Do Hwa
Do Hwa

Do Hwa

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://dohwanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124141224x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday, Tuesday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Executive Chef: Myung Ja Kwak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bedford St. and 7th Ave.
  • Public Transit: 1 to Houston St. and A,C, E, F, M, D to West 4th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Central Stop-Park garage located on 7th Ave. and Morton St.
A word from Do Hwa
Korean home-cooking in West Village, specialties include home-made seasonal kimchi, delectable seafood pancakes, braised pork ribs, spicy squid sautés and Korean barbecue. Dine at a grill table by the flip-open windows facing Carmine Street or enjoy a cozy corner banquet table. Casual dining that will gladly accommodate large parties. Lunch plates and happy hour offerings with a full service bar where neighborhood regulars like Quentin Tarantino are sure to be found slurping down a chilled soju martini.
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Do Hwa reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (11)romantic (4)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Service not up to scratch
    Cbnm
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The waitress at the time seemed tired and unmotivated to explain to us how the food was meant to be eaten. As a first time Korean eater, It would of been helpful to get an introduction about the cuisine or a recommendation on what to order. As it was a restaurant co-owned by Quentin Tarantino, I expected more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious
    Jayeetz
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Inventive drinks, great barbecued spicy pork. Try the japchae as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Never disappoints, good/predictable Korean food. was very accomodating to the vegetarian in our dining party.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    AmyKing
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Friends in town wanted to try Korean - found this spot in the West Village online. Great reviews across the board proved correct. Friends enjoyed the tasty food and friendly wait staff - thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Enjoyed the food and service was very good. Only 2 Grill Tables so make sure when making reservation you ask for a grill table!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Bibimbap
    eclecticdiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I both ordered the Bibimbap. The stone pot was nice and HOT. The vegetables appeared very fresh and the beef was tasty. It was great! We saw other diners order a variety of dishes that appeared delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best!
    DanHVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We wherein the mood for some spicy Korean BBQ and did Do Hwa deliver...not only on the appropriate level of spicy-ness (you adjust by adding more/less chili pepper paste as you want) but overall deliciousness and attentive service. Highly recommend the kimchi scallion pancakeand beef dumplings to start. The side dishes are all very tasty, be careful as some are extremely spicy. We shared everything , which is really the way to go as it allows you to taste so much more. We had the bulgogi and bibimbap (hot, not cold) with fired egg on top. Both were outstanding. We'll def be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • POOR SERVICE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Poor Service BAD food. Wait staff was rude. We wanted to be guided on the different dishes, what was spicy, what was popular. The waitress was annoyed and not helpful. The room was not busy so she did not have many tables to wait on, she could have helped us and we might have ordered something that actually had flavor.
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  • rickyo212
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My friends were a bit reluctant to try something different but we all thought everything was very good
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting an old "friend"
    visitornycVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Saturday night, my husband and I dined at Do Hwa. It used to be in our "rotation" when we lived in the West Village. We decided to try it again and realized it should never have left the rotation. He had udon with seafood, I had cold buckwheat noodles with beef. While both were delicious, I thought I had the winner! We shall put Do Hwa back in the rotation, as the service was excellent and unobtrusive and the ambiance quite comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vegetarian options
    Prettypickie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to do hwa for Father's Day and it was perfect. Not too loud so we could have pleasant conversation. Tables not too close so you don't feel like you are dining with the people next to you. We had the vegetable scallion pancake, rice cakes in chili sauce and crispy seaweed squares for appetizers, all were delicious. Two of us had the vegetable bibimbop which was delicious. My husband had the salmon, also very good and I had the grilled cod which was amazing. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    ordered the classic Korean bibimbob which was mushy & not very flavorful -- disappointing.
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  • Very friendly
    fulllife
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed a late evening dinner. The squid bibimbop was delicious. Actually, all the flavors we experienced were phenomenal. Our server Mira is a delight as is Ivana. You could tell that the team is very supportive of each other.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 186 reviews are from the Do Hwa reviews archive.
  • First Time Here - Outstanding
    FrankGVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our daughter has mentioned Do Hwa many times, and last night we had the opportunity to try it. The food is great, well seasoned and nicely prepared. The cold buckwheat noodle app is delicious, but the scallion pancake was a tad salty. The Dak Dori Tang and the Bibimbop were amazing. Definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu for four
    AureoleBarVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Do Hwa's menu for four is a nice medley of appetizers and barbecue items. It's a great place to start for novices at Korean restaurants. The scallion pancakes appetizer and the pork barbecue were especially tasty.
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  • Must have Buckwheat Noodles
    Blooming2VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We very much enjoyed our meal. We've been there before and will definitely go back. The service was great. The drinks were interesting. Everything was fresh and tasty. The kimchi is delicious and the buckwheat noodles are our favorite dish.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    Aborb22VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    After being in the city for a few days sampling various cuisines, I had a craving for Korean food just like I've enjoyed in Seoul. We booked one of the grill tables for our party of 5, to celebrate birthdays for 2 of us. Try a few of their signature drinks . They were great. The various appetizers were delicious and the waitress was very helpful in recommending portions and options for our BBQ selection. This is a great place for a group dinner.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favourite Korean. A bit
    JoePublic1VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    My favourite Korean. A bit pricey for what you get but so much more civilized than K Town. I'm a sucker for interior design and I love the space.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Korean restaurant
    ritchi
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This Korean restaurant is very nice and the food is very good, I recommend
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem of place
    CTH08
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Had a good Happy Hour, was quiet with plenty of sitting. great experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, too noisy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food is generally good, but the service was very slow and not attentive. The back part of the dining is extremely noisy; impossible to maintain a normal conversation. Too bad.
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  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I've been coming to Do Hwa for years, and they've always had solid service, delicious food, and great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It's been a long time since my wife and I went to Do Hwa (we used to live closer to the neighborhood), but we've gone again a couple of times, and it is as wonderful as it ever was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude
    ShandaVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The waitress had a terrible attitude from the moment we sat down. This was a neighborhood restaurant for me but I will not return. The food isn't good enough to put up with the rude service.
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  • This was my first disappointing
    LuckyDogNYCVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    This was my first disappointing experience at Do Hwa. I've been there several times without hesitation, but the food and service took a big nosedive on this recent visit. I'm hoping it was an aberration as I've long been a fan.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, authentic Korean food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I'm Korean...and this is probably the best Korean restaurant in Manhattan. Very close to my mother's cooking. This place is better than any restaurant in NYC KTown. True.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best food ever
    freddief
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The flavors at Do Hwa will knock your taste bud socks off. It's very loud on a Friday night, but that's to be expected. The food is extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not get the reserved table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We reserved a grill table and did not get it. The interiors and the ambience in general make it not worth it if not for the grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Korean food Ihave ever
    AnnwellVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Best Korean food Ihave ever had…fresh and traditional with a foodie slant!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Korean best food ever
    Kader2Jean
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been there only twice. 1st with friends and 2nd time with my girlfriend and it was so great. This restaurant is awesome for healthy good food. The best is the grill table you are making your own bbq.. A little bit expensive but so great you won't regret
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but not hot enough...
    DarthMike
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Just was expecting to have a good night grilling and introducing some friends to Korean food. Despite my request we didn't get a grill table. I realize that they say that they cannot accommodate every request for a grill table, but it would be at least nice if they inform us that it wouldn't be the case ahead of time so we can make other choices if we would like to. Or even letting us know that it would be very unlikely etc. The service was super star level. They didn't drop all the food at once, but they were very attentive. The food was great; however, don't expect anything but tourist-level of hot. Otherwise I have no complaints.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible waitress and salty food
    MFP85
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Went for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend. He was only given one chopstick and a spoon to eat so he asked for another chopstick. We had ordered beef dumplings which tasted like chicken and veggie dumplings but the chopstick never arrived for my bf to start eating. 10 minutes later we ended up having to ask the bus boy/ guy that brought us our entries who finally brought him another chopstick right away. We ordered the beef bulgogi from the kitchen which was overly salty and the classic bimbop which was all vegetables and had barely any rice. Best thing from our meal was my pepper margarita and the sweet oranges we got at the end of our meal. I typically love Korean food but worst birthday dinner ever!
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  • Mediocre food
    rachelia
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Came here for my birthday with a large group. They were able to accommodate us last minute even though we arrived late. The service was good. It wasn't the best Korean food I've ever had, almost downright mediocre. We had the beef boneless short ribs, the potato pancake appetizer, jalapeno chicken, and some kind of soup. I really cant recommend any of it. My guests had a similar reaction to their dishes, even the bippenbop. I do not think I'll be back. Too bad too because they were so nice.
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  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    we had a nice evening with very good food... service was fast and 'helpful'. thanks
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been here a couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    I have been here a couple of times and am always happy with what I get. Great cocktails and lovely food. Service is always excellent and I love the snacks that they bring out before the meal. The barbeque is definitely my favorite... so be sure to pick one of those.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid meal
    Jlw232
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Food arrived very quickly (almost too quick). Ingredients were very fresh and flavors were excellent. Excellent beer list and drink menu for an Asian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Korean Barbecue in the West Village
    RShubackVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Do Hwa is a great find if you're a fan of Korean barbecue. It has all of the amazing flavors and fun of the more traditional restaurants but with a modern flare. The staff is extremely pleasant and the decor is hip. It's the perfect dinner for a foursome in search of something a bit different. Make certain to mention you want a barbecue table when you're making your reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Native Korean person liked here.
    AandJVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    My Korean friend visited from Korea and we wanted to have a real Korean food with an expert. I looked up Open Table and I found this restaurant. The dinning room was chic and quiet that we could enjoy our conversation as well as great meals, our friend from Seoul said very good.We'll come to this restaurant whenever we have a chance. Strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    EzMax
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Went to Do Wha to celebrate a birthday. Service was excellent, the price was right and the menu for 4 is the bomb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food, yes! after a wait
    tablewithfriends
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The food at Do Hwa is always amazing & our out-of-town guests were raving about it for days. But despite our reservation, we had to wait over 1/2 hour for our table. The hostess was a bit squirrelly about the status of the table, telling us various contradictory things each time she spoke with us--she wanted us to be happy sitting at the bar, which we would have been had we not made a reservation and made plans around that time! Eventually apps arrived, complimentary, which is a very nice gesture, though as they came the table opened up; if we'd been greeted with "the table is going to be thirty minutes so please sit at the bar and chose an app on us" the outcome would have been the same but we would have been able to enjoy the wait more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic