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Asian, Korean, American, Vegetarian, Vegan
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12 E 32nd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-5419
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere

We had dinner yesterday and enjoyed it very much. Food was tasty and decor is beautifully special ;) You will be asked to take off your shoes so get ready for that...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner yesterday and enjoyed it very much. Food was tasty and decor is beautifully special ;) You will be asked to take off your shoes so get ready for that...

Thank ravitmarom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing cosy atmosphere, attentive service and really really great vegetarian tasty food!! Be aware that it's a bit pricy and you should book in advance. Can't wait to be back!

Thank Andrea S
Oldsmar, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with a unique dining experience. Had the ssam bab meal which was very tasty and the kale pancake. A bit on the pricey side, but service was good and the overall experience was fun!

Thank Jaimie M
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was traveling with a vegetarian who loves great food. This restaurant was recommended by some NYC friends. Do make reservations. They really want you to relax, take your time and enjoy a great meal, so walk-ins appear to be rare. They are quite popular. Amazing range of dishes, engaging staff and pleasant space.

Thank bobaztraveler100
Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place - very beautiful. Very creative. Love not having shoes on!!! Feels great. Staff are very attentive and polite. The food is fantastic. Presentation is fantastic. Super tasty. Super vegan. We are from England so this was a great experience. Which we won't forget. Thank you guys.

Thank kyliewattsup
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We usually pass up on Korean food due to the use of fish sauce and meat in most dishes, so we were very excited to try Hangawi which is a vegan Korean restaurant. We took the chef''s menu and were extremely happy with the food which included six dishes. My parents, who are not vegetarians or fans of asian food,... More 

Thank chemisrl
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I recommend this restaurant to anybody looking for a very rich-in-flavour vegetarian meal in a stylish ambience. Excellent for couples: rest assured your companion won't be disappointed. The restaurant is listed as "expensive," but the portions are generous and the food has good value for money. Be prepared to take off your shoes. I don't believe taking off one's shoes... More 

Thank Maurilio B
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265 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Hangawi is a popular spot - so, make reservations if you can. I was on my own and they don't take reservations for 1 - so I showed up at opening on a weeknight. They gave me a table but only for 1.5 hours (which was fine with me anyway since I only had an hour). The ambiance is really... More 

1 Thank Sunny77777
New York City, New York
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Love the food, the ambience and decor,. I was very impress with the flavor. Yes, you have to take your shoes off and the tables are low, that's the beauty of this place. I like everything I ate and I'm planning to go back soon

Thank Virgin-Queens
Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We've eaten here on two trips to Manhattan, and have enjoyed both meals. Unrushed, but prompt service. Interesting preparations with a Korean spiciness. And did I say it is vegetarian, too.

Thank Bill C

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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: Asian, Korean, American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 10:15 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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