GAONNURI

4.7
3104 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 3104 people are saying
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4.7
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4.8
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time! And service was superb

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab!

Booked this as the highlight of our trip from the UK and it didn’t disappoint.

Amazing views. Amazing service. Amazing cocktails. Amazing steak.

We had the most delicious meal all served and cooked by a very attentive duo of waiters.

Would be back in a flash if we lived in New York.

😁

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DorotaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing views. I want to go back already!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place! We loved it and the service was amazing. I will be back for sure!

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BenoitL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place and good service. Ask for a table near the window

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience awesome service and beautiful views. Food was excellent!!

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Brttnyw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really delicious! Service was amazing. It was such a great space for a romantic evening with my wife! We will be back!

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Preepree
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. Beautiful view and absolutely amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Maitre D was incredibly rude. Rest of service was great

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Tomk
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We have been here many times and enjoyed Bulgogi - 5 star
The same this time but the portion of the food had much decreased compared to earlier visits. - 2 star. However, it still taste good.

We had reserved a good table but were placed away from the windows. We asked why and were informed that you had to book many weeks in advance to have a chance for the window tables. Believe it or not?

When we asked for the bill we were astonished that they had added 20 % as a gratuity amount. That was without asking us!? NO STAR

We talked to the manager why they had added the gratuity % without letting the customer make that decision and were informed that they had changed two weeks ago as it now was a law in NY that a minimum of 20 % shall be added to the bill. I informed the manager that I did not believe that statement. He also said that many restaurants in NY followed the "new law". I again I told him I disagreed with his second statement. NO STAR

This type of so called policy or new law and if you are presented with a bill where gratuity is based upon price + tax is a disgrace.
It is up to the customer discretion to choose the %, if any.

Then on the bill presented there was also a suggestion to further add 2,3 ,5 or 7 % further gratuity!!!! What is this?!!!!

I believe we will not be back based upon above issues and as the so called manager could not present the new policy or law in a written form or a website.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 5 days 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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

I have dined at this restaurant twice and the first time went swimmingly, however my second dining experience at this place was terrible hence my one star review. At first, I called around 3pm on a Tuesday (Nov 30) to make a 9pm reservation. The lady explained that they needed my credit card because no-shows will be charged. I wasn’t comfortable providing my cc information to her so I asked if walk-in options are available. She replied that yes around 9pm would be fine for walk-ins. Later that evening, I arrived at the ground level entrance and I saw a big sign displaying ‘WALK-INS WELCOME’ so I happily entered and told the man at the booth that my friend from out of town and I would like a table. He abruptly interrupted me and asked if I had a reservation. I told him no, and he replied with ‘Sorry we are not taking walk-ins.’ I explained that I called ahead of time and was told walk-ins were welcome at the time I expected to arrive and he rudely interrupted and said that they are full and that they don’t take reservations after 7. Well I quickly took out my phone and checked Open Table and saw that there were several available time slots. I showed him my phone and said that there is a lot of availability that night, but he cut me off and said Oh then make the reservation. At this point I was already extremely irritated and didn’t want to argue the fact that if there is a lot of availability that night then there is no point in making a reservation 1 minute before going in, so I booked the reservation and told him, but he still wouldn’t let us in. He looked at his screen for a minute and said he couldn’t find it, so I showed him my phone with the confirmation email. He looked at his screen for another minute and I didn’t understand why he was making the whole situation very difficult. After finally going in I couldn’t enjoy the meal because I was still fuming from the awful experience from the start.

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GraceO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, would definitely recommend and return

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Ross
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBarbaraA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipArgnyc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view with excellent service,the food also definitely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Felt very rushed to finish my food — we had to finish within 20 minutes. When I asked for a window seat, the waitress said no as those are booked a month before. However, no one is seated in the window areas while we were there.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Alligator0212
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was super sweet !

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Linalee1410
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
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

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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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Camemom
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Although the view is lovely, it does not make up for the food. Bulgogi cooked in the back was THE WORST I have ever had .... and there's no excuse, this restaurant is in the middle of K-Town! Shameful. Spend your money better across the street.

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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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GAONNURI is rated 4.7 stars by 3104 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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