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Hangawi

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Neighborhood:
Midtown
American, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan
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12 E 32nd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-5419
212-213-0077
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1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 160
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Korean experience

Food was well prepared with good fresh ingredients. We felt that some dishes lacked some flavor though. Fast serving, waiter was a bit distant. Special with the Korean interior style, liked the seating on pillows. Overall a good dinner experience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Nina N
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Food was well prepared with good fresh ingredients. We felt that some dishes lacked some flavor though. Fast serving, waiter was a bit distant. Special with the Korean interior style, liked the seating on pillows. Overall a good dinner experience!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First time @ a Korean restaurant - wonderful flavors and helpful friendly staff. Chen suggested the pancake appetizers to share - mmmm! Citron beverage was crisp and good. Much of this was new to us so we tried different entrees - Kim chee, stone bowls, organic zen - all was good and we will be back. Try it! Rated as... More 

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Denver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Came here a couple of years ago with a colleague and was blown away - just managed to go tonight alone and it felt even better. As a twenty-year vegetarian, eating out can be full of compromises, at Hangawi I don't have to give anything a second thought. Had the Avocado stone bowl, sake sampler and a ginger tea. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Never thought I'd like a vegan food experience so much. The food and service were completely amazing. So glad I had a pedicure as there are no shoes allowed in the restaurant. Perfect! Try the lychee wine you won't be sorry.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were heading to the Empire State Building and my husband googled this restaurant. We were all in, as we love Asian food. Big surprise for my husband was that it was all vegetarian. And it was one of the best meals we had in NY!!! Beautifully prepared and presented and the flavor!! Wonderful!! Interior very cozy-- remove shoes and... More 

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Holon, Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went for lunch, the restaurant offered AMAZING vegan food. Delicious, different and amazing serving and atmosphere!

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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went for a second time with the intention to get the set menue for 55$. Amazing dishes and flavors and plenty of food. The rice dishes are not my taste as they are bland and without much kick, but the rest was really good. Something which I didn't like that much was that many items were fried, like tofu, mushrooms... More 

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Switzerland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We echo reviews of others - intimate atmosphere and tasty, well presented meals. Can highly recommend for a family meal - for our teenagers, Korean vegetarian cuisine is a new experience and they loved the new tastes.

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Its a good place for vegetarians to visit and experience Korean culture. The food though you may or may not like, depending on your taste. But overall setup is good. Do try their special tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

eating here is a unique experience! you take your shoes off and sit at a low table with room for your legs underneath. it's very dark and the menu is exclusively vegetarian and very healthy! I had the avocado rice bowl and the kale pancakes which were really good. my mom really enjoyed her cocktail and all in all it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 E 32nd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-5419
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-213-0077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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