GAONNURI

4.7
2996 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 2996 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great as always as was the food we got, however we really missed the salad and the kimchi stew. Bring them back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a great view if you are trying to impress a girl on a date

CB
vipChristinaB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has everything, amazing atmosphere and the food is delicious and a very unique menu. The service was excellent even with a busy restaurant. Couldn’t recommend it more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is excellent!
The view is amazing!

Great place to have dinnner!

CL
ChristianL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. We were celebrating our post engagement dinner. The hostess was super kind and very organized. I requested a seat next to the beautiful view and he found a way to get us the table. The quality to service and attention at our table was outstanding. They came every 5 minutes to check the food and make sure that everything was perfect. The quality of their Korean bbq was top notch and every plate didn't disappoint. It is expensive compared to other Korean restaurants, but you get it back in quality of food and service which makes it all worth it.

GE
GERNewYorkNewYork
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing views. Really nice evening. Thank you.

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

Food and service was great. Looking forward to going back there again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible
We didn’t wait more than 2-3 minutes for each dish to come out
Service was professional, quick and pleasant
GAONNURI has definitel become one of my favorite high-end restaurants in NYC

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Roxie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Honestly, this place was very basic. It was only cool because of the view. If you want good Korean bbq I would recommend going elsewhere but if you want to go somewhere for a cool pic, then this is the place.

LE
LindsayE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had our anniversary dinner here and loved it. The view, ambience, service and food/drink were incredible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my mom here for her birthday. She had a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great experience with great service! Food was delish and the view spectacular. Just a bit pricey but that’s New York prices for you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL restaurant! Service was great, food was delicious, and the VIEWS were absolutely breathtaking! First time customer at GAONNURI- will definitely be returning for future New York City trips!

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Gabbyd
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Pricey but worth it. Celebrated my birthday here and the meat and tuna tartare were spectacular.

DS
vipDSXLFJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was OK and service was decent. View was definitely amazing.
Good for business dinner.

RO
RodO
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience and the view from the tables by the window is spectacular.
Kimchi was tasty but not spicy at all. If you don’t like it spicy, it won’t disappoint

TB
vipTrevorB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice staff

AB
AndrewB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The view was good and the food was as well. The food is definitely worth the money, however at the end of the night I was hit with a surprise charge of $16 for water. That was definitely a “gotcha” charge as it isn’t on the menu and is ridiculously high. Felt really cheap and shady to me.

CR
vipClaudiaR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love going to Gaonnuri, the food is always delicious, love the view and very friendly staff. This time however, the japchae was too salty and the banchan was less flavorful than usual, I hope it was only an off night and not a change for good. The meat was also marinated differently, seemed a little less flavorful too, it was very tasty though but not as much.

JM
JeanMarcG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a table booked at 10pm. All ontime, nice set up.
They close the kitchen at 11pm which seems quite weird as we tried to get more rice to no available … it s a bit ridiculous to then let people arrive at 10pm.
Otherwise nice dinner

PY
PY1234
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice environment, simple decor, good views. Food came promptly, good quality meat and worth the money ($58pp for a set). Bibimbap was quite good. Appetizers small portion but tasty.

PD
PatD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very good experience. Food was fine but location was better.

JR
JulietR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were looking for a restaurant with a view and Gaonnuri was amazing! The view was incredible, the servers were so kind, and the food was delicious.

EA
EmilyA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I did a Korean bbq with my fiancé. Everything was incredible from the view to the food to the service. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a birthday dinner! Food and service is amazing :)

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kigs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, views and the food is amazing. Celebrated a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Bbq and sides were all prepared perfectly! Desserts were impressive, the snickers and lava cake are a must!

MP
MatthewP
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, amazing food, beautiful view at sunset

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh who served us during our 9:00pm reservation, is an amazing person an human being, treat us if we’ve ever met before. ♥️
Last night we were celebrating our 20th Anniversary and we came from PR and choose Gaunori and was the best decision thanks to the charming treat and service , not forgetting the excellent food , warm place and many other qualities of the place..
Thanks to all the personnel but specially Josh, Jodo the guy from Guatemala and the lady Lilly… we felt BTS was hosting us …. 😉

Thanks for the Compliment at the last course with the written Happy Anniversary in the plate with the three scoops of delicious sorbets.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The steak was a bit fatty but everything else was fantastic from the service, ambiance and food. The cocktails were also good and some of the food melt in your mouth.

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Octo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great find. great place to take out of towers or for a romantic dinner. Very attentive service and good value.

TB
TeresaB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so unexpectedly delicious.. I will be back for sure. This place is a hidden gem!
Thank you!

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vipChris
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, and a matchless view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1 year anniversary with my girlfriend. All around great customer services. The food was delicious. My girlfriend was so happy. They made it a very special night!

DD
vipDavidD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to go back here

The food, service and view were all wonderful

T
Thanh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Korean restaurant we’ve been to. Great customer service from the time we arrived until we left. We will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The view is nice, food is good, service is awesome even though one server spilled some water on my table nd my arm and didnt notice because he was walking so fast. Drinks was strong and the ambiance is very romantic.

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NimayangiS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place is a joke…….
Firstly, we went there yesterday for our anniversary dinner for which I have made reservation 1 week earlier. I specifically asked them for a window sitting on the note but they failed to provide us with the window table.

Secondly, we had 2/3 server roaming around us they were not so friendly and not helpful at all with the menu. We order three cocktails, two appetizers and 2 gaon sets (our first server told us that we have to get our individual sets) , nothing spectacular about the food. We started with two appetizers they were just okay, we got our bbq set after that and it was a joke, the sides/ banchan that came along bbq set was way below average. We started with rib eye and rest of the meat we had them to go. Couldn’t even enjoy our meal properly. Regarding the food, other local Korean restaurant on 32nd street are way better than gaonnuri. On our way out we wanted to take a photo in the lobby but the host was rude he just wanted us out of the building.

Only good thing is that they gave us complimentary dessert for our anniversary for which we left them 20% tips.

KK
KseniaK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!!! The place is fantastic, the service is top notch and the food is what you’re expecting to get from a fancy Korean bbq place :) Cant believe I haven’t heard of this place before!

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GAONNURI is rated 4.7 stars by 2996 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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