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.
Excellent experience. Staff was on top of it and we really appreciated them cooking our food for us. Drinks were also great. Wish the music was a little bit better
Great food. The kid’s love the bbq in the table experience and the views are unbelievable!
My friends and I had a pleasant dinner at Gaonnuri. Food was amazing with right amount of portion. The servers were great and polite. I’ll definitely recommend this to anyone.
Gaonnuri was great! Nice views, wonderful food and very accommodating servers since we were rushed for time.
Called for a window seat. Told they didnt reserve them but since we were coming early it shouldnt be a problem. Upon arrival, place was empty told all windows seats were reserved. We were seated in booth away from at least 10 empty window tables most of which remained empty during our entire meal! Why? Very pricey for what you get and ventalation poor so it smells stale.
The food and drinks were great. They could give you a little more food for the price, but the atmosphere and service make up for it. Overall, definitely a great dinner spot. The views are amazing.
Thé waiters are not friendly at all
The food has a very low level
We have been very disappointed
Only the view is interesting
Great service! And food!
This was honestly one of the best meal we have ever had. The food, experience and atmosphere were a*. Please can you open a branch in London so we can visit frequently.
Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food, amazing view, all was super mega galactic!
Great choice for pre-MSG event. Food and views can’t be beat.
Worth an evening with good friends just for the view from 39th floor... but the food and service were outstanding. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and professional. Spicy octopus and glass noddle starters were great, and table BBQ was amazing... with special nod to the marinated ribeye. We finished things off with a soju flight that we shared around the table. Fantastic!
Great Korean BBQ!
The Korean BBQ at the table is fun to watch. The meats were delicious. The kimchi and other condiments were a welcome accent to meal.
It's so delicious!!
The staff were very kind.
I've been to Gaonnuri five times and each visit has been wonderful. Well managed -- not a madhouse. The greeting staff are calm, fair, sensible, helpful -- very attentive and very accommodating. Great view, great food, and a remarkable amount of room; not the usual NYC "eating on the subway" kind of crowding. A bit pricey but, y'know, welcome to NY.
We went for lunch. The view is amazing but the food was below average - except the cod fish soup which was good . I might try to come back for dinner to see if the quality of food is better. Cooks/Chefs who work the dinner shift are more skilled.
Unfortunately this restaurant does not have the hospitality and kindness of korean people! The service is really bad but really really. It super rare to find that in the US. I booked it for the birthday of my boyfriend and i have specified in the booking that i wanted a table with view. I called the day after to confirm i have a table with view. The person over the phone confirmes to me. Perfect !
We arrived at the restaurant the lady at the entrance tell us « ur table is ready but we dont have a table by the window » she dont even apologize. I insisted and said that i have called three days before and confirmed she asked me to who i spoke to what are the guarantee that iam not lying to have a table by the window basically she was saying that i lied... she said that they cannot garantee a table for everybody... i told her to not promess a table to everybody ! And she cleary said it was my fault i should have booked the table much more in advance.... i was so shocked i never been treated like that before. Anyway and our waitress (male not the lovely lady who cooked the bbq) was super rude too! It’s such a pity to experience that in a city like ny especially in a korean restaurant where korean people are suppose to be the nicest i never met (i have travel to korea three time!) will not recommend at all!!!!
not authentic, appeals to non Asians. good for entertaining business associates, not for family gatherings.
Great food in a wonderful location. One of my top spots in New York now.
Be careful, they will bring the large portion choice unless you specifically ask for the small or single, even if everyone orders their own item. Felt like overselling.
Incredible n upscale Korean food. Block away from msg n awesome pre-game meal. A Must. Ck out views.
Amability ouf service must be most positive.
We are french and we aren ´t satisfait of cordiality of one server.
We buy 140 dollars so in my opinion it merit to more attention about customers and efforts to understand them.
But beyond this négative point its a very good restaurant.
Delicat food service very just.
Food was not good. Ambience and service was good.
Just amazing, my daughter and I had such a wonderful time here! Thank you!
Amazing food and environment- will come again next time I’m in NY!
Beautiful experience. Was my first time here. Food very good.
The food is amazing, the view is even better. New favorite date night restaurant!
Fun place with a group or special occasion! Very attentative staff, great atmosphere and overall nice experience!
Food was phenomenal. View was great, too. Only some of the tables have BBQs in them if you're going for Korean Barbecue, but the non-BBQ food is amazing, too. Perfect place for a special occasion.
Great food, great views, but... my husband and I had an hour and 45 minutes for our meal because we had tickets to a performance. When considering what to order, we asked the waiter how long the tasting menu would take and he said about 45 minutes. I confirmed “45 minutes for the whole thing??” Yes. Okay, so thinking that even if it were twice that we’d be okay, we ordered the tasting menu at $135 pp. Unfortunately the time estimate was way off and we had to rush. We missed dessert entirely and ran to our show. It was stressful, and for that price we should not have had to experience that.
Never had Korean Food! But oh boy I did enjoy eating some of the dishes like the Tofu Seon,Fried Calamari Salad,mandoo, and the Giib Soup amazing! Great services. we had a Table close to the window! Amazing
Amazing views over New York. Friendly service. Tasty appetizers and decently sized mains (biggest piece of miso black cod I've ever been served - amazing!).
The food is amazing like the service!!!
Not worth the price of admission.... Food was tasteless. Service was bad and host told a bunch of lies... For $400 spending budget not worth it... will pass on this place always
The food was mediocre, absence of flavor, just greasy meat. This type of food can be found in the cheapest restaurant in any other cheap Korean restaurants, not authentic food. Service is poor. Rude and ignorant waiters.
It comes with sauce....
Food was fine, but that’s it. No complaints on the food but it was extraordinary, and with prices as high as they were, I was hoping for a little higher than fine. Again, not bad food! Food was good, but you can get the same food literally anywhere else in the city for half the price. Views were amazing, I mean, your super high up, it was cool. Place was real nice, high end, elegant etc. service was pretty lame. Waited for almost 15 minutes for our waters to get to our table, another then to get our order. Food came out in less than 10 minutes but not from our server. No one checked in, had to go find someone to take my money over an hour later lol. It was my wife’s birthday and Valentine’s Day and it felt about as far from that as it could get unfortunately. Table next to us felt very similar. Oh well, try again for her birthday next year!
Beautiful place, perfect service, delicious food.