GAONNURI

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2372 reviews
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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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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is amazing. Huge windows overlooking the city! The food was fantastic. BBQ'd right at your table. We highly recommend the Prix Fix if this is your first adventure with Korean BBQ. Great choices! Service was lovely, attentive and very helpful with questions.

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

Delicious traditional Korean meals with a friendly staff and good City view. The desert was not traditional but it was still delicious as my wife and I are every bite. Finding the entrance was a little hard due to construction but that was pretty minimal.

OT
Italy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view! Really great meals!!! To repeat and to advice

MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for restaurant week and I was not disappointed (well.. maybe with dessert because it was so good that I wanted more). Our waitress was helpful but not overbearing, every course was delicious (honestly, I would drink the pear dressing from the salad if I could!) and the ambiance is lovely! We didn't get the full impact because it was still light when we arrived but we still loved it! Can't wait to go back.

JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Très bon resto, une vue imprenable. Nous recommandons

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R
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Great service and attention.

h
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. The birthday girl did not want a dessert , so i figured we wouldn’t be able to blow out a candle; however the restaurant was nice enough to to bring us a dessert with a candle for her!

DL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter invited me to dinner for my birthday and we truly enjoyed the view from the 39th floor. We both chose barbecue dishes -prime rib and a marinated beef Galbi. They cooked it at our table to perfection. A beautiful and very festive occasion.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was fabulous and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous views! Great food!

HD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food & view excellent but restaurant has gotten somewhat shabby. Needs a refurbishing.....especially for the price.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lunch is not so expensive. The view is wonderful. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ! Fun and awesome views!

RM
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great views, great service!
Food seems to have lost some authenticity.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience and the view is beautiful. The best food I had so far during the restaurant week summer 2019.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As newcomers to the Korean BBQ dinner, we truly did not know what to order or do. The staff was AWESOME! From the moment we sat down, they were attentive to our needs. They helped us order, made the recommendations and they were spot on.
They cooked it for us and was delicious!

The only complaint...the restrooms need immediate updating and repair. They do not help the restaurant at all.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Be careful! Waiters decided to order me extra potion of meats without telling me. Only found out when they brought bill and it was $36 higher than it should be. Also left us to cook on our own for two of the meats.

LZ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice view and delicious food, we enjoyed the dinner very much.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Gaonnuri is a Korean restaurant known for their view. However I noticed that the windows weren’t clean. We ordered the restaurant week prix fixe menu. Food was good food

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here to check it out during restaurant week. The food and service were spot on! The view is amazing. Great decor and great wine list. Will come back again to try the regular menu. Definitely a great find.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I mean, of course you get to climb on a skyscraper and dine on top of broadway and that makes up for the most of the experience. For the rest, food was good but overall not mind blowing — got shrimps and figs, if it wasn’t for the sauce, flavor was barely noticeable; fried mushrooms were crunchy on the outside, still chewy and full and water on the inside; mains were good though, thumbs up for the cod’s seasoning. Wine list was average and forgettable, went for cocktails which were well done and rather light. Service was ok. Good experience, not one of the best.

YP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the few places in K-town where you can have a business dinner. Truly outstanding place.

AU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal with incredible views celebrating our friend’s birthday. Food was delicious!

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

STUNNING views, great food, wonderful atmosphere! Servers were nice, fast & efficient.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sin duda alguna es unos de los mejores lugares en New York , con una excelente comida, una vista inimaginable. Es un sitio para visitar obligatoriamente en New York , el personal atento , el restaurante en general es tranquilo pero con un ambiente agradable y espacioso, ! Unos de los mejores de New York !

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LL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful restaurant. One of the best in the city. Perfect views of the city and you get to see the sunset if you're having dinner. The staff were kind and attentive. I truly appreciate the service received at Gaonnuri. Will definitely come back. Their restaurant week option was 10/10 worth every penny. We did the bbq so we paid a bit more but it was worth it. Come with a friend, significant other, family, coworkers, this is the place to be.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate at the restaurant during the New York Restaurant Week. The prix fixe menu which includes one appetizer, one entree and one dessert costs $42 although some of the items have additional costs. The restaurant is located on the 39th floor and has a beautiful view. It is definitively upscale compared to most Korean restaurant but does not reach the top echelon as far as decoration and service are concerned. Overall it is an excellent dining experience.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son’s 16th Birthday.

MI
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was a bit blah. It needed some additional seasoning. We both ordered stone bowls. After adding some spicy sauce and ginger soy sauce it tasted better.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, pretty romantic too. Food was above average, service was on point. Not an authentic K-town experience, but if you’re past the novelty of that, this is where you should go.

GA
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Muy bueno todo. Desde la entrada hasta el postre. Muy recomendable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pre-fix on restaurant week was excellent! Construction of the building still going on and make entry unnecessarily troublesome

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond belief , everything that is different, above the expected from the highest standards

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect and great service !

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view and good food and service

SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Gaonnuri. My friend and I shared the squash blossoms for an appetizer, which were extremely flavorful and crispy. We also had the table BBQ bulgogi steak and the black cod which was perfectly cooked and served in some sort of amazing spicy sauce kept hot by a small candle under the dish (nice touch). The ambiance was very lively and the view of the city from the 39th floor was a perfect place to bring my friend who was visiting from out of town. Since we did the restaurant week menu we had a dessert included, which I did not want and the server brought me a matcha tea instead which was really nice. The cocktails were great as well, we had the soothe and some sort of smoky mezcal drink. Would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and amazing! Excellent service, large portions and absolutely delicious food!

AP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was my second time eating at Gaonnuri, bottom line is that it's delicious, but expensive. I asked to have the BBQ meats split into 5 portions to accommodate our group, but they did not and said they couldn't once they came out to prepare.

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was disappointing. Bland, tough meat etc. Great window tables for the views.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good! Would recommend. Food was delicious.

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