Bann Restaurant

4.6
1249 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Pre/post Theatre
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.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Korean, Asian, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Sunday- Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm- 10:30pm
(Lunch Monday-Friday 12:00-3:00pm)
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Phone number
(212) 582-4446
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private party contact
Julie Choi: (212) 582-4446
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Catering
Bann can deliver your next event, either at your home or office. Email jchoi@bannrestaurant.com for more details & corporate discount rates.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th & 9th Ave
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Parking details
Outdoor & indoor parking available on 50th street
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Public transit
1 to 50th street, C E to 50th street, R to 49th street
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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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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
What 1249 People Are Saying
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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice meal and the service was excellent. Barbecue was excellent. The seafood soup was not as flavorful as we would have liked.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Korean BBQ restaurant in Manhattan especially before or after a Broadway show.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Fairly warn out neighborhood restaurant that is cheap and fair. Large portions of that is what you are looking for. The service is outstanding . A cheap place to go for a large meal.

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally came to NYC for good Korean BBQ, outside of K-town. It was a pretty awesome experience! The meat is delicious (esp the filet mignon and short ribs), they let you cook it yourself (sometimes for non-Korean speakers they just take over the BBQ part, which takes some of the fun out of it). Good amount of food, and not too overwhelming with the side dishes as well! Best part was the shaved snow dessert, which comes in a bowl completely made of ICE. It was amazing. The restaurant has plenty of space, is clean and well-decorated, and was generally just a great surprise find in the Midtown West area!

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j
New England
48 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Steamed buns, tempura, and bi bim bap all excellent.

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N
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So much fun. We grilled our fish and meat on the grill in the middle of the table. Ingrediants are excellent - so fresh and perfectly prepared. The waiter offered to grill the vegetables in the kitchen and that was very helpful. WE had such a wonderful time and dinner - loved it all.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

For a Korean restaurant that cook BBQ on your table, they somehow decided not turn on air conditioner in the middle of the summer and only left a small door open for fresh air. Dishes are on the higher side of Korean restaurants but services and banchan are not in line with that price. Dishes are OK, but both BBQ preset had salmon in it which feels weird for Korean BBQ. We asked if we can replace salmon with something else but unfortunately the only option is to order separately if you don't like it.
Overall we had high hopes for this place, but it didn't come close to our expectation.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice looking restaurant in the north end of the theater district. Ate there Saturday nite. Not busy, but not empty. Has a bar, but liquor selection is limited, couldn't even offer a Bloody Mary. Good Korean Barbecue, but does not have a salad bar, just a few small table service items like a very small dish of Kimshi and a couple of pieces of lettuce, to make what they refer to as lettuce wrap, but actually just a small piece of lettuce and a piece of carrot, far from a conventional Chinese "lettuce wrap" Steak and tuna choices were tasty and marinated nicely, but portion was modest. Price for barbecue dinner and a saki for two with tax was about $80. Also had non-barbecue menu items, but didn't order. Also didn't order desert or other beverages.

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JW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A nice place to eat in midtown. No crazy expensive for the area. Had salmon and filet mignon, enjoyed it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect birthday dinner for a 12-yo boy and his friends.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Bann for my birthday with a friend. had the best experience, the food waa excellent, would definitely go back soon.

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RS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a large group that evening, 11 people. They were able to accommodate over three tables. Had a great time. The kimchi was outstanding!

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AS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A little more expensive than we were looking for, but it was worth the money. It was delicious and the servings were generous.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Korean BBQ with little grills in the tables. Wonderful filet mignon! Great service. Lots of food!

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R
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre and ingredients were nice t first class but it was pricey

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BC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love Korean food, from street on up.
This was probably our highest “level” of experience to date.
The restaurant is beautiful, the menu well sorted, and the service professional, yet unassuming.
We feasted and were not disappointed with the quality of ingredients, and the deliciousness.
This will be a new addition to favorite spots, our other in the neighborhood is Danji.
We like that the experience of both are different from each other.
Bann is great for a gang or for an intimate get together.

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a
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Needed something near the Theatre District for pre-Hamilton meal for 5, including two hearty-eating teenagers. We had 3 appetizers, and the large barbecue platter, and everything was very good, and plentiful. We all had fun cooking what we wanted on the grills, and the teenagers even opted for dessert!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great cocktails! Courteous, attentive waitstaff. I’ve been a fan of this place for years.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service (they kept filling my water glass) and great food (complete with gluten free option)! The portions were also solid, not too small.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great Korean Barbeque in a great location. Grill yourself or if you are in a rush, like us, let the kitchen do it!

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my 2nd time here and it did not disappoint! Very fun time cooking own food both with my 10 year son the first time and a group of mom friends the second. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely recommend and go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bann is one of greatest Korean restaurants in New York!

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BM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun cooking own food. Happy hour was great! Food has always been very good. I’ll be back

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, the service always great. We come here at least once or twice a month!

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took grandnephew (14) for first barbeque experience. He (and I ) loved it. He couldn't stop talking about how delicious the filet mignon was. I also was happy to find it so close to our hotel in Rock Center. Will return as soon as I visit NYC again.

Super service, friendly staff, lovely food.

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NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Band for dinner a few times before, but not for a few years. Lunch there did not disappoint. My friend and I shared a steamed beef bun appetizer, then she had the beef bibimbap, and I had a bento box with miso cod. The food was delicious and plentiful - we certainly did not need the appetizer. In fact, I ended up taking home the leftovers and having a full dinner the next evening. Our servers were very good and pleasant, and the atmosphere was perfect for catching up. My Korean mother, who is very picky about Korean restaurants, really likes Bann. I agree! I'll be back again sooner.

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and the service was very good. The Korean version of steak tartare was amazing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I’ve been here over a dozen times and everything on the menu is excellent - from the appetizers to dessert. Somewhat Westernized yet still authentic, if that makes sense.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at the restaurant and it was absolutely amazing. I got the filet mignon, shrimp, and assorted vegetable platter. I would suggest having the vegetables cooked before you get them and the meat was tender and very flavorful. The staff is also very polite and caring, always there when you need them. I'd definitely recommend this place to a friend and even come back here myself.

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PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, we had large table for 12 and had an amazing time.

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LW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for my uncle when he was in town. The reservation started at 4 and when more of their friends wanted to join, the restaurant allowed them to grow to a party of 9. Great service! It was everyone’s first time having Korean BBQ and they had a blast. Thanks Bann!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good portion size! Enjoyable experience

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was wonderful! Server was not very engaging but otherwise a great experience. Bussers were excellent; they were attentive, friendly, and made sure our table was always clean. I would definitely recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! We were visiting from out of town and heading to see Wicked afterwards. The meal was spectacular, memorable, and we will definitely be back when in the Theater District!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect spot for lunch before our matinee broadway play! Fantastic food and ambience.

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M
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bann is a great find through Yelp. The entire staff is polite, attentive & accommodating.. Both the food & wine menus are well thought out. The calamari appetizer was light, sweetly spicy & tender. We also enjoyed the (healthful) bi bim bap in the hot stone bowl, as well as the dae ji kalbi (the well-seasoned pork was cooked perfectly) which was recommended by our waiter. There were no empty tables by 8pm on a Monday. However, it'd be better to relocate the restaurant entrance to 50th St, instead of its plaza center position which is easily missed. Next time we'll barbecue. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favourite restaurants and I absolutely adore Manny!

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k
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was generally authentic. Everything was delicious (get the jap chae!), and service was excellent.

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was average, the ambiance was pleasant, and the food took a while, to the point we had to rush out to make our show, even though we sat down and hour and a half before needing to leave.

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