About GAONNURI

1250 BROADWAY 39th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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GAONNURI RESTAURANT / BAR&LOUNGE - SKY ROOM

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Korean

Hours of Operation:
RESTAURANT
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LUNCH :Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
DINNER : Monday - Sunday 5:00PM - 10:00 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY DINNER ONLY
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BAR & LOUNGE - SKY ROOM
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LUNCH: Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
DINNER: Monday - Sunday 5:00PM - 12:00 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY DINNER ONLY
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Cross Street:
32nd street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 971-9045

Website:
http://www.gaonnurinyc.com/

Parking Details:
We validate your parking at discounted price after 5PM.


You can park your vehicle at CENTRAL PARKING, same building 1250 Broadway New York, NY 10001

Public Transit:
TRAIN: PENN STATION: AMTRAC/LIRR/NJ TRANSIT/NJ PATH

SUBWAY: PENN STATION A/B/C/E/1/2/3

32nd and Broadway Corner N/Q/R

BUS: M4/M5/Q32

Executive Chef:
Chef Dae Hee Lee

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar

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GAONNURI Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

scenic view (246)
special occasion (181)
romantic (169)
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fit for foodies (132)
good for groups (119)
hot spot (61)
late-night find (37)
great for lunch (34)
notable wine list (31)
neighborhood gem (31)
vibrant bar scene (29)
kid-friendly (13)
great for brunch (9)
great for outdoor dining (8)
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food5
ambience4
service5
value1

Food was excellent. Very expensive for ...

vip
Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. Very expensive for what it was.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing view, excellent food, attentive ...

Dined 4 days ago

Amazing view, excellent food, attentive service. Unrushed

Tags: romantic, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great experience

Dined 6 days ago

Went there with a few friends and it was overall a great experience. Delicious food and drinks, along with a beautiful view & ambience, it was a laid back night out.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

A regular for special occasions - canno ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

A regular for special occasions - cannot be faulted

food5
ambience5
service5

The ambiance and service were top notch!

Dined on April 22, 2016

The ambiance and service were top notch!

food4
ambience5
service4
value5

Korean BBQ on top of the world.

Dined on April 22, 2016

Wonderful dishes an amazing staff and remarkable ambiance make this spot an absolute winner. Even on a hazy day the views were spectacular only to be elevated by great Korean BBQ.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Views are worth a visit alone!

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

I love Korean food but even if you think you don't, trust me. You'll love it. amazing beef and chicken and shrimp-something for even picky eaters. and really great apps. The views are incredible from every window and even if you don't get a window seat it's still great.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great restaurant, awesome bolgogi, good ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

Great restaurant, awesome bolgogi, good service and fantastic views. A very good evening.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

View to kill

Dined on April 11, 2016

Really nice place with great food, atmosphere and a view to kill. Located on the 39th floor and all the skyscrapers around.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Beautiful view.. upscale Korean.. Prix Fixe menu

Dined on April 8, 2016

A bit nicer in ambiance than the traditional Koreatown restaurant.. the view is amazing. The Prix Fixe menu kept it a bit more affordable, however still pricey. Service was impeccable. The food was good and the best part is that it's ventilated very well, so you don't walk out smelling of BBQ.

food3
ambience4
service3
value2

Nice view - mediocre value

Dined on April 8, 2016

The view was excellent . The restaurant seemed a bit dated but the general ambiance was nice. The hostesses were a bit up themselves and seemed to be think this restaurant was the be all end all. The waiter was good and responsive. The food was good and surprisingly filling. I had read reviews that the portions were too small. Overall, I think a better meal could have been had down on street level for less price but if you want the view, then go here.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

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Dined on April 4, 2016

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food5
ambience5
service5

Gaonnuri was amazing once again. Our ser ...

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

Gaonnuri was amazing once again. Our server, Alex Houston, was excellent. He took very good care of me and my friends. He was knowledgeable, quick and very helpful with our food selection. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place to eat. Great food- more upscale Korean experience.

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Nice place with ambience

Dined on March 27, 2016

We found this place via Google and TripAdvisor We had the chicken and pork for BBQ and a salmon gui Service was very good except at the last stretch where two of the waiters got confused over which meat to BBQ which I guess was a honest mistake Ambience was fantastic The BBQ meat was definitely above average although the chicken was a tad hard The salmon gui was fantastic (we had it well-done)

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, very nice staff

Dined on March 27, 2016

We went here for my wife's 40th birthday. They gave us a great seat with an amazing view. The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. We had a blast and the dessert, some snickers creation, was insane.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Total find

vip
Dined on March 23, 2016

Great spot for elegant dining and excellent food. The views evoke old world manhattan. Killer cocktail list.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We came here for my boyfriends birthday ...

Dined on March 23, 2016

We came here for my boyfriends birthday and I do not regret it one bit! The restaurant is very modern and upscale. Even the outside of the building looks very modern and beautiful. The view of the city at night was breathtaking. And the food.. Outstanding. Never had anything like it before. It was so flavorful, definitely recommend this place and definitely coming back next chance we get!

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Atmosphere was great with the sky view.F ...

Dined on March 23, 2016

Atmosphere was great with the sky view.Food was alright,cost was more than we would pay for good Korean food.Service was good.So if you want to impress any tourist,I guessed this will be the place.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The best Korean restaurant in NYC

Dined on March 22, 2016

We enjoy this restaurant every time we visit. It is an authentic, high quality Korean restaurant with a great view. We had both lunches and dinners, and their food is always consistent. We especially appreciate unlike many Asian restaurants they don't use any MSG, and one can taste every dish is prepared with great care by a fantastic chef. Their Kimchee is also the best! Highly recommended.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

K-Town with a View

Dined on March 22, 2016

- Great view and ambiance. - Servings are delicious, but on the small side (especially for the price). However, after dinner we weren't left overly stuffed. - My guests were there for the first time so I requested the best view in the house. They gave us a corner with a wrap around view of NYC - thanks so much!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Nice view

Dined on March 21, 2016

The first thing to let me like there is the amazing view. The foods look good & taste good. The good restaurant to take u friend for meeting or family party.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

Amazing view only found in a few spots in the city

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

The view is what you come here for, it is well worth it. It is amazing and getting a window seat is highly recommended. You get a great view of midtown and beyond, and the service is pretty good here. They're attentive and try to accommodate as well. However, as great as all of this is, the food is just good, not great. There are better Korean bbq spots in the city, such as Bann and my personal favorite, Gyu-Kaku, which are also a whole lot cheaper. However, for the views and the presentation and service alone, I'd recommend this space for a special occasion.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

the food was somewhat authentic

Dined on March 5, 2016

i chose it for the views. it was highend for sure. food was good.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Good energy, good food, good everything

Dined on March 5, 2016

The second you hear about Gaonnuri, you're probably impressed. I mean it doesn't really get better than Korean food on the 39th floor penthouse overlooking all over midtown Manhattan. I think going there, it is key to order the table barbecue where you can share your food with the group and get a bunch of incredible sides. Certainly if it is in your budget, getting more food than you can probably eat is the best move. Also, if that wasn't enough, it was my friends birthday and they gave us a free dessert on the house with a candle to celebrate. 10/10

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome, the view it really amazing and ...

Dined on March 4, 2016

Awesome, the view it really amazing and the employees really help make the experience even better.

food3
ambience3
service3
value2

Lovely view that we didn't get to see.

Dined on February 28, 2016

We received a recommendation that this restaurant not only had good food but also a great view. After I made the reservation I called to request a window table and they said it was no problem. Unfortunately when we arrived we were told that they did not have a window table for us and that those tables needed to be reserved weeks before. The food was pretty good but a bit overpriced. We have had just as good if not better Korean food at small local eateries. Since we were visiting NYC from out of town we were looking forward to a dining experience that included good food and a special atmosphere...including a good view of the city.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Gem for BBQ

vip
Dined on February 22, 2016

If you want a cool restaurant experience with the same great BBQ that you find in the rest of Koreatown, this is the place. Views of the city, comfortable seating, architectually strong and the bbq is first rate, especially the marinates. Service was friendly and attentive. Pay a little more, get a whole lot more.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Fun for a special occasion

Dined on February 22, 2016

We brought friends and our teenage daughters here for lunch, as they adore all things Korean. The views are lovely, and I'm sure even better at night. The wait staff got friendlier as the meal progressed (one waiter was in training). If they had been a bit more engaging at the beginning, we probably would've ordered a greater variety of food. The spicy black cod Jorim was very good, and the octopus bokkeum was exceptional. I was disappointed that the prix fixe lunch offering required all at the table to partake, since getting 6 people to agree to eat the same 2 items for a special occasion meal is a bit counterproductive, so we just let everyone order their preference from the menu instead. The deconstructed soo jeong kwa was stunning and enjoyed also. One caveat, my request for cream for my coffee went unfulfilled. A minor issue, but since the restaurant was nearly empty, completely unnecessary. All in all, the food was of very good quality, and portions were better than we expected. We would recommend.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service2
value3

Raised prices, less food

Dined on February 21, 2016

I have been eating at Gaonnuri for over four years now. The service has been progressively worse ( waited 15 minutes just to get water). This last time we went it wasn't super crowded yet finding a server was like finding a unicorn. Furthermore the menu prices have risen drastically and the side dishes that you get with every order have become less. For the amount of money I spend it's definitely not worth it. If you've never been there before it's a great experience for the scenic veiw, but if your regular or have been there before like me you will be disappointed.

Tags: scenic view
food4
ambience5
service4
value2

Ambiance was nice, bar staff friendly an ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

Ambiance was nice, bar staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dinner was good, very small portions, sides were bigger than main dishes, tasty and expensive. Did not do bbq, sampler diner and pre fixed dinners. Wait staff could be more knowledgeable or versitile about their dishes, it seemed as if some of them were bothered by the questiond asked, about the food, gave minimal information, kind of an unwilling explanation.

Tags: late-night find, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service5

Our waitress was very helpful and knowle ...

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgable. Great experience and great food!

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Great view and food!

Dined on February 18, 2016

Everything was great - table side service as well as the view. Only complaint is we had a 730 reservation but were not sat until 8. Very accommodating with request for seat near the window

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food1
ambience4
service4
value1

bad dinner

Dined on February 15, 2016

Soup and all dishes were cold, wine was bad because it seems that the bottle was opened many days ago. Dessert was a muffin with ice cream....not good at all. Nothing worth for the price.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

Delicious with a great view.

Dined on February 14, 2016

Came here for Valentine's Day and the food was delicious, except because it was a set 8-course dinner set, the food took forever and we had to rush them in order to get the dishes coming at a decent pace. I would go back, but not for a special occasion, I think.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing 32nd floor views

Dined on February 14, 2016

This restaurant was amazing. I had the best appetizers (noodles and dumpling soup) and had the full size rice for an entree. My boyfriend and I got the table barbeque for 2 which was an experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEN D!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value2

Delicious but expensive

Dined on February 14, 2016

The food is amazing. We absolutely loved every dish and wished we could have ordered more. That said, it was very expensive. We were charged for a garish in our drinks - even ice! $4 for ice (actually itemized that way on the bill). It's really a great spot, but be prepared to splurge!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great place to bring parents- if you wan ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Great place to bring parents- if you want a table near the window request it early- they go months in advance!

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food2
ambience5
service4

Great view and dining room. Food was ok ...

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

Great view and dining room. Food was ok but bland, which is particularly surprising for Korean food. But the atmosphere is definitely worth the visit.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing.

Dined on February 7, 2016

Everything from the cuisine, to the wine, to the ambiance and view was exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and cannot wait to go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Beautiful Restaurant with a View

Dined on February 7, 2016

Both myself and date got the three course option which was excellent. Healthy sized portions for both the entree and the appetizer. Desert left a little to be desired with the size but it was an excellent medley of chocolate, vanilla, berries and nuts. We were very lucky to get to enjoy a fireworks display in downtown Manhattan while inside the restaurant which was amazing. Definitely would recommend anyone check this place out for a special occasion.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene

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