GAONNURI

4.5
2321 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
Korean Restaurant + BBQ | Penthouse Bar + Lounge

GAONNURI [gah-ohn-nu-ri]: The Center of the World

The name GAONNURI represents our placement in what we believe is the center of the world, both physically and figuratively. Located in the heart of New York City,
a city that represents the intersection of the finest cuisines and eclectic cultures, GAONNURI seeks to gather people of all backgrounds to share
in a traditional Korean dining experience. We hope that the authenticity of the food
and the enjoyment of the dining experience will invite patrons for generations to come.
Thank you for allowing us to invite and serve you in our own culinary center.
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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great restaurant with an awesome staff and amazing views of Manhattan. The food was spectacular as well. Prices are a touch on the high end, but overall a great value for the experience.

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MV
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Overpriced

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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelent restaurant
Service is wobdefull
View is amazing
Food is a really good quality

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is always a pleasurable experience here from the attentive service to delicious food! I have dined here with colleagues, business partners and my family... the view and ambiance are perfect for all!

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BL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely evening at Gaonnuri this past Friday. My date was running really late because of traffic uptown, but the staff was so accomodating. They provided a table with an awesome view next to the window and didn't rush me. Even when my date arrived, they answered all his questions about the menu and we're so attentive. Oh and the food was amazing!!! Please order the bibimbap--You won't regret it. Super delicious. Will be going back very soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really good food. Massive portions - the tasting menu can easily feed two. Great service, environment and views.

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WO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my third trip to Gaonnuri, and it's better each time. The food is beautiful, textural, and very well-balanced. The atmosphere is perfect for having conversation and actually hearing one another, and the views are great! Wait staff were attentive, but not hovering.

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AB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a party of 6 and did the table barbecue and had lots of food left over. The party liked that the meat was cooked for us, as this was a much "fancier" Korean BBQ establishment and we didn't have to get dirty. The staff was very pleasant. More often than not, you have to worry about places with nice views not having great food but the menu items we ordered, did not disappoint!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best for the price and marinated prime rib was a very poor cut of meat.

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RW
Baltimore
77 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great quality and great service. We were at hot cooking plate table and the duck breast and the beef bulgogi were amazing. The pickled vegetables and kimchi of highest quality. This is our second time and we plan to go back soon. Friendly fast service plus high quality is a winning combination! Fresh meat and seafood cooked table side is a wonderful experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in town for 2019 Workd Pride and wanted a last night date together

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D
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The cocktail server needs an attitude check. If she does not enjoy working there get another job.

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MM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Birthday eve dinner for my twin sons. Beautiful view from our window side table. Service was very cool and efficient but server only provided the minimum information and never smiled once. Food was plentiful but we had no idea what each kimchi dish was and it was just okay..nothing I would order again. The idea of cooking the food in the middle of our table was interesting but very expensive. I felt like the server was just tolerating us as a family with kids. Not surprised the restaurant was barely half full. Had a much better time at a Korean bbq restaurant down the block.

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s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

great views, great atmosphere, great food. Staff was good but not overly friendly.

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s
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Everything was “eh”but for the service which was awful.
The entire Bldg is under construction and there are no compensating directions on the website. I won’t be back.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Beautiful view! Overall good food. Service was confused.

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SC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great Korean food with amazing city view, a perfect spot for Friday night

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Such a nice atmosphere for a casual or fancy date alike. Beautiful views. Great food. Marinated Galbi was amazing. We did the 3 course prefix dinner for each. About $55 per person. Great dishes. Planning our next dinner there already.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The view is wonderful, food is yummy.

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Daddy daughter date.

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E
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice view and very kind
It would be better if you go when sunset

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c
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great place in midtown manhattan. Close proximity to Penn station. Easy spot to meet up, food excellent, service excellent and lovely views from the 39th floor. A little on the pricier side but worth the splurge. Good drinks, wine by the glass and beer choices also. Went with the bbq combo for 3 people (there were 4 of us) + 2 large appetizers and 2 sides. Plenty of food for the 4 of us.

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FD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful, refined food and experience.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, always reliably good. Amazing view.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great view and good food, ambianche could be better furnitured

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DC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Guy who served us helped us pick what to eat and assisted us during the whole meal. Staff came out with a happy birthday decorated plate for my birthday. Truly spectacular. Will definitely come back.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a nice table next to the window, so got to see the amazing view. Service staff were great, asked about allergies and came by several times to see if we needed anything. The food was awesome, would definitely come back in the future.

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YC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sometimes you need to be reminded about what real service is, then you go to Gaonnuri, and are humbled by the caring way they treat you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversaire

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L
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took our niece here who was visiting from Arizona. We have been here several times and enjoy taking out of towners here. It was her first time and she was very impressed with the venue... service, food, atmosphere and scenic view. We arrived early for our 6:30pm seating and were seated promptly. Got great window seating with a spectacular view of the city skyline. Wait staff were very friendly, professional, accommodating and attentive but not obtrusive. Drinks and food arrived promptly after we placed our orders. Great presentation and everything was fresh, great quality of meats, right temperature and tasted delicious. We did not feel rushed through dinner and enjoyed the whole experience, albeit, quite expensive but worth it! Will return and continue to recommend to family and friends

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c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the amazing views. Got to see the sunset over Manhattan . Loved having the food cooked on the table and all the side dishes. Service was wonderful

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n
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our 4th time at your restaurant. It gets better each time. The food is superb, the service is impeccable and the view is to die for. I tis our favorite restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful night.

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Black squid is too salty and a piece of seafood pancake is too small

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, friendly and good fun. Particularly recommend the aubergine and that is not something I say very often.

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RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, awesome view, well priced.

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S
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High end Korean food with an outstanding view. Brought my sweet korean mom here for a big birthday. She was both appalled at the price for what she considers street food and amazed at the attention to detail and how special they made her feel. I’d bring her back in a second! The table service was great- bbq and bibimpop - and flavor was just right. Kimchi authentic and my mom left feeling like a queen. She is now demanding we come back for every special occasion. Definitely will.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Father’s Day dinner

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SR
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time. Food and service were very good. We will come back another time.

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j
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Do you want a fancy Korean BBQ place that you can enjoy for dinner, on a date, with colleagues, or with friends that is not a 1am drunk stopover before the hotel? Then this is your place. Amazing views, great service, and excellent food.

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