The Woo

4.7
224 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 224 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife, daughters and I visited NYC for the first time and I found this place on OpenTable. Had good reviews so made reservation. Food was amazing! Whatever marinade they used on the thin cut ribeye was heavenly and I catch myself daydreaming about the steak tartare. Will go back again.

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vipsmc18
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food but expensive.

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vipLaurenD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beverages. Manny and team always provide fun and professional service.

KC
KimC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience and will definitely return.

PG
vipPriyuG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great upscale alternative to Korean BBQ, it’s quality meat and drinks and service.
I loved the dumplings appetizer. The staff is beyond cordial and respectful to provide space and safety.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, socially distanced. Great wait staff, and excellent food and drinks. Good for a date

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JohnP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!! Cant wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at the Woo promptly for our reservation at 8:30pm. We requested in our notes to be reserved at an indoor table upon booking 2 or 3 days prior. Because new york was opening for indoor dining a day or two before valentines day, we could not pick the indoor option on the app. I tried calling multiple times to confirm indoor but the phone was never answered.
Once we arrived they tried to show us outside and I explicitly stated that we requested indoor. The hostess continued to parrot "it say outdoor so outdoor" over and over instead of trying to help us come to a solution. Her attitude was disgusting. Worst of all this was our only event for the evening and we could have done something else with our prexious time and supported a small business that deserved our business during these times.

An absolute insult. On top of insult they marked us as a no show when we spent money on 2 Uber's to get there so they can try and charge us a fee. They can fk themselves they wasted our anniversary time.
We have receipts of our travel and calls to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

just so so. Too cold outside

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ReyJaiteh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The ambience was everything.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, drinks were nice and strong. Overall very fun experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, it was my first time at a Korean bbq place and I took my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. The service was amazing, everyone’s so nice. The food was great the waiter was very helpful with recommendations. Would definitely come back again.

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NatashaC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Also very beautiful inside

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (I unfortunately didn’t catch his name) was excellent! He paid such close attention to my dietary needs (celiac) and was so knowledgeable about what was GF and what wasn’t. Plus, the gluten free menu The Woo offers is a huge help. The food was so delicious! Will definitely be coming back. I also felt comfortable to sit inside because the hostess/host took everyone’s temperature upon arrival and the dinning rooms weren’t crowded at all.

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TastyKoreanJoint
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food here was very good. Short rib dumplings were fantastic. The Kalbi Jim (braised beef short rib) was a perfect combination of sweet and savory. The Korean fried chicken app was exactly what you would expect, really crispy and excellent combination of sweet and spicy. The squid in the Ojing Aw bokum was overcooked and chewy - the overall flavors were very good but after a while, I just didn't want to eat the squid anymore. The service was excellent. I enjoyed the lychee martini as well and my friends all got the mezcal cocktail which they enjoyed. Overall the place was a bit pricey but without cocktails, it wouldn't have been as bad. I would definitely go back to try other items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME FOOD! went for outdoor dining and loved the food!

JD
JimD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! I would recommend The Woo to friends!

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AsliP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fab time: food, drinks, service and heaters, all superb!

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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
Miami
25 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.

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vipJeremyM
New York Area
3 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.

JM
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
32 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
21 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
New York Area
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!

FAQs

The Woo does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. 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 224 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.