Ombu Grill

4.2
44 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
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.

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CM
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ombu Grill in Koreatown was a nice experience. Three of us dined there on a Sunday night. Probably only one other table of 2 when we arrived. Not sure anyone else ever came in after that. Our waiter was charming and helpful, and while others were friendly, communication was a little more difficult with them. We picked an item which had 5 different cuts of beef, all very good, cooked over a grill in the table with about 12 to 15 typical Korean side dishes. They also have Argentinian specialties but they all need 1 hour preparation time so we weren’t able to sample as much as we would have liked to. Beer and wine only. Valet parking available in the strip center. Well appointed restaurant.

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e
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

It’s a very cheap taste, feel, ambience, but the bill was on par, so was the bill, the price rating for this place is misleading. It’s a cheap, not a premium place.

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I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Korean food!!! Great, as always. The service could be more available, but that could just be personal preference.

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DP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My first Korean BBQ experience. Staff was helpful and food was very good. Had to ask for some items that came with our combo that didn’t get served but other than that service was good. Would go again.

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J
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Denton was extremely courteous and friendly. He made our family get together special. Service is excellent and the food is delicious. Valet parking is affordable.

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RA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

stuck in LA overnight at end of business trip with an early flight to east coast... my travelling partner and I said "lets get some Korean BBQ". Went to OT and found Ombu.... Dinner was terrific... the host helped us pick a simple chef's choice type menu so we got a little of everything . Great food and some good shochu...

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LA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor. They grilled every piece of meat and service was top notch. More expensive than most places so take people here to impress.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant on google and am so happy we tried it! Everyone was so friendly and the service was fantastic! The food was excellent, and they helped us cook the food at our table. Would definitely love to come back and bring new friends along. Excellent experience and would highly recommend.

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Y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Clean and good.

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t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ombu Grill's meat quality is off the charts. That alone is what makes it worth going to.

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AS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Empty restaurant on Saturday night at 8 PM... Yet they "ran out" of two of the dishes we wanted to order. Food was mediocre, fried rice was good. Service was attentive, as expected with an empty restaurant. Overall decent food but better K-town options.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey coz of quality of meat. If you want a fancy Korean BBQ, I would definitely recommend it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food

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i
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

There was way too much garlic in the food. The waiters got frustrated with us, as it seemed that they didn't understand us that well... Maybe it was too authentic, but I don't remember Korean bbq being like this

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CA
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality Korean BBQ with a great selection of items and wonderful service. Our waiter was particularly nice and friendly and playful. We had a great time and would highly recommend for a higher end Korean BBQ experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time making reservations with open table & love this place. Our servers were very attentive. The food was amazing. Price was very reasonable. Definitely coming back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Ordered the asado and penceta, both were too dry and bland.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family wanted Korean BBQ for Easter. Yelped & Ombu Grill was first on the list near me. The food was awesome. Our server, Denton, was extraordinary. He grilled for us & paid careful attention to my 8 year old & my elderly father. He cooked & cut the meat just right for them. He even grilled the pork belly on the other grill so the fat won’t splatter & burn my son. We were a hungry group of 8 & we got 2 of the family meal. Worth every penny & filled us up.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Solid barbecue experience in the heart of Koreatown

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great food.fantastic stuff.

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L
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner, it was definitely a new experience!

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d
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. Good choices of food to grill and their own soups.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I noticed that they changed the recipe for the chimichurri sauce — and not for the better. The asado price seems to go up $10 every 2 months. As usual, there’s a woman part of the wait staff that LOVES to throw raw meat on the grill when all of the patrons still have cooked meats, to eat, on their plates. She’s very hasty in trying to get you out...tip for the owner, talk to her.

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Definitely other go check out other Korean Bbq places, you will find something better.

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well kept secret in Koreatown. Usually easy to get a booth and this particular BBQ restaurant has the best ventilation system I've seen. It sucks in smoke from the meats right into the sides of the grill so it never has a chance to stick to your clothes.

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LG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was OUTSTANDING. Food good but some of the meats/ abalone tough but good. Bulgogi was great. Our ignorance got in the way of our ordering but waiter tried to help.

I would go again and try some different dishes.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality meat with great service. You definitely get what you pay for here

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The thick cuts of meat is really good and service is exceptional. We pre-ordered the Asado and that was really delicious.

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GB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place. Will definitely be coming back.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful, including the service and food.

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SJ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality of meat... probably the best KBBQ in town. The servers were super friendly and prompt! I was pleasantly surprised w/ their wine listing which is not too common for Korean BBQ restaurants! Our non-Korean friends loved the food and decore!!!! We will definitely go back !

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RJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite Korean BBQ restaurant in Los Angeles by far...and we've been to many of them in Koreatown, Beverly Hills, Southbay, and Westside. The various cuts of meat are top notch (Prime Kalbee, Prime RibEye, Asado). The menu prices are quite good for comparable Korean restaurants. Our waitress (Michelle) was great!

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IL
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now my go-to Korean BBQ location.
Soyoung, our server, was fantastic.
The food is fresh, and the banchan are "American - white boy friendly"
The restaurant is modern, clean, and like any top Korean BBQ - filled with large screen tv's so the men can ignore their wifes and watch sports (LOL).

This place has a solid red wine list... and good $20-30 a bottle corkage fees - which are high but only necessary if you bring something special... they have plenty of $40 solid value red wines on the list.

Ask for Soyoungs section - I think she is part of the charm of this place.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and respectable wine list with very high quality meats. Overall value is excellent.

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O
Pittsburgh
56 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. The food was so tasty and the staff and service amazing. I love Korean barbecue but not a fan of it being to commercialized. This was the perfect mix of tradition with contemporary. The meat was top grade and all the sides authentic. Can't wait to go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the meat was outstanding. the best quality of meat I've ever had at any Korean BBQ restaurant. The service was attentive and the private room was great for our group of 20.

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HH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is over priced compared to competitors. What I wanted on the menu required an HOUR to prepare but that was no where on the website when I looked. and planned my bf;'s bday dinner there.

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food. Stingy portions.

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