The Woo

4.7
206 Reviews
$50 and over
Korean
The Woo features a unique, interactive dining experience highlighting authentic Korean flavors and tabletop barbecue. Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of traditional and modern Korean, using the finest quality ingredients prepared with contemporary cooking techniques to present authentic flavors in a refined, approachable and creative way.

Unleash your inner chef and add an element of sizzle to your next dinner out. Each table centers around a smokeless barbecue grill where diners can take part in the cooking of deliciously marinated prime meats and fresh seafood- creating a unique, immersive dining experience that encompasses all your senses.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 206 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SophiannL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

For outside dining, I think it would be best to have it covered from the outside onlookers because we had an altercation with someone that was disrespectful to us. So to prevent this, enclose the outside dining, so customers can feel safe.

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vipNY2World
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of our favorite Korean restaurants downtown. Upmarket, trendy vibe. We've eaten here at least 10 times in past 2 years, including a few times outdoors in summer/fall 2020, and back inside a week ago. Food just as wonderful as ever, classic Korean -- not a fusion place.

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FlorenceG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful all around ! We truly enjoyed!! .........

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just all around incredible will definitely be back. Highly recommend. Everything was incredible and easily customizable. Top top experience.

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BruceH
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place, that simple!
Delicious and Cool AF!

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viphistandards
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it's Covid time so you're sitting outside. But the food is delicious. Especially the Korean fried chicken and the tuna sashimi with Asian pear.

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JuanM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The decor & staff were pleasant and accommodating but the star of the show was the fantastic Food!!
We had the best chicken wings Ever!!
They were fried then glazed with this spicy honey chili sauce that makes me want to moonlight there for a few weeks just to try to extract the recipe from the chef!!!

Other notable dishes was the Bi bim bop and the beef tartare!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not the most authentic Korean experience in terms of dishes - there is definitely it let a fusion feel and levels of spice / flavor was a bit lower than I’d like. Although it’s a beautiful space and the COVID-outdoor dining setup and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food we ordered was delivious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They don’t have dessert.

JM
vipJeremyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Korean food in SoHo in a great location with awesome outdoor dining.

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vipDeannaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always superb. The tables are generally comfortably spaced (they’ve added a few more so it’s not QUITE as spacious as it was a few months ago) - it’s one of the few restaurants I’m always totally comfortable eating outdoors at.

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vipJMmmm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It’s

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Moka
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked the Woo for my daughter’s 21st birthday dinner and The Woo delivered! The staff were lovely and attentive and the food was delicious, fresh and just right. The atmosphere was fun and it couldn’t have been a nicer dinner. Thank you Woo!

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vipRealkman
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service, interesting and fun drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the top 5 meals I have ever had in my entire life. And for a bargain price. Wonderful experience. I will definitely be returning at some point in the near future.

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vipAnnieNYC1008
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pork belly was delicious and paired very complimentary to the potato croquettes. Very nice it was served over a flame. A bit disappointed the Kalbi Jim lacked sweet soy sauce. Meat was a bit dry. Expected more flavor. Waiters were slow with service. Wasn't too thrilled with the experience. I tried it. Won't be going back.

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vipFrankG
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at The Woo is absolutely delicious! The indoor dining experience is absolutely amazing but even with COVID-19 they have create a beautiful outdoor space! The service is top-notch and the drinks are very refreshing (try the Asian Glow). My wife and I love going to the Woo!

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vipJMmmm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most importantly, the food at The Woo is So delicious. We order from here and go there at least once a week. Given so many choices we have in NYC, we wouldn’t do that unless the food speaks for itself.

Now service, hands down the most friendly awesome neighborhood spot. New or return customers, i always felt that this place was welcoming and inviting.

Manny, the GM is fantastic. He’s always working so hard and has a big smile on his face.

Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and good food

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KellyE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! As always! The bul go gi is to die for!

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KKorr
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food has alway been grate and with this outdoor dinning it was no exception. Excellent service too.

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vipAlisonC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

service was a bit slow but food was excellent!

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vipDeannaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service have been excellent every time I've eaten at The Woo this summer. The tables are appropriately spaced and the staff's masks are fully covering their faces (and noses!) at all times. It's a treat every time and I appreciate they're taking care of their guests.

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vipSally
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food was too sweet and quality of meat wasn't that great.
Hard to not get Korean food right.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We did outdoor dining for lunch, which did not have plexiglass separating the tables. Tables were spaced apart but not 6 feet. Food was yummy, however we ordered spicy bulgogi n it wasn’t spicy at all. The bbq meat portions was a bit on the small side. Service was good, especially since it was not busy. However I did indicate that this was a birthday celebration and there was nothing oh well

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auraOD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with my girl! Definitely coming back!

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JasonR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic dining experience, especially appreciated during these times. Tried soju that was brewed up on 32nd, the Ojing Aw Bokum was delicious, and service was exquisite. Great spot in Soho!

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vipKevinS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We order the kimchi pancake and tteokbokki as the appetizers, and the squid for the entree. I asked them to make it mildly spicy, and they did. Everything tasted great and the food came really quickly. The portion sizes were good, we couldn't finish everything for two people.

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vipLenaH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, and very professional and friendly staff. We dined out here during the Phase 2 reopening of New York, and they brought out the Korean BBQ for us in specials bowls with a flame underneath. It was really a great experience!

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MeganH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved The Woo! The service was thoughtful, the food had amazing flavor and the place was spotless. Furthermore, they had some awesome seafood and vegetarian options for the Korean BBQ grill, something I haven’t been able to find as easily at other places. If you go, make sure to try the tuna and the shittake mushrooms. Amazing!

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend, the lighting and ambiance was perfect, we did the Korean BBQ Platter which was more than enough food for 2, but wasn’t so much that we felt overstuffed.

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JBon
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The wait was surprisingly long despite it being not busy at all. I ordered the scallion pancake for my daughter and I to share and it was not very good. A bland undercooked slop of egg and peppers. The BBQ was tasty and well priced at $25 each. The $16 scallion pancake was a major disappointment.

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Giants
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I really don't like to criticize restaurant but this experience was horrible. First regarding the food, the waitress gave us a choice to cook the meat it table side or have it cooked in the kitchen. We asked to be cooked in the kitchen. The waitress doesn't even ask how we want our meat be cooked and it was delivered to us over cooked like rubber. Like I don't know how a chef would send that kind of quality to be served. The waitress was horrible. Wasn't paying attention, didn't really care. Not friendly at all. We ordered kimchi jigae and it was served with so much kimchi tht there was barely any soup bc the kimchee absorbed all the liquid. I'm mean this place is really bad. Maybe they had off night but I would not go back here. Only good thing that happens was we complained about the meat and they took one order off the bill. I would not recommend.

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UrviD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Korean food! Great large tables and just delicious!!! We will be back.

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JennB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Korean barbecue in Soho. Do yourself a favor and get the steak tartare appetizer

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall good experience with no complaints. No waits and food delivered promptly and was fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent, service wasn’t great. We sat around waiting for our reserved table for about 25 minutes, and then we weren’t even promptly served. Fortunately, the food was worth the somewhat frustrating wait!

FAQs

The Woo does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. The Woo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 925-2364.

The Woo is rated 4.7 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.