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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 #212 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This restaurant exceeded my expectations. The food is mainly Korean but served as tapas. Everything we had was delicious specially the tofu (it melted in my mouth). The decoration inside was elegant and modern. It is a small restaurant so of course you will have to share a table with other people, as usual in this kind of restaurant. I... More

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Folsom, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food here is fantastic. There are the 'traditional' and 'modern' portions of the menu and each has their own delicious gems. The steak tartare (yook hwe) is fantastic as is the scallion & pepper pancake (gochu pajeon). The dish not to be missed however, is the bossam; a pork belly dish served in a spicy sauce. The spicy ginger... More

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Montreal
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I tried Danji on my last trip to New York because I love Korean food. I walked from hotel and it was very cold on that night! You are wondering why I am talking about the weather? If it had not been that cold, I would have walked out after being greeted that way from the bartender-waitress! She was occupied... More

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Sinking Spring, PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Went here with a friend who had never had Korean food. I have adopted Korean children and have been to Korea 3 times. The food here is excellent for people trying this food. Lunch menu limited but if you are new to this - try kimchi trial of 3 kimchies -$5 and the b bim bap very good and the... More

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