Manpuku Tokyo BBQ West Los Angeles

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Traditional Japanese style BBQ Dining from Tokyo Japan. Manpuku, which means “to be happy with a full stomach” in Japanese, opened its doors to hungry customers in Tokyo more than 60 years ago.
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4.6
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4.4
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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Manpuku! The restaurant was clean. The foods were delicious. The service was great! Thank you for a memorable night.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was very helpful and patient with our group. Food was delicious! I now know to order the larger platters of meat for next time. Those suckers go fast when with a group.

FM
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is my son's favorite spot! If you are in the market for Japanese BBQ, this is your spot. Nestled in a little strip mall in the trendy Sawtelle neighborhood, this could easily be missed. You are best off to get a reservation (lunch and dinner), but the great news is valet parking is free right in front of the restaurant (a rarity on Sawtelle). Try the lunch specials- the beef is delicious, but so are the shrimp and veggies. We recommend the Rosu which is the thinly sliced ribeye. So delicious. Ask for bowls of steamed rice if you are not on the lunch combo, and they are happy to bring you ponzu sauce, lemon, or soy as needed. It's simple and delicious and you will definitely leave satisfied!!

A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. services as amazing.
Here is NO.1 Japanese BBQ place in LA.
I’ll be back soon.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Prompt seating with reservation. Food smelled amazing. Too bad we never got to eat. As I do when making any reservation at a restaurant. I check the menu to see if it’s something we’d enjoy. The menu posted on Open Table looked like something we’d enjoy and the prices were comparable to that of our favorite Asian style BBQ, Gyu-Kaku. Once seated and looking over the menu I noticed a MAJOR discrepancy. The prices on the in store menu were in most cases doubled what was posted on Open Table. The price ranges we thought were $6.50-$15 for 3.5oz portions (similar to Gyu-Kaku) were really $12-$23 per 3.5oz portions. When I showed the waitress this major discrepancy she said she couldn’t explain why such a drastic difference. She spoke with the manager, neither could he. We decided to go to another BBQ place instead.

I frequent places like Fleming’s, Mastro’s, Del Frisco, etc... While I don’t mind spending money on good food. I didn’t like the blatant difference in prices. A couple dollars might have been ok. Doubled prices, no thanks.

Probably won’t ever return.

A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manpuku staff are wonderful! I highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went here for a double date with friends. i was from out of town and my friend recommended this restaurant. the food was great! we ordered the set menu and it was plenty of food for the four of us!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

booked via opentable but didn’t the ⭐️ 100 points

TK
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience.

JW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The food is not that good for the price. Everything was over marinated and the garlic rice was just awful.
There's a grill spot in downtown Tokyo for half the price with a restaurant kid (child of the owners I presume) running around but I'd rather eat there. They don't over marinate their meat.

SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Manpuku since they opened. It is by far one of the better Yakiniku places on the Westside.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eat here a lot, great service, easy complementary valet parking, good food, well priced. Super casual quick meal

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, awesome service, great food!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as usual!

a
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Limited options on menu especially for vegetarians. Bibimbop was good, vegetarian only. Some beef cuts were great. Gyu Kaku a little better because of more and tastier sauces and more options on the menu.

JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food! One of my new favorite restaurants in LA

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Japanese bbq experience. Enjoyed the variety in the course meals. The grill was too hot and was cooking the meats too fast, felt rushed the entire time with the waitress trying to take away plates that we were not finished with

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Just good. Still nice. That’s all

SW
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for years and it is hands down my favorite Japan BBQ

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a good/ different experience

L
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there because of good reviews. Their service is excellent Japanese quality that I was expected. Food is great. I defenitelly recommend if you want to eat Japanese Yakiniku and great service!

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

People nice. Busy and fast service. We had an early reservation and they made sure we were finished in under an hour. Beef quality decent but 7pieces 3 inch long and 1/8 inch thick slices of tri tip for $14? You cook everything yourself so the prices are definitely too high. The reviews were so good thought we would give it a try.

MD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, got there all the time.
Great food. I like that the servers are mostly from Japan, too. Gives it a great ambiance.

ED
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took the wife here for Valentine's Day and Birthday combined. It was a very enjoyable evening. We ordered the first combo set for 2 for around $50 a person. We were pretty much full at the end of the evening.

S
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easy park for weekday lunch and good service and value.

Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The meat is not marinated well, so the flavor is lacking

h
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meat quality is great. Authentic flavors. My favorite Japanese BBQ in town.

FG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to enjoy great food. The prices are very reasonable and the quality of the food is excellent. The service was impeccable

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Excellent service, amazing experience.

HO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was beyond our expectations. Would also like to try other locations.

NL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food quality. Authentic Japanese Yakiniku BBQ. Friendly service. Nice selection Japanese Beer, Sake and Shochu etc.

e
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for lunch and found the food to be very good at a reasonable price. Expect to go again very soon.