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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 #319 of 11,642 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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Broussard, La
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The food here is excellent, and very reasonably priced! This was our second visit here, the first being three years ago and we thought they were amazing then, and they still are! We will certainly target Danji on any future visits to Manhattan. (Danji has a Michelin star, and we didn't realize this on our first trip. Go there, and... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate at Danji before going to a Broadway show. It was the perfect place to get light and tasty small plates really quickly. Danji is a casual and small Korean restaurant. There are multiple communal tables (depending on the size of your party). I was impressed by how the restaurant optimized its space. Our server recommended that we order... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had high expectations about this place and was left feeling somewhat disappointed. We went during the evening of August 21st for a romantic meal. We were seated right away (around 7:30 ish) at one of the communal tables. Not the best if youre looking for a romantic meal with your husband since you are squeezed right next to people... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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171 reviews 171 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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