GAONNURI

4.6
2641 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2641 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday celebration. The staff is super nice and accommodating. We were able to order even though a member of our party was running late. The foos was delicious and the grill in the middle of the table was a nice touch.

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vipJaydeE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view, best food, with fantastic service celebrating a friends birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is second to none we always had some one by the table ready to take. Any order we might have . The food was also great and we had a table next to the window so the view was amazing

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RafinaK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Simply put, just stunning really. The view was amazing the seating arrangements spectacular, our waiter, though I’m not sure if he said his name or not, is brilliant I truly enjoyed having him as our waiter.
Now the food was the major talk of the table- it was that good 😌 I will be returning enough time to try everything on the menu that isn’t shellfish of course.

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Kerline
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Food was fantastic. I’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience, the food and drinks were excellent and the view was simply breathtaking.

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Krishna
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food at the restaurant and great Customer Service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully quiet space for a nice get-together. Would recommend here for both the food and the ambiance, and also, the view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful chic restaurant with a great vibe but it was empty the day after Election Day. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner without the crowds. Felt like private dining. Wish the entree and appetizers were not so sweet. Also the multi course set menu had to be for two so we were bummed we could not order it as one was exclusively for dark meat eaters and the other one for white meat eaters.

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kimf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it so much here, we went twice on back to back days.

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SoyA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Manager guy was mean and not nice to us at all. I don't even know the reason why he doesn'teven smile. I hope he fix his attitude.
But other staff were extremely nice and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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NellyO
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was extremely nice and attentive. The experience the views were absolutely memorable! Great dinner for a date night or friend get together!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday of one of my friends. Service and food was great. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful. I highly recommend this place.

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vipMasa
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was creative and fabulous (Korean fusion). Sometimes felt a little bit too salty, but comprehensively good meal.

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AdammaO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my friends and we loved it. It was 25% capcaity and on the 39th floor. It was kind of hard to find the place since we had to go around. The food was great. All the sides were great. I wasn't the biggest fan of kimichi, but this place changed my mind completely. The service was great, the staff was nice and helpful when we had questions. It was wonderful experience. 9/10, only because of the non-alcohlic drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time back and definitely a great experience yet again. Great service, great food, and great Chablis!! I will definitely be back. Glad to still see Gaonnuri open despite current pandemic challenges. They also have up plexiglasses between each dining table and hosts take your temp before allowing you upstairs. There are also hand sanitizer stations.

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Yianni
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing love this place. great service and amazing food.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The marinated galbi was chewy with lots if tendons. Too expensive for $43 and it took a while for them to bring out the food. They could have bring out the appetizers and side dishes while we wait. however the servers are very nice and polite. Ambience was great and place was clean. i’ll recommend but not to order galbi.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First indoor dinner since Covid
It was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive. The food was excellent and the ambiance was just perfect with a great view of the city lights.

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Jean
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an outstanding experience, we were here for our anniversary and it was just reopening inside. Really nice restaurant and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place is closed! They hace not opened

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed! Didn’t even bother to let me know, I traveled for an hour to get to the building only for the guard downstairs to tell me the restaurant isn’t open!

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stevec
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot...beautiful view go at dusk and see the city evolve..service is maybe a little subdued but very professional...food is great..unique..pretty pricey but that's to be expected..all and all 5 stars

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RobynP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Not cheap, but definitely worth it!

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and fantastic views. 4th visit, it's awesome every time and will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with an amazing view of the setting sun if you go at the right time!

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to take guests when the come to NYC. The food is delicious, the experience unique, and the view outstanding. It always impresses!

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JosephY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with great service and nice views of the city. Food is not cheap but very good food for sure. Entrance is hard to find but otherwise great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Beautiful restaurant

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vipTommyGfromNJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not so Hidden Jem. Live in the neighborhood, never knew this place existed. Excellent food, even better Ambience. Will be back with friends. Highly recommended!

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vipAlexisA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Very good quality of food and such an amazing view.
Unfortunately the service was not that good.
all the waiters were very kind but they were not really efficient.
We were a table of 6 and the team was putting things to eat on a very low basis.
We asked them if it could go faster and nothing happened during 15min. We had the feeling they wanted us to only spend more time their to order more wine...
and I had the impression we had less food that the 2 last times we went.
Will come back for sure cause the 2 previous times did not happen like this and were quite perfect.

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NicolasD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! Had a wonderful time time and amazing food

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JAVIERU
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es una gran experiencia comer en este restaurante. Recomiendo cenar para poder disfrutar de las luces y edificios de Nueva York. Un gran acierto!!!!

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vipgladyss
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every aspect. Our server, Alex Q , was outstanding. Food was excellent and the views! Can't wait to go back.

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CynthiaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view! When I made the reservation, I indicated it was for my Daughter’s birthday. They gave us a table with a fabulous view, they were very attentive and when we ordered dessert hers had a candle and happy birthday written on the plate. It was lovely.

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vipChrisC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, service and views.

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Mary
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Place is beautiful with outstanding views. Food is very good, but very expensive. Staff is not very nice and English was very poor in our waiter who got angry when we kept asking him to repeat what he was saying since we couldn't understand him. Why didn't he get someone else to help him explain the dishes? It's a very expensive place so it's important to understand what you are ordering. I have been a number of times, but I won't go back after this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first Korean BBQ place I've been where the servers are really doing most of the cooking for you. It was a nice change. The views are awesome and the food was great

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GAONNURI is rated 4.6 stars by 2641 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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