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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4.6

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4.4

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4.2

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4.1

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (19)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Healthy (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Spicy (9)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tapas (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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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·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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·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 25, 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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·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 26, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love the food, the service and the whole experience!!

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Good food with reasonable price. Enjoyed very much.

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

Good variety, appropriate/generous quantities, and nice flavors.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good option for the usual theater scene. Great food, much more manageable than Korea town restaurants. Grills are a bit small for more than 2 ppl.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great upscale Korean place that is alsocasuale Pugh for just some friends.food was really good and true to the Korean spice level.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Spicy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome food...good service and easy atmosphere

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Such a great surprise. Food was fantastic. Not too noisy. Will be back for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A very attractive place. Fun to eat there, nice staff, good value. Perfect for a party but the noise level makes it less than perfect.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my second visit to Bann. As before they provide large portions of well cooked food with a doable price and lots of those free Korean appetizers. The one downside is the only bathrooms are co-ed, so if you are a guy expecting no wait when you have to go, that might not be the case
It is also somewhat loud so not a perfect setting if quiet is your goal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My cousins and I had a wonderful time at Bann! The ambiance was spectacular, the food was both delicious and creative, and the restaurant was directly next to the theater where we saw a show so we were able to relax, knowing we were so close. I'd definitely visit again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan and best one for Korean. The BBQ is great as you can cook the food yourself on the BBQ at your table. All ingredients are fresh and delicious. The dol sot bipimbop is also a great dish. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was good. While the wait staff were very attentive, because they were so quick to remove plates from our table, it seemed as though we were being rushed to leave.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a great drink and hot spicy beef and noodle soup here. Pricey for what it is. Eel buns were the highlight for me; fantastic flavors!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service was way too slow.
Could not find our server many times.
Even though the restaurant was empty service still took forever with little consideration for business clientele on a tight schedule.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall food was ok service was slow and poor we had 5 people

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

My husband and I visited with our 18 year old son and three twenty-something guests from Germany. We all had a great time cooking on the grills and trying different things. We had meat-eaters, vegans, vegetarians, etc. and everyone was happy. It was fun, our waiter was very nice and helpful and the food was great. We went before a show at New World Stages next door and it was great. Super location, dining room was festive and lively and attractive, food was great. And, dessert was super, which I had not expected. Great! We will go back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This used to be my favorite restaurant, and I still like the food and service, but... During our last visit, there was a huge party group of he "bridge and tunnel" type, a crowd of about 40 was loud,rowdy, uncouth, and just unbearable. It ruined the meal for all of us. The host/manager was clearly annoyed also, but did nothing at all to try to quell the melée.

Additionally, on the other side of us, there was a couple with a crying/screaming baby. Surely this should not be permitted or tolerated by the management?

I followed up our dinner with a lengthy e-mail to the management that evening but the response: "Yes...it was loud...sorry....Hope you'll come back." Are they kidding? I used to love this place but will not return. What a shame. If you're one who loves the screams and cheers of low-class party-makers, you'll enjoy this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food. Corporate party was loud.

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

Food and service overall were very good. Decor could be improved.
- YOOK HWE (steak tatare) was excellent. Meat was marinated delightfully with perilla oil (?).
- YOOK KE JANG was also excellent; I would recommend it to those who like Korea's spicy soups.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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