The name GAYEON embodies the essence of the experience we strive to deliver. We hope that you find beauty in the authenticity of the traditional Korean dining experience, in the understated grandeur of the Korean artwork and in the joyous company of fellow patrons. In a world where there is limited time and an abundance of choices, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and share our home with you.
Recently re-opened for indoor dining with an updated menu. Food was excellent with the best service for a Korean restaurant. Neighborhood gem with solid consistent upscale Korean food and service!
Taste of food is not consistent time to time.
But service is good most of time.
I love Gayeon. The food is delicious and they have many options. The restaurant is typically quiet even on weekends. They have a private room that seems to be available to reserve for events. This is the best korean bbq I’ve had.
What a beautiful location for excellent Korean food! Calamari salad, octopus, steamed and fried dumplings and pork belly were delicious appetizers. For main course, dry aged rib eye steak, short rib, seafood bibimbap and various accompaniments rounded out a wonderful meal. We also had Madeleine's, Snickers bar and Mango cake for dessert. Delicious! Alexa is an excellent host and the staff is very friendly. We'll definitely be back
Really enjoyed it yesterday.
Appreciate nice table for us ( include my guests, Dr. and Dr. Zhang) and ‘Austin’s service was excellent.
Definitely visit again soon.
Merci mille fois.
Such a relaxing dining experience. Perfect place to celebrate birthday. First time for dinner and we absolutely loved it. My kids loved the food, especially the Kalbi which was cooked perfectly and a very nice cut of meat. It was great not to be rushed like other Korean restaurants. Definitely will be going back more often.
Fantastic service and ambiance. Food was well above average. Out first time having Korean BBQ and our server Nicholas from Argentina guided us from beginning to end. We loved it and hope to go again.
Got stomachache from their foods.. their meats don’t seem fresh.
We ordered and enjoyed the lunch tasting menu. The food was excellent and the service was good even though there was a minor confusion of the selected appetizer serves. We would like to go there again soon.
The restaurant was empty, yet they seated us at the least desirable seating, next to the kitchen entrance with heavy staff traffic. I asked the waiter, politely to move us to another seating then the waiter returned and said that all seats were reserved. I then spoke with the women up front, in charge of seating, she repeated what the waiter had said, "all seats were reserved". I insisted being moved, I too had a reservation and it made no sense to seat us at the worst seat in the restaurant, especially when there was ample seats available. ( do they discriminate towards customers who book thru Apps, rather than booking directly thru them?!). Thereafter, rather than having the wait staff waiting on us, the women who was in charge of seating, did so with a very unpleasant attitude. I have been to this restaurant multiple times, as well as their restaurant in NYC, but after this experience, never again! There are too many excellent Korean restaurants to chose from! My goodness! Are they unaware, its all about the experience that keeps the patrons coming!
Not the first time I visit the place. Definitely good food. Nice atmosphere. But service today was outrageously terrible. Restaurant was barely half full. Waited for drinks for 30 min. Was brought wrong ones. Was lucky to get appetizers right after that. Waited for another 30 min to CATCH waiter and let her know that we still want our BBQ. For dessert we were nicely served spoons without any plates. Just a lovely evening.
The first time I ate here it was delicious . Huge shrimp , beautiful cuts of meat . Many sides . This time half the sides . Small shrimp , fatty strip steak with zero seasoning . My first drink the Prosecco was completely flat . Very expensive . I was sorry to see a drastic difference in food quality . Lovely staff .
Great food and great service
Best place to eat in Fort Lee
The food was excellent. The service, however, was atrocious. Either our waiter was "in training" or he didn't speak enough English. He could not explain the dishes. He brought out an incorrect dish and didn't even apologize. We had to ask for water (again and again), clean plates, and we had to wait much, much too long for a check. It's too bad, because the food is really excellent. I will not return because they basically made us feel unwelcome.
Excellent Korean food. Hostesses were very attentive. Overall very good.
Food was pretty good, service was lacking. It’s seemed understaffed.
Great original food and nice ambiance. Waitress was very attentive and made our food over a fire.
Great food and service
The staff were very attentive and came by to cook the bbq for us at the table. Very professional and friendly. The food was amazing.
The food was good but the service was lacking. The value of the food was also lacking because the bonchon servings were very limited relative to Korean BBQ peers in the same area.
Very nice place. Good food and service. Will visit again.
Exceptionally courteous staff
High quality food
Table side cooking a great treat!
Great for special occasions & entertaining. A little pricey. Not a quick meal
Manhattan gaonnuri’s food quality is much better.
Food was very good as experienced on previous visit. Unfortunately the service was lacking with the exception of an attentive manager who provided information solicited and unsolicited about various dishes.
every time I have come to Gayeon it's been stupendous. KBBQ in a luxe environment with high ceilings and contemporary decor is unheard of in NJ. The kitchen is remarkably quiet and the food and drinks are extraordinary. It's a treat every time
One of my favorites
Went for Korean BBQ and was blown away by the desserts. Matcha warm tart and Matcha brownies were awesome. Great meal overall. If you want to have a Korean BBQ and you’d rather not smell like it for the rest of that day, this is the place!
Great restaurant for a family dinner. The service was great and everyone is super polite. Looks like they have their things together. The decor is beautiful.
Food was good as well. Definitely will go back!
Their black cod Jorim was outstanding, actually better than at the Manhattan branch. Atmosphere there is nice, quiet, not so hectic. One of the main reasons I go to this restaurant is they do not use MSG. I am allergic to it and from the food I do not go sleepy afterward or get puffy face the next day.
I went for birthday dinner with my husband and kids (6&11). Food was great. Staff were friendly. Upscale dining experience. Next time we will leave the kids at home since they would have been happy with just the rice.
Service was outstanding!! The ambience was very relaxed but upscale. I can't say enough good things about the staff. They were very friendly and always checking on us. When I made the reservation, I checked the "birthday" box and without having to mention it to the staff, they brought out the dessert with a candle! Very thoughtful. The food was good, well presented.
This restaurant was absolutely amazing! I would recommend it 100%!! The portions were generous, the flavors were perfect, the service was great, and the drinks were delicious! I can’t wait to go again!
Up sell drinks... poor service with an empty restaurant....impatient wait staff.. food very good but rest of experience was just fair
Appetizers were great taste and display. Only Bulgogi was not as good as expected somewhat disappointed.
I love this place!
Cocktails very good and food is delicious.
Service is very excellent and attentive.
The Salmonchobab was especially delicious!
Food is delicious all the time.
Staffs are friendly as well.
It was a very beautiful experience it was my wife’s birthday and she loved every minute of it from the food to the service everything was amazing.
This is my first time writing a review in opentable after 8 years of my membership.
First of all, I've always visited Gayeon for lunch, at least once a week or once in two weeks.
Today, was the worst experience and I can't believe their service was terrible like this after I've raised my issues.
Food came out 30 min late, which I tried to understand because it's lunch time.
Food came out, appetizer mushroom tangsoo looked different from previous mushroom tangsoo I had.
Sauce did not contain starch, it seemed like a heated up Soo Jung Gwa.
Second, my cold noodle soup tasted like melted ice and noodle was all overcooked.
I've had this menu for so many times so I knew that something was wrong. However, I didn't raise the issue until manager lady came and asked how the food was. I then told her soup is too plain and it's not like before. She responded, "oh yeah, is it too watery?" and just left. Period. I thought she was going to follow-up with me with soup or any other action for my issue, however, nothing.
Overall, extremely disappointed at their service and I would never recommend this restaurant to my friend and families. I just can't believe this.
Every time, I am fully satisfied with taste of meal.
Gayeon is rated 4.3 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.