Danji

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Korean
Danji showcases authentic Korean flavors prepared with classic techniques to enhance the taste, textures, and aesthetic of each dish. We offer small but shareable portions served in multiple courses, allowing diners to enjoy each dish hot out of the kitchen. Above all, Danji, from its decor to its music, represents our idea of a great place to enjoy amazing food.

At Danji and Hanjan we choose to use meat raised with no antibiotics or growth hormones. Our fish are caught wild and are not overfished and endangered. We try to use as much organic and local produce as possible and certainly do not use chemicals, such as MSG, to enhance flavors. No doubt these ingredients cost more but we believe the food we consume should be healthy and responsible as well as delicious.
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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place good food

RK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place rocks.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Great pre-theater spot. Definitely recommend the tasting menu.
We had a minor issue wasn’t immediately rectified by the manager, but it was resolved to my satisfaction in the end.

JA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Second time there. It’s been a couple of years since the last time. Everything pretty good except the service which at the start was slow. Were there a while before our first attention.

R
London
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were seated at a communal table that seats 8 people. Once you get used to bumping elbows, it’s not bad at all. They have a full bar and the wines are decent. We decided to try the tasting menu for 2 and this is where the fun started. Every dish they served was outstanding. Excellent presentation and amazing flavors. Would highly recommend to anyone.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal

D
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and delicious food. We went there following a broadway show and it was perfect. The staff was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. The kimchi fried rice was fantastic and the pork belly sliders were so juicy and flavourful.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small quiet restaurant with good lighting, attentive service, and outstanding food at very reasonable prices for the excellent quality of the food. Their wines are nice too, and they bring the bottle to the table, let you taste it, then pour your glass. As it should be! I will be returning.

DR
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Danji is a very fun, tiny, Korean restaurant slightly off the beaten track on west 52nd street. People have found it nonetheless, and a reservation is usually necessary. The first time you go, you might want to have their tasting menu, which will give a good overview of the dishes. If you feel braver, just go for what appeals to you most on the menu. Our favorites include the tofu, rice cakes with sausage, scallion and shrimp pancake, and black cod with miso. They also have spicy wings and bulgogi sliders. It's possible to sit at the bar, at high top tables that seat six, or at conventional height tables in the rear (my preference). Full bar available. The staff is nice and will explain dishes to you.

NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the most inventive restaurant in West Midtown, I happily dine here once a week. Highest recommendation...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The tasting menu was everything you’d want!

NE
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elbow-to-elbow space with amazing food. A reservation is a must. Chicken wings, bulgogi, and kimchi were delicious - flavorful with a spicy kick! Bring a friend and share 3 or 4 plates!

SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small cozy ambience
High top tables are communal seating but not bothersome
A few regular tables in the back too
Staff was very helpful and attentive-we had the tasting menu and everything was delicious and a lot of food for the value
Perfect for pre- theatre dinner

TA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food got grumpy when asked to sit at different table not the one next to kitchen door.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliably pleasant environment and delicious Korean small plates!

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, great pacing of the dishes. Everything tasted great!

H
London
61 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Prix Fixe at 58$ is a bargain. Great Korean food, some dishes quite spicy.

JA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was exceptional and made for the perfect pre-theatre dinner. Would highly recommend!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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IM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice dinner, tried the black cod and a couple of starters. Also had a cocktail. The food was very tasty, the service fast and attentive, the ambience lively. The prices were quite high though which is the only issue I see.

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice small restaurant! Good service! Very good bibim-bap, but we would have liked it to be served in a hot stone pot. Thanks!

GV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ordered tasting menu. Each dish was very good with sliders and tofu being the best. Timing was also very good and we did not feel rushed nor bored between courses.

K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met every possible expectation we could have had! The diverse menu, with every dish beautifully presented, was satisfying in every way.

CH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Way too cramped and uncomfortable.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner! We chose the tasting menu on our servers recommendation and had a great selection of Danji’s excellent choices —the sliders and the wings were among our favorites! Service was nicely paced for our pre theater meal.

C
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food with excellent service! It is a bit noisy, but it is understandable that it is a small space.

AR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here regularly and they never disappoint. I would stay away from the whiskey's that tend to be a bit pricey but definitely try the sake. The tasting menu is your best option if you are visiting for the first time.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just amazing! Authentic, not too sweet not too spicy. Healthy ingredients pleased me.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic - really good Korean. We did the tasting menu which consisted of everything we wanted off the main menu and more!

LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

such a great place, excellent service along with outstanding food.

a
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved this place and so glad I found it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in New York City. Outstanding food, and the tasting menu is not prohibitively expensive.

J
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The tofu and pork belly were amazing, wildly wonderful exuberant flavors that were a revelation. The rest of what we ordered was very good, but did not reach the heights of the two dishes noted.

a
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food!

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a fun place in Mid-town with a nice vibe. The food is really great and the presentation is lovely.

m
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had wanted to go to Danji for a long time and finally made it! I see why people rave about it! The food was so good; I can’t wait to go back.

LB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is great for the between show meal for Harry Potter. Tell them when you have to leave. Have the tasting menu. Excellent food in a timely manner. Right amount so you don’t want to sleep through show. Walk there in 13 mins. 5:15 reservation. Perfect!

M
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What delicious food and such a nice experience

U
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We did the tasting menu in order to sample the house specialties and were not disappointed. This is our 4th visit to Danji and it is consistently wonderful.