OIJI

4.9
653 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
We are a Korean restaurant located in East Village serving small shareable plates. Come and enjoy our refined Korean cuisine with traditional flavors.

The dining area is a total of 38 seats including the Bar, Communal Table, and Banquette Tables. Based on availability, reservations may be booked at the Communal Table.

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vipDowntownDatePlace
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, very good service, great outdoor set up, will go back for a special occasion!

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RachelC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent- carefully, delicately crafted food, beverages, and service. We so appreciated the lengths taken for Covid safety on top of everything else. We highly recommend OIJI

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viptutolahrssen
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Totally unexpected this experience was a total surprise! Best of NYC restaurants if you ask me!

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HubertE
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine Korean inspired cuisine. An amazing food experience that I didn't expected. The cocktail are as good as the food. Definitely recommend

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vipPaulC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since the beginning of the pandemic. A few additions to the menu to keep things interesting. As always the execution of the dishes was perfect. The oxtail in substantial broth was done to perfection as the meat fell off the bone easily, even using chop sticks. The thinly sliced Wagu beef, prepared at table with a blow torch, is a new addition that is well worth trying and that I look forward to having again. As always the mushroom salad is a delight as the crunchy salad and outer part of the mushrooms combines with the still soft interiors of the mushrooms all dressed in a classic tangy Korean salad dressing. The surprise of the night was a two lamb chops, very pink and yet tender served with yoghurt wasabi mustard and kimchee. The service was wonderful as I remembered and the (hopefully) late-pandemic crowd of young people gave this older New Yorker a sense of hope for the city and its restaurants. - And yes, do try to keep room for the ice cream and chili honey chips. It's been a tough year. You deserve it.

I am so grateful to the staff, management and owners (and maybe even the landlord) that this restaurant has survived.

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skyzdream
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The outdoor space was warm and inviting and the our server Maxine was a delight!

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Tahini
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food tasted so good. I recommend oiji bowl and seafood broth. My husband likes fried chicken most. A little pricey for the amount of food but worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in one of the makeshift private wooden rooms. From the start, the service was amazing. The food that followed was creative and phenomenal. This is my new favorite Korean restaurant. Will definitely be back ❤️! The cauliflower appetizer & sweet shrimp with uni appetizers were heavenly! It was slightly pricy but worth the spurge!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely divine. Every single dish came out better than before and it started off absolutely incredible with the Korean cauliflower.

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HeikoS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place!!!
Great food!!!
Great service!!!
Definitely a recommendation

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LeslyG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing restaurant as usual, one of my favorite place, delicate and delicous food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so great! Private out door booths!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals of my life! Cannot wait to return. I wish them all the success. -Maison Sun

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reball4
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great evening from start (cocktails) to end. We sat outside in a very private booth that felt 100% safe. Service was friendly, helpful, efficient, and the food looked -- and tasted -- fabulous. Don't miss out on the cauliflower; it's a revelation -- coated, fried, set on a honeyed Greek yogurt base and decorated with tasty mustard flowers. The memory makes me want another immediately.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated daughter’s 18th and she loved everything. We all loved everything. It was as beautiful as it was delicious. At first glance, we didn’t want to touch the dishes because they were so pretty but as soon as spoon/fork/chopstick touched them, it was a free-for-all. Everything was that good. We ordered a lot for our group of four (multiples of some) but there wasn’t a bite left anywhere. Not a garnish, a radish or an edible flower to be seen. Highly recommend...for a special occasion, a date or just by yourself. But try not to go alone. You can’t order as much as you like.

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DannyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is good but pricy overall. Left hungry. For the price I think we could’ve been to a nicer place. Drink was average and nothing special.

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shannonk
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, safe distance between tables

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JohnnyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service was amazing. Each dish was very well made and I could tell lots of thoughts and dedication was put into each dish.

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Caitlin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING. Service was very attentive and helpful with ordering. The outdoor seating is adorable. Overall, had a great experience and will go again.

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JingjinW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A little expensive and the Korean traditional theme was not quite distinguished

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Kelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my partner here for his birthday celebration, we were blown away by all of the dishes we ordered. So delicious and love the more casual atmosphere even though the food is a quality level of fancy prix fixe meals. Will definitely be coming back!

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ChrisQ
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food as usual. We came back for amazing mushroom salad n the scallop and the fried chicken. lOVE EVERY DISHES.

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SonnyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never mentioned it, but we went for our anniversary. It’s our second time and it was just as special as the first. We loved the kind service and excitement behind the food from staff that we couldn’t help but feel the same. The food speaks for itself. It was delicious and we talk about it between us all the time and suggest Oiji to friends. Can’t wait for the next time we can pop in!

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EmilyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining setup, felt super safe and comfortable the whole time. Amazing food

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vipwindy
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Contemporary Korean cuisine EVER!!! Loved all the dishes...especially the oxtail and duck. Definitely going back to try other dishes on the menu!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and safe, warm private outdoor dining experience. Friendly service.

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NathalieE
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything was perfect! The food was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dessert is a must!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on Valentine’s Day for dinner and enjoyed the service and exceptional food. I would definitely come back and try out their regular menu

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vipValentines234
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a prefixed valentine's dinner menu. Everything was great from the appetizer to dessert. Our favorite was oiji bowl. Wish they had a small portion al la carte menu for kids though.
Will definitely visit again!

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Barraca
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Really great date night spot

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vipZach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very safety-conscious. Will definitely be going back!

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vipSusanD
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our friend’s bday and we could not have chosen a better restaurant to celebrate! We had our own private space with ventilator, the staff was incredible accommodating and made great recommendations! We enjoyed all the plates we ordered... and the evening was so incredibly special (Covid could not damper our spirits)!!

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Cookie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most incredible meal of my life. Lovely service, creative food, wonderful atmosphere. Dining doesn't get better than this.

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brunchqueenlily
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great, the food is great and the atmosphere was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. The truffle seafood broth and wagyu beef were our favorites. The small rooms they have built kept us warm on one of the coldest nights of the year. The plexiglass started to break a bit from the high winds but they were very apologetic about it and did their best to fix it right away. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who misses going out for a nice dinner.

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Moovieluvr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

So impressed with their private cabins. They've gone out of their way to address protocols while creating an intimate setting. It's why we decided to go and we weren't disappointed. And of course, the food is beautifully plated and amazing flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Its a great modern Korean restaurant. Some of the dishes were a little sweet for me, but that might be because 1.its modern Korean, and 2. Im Korean, so Im less used to that. I’d like to visit again, love the cute individual booths — very private and I live close by. Im glad that I found a nice Korean restaurant near my place!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable! The food was incredible, highly recommend for a romantic date especially those Covid conscious given the individual enclosed tables and incredible job the teams do cleaning between tables!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is perfection. It is better than most of the Mich Star and James Beard spots in town. And their private outdoor heated cabins are ideal for a hungry, group of friends :)

FAQs

OIJI is rated 4.9 stars by 653 OpenTable diners.

OIJI does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/oiji-new-york/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.