GAONNURI

4.8
2948 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.

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 2948 people are saying
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Shirod
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Very disappointing. Our server was not attentive at all. We had to flag her down to get more water or anything else we needed. We sat for an hour and 15mins waiting for her to come and clear dishes after we finished our appetizers. It was a very disappointing experience, especially for the amount of money we paid to eat there.

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Zeckendorf
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant was nice, staff was friendly, very nice view of the city. Food and pricing were both good.

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MTN1
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Spectacular views, great service by a friendly and courteous staff and delicious food. We were told that "window seating" is only available with an advance reservation of three weeks, even though we reserved a 5:30 time and were out before 7:00. Otherwise, highly recommended NYC dining.

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ArpanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great experience. Loved the food and the view.

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bill
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goannuri is a place to go to impress your date or celebrate
the food is quite fine the service could not have been better
the setting with fantastic manhattan views on three sides is just stunning
enjoy

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vipLalithaR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. The sets are a great option.

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AdinaS
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the barbeque (bibimbap, marinated galbi and pork belly) as well as tried all the desserts and they were all delicious!

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

Excellent beef barbecue and amazing view of the city

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vipNYOrangecat
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The best part of this place is the amazing views. Make sure to book early to get the window table. Food is OK - there are better options on the same block if you just want good Korean BBQ. The waiters were very polite and pleasant.

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DavidY
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Amazing views but the food is just average compared to some of the other Korean restaurants in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar!, la calidad de la comida es increíble, los meseros muy serviciales y la vista indescriptible

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vipKristin
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

First, the food was outstanding. No complaints there. Our server was clearly busy and I certainly can show him grace, but we had an issue with the check and getting receipts necessary for business billing and his response to this was less than professional. He told us he was too busy to deal with it and acted like we were being difficult when the mistake was his, to begin with. We were nothing but gracious and simply wished we had received the same respect as paying customers.

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vipNikkiS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very fun time celebrating my husbands birthday! The food was solid but not exceptional. The ambiance was nice- towards the upscale without being stuffy. The prices were a little steep for the overall quality of the food and ambiance but overall we had a lovely time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was ok. But food was a little too spicy, not a lot of food for the price. Although view was good. Service was ok but nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband, daughter, officiant, her husband, & I had dinner at Gaonnuri after renewing our vows for our 10 year wedding anniversary in Central Park. Everything about our experience was perfect! We let our server know at the start of the meal that I have a dairy allergy & everyone was super accommodating. We enjoyed the Goan Set which was absolutely delicious, along with the Japchae to start. Our officiant ordered the cod dish & couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful it was. She also raves about her Mojito. Her husband stepped out of his comfort zone with this meal & his drink choice to his content. All in all, it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. We will definitely return!

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Ferg
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaonurri is an excellent Korean BBQ restaurant with an amazing view! It was well worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant to celebrate our friends 30th birthday. The food was delish and the skyline view is gorgeous

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SaharA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This restaurant is upscale and the views are stunning, so overall it is a very enjoyable dinner spot. The service is excellent, if a bit rushed as you need to leave 90 minutes after being seated so that there can be new clients. This felt too rushed especially for a long meal with drinks , appetizers, barbecue.. No way there was time to have dessert or coffee afterwards.. So this was disappointing.
The food was very good, especially the seafood scallion pancake and the barbecue (except the bulgogi which I was really disappointed about as it is my favorite). The galbi (short ribs) were amazing though.
The side dishes that came with the barbecue were not amazing, just good.
Overall, a LOT of food and an enjoyable evening, but the food could definitely be better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there many times and it’s always a good experience .

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NicholasR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eating experience during our week's visit to NYC

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Food- excellent; service - exceptional; view - beautiful. A strong 10 out of 10!

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vipGlenn
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal-delicious Korean BBQ-great service from Jason

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LyndsieL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience again! We love to come here

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vipJedward
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Seems to be in decline; the service areas are messy yet in full view. Wait staff doesn’t fill water without request. The food is decent, but the only reason to visit this restaurant is the service and environment, and those have depreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was a bit salty but service was incredible

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ninac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and ample.

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DanL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place all around if you can afford to Try!

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pabloc
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Will come back to enjoy the experience.

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TaimourN
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and ambience were absolutely stellar! Service wasn't particularly friendly but very professional

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views from the 39th floor. Server was very attentive and offered great suggestions on menu items for family of 4 with two teens. Food was delicious.

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Briana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was spectacular! Please request a seat with a view. The food was absolutely delicious , the waiters give excellent recommendations. The service was great, everyone was attentive and helpful. The restaurant is not extremely expensive but you definitely get what you pay for . It is worth it!

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chanelb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were amazing and attentive. The views and the food were phenomenal.

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vipJudithZ
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a five star experience. Ambiance? GREAT. Atmosphere? GREAT. Views? GREAT. Staff? GREAT. Food?? THE BEST!! I always recommend the bulgogi and the pork belly here. It’s so delicious. I don’t think anyone else makes it the way they do. The dumplings are also super good!

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FlightAttendantFinds
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden classy gem in midtown close to Penn Station.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fue mi primera parrilla coreana y todo estuvo excelente el precio es alto pero justo por la comida y la vista que se tiene

De dos personas cada quien una bebida y una parrilla fueron aprox 180usd

Lo recomendaría como una comida especial o si quieres tener una bonita vista en NY

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vipScott
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was lovely. Celebrated a birthday. They could have amped it up a bit. Not their style. In any event, they gave us the view I requested and the food was delicious. The other things would have been nice, but….

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

All ambiance, poor food quality.

The place is located at 39th floor in K-town, and this is one of the very few places to enjoy Korean food while enjoying the views over the Hudson River and Midtown. Unfortunately, the quality of the food was subpar relative to other Korean restaurants. Very few sides dishes as well.

At that time, considering there were only four tables seated with six waiters, the service was not slow nor poor, but the sight of seeing most just standing around and more focused on chit-chatting amongst themselves rather than focusing on the customers felt a little unprofessional for an expensive, luxurious restaurant. I even had to cook the meat by myself before someone assisted me.

I would not come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Cocktails where amateur and sweet food was great.
I’ve been serval time’s and this is my first sun par experience especially since I wanted to impress someone and was dissatisfied.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Would definitely go back.

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GAONNURI is rated 4.8 stars by 2948 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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