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Antoya (fka Samwon Garden), New York, NY

Antoya (fka Samwon Garden)

4.4
4.4
440 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Barbecue, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 3:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:30 am Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 695-3131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Park

  • Private party facilities

    If you're interested in doing a private dining experience or a corporate event at Samwon Garden, Please contact our VIP host at star@samwongardenbbq.com

  • Neighborhood

    NoMad

  • Cross street

    Between 5th Ave and Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Take the N, R, Q, B, D, F, M to Herald Square 34th Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 440 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. NM

    NateM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is hands down the best Korean bbq experience I’ve ever had. Everything was so fresh and the table chef was stoic and efficient. Couldn’t recommend more, definitely make a reservation place is packed from about 5pm-9:30pm
  2. S

    Samanthap

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was excellent.
  3. K

    faridaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    very good service and food. highly recommend it. great for big parties
  4. CS

    CynS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Will never visit this place again,foods are over all over priced. We were there less in an hour and they already start to rush us out!
  5. RR

    RocknRollRibshack

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 of us. 2 beef dishes on the BBQ and the Napa Valley Cab Sav 5/5 for all of it. I spent 3 years in Korea, this was very very authentic
  6. J

    Jose

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Wish the side dishes were better. Other Korean BBQ restaurant offer better side dishes.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was amazing. Steak bbq awesome. But after spending over 100 dollars for bbq to be charged extra for lettuce leaves was just annoying.
  8. LT

    LovesToEat

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Would recommend to everyone!
  9. K

    Kathleen

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Very quick dinner, in and out in an hour. They take your order and immediately start cooking it I give a low rating because there is no interaction with the servers. They don’t tell you what they’re putting on the table or make recommendations for eating the side dishes. The food was good but I wouldn’t go again
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Really loud but not terrible. We were sat 15 min after our reservation time, and the hostess did not speak to us at all when she sat us down she just grabbed menus and walked off. it was weird. Then the people that were supposed to make the food for us didn’t say anything about it, and we ended up cooking ourselves because nobody said anything and then they let us.
  11. EM

    ExertierM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food are so good, but service is disorganised. The restaurant is very loudly
  12. SB

    SocialButterfly

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Given the notice regarding timed dining limited to 75minutes for 2, they sat us at a table before the reserved time and pleasantly, there was no hurrying at all. Food was delicious! We shared mushroom japchae and seafood scallion pancake as appetisers. Japchae was very flavorful and moist than you’d get at other Korean restaurants and the pancakes were perfectly crisp! For entree, we had two kinds of marinated meats (one traditional boneless kalbi and the other cubed) over the grill. Also the banchan side dishes were generously plentiful. Our server Victor was very attentive and grilled the meats to perfection! We’d definitely return again.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Gill was so dity that we asked to change it. and I cooked my self
  14. JT

    JesusT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and a Great place with a Nice staff in a Nice setting
  15. LM

    LyraM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish--the appetizers, entrees and the cocktails--the entire dining experience was amazing. The BEST Korean BBQ out there. Highly recommend this place.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and experience! We will be back.
  17. l

    luisc

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great introduction to Korean BBQ
  18. J

    Jade

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously amazing Korean BBQ, the only thing is I feel it's pretty expensive for the amount you get. But split between friends it's not too bad. Will be back!
  19. N

    Naiomi

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Very disappointing for a Korean restaurant in New York’s Korea town. One of our dishes was forgotten so it can out at the end and even the panchons were subpar. We had a guest in our group that we were so excited to introduce Korean food to and she was not impressed at all.
  20. W

    Willy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Not the same as it used to be. Not enough food for the price. Limited sides. No Bulgogi.
  21. n

    nnpptt

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall, everything was fine. But one of the cuts of beef was downright tough. Took forever to chew and it was really surprising. We were disappointed.
  22. T

    Teva

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Pricey for rather small portions, better KBBQ spots around the area. Wouldn’t return.
  23. CK

    CassieK

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service and all of the dishes we ordered were really good! I will be back for sure!
  24. t

    travelingfoodienyc

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Antoya is highly rated by many reviewers, and I can see why. The food quality in particular stood out for me. However, as a Korean bbq lover for over 30 years, I felt that the Korean flavors seem to be watered down for American tastes, which will work for most people. The service team was overworked and inexperienced, which is a sign of the times, but when I am paying higher prices than I would at other Korean restaurants, I expect better service. We never got our rice and had to keep reminding them to give us glasses to drink the soju. Everything felt rushed and we had to keep following up with them which made for an unenjoyable experience. The ambiance is a little dark and dungeon-ish inside and packed with people trying to get in at the entrance. The bar seemed impossible to use. Overall, I found it to be over-rated, over-hyped, excessively pricey for average service and inferior tasting, but good quality, food.
  25. H

    Henriv

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The place is popular on a Saturday and you find out. They rush you through dinner, serving appetizers at the same time as a main course! And if you really enjoy more genuine Korean food you can better go somewhere else. The most amazing thing is that if you have a barbeque, they will only bring you one salad leave per person. When you ask for more you will be charged for more salad leaves! If I tell my Korean friends this they will be really astonished about this greedy way of charging! Also they state they are vegetarian friendly.... Well if you are a vegetarian, your choices are VERY limited to appetizers only
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The frontdesk didn't let us in!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful date night restaurant for two young parents :)
  28. PP

    ParisPoodle

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good. I do wish though the servers didn’t stick their thumbs into the food when carrying the dishes. Just feels a tad unsanitary as well as unappetizing.
  29. ES

    EmilyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so good and great servers 🤩
  30. S

    Scott

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Very poor service, we had to find servers to ask for additional beverages. Nobody ever checked in on us after the food dropped.
  31. RW

    RayW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great solid choice. The korean barbecue beef are fantastic. My wife and I come here several times a year whenever we go to Madison Square Garden for an event.
  32. HJ

    HerwigJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Extremely rushed service, we were out in 35 minutes ! At $ 100 pp … Very loud , I could hardly understand my partner
  33. M

    Mangia

    Caribbean

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location close to Macy’s and Penn Station
  34. MM

    MaddieMei

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality meat. They cook for you (perfectly cook). Everyone was super nice and the food was delicious.
  35. k

    kadidja

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    When we first got there the greeting was great but the food and service was ok. The food was bland no taste and expensive for no reason. The portion is small and they were rushing us, I wanted to try Korean bbq and I did but the food was not really good. The staff was nice but they like to rush people.
  36. TB

    ThatBoatlife

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always great here. It gets hot if you get the BBQ but all worth it with the food.
  37. GD

    GinaD

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a Fun and convenient place to go to for a concert or event at Madison Square Garden. The staff is so friendly and informative
  38. S

    Smilingsarai

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my sister’s birthday with some Korean BBQ! Our server at table B5 on Sunday 09/04/22 was absolutely wonderful. She was fun and engaging. We talked about music and our love of food. She gave great suggestions and cooked our beef to perfection. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS!! I wanted to finish every single bite. We ordered Bulgogi, Kimchi Jigae, Egg soufflé with cheese, and beef to grill. My favorite was the meat and stew! So good. I highly recommend this restaurant and plan on returning every time I’m in NYC!!
  39. r

    rick

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Felt like we were rushed; wanted us in and out as soon as possible. After first drink never offered a second. Music way too loud, servers were kind but never came around. Totally different experience from the first time we were there pre-COVID.
  40. H

    Hampsteadfoodie7

    Dunbartonshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The beef was so yummy and all of the accompaniments and sides we ordered were tasty!

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 440 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Google Map for Antoya (fka Samwon Garden)

37 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th Ave and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    NoMad

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 3:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:30 am Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Barbecue, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Take the N, R, Q, B, D, F, M to Herald Square 34th Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Park

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 695-3131

  • Private party facilities

    If you're interested in doing a private dining experience or a corporate event at Samwon Garden, Please contact our VIP host at star@samwongardenbbq.com

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