Danji

4.6
1120 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1120 people are saying
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SophiaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food wa a amazing!! I usually eat my food less salty. So next time I think I’ll ask the chef to make it less sodium. But overall, from service, drinks, food quality was excellent!!!

Would def return for another evening dining

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vipDavidW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed it. Good food and service. The shrimp and scallion pancakes and the tofu were stand outs.

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LaurenP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food, almost too attentive service, little individual shack outside is unusual and kind of fun. I recommend the tasting menu with alcohol pairing. Everything delicious. Particularly liked sliders, scallion pancake, fish.

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vipSueG
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really special experience. Can’t wait to return to try everything else on the menu! Lovely and welcoming service too. Very safe outdoor dining even in hot or inclement weather.

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fc1620
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and drinks in the private outdoor seating, but rushed to leave. Wanted to order more after an hour, but given check instead. Would definitely recommend that they explain their time limits and give a warning for last call for food/drinks.

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UWSresident
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Tasted Danji’s summer restaurant week menu. I can see how this is a fun place ideal for casual drinks, mostly with Korean finger foods. Wouldn’t recommend to a friend seeking quality Korean meal.

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JennyW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Too sweet. Very different from real Korean food. Taste like American food.

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Helen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful. Went for restaurant week but we were dying to try the Ddeokbokki so added it onto the table à la carte. Didn't disappoint. Loved the makgeolli as well!

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vipDanR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Incredibly delicious and inventive take on Korean food. Try it all!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the staff. They were very pleasant and accommodating. Food was absolutely tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in an air conditioned booth. Was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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MollyD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and experience I have had in a very long time. Outstanding!

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vipDolceV
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I miss their sesame ice cream.

$10 off with MasterCard

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fanofthefox
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Danji a handful of times and keep coming back! It truly is one of my favorite places to eat in NYC.

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vipDean
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Came here for restaurant week. Definitely not worth $40. The beef bulgogi had like a tiny corner of meat. The appetizers were generally cheap options like tofu or a few wings. Most of the bulgogi was rice and there was nothing special about the other items in the dish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cocktails & friendly service. Thank you!

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DavidP
St. Louis
38 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of the best meals I've had in NYC. I love Korean food and the recommendations from the Bartender were excellent. They have small plates for sharing so me and my friend shared three. We started with the Yellowtail Sashimi with the Gochujang Dressing, it was sensational. The second was the Kim Chi Wet Fried Rice, it was balanced and fun to eat. Not too spicy and very decadent. Finally, we had the Braised Short Ribs. This was a unique offering with a Korean BBQ kind of flavor, but with traditional carrots, potato and pearl onions. It was outstanding.

Our party was for 4 but we only had 2 so we sat at the bar. I don't know if the rest of the chairs were the same, but those are the most uncomfortable bar stools I have ever sat on. Maybe add some cushions? I limped out of the place after a little over an hour. I was still full and happy though.

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benM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did my research on this one and picked it based on overwhelmingly positive reviews. Danji did not disappoint. Great location. The service was prompt, courteous and professional and the food was out of this world. The fish was perfect, flaky and moist. Tried one of their specialty cocktails (something with cowboy in the name) made with the whiskey. Expertly done. Well balance with just the right amount of punch. Perfect place for a group to share some of the tapas. Highly recommend.

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CTVisitor
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Danji for our anniversary. We most liked the food (we shared the sashimi, scallion pancake, and wings), the Korean rice wine (a first for us, so good!), and the attentive/charming service. I highly, highly recommend. The décor was captivating also.

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DarleneB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Danny is a small restaurant in an old building but decor is tasted. Food was good but server failed to tell us we were over ordering from the appetizer menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing I’d recommend this place anyone and everyone I love this place.

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vipCRay
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Would not recommend Danji if you're looking for nice service and a relaxing meal. If you just want amazing food, they have that in spades, but the service cannot match it. I went for a meal recently and was told we had to give up our table after only 1 hour, and not offered the chance to order more food or desserts, just told that there was a reservation waiting. We had made a reservation and those are usually 90 minute maximums with limited Covid seating, but there was never any indication that we'd need to leave after 60 minutes until we were suddenly told. Even weirder, no one was waiting to take our table. The outdoor setup is also really odd at Danji - 4 small wooden huts on the street, so you feel very isolated from other diners and it's a bit of a strange experience. The sashimi, bibimbap, kimichi fried rice, and tofu are excellent, but the servers were rude and the ambiance lacking, so would not recommend.

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vipJS11
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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JamesK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. I considered not reporting this to make it easier for me to get a table. But that wouldn't be right. Do yourself a favor and go.

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viphungry
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious, food with authentic Korean flavor. Our server was very knowledgeable and everyone was so nice and welcoming. Fun for ordering a variety and sharing. Oh, and I highly recommend the Vodka Strawberry Thai Basil Lemonade.... yum!

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Nickname
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Slight menu changes, but everything was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food was superb! Especially the rice cakes with braised beef and the black cod. Toasted sesame seed ice cream was delicious as well. We were seated in a little “cabin” at the street which make the experience very intimate but I missed the ambiance of previous visits. It’s very understandable due to covid so... a great experience overall.

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vipChama
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very prompt service - food was good, drinks were alright. Outdoor seating was comfortable.

Strict on timing, kept being reminded of our time limit. We were proactive with getting attendant's attention when we wanted to order more than our initial placement of food/drink (e.g. step out of booth, walk into restaurant -> talk to attendant).

If you're looking for a spot to hang out with friends, and planned for ~2hrs in a single sitting, I wouldn't recommend Danji. If you want to be in/out within 1-1.5hours, Danji may be for you. Given the price/general experience, I'm personally going to other establishments before considering Danji again.

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RobB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Danji is one of my favorite restaurants in the city, and most favorite Korean. But . . . the menu is more limited now and some of the prices have gotten to be a bit absurd.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Korean food and wonderful service. 100% recommended.

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PaigeR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Good food but only allowing dining outside in individual “boxes”. I was extremely disappointed because it felt sterile and there was virtually zero ambiance. I understand the need for these when it was 30 degrees everyday but I was hoping the outdoor dining would let us enjoy the beautiful weather.

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vipNicoleF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails are AMAZING! We ordered almost everything on the menu.

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AnnaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pared-down menu for COVID, but still offers their biggest hits. Don't skip the deep-fried tofu, even if you think you hate tofu. So glad they put the makkeolli back on the menu; it's a rice beer that is the best way to wash down the scrumptious food! Their menu changes a lot, so there's always a nice variety despite the smaller selection. Individual booths are also very nice for those (like me) who would prefer not to eat in the same space as others. And service is always terrific---friendly, thoughtful, discreet servers. There's a little sign you can flip over to get their attention, so you're never stuck in your little booth waiting for someone to come by. Very thoughtful touch, like so much at Danji.

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vipmgcnyny
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so great to be able to eat here again and the little cabanas outside are perfect. I hesitate to rave about how great it is, because I want to still be able to get reservations.
You MUST order the sliders!
Thank you Danji for a wonderful meal.

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vipRKRK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Korean in NYC! Awesome awesome awesome. Nicest staff ever!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The best Korean food I have ever eaten. Our server was charming and attentive. We sat in a Covid cabana so my ratings on Ambience were low- however it was the safest and best location to eat during a pandemic so for that I give it 5stars.

The sauces were spicy but do not burn your mouth, unlike Thai food. The dishes were creative and beautifully presented.

The prices for the quality of food and presentation were extremely reasonable.

A lovely experience. Cant say enough great things about this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, especially the short rib!

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vipdvdjqt
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently amazing food with great service, and cute atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Big fan of Hanjan and Danji but booked reservations and Danji never opened. Attempted calling to confirm and everything prior. Was a pretty cold day we waited outside 10 minutes prior to reservation and 20 mins after. We figured something may have happened and assumed positive intent.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Danji using the Order Online button. Danji also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 586-2880.

Danji is rated 4.6 stars by 1120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.