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About Do Hwa

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.

55 Carmine Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Korean

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5PM- 10PM
Tuesday: 5PM-10PM
Wednesday: 12PM- 10PM
Thursday: 12PM- 11PM
Friday: 12PM- 11PM
Saturday: 5PM to 11PM
Sunday: 5PM to 10PM

Cross Street:
Bedford St. and 7th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 414-1224

Website:
http://dohwanyc.com/

Parking Details:
Parking Central Stop-Park garage located on 7th Ave. and Morton St.

Public Transit:
1 to Houston St. and A,C, E, F, M, D to West 4th St.

Executive Chef:
Myung Ja Kwak

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Do Hwa Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Casual (7)
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Good for a Date (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Spicy (5)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The staff at Do Hwa was beyond accommodating and understanding. They helped make my sister’s birthday one to certainly remember; everyone couldn’t have been happier!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. The waiter gave great suggestions and was clearly into the food, which is always a good sign. I'd definitely go there again. It's a beautiful place but unpretentious.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I was so looking forward to eating here after having dinner at so many ktown restaurants. We were expecting a new take on Korean food, but we didn't get that. Service is very hands off, only halfway through our meal did they collect the empty plates from the appetizers. I don't think they ever came around to ask how we were doing until we were done. Pancakes were greasy, soup was ok, bibimbop was standard fare. They skimp on the Korean side dishes. For the price, this is not an exceptional meal I'm sorry to say. The restaurant is very nicely decorated.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was good, not great but definitely good.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very tasty and the service was super friendly
loved it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Vegan, Organic, Business Meals, Spicy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The redyaurant itself is a dark barn. The waitstaff is eccelkent. My server explained everything to me and all the condiments and how to eat the Bimbop once it was brought to the table. I requested a mild spiciness and they complied. I had the bbq pork Bimbop. Although it was delicious, I dont think it eas worth the price. For dessert I had the begniets. They were iverly dresses with way too much powdered sugar. I walked out with powdered sugar all over me. The raspberry sauce it came with was delicious. I doubt I would come back as the ambience and value factors are low here.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I've been to Do Hwa many times over the last several years. It's always a satisfying experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our food and service was was fantastic! Highly recommend the grill table.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Do hwa is the best!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was even better and the prices were fair.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I've been here to eat multiple times and the experience was really terrible this particular time. The noise level was extremely loud so hard to have a conversation. The waitress messed up the order and didn't feel the need to apologize. We didn't get the starters that come with the BBQ until we asked for it. The tip was already included which was not appreciated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The server was terrific . He explained the food and how to eat it as well as giving us the background from Korea. The food was wonderful as were the drinks. An excellent experience all around.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Previous visits have always had excellent food but sub standard service. The latest visit we were told upon arrival that our (long reserved) table would only be ready in 45 minutes. After 30 minutes with little to no communication from the staff or manager, we were told that it would be at least half an hour and even that wasn't guaranteed. It seems that they have a pattern of being understaffed, undertrained and disorganized.

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

We had an 8:30pm reservation for 4. We finally got the table at 9:20 with only 3 chairs! Had to wait another 10 minutes for them to find us a chair! The food is interesting. We felt there was no need for dessert because there was already too much sugar in the beef.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very good happy hour selections and quality. The food are good but on the small size comparing to other Korean restaurants. Service was very good too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome authentic Korean food!! Cool atmosphere.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Amazing kimchi pancakes, dumplings, and bibimbop!

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always Great food and service!!! Have frequented this restaurant for years and never disappointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good service and food. The ribs and the scallion sqiud pancake were delicious. Good cocktails !

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Enjoyed the dining experience. Ordered the kimchi pancakes for an appetizer which were very good and came with awesome little side dishes of various tasty small plates of kimchi, pickles, broccoli etc. Ordered the tofu bibimbap as an entree, very tasty! Pricing is reasonable and worth the visit.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service and food were amazing!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent experience. Waitress was very helpful in selecting dishes from the menu. Everything came out promptly and all was delicious. One of our group was knowledgeable about Korean food and surprised at its authenticity. The spiciness of everything was just as our waitress said it would be. Overall, a really good and fun meal.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

I used to go in this place when it just opened. I went back for dinner after 10 years and the the food has still the initial integrity!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I really liked this place. The food was authentic and delicious. I think the menu is slightly overpriced, but if you're in the mood for a splurge, definitely check this place out!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

It was my birthday. The gentleman named Jose was a gentleman indeed. He showed us how to cook our food and told us about the different side dishes to come. This was my first time my friend and I ate Korean food. It was delicious. They made me feel at home by really celebrating my birthday. Thank you guys.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

I like this restaurant because you can bring a nice sized group ( we had five) and grill your dinner at your table. It's a unique experience and the food is delicious. We brought three friends from France here and cooked Kalbi and Bulgogi, which was my favorite - well marinated and delicious. I also liked all the little veggies you get with this dish.
The waiter was great and he showed us some tricks for grilling our food. We also arrived just before happy hour ended so we got some great drinks at good prices.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

First of all the servers were super friendly, welcoming, and helped with understanding the menu, and gave choices as we were beginners. The food was amazing, the starters could be more exciting, but I can't really tell other than that we chose steamed dumplings and they were okay. The meat on the other hand was AMAZING. We told the server we were in a hurry, and he helped cook the food right there. You could do it yourself also. The desert was SOOOO good. We chose the ice cream choice as the server suggested, DAMN that was good. We loved it both my husband and I. We're definitely going there again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Arrived just before closing. We were great warmly. Helpful recommendations followed by great food. Service was attentive but there was no apparent rush even when we were the last one there. Highly recommended. We will be back. P.S. try the Makgeolli.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

My clients loved their experience at Do Hwa. I recommend requesting a grill table and getting the Meal for 4 (I believe that is what it's called). It was a great icebreaker and fun for everyone. The food and service was excellent as well.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

For anyone unfamiliar with Korea food this is the place for your introduction. Food is delicious, fresh and the staff is helpful if you want an explanation or a suggestion for food. I have never been disappointed and neither have the friends I have introduced to Do Hwa.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Good Korean food outside of Koreatown. The four of us shared the "Menu for Four" which was really a hearty tasting menu. My only quibble is the bottle of soju was a bit on the small side. Otherwise, we enjoyed every bite and then burned off a few calories by walking around the scenic neighborhood.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Second time here and it was even better than the first time. The reason being was that we had more people to try and share more wonderful dishes. The food is very fresh and fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Love this place but too noisy once it gets busy. Been here twice and hard to hear conversations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 30, 2017

I love the grill table!

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

We lucked out with the grill table by the window. The salmon with red chili sauce was fantastic and the rest of the party loved the grilled bugolgi. Definitely coming back soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The meat is low quality and small portions for the price. The service was good. Friendly. I would not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

It was a pleasant dining experience. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. My only suggestion would be that the music be played less loudly.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We had a wonderful meal of Korean BBQ with all the accoutrements.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

we had a fantastic lunch! We took a BBQ table and the waitress cooked for us essentially. They have a great wine selection by the glass or bottle we ordered the ribeye, the vegetables, the shrimp and the chicken it was perfect! It comes with all sorts of sauce and nibbles it's a great value and honestly really delicious food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Moved away in 2010 and haven't been to Do Hwa but since we were in town we had to go back. It didn't disappoint!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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