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A new Gen-eration of Korean barbecue

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Gen has become quite popular, quite fast.
Photo: Mikayla Whitmore

In the world of all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue, there are generally two options: a trough-style buffet like you’ll find at certain eateries along Spring Mountain Road, and order-off-the-menu options like the newish Gen Korean BBQ House at Galleria mall.

Gen is a more refined all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue experience. The decor is reminiscent of a spot on the Strip or in a trendy LA neighborhood—a clean space, and the stellar ventilation system means you won’t leaving smelling like grilled meat.

Gen’s set menu ($14.99 for lunch, $19.99 for dinner) includes bountiful meat selections, seafood offerings and hot dishes. Over a half-dozen visits—yes, it’s already among my favorite Henderson restaurants—top picks have included samgyubsal (premium pork belly), chadol (thinly sliced premium beef brisket), premium top sirloin, roast beef (premium flat iron steak), spicy baby octopus, seaweed salad and soondubu (spicy tofu soup). Tip from a regular: Start with an option like the premium pork belly, because the fat will act as an oil and coat the tabletop grill.

And be forewarned: Gen has quickly become popular, so be prepared for an hour wait during peak times, including during the week.

Gen Korean BBQ House Galleria at Sunset, 702-476-8559. Daily, 11 a.m.-midnight.

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