Hanjan

4.6
362 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
HANJAN is Chef Hooni Kim’s second restaurant after DANJI , located in the Flatiron District in New York. It was inspired by the joomak, an old Korean tavern that offered weary travellers good food, good drinks and a place to rest. Many of the dishes at HANJAN are meant to evoke Korean street markets that offer comfort food enjoyed by people in Korea in their everyday life.

At Hanjan and Danji we choose to use meat raised with no antibiotics or growth hormones. Our fish are caught wild and are not overfished and endangered. We try to use as much organic and local produce as possible. No doubt these ingredients cost more but we believe the food we consume should be healthy and responsible as well as delicious.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

Hanjan is one of the best modern Korean restaurants that exists in NYC, and it’s especially Perfect For a pre- or post-Madison Square Garden meal.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 362 People Are Saying
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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Everything was just meh. Not the best kimchi fried rice but not the worst. Everything was pretty much average and you won’t be too disappointed or blown away.

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SL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very hip place for Korean food 👍

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PB
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Incredible food, above average service, nice ambiance (minus loud people at the bar). Wish they served tea though.

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, caring service. Great bar.

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JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little too loud but food amazing and service superb I love this place I would eat there every week.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was weary of getting Korean food outside of ktown but boy was I wrong. Hanjan is doing everything right. My friend and I sat at the bar where the bartender was equal parts kind and knowledgeable. The noise level was comfortable so I never felt like I had to yell my order across, a great contrast to kbbq places in the city. The drink menu is great and their food menu is small but all items were excellent. Food came super quickly and was very filling. I have been craving the wagyu ever since I ate it three days ago. Highly recommend!

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first meal at Hanjan and I will definitely be returning. Set back off the street, the room feels private with a great atmosphere and décor. The food was beautifully presented and full of flavor. Working in the area, I will be sure to visit again soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

We liked the food however the waitress asked us to order all the food at once !
I ordered 3 menus and said that I will go little later for the main after I have the first menus but she insisted us to order all Foods at once.

It was such a unpleasant experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here about times now . Always delicious . Always a good experience .met friends and we were able to hear each other perfectly fine. First time for the friends and they lived it too

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S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Despite having a reservation and arriving to a totally empty restaurant, I was shown to a table for two in the middle of a long row of tables for two. I asked to be seated on the side where tables for two are separate and more private. This was really annoying, especially as the restaurant never filled up. The maitre de had major attitude when I asked. Also, their cold drink selection is really lacking—no ice tea for example.

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BF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience love the food service the ambience will definitely be back definitely recommended

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HK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Korean chicken nuggets is an amazing appetizer.
The bibimbap is quite tasty, and the place has a good atmosphere.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good but appetizer and entrees were served all at once, so food got cold (wasn’t that hot to begin with). Great cozy restaurant, would give it another try

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. Will definitely return.

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RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Usually go to K-Town but wanted to try this venue out as good reviews. Quality of food good and service was attentive given it was so busy. The pricing was double the cost of dishes in K-town at the same portion size. Would say more value in K-Town. Also no side dishes were provided vs. traditional restaurant. Still would recommend trying.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thanks to hooni Kim for bringing back the fish cakes!

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good trendy cool korean. Nice atmosphere. Good food and good service.

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p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

I dined here a few times and the food is exceptional (very tasty and creative).
The only disappointment was the server. We were rushed through the entire dinner from the moment we had to pick our drinks to the end. She seems annoyed when we asked questions about the menu, and at the end she basically discouraged us from ordering dessert and she brought us the check right away.
I think this type of service is unacceptable for such a restaurant of this level.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation but decided to dine at the bar. Loved the coziness. The bartender was friendly and a great host. The food was Spicy and delish!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was looking forward to the experience. Service was disjointed. Multiple servers flocking in a tight rushed space. Entree for one of us came first and when I asked where the appetizer was I was rudely asked “are you sure you ordered one?” Really?!?
My entree lagged well behind and the appetizer came later. Food was just ok. I have had much better Korean. I like the fact that the restaurant boasts organic, farm raised, gluten free etc. but the true Korean profile is missing. Clearly a popular place but I am one and done!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere was pleasant and quiet, but the service was somewhat aggressive; our server seemed eager to move us on and out as soon as we arrived, although the place was not crowded. The raw vegetables were fresh; the other dishes were highly spiced but without balance. They do not serve tea of any kind! An acceptable but by no means outstanding experience.

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FG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried chicken batter was a bit too heavy, bibimbap was delightful, service was great

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I've been following Hanjan on Instagram for a while since their food always looked delicious! Really enjoyed my meal there — ordered the Jewels of the Sea dish, set of banchan, and the spicy seafood noodle stew while my boyfriend got the bulgogi dish (my favorite was the Jewels of the Sea dish). All of the dishes were clearly made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and the service was mostly attentive.

The things I wish was different was (1) the size of the tables and (2) the pacing of the food. Our really small square table was flooded with the two appetizers and it was hard to manage the banchan with the Jewels of the Sea dish. It seemed a bit rushed to the point where the servers/bussers had a hard time finding space on the table to place dishes.

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C
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go-tos for Korean food in NYC. Was excited to share Hanjan with some work colleagues.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Korean-inspired fusion cuisine with pretentious service and pricing. The food was decent, trying quite to distinguish itself from the authentic stuff you would find in K-Town, with high markup and Westernized names/ingredients. The actual menu was somewhat limited for Korean food lovers and there was no banchan side dishes. The cocktail options were disappointing, for example, very limited shoju options and the drinks we tried were quite forgettable. The service was pushy, rushing us to order despite plenty of empty tables and requiring at least one entree per diner.

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MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food in this small, intimate Flat Iron district place. The convivial table in the center of the room can make for a loud evening but the food and the good service make up for it.

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MV
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Korean food I came tweece per year to NYC . And this place definitely became one of my favorites. Easy to find. They respect the reservation and the most important the food was delicious.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Not worth the money- taste was okay but definitely not worth the value.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went there last night for dinner after a show. Tried the garlic fried chicken, the jewels from the sea, Black cod.
The jewels from the sea were excellent (sea urchins, roe, quail egg).
The black cod was the big disappointment. The dish used to be excellent but this time it didn’t look like it was black cod. It tasted like halibut. At $36 the dish, I’m expecting to get something more unique that the fish served last night with tomato base and daikon. We asked our waitress about the dish and was not very helpful. Not sure if I will go back.

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The tofu is amazing!

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is great here

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OT
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is always yummy. A good go to place for a casual dining with friends. Thumbs up!

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AD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

It took 20 mins for us to be seated even with our reservation

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always consistent and tasty. The team took an original 2 person reservation and accommodated 6 on a short notice.

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The mains came out kinda slow. And on the mains, not too much meat (example the bulgogi only had a small scoop size of beef). The spin tofu literally only had one bite of beef and a lot of green onions.

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PM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is very good. I wish they served tea as it was exactly what I wanted after the bibimbap. Atmosphere is really nice - though once it gets full it's a little loud and close quarters. But overall it's a great restaurant with high quality and tasty food - one of the best in the neighborhood.

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DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend had never eaten Korean food and enjoyed her meal so much she is planning to return! Thanks for a lovely evening. We ended up eating at the bar because our table wasn’t ready, but all in all a delightful evening.

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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I was so excited to try this place after it being enthusiastically recommended to me, but the food was just....fine. Inoffensive. And for a soup, a bowl of rice + sashimi, and one shared appetizer I was pretty surprised by a $60+ bill (yes, even accustomed to Manhattan restaurant prices, this was still pretty surprising for what wit was we received, especially off a lunch menu).

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JD
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service at the door and bar we're great. We we're disappointed in the following service at the table, not a single smile and seemed annoyed when we had questions. Made us actually uncomfortable. Then when the check came, gratuity was included for our party of 6. Guess that's why she didn't care if we enjoyed ourselves or not. Food was good, but the experience....

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

Excellent and tasty food. Amazing place.
Too bad for the noise though. Impossible to have a conversation with my friend ! Really spoilt the dinner.

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