GAONNURI

4.5
2213 reviews
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Korean
Korean Restaurant + BBQ | 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.
What 2213 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views, excellent food, good service and beautiful ambiance

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

Almost everything was great, it’s just because that there was a construction going on over at the lobby that made it a bit so so

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P
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Gaonnuri is a hipsters restaurant whose ambience is not welcome to older persons. The view is amazing, the food is quite good, but in no way outstanding. The service is attentive but not personal. The cocktails are astronomically expensive.
The throbbing “music” is so loud and relentless that dinner becomes an unpleasant experience.
We, a party of three, could not wait to leave.

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CL
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. Visiting from out of town/Boston with my niece visiting colleges. A special treat for her as she has been wanting to go to a restaurant at the top of a building for the last year. Food was delicious. View from 39th floor amazing. Service was great. Highly recommend. Made a teenager's dream come true!

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PE
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice interior, fantastic view. Good atmosphere, tasty food. The cheapest wine is not good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. The views were amazing, the food was incredible, the waitstaff was very attentive, and the experience was very authentic to a real Korean BBQ restaurant. We will be back as soon as possible!

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JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

As far as food it’s definitely overrated and also overpriced.
Just can’t give more than 2 stars , employees don’t seem enjoy working there .

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Window side table offered great city view as a backdrop to the very contemporary decor and table settings. Staff was very accommodating and helpful in walking us through all the choices and options on the menu as well as making recommendations. The pace of service was easy which is what we appreciated as this was one of those extremely rare times we would be in NYC and we wanted to relax and enjoy everything even though the city seemed to run at a very fast pace. the food was fresh tasting, varied and portions were just right, not too small or overwhelming large. Again much appreciated. Price was high if you just considered the food but for the overall experience it was well worth it.

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LO
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a delight! Fresh and good food. I was able to hear my table late which is so rare in the city

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good for special occasions. Pricey. Excellent service. Delicious food, allergy awareness appreciated.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Goannuri is a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away on the 39th floor of hotel. I would never have known it was there if it weren't for my friend showing it to me. If you're looking for some excellent (if slightly pricey) Korean barbeque with an incredible view of NYC, this is the place to be. This was my second time at Gaonnuri my group tried the combo for 3 people which includes prime ribeye, galbi beef, marinated galbi beef, and bulgogi. We also tried the soju flight and all of it was excellent.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food and views are impeccable but the service was frankly poor for an establishment of this caliber. We couldn’t have a drink at bar before 12:00, even a glass of water. Access to front door is blocked by construction bolders and they move them ONLY at 12:00. Waiter was spaced out, slow, clumsy and had stains on his shirt. They don’t have any Korean tea on the drinks list even jasmine tea is not available and they ran out of the Asahi beer we were drinking. All in all a great place for the food but they need to watch out on service!

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y
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was our third visit to gaonnuri and each time has been excellent. the food is perfect and a very nice wine list and the waitstaff is pleasant and attentive and the room is lovely and so is the view. pricey? yes. worth it? oh yes.

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AS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is the best Korean restaurant in Manhattan ... Thanks

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at GAONNURI... we ordered three apps and a bottle of organic wine that were all incredible! Loved the atmosphere overlooking the city.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Gaonnuri. I am Korean and very picky about my Korean food, but the food is top-notch. This is the 7th time I have been there and never had a bad experience yet. I have gone for a big group birthday party to drinks/dessert in cocktail lounge to lunchtime and always enjoyed myself thoroughly. The other day, I had spicy tofu stew, the best I’ve had and shared the marinated galbi bansang tray which is the Korean equivalent of the Japanese bento box. The meat was tender and well-seasoned. Of course the panoramic city views from being on 39th Floor is the cherry on top. This is an upscale Korean restaurant so perfect for special occasions, a little pricey but worth it so treat yourself!

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely wonderful! Me and my bestfriend we’re visiting the city from California and wanted to try a new fancy place to eat in the city, I can 100% say it exceeded my expectations! 10/10 would recommend for anyone who enjoys Korean food and would want an authentic 5 star experience! The view was absolutely gorgeous and the food practically melted in my mouth, I will be back the next time I’m in the city hands down!

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JF
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amidst all the nearby construction, this gem is like an oasis in the sky. Great food, super service, lovely views. Highly recommended.

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C
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The bbq is the highlight and the all the meat we chose was very tender. Pleasant staff and we had a nice table. The Bibbimbap is absolutely delicious and not to be missed. Worth a visit. A unique dining experience.

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NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic space, amazing views, great service and loved the food. Highly recommended.

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J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came in from
San Diego California and I set these reservations online and I was extremely impressed with everything. Thank you again

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We liked a food and enviroment. The poblem was the host. She seemed absolutely miserable. She didn’t greet us , she never said hello or smile to us. Other then that it was average. Nothing special.

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I AM ADDICTED TO T HIS PLACE! It imperfect for a dinner. for out of t owners or anyone that hasn't been there e before - so beautiful and tasty too!

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P
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. We had the table BBQ combo for 2 priced around 90$. Meat quality was excellent. Portion size was perfect, not too much, not too little, as we have large appetites. Staff was friendly and took care of the table barbecue for us, being discrete and efficient.
Great view of the midtown skyline. Beautiful decor otherwise. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed. Tables are spaced and The low noise level allowed for intimidate conversations. I would recommend this to friends and families anytime!

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A
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was great. The service was terrible, it is a shame that the waiter could not be kind at all. It is a specialty restaurant and not all the people try that kind of food, it is necessary to somebody explain the dishes. It was a terrible experience.

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FY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unique tastes at a nice location with a reasonable price. The food being cooked at the table is a nice experience and gives a good pre-expression of the tastes and flavours of the meal.

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DJ
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing view, delicious food, Great service, Loved the decor, a bit expensive for lunch but it is New York with a spectacular view so did not mind the splurge!

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BR
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The duck breast and pork belly were phenomenal on the Korean BBQ! The snickers desert was a great combination of flavors.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, very good bbq (combo), highly recommended !!

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AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! the view was stellar, the wait staff was awesome. What a fantastic experience, my wife and I got the tasting menu, one of the best we have ever had.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service..view and food.wonderful eng to our stay in nyc

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by the friendly staff we didn’t wait long for our table and they accommodated my request for a window table. They were all kind and professional. They made it extra special by bringing out a birthday dessert without me telling them. The place was beautiful you true get to experience a nice dinner with a great view and hospitable staff.

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A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always. ❤

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SW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience, better than hoped. Would definitely come again.

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LV
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Not worth the price

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! We hosted a group of friends from out of town and took a chance on Gaonnuri. It exceeded expectations. As promised, the views and food were amazing. I was most impressed with the service. The wait staff did such a good job recognizing our group's inexperience with Korean barbecue. He patiently and pleasantly helped make selections and ensured the everyone had a delicious and memorable meal.

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P
Tahoe
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time here, and Gaonnuri does not disappoint! Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!

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G
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waitress was rude and food was not impressive. It was smaller portion for no different taste than any other restaurant I have been to, US or Korea. I could’ve gotten a better meal for way less. I only paid for view. How unfortunate.

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GW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect for business lunch, good clientele, spacious, discreet service, excellent menu, impressive views

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TR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gaonnuri is my favorite restaurant in the city, and I always enjoy coming here. The food is delicious and you just can't beat the atmosphere, dining in the sky with excellent views on three sides.

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