August 21, 2013

5115 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 549-0760

Finally got to try a new Korean BBQ place in Los Angeles. After stuffing myself with all-you-can-eat KBBQs during my sophomore year, I appreciate non-all-you-can-eat places a lot more now. Genwa proved my point by serving us top-quality meat. One of my favorite among the different types of meats that we ordered was the Prime Galbi. The marinated meat was really tender and already had a really great taste without having to dip the meat into any of the sauces. Want even more incentive to try Genwa? They give you tons of appetizers / small dishes.

After dinner, I was already raving about Genwa to several of my friends and telling them that we have to go back soon. I already miss that Galbi. Our Korean waiter was also really attentive. It was probably the first KBBQ meal I had in LA where the waiter consistently asked us if we needed anything, helped us barbecue our meat and asked what we thought of the food. Talk about good service!

Happy eating,
Joey Wong ♥

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  • Reply halfcrazygirl August 21, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Reblogged this on My Korean Adventure and commented:
    OMG! 23 밑반찬!!! never seen that in MTL… :/

  • Reply myhongkonghusband August 21, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    LA has much more better places for Korean BBQ than Bay Area – all of them are overpriced and cannot match 🙁

    • Reply Joey Wong August 22, 2013 at 12:47 AM

      Hi My Hong Kong Husband,

      I haven’t been to SF as often as I hoped but I saw your post on “what to do in SF” and loved it! I think that LA has such a huge Asian population that eventually restaurants really try to up their standards to compete with the other restaurants (which is a good thing for us eaters!).

  • Reply The High Heel Gourmet August 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    I have to try that for sure. I never seen that many kimchi and I want to try them all.

    • Reply Joey Wong August 22, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      Hi High Heel Gourmet,

      I know! When I searched for Genwa (it was my first time there), I saw pictures of all the side dishes but I was still amazed when I actually got there. One thing I for got to mention in my post was that walking into the restaurant, I got the feeling it was more Americanized and probably targeted more toward foreigners as opposed to the Koreans. Yes, please let me know about your dining experience. I loved their Prime Galbi the most. We did the a la carte menu as opposed to the different course menus and found the sizes pretty decent! Hope you like Genwa as much as I did.


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