Antoya (fka Samwon Garden)

4.4
243 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
Antoya is one of the oldest Korean BBQ restaurants in South Korea. We have been established as a barbecue house since 1976 and have kept our traditions for over 42 years.

Our barbecue & Korean Food recipes have been passed down from one generation to another to bring a traditional & quality Korean dining experience. We only use the highest quality of ingredients & authentic Samwon Garden recipes.

Experience one of South Korea’s best traditional Korean BBQ’s at Antoya.
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DeeTee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to a restaurant like this before. The waitress was so helpful. She helped us cooked the steak on the burner. She explained everything to us and helped us order. The food was great. The steak was delicious. Would definitely go again!

EB
EricB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed great pork belly, beef assortment and kimchee soup. Fantastic.

CM
CarleenM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the food was really good but it was very noisy which is usual in a Korean BBQ resto. Its a little pricey. too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome

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vipGaryL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, strong cocktails, and the food is incredible. Hit on all cylinders- go,,, you won't be disappointed. The meats are fresh and everything is cooked to perfection. Absolutely going back!

NJ
NJFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is decent, but it was unappetizing because the place felt dirty. It really needs a paint job. The stains on the walls made everything seem dirty.

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RaquelV
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We came all the way from Aruba to experience and asian bbq. My friend is obsessed with Asians so this bbq was perfect, the service was great ,even though the restaurant was packed. It was a very busy night, the food was 10/10 .
Can’t wait to visit this restaurant again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was for a birthday and we had a great time. Good quality meat!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I don’t like when the place rushes me to eat fast. plus smells smoke.

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FatBoy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food, but a bit crowded for the times

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food was delicious and the restaurant itself was beautiful, would go a million times again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food! Highly recommend the Waygu. Affordable if you don’t get Waygu. Soju selection is awesome!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Forgot to bring the rice and spoons. Not prompt to refill the water

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat Korean BBQ in NYC

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Alicia
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiteess’ were very attentive and professional. They explained the menu well & gave suggestions based on what we liked. The food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Some of the worst service I’ve ever experienced. Among other things: a forgotten drink order - multiple times (we ultimately never got our drinks); a forgetful yet vehemently unapologetic waiter; and crucial parts of the meal missing (e.g., vinegar and mustard with cold buckwheat noodles). Food was generally fine (but for the egg shells in the steamed egg).

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolute k bbq experience 😍

ER
EllaR
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe was amazing! Food 10/10

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They really pay attention to the clients and friendly

SJ
ShawnJ
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good and the service was excellent. There was no wait time once we walked in we where seat immediately.

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Jake
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was quick, attentive, and fun. The food was delicious. Menu is a little limited.

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LuisC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

It was a rush to serve the food and kick us out... not recommended at all

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rsunshine
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent barbeque and and overall high quality. only complaint is the front desk where the hostess is rude upon check-in. She's more interested in answering the phone than actually acknowledging your existence.

JR
JamieR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great KBBQ. Quality meats. Just definitely way overpriced compared to other delicious KBBQ restaurants

JL
JasonL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt and courteous service. The food was delicious, especially the Antoya Galbi. Very tender and juicy with a great marinade.

JL
JeeL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pricey, loud. Our waitress was too busy so asked another server to get us a fork but was ignored. Had to wait for our server to come back to get a fork. The food is ok but not necessarily impressive. Don't think we will go back.

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InSearch
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent food, decent service.

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vipCesar
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is really good. Enjoyed the bbq and soup. Getting in is a circus though, even with a reservation. The experience of checking in trampled by a 100 people made me to try other Korean restaurants, which I don’t regret.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We had a 5 pm reservation and arrived at 445. We were seated right away and then waited a long time until anyone came to take our order. Upon ordering drinks we were told the bartender had stepped out and would be back in 20 minutes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot wait to go back. Everything was delicious.

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CindyT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and atmosphere was great, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Very noisy and Smoky - you ll smell BBQ after you leave the place .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Highly recommend!

JC
JordonC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing, the ambience incredible!! Over all 10/10 and would definitely recommend.

BW
vipBryantW
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The quality of the meat deserves the only credit. Arriving on time with the advanced reservation was restricted to finish within one hour time period is not acceptable. Either including the time limits on the reservation platform, otherwise I do not see why should people make reservations anymore.

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JacquelynA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

On a busy night it's pretty crowded. You're very close to other tables and you can't really hear the people at your table. The food is tasty but I was not too happy about the portions. We couldn't cook the food ourselves either but it makes sense because they are trying to get people in and out as quickly as possible. The crowd was insane.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation and were supposed to be there by 4:30 but I had to call them saying we were running late because of traffic they said it was fine our table was gonna be ready by then. We showed up and them made us wait 55 minutes to get us sat. The taller hostess was pretty nasty when we asked he if we were going to get our table. Food was alright nothing outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a decent experience. The meat is tender and servers are kind.

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rach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I've been here a few times and I've always enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. My most recent visit however was a bit disappointing. I'd picked here for my birthday and have a friend who was a gluten sensitivity. They'd checked online and seen gluten free options, and on the menu on the outside of the building, there were also gluten free options. When we sat down, those options weren't on the menu and we were told they were only on the lunch menu and could not be made for dinner. Nothing on the menu could be made gluten free except for the barbecue meats which were in the $45 range. We ended up going elsewhere, and while it all worked out it was disappointing that they were unable to make an accommodation for such a common allergy.

FAQs

Antoya (fka Samwon Garden) does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Antoya (fka Samwon Garden) also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 695-3131.

Antoya (fka Samwon Garden) is rated 4.4 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

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.