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Korean BBQ/ Banchan

eadj2006 Oct 28, 2010 12:25 AM

Anyone know which korean bbq places provide the most banchan selections (side dishes).

  1. lil mikey Oct 28, 2010 01:20 PM

    Genwa gives you 20, plus 3 dips. It's the most I've ever had.

    5115 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    1. re: lil mikey
      fdb May 1, 2011 10:30 PM

      23 on my visit last week

    2. soniabegonia Oct 28, 2010 01:20 PM

      The relatively new Genwa on Wilshire probably wins that contest. I counted about 20, not including 4-5 other small dishes of daikon & dduk wraps and various sauces. I haven't had a chance to write a review and I've only been once, but I was very impressed with the quality, authenticity, space and service. All of the banchan was good and the meat quality was good. I also liked the fact that it came w/ a decent portion of vegetables so I got a more balanced meal. Between Park's & Genwa, if I'm in the mood for a major red meat extravaganza, I'd go w/ Park's but if I want a more relaxed, balanced, stylish Korean dining experience that is still very authentic, I'd go w/ Genwa. I think Park's meat is pretty hard to beat but Genwa is a strong second. Between traffic on Vermont and parking hassles at Park's, I'm loath to trek down there unless I'm really in the mood for it. I've recently tried Moodaepo II and Chung Dam and was not terribly impressed. They were good but I'm not in a hurry to return. Genwa is more upscale, just as authentic, and hell of a lot easier to get to from Hollywood.

      5115 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        Clyde May 2, 2011 09:58 AM

        Genwa wins on banchan, hands down. And, they'll refill however many you want, as many times as you want. Wonderful service there and the food is very good; though a bit pricey, but consistently great food.

        5115 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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          JohnHanks Jul 2, 2013 05:28 PM

          Star King BBQ probably has what you need.

          Is this enough banchan?

          I don't know how many they have in total, but I know they have a large selection.

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