover or a vegetarian, Genwa Korean barbecue is truly a place where you can indulge in a scrumptious feast while enjoying the company of friends and family.

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Genwa Korean BBQ Mid Wilshire is rated 4.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Genwa Korean BBQ Mid Wilshire

5115 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    If Wilshire Bl. is closed, take Olympic Bl., turn north to Mansfield Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Korean, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
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