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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

It’s a shame that I can’t offer five stars across the board because the food was very good as well as the ginger jalapeño margarita (fresh ginger - yum!) however, we arrive for our 10:45 PM reservation post-Broadway show and were told the tasting menu was no longer available and were promptly rushed through ordering and service with staff trying to take our dishes before we were finished and not providing ample time between courses. It was clear everyone wanted to go home. Go early instead of late for the best experience - where the service hopefully, matches the food and quaintness of the place.

r
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service for good. no complaints. My only complaint wasWith OpenTable. When I made the reservation, no mention was made that on Valentine’s Day their usual a la carte menu was switched to a price fixe menu. You’re not the only one surprised with the host seated us, as there were several other couples

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The managements attention to detail is always impressive. They remember our name and We feel very welcome when ever we go. One of our favorite places to dine in NYC!

g
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a tasting menu for less than $100, not easy to find in midtown Manhattan. This wonderful restaurant was only a 10 minute walk from our hotel. The tasting menu ($58 per person) was filling and varied - sushi, tofu, beef, pork and black cod. The service was great and we LOVED it all!

ER
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Unusual upscale Korean food attractively presented. Tiny restaurant, very noisy.
Quieter seats are near the bathroom and a place where the servers huddle. Go for the food but not for the ambiance or service.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I got there a little early and was told to wait outside for 10 minutes until they opened... Note that I am a woman of color but when a white couple arrived, about 2 minutes later, they sat them before the official 5:00 pm opening

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great, but we had to wait a long time despite being on time for our reservation.

JO
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close enough to the bustle...but the vibe of a hidden gem. Danji is intimate yet casual. The variety of food choices will satisfy meat and veggie eaters alike. We’ll be back!

NT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant staff, good food, simple menu. Went there during Sunday brunch for Restaurant Week and ordered the Korean Fried Chicken wings and the sizzingle stone-bowl bibimbap. The food was very tasty, and came out quickly. I would come definitely come again. The regular brunch prices and drink menu look like they'd be worth it!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ordered the Restaurant month special lunch for $26. The vegetable dumpling was great but the entrees of beef and pork had a tiny amount of meal and all vegetables and rice, very disappointing.

d
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kfc wings in nyc. Hands down best hidden restaurant week spot. !!!!! 10/10

MM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent but the service very below par. And we felt hurried from the moment we arrived with the food coming out far too quickly, no spaces between the courses and the bill was given to us with our dessert to hurry us out.

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, attentive service and generous portions in a cozy setting. Spicy wings are indeed spicy but still yummy. Honey ginger wings were too sweet for me. Shrimp and scallion pancake was okay. Not sure I would order that again. Short rib is awesome! Yummiest dish of the night followed by kimchi fried rice. Back cod was delicious too although a teeny bit sweet. Grapefruit sorbet was perfect dessert. Loved this place.

B
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Restaurant Week menu was limited but still provided good options and the food was very good. Spicy and interesting. Well prepared. The space is tiny and a bit cramped but the service was good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fried chicken is good

KW
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Chicken wings undercooked. Mains very good - expensive for what it was (even on restaurant week)

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is SO GOOD, and SO DELICIOUS. My only feedback is that sometimes the food comes out a little too fast, not giving you enough time to linger and enjoy it. But overall, I LOVE this restaurant and it's food!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Get the chefs tasting menu! Half of bottles of wine on Sunday!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food but tight space.
They put another customer next to me and I was against the wall and had to pick up my plate to eat.

R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly excellent and interesting food, though a bit pricey. Excellent service. Congenial, cozy environment, though very few regular-height tables were available. Our high tables and stools were tricky for a short person such as myself.

JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We didn't enjoy the food that was served but the portions were large, it was a great energy in the space, although a little loud with music playing and tight tables, and we enjoyed the location being so close to the times square area which is great for anyone catching an early dinner before a show!

LF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful grits and broccoli sides!

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere

MR
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic. Great service. Priced well. Wait staff was informative, fast and efficient. Pork belly and short ribs were amazing. Also excellent cocktails. The only negative was as a rather tall guy, the chairs were small and uncomfortable. However, I get that in a small NYC restaurant, space is at a premium.

DG
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant in a long time. Deliciously seasoned and perfectly cooked rice cakes, the tofu dish was so tasty, amazing kimchi and even the edamame we had to start were all different than one would expect and really enjoyable. Even the bottle of Pinot Noir was delicious. Will be back again and again.

LF
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best modern Korean place on the west side and one of the best in the city. Highly recommend the tofu, the welck salad and the black cod!

CF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food was beyond amazing and it was a totally new experience for my wife and I.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner, I will be back! So glad I found this restaurant

OT
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Went for a pre-theatre meal after searching for aaages to find somewhere to eat before our 8pm show. Stumbled across Danji as it was recommended on a few online lists due to it’s location in the theatre district. Unfortunately we were utterly disappointed and left sick to our stomachs with the outrageous cost of our less than okay meal. Being gluten and dairy free I hadn’t thought it would be an issue but as the menu didn’t have guidelines I didn’t realise until asking the server that basically none of the menu was available for me to order. Turns out they use soy sauce in almost every dish (tamari maybe considered guys?). So, I was left with the sashimi (the one really good dish), the tofu (zero dressing) therefore completely bland and tasteless, the ludicrously overpriced tiny salad ($16!! With only a few leaves and not alot else), the veggie japchae (again bland and no flavour) and the rice and seaweed plate. It seems soy is apparently their only flavour component and without it they’re lost 🙁 My husband also tried the pork belly which was okay he said, and also the scallion pancake which he couldn’t even eat as was dry and not much flavour again.
To be honest the best thing all night was the kimchi! I hate to be negative but I think this “upmarket” Korean food is just a bit characterless! $200 for an unappetising meal which leaves you dissatisfied let’s just say we won’t be recommending it, especially when you’re only here a short while on holiday and every meal is a special occasion it really puts a downer on your special night.

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I've had in that area at that price point. It was wonderfully delicious and I would highly recommend to anyone.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend you to order the course which js $58 per person. Everything except for the chicken and the beef/pork sandwich was so perfect. Even a big male person will be pretty much very full after the course.

F
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for before theater. Very attentive staff. Caters to specific food restrictions

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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JH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

great pre-theatre place for dinner! Food was mostly excellent, one dish was just OK. My son loved the chicken wings, couldn't stop raving!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the food. Totally the type of vibe I wanted

s
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible. Tofu the best as we’re garlic/ honey chicken wings.

VI
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food, nice neighborhood vibe and great staff.
Perfect martini and the best spicy wings!

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super cute and cozy place. They filled every seat in the house and I see why. The food all tasted amazing. I actually liked sitting at communal tables where you don't know you neighbor, but everyone is enjoying amazing food together. You need to like spicy food to come here, but it is so yummy!

GH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent quality and presentation, small space but comfortable and first-rate service, what else is important?

LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We did the chefs table and the food was really fantastic!!!!! A definite do over!