Hanjan

4.6
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405 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 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
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, excellently prepared. Good waitstaff. Beautiful, interesting space to dine in. Great bar with speedy bartender.

B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Has not lost a step and the food was as wonderful as ever. Sashimi appetizer is not to be missed (and helps keep the meal a little bit light)

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall good. However, the food was far too salty.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

service is toorushed, they tried toget us out fast and refused to offer tea

s
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good food/good value/wonderful experience and now consider the restaurant among our favorites.

CY
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Foodie Must!

Our second time dining at Hanjan and it totally holds up. In fact, we loved it even more, if that's possible.

Located in NoMad, this is a very trendy and innovative Korean restaurant with emphasis on trendy. As a non-Korean, it's easy to find amazing dishes to enjoy, starting with their incredible Wings. Wow. I really mean, WOW. For dinner, I had Wagyu Short Rib. Extremely tasty. My wife, who is Korean had a Spicy Noodles in Seafood Broth, which she claims is the best she's had outside of Seoul.

The atmosphere is as unique as the food in a very cozy space with very trendy decor. Service is also amazing. Hard to find a single fault in Hanjan. Highly recommend to any and all, even if you've never tried Korean food, you'll love it.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best places to get really good korean good.

a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not sure what to expect we found a delicious restaurant with welcoming and well trained staff who encouraged us through a menu the was at first quite new to us, but, in a short while, felt like home cooking with the staff's guidance. Great flavors. Interesting depths of spicing. And fun. We will be back soon. Kimchee pancakes, WOW.

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was super oily and portions are small. I called to ask if they do anything special for birthdays and the person on the phone said “No, you come, you eat, you leave” which I thought was such a strange response. Food is ok but nothing to rave about

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

My party was there at the time of our reservation, however the hostess ignored us. Once she finally got to us it was 15 mins past our reservation and she said we were too late for our reservation and gave our table away!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Excellent atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tolles Essen, nette aber schnelle Kellner, etwas laut.

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pickled daikon especially good. Yellow sashimi excellently spiced.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good and amazing service

MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love David & his team!

i
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service2ambience4

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
Overall2food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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