GAONNURI
GAONNURI

GAONNURI

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gaonnurinyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129719045x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH
    Monday - Saturday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

    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
243 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (210)special occasion (140)romantic (120)good for groups (106)fit for foodies (95)neighborhood gem (53)great for lunch (47)hot spot (45)late-night find (36)vibrant bar scene (23)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (20)kid-friendly (18)great for outdoor dining (8)Show More
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Always... PERFECT!
    topdiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We take a lot of our clients here and will continue to come back time and again, because their service is top top notch, the food is super tasty and consistent and the view... is unbeatable. I've taken my wife on several occasions, our families and our clients and we will be back soon. We recommend you do too--you will NOT be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TONY
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I ALWAYS ENJOY MY MEALS AT GAONNURI THAT IS WHY I RETURN FREQUENTLY..............
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Friendly staff, took my gf for her birthday and made a request to have a cake brought over. They did not have cake but brought over a delicious substitute with happy birthday written on the dish with a candle. Excellent food and very quick service. The views of the city were spectacular as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Improved
    batshevah
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have dined here a few times and I have to say that their food has GREATLY improved. I really enjoyed my meal from beginning to end and the 39th floor has great views :) Portions of meat bbq are small for the $, but tasty. I would personally prefer more side dish variety, considering the $, rather than a huge heap of shaved scallions, small portion of kimchi, small portion of creamed sweet potatoes and small portion of white radish, but you can always ask for more! Also, considering this is a Korean restaurant, it would be great to initially have more kimchi on the table and even a few different types of kimchi -- my fav is cucumbers... All together, a gem in ktown and very impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A GREAT NIGHT OUT........
    TONY
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO DINING AT GAONNURI....I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISSAPOINTED......
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food with Amazing View
    Ken12
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Sitting in the 39th floor panthouse of an office building in Mid-town Manhattan, you get an amazing view of the surrounding neighborhood and the Hudson River. The 3-courses lunch for $25 is a sweet deal. The dolsot bibimbap was very delicious and so was the honey ginger ice cream dessert. It was an amazing lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Korean in the Heart of NYC
    ChrennixVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    What a great find! Gaonnuri is a top of the line Korean spot, and by top I mean on the 39th Floor of an office building overlooking the Hudson and Times Square as well as near the Empire State Building. While the views are killer, the ambiance and food match! They have an amazing bibimbap and their Galbi is the best I have ever had in the US.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JEDAN1800
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    very impressive! the best of everything for lunch, dinner and celebrations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem in the midst of busy midtown
    2damesassy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Views are spectacular! Food was amazing. Wait staff very meticulous.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYC Haven! Exquisite Views & Food
    akka27
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love coming here to celebrate or to show off the best of NYC. Delicious Korean food and fab views uptown and west over the river. Go at sunset to enjoy the changing light. Other NYC restaurants should take note! We will keep coming back for more! Thanks Gaonnuri!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end Korean food
    BonzVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had gone to K-town for seafood pancakes. There was a long wait for the restaurant we wanted. So, I took out my phone and hit the Open Table app. This one came up and we booked a reservation. It is improbably located on the 39th floor of an office building. However, the penthouse location provides amazing views. The place is expensive, even with restaurant week we managed to rack up a sizable bill. The food, however, was delicious (Korean BBQ and seafood pancakes plus dessert). The service is professional and responsive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    frenchies
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a great time there, for our first time in NY ! Amazing view near the window and an excellent meal ! Réservation very easy from France, whitch is very comfortable when de dont know where de go !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Upscale Korean
    Suzie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful food in a spectacular setting. The level of spice in the food was perfect. Enough to add to the complexity of the dish, not so much that it was uncomfortable to eat the food. Going during Restaurant Week with the price fixed menu was an added bonus. If there is any negative it is that the drinks, which are inventive and tasty, are slightly over priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the view is simply amazing!
    sandyL
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    food was great,service was amazing but wasnt able to sit where we wanted. it was our anniversary and we wanted it to be special!we ate for 2hours because we did order a lot but yet the window tables were empty the whole time!i was once a hostess but sorry your hostess dont know how to host!other than that i wouldve given it a five star.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time for Korean BBQ
    discerningdiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first experience with Korean BBQ. I don't eat a lot of meat but decided to give it a try, knowing in advance the menu is very meat heavy. The restaurant was highly recommended to me by a friend for the spectacular city views (its on the 39th floor). The food was fantastic, good ambience and killer views. Also our server was friendly and took good care of us. I would recommend going here and have already done so with several friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing View & great food
    FoodieGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first experience of Korean BBQ. If I had the overflow of funds I would go back again this week! The view was breathtaking...confirms my desire for a penthouse in NYC! The Service was impressive - all about the details, from the moment I entered the building. The food was very good. Some items more tasty than others. The dessert however was the highlight of my experience with the deconstructed snickers - YUM! I will try more seafood and Baked Alaska with a table right next to the window, hopefully, next time. THat is a special request!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • its a treat.
    LA101
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The space is spectacular with expansive views. The presentation and preperation of the dishes is impressive. The service is perfectly attentive. The pancakes are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Korean with Amazing View
    skl312
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I am Korean and have grown up eating and cooking traditional cuisine. The food here was great, but is probably the same level of taste and quality as other cheaper Korean restaurants. You are really coming here for the beautiful view and the ambiance. Food presentation was impeccable and the drinks were delicious as well. I am so glad I got to experience Gaonnuri during restaurant week, but would definitely try their regular menu. I also brought non-Korean friends and they were in love with the food and atmosphere as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girl's Night Out
    Monsh12
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wednesday night, I went out with the girls for dinner and the restaurant was very accomodating. Half of my group was about 30min late, but the restaurant was very accepting and since I had already checked in, just held our table for us. As we waited for the other section of our paty, my girl and had a couple of Vodka Tonics at the bar. The hand was heavy, and it was much appreciated. It was very tasty. Dinner was great. We all loved what we ordered and enjoyed tasting each other's plates. The service was pretty timely, no excessive gaps to cause us to look for a server. There was a team effort in servicing our table. We had more than one person coming over to check or making sure the meat was properly cooked. I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judy555VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Enjoyable lunch with guests. Many lunch sets to choose from (meat to vegetarian to seafood). Nice to take guests, especially for the view. Higher price than most Korean food, but the atmosphere/ view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's ok
    Ghjaye
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I had the duck which was good. The wine pairing was not very good. The server spilled water all over my dress and arm but didn't notice until I told him. Later, I had a night cap at the lounge. The server spilled water on me there again. Service needs a lot of work there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right off the bat
    Pavonia
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    we did not get any service from anyone for 15 minutes after being seated. We flag down a person, but he took off and did not even send anyone. We had to wait until waitress came. For the price they charge, we expected more attentive service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • large space, views, no charm
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Restaurant is in not quite finished skyscraper with elevators direct to Gaonnuri...Service good, food somewhat unfamiliar, even for Korean menus, but entire scene lacks warmth and is so impersonal as to leave one glad to leave.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need more training on host
    hk498
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I arrive on the time of my reservations ,the host put me at a booth ,I saw 2 tables at the windows ,I ask for the tables at the window , the host just said No ,not even bother to said you have to make w the reservation . That make me a bad feeling .
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aA wonderful experience
    Mayi
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The view was awesome. Service was excellent, We needed a change of scenery and we got it the City looked beautiful. The food left us speechless, everything was exquisite. I would definitely go back and try more delicious dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I actually went for the scenic view rather than the food but didn't get to seated on window despite the request and was told that reservations should have made at least a week before in order to have higher chance of getting window seat. Should have inform that before we got there
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Killer Korean with Killer View
    ZachVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great atmosphere. Awesome views of the city. Menu that has something for everyone. I have been many times and will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HardtopleaseVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Not impressed with the food, went during restaurant week. The view is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time trying Korean food...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    So I was apprehensive about ingredients and communicating with staff. NOT A PROBLEM! The staff was incredibly helpful and explained all the dishes with kindness and respect. 2 minor setbacks: the meat in my dish was EXCESSIVELY fatty. I could not eat most of it! And I was not ready for the spice/heat of the dish. Otherwise the whole experience was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    Gourmande44VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Have been here several times and the view is just amazing. Food and service have always been good, but this time we got our table 20 mins late, set for 5 instead of 6 despite a reservation, and stuck right at the back of the room. There was some kind of mixup over place settings and they forgot to bring the mushroom bokkeum, which is our favorite dish. Otherwise OK.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So beautiful.
    AshG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Being up 39 floors in a beautiful penthouse with an incredible view for my 3rd year anniversary with my love was worth every single penny for this place. The food was presented so uniquely and the taste, oh my, so good! I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to experience good food and an a amazing site at the same time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only good for the view
    leftwanting
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    view was great! food was not! which was so surprising given the surroundings. i would only go back there for drinks in the future. get a good chef.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular view
    Magsliang
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Ask for a window table overseeing north, it is the best view of nyc!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Views
    Luvfood
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Place was on the 39th floor. The food was good but I've had better. The place was a little smoky even though no one was grilling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is as good as the view!
    Skye13VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience overall. The food was as amazing as the views. The staff was very attentive and friendly. We were sat at a table right by the window and were able to enjoy the spectacular views of NYC and watch the sunset as we dined. The menu has many traditional Korean dishes, as well as some Korean dishes with an American twist. I like really spicy food and many of the dishes had a nice, authentic kick to them. The only issue we had was when it came to ordering dessert. It was Restaurant week, but we had not ordered off the limited Restaurant week menu. However, we were told that the only desserts that were available were the two that were listed on the limited Restaurant week menu, which did not seem fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW
    mimaguy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is a hidden gem that everyone should try. It seems odd that you enter into an office building but one you get to the restaurant..... amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • couldve been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    the food tasted good but certainly not enough, I was still hungry after ordering from summer 2014 restaurant week dinner of pork belly app, rib eye entrée and parfait dessert. I did not realize I had to bbq my entrée which was fine except that our table grill was only half working. the ambience is nice, staff is professional and the view is scenic (though a column obstructed most of the view). I would not recommend because it is located at the heart of koreatown where there are better options for the same price, if not less.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate