GAONNURI

4.6
1895 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
GAONNURI RESTAURANT / THE PENTHOUSE BAR & LOUNGE

GAONNURI [gah-ohn-nu-ri]: The Center of the World

The name GAONNURI represents our placement in what we believe is the center of the world, both physically and figuratively. Located in the heart of New York City,
a city that represents the intersection of the finest cuisines and eclectic cultures, GAONNURI seeks to gather people of all backgrounds to share
in a traditional Korean dining experience. We hope that the authenticity of the food
and the enjoyment of the dining experience will invite patrons for generations to come.
Thank you for allowing us to invite and serve you in our own culinary center.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Korean, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
MAIN DINING ROOM
LUNCH : Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
DINNER : Mon - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
NO LUNCH ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY


PENTHOUSE BAR & LOUNGE
LUNCH : Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
DINNER : Mon - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
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Phone number
(212) 971-9045
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Gun-Shik Lee
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
32nd street
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Parking details
We validate parking at a discounted price only after 5PM. $14 upto 2.5 hours or $17 upto 4hours.

You can park your vehicle at CENTRAL PARKING, same building 1250 Broadway New York, NY 10001. Entrance is on 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue.
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Public transit
TRAIN: PENN STATION: AMTRAC/LIRR/NJ TRANSIT/NJ PATH
SUBWAY: PENN STATION A/B/C/E/1/2/3
32nd and Broadway Corner N/Q/R/W
BUS: M4/M5/Q32
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Special events & promotions
Wedding, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday, Dohl Party, Corporate Dining, Etc.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1895 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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BD
Orlando
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner accompanied by a spectacular view of sunset and the twinkling lights of midtown Manhattan. This was our first experience with Korean food and the servers did a great job helping us order, explaining the process and food etc. We enjoyed a shared tasting menu cooked on the tabletop grill which was both fun and delicious. The service was professional and attentive and the ambiance was perfect for a special occasion.

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was very poor. And flavorless. Very unfortunate experience.

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both wonderful and the view was spectacular!

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

don’t need to do any reservation or special request because they do what they want.
Service very absent and anonymous.
The food is not described and when you ask for more information to the waiters gives wrong indications.
The only good thing is the view...no more

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TJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Been to Gaonnuri many times & have never had a bad meal. Service is usually top-notch, but sometimes is a bit less so. Highly recommended overall for any special occasion! Good for vegetarians & non-vegetarians.

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BO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Beautiful and reasonably quiet atmosphere. We ordered the duck and the prime rib eye bbq, expertly cooked at our table.
Scallop and shrimp scallion pancakes and the stuffed artichoke for starters, both highly recommended.
By the way, the duck bbq, which I don’t usually order, was exceptional. From now on I will order it every time.
We also had the cod, and the seafood bimbapbon, or whatever that is called. It was also exceptional.
For dessert we had the deconstructed candy bar (I forget which one), which was very nice but get something besides the trio of ice creams along with it because it already has two scoops of ice cream.
Even with each of us getting a cocktail the check added up to only about $70 plus tip.
That’s not bad! Especially for such a special dinner as this. This place is A MUST!!!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Très beau restaurant au 39ème étage avec vue sur times square et empire ! Nourriture et service correct ! A faire sans hésiter si budget le permet car un peu cher mais la vue le vaut bien !

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great although a bit price. Great views!

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views are great of NYC. The food was really special. Interesting dishes.. Fun to cook the shrimp in front on me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I came here with my boyfriend for our anniversary. The environment was nice and the table BBQ combo 1 was delicious.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great - wish they served more of the usual Korean sides that normally with dinner but otherwise the food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive. The view was also spectacular.

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T
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my husband’s birthday there and it was a wonderful experience. The look, the feel if the restaurant was everything you hope for in NYC with a fantastic view. We had combo 1/bbq and each bite was more fantastic then the next. We look forward to a future visit.

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BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here for a birthday dinner. The food is good and the views fantastic. A lot of space between the tables. The reason the noise level was high is because there was something wrong with the fire alarm system in the building when we went there, which was annoying. The service was good and professional but not overly friendly.

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Not my first time at Gaonnuri. The food has always been great. We were a group of 5 celebrating the 60th birthday of my mother in law, my boyfriend and me were the only ones familiar with the place and with korean cuisine, the service this time was lacking, the waiters were not very friendly, I have no problem with serious people but they seemed to be a bit annoyed and with no patience. Food was great as always (seafood pancakes, steak tartare, pork belly and Galbi bbq) and I appreciate the fact that they took my request in consideration and accommodated our party of 5 in a table with very nice view.

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FC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un locale al 39esimo piano dove poter cenare con un panorama mozzafiato. Suggerisco di prenotare e chiedere il tavolo vicino ai finestroni. Ottimo il cibo, momto cordiale il personale. Da provare almeno una volta

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VL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant had a really nice view. It was a quiet atmosphere and would be great for special occasions. It is a little pricey, but still good food and great service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Waiter was extremely rude. He did not give us the time of day. When we were ordering he seemed as if he wanted us to hurry up rather than take our time. He did not give any recommendations when we needed help with the menu. Overall, he did not make our experience as nice as we hoped.

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GF
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful first time experience for authentic Korean BBQ!

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NO
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous! Grilled right at our table; sauces were superb; veggies were crisp and well seasoned. Both the grilled duck and the beef were melt-in-your mouth tender. BUT. . .the view from the floor to ceiling windows overlooking Manhattan made the experience extra special.

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D
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration. Excellent Combo #1 for 2. Excellent quality of meats. Excellent service and excellent view of Empire State building. Beautiful restaurant. One of the best chocolate soufflé.

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and exceptional customer service! It was the second time I visit and it keeps getting better!

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NM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

beautiful view and very good food for special occasions; expensive.

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OT
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible today. Has been my 5th time at Gaonnuri. As in the past I took some people with me who I wanted to show this great restaurant. Experience this time was very embarrassing. Service (Guy with black hair) was rude, meat was cooked like they were in an rush and slammed on the table without any explanation as to what it was (they used to do that so nice). I was shocked today at how little effort they put into everything. Even waited 45 minutes for the table despite having a reservation. No excuse but just bad service was what we got for that. There are so many nice restaurants in NY. After having been so disappointed this time I will not go there again with visiting friends. I might check it out in a few weeks again to see if anything has changed. As of today, I can only recommend not going there.

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IT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Tries too hard without doing what it takes to be worth its price. Best place in KoreaTown if money is no issue. Unimpressive when compared to venues of the same price.

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KS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Not a good experience.
Food was not good and waitress refused to ask move the seat even restaurant was empty
Too expensive for the quality

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D
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Delighted to have a window table open up (ask for one if you can; the views are lovely), so things started on a great note. Attentive service across the board, and helpful recommendations from the menu.

With that said, the food was sort of “blah.”

Definitely a fun date spot, and perhaps our choices left something to be desired...

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DZ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great views! Good food!

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food. We tried the Korean BBQ and was great. Nice service and helpful explaining the dishes in the menu. Moreover, the views from the restaurant are amazing.

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HG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for my Bday. I have to say the entire experience was great. Great food great drinks and great people in the staff.

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j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, amazing view, great ambiance

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O
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Korean food for white people. Pancakes were 4 small bites. Really disappointing dining experience. If you have non-Korean friends who wants a lite version of Korean food, this is the place.

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MH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and view! We had an awesome time and the bbq was the so cool

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KC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and gorgeous view of the city!

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AP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious I have to say. But was not too happy about the service.

Made a reservation for our anniversary almost two weeks ago, and wanted to have table BBQ which was the reason why we went for, but was told there was no table for BBQ ready at the moment. We were given option of wait until table is ready or seat at the “Non- BBQ “ table, and have the kitchen cook meat. Since we had another arrangement afterwards, we didn’t wait for the table. However, during the time we were there, there were at least three empty tables for BBQ. We did ask if we can switch the seats so can order the meat to cook at the table in our like, but the answer was No, which was a little disappointing.

Other than that, the food was good.

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The view from the window seats were beautiful! The wait staff were friendly and attentive. But the food is not authentic by Korean standards. Portions are small also, so this is not a place to go to get full. The drinks are great, though. I would go back for the bar area next time.

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SW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. The food and view are both amazing. I always love dining there and great place to bring out of town guests

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

Great views on top of Korea town but food was very oily and bland and did not taste fresh. Not a good value for money

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great and the view of the high rise was outstanding. My girlfriend and I were looking for a nice place to eat at with a nice view in NYC. This place wasn't too bad for the price of the food and view. However, still a bit pricey, but you are getting what you pay for. We came at night and we took a lot of beautiful pictures of the lit up city. Definitely, would come again.

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DN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would be great if they asked about allergies/limitations, as some of our party couldn't enjoy some of the food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place !

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