The Woo

4.6
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170 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Korean
The Woo SoHo 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.
What 170 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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UD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

OT
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!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Lots of options to choose!

A
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love that they let you cook your food. quality was great. very beautiful restaurant

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were gracious and hospitality. The food was awesome.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Made a reservation and wasn’t seated until 30 min after. When we finally got seated it took them a while to even give us water, there was also a mouse that ran through the restaurant.

AN
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an early dinner for two on a Friday during restaurant week. I was running about 10 minutes late, we were seated promptly and the service was friendly and efficient. Appetizers (crab crepe and duck breast roll) were delicious and followed by the BBQ Pork galbi and Black Cod - a divine dining experience. Desserts were also good, nice portions and not too heavy. Noise was low and ambiance is elegant and modern. Only criticism is that the bus people tried to remove our plates several times before we were finished, even though there were other tables free. Maybe over zealous? Anyway, a lovely dining experience!

BT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for restaurant week and had a fantastic meal for a great price. The service was amazing and the food and drinks were absolutely fantastic. I would definitely recommend doing the Korean barbecue because it really adds to the experience.

w
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Good food. Great for groups.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The Server was not attentive, nor friendly. We waited 20 minutes for our drinks. The food took 45 minutes to get to our table and surrounding tables received theirs before us even though they arrived much later. It was not that busy on the second floor so we were not sure as to why it was such slow service. The food didn’t have much flavor at all. Overalll a big disappointment. We will not be returning to this place.

LC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was remarkable. I would definitely go back and refer friends

RK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. The food was wonderful and the service outstanding.

CL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was soooo good here. There was so much and everything was delicious. However, I will say it took a long time for everything to come out. The meal should have taken only about an hour and a half became almost 3. However would still come back as everyone at the table really enjoyed it.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Food great
Service great
Value was great
Only complaint I had was the draft due to the not so sound shut front door. This lead to a heavy draft that flowed throughout the first floor. This couldn’t not have been controlled but I loved the menu and service

TR
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not good value for money. Atmosphere so so. More of a group place (were seated downstairs)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food. We will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I loved this place . It’s my first time there and they was amazing servers. They helped us choose the best taste for us . It’s a little pricey , but the experience was worth it . Our waiter was amazing . He helped my husband with his chop sticks ! :) .

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful bartender Alex making fantastic cocktails, and Phillip our server was attentive and courteous.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, staff was friendly

BS
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For many years Woo Lae Oak in Beverly Hills was our favorite restaurant. Then we moved and missed it horribly. Turns out this is the same place...exactly the same food...precisely the same Korean bbq grill tables. Food beyond excellent. The filet, the Dak chicken, the spicy pork, the ba bim bap rice. Nothing tastes better. If more people knew about this spot, you couldn't get in.

a
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Korean bbq in Soho. Might be a nice place to bring guests who are not familiar with the cuisine. Not for me, who used to be patron of the original Woo Lae Oak, for which the restaurant was named after. Decor is extremely attractive and the no smoke grill really works. Meat quality so so. You pay double the price and they don't even help grill the meat for you? Forget it!

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Would love to go back next visit

CM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went in with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised by The Woo. We got the $25 lunch deal, which includes an appetizer and entree. The food was amazing and service was great, and I definitely recommend this to anyone, especially good for groups!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The flavors were off for Korean food.
Along with the MIA Korean flavors, the decor is confused.
The meats were poor in quality and was served burned

Service was good.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Not a smell of barbeque and fantastic food and service.

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Our waiter was very willing to help us order, and made sure that there was enough of each dish for each member of our group to try. Everything was fantastic. Best Korean BBQ restaurant we’ve tried in Manhattan. Looking forward to returning soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Would recommend as we all have been talking about it today.

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The music was too loud, but otherwise food and service were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food but overpriced

h
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific Korean restaurant and no smoke due to their tables which suck the smoke away

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great, food and service. we had a great time and kept ordering food and drinks.

h
London
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a terrific Korean bar-b-que restaurant. Very much a cut above all the others. Highly recommended!

c
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making a reservation slot for a Saturday night were very specific on time availability, but was easily placed. There were a variety of dishes to choose from and the korean lager hit the spot. I had some KBBQ meats ( brisket, tongue, and the filet. Well marinated, and filled me just enough for some dessert. My date had the Soondubu, her favorite so far. Filled with flavor and spicy enough to enjoy and not overwhelm. I recommend this place 100%!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

As soon we were sat, we were immediately told they were closing in 45 min so he needed to take our whole food ordered at once. We were early. Fine. We had a couple questions about the meat types in which he suggested the wrong one because he was rushing. Thanks to google we were able to confirm what we had initially wanted. Food was so bland, and we were robbed the experience of Korea BBQ because the service was awful.

OT
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good not great. Much better places in Korean town. Also they only give 5 s.all side dishes to accompany the BBQ whereas most place give like ten.

i
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the service. My bf and I have a very stressing demanding schedules, we want a very relaxing thanksgiving so this was perfect before heading to watch a movie. We appreciate they were open on such a special day.

f
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch deal