GAONNURI
GAONNURI

GAONNURI

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gaonnurinyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 971-9045
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    DINNER
    Monday - Sunday 5:00PM - 10:00 PM

    SATURDAY & SUNDAY DINNER ONLY
    Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Executive Chef: Chef Dae Hee Lee
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 32nd street
  • Public Transit: TRAIN: PENN STATION: AMTRAC/LIRR/NJ TRANSIT/NJ PATH

    SUBWAY: PENN STATION A/B/C/E/1/2/3

    32nd and Broadway Corner N/Q/R

    BUS: M4/M5/Q32
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We validate your parking at discounted price after 5PM.


    You can park your vehicle at CENTRAL PARKING, same building 1250 Broadway New York, NY 10001
A word from GAONNURI
GAONNURI [gah-ohn-nu-ri]: The Center of the World

The name GAONNURI represents our placement in what we believe is the center of the world, both physically and figuratively. Located in the heart of New York City,
a city that represents the intersection of the finest cuisines and eclectic cultures, GAONNURI seeks to gather people of all backgrounds to share
in a traditional Korean dining experience. We hope that the authenticity of the food
and the enjoyment of the dining experience will invite patrons for generations to come.
Thank you for allowing us to invite and serve you in our own culinary center.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
GAONNURI reviews from OpenTable diners
228 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (191)special occasion (140)romantic (119)good for groups (105)fit for foodies (89)hot spot (52)neighborhood gem (46)great for lunch (37)late-night find (29)vibrant bar scene (18)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (9)Show More
  • Nice dinner, and awesome view!
    Math
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The concept of barbecue is fantastic for groups (6 to 8 people), so everybody finds what he wants. Service is nice, food is very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toujours tres Bon!
    Fafa
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    C est la troisième fois que je dine chez Gaonnuri et c est toujours parfait pas excessif du tout un restaurant avec une vue d enfer ! Je recommande ! Pour information. Addition à 450 USD pour 6 avec une bouteille de vin Ils ont des vins jusqu à 500 USD la bouteille !et aussi à 40 USD .....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the city's best views from a restaurant
    SnacVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Excellent korean food, service, ambiance and an unparalleled view. My favorite galbi bibimbop in the city. Great for out of town guests and to take someone for a special occasion because the view with your meal can't be beat. It has an upscale, modern and chic/business formal ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • C'mon man!
    AdamFoodies
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Over 300 dollars: (i) to get rushed out of there (because you eat 'late'; 8.30 pm....), (ii) for no more than average food, (iii) for poor service (e.g. started explaining the dish when we finished already half of it) (iv) for just a disappointing experience. C'mon man!
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  • Great place!
    MJeats
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We loved the cocktails, appetizer calamari salad, k bbq for 2 and a la mode dessert.. YUM! The service was on point and the window seat with gorgeous night view was a definite plus while celebrating our anniversary. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatr food, great view, great time!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had a wonderful time here Saturday night. Great cocktail- Rose Mary Me, table barbeque, dipping sauces, everything superb. Gaonnuri is a great place for groups, or a romantic date. This will be my go to place when friends and family come to town. Try to get a window table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodloverVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    reminded me if you were to assume australian food to outback steack house then this place is a replacement for real korean food; trying to be fancy but the beef was tough and was suppose to be marinated but had zero flavor; the pork belly had no flavor and need a ton of salt to be added; they do not serve lettuce leaves with the BBQ which was a huge surprise to me and refused to bring me a few unless i ordered the vegitarian platter -- all i wanted to do was eat korean bbq as it was meant to -- with lettuce leaves; they give you saracha in stead of the korean chili paste... i was amazed how poor quality the food was especially for the gorgeous restaurat views and decor
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  • Amazing view restaurant
    thalasso
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food was realy very tasty, it was our first time that we eat in a Korean Restaurant ,the view was amazing,the service was grate,the atmosphere was a little bit cold and the only thing that I would like different is the uncomfortable seats.... Also I had ask some flowers in our table for a special ocassion but you refused!!!! Overall it was a very nice experience and I sure recomend your restaurant to friends
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for business lunch
    Foodiewithtwins
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Fantastic and impressive place to take a client to lunch, food was solid and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view!
    LunchGirl
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    A special surprise when visiting NYC. Great food + breathtaking view! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner With Co.-workers
    PaleoRon
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were looking for a place that would meet everyone's food preferences and away from the noisy sports bar type places in mid town. With a fantastic view over the city from this 39th floor viewpoint we found a calm surrounding with a friendly and knowledgable staff that provided great service. The table grill and entree choices were excellent and we were able to complete some of our business agenda points over a great meal. I certainly will come back here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Korean Barbecue
    newyork
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The views from this restaurant are fantastic! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful but not super-attentive. She walked by a few times after our food and drink were finished. We had to flag her down to get our bill. The food tasted great and the overall experience was good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    LovingNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I went there for a birthday dinner, and it was about perfect. The restaurant kept a table close to the window, the view was amazing, the food excellent and the service very good. The restaurant even brought a small candle to mark the birthday event at the end of the dinner. The only drawback was a little misunderstanding with the waitress, which took the bottle of wine away half full. Other than this small misunderstanding, a perfect dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    ltfoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent view, food and service. Never disappointed! The best place to bring out of town guest for perfect nyc views
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaonnuri doesn't disappoint...
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Another lovely evening @ Gaonnuri. Another birthday... Very sensitive to vegetarian needs. Food superb. Service consistently excellent. Noise level seemed to be up a bit, although the place wasn't crowded. Appreciate spacing between tables. Very civilized. Will return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place for a date
    boochies
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This place is absolutely gorgeous. The view will take your breath away. Make sure you make your reservations WAY in advance, especially if you want a window seat, as they go very fast. The food was good, but not the best Korean food I have ever had. I actually have had better food at hole in the wall restaurants in k-town. I would, however, recommend this place to someone who is trying to impress their date, as it is extremely expensive and you are straight up paying for the scenery. Try the marinated Galbi on the bbq and the dolsot bibimbap for a nice Korean experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    From the food to service to the view-one word- magnificent. The food was delicious, preparation at the table an event and enjoyable to watch, the cocktails were heavenly and the view at night breathtaking not to mention warm and attentive service. We truly enjoyed ourselves – an excellent dining experience and would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delicious
    sonhomeu01VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Suggested Gaonnuri last night for dinner with friends and everyone loved the food, the view, and the overall experience. We had the sampler appetizer plate, galbi that we grilled at our table, and a bottle of wine. It was one friend's birthday and the restaurant helped us surprise him with Baked Alaska - which was delicious! I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular view and setting
    Sheva
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Elegant spaced out tables, invisible but very attentive service, incredible views especially after sunset. Large bay windows all around the restaurant. This is a find. The food was good and plentiful. This place is absolutely not pretentious. A very pleasant evening for two . Cost was $106 with beer and tax for 2 a la carte, very reasonable for the location and everything.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal, beautiful location
    JandR
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    During our first stay in NY we were looking for a special restaurant and found Gaonnuri on the internet. We booked a table with window view and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The food was very good (table barbecue) and served professionally. When we asked to slow down the service a little bit, they adapted straight away. The whole meal was a great experience !!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just wonderful
    Sandro
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food with the view was just stunning. The staff is great and gives superbe recomondations. Anytime again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • stunning view and great food
    Sunlight
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our third or fourth time here. We love this place. The food is very good. I admit that some dishes are better prepared at other less scenic and attractive k-town restaurants, but others are the best here. I love their braised cod and the mushroom appetizer. But the views from this restaurant are fantastic. My kids, ages 11 and 14 like this restaurant a lot. And while there, I noticed many more tween / teen aged kids. Some parents / grandparents may be catching on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view good food
    martfw20
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great atmosphere, the view was amazing on the 39th floor. Perfect for our first NYC restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Korean in NYC
    Makoto
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    GAONNURI is my first choice when I have important guest from out of NYC.
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    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nouveau Korean
    mls61
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had a business dinner here, and my out-of-town clients were impressed with the view and the food. We all had the tasting menu prix fixe meal, which was beautifully presented but a bit too precious for me. I probably would have been happier ordering traditional items from the menu, as the dishes that came with this meal seemed more French than Korean. There was barely any garlic to be found throughout the 6 or so courses. Service was friendly, efficient and well-timed, so pretty much perfect in my view. If you want a traditional Korean food experience, there are better choices. If you want a somewhat exotic meal and amazing view to impress your out-of-town friends with, this is a pretty good choice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW what a place!
    chjardim
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We did the reservation thru Opentable.com and show up a little early. Unfortunately, the restaurante were unable to accommodate us at the table early, so we had to wait for a table to be available. It paid off! We got the best table available - with amazing view. The staff was really nice - which is common for a Korean restaurant. The food was great as well. Nice place! Great experience indeed!
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Same food, better atmo
    BrewDog
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    food no better, no worse than down the street in K-Town, and 1/3 more expensive. But the service, view, smoke-free environs were very very nice, and worth the extra $$. would definitely go back if I needed an upscale place (out of town guests, business mtg, etc).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Very enjoyable experience. The food was delicious. It would have been helpful if the waitress explained the dishes more clearly. We will return.
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    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your typical Korean restaurant
    EdnJen
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Very pricey. The views are very scenic...but I'd have to say I feel I got ripped off here. No typical Korean side dishes. You have to pay extra. You want a bowl of rice? Pay extra...their small order of pajun was two slices...overall my bill was extremely higher than a normal Korean dinner for two...
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traditional Korean.
    JuliaF
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Very delicious but small portions and very pricey. Stunning views. Great for romantic dinner
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like Korea
    CHAEGER
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Having been an expat in South Korea I was happy to find this gem in NYC. Gaonnuri offers authentic Korean food which tastes just liek it would should you have ordered it in Seoul or Busan. Try the Korean BBQ where you yourself grill your own meat. Simply awesome! The restaurant sits on the 39th floor with stunnign views over the Empire State Building or Hudson River.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a blast!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Drop dead view of New York, wonderful Korean food, terrific ambience--what's not to like?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    a great place to eat, exellent food and a fantastic wiew. Friendly personal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Wonderful dinner
    marchingantVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great place to take clients, great place to take sig other, great place for whatever. Awesome views of the city from 39 floors up. Then add on the food and the Korean BBQ style table cooking and it just tops the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Korean food in the sky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A nice restaurant with a limited Korean menu. We had a group of 9 and with a reservation we had no issues being seated or served. Unfortunately no BBQ tables for a group that size. Another plus was vegetarian options and English speaking wait staff so we did have to guess about the food. I was disappointed in the diversity of the sides and the kimchi was only ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    JordanPVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great food, great view, horrible music (elevator music), not great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    genericdiner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    For business lunches with the spectacular midtown views
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    great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Wow!
    SwedishChef
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    View is great, and we didn't even get a Windows table. Staff is friendly and relaxed. Food is amazing, specially if you're in to spicy.. My calamari was the best I've had and my wife was stunned by the snickers-dessert. This is a must if you like Korean food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surpassed Expectations!
    Detailsmatter2me
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    From start to finish Gaonnuri was a flawless dining experience. We were greeted with poise and elegance, staff paid attention to details, all courses were timed perfectly. When my entree was a bit too spicy they immediately prepared a less spicy version. Impressive location and cuisine to wow your out of town visitors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dinner @ Gaonnuri
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Second visit & will return. Service extremely attentive. Spectacular views. Quiet. Tasteful. Food excellent from appetizers to desserts. Hope it doesn't get too popular with tourists/groups... Able to accommodate vegetarians/vegans. Serving staff well informed about ingredients. Not rushed. Good for conversation. Amazing setting w/out being showy. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.