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Ombu Grill

4.3
105 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
Now offering outdoor sitting, we are open for Dine In, Take Out & Delivery.

Ombu Grill is a casual chic Los Angeles Korean barbecue restaurant, featuring a twist of Argentinian asado in a unique mix of cuisines. Our premium quality Korean meats include favorites such as prime beef short ribs, pork, and seafood alongside authentic side dishes (banchan) and fresh salads. We also provide an Argentinian asado experience. Enjoy it alone, or pair the ribs with essential achuras for a complete parrillada combination.

Guests delight in relaxing in our space with a modern and sophisticated ambiance. High backed booths and private rooms for small or large groups accommodate both personal and professional occasions, free from any loud interruptions or distractions. Strategic pops of color make for a trendy and inviting environment, while lush greenery provides a positive energy. Our high-tech smokeless grills are just one of many sleek details found at Ombu Grill.

Experiences

  • Korean BBQ Samplers

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our popular KBBQ Samplers for $38-45 per person with prime quality meats or build your own with our Custom Samplers, both served as a course with korean side dishes, salad, soup and rice for a full KBBQ experience.
  • Father's Day A La Carte Menu

    Jun 20, 2021 only

    Celebrate Father's Day with a premium KBBQ experience. A selective menu with a la carte premium meats and an extensive wine list will be available on this special day. We require a credit card to hold your reservation for Father's Day. Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. You will only be charged a fee of $50 per person if you cancel within 48 hrs of your reservation or do not show up at all.
  • Father's Day Family Special

    Jun 20, 2021 only

    Treat Dad to a delicious multi course KBBQ Surf & Turf family feast. Includes your choice of KBBQ meat, lobster, black tiger shrimps, scallops, glass noodles, salad, and an array of Korean side dishes. Special menu starts at $139.99 for a small family of 2-3, $269.99 for a medium family of 3-4, $$399.99 for a large family of 5-6. A selective A La Carte menu will also be available. We require a credit card to hold your reservation for Father's Day. Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. You will only be charged a fee of $50 per person if you cancel within 48 hrs of your reservation or do not show up at all.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 105 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

i don’t even know where to begin. our waitress was rude and dismissive to us. we were brought plastic forks/spoons to eat with, then we noticed other tables received actual silverware and chopsticks and we had to ask for that. what kind of restaurant thinks it’s okay to let people pay $50+/person and make them dine with plastic forks & spoons? the food wasn’t even that good, definitely not worth the money. our table was still filthy when we sat down and we had to get someone to wipe it off again, and she barely did it and didn’t even get the food off of it from the previous table so she had us wipe it ourselves (which is fine) but again was rude about it. we were rushed to get up and leave after our we were finishing up, but for what? there was no one waiting and half the restaurant was open. not a good experience at all. do not recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service food selection was good pricy but worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and selection, sever and owner were really polite and helpfull. Overall really great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for lunch w my daughter. Enjoyed the small sampler which was so filling we had to pack leftovers.
Our server was our server from other times we’ve been here. We love him. Everything about Ombu is always awesome. We won’t go anywhere else for Korean bbq

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vipHopsj88
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ultimate meat/Korean grilling experience. Only complaint is that the acoustics for the space are too good and it got a bit loud (for carrying on a casual conversation).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Now I am not the type to write reviews but the service here was really bad and the food isn’t worth that price.

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LindaQ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ana provided great service and the food was awesome !

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ToyaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place for a group. Food was pretty good. I really liked the brisket. I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They Had the perfect private room for all 16 of us everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Had High expectations and was very disappointed, the service sucked, the server told us to hurry and order because they had a big group he had to take orders for, after asking for TWO booster seats they said they only had ONE in the whole restaurant which my toddler had to seat with out a booster or high chair, waters were never refilled, servers took forever to even come and ask us how everything was going, napkins were never brought after asking, rice never got to us until the end. Horrible experience GEN KOREAN BBQ IS 10xs better in service, food and price.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted immediately. The meat was marinated and cooked to perfection, and the side portion was huge. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a fun experience. The staff was helpful in how to best cook out meats and the place was nice. Totally would go back! If you like Korean bbq, you’ll love Ombu!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Reservation was for 8:30, waited in the lobby for about 10 minutes before being acknowledged even though I clearly stated I had a reservation for 8:30. Was led to booth 25 minutes later. Ordered the small sampler, 30 minutes later they asked what I ordered because they “forgot”. Took over 45 minutes to receive food/meats. I was attended by 3 different servers and there was a clear lack of communication. We food was received I asked our first server for a tofu seafood soup. She said she would check with the kitchen even though it’s on the menu. I never got an answer back or she never put the order in. The second server who brought the meats set the grill extremely high and the meat was stuck onto the grill . After repeatedly asking for them to turn down the heat, 3 servers just came and went without really listening to my requests. I asked for a second bowl of rice and the server “forgot” and brought it after my meal was done. The grill heat/flame was only lowered just before the end of the meal. Pretty much most of the meat was burned as a result. I had high expectations at it was definitely not worth the money spent there. I been to cheaper all you can eat Korean bbq that give 5 star service. Absolutely disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff amazing food

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LianaG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ombru grill has very tasty food and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food. The service could have been better and more well prepared for a Mother’s Day special occasion. My table had to constantly keep reminding our waitress to take our order, bring us our drinks, and wave her down when we needed her. I would never come back here again. The food was delicious though!

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Disappointment
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We dined here for mother's day and while the staff was friendly, the food was awful at the price charged. $450 for 6 people, and again, the food was like grocery store KBBQ. We live in Irvine, and our city has way better KBBQ, at a fraction of the cost.

I knew what the cost would be so that was not a surprise - but at that price, I expected food to taste much better than what we had, in terms of freshness, and taste. The seafood tasted like rubber dipped in salt. Our whole group don't know how this place was rated 4 out of 5 on Yelp.

Totally disappointed.

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Teri
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The atmosphere was a lot louder and more like other KBBQ places than the pictures let on. Showed up for our 7PM reservation for Mother's Day and had to wait a while to be seated anyway, and it was a very long time before they took our order. One of the two meat options was unavailable, as was a dish included in the Mother's Day Special. They only just said they ran out and there was no alternative offered or discount given. They were clearly understaffed which is understandable, and the staff tried their best, but I did feel the reviews and pictures were pretty misleading.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Overpriced, poor food, plastic forks for a $70 per person meal

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StefanJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Staff needs to be more attentive to guests. Food was OK - non alcoholic drinks are very limited (Coke/Sprite/Water)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the best. The meat was just 100% delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they were awesome and really attentive

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MaximMan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They were a bit short staffed, but they really did the best they could!
The chadol and the Asado were amazing!

DS
vipDaneS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

we like this place . . the service is great . . could be more sake options in the future :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an AMAZING experience. Everything was delicious, the Asado and Bulgolgi were mouthwatering. We initially had a reservation in Santa Monica that we missed, so we were looking for other places and we came across this one. Expensive at first, but I’m so glad we went through with it. The service was stellar, they cooked the food for us, and the banchan was ayce and just amazing. Definitely coming back here again. You can’t put a price on a memorable date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was a great experience in a sense but they have to work on their customer service as well as patience

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Eighty8s
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Had to wait forever for any side dishes to be refilled and then even longer to get the check. The empanadas were delicious but the Korean dishes were just so-so (and we were at our at Korean restaurants a lot). Way too loud inside. Had to ask 3 times for refills on the side dishes and never got a water refill. Sorry but we won’t go back.

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vipcroxfordk
London
22 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had the sampler menu for two and then ordered a couple of extra dishes as there was 3 of us. Ordered too much but not too bad value

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Like that they state that there is a time limit to use a reserved table. It was clear and would have liked to have more time at the restaurant.

Service was Okay, they did not refill water and did not refill sides as stated at the beginning. Guess they got busy.

Liked that they made sure that items were cooked properly

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING experience. It is not an all you can eat kbbq and thus it is pricier, but I 100% say it is worth it. You can make reservations and everyone goes above and beyond to accommodate as much as possible. 10/10 best Kbbq in LA

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Yummyeats
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, delish food and great amounts of it!, fun ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The restaurant was empty, no music...
The food was okay but not great. I’m used to high quality meet and this meat was okay but not really good.
The service was okay

The price was expensive vs quality

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Anna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The course for 2 was well worth it!! They give you so much meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good! But birthday wasn’t recognized.

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vipToblerone
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious Korean barbecue and the best, nicest service. The meats were perfect and the server was so attentive. If we ever wanted more of the side dishes she would bring them, and she showed us how to mix the various dishes, and was perfect at barbecuing the meat in the middle of the table. It was so much fun and such a great experience. Highly recommend. We had the small dinner for two people and it was a great value and so much good food! Valet parking is $5 in front.

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timetoeat
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I came on a Saturday night with my date and they were way understaffed which made the experience terrible, but the food was good. My waiter was not attentive at all. Had to basically beg for his attention, I honestly wanted to walk out and try another kbbq since service is the most important aspect to business in hospitality. I booked an tasting experience through open table and tried to tell him as not familiar with the cuisine he just left mid conversation many times. I was patient with him as there seem to be a bit of a language barrier I suppose but good service can make an mediocre tasting food taste better. Their service made everything horrible to me and embarrassing for me and my date. I would love to try again with a different waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time. I can’t wait to go back !

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vipSteakboi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and had a blast.

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EmilyW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute spot with great portion sizes

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DenAmu
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a treat to have Valentine’s Day dinner at Ombu. Staff was super nice, facilities were clean and food was great.

FAQs

Ombu Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ombu Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 637-0262.

Ombu Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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