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About Maru Karaoke Lounge

Maru Karaoke Lounge is an intimate friendly venue located in the heart of Midtown’s Korea Town. Maru is a classy modern bi-level lounge with over 6,000 sq ft of sophisticated décor to sing and dance the night away. 6 private karaoke rooms are equipped with the latest music in order to enrich your singing experience. Refined elegance comes in subtle luxuries; a glass walled interior space, LED lit tables, concrete accents, classic cocktails, an extensive bottle list, seasonally inspired small plates and informed and welcoming service.

11 W 32nd Street
3rd & 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Korean, Contemporary Korean, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:
Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
Thursday: 6:00pm - 3:00am
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 4:00am

Cross Street:
Between 5th Ave. and Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 273-3413

Website:
http://www.marukaraokelounge.com/

Entertainment:
Situated in the middle of Korea Town, Maru Karaoke Lounge boasts the largest selection of songs in the area. The flickering candles, LED lights, and concrete walls are certainly a contrast to your average sing-along box. Also, the 50,000-plus video karaoke system gives your iPod a run for its money

Public Transit:
34 St. - Herald Sq (B, D, F, M, N, Q, R) 28 St. (N, R) 33 St. (4, 6, 6X)

Executive Chef:
Chef Jake Le Cordon Bleu 1995 France

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Maru Karaoke Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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3.3

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3.3

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4.0

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3.3

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Energetic

76% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was excited to spend my 23rd birthday at Maru but unfortunately it wasn’t what I expected. The food was good, but they told us they served dinner until 3am which really they only served sushi and fried food like appetizers. We ordered our food and they brought us the check right away , before our food even came. They thought we were going to run out or something which would have been impossible seeing they’re on the 3rd floor! We all received our food and there was no silverware. We had to ask for forks and they told us “they were being cleaned”. My mom took her food home because of got so cold waiting on a fork and when we got home we realized they didn’t pack the mash potatoes or broccoli that came with the food. We were furious seeing it was a 22$ plate. When they brought my cake out they left it in the box , didn’t bother to take it out. Long story short , don’t go here if your not Korean because they will treat you different !!! The food was great and the place was pretty but horrible service!!!!!

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The host and staff could do better at guiding first time guest. For example order bar food only because they don't do take out and that's the better food choice. The ladies room could use a bit of tlc as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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food3
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Such a great place for karaoke! And the sushi was incredibly Great! The calamari too!

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food5
ambience5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Made a reservation for 6pm for dinner based on positive reviews on Open Table. Got there a little early but couldn't find the entrance. It turns out it is in an office building and you have to take this shady elevator up to the restaurant. When we finally got inside, we were the only people there. They had no record of our reservation and didn't seem ready for us. When we reviewed the menu, there was very little selection so we ended up leaving.
It did have interesting décor and private rooms for karaoke so is probably fun if you are going for karaoke but wouldn't plan on it for a relaxing dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Maru Lounge and their staff were great and vibrant as usual. My friends had a great time in our Karaoke room. The bouncer by the restrooms was a little excessive and honestly scary, but everything else about this place is superb.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2016

We had a lot of fun with the actual karaoke, but that's where the positives end. The service was rude and unhelpful. Waiters hardly spoke English. They didn't have many of the songs we searched for, and these were not obscure song choices! Also, the food and drinks in combination with the less-than-beautiful private room were not worth the $700 they charged for two hours!! They also failed to tell us that gratuity was going to be added on top of the already ridiculous price for the room. We wouldn't go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2015

The food was absolutely delicious! The ambience was friendly, fun and youthful. And the dance floor helped me to relieve a lot of stress.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2015

Well the occasion for my outing was my birthday. What caught my eye about this spot at first was its name Maru. It's MY childhood nickname that I still use today. It's originated from my family calling out my real name but in Spanish. I just had to look into it to see wast it was about. I'm glad we came here. I really enjoyed this place. We didn't rent a room which we will do next time just for the experience. We had a table. Good environment good location. Our host was kind, very attentive and courteous. We never waited long for our next drink or order of food which was all good for bar food, our choice. We especially loved their buffalo wings. Most of us enjoyed their appletinis. I will definitely recommend this place to other people.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2014

Made reservations to watch the Korea vs Russia World Cup game a week in advance. Got an email from OpenTable confirming my reservation so I thought things were fine.

I find out an hour before the game starts that they DO NOT HONOR reservations for special events. Nowhere on their site or their event poster do they state this. Spoke to the manager for 20 min, where he said it was "impossible" to get a table, and there was nothing he could do. Offered me nothing in return except a table in a private room. If I wanted a private room to watch a soccer game, I would have stayed home.

I emailed OpenTable about this (Incident: 140618-001130) and have yet to hear a response. What is the point???

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2014

I loved everything about this place but the service was terrible . The waitress never came over to check up or retake drink orders. I had to flag down someone everytime I needed something including the bill And then confronted about a tip when we clearly stated we reached no service

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I went to this venue on Valentine's day because I wanted to do something different instead of a quite scene so I figured that we should go somewhere fun and sexy and this venue did just that. however the food menu could be more broad it wasn't much to choose from. The food was disappointing and the drinks was weak.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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