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.
It is always a pleasurable experience here from the attentive service to delicious food! I have dined here with colleagues, business partners and my family... the view and ambiance are perfect for all!
Had a lovely evening at Gaonnuri this past Friday. My date was running really late because of traffic uptown, but the staff was so accomodating. They provided a table with an awesome view next to the window and didn't rush me. Even when my date arrived, they answered all his questions about the menu and we're so attentive. Oh and the food was amazing!!! Please order the bibimbap--You won't regret it. Super delicious. Will be going back very soon!
Really good food. Massive portions - the tasting menu can easily feed two. Great service, environment and views.
This was my third trip to Gaonnuri, and it's better each time. The food is beautiful, textural, and very well-balanced. The atmosphere is perfect for having conversation and actually hearing one another, and the views are great! Wait staff were attentive, but not hovering.
We had a party of 6 and did the table barbecue and had lots of food left over. The party liked that the meat was cooked for us, as this was a much "fancier" Korean BBQ establishment and we didn't have to get dirty. The staff was very pleasant. More often than not, you have to worry about places with nice views not having great food but the menu items we ordered, did not disappoint!
Food was mediocre at best for the price and marinated prime rib was a very poor cut of meat.
Great quality and great service. We were at hot cooking plate table and the duck breast and the beef bulgogi were amazing. The pickled vegetables and kimchi of highest quality. This is our second time and we plan to go back soon. Friendly fast service plus high quality is a winning combination! Fresh meat and seafood cooked table side is a wonderful experience
We were in town for 2019 Workd Pride and wanted a last night date together
The cocktail server needs an attitude check. If she does not enjoy working there get another job.
Birthday eve dinner for my twin sons. Beautiful view from our window side table. Service was very cool and efficient but server only provided the minimum information and never smiled once. Food was plentiful but we had no idea what each kimchi dish was and it was just okay..nothing I would order again. The idea of cooking the food in the middle of our table was interesting but very expensive. I felt like the server was just tolerating us as a family with kids. Not surprised the restaurant was barely half full. Had a much better time at a Korean bbq restaurant down the block.
great views, great atmosphere, great food. Staff was good but not overly friendly.
Everything was “eh”but for the service which was awful.
The entire Bldg is under construction and there are no compensating directions on the website. I won’t be back.
Beautiful view! Overall good food. Service was confused.
Great Korean food with amazing city view, a perfect spot for Friday night
Excellent. Such a nice atmosphere for a casual or fancy date alike. Beautiful views. Great food. Marinated Galbi was amazing. We did the 3 course prefix dinner for each. About $55 per person. Great dishes. Planning our next dinner there already.
The view is wonderful, food is yummy.
Daddy daughter date.
Nice view and very kind
It would be better if you go when sunset
great place in midtown manhattan. Close proximity to Penn station. Easy spot to meet up, food excellent, service excellent and lovely views from the 39th floor. A little on the pricier side but worth the splurge. Good drinks, wine by the glass and beer choices also. Went with the bbq combo for 3 people (there were 4 of us) + 2 large appetizers and 2 sides. Plenty of food for the 4 of us.
Wonderful, refined food and experience.
Excellent, always reliably good. Amazing view.
Great view and good food, ambianche could be better furnitured
Guy who served us helped us pick what to eat and assisted us during the whole meal. Staff came out with a happy birthday decorated plate for my birthday. Truly spectacular. Will definitely come back.
Had a nice table next to the window, so got to see the amazing view. Service staff were great, asked about allergies and came by several times to see if we needed anything. The food was awesome, would definitely come back in the future.
Sometimes you need to be reminded about what real service is, then you go to Gaonnuri, and are humbled by the caring way they treat you.
Took our niece here who was visiting from Arizona. We have been here several times and enjoy taking out of towners here. It was her first time and she was very impressed with the venue... service, food, atmosphere and scenic view. We arrived early for our 6:30pm seating and were seated promptly. Got great window seating with a spectacular view of the city skyline. Wait staff were very friendly, professional, accommodating and attentive but not obtrusive. Drinks and food arrived promptly after we placed our orders. Great presentation and everything was fresh, great quality of meats, right temperature and tasted delicious. We did not feel rushed through dinner and enjoyed the whole experience, albeit, quite expensive but worth it! Will return and continue to recommend to family and friends
Loved the amazing views. Got to see the sunset over Manhattan . Loved having the food cooked on the table and all the side dishes. Service was wonderful
This is our 4th time at your restaurant. It gets better each time. The food is superb, the service is impeccable and the view is to die for. I tis our favorite restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful night.
Black squid is too salty and a piece of seafood pancake is too small
Great food, friendly and good fun. Particularly recommend the aubergine and that is not something I say very often.
Great food, awesome view, well priced.
High end Korean food with an outstanding view. Brought my sweet korean mom here for a big birthday. She was both appalled at the price for what she considers street food and amazed at the attention to detail and how special they made her feel. I’d bring her back in a second! The table service was great- bbq and bibimpop - and flavor was just right. Kimchi authentic and my mom left feeling like a queen. She is now demanding we come back for every special occasion. Definitely will.
Father’s Day dinner
We had a great time. Food and service were very good. We will come back another time.
Do you want a fancy Korean BBQ place that you can enjoy for dinner, on a date, with colleagues, or with friends that is not a 1am drunk stopover before the hotel? Then this is your place. Amazing views, great service, and excellent food.
One of the best experience in NYC. Late booking and their services was on point. I comment was a Birthday celebration and they bring birthday cake at the end. I recommend this restaurant 100%. The food is amazing and taste fresh. Love the experience and I will repeat.
Great view and Korean bbq in a beautiful atmosphere until the ground floor restaurants in Korea town but for a price , wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion!
This is one of my favorite go-to spots when I want to impress someone. Unique combination of quality and views make Gaonnuri a fantastic choice. I highly recommend the table barbecue for an even more fun experience.