Barn Joo

4.3
461 Reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
Barn Joo is a Korean-inspired gastropub in the bridge over Flatrion District and Union Square. The exciting characteristic of Barn Joo's menu is a changing array of Small to Large plates – highlighting the use of farm to table ingredients – offering comfort foods with the touch of Korean soul. We focus on bringing the best out of ingredients and transform them into exotic flavor profiles, yet in a simple form that our guests can relate to. Guests are welcome for a quick bite at the bar, a specialty cocktail in the lounge, or for a pleasant dining under our naturally organic yet unique ambiance

BARN JOO (Barn - An agricultural building used for storage, Joo – Drinks in Korean) The meaning of Barn Joo in Korean – Accompaniment in Music / Drinks accompanied by your meals. We want to create a warm and welcoming venue to eat, drink.
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, something to try!

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BrandonS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall, such a great place for getting together with friends! I'll definitely be back here, possibly with the same group of people again. We loved it!

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vipMatthewV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Korean food at an affordable price. I love getting a few appetizers and a Bibimbap to share with the table. The #52 cocktail is also very good if you like gin!

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vipEsraK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great experience overall. Service was a little slower than usual.

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vipJbouley
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious foods!!

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Susan
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second visit to Barn Joo and they were again excellent. In my two visits my party has tried an assortment off the menu and we were not disappointed with any item. My only tiny complaint was that the website menu did not match our restaurant's menu. We had checked out the menu and had already decided on a items only to find them not listed on the restaurant. But, it didn't matter because what we chose instead were all great.

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vipColinA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious and fun and friendly, with unusual options for dining and drinking.

#2YumsUp!

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MarkK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A real find in a neighborhood saturated with pretentious restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here with a party of 12 for my birthday. The perfect spot! Cocktails are great, service was very attentive. The noise level is on the loud side, but we were seated on the second floor so it wasn’t bad- perfect for a birthday party. Appetizers were great and the bibimbop was incredible.

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lmabs
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Barn Joo was the perfect place for a get together with old friends. The meals there are not cheap, but the food quality was excellent and we ordered a few of the platters which were fun to grill and share.

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vipajax
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the food and the new location is spacious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and huge portions. Lovely staff.

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vipTimS
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food and atmosphere -- Korean food for beginners. Will definitely be back! My only complaint was that my entree arrived a good 10-15 minutes after my dinner partner's entree which was a little annoying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfectly seasoned, plated beautifully and efficiently served. The staff is extremely welcoming and pleasant. The design of the restaurant is also beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything great except one cold rice paper roll dish. A little bland.

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vipHappyDiner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely go back to Barnjoo. I had a great time and the food was a deliciously fun dining experience.

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Irina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance, cool design, very tasty food and friendly staff. Would strongly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good and food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually never leave reviews - but Barn Joo is EXCELLENT. Everyone from the host to the bar tender to the service is AMAZING at their job. Opt for the KBBQ - it exceeds expectations.

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shimieshimshim
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went for a friends get-together. It was really nice because the restaurant is split into a cocktail ambience downstairs and a quiet eating area upstairs. The food isn't bad but it's not worth coming here just for the food. But if you are looking for a casual but nice restaurant to bring your date or have a get together, this is the place to be! P.S If you make a reservation, you can spin the wheel and get a free drink!

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NicoleV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ordered the small beef Korean bbq combo (delicious juicy tender meat) w/ egg custard and corn cheese, truffle fries, popcorn chicken, shishito peppers, tuna mayo tartare all for 3 people and we were stuffed. Everything was amazing.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the combination of meats. Most of it was very very good.
The only disappointment was despite having told them that it was the celebration of an 18th birthday, they chose not to recognize that at all. Lesson learnt: go just for the food!

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Aouws
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant was exactly what we were looking for. The food and drinks tasted great and the ambiance was fun without being chaotic. A fantastic night out. The servers and hostesses were helpful, kind, and professional. A great night out!

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JosephM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The wait staff was pretty horrendous. My order was placed incorrectly, I waited 10mins before given fork and knives, and my order came on plates that were too small to be eaten out of (spilled a lot). It’s a shame; we had high hopes that this could be a good date spot for us. This was our fourth time and will be the last.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken, dumplings and tacos were amazing.

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LuzH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Barn Joo on different occasions and have enjoyed every time I have gone. The food is amazing even for a picky eater like myself. Everything is so fresh and tasty. The servers are so knowledgeable about the ingredients and are able to make recommendations based on likes described by the patrons. I cannot wait to go again. I also found a drink I am dying to have again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall

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sunkyung
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great time.
Great tasting food, very well prepared and clean!!
Short rib and uni bibimbap was SUPER delicious.
Service was very friendly, I enjoyed my dinner A LOT.
I love this place :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great service.

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vipkkch
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too hot and noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was wonderful. Thyme flavored soju surprisingly refreshing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with excellent service! Tables a little tight, but otherwise great with nice ambience.

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vipDrLee
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We hadn't eaten at Barn Joo since they moved "down" to w. Union Square, and they survived intact. The setting as a bit simulated-rustic (kinda works, kinda doesn't), but the food works great. The menu is big and the quality is first-rate. And the prize-wheel for patrons with reservations is still in operation...

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vipFromnewyorkcity
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Uneatable fried dumplings, so over cooked. They replaced with steamed. Food just ok, nothing to make me want to return. Very diner like food & service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very nice. Made us feel welcome and not rushed. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all around. Food was excellent as well. I have had both the BBQ and just items from the regular menu and everything is fantastic. The only thing I would not recommend is the grilled calamari- was a lil too chewy.

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StephanieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fun energy and a cool ambiance - great for a group get together!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious! And the staff was above and beyond!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Food: ordered pop cornchicken/beef wrap/spicy rice cake/truffle fries.. all were horrible.

Cocktail: Seoul cocktail tasted like water
Soju: Soju is soju
Banana Makkeli: Wrong description. They straight up sell bottle one and it's 3% alcohol content, not 14% like they advertise

Overall: Love the ambient, however food was horrible. I would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Korean BBQ experience I've had in NYC! Great for a group! Will definitely be back!

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Barn Joo does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Barn Joo is rated 4.3 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.