GAONNURI

4.6
2065 reviews
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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.
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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You pay for it but...
You can make a reservation
Great view of city
Excellent cuts of meat
They cook your BBQ at the table if you want
And then everything else connected to Korean BBQ they do one step above!
Excellect servers and service.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful view, food a bit pricey, esp for the portion. Was charged extra for lettuce for galbi order. Would def go again.

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved, loved this restaurant! The views were incredible, service impeccable! Food was very good, a little pricey. We loved the noise level, which was very low, and the spaciousness of the restaurant! Will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate our 25th Anniversary there. It was a great experience with the view, food, friendly staff and services.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant view was amazing and the food was without a doubt some of the best I’ve ever had.

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JR
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and view. Due to construction, entrance to building is hard to find. Enter on 32nd St.

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AZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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a
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We visited for business dinner and had a wonderful time. Sometime table BBQ could be really mess with smoke, but this place never has it. Beautiful view, great food ( little pricy though) and we loved here.

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YK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here with my girlfriend. We absolutely loved it. Amazing scenery, awesome food, and I like that in some ways it’s hidden and nicely perched on the 39th floor.

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with coworkers.
Great time, great food and a most beautiful view while eating excellent food with great people

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The view is absolutely great !!!!!!

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent views of the city and centrally locates. The food was deliciously prepared in authentic fashion with generous portions. Service is attentive to detail and quick. I will eat here again.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value for the view and food.

The best dessert ever!!

The view of the city is amazing.
Food is good, but nothing you cant find at other Korean rest

Would go again

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DW
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding squid salad that was big enough for two, and the lobster fried rice was also excellent.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and experience

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CN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was above average and didn't rush you through the meal. View was great as was the food and wine selection.

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SE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our wedding anniversary, we left L.A. to spent eight days in NYC. We ate at the best restaurants (and stayed at the best hotel) while in the city. Gaonnuri was by far our favorite dining experience. Not the most expensive by any means--but Gaonnuri served the tastiest and most delicious meal by far. The sweeping vistas, romantic atmosphere, and attentive staff only heightened the pleasure and satisfaction. The restaurant even served us a delightful surprise: Delicious sherbet to commemorate our anniversary. One day they will earn a Michelin star--I hope soon, as they deserve it and more.

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SP
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The servers were very attentive. The food was tasty and cooked in front of us. The view was fantastic.

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CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The service felt rushed and communication was poor.
Was seated next to the bussing station and an odd “trash” smell haunted us all night. The server was rude to the busboy all night.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

City visit

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CN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, ambiance, and one of the best restaurant views in NYC. I'll be back.

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NR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my sibling's 16th birthday dinner. The set up gave off speakeasy vibes as we had to take a particular elevator. It's really chic and upscale, yet was SUPER comfortable and inviting. Great staff!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, fantastic service and delicious food

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LD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A good Korean BBQ experience overall. Would have preferred using the table grill by ourselves but the waiter was cooking everything for us. The view is great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good is great but difficult to call the waiters when you need help

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UL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve Dinner. It was a perfect night.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We spent New Year’s eve 2018 in this restaurant, had dinner and had a view of the Times Square during the countdown.
Meat bbq was good and probably the most attractive thing besides the views.

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ZZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great korean BBQ and the view is splendid! good for business meal and special occasion :)

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a
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, beautiful views!! This was more "upscale Korean fusion" at it's finest! Te food was fantastic and the views from the 39th floor were just as stunning! Do the combo BBQ dinner. You get a lot of food!

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MO
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was one of the best places Ive ever had the pleasure of eating in. The staff were AMAZING! the view was SPECTACULAR! And the food was OUTSTANDING! We will be paying a visit again the next time we are in New York. It was a fantastic end to our last night of our holiday. Pictures do not do the view justice its definately something people need to experience for themselves.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. The window table was fantastic and the food brill.

Would come again

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Spectacular views, stylish yet mellow atmosphere, excellent service that is polite and attentive yet not overbearing. The place seems to possess a zen-like balance. The dishes were nicely presented, and very tasty. I should note that I am not an expert on Korean food so I cannot offer an educated opinion on how the food compares to that of other Korean restaurants but while the kimchi was good but not great, I found the seafood scallion pancake to be very tasty and loved the hot stone bowl with beef. Though Gaonnuri is not cheap, in my opinion the prices are reasonable given the quality of the food, the view and the overall dining experience.

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EH
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New York must for lovers of Korean cuisine.
Wonderful view, good service and excellent food.
Wine list is pretty extensive too. Overall a memorable experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very pleased with the service of the staff. They were constantly tending to our table and asking how we were, and refilling drinks and such. The food was excellent and very flavorful, I really enjoyed the tabletop grill experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for the service and especially the view. Being on the 39th floor overlooking Manhattan at a window table was amazing. The pricing of the food was moderate to expensive, but definitely worth it. I couldn’t of been happier with my experience!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

The most rude and unfriendly hostess ever. The waitress was ok but when they bring the food on the trays, the guy just left the whole thing next to us and the waitress was standing far and texting or doing something on her phone. It took a while for her to approach our meals finally. But the hostess was just something (

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was okay. Price was high, but I understand we were paying for the view.

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CW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Very expensive. Service was super spotty. We had to take the shrimp off the grille, or they would have been cooked solid.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we live in Paris and we came to new york for our Christmas holidays, my son suggested Korean cuisine, we never tried it before, and i saw this restaurant in opentable and booked it. We are so delighted with our experience. The place is unique, we were given a table near the window with incredible views on Manhattan and Time Square. The dishes are delicious and subtle, there is an intimate and personalized atmosphere very relaxing.

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SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Wish we had asked for a table by the window but other than that it was great.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I had been to Gaonnuri a few times, but the service this time was atrocious, especially the hostesses at the front. The waiter was not very attentive and even put the leftover cake we brought in right on the heater when he brought it back to us, just to name one example. The manager seemed to be the only courteous one, but it just seemed like everyone else was grudgingly working there. It was our mother’s 80th birthday, so it was a very special night, and while I never write a review, I think it is important that the restaurant knows since I dine out a lot and I will most likely go elsewhere in the future if I needed to dine in the area or have Korean cuisine.

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