GAONNURI

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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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NL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The kid’s love the bbq in the table experience and the views are unbelievable!

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MV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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AI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gaonnuri was great! Nice views, wonderful food and very accommodating servers since we were rushed for time.

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EB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Thé waiters are not friendly at all
The food has a very low level
We have been very disappointed
Only the view is interesting

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! And food!

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London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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VB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food, amazing view, all was super mega galactic!

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CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great choice for pre-MSG event. Food and views can’t be beat.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible

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RH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Korean BBQ!

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WB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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RC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's so delicious!!
The staff were very kind.
Awesome!!

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JC
New England
39 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

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.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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!!!!

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

not authentic, appeals to non Asians. good for entertaining business associates, not for family gatherings.

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MW
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a wonderful location. One of my top spots in New York now.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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RS
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible n upscale Korean food. Block away from msg n awesome pre-game meal. A Must. Ck out views.

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VA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was not good. Ambience and service was good.

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VC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing, my daughter and I had such a wonderful time here! Thank you!

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and environment- will come again next time I’m in NY!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful experience. Was my first time here. Food very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing, the view is even better. New favorite date night restaurant!

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SZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun place with a group or special occasion! Very attentative staff, great atmosphere and overall nice experience!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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G
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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IC
London
46 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!).

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R
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing like the service!!!

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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N
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It comes with sauce....

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, perfect service, delicious food.

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