Danji

4.6
779 reviews
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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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

Four years after our first review, Danji is still the restaurant we recommend most in the Midtown/Times Square area.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Fast service good food, a bit pricey

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ME
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the wings and then the spicy pork bimbap special. Delicious and will come for more!

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really great and varied Korean/fusion meal. The site is crowded but overall very pleasant.

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HK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great ambiance! Great choice in Hell’s Kitchen!

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JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food - skip the noodles.

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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n
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, bargain tasting menu, charming bar man. Will be recommending to our NY friends

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Definitely not authentic Korean food. Everything was extremely salty to me and not taste right. Very disappointed maybe it’s because I’m Korean.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sampled many of the appetizers, everything was fantastic!! We will definitely go back!!

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious albeit a bit noisy. Great for pre-theater and the tasing worked perfectly. Yummy

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PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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MK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent
Favorite Korean in NYC
Eat here every time in NY
From Detroit

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The tastes were the right balance of sweet, spicy and tangy. Esther our server was so attentive and friendly.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute, neat, clean space - ok food. would try once. Not sure for the second time.

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NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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SN
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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S
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was slightly saltier and greasier than I liked.

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A
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food came too fast. Seating was a little cramped (though typical for this type of place in NYC)

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and fantastic service with a great modern vibe and ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

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.

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OT
London
59 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Brilliant team and beautiful interior. If you like well cooked spicy authentic food, this is the place. Very memorable.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Danji favorites tasting is the way to go - you get so much food!

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RI
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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GC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious spicy chicken wings.

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MJ
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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D
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week menu was great! The fire Korean wings were amazing.

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LT
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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