The Woo

4.8
236 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 236 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSusannam2
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. My first time here as was someone who ate at sister restaurant Bann before it closed, and so happy that the food was the same, service excellent etc. Expensive but best bulgogi !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing everything was wonderful service was great even my kids that do not like to eat out told me that this place deserves five stars daddy.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent but they only gave 3 banchan.

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vipdsf45
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Woo was great. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. We sat outside and it was lovely. Highly recommend

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Rick
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The Korean food was delicious, service OK. The noise level of the canned music was unbearable; fortunately I was not wearing my hearing aids.

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rafaelp
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Great value. There is room for improvement regarding their outdoor seating… not comfortable at all.

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AnthonyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was undeniably awesome! The outdoor seating was a nice set up and the staff was attentive and friendly. The food was the draw and was delicious!

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Naama
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came here with a group of 7 friends and had a great time! Good for sharing, and reasonably priced considering it feels like a more 'up scale' korean BBQ setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great music, amazing drinks!!!

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OlgaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In love with food at the Woo! Everything that I've tried there was outstanding. I've been 3-4 times and every tine was a great experience. Portions are not big, but food is delicious. Highly recommend!

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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
32 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food but expensive.

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

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

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KimC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience and will definitely return.

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vipPriyuG
New York Area
13 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
2 reviews
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!

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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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice spot, the food & ambiance was delightful can’t wait to go again.

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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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yankeesnut724
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Some times a bit overpriced but what we had was delicious and would definitely get it again.

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viphistandards
Miami
27 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

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 4.8 stars by 236 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.