Danji

4.7
720 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.
What 720 People Are Saying
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect for pretheater brunch

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S
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fresh, innovative and well worth it for the tasting menu! Great value!

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, we loved it here. There were 4 of us and we opted to do the tasting menu, which was a fantastic decision. Every dish was phenomenal and the sizes of the dishes were perfect. The location is perfect for a pre or post show meal. We hope to come back here again!

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IJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It was good and fancy ambiance with very good quality food and service.

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b
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and so unusually tasty. Believe it or not the tofu is exceptional. Tofu! Never thought I'd ever say that. Ever. But it's one of the best dishes on the menu. Loved the spicy wings and Bulgogi sliders A feast for the senses..in a very small, cramped space. You may be eating (and jostled by) your neighbors, but it's worth the inconvenience for the terrific food.

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g
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent, creative Korean. Pretty loud at dinner, but food is worth it. Lunch is quieter with a different menu than dinner and just as good.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time visiting so we got the tasting menu - it was a great way to try a good variety. Loved the yellowtail and the tofu was so good. Chicken wings were very spicy. The black cod could have been delicious, but to me was overpowered by a very heavy sauce. Wonderful fresh sorbet to finish with. Overall a great experience to go to a small intimate restaurant just outside of crazy Times Square.

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OT
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal before the theater despite the tight quarters. Great service.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other worldly. This food is from Heaven. Indescribably delicious and beautifully presented.

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VA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am vegetarian and the waitress brought over the “vegetarian” menu had a rice cake dish made with anchovy fish sauce. Im glad I asked about the ingredients because she did not see anything wrong with the fish sauce.

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g
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you like Korean, this is a terrific place. Everything we tried was delicious. Great location for theater district.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is amazing, the atmosphere is cozy and fun, service is good. One of my favorite places in the city!

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Innovative, delicious food. Helpful, knowledgeable service. Lovely meal to remember. Shrimp & scallion pancakes, rice cakes, "KFC" wings & mesclun salad were all yummy. Dessert was black sesame ice cream, so good. Anxious to visit again. FYI - Sunday is half priced bottles of wine.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here on a recommendation from a friend. Fab from start to finish, we went for the recommended dishes and they didn’t disappoint! Sashimi was insane, as were the hot wings-both the best I’ve ever had!

Would highly recommend, just ask for a table if just two as we found the high benches a bit tight when full!

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ND
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I heard great things from coworkers about Danji and finally made my way there. It was incredible and I highly recommend it. I have already told my friends about it. The food was very tasty, very creative, and the service was very attentive. The ambiance is very cozy, very romantic and the restaurant is nicely decorated. You must make a reservation, though! It's very busy (which is a good thing)! I will definitely return.

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ME
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great fun!! Korean fusion, with Japanese and French influences, congruent with chef's history.
Knowledgeable servers, short walk from B'way theaters, great late night energy, fantastic, interesting menu options- what more could you ask for?

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P
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic Korean restaurant in Hell's kitchen. the restaurant is small with a bar and some bar like tables in the front. we had a table for four in the back of the restaurant. we opted for tasting menu and the chef was able to make some modifications to swap out a few of the meat dishes for vegetarian dishes so that the carnivores and vegetarian (me) had enough options from the menu. the food was delicious and quite varied. I thought that the $55 tasting menu was quite a good deal as we were stuffed by the end. we will definitely return.

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MG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy Danji - great food and cocktails! We try to go whenever we are in NYC.

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b
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very small space yet quiet enough to hear your dinner mates. We ate at the bar and the bartender was very friendly and not rushed. The ambience is comfortable. The food variety excellent and tasty and the prices very reasonable for NYC. Picked it since convenient to Broadway theatre for Mean Girls. Would return.

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FK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Location a short walk from Times Square theaters. Small inside, but would have preferred separate table instead of shared high-top. Loved the pork sliders, spicy wings, and Kimchi Fried Rice.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The dishes are great, just kinda small for the price. But still

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very delicious and fresh food!! Really fun to try various dishes.

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The music in the restaurant was loud and distracting. The food in the tasting menu was just too much.

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pre theatre evening meal. Had four tapas style dishes between two of us that was the perfect quantity. They came out separately and each had authentic and well balanced flavours. Very smily and friendly staff. This is a small restaurant with close tables but provided pleasant relaxed atmosphere

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Date night with my husband had dinner here before catching a show. The food was very good. The tasting menu for $55 pp was an excellent way to taste a variety different items all very good. Since we are not tofu fans we asked for a substitute And they accommodated with no problem. Although everything was delicious, The black cod and the wings were awesome. Place is quite small and the tables are close together. Our waiter Angel was excellent and all the food came out with perfect timing. This was a great find and will definitely be coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, would highly recommend

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DH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Was very nice food and atmosphere. We tipped 10% but then we pretty much got chased out by the waitress asking us if we’ve got anymore money to tip!! 10% is better than nothing and we’d spent roughly $100, can’t afford to be tipping anymore

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BB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent and the staff is very pleasant!

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a bit pricier than other Korean restaurants, but you leave with a pleasant feel of being happily full and not heavy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cozy, intimate atmosphere, clever, observant and personable staff. Clean, efficient. Best part. The food. Sashimi, and mesclun salad are a must. Spicy chicken wings for those who like heat and sliders and not ground meat, but real pork loin steak, also with excellent garnish salad and light dressing. 5/5 no question. Will recommend.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Believe the hype. Worth the cramped quarters. Would dine again.

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YR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Korean tapas? Why not, actually. Each dish a pleasant surprise. Attentive service and embracing, casual atmosphere. A great mix!

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SW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So glad we visited Danji before our Broadway show. A super friendly and attentive waiter came with great rekommendations. He also asked if we had a show to attend, very thoughtful, no glancing at the watch and no stress at al knowing they knew this. Cosy place and no problem to have a conversation with a normal voice. And the food was absolutely great, rich in flavour and very tasty! We highly recommend!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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AB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for any occasion including pre-theatre, date night or dinner with friends. The tofu appetizer and cod were amazing.

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AS
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good, really hate how they won't seat you until your entire party is there. We had a reservation at 7pm, three out of the four of us were there at 7. They seated a "complete" party before us without telling us that we couldn't be seated until our missing member arrived (we could have called her and got an update..) and so then we ended up having to wait an extra 20 minutes after our fourth arrived for a table to finally open. Just seems poor form when I have a reservation and also whether we are a party of 3 or 4 ppl the table is the same size.. just put a bad taste in our mouths. Luckily the food fixed that!

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time and it didn’t disappoint. Great food with attentive and unbfussy staff. Will be back next time I’m in NY.

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m
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Helpful staff who advised and accommodated the vegan at our table. Tofu dish was the best. Bulgogi Beef buns very good. Chicken wings surprisingly underwhelming. Yellowtail excellent.

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GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived in town about an hour early, parked the car and walked over to Danji. We were about a half and hour early for our reservation, but they willingly seated us anyway. The waiter was very helpful, checking to see if a broth had seafood in it, as we were with someone with a seafood allergy. He came back said yes there was, but could make a substitution for it. The food looked great and tasted even better. We were there for brunch, but we all said that we would have to go back for dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is outstanding, but service is less so. The price of popularity

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