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12 E 32nd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-5419 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #239 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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
Cuisines: American, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Palo Alto, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

To someone who grew up on Korean food and still eating out frequently at Korean restaurants like myself, this place represents a rarity on two accounts - vegetarian and upscale. For all the rhetoric from the Korean government about globalization of Korean cuisine, I feel that little has been achieved, but a restaurant like this is a major accomplishment. A... More

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a family favorite for special occasions (birthday dinners, etc). The ambiance is lovely, with the interior modeled like a classic Korean manor. Seating is traditional style on mats/ no shoes (with leg openings under table). Recently they've added art by a local Korean painter. The food is absolutely perfect, with attention paid to every detail. Unlike many asian... More

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Queen City
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

most delicately fried veg dumplings, pancake combo was divine, crispy sweet and sour mushrooms were rich chewy and fulfilling. Soju drinks were great and fun to try. Loved the decor. Beautiful and delicious food.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I went to Hangawi after hearing about it and it lived up to those expectations. The food was excellent and good portions. We ordered the fixed price Lunch for $22 each which was a good value. Otherwise, ordering straight off the menu a la carte could have been very expensive! The service was great from Jay our waiter and it... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I was a bit dubious about an all-vegetarian Korean restaurant (I like my meat), but this place dispelled my doubts at the starter. The atmosphere is really nice and calm - lights down, shoes off, soft music - and you feel like you can really relax with your food. The dishes were all interesting and tasty, and I didn't miss... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Every since I had Korean food in Beijing (have sadly not been to Korea), I have been wanting more. However, I have been disappointed the few places I have been so far. However, Hangawi delivered. Apart from being seated next to the door to the kitchen, which is a bit noisy and hectic, the room and atmosphere is fantastic. The... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Was recommended this place by an acquaintance. Having never tried Korean food and being vegetarian, really did not know what to expect. Our server, Jay was an excellent help. For starters we had the spicy baby dumplings, combination pancakes, silky tofu in clay pot & veg dumpling soup. Clay pot was ok. Would highly recommend the other starters. For main... More

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Sharon, Connecticut
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122 reviews 122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We haven't been back in quite a while, and food is still excellent! The ambiance is serene and service is good. Everything that we had was great: Kale & Broccoli Kimchi Salad ($12), Stuffed Shiitake Mushroom ($11), GF Tofu with Broccoli ($21), Fragrant Bamboo Rice (comes with soup and spices $28), multi-grain rice ($2.50), Ginger Tea (large mug $6), and... More

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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you love Korean cuisine and/or happen to be a vegetarian Hangawe is a must! Authentic (they require you to take the shoes off), nicely decorated, and good service. Menu contains classics such as Kimchi pancakes but also have dishes that I never tried before. Food is fresh, delicious and flavorful. This is my new favorite Korean in NYC. Sorry... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As a vegetarian i love it when you enter a place and just order anything off of the menu without having to worry wether or not it contains meat. Had a three coarse meal (which was around 37,50). Nice atmosphere, lovely food (the tofu steak was lovely!) and great service.

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