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GAONNURI, New York, NY

GAONNURI

4.6
4.6
3660 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 971-9045

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private rooms.Private dining room and the semi private Penthouse Lounge.And we can serve table dining, buffet as well as openbar option.Please contact the restaurant for more information.

  • Private party contact

    pdr@gaonnurinyc.com: (212) 971-9045

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Our private entrance is located on West 32nd St and Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    TRAIN: PENN STATION: AMTRAC/LIRR/NJ TRANSIT/NJ PATH<br />SUBWAY: PENN STATION A/B/C/E/1/2/3<br />32nd and Broadway Corner N/Q/R/W<br />BUS: M4/M5/Q32

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,660 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Korean

  • Manhattan

    Korean

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  1. CW

    CarressaW

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great! The staff was professional and also had a sense of humor. We were seated right away and the view was breathtaking. The food was 👌🏾
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really enjoyed the meal and atmosphere, well done but hard to find entrance on 32nd street
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Voyage à NY
  4. DB

    DeanaB

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great views, drinks, food and service! Had a great experience here and would recommend to anyone looking for a more unique dining experience.
  5. KH

    KarenH

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was great, the food was delicious and though it was an overcast evening, we still had an awesome view.
  6. DP

    DorotaP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious, service very professional.
  7. SA

    SharonA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful room, excellent service - 5 star Korean BBQ. If you like red meat - this place is for you.
  8. M

    Mike

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to disappoint! I try to come here every time I'm in the city.
  9. j

    jimd

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gaonnuri is the perfect spot for dinner if you are going to Madison Square Garden. My friend and I had the $74. set menu which was very good. Part of it was expertly cooked at our table, which I love. The meal was delicious and the service was very efficient and they got us out right on time. As for the views they are spectacular! I liked the fact that the ground floor entrance was a bit difficult to locate. I can't wait to return!
  10. SH

    SteveH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Gaonnuri use to be a 'go to' restaurant (especially when we are hosting visitors). It has always been a bit Bennihana-like but seemed even more so last night (ie they were cooking our steak before our drinks arrived!). Gaonnuri still hosts killer views of Times Square and Hudson River... but overall experience has deminished.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, awesome service. Views impeccable
  12. PA

    PACO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food. We were delighted. We will return again soon.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We each ordered the $135 tasting menu and 4 drinks total. Our bill came to ~$415 total after tip and tax. Considering the price we paid, which is comparable to a Michelin Star restaurant, I thought the quality and tastiness of the tasting menu didn't quite meet my expectations. We opted for the BBQ meat option and requested it to be cooked "medium rare" although I thought it was done "rare" and the first cut seemed pretty raw on the inside and it was extremely chewey (are my teeth just not sharp enough? Lol). Furthermore, I thought both cuts of meat could have been cooked a bit longer so that the outside is more crispy/burnt, but I realize the BBQ grills at Gaonurri lacks the overhead ventilation so they might not want the place to smell too smokey, because the in-grill ventilation just doesn't suck out the smoke effectively enough. The other items in the tasting menu were fine, but I wasn't blown away by any of them. The banchan (sides) was fine, but the kimchi was pretty normal and uninspiring like any other restaurant on 32nd Street. The cocktails were also fine but are dramatically over-priced ($19 each, really?). Our waiter was nice, prompt, and friendly, and as always, the ambiance at Gaonurri is top notch. At the price we paid, I'd rather go to a Michelin star restaurant to get an elevated experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cool spot with great service and ambiance. The food wasn’t bad but it wasn’t outstanding.
  15. DL

    DanielleL

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome food and experience
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from downstairs entrance to your table. The food taste delicious. The waiter made sure that my son was provided with nut free alternative.and in fact the chef cooked a separate meal from the group menu. We will definitely come back.
  17. EN

    ENRM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All excellent, apart from the 2 hours slot with final request to please leave the table that for a dinner of almost $200 each is frankly out of place
  18. MN

    MichelleNYC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    While the food and ambiance are good, the service and customer appreciation is subpar. I can attribute this to two specific incidents: 1) from the moment we arrived, and throughout the meal, we were reminded that the table had to be vacates by 8. I don’t know any other restaurant whose greeting is welcome but please leave by 8. As we sat down we were rushed to order, while ordering dessert and when we wanted to order more, the message was the same. At the end of the meal we ordered more wine and the waiter refused as it was close to 8. Never in NYC dining experience had we encountered this lack of attentiveness to the customer. They should make reservations with flexibility and adjust their scheduling not to impose on customers. 2) at the lobby reception they said our name was not on the reservation list - despite us showing her own reservation. It took almost 10 minutes to get through her and validate our reservation. Will we go back? Probably not.
  19. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I have been going to Gaonnuri over a long period. We tried the taster's menu yesterday. The meat was too fatty, galby was okay. We regretted that we chose taster's menu. We would have been much better off with ordering single dish. The food quality is not as good as it used to be. Pity. I liked this restaurant because it does not use MSG, but for the price of $600 for three of us, I expected a higher quality last night.
  20. EA

    EmilyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal dining experience. I cannot say enough positive things. My fiancé and I visited NYC for his birthday and chose Gaonnuri for his birthday dinner. A reservation is required, but as soon as you walk in you are taken care of in every way. This place feels exclusive in the best way. Hidden away on the streets of NYC, the sky lounge is quiet and the skyline view is the star of the ambiance. The service was exceptional. Catered too for everything, multiple people helping serve our table. You can tell this restaurant is running on team effort. The food was amazing. Delicious Korean bbq grilled right in front of us at our table. And for the birthday they provide a complimentary desert that was the perfect portion of sweet to finish up. I 100% recommend this place without a second thought. Midrange prices for NYC and the dollar to experience value is sooooo worth it.
  21. LC

    LucianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views, very good service and exquisite food.
  22. DL

    DonghyunL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The view is nice but not worth the price or food. I’d recommend rib no 7 instead. I was reminded twice how they need our table by 7:30pm. My reservation was at 5:30pm. The table wasn’t wiped clean and the vibe was little tacky. The drink was minor.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Food was on point. Would dine here again!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Meeting friends in town and try different food other than normal American foods. This good Korean food is exceptional. High floor also contributes to the dining atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  25. I

    Ironmansushi

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance /view was great! Service and food top notch. Wine list expensive though
  26. A

    Ainali

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing view, and the food and service was even better. Definitely would recommend
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my nephew’s birthday, I love the services and the attention on each waiter! Keep it up! Love it! My second time at this restaurant and doesn’t disappoint me at all! Awesome services and astonished view !!!
  28. MI

    MICHAEL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wir haben den Abend sehr genossen, Atemberaubender Ausblick und perfekte Service
  29. s

    stepehenm

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    great for large parties, very loud and noisy. food was pretty good.
  30. LB

    LauraB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great views! I will definitely go back!
  31. M

    Morgan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment and excellent service. 39th floor where you can see the NYC night view.
  32. E

    Eddel

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I faced some letdowns in this restaurant that drive me not to love it and hesitate on whether to recommend it or not. Firstly, not sure when during the reservation I went with booking the 5-course menu, and when we arrived, the hostess showed not even the slightest flexibility about going for an a la carte option, neither let us know if there was an a la carte option, nor explained how come we had booked a coursed menu. Maybe Sundays are coursed menu only, maybe Gaonnuri doesn’t have a menu per se, maybe I clicked on the coursed menu option while booking and the restaurant had everything planned and thus no chance for an a la carte option. I’ll never know because the hostess said absolutely nothing and she didn’t even seem to care. Secondly, before being shown to our table, we were warned that the place was fully booked and we couldn’t overextend our stay -we were allowed a 2-hour dinner; something odd considering we were having a coursed menu and the restaurant was somehow responsible for setting the pace. Ultimately, such kind of warnings make you feel more like the restaurant is looking forward to seeing you leave rather than to welcoming you. Not really fan of those kinds of places. And thirdly, although we went for the Wagyu beef (you’re not even served half a steak), the place never stopped feeling like 75% Korean BBQ and 25% top notch restaurant -if not less; and with that in consideration, I feel Gaonnuri is a bit overpriced. On the bright side, the view from Gaonnuri’s 39th floor was superb, even with gray and cloudy skies, dinning with the city at our feet accounted for a terrific experience. But, considering this is NYC we’re talking about, I bet there must be countless restaurants with similar if not better views.
  33. MA

    MAKV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service! 👌🏾
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was phenomenal!!!! Great food, great vibe, great service !!! The service was amazing and the experience was beautiful!!!!! I enjoyed every second !!!! Definitely coming back !!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited for our 11th wedding anniversary and it lived up to our last visit. Still the best meal we’ve ever had. We decided to mix it up and add on the spicy stir fried octopus. It was exquisite. All three of us (including our 9yr old) absolutely loved it. Wine recommendation was perfect, all preferences for meat preparation were executed perfectly, all around just a very good experience with great service.
  36. i

    instagramboysbrunchtoo

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! I had an amazing time here with friends.
  37. AH

    AlexanderH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Gaonnuri on a number of occasions, but chose them for my birthday as well yesterday and the food and service were as spectacular as ever. The from the 39th floor are great as well.
  38. JO

    JasmineO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and view! Definitely recommend to people who want to have a great upscale korean bbq dining experience
  39. BB

    BettinaB

    Switzerland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to celebrate our engagement. Service was geeat, food was amazing, view was fantastic
  40. JC

    JoseC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great views! The tasting menu offered delicious and well proportioned foods.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

GAONNURI is rated 4.6 stars by 3660 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today
Google Map for GAONNURI

1250 BROADWAY 39th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Our private entrance is located on West 32nd St and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    TRAIN: PENN STATION: AMTRAC/LIRR/NJ TRANSIT/NJ PATHSUBWAY: PENN STATION A/B/C/E/1/2/332nd and Broadway Corner N/Q/R/WBUS: M4/M5/Q32

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 971-9045

  • Private party facilities

    We have two private rooms.Private dining room and the semi private Penthouse Lounge.And we can serve table dining, buffet as well as openbar option.Please contact the restaurant for more information.

  • Private party contact

    pdr@gaonnurinyc.com: (212) 971-9045

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