Hanjan

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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 without 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.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Excellent atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very decent food and a unique ambience for a korean place. Will return!

OT
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the casual vibe matched with yummy dishes. Good for casual get together

F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered the yellow tail sashimi & pork rib rack. Tasted amazing!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tolles Essen, nette aber schnelle Kellner, etwas laut.

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

At 7:15pm a quite empty space couldn’t accommodate a small request of NOT sitting on a communal table but on the more comfortable 4 top on the left side . ( we have been many times and knew the difference)
“ No the tables are for twos only “ came the answer thru the manager . Are u sure I requested as u are so empty etc etc .
“ sorry NO came the answer “.
One understands there is a plan and settings for the night but u are here to take care of the customer and make the experience happen on all levels . The management failed to execute a simple requested and as such helped create a negative experience.
And guess what ? As we left they had sat two four tops against the wall during our meal !!!!

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

This used to be a quiet restaurant where one could have a conversation. Not this time!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and quick service. Had the best bibimbap I’ve ever had! Shishimi and rice cakes were to die for also.

B
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pickled daikon especially good. Yellow sashimi excellently spiced.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hanjan is an excellent Korean restaurant in a neighborhood that has many choices. The Bimbimbap is delicious and the ambience is very conducive to actual conversations. Highly recommend.

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so impressed by this place, from the drinks to the farmer’s meal to the food quality. The room is beautiful and friends from Sydney said it was the best meal of their NYC visit. Will be back for sure.

v
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Casual spot with great food perfect for sharing. Main complaint is that they didn't have any tea which is suspect for any Asian restaurant.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Liked the food, felt a bit rushed. Always love going here though.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It’s a little expensive compare what it is, like a kimchi stew is $26 but the foods are great!!!!

s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of both worlds. Rather it’s the authentic korean meal or menu enjoyed by all, hanjan’s meticulous attention to ingredients and cooking details keep me coming back.

p
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent Korean food prepared with care. The mukeunji kimchi jjigae is amazing. Can't wait for the next menu item that uses old kimchi.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in NYC! Strongly recommend for anyone looking for a filling Korean meal

MZ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant staff was welcoming, warm, positive and friendly - even at the late hour we dined. The restaurant itself is chic and inviting. We ordered edamame, dumplings, kimchi rice, wild yellowtail sashimi, and General Cho's chicken, and we are still talking about the food as the best meal we have had in a while. Kimchi rice is unique and really fulfilling - something I want to eat at every meal. Dumplings were perfection - all were uniformly crispy and sized and the tofu inside was a delicious taste and texture surprise. Sashimi was fresh and delightful with a little spice. We plan to return for these again and for more of the menu. A great place to entertain out of town guests!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great good and amazing service

MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very local, casual, low key place but excellent food.

CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love David & his team!

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

Fabulous food. First time, didn't disappoint. Wine was very good too.
All in great experience. I'll be back.

JT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Korean cuisine at it's best! I just returned from Seoul and if I closed my eyes, my taste buds told me I was still there!

n
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not bad, just not particularly interesting. The starters with raw fish and seaweed are better, cleaner to the palate. A lot of the main courses are just the usual flavors, too heavy on the sauces, too much sugar added to the sauces. Kind of overwhelming the palate for no good reason. Still not bad, just not exciting. That kind of heavy food that can be eaten every once in a while and then put aside for months.

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

I came here after seeing the Naengmyeon (cold noodle dish) being recommended online. Went above and beyond my expectations. The noodles were firm, the brisket was very flavorful, and my favorite was the pickled cucumber. All of these components matched so well with the unbelievably delicious and ice cold broth, it’s all you need on a hot nyc day :)

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

The spicy noodle broth was on point as usual. However, the half and half chicken wings left much to be desired. The flavor was not good and I felt like it is overpriced at $20 for only 6 wings.

EB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - even better than Danji - in a nicer, more spacious location. We all loved it!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food and nice ambiance. We didn’t like how the servers kept trying to clear dishes that we weren’t finished with. Regardless, I’d still go back for the food.

w
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Had high expectations given good reviews but food was just OK, or even subpar considering the premium price it charges compared to regular Ktown restaurants. Good thing we didn’t spend more money getting the restaurant week menu.

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

We love it, David and his crew are just awesome!

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Came here twice for lunch over Restaurant Week recently. For the appetizer, the first time I ordered the garlic fried chicken and 2nd time was the cured cod roe. For mains, I ordered the hot beef bibimbap both times. The fried chicken was overly sweet and coated with flour, I couldn't taste the chicken. Cod roe came out really fast, it tasted ok. I ordered the hot bibimbap the 2nd time hoping it was better but both tries were just mediocre. Not sure if the chef changed or it's a restaurant week menu but the food is definitely not as refined and good as before.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
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.

SL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very hip place for Korean food 👍

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. I wish we could have sampled everything on the menu. The staff was also outstanding. I will be back soon.

PB
Montreal
6 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.

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

Excellent food, caring service. Great bar.

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.

OT
New York Area
8 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!

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.

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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