OIJI

4.9
676 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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mugel
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant, nice cooking with a pleasant atmosphere and kind service. No surprises since 3 years. It is always a pleasure to go.

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unlike the food at any other restaurant. The freshness and quality set a very high bar. Not only are the dishes inventive, they actually work! The service is friendly and relaxed but highly efficient. This is one of our go-to restaurants and we are never disappointed, always thrilled.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food but charged more than what I wrote for the tip.

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JessicaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Absolutely loved the outdoor private booths. Will definitely be back again!

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BMat
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing. The staff was attentive and able to customize our requests.
There was a 2 hour limit which is plenty of time. However, I would have loved to relax a bit more with drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as usual. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! The food, the service, the ambiance, the consideration that we’re still in a pandemic were all incredible! We ordered too much food but basically finished it all. I’m not complaining because it was so good!

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vipFionaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fresh, vibrant and indulgent food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so glad I booked this spot, in town and met up w my favorite couple, the usual menu and specials were solid, HIGHLY recommend -- and the service is not suffering due to understaffing, like a lot of places. 10/10 would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single meal I ate at oiji was outstanding. So flavorful and creative. I will definitely go back again.

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Jake
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good at what they do. Atmosphere was pleasant and I would happily return.

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vipDowntownDatePlace
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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
New York Area
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
4 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
New York Area
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
3 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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OIJI is rated 4.9 stars by 676 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.