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Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA

4.8
4.8
18 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
Enjoy a delicious meal with friends or family at Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA located at the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It boasts an contemporary decor and a casual atmosphere, offering high-quality meats and other authentic Korean dishes. Genwa dtla 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 offers a full bar serving numerous drinks and cocktails. The restaurant accepts reservations and offers take-out services to guests.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 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
    (213) 459-6600
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Southeast corner of Olympic Blvd. and Grand Ave.
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine

What 18 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Service

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Good for groups

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Healthy

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Neighbourhood gem

18 Reviews
  1. Parents

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food; wonderful service. Many thanks to the staff for being welcoming, attentive, and careful with our family's food allergies.

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  2. Parents

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a yummy selection of complimentary banchan appetizers and pumpkin drinks. Dinner was delicious, and the waitstaff was friendly. Ventilation was also notably excellent. Compared to other Korean restaurants, our clothes did not smell like barbeque after leaving the restaurant.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Restaurant was clean. A bit pricey, but worth it. The meat was delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good host and servers. Nice ambiance. Will come again.

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  5. mooochi

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, high quality ingredients, great variety dishes. Many vegetarian offerings. Friendly service

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  6. HannahG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sometimes a reservation is necessary but for 3 people at 9pm on a Saturday we didn't need one (though I liked the ease of being able to make one last minute). Not super knowledgeable/friendly for those with allergies so keep that in mind. Otherwise, a great meal for a group.

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  7. Moonie

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The marniated short ribs are amazing!! The japchae is yummy! I am not a fan of getting chicken at restaurants but the chicken bulgogi was fantastic. You must try them!! The staff are very freindly and very hard working. We will be back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were fantastic! High quality meats. Definitely a splurge meal, about 3x the price of an AYCE

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  9. GloriaB

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sister and my niece had a wonderful time. The food was delicious.

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  10. SolomonChen

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived Sunday afternoon and its was empty. We were the first table and kinda skeptical about this restaurant. Its Korean bbq and interior deco was very trendy and clean. The menu were very good with varieties selections. Service was great. Food are tasty. Very satisfying with what we been eating.

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  11. Nick

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is difficult to understand. The course meals seem to be overpriced. Actual quality of food was slightly above average. alcohol was far overpriced.

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  12. Wineguy

    Orange County

    166 reviews

    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff very attentive and very nice. Food and marinated meat seem to be slightly on the sweet side and not enough gochujang, but overall good enough.

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  13. Matthew

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome! She was very nice and kept on top of it.

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  14. RayC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overrated and overpriced. The food was way too heavy and not particularly fresh.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food +service was amazing! Will come back again soon!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited a while to be greeted and seated but the food came out fast and it was delicious

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Korean bbq and have tried all the different Korean BBQ that LA has to offer. If you want high quality authentic memorable Korean BBQ there’s clearly only one choice. The food is as fresh as it gets, the staff is very professional and attentive, the ambience gives you the right festive but not overbearing atmosphere. The dizzying amount of small dishes that come out is an event in itself. The searing grill sucks away the smoke at table level so your clothes don’t smell. Just a perfect place to have a nice dine in with some friends and family. This place can get very popular, I would recommend to make early reservations just in case.

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  18. Jyu116

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at an incredible Korean barbecue restaurant, and I must say it was an absolute delight for my taste buds! From the moment I stepped inside, the warm and inviting atmosphere made me feel right at home. The menu was filled with a wide variety of mouthwatering options, ranging from perfectly marinated beef and pork to an assortment of fresh and flavorful side dishes. The highlight of the experience was the interactive grilling, where I had the chance to cook the meat to my liking right at the table. It added an element of fun and engagement to the dining experience. The quality of the ingredients was exceptional, with the meats being incredibly tender and bursting with authentic Korean flavors. The staff was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, always there to offer suggestions and ensure that every aspect of the meal was enjoyable. One dish that stood out was the traditional bibimbap, a flavorful medley of rice, vegetables, and a perfectly fried egg. It was beautifully presented and offered a delightful combination of textures and flavors. Additionally, the spicy and tangy kimchi was the perfect accompaniment to the barbecue, adding an extra kick to each bite. To top it all off, the restaurant had a wide selection of refreshing beverages, including traditional Korean rice wines and unique fruit-infused soju cocktails. The attentive service and warm hospitality truly enhanced the overall dining experience. In conclusion, this Korean barbecue restaurant exceeded my expectations in every way. From the delectable flavors to the interactive grilling experience and friendly staff, it is undoubtedly a must-visit for anyone craving an authentic and unforgettable Korean dining adventure. I can't wait to return and explore more of their tantalizing menu options!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA using the Order Online button. Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 459-6600.

Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA is rated 4.8 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Genwa Korean BBQ DTLA

450 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Southeast corner of Olympic Blvd. and Grand Ave.
  • Area
    Downtown
  • 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
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wine
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