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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.
3rd & 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Asian, Contemporary Korean, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
Thursday: 6:00pm - 3:00am
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 4:00am
Between 5th Ave. and Broadway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
34 St. - Herald Sq (B, D, F, M, N, Q, R) 28 St. (N, R) 33 St. (4, 6, 6X)
Chef Jake Le Cordon Bleu 1995 France
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
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.
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.
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.
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???
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
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.
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