About Bann Restaurant

From the same team that brought you Woo Lae Oak in Soho & Los Angeles, Bann is a unique, interactive dining experience featuring authentic Korean cuisine with a modern flair.

Unleash your inner chef at Bann and add an element of sizzle to your next evening out! Choose from a variety of authentic Korean barbecues prepared in our signature marinade, including beef short rib and thinly sliced rib eye, all cooked to perfection at your own smokeless tabletop grill. Or dine on traditional favorites like the black cod simmered in a spicy garlic soy reduction. For the adventurous diner, Bann creates a sharing & tasting experience to take you and your companions on a culinary tour of Korea.

350 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Korean, Asian, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Sunday- Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm- 10:30pm
(Lunch Monday-Friday 12:00-3:00pm)

Cross Street:
8th & 9th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 582-4446

Website:
http://bannrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Bann can deliver your next event, either at your home or office. Email jchoi@bannrestaurant.com for more details & corporate discount rates.

Parking Details:
Outdoor & indoor parking available on 50th street

Public Transit:
1 to 50th street, C E to 50th street, R to 49th street

Private Party Facilities:
Bann can provide numerous options for private events for small & large parties. The separated lounge & dining area make it an ideal setting for cocktail receptions as well as formal dinners.

Bann's location in Midtown makes it a convenient space for hosting corporate parties.

Private Party Contact:
Julie Choi: (212) 582-4446

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in private events ranging from small group dinners to sit down formal dining. Whatever your event we look forward to working with you to create a successful and memorable occasion. For spacing options please contact the restaurant.

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Bann Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (20)
Good for Groups (18)
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Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Good for a Date (12)
Authentic (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Healthy (10)
Spicy (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Very flavorful food! Fast friendly service! Open grill at the table was a fun way to BBQ your steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon and veggies. Very tasty and plenty of food! Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The filet was incredible and the japchae is the best I ever had

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very nice and cozy restaurant . Service was good and attentive . The food arrived in a timely manner and was served hot and delicious. The noise level was ambient and not distracting if you wanted to carry on a conversation. Overall a very nice, relaxing time. I would definitely recommend this place to others and would come again.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Bann was fantastic. this is the second time I've been and I love the food every single time!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good Korean food, but not great. Nice ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommed it. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was Amazing and Portion was well worth the price. The waiter was okay wish he would have been more at tentative.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We visited there at lunch time. The restaurant was packed with customers at every table around 12:30-13:00, but it was not noisy. The atmosphere was comfortable. The staffs were very nice, friendly and helpful. The interior was chic, the restroom was clean, and their food was also very nice.

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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Quick service. Excellent experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My fiancé and I went for a pre-theatre dinner and had a really good meal. We shared the beef tartare and the chicken steamed buns. The steamed buns were good but the tartare was a little lacking. It still got finished but I would skip it next time. For entrees we got the Bokkum Bop and the Bann Gooksu and both were really good. The service was well paced and speedy enough for pre-theatre. We would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoyed the quality and interactive experience . Wait staff was on point. We will def go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had to wait regardless of reservation. Soju was 20 bucks a bottle, where it’s 1 dollar in Korea and maybe 10 in equivalent restaurants

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is excellent and service is great! Recommend the Bulgogi

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was from the freezer aisle.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I'm not a connoisseur of Korean food, but I enjoyed what we ate, the portions were generous, grilling your own food is always fun (especially for city-dwellers without backyard grills), and the wait staff were truly excellent -- friendly, helpful, prompt.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The lychee martinis are a MUST. Our food was even better than the martinis. Everything was fresh and made perfectly. The desserts were definitely the cherry on top on ending a lovely evening.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very overpriced

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We came here from dinner Saturday night with an OpenTable RSVP for 8:00pm. The table wasn't ready for another 30mins, but the hostess felt so bad for it that we got a free appetizer and dessert with our meal. We weren't in a rush, so the extra time at the bar wasn't a hassle or anything. The bartender was also quite nice. The food was delicious and tasted authentic. The restaurant is quite large, so there were quite a few groups there. We had very attentive service. Overall a great experience, even with the extra wait. We'll definitely go back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Meh. Fairly good food, disappointing level of service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always love Bann. Great fresh selections either off the menu or grill yourself. Delicious and fresh. Good size portions for the price. Also nice for treating a visitor to a special dinner out.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Cooking in the bbq is fun!
3 people ate the meal that says it’s for 4-6 people, so make sure you order extra or you will leave hungry.
Sake is expensive but delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Loved the Korean BBQ. And the desserts were a hit too. Would like a few more sides but overall a good place to eat in the city.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had NYE dinner at Bann on December 31, 2017. Overall, the food was good and delicious except the waiter misheard what I ordered and brought me other meal, which I thought the one I ordered. However, the waiter fixed the issue easily. I highly reccomend the place to others.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very fun to go to with a group. Food is delicious!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed our meal very much prior to attending a play close by. Food was very good and the wait staff very attentive.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

there are three words that can express this “bann”. they are “good,” “better,” and the “best.” the taste was really great and their service was excellent

반 레스토랑을 표현할 수 있는 단어는 3개가 있어요 좋고 더 좋고 그리고 최고라는 거죠. 진짜 맛있게 먹었고 서비스도 좋습니다^^

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Bann was so wonderful! We had the glass noodle appetizer, mushroom bbq, and tofu main dish. 3 of us shared it and it was all delicious and enough for us all. It was also fun to cook the mushrooms ourselves. The staff was so friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back the next time we are in nyc! Also, we were 15 minutes late for our reservation but they held it and let us know it was no problem

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I picked Bann a bit randomly after our plans for a different Korean restaurant fell through; only when I arrived did I realize I've walked by it many times while passing through Worldwide Plaza. The food was delicious--we had several appetizers (steamed buns were a standout), bibimbap and kalbi. They also have a fun cocktail list. Prices are a bit high--the dishes aren't super-elevated, but you're looking at $20-25 for an entree--but portions are generous.

The service was friendly and attentive but not pushy...we lingered at our table long enough for me to feel a bit guilty, but not once did the staff make us feel at all rushed. This section of midtown can be a bit of a restaurant desert, so this is a nice spot when you want something better than a pub but not a hotel restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, but a very crowded table situation. Because the tables have barbeque pits in them they can't be moved around. We had 5 people squeezed into a table meant for 4 with no possible way to shift the table to make more space for the chair at the end. We are also used to spicier korean food, but maybe you have to ask for it to be regular spice? This was our second time there. The time before was before the theater, and very comfortable. This time was for dinner and was more crowded then we were hoping for. But that is NY! next time we will go earlier, we do love it there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice meal and excellent circumstance!!! Experience fantastic quisine~!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Terrible food....near to nothing side dishes. Side dishes are what Korean food is all about. Slow service....had to ask for water numerous times. Had to ask for bowls and spoons. We ordered soup. The only good thing is they take reservations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Bann is perfect for people who want to try Korean food with some twists. We recently visited with my mother-in-law who is visiting from Seoul, Korea, as well as my son who was in town from Fort Bliss, Texas.

A few highs - The Pork Belly Bun (awesome), the Glass Noodle Appetizer (The best according to my wife), Chicken Wings and the Bulgogi. What I really liked about the Bulgogi was that it was served on a heated plate so the last bite was a good as the first. And having eaten this dish in many places (including Korea), Bann did it justice.

Atmosphere was casual, but warm. And the location near the theater district was ideal.

Highly recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food - different choices

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food, great service. Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was amazing. Staff was super friendly. Went with my husband and 2 boys ages 13 and 10. We all loved it. The BBQ was spectacular. Appetizers were amazing and desserts to die for. Thanks for a great dinner!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great Korean barbecue! Both food and service were excellent. Try the banana dessert!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great meal with excellent service. Lots of fun for the entire family.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very quick and attentive service. The food was hot, delicious, and the portions were large enough to share and still leave the table full.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

came here for dinner-- food was excellent and the presentation was beautiful--everything we ordered was extremely tasty. But but we did not realize how big the appetizers were (wish waiter would have warned us). Would definitely come back again--but would only order 1 appetizer for 2 people if you are planning on ordering main meal as well.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Tapas, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great meal. Quality of the meat was excellent (we had the bulgogi and kalbi) and the portions were very large.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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