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Danji

346 W 52nd St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10019-6218
212-586-2880
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Ranked #202 of 11,648 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Not great, wee were seated and then moved. The starter was nice but the main course which contained seafood and tofu made me violently ill twice. When I paid I was asked why I hadn't left a tip, I explained the food had made me ill. I was offered no apology or recompense, just a club soda, which I declined,... More

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My daughter and her boyfriend came home raving about a Korean restaurant in the theater district that they were determined I had to try. I never have had Korean food but was sure that neither my husband or I would enjoy it. I was very wrong. Danji is tiny (seating for around 35), and reservations are only accepted for parties... More

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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were there one evening in December 2013. Since reservations are not available we walked in and asked for the table. The place is little and was packed and a nice girl told us to come back in 1,5 hours. Normally I would never wait so much for a table at a restaurant but we had nothing better to do... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Danji serves up a simple but effective lunch set, spicy beef or pork over rice, with a clear soup, kimchi and pickled mushrooms. The restaurant itself is small, seating somewhere between 30-40, part of the room being tall communal tables. Even though there was only one waitress on duty during lunch, service was attentive and very efficient. Would definitely return.

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New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I don't consider myself a huge fan of Korean food (too spicy), but was blown away by the quality and inventiveness of the cuisine here. The food is tapas-style, small plates, and each dish was better than the previous. Some of the items I particularly recommend were the whelk salad, short ribs, kimchi trio, sliders, crispy calamari. The ambience is... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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155 reviews 155 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Michelin starred restaurants are rare, and Michelin starred Korean restaurants are even rarer. While the Korean cuisine can be good, most Koreans seem to regard cooking as just a labour, not a passion. Danji of chef Hooni Kim is, according to the reviewers of Michelin, an exception to the rule. The interior of this little restaurant was bright with an... More

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Houston, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We loved the tapas-like small plate approach to both traditional and "modern" Korean food. Try to pork-belly slider and kimchi chorizo fried rice.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Right in the theater district. Korean "tapas" (small plates) are fantastic. Get there very early if you're going to a show- it's a small place and VERY popular. Try the honey garlic wings.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We came here after theater and just walked in. The food is inventive and well executed. I loved the tofu with Ginger. They also have a small but impactful drinks selection.

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bristol
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a must do place in New York for utterly brilliant contemporary Korean cooking. Korean style KFC chicken wings were truly amazing hot and sticky but still retaining their crunchy breadcrumb ed coating. Main course of Korean beef sliders were also a revelation as was the more traditional rice dish and all very subtle with the marriage of spicing... More

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