Permanently Closed - Do Hwa

4.5
454 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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vipjojreviews
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

this place always delivers on exactly what it is good for

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and the staff was very polite and attentive. My only complaint is that the menu was very expensive for the small portions we were given. Definitely a "special occasions only" kind of spot.

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ANDREW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the place here. The ambien is great. It's not smoky like the other Korean BBQ place. One thing I don't like is that we were not doing BBQ but all the customers are sitting together at the front. I wish we could space out a little more.

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SuzanneK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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Spin
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and attentive service.

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joanc
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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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Jess
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBrillyOcean
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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williamg
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJamie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipcapcapra
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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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LeslieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipLD780
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipMFNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipamusebouche
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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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vipAdge26
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do Wha always delivers exceptional dining and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, staff, drinks and then some

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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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vipNY2World
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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PreShowGem
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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StacyF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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TaylorS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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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vipKitchenette
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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vipKristina421
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Jelli
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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jsabeau
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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WendyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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AdamW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting, tasty cocktails. Food was delicious!!

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JulieC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipPickles117
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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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vipWilliamQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipBenjaminH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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EricaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMaryS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Too noisy. God food! Nice staff.

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vipAnneS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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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Permanently Closed - Do Hwa is rated 4.5 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.