GAONNURI

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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.
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4.5
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LX
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience! The duck breast is delicious.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Une très belle vue, mais une cuisine banale et très chère. 280 dollars pour 3 personnes pour le déjeuner, sans souvenir mémorable.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service. I think our server was cut but no one checked on us after she left. We never saw her again after we ordered food, but no one else took care of us. Waste of money.

AS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our go-to restaurant in K town. Food and service are consistent and reliable. They even have good dessert and coffee.

MI
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great food, wine selections and very good service. We love the ambiance.

DS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place I took my family for valentine's day and they actually loved it

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with my wife celebrating Valentine’s Day. The view was breathtaking, love it. Definitely will recommend this restaurant.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, second time going and still such a great experience. The food is great, the ambiance is good. I recommended it to a number of people and will continue to do so.

MC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always can count on excellent food, service and view. Our favorite place to take out of town guests.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

RG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Took my date for the valentines special... views were great and the ambiance was decent but the food was definitely not in line with expectations. Wouldn’t recommend if taste is a top factor when considering a place for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To start - I really appreciated that my request was honored. I made reservations way in advance of vday and asked to be sat by the window. The staff sat me and my date at the best seat in the house (corner). It was clearly a table for many more than just the two of us, and the restaurant seemed to be able to give away the table just to honor my request. At a prime time spot!!!! To me, that gesture was beyond words! My Valentine’s Day reservation was at 730 and we were there for about 3 hours. We took our time and the entire experience was simply outstanding for Valentine’s Day. The food menu was EXCELLENT to say the least. Perfectly cooked fish and ribeye; she loved everything about the place and so did I. I’ll be back for sure!!!

f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went for valentines dinner, but weren’t aware it was just a prefix menu that night. I was hoping to order some things from the regular menu. There were a few things from the reg menu I wanted to order.


The food was delicious but the portions were much smaller than anticipated.

I would go back for a regular night – those have always been great value to cost – I’m not sure I would go back for the prefix menu.

Nonetheless, the food was still excellent, the service on top of things and the view phenomenal.

FL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy lunch here

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of food with impeccable service. Ha e been a few times in life and I’m never disappointed.

OT
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food is great and so is the service. I will be back!

NP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great invective food, great for parties or occasions, sophisticated, friendly service, fabulous ambiance. We will be back!

LL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit and I am still in awe of it all
The ambiance, food, drinks and the service.

NA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at Gaonnuri as per usual. This is my third time dining at this wonderful place. The service was great and quick. Food came out right away. The calamari salad was so delicious. The food was great, the service was great. I will be coming back every restaurant week!

GAONNURI
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The hostess was incredibly rude. I made reservation for an anniversary and requested a table by the window. We arrived 11 minutes late. The hostess told us to step aside and attended another couple who arrived after us. I heard her telling them that she had a table by the window and she basically gave them our table! Their reservation time was not for another 20 minutes and I don't understand why she did not take care of us first. We got another table in a much less desirable area with no view. The food was excellent and our waiter really nice, but the whole table assignment left a bitter taste in my mouth. That was spiteful and awful. I understand giving away the table to someone else if nobody shows up, but we were there!!!! Just really spiteful.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry your experience did not match your expectations. Due to the high volume of reservations every night, not every party will get a window table, and we believe the most reasonable way to assign window seatings is to give priority to the customers who made their reservation with us earliest (usually 4 weeks in advance). Please feel free to reach out to us at info@gaonnurinyc with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a wonderful dinner experience!!

GAONNURI
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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OT
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Missed the mark on so many levels of being a truly top notch establishment. So many amazing places in the city and this was most disappointing.

It started with the hostesses being indignant when I asked about a coat check in 29 degree weather and ended with us being told we had to leave after 90 minutes for the next table. Online it said 2 hours for a table of 2.

When we said no dessert, we were told to leave. I still had my hot meal on my plate.

Do I want THAT kind of experience again? No way! Places like this go under for a reason.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry your experience did not match your expectations. Our team is trained to present a memorable experience for every customer who dines with us. This is an uncommon occurrence and we will definitely try to do better. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@gaonnurinyc with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share.

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and you cab't beat the views!

GAONNURI
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great, no complaints at all. Hostess was amazing and accommodating.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in Koreatown. Definitely one of the best, with the best view of the Empire State. Romantic setting by the window. You’ll impress your other half.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went as part of restaurant week. Food was really good, portions were perfect and restaurant had great views.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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AN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for restaurant week. Did not have too many sides with the main course. Good to go one time! Pricey if going ala carte. You need to book a window table atleast a month before and no guarantees even then.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our team is trained to present a memorable experience for every customer who dines with us and we take all feedbacks seriously. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@gaonnurinyc with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share.

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NY
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The best part of this restaurant is the view. Food is decent and service is good also, but I found everything to be overpriced a bit.

PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the view from this restaurant. I found this place last year during restaurant week and have been trying to go when I can ever since. It has a great ambiance and honestly how can you go wrong with the view?

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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AN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant with a view with a sophisticated setting perfect for business meetings and celebrations.
I visited during restaurant week to have a taste and it did not disappoint. My friend ordered the FRIED CALAMARI SALAD & I had the SHRIMP & FIG as starters. The Fried Calamari was the right portion and the hint of spicy was just enough to taste. The shrimp & fig was okay ... wish the size of the shrimps were larger. The GALBI TANG was very tender and fell right off the bone with a smooth beef broth. My friend had the spicy chicken HOT STONE BOWL. It was pretty mild and the portion was just right. The Chef's choice dessert was interesting and different. It was ice cream with a small cinnamon churro. I would recommend this place for out of town friends and would definitely try their Korean BBQ at the table. I will be going back. Service was attentive and quick service. So many more dishes to try. ENJOY!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing the experience! Wonderful hospitality however I did request a table near the window and they did not give that. Nonetheless, the three courses we order for restaurant week were absolutely delicious and the ambiance was perfect. We will definitely come back again!

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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LF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food in an impressive setting. Would go again. Great for special occasions.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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J
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing but the highest praise for this restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was perfect, and the views are spectacular! On top of that, the prices are an amazing value given the high quality of everything, on the 39th floor in Mahnattan! I would go back in a heartbeat!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have been happier with our experience at Gaonnuri. The food was terrific, service was outstanding and of course the views are some of the best in the city. Highly recommend.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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Y
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

It’s all about the view and ambiance. The servers were nice and good. The food was just fine. Small portion of bbq and minimum side dishes. The price is higher than other restaurants but basically you pay for the location. The desert we had was really good which was a saving grace at least.

The hostess could’ve been a lot nicer when we asked her why we didn’t get a window seat even though we requested one when we made the reservation. She just said “All the window seats were reserved in advance!” and walked away. That her attitude really destroyed our excitement about the dinner from the beginning. When you work at an expensive upscale restaurant, you don’t treat your customers like that. Very disappointed.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry your experience did not match your expectations. Due to the high volume of reservations every night, not every party will get a window table, and we believe the most reasonable way to assign window seatings is to give priority to the customers who made their reservation with us earliest (usually 4 weeks in advance). Please feel free to reach out to us at info@gaonnurinyc with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food and amazing views but very mediocre service.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback. Our team is trained to present a memorable experience for every customer who dines with us and we take all feedbacks seriously. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@gaonnurinyc with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share.

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KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food for the price. Amazing views and even better service.

A
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for a special occasion. If you want a table by the window you have to reserve at least a month in advance. We were able to enjoy the great view from a distance at our table, and close up at the lounge after our meal, though. Our server walked us through the meal and made great suggestions. Pretty expensive -- $200 for 3 people without any alcohol. But hey, it's NYC so no big surprise.

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Restaurant Week and it did not disappoint! Delicious food with an incredible view. A little pricey normally so I’d recommend checking this out when they have the fixed pricing!

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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y
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE Gaonnuri. The best KBBQ with the best NYC view so up high!

GAONNURI
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Our team works very hard to serve the best quality of food in the best possible environment. We are thrilled to hear our mission reflected on your last visit. We look forward to serving you again, in the near future!

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