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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Four years after our first review, Danji is still the restaurant we recommend most in the Midtown/Times Square area.
Fast service good food, a bit pricey
This place is a dining delight! The servers were professional, well-informed and efficient. Every bite was delicious and perfectly prepared. We especially loved the mushroom japchae, so flavorful, and also the soy-poached black cod, it just melted in our mouths! Great wine selection, and my non-alcoholic shiso lemonade was tasty and tart! We loved it and can't wait to go back!
I had the wings and then the spicy pork bimbap special. Delicious and will come for more!
A really great and varied Korean/fusion meal. The site is crowded but overall very pleasant.
Amazing food, great ambiance! Great choice in Hell’s Kitchen!
Great food - skip the noodles.
All the food was excellent, but our favourite dish was the tofu. It was phenomenal. Our waitress was also amazing and did everything to accommodate some of our party's food limitations. Would highly recommend!
Delicious food, bargain tasting menu, charming bar man. Will be recommending to our NY friends
As I really love Danji every time I have friends or family in town I bring them there as the food is truly amazing (everybody is in love with their short rib). But last time I went there I was disappointed by the service. Our server was rude and almost never smiled at us. The service is really fast so after we finish eating we waited a bit before to order desserts, I had to ask 3 times before to have more water and when we were done with the deserts he brought us the check without even asking if we were done (the restaurant was not full) and without mentioning he included the tip while we were only 3. I never had any problems at Danji before and I hope it won't happen again
Definitely not authentic Korean food. Everything was extremely salty to me and not taste right. Very disappointed maybe it’s because I’m Korean.
We sampled many of the appetizers, everything was fantastic!! We will definitely go back!!
Everything - from the food, service, and ambiance - was well thought-out and consistent. I enjoyed the the creativity and plating of the dishes - we both really liked the tofu and bossam! The black cod was delicate and flavorful, and the toasted rice ice cream was a great way to end the meal. The servers were knowledgeable and friendly, and were ready to answer any questions we had. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant - it's small and quiet, so we didn't have to talk over anyone.
Delicious albeit a bit noisy. Great for pre-theater and the tasing worked perfectly. Yummy
Once we got to the point of ordering, the menu turned out to be confusing and overly complex. The waiter did not offer much in the way of explanation, stating merely that this or that was regular or with something added on.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Danji. Danji is a high energy, delightful experience. It’s not a quiet, candle light dinner gig. We plunged ahead with the chef’s tasting menu option for 2. It was terrific. Great variety, exquisite tastes. And no second guessing your order as all bases were covered including a refreshing dessert. The menagerie of small plates completely satisfied our big hunger and the service was excellent! Can’t wait to do it again.
Favorite Korean in NYC
Eat here every time in NY
Food was delicious. The tastes were the right balance of sweet, spicy and tangy. Esther our server was so attentive and friendly.
Cute, neat, clean space - ok food. would try once. Not sure for the second time.
A gem just outside of Hell's Kitchen. The bibimbab bowls are crazy good. The decor is great and the ambiance is casual - perfect for a lunch date. It's mostly communal seating. The service was great. Highly recommend!
Delicious and quite a change of pace for us. We had the tasting menu for 2–a lot of food for us. By the time we got to the last course (a very tasty black cod) we were really full. But it was fun sampling the many tastes of Korea.
This is my go-to place in Times Square. A-MAY-zing food, ambiance, and service. It is the PERFECT place to go pre- theatre - close by but without the Times Square feel. Pork bun sliders and chicken wings are not to be missed; scallion pancake was the big hit. This is special enough for special occasions, reasonable enough for everyday dining. We were in town for Hamilton, but if our trip had ended after this dinner, we’d have left satisfied!
We visited on President's Day 2019 and ordered the tasting menu. Everything was fantastic and it was more than enough food. Service was attentive and honest. I recommend that everyone eat at Danji. It's an incredible experience.
Food was slightly saltier and greasier than I liked.
The food was amazing especially because we ordered the tasting for 2 people so we had lots of dishes, each more delicious than the last. Friendly and informative service. Surprisingly calm surroundings for such a busy place.
Food came too fast. Seating was a little cramped (though typical for this type of place in NYC)
Outstanding food and fantastic service with a great modern vibe and ambiance.
This is a real gem and was buzzing with energy. The food was fabulous ... try the beef sliders, spicy chicken wings and definitely the short ribs. And their version of the old fashioned whisky cocktail is totally worth it .. will be going back again!
Everything we ordered was just amazing! I especially liked the 'eggs' over rice and the sashimi. The scallion pancake was also really good. I highly recommend this place. Service was also great.
Reservation was made far in advance. Communal table was so full there wasn’t enough space for the 4 of us to sit comfortably.
Despite being only half full, and not much seating to begin with, our servereps appeared annoyed, confused, and fighting amongst one another. In fact our drinks did not even arrive until well into the second course.
The one bright spot was the food it’s self which - though hard to enjoy given the tight surroundings, deafening music and distracted employees - was good.
I would also be remiss in not complimenting our head waiter who seemed the one beacon of competence in a sea of hospitality school dropouts.
Amazing food. Brilliant team and beautiful interior. If you like well cooked spicy authentic food, this is the place. Very memorable.
My favorite restaurant in the city. I come every time I’m in town. Bos Sam is mind blowing. Everything is surprising. Start with the tofu (even if you don’t like tofu) and end with sashimi. You’ll be so please
Love this place! Danji favorites tasting is the way to go - you get so much food!
Danji tasting menu at 55.00 is of great value. Each coarse was a surprise of taste and for a non tofu eater my mind was changed and it was fantastic. Also the wings the sliders and pork belly.
The is place was so tiny there was barely enough room to change your thoughts. But it made the ambiance cozy and warm. The communal dining opened for conversation with people outside your party and helped made dinner choice decisions. Food was great and portions size was definitely shareable. We overall had a great time.
Danji has a great ambiance and great service, but it is a tiny cramped restaurant. The seats are not particularly comfortable because they are tiny and meant to save room. Which definitely affects how one experiences the restaurant. Also, the kimchi was fresh, not fermented, though it wasn't stated on the menu.
Delicious spicy chicken wings.
We did the 3-course tasting menu, which is a good value. Our first courses (bulgogi beef sliders and garlic honey wings) were both excellent, full of great flavor. The black cod was too salty to eat, but the braised beef rib was tasty (though still over salted). We enjoyed the toasted rice ice cream for dessert.
Danji has received excellent reviews elsewhere and my colleague thoroughly enjoyed his lunch. Thus, I think my experience is probably atypical.
I ordered the dumpling soup with rice cakes, a dish I have greatly enjoyed in other Korean restaurants. Here the dish lacked flavor and texture. I suspect that some relatively minor adjustments to the recipe would fix the problem.
Restaurant week menu was great! The fire Korean wings were amazing.
Food was great but I'm not sure the pricing matched. Thankfully, we went during Restaurant Week so we ended up paying $80 for two people during lunch. Not sure that I would have been okay with the regular pricing. Space is small and cramped but it was very NYC in that sense. Enjoyable but value lacked.