Do Hwa

4.6
449 reviews
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$30 and under
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Korean
Korean home-cooking in West Village, specialties include home-made seasonal kimchi, delectable seafood pancakes, braised pork ribs, spicy squid sautés and Korean barbecue. Dine at a grill table by the flip-open windows facing Carmine Street or enjoy a cozy corner banquet table. Casual dining that will gladly accommodate large parties. Lunch plates and happy hour offerings with a full service bar where neighborhood regulars like Quentin Tarantino are sure to be found slurping down a chilled soju martini.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Korean
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Hours of operation
Monday: 4PM- 10PM
Tuesday: 4PM-10PM
Wednesday: 4PM- 10PM
Thursday: 4PM- 11PM
Friday: 4PM- 11PM
Saturday: 4PM to 11PM
Sunday: 4PM to 10PM
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Phone number
(212) 414-1224
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Myung Ja Kwak
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bedford St. and 7th Ave.
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Parking details
Parking Central Stop-Park garage located on 7th Ave. and Morton St.
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Public transit
1 to Houston St. and A,C, E, F, M, D to West 4th St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 449 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and attentive service.

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Yech! Overly fried rice with some crap thrown on top and all that for $22. It most likely cost them pennies to pay for that dish.

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J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and food- have been here multiple times and it never disappoints

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BO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious Korean food - best I've had in a long time. Cool atmosphere with friendly, prompt service. this place is a gem. Portions could be a little bigger for the price, though.

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w
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service! delicious barbecue- best i've had outside of k-town

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, dinner at this fantastic Korean spot (with a full liquor menu) was great. Terrific date place.

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c
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was wayyyyy overpriced and in small portions. Most Korean restaurants give you like 10 plates of sides and keep filling them. This was 3 and the small plates were split in half.

$34 for a small piece of seabass with nothing else on the plate.

Awesome ambiance and service though and was great to sit in the open air.

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this place -- except the noise.
And I don't like OPEN TABLE characterizing the maximum noise level as "energetic."
It's not energetic -- it's terrible.
OPEN TABLE should be talking to restaurants about how much their noise levels deter customers from coming. I dine out very rarely now -- because most restaurants are unnecessarily deafening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tommy was outstanding! He was very attentive and when asked gave us suggestions on how to select our dishes. We found him to be very knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and accommodating

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LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Do Hwa is always a good meal. The atmosphere is great and we enjoy each visit. Great for paleo diets too!

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MF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Other than the fact that they were out of Rose', which was a minor blip, everything was great. The wait staff was very accomodating, helping us to choose from the menu as we were pretty much unfamiliar with the Korean fusion foods and we were very pleased with our meal. I think it's the right combination of authentic and creative. Cool decor and ambiance. I definitely recommend it. (I rarely give five stars so don't be discouraged by my four-star rating.)

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

They have a great happy hour from 5-7pm with good cocktails and a 3 shared dinner food dishes. The staff will try every trick in the book to make sure you order from the normal menu. They might hide the menu from you, or take it away and replace it with a full menu where things are triple the price. Just stay strong and hold onto the happy hour menu.

I went with a group of 10 and they were upsold $36 short ribs and premium shelf cocktails. The check turned out to be $1200 for a post work happy hour event. Should've just gone to a bar.

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BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do Wha always delivers exceptional dining and experience.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food, staff, drinks and then some

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London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately my soup was too spicy but the waiter helped me to overcome it with extra soup. so he was very helpful. Food is night in general

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Do Hwa was a very nice restaurant in a good location with great service, but the price point was high in relation to the portion sizes compared to other Korean bbq establishments in the city.

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NY
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Do Hwa several times over the past 10 years, really nice ambiance, very comfortable, food always a cut above average Korean plus full bar with wonderful cocktails. Convenient West Village location too.

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GC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A previous experience at Do Hwa brought us and out visiting friends back. They love hibachi, so the opportunity to let them cook their own foods was a plus. They had not experienced Korean barbecue in this way before, but Do Hwa was a winner, especially this evening. BimBimBop was delicious, grilled meats were great, the ribs and scallion pancakes were perfect. If you’re looking for a new experience that’s delicious and memorable, Do Hwa is a perfect option.

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SF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and perfect service. Meet up with some old friends and we had a lovely evening dinning near the window.

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not great. service was kind of poor (messed up our order/wouldn’t offer a real apology, snappy), and didn’t appreciate having to pay standard 20% tip for poor service

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A perennial favorite. Food is always SO good. It’s lovely that a restaurant this good and busy isn’t absurdly loud. Great for larger groups too. Love love love.

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K
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The restaurant just opened for dinner so they weren’t busy. The service was great! Our food was prepared quickly and tasted delicious! I’ve eaten here before when it has been busier and the service was great then also! I’ve never been disappointed here!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my dining experience at Do Hwa. I've been before and eaten and drank at the bar but this time I had a sit-down dinner with a group of people to celebrate mine and my mother's birthday. It was a fantastic experience and the food was delicious. I really liked that there was an option to have a grill table or not (we opted for a grill!). If you don't want to cook your own food you can order off the menu. My family did both and both were amazing. The meat is quality, as are their other dishes. The service was amazing, everyone we encountered was so courteous and helpful. The staff really made the night wonderful and I highly recommend this place for anyone who loves good drinks and KBBQ!

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j
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Ce fût vraiment une belle soirée. Les employés sont courtois et professionnels !

La nourriture est bonne et ma fiancé a vraiment adorée son anniversaire :)

Merci
Jean-Sébastien et Francheska
(traduire français vers anglais)

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WR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a family, we have been to a number of Korean barbecue restaurants in Manhattan. This one has a terrific atmosphere, and the food was immensely flavorful. The staff was knowledgeable about the food, made excellent suggestions and were attentive to exactly the right degree. Highly recommend this restaurant as authentic food wise with a delightful atmosphere.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Korean barbecue I’ve had in the city. The restaurant is upscale, healthy, and delicious.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting, tasty cocktails. Food was delicious!!

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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service is always great here. Neighborhood gem!

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Read reviews. Was nearby. Wanted to compare Korean to restaurant in Montclair, NJ. Should have stayed home. Tasteless. Noisy. Nonchalant service.

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

Our server was friendly and helpful to the mostly neophyte eaters of Korean food. A great experience and would go back again.

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BH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my wife was excellent and the service was even better.

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EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time having Korean BBQ, and it could not have been a better experience.
Dimitri, our waiter, was great and helpful in making selections that we enjoyed.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Too noisy. God food! Nice staff.

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AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The kids were cooking at the BBQ table the mothers enjoying wine and appetizers at the bar to celebrate the end of ELA it was amazing!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, nice cocktails but a bit loud. Booths were cushioned a bit oddly - loose cushions. Nice to have a booth though. We did get kicked out of our table for another group after about a couple of hours.

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

Great place. Amazing food. Good prices and fantastic service

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner with authentic Korean meat on a communal grill. Delicious Sake and great service.

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m
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of my neighborhood staples. I'm sad to hear it may be going away. If you have the chance to go, GO NOW. The food is fantastic and the overall experience is always great.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had Korean BBQ and the food was fine but we could not believe how little you get while paying a lot. It tasted good but it's a total ripoff!!!

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SE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved this place! Several friends of mine from childhood (who are now located all across the country) met up with me here in NYC and we tried this place out. We all loved the food! I'm a vegetarian, so naturally I am a tricky one to please, but the cuisine was good for all diet types. It's not the most authentic I've ever had in my life, but the dishes were traditional with twists here and there that kept the integrity of the native cuisine. Dark, nice ambience... good location, albeit a bit tricky to find.

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