GAONNURI

4.7
3090 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 7 Course Tasting Menu

    $165.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us in the heart of New York City, on the 39th floor of the Nomad Tower with panoramic views of Manhattan, to say goodbye to 2021 and cheers to a brighter 2022 while enjoying Chef's 7 Course Tasting Menu of traditional Korean BBQ cuisine. In accordance with NYC's vaccine mandate, we will require proof of vaccination upon arrival at the restaurant. All NYE Tasting Menu reservations are pre-paid at time of booking and non-refundable after December 1st. We look forward to celebrating with you and your loved ones!

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3090 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! What a great dining experience.
Perfect date night in a perfect location with mouthwatering food cooked at our table.

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GraceO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, would definitely recommend and return

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Ross
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and a spectacular view. Totally recommended.

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vipBarbaraA
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the authenticity of Korean BBQ cuisine grilled, prepared and served at our table! The food was delish! We enjoyed the breathtaking NY city evening views from the 39th flr. Very hip modern interior design! Cool bar with great selection of sake, wines and cocktails! Excellent Service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipArgnyc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, fabulous views, service, food and drink. After dinner we moved to the lounge for champagne, great night, worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view with excellent service,the food also definitely.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the price and your time. I highly recommend. Great food, view and staff.

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Alligator0212
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible dining experience with an awesome view of the city. The food was delicious, my mouth is watering just by the thought of it. The staff was friendly and efficient. We can’t wait for our next trip to NYC to come here again!

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happybunny129
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time here with family and did not disappoint. Ordered two Gaon sets. Food was great, meat tasted exactly like what I would eat in Korea with just the right amount of seasoning. View is also beautiful at night, would recommend window seats!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good! The ambiance is everything and more ! The food was well prepared and so filling

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s for my sixth year of anniversary for my girlfriend. The food was alright, but the environment was really nice.

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JillNRocky
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was super sweet !

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Linalee1410
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The cooking on the meat was very poor, we requested our ribeye to be medium rare but the cook on the meat was near to well-done and our server was really rude, and he put the meat on our grill and left to let it burn (we did get a new meat at the end). However, to be honest, As a korean, I was expecting more from a high end korean bbq restaurant but definitely not worth the price of paying +200 dollars and I would say the only thing nice was actually the view, but I would rather cook the meat myself for the taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st birthday of my friends son

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Jess
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & excellent service. View of Manhattan skyline was wonderful

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

I specifically requested a table by the window with a view. The hostess sat us on the opposite side of the restaurant, away from the view. I asked her if we could switch our table, and she said those other tables are reserved. I said I requested to sit by the window for my reservation also, and she didn’t seem to care. Our waiter was difficult to understand and kept trying to make us order more food. The bus boys brought us the wrong dish twice. The food was incredible, but not the best service and not very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. The atmosphere and view were fantastic, and it was great fun to have them cook each meat separately at the table. I give them my highest recommendation!

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb, the view is equally amazing, and the staff is unbelievably kind and accommodating. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Tumorenaza
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place quiet great customer services. Very clean beautiful place.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view , very very good taste, very good expérience thanks!!

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NadiaS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My sister's 46th bday and she flew in from Italy to celebrate my 50th bday last week. We dine often for the last 10 years as the restaurant's regular customers. The service last night was the first time of being inattentive and uncharacteristically lacked of care. The server has no hospitality bone and did the bare minimum at the grill. He left us for a long time. When asked for a few items of the Banchan refills acted aa if it was taxing on his time. The last 10 years I had experienced nothing but amazing service. We also dined with friends from Paris earlier this month on Friday, Nov 12th and my request for a window-side table was granted. This time it was not and we were seated on the upper lower with hardly any views for my sister's special day. The food remained superb. We hope this is just with this time and not the next time we return.

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JanethG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grate food, music nice view I recommend Gaonnuri

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DominicK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved eating at Gaonnuri. It was a truly wonderful experience. The food was incredible as was the service. I plan on coming back soon and I can't wait to try new items on the menu and have that experience again.

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vipWarrenG
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

very good meal except the meat marinades were too sweet. Cut back on the sugar, please.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Agreed with the other reviews that the food itself wasn’t amazing compared to other Korean bbq spots but service was excellent as was the view.

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Simone
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan went above and beyond for our table! We really enjoyed our dinner!

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EtienneL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great views. We had a great time

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vipMomo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This used to be my favorite Korean BBQ restaurant, and went back for the first time since Pandemic started.. I noticed food quality went down a lot - maybe chef changed? Marinated meet was still good, but quantity was very little. Also side dishes was not as good as before. My server was rather rude and moved us to different room after 2 hours while a lot of table were empty. Nobody came to take our desert order after we moved to different room and had to order from bartender.
Hopefully things go back to normal as more people start dining there.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience with Korean barbecue, and it was perfect! The waitstaff were both polite and helpful, and Wonik was very patient with the fact that neither of us knew what we were supposed to be ordering or eating!

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DowntownStev
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Would recommend year round visits to this location. Service is exemplary.

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Max1585
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place loved the view the food the service

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

Amazing night in NYC with the best BBQ food! I will go there again…and again!

TC
TCodringT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous; great service 10/10 will be back for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations! Food was very good, service was courteous and attentive and the ambiance was very nice and relaxing! I’ll will be back!

CG
vipCaviarGirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing but service was awful. I had to flag down the staff for everything: ordering drinks, to removing appetizer plates, to check on our food order. It was SOOOO exhausting. Our main waiter served everyone except our table. Considering the food was bad and the bill came out to be $500, the restaurant can do alot better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! They made my burthday so special.

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BOSS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Understand these days you don’t get much table time, but set to 1 1/2hr to 2hr dining time. But the service was so much of rush and it was too obvious that they were trying to set the clock, for example getting all the food at once(I ordered a lot), it was such a turn- off scene to be served like that at that kind of high end restaurant. And pouring the bottle of wine so fast and a lot topping on unfinished glass was rather ridiculous. overall it was not a pleasant experience and this is not a cheap restaurant remind.

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vipNYOrangecat
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The view is spectacular. You need to book early to secure the window table. There are tons of Korean restaurant serves better food on the same block, but this is a good place to bring your out of town friends.

FAQs

GAONNURI is rated 4.7 stars by 3090 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.

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