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#2,018 of 11,649 Restaurants in New York City
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Asian, Korean
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12 W 32nd St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10001-3813
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8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Takeout

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Great Korean selections, very casual and inexpensive

Second visit to Woorijip while shopping in Manhattan. This is a great place to get your fix of Korean specialties, both in a bountiful buffet style, as well as pre-packaged items such as dumplings, kim chee, fried rices, meats and lots of other things. A very casual setting that is good for take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
Los Altos, California
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Los Altos, California
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Second visit to Woorijip while shopping in Manhattan. This is a great place to get your fix of Korean specialties, both in a bountiful buffet style, as well as pre-packaged items such as dumplings, kim chee, fried rices, meats and lots of other things. A very casual setting that is good for take out as well as just eating, as... More 

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Comacchio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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181 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Woorijip is one of many local restaurants of Korean district of Manhattan, in which you can eat traditional dishes of Korean and East in general. Very useful to be able to pay "for weight" what you want to eat. I suggest you make a stop at this restaurant, looking outside the window the whole life of the heart of... More 

Thank Gianluca C
Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There are many restaurants on this block but this must be one of the better ones because it was jammed with diners, most of whom appeared to be Korean. The buffet has many selections, easy for both meat eaters and vegetarians. Favorites were the string beans with mushrooms, the sauteed tofu, and the egg custard. The food is sold by... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I ate at Woorijip earlier this week at the suggestion of the Penn Station Information Booth attendant and I know that I will be going back. It's easy enough to find -- walk down the long hallway of shops at Penn Station, go up the stairs and head straight for two and a half blocks. It's on the right. It... More 

Thank baystater
San Marcos, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I've tried almost all of the dishes and each of them are incredibly tasty. Plus, you can set up the portions for yourself and pay for what you get, so it's a good deal for someone who doesn't eat that much like I do.

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Derby England
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

First time I've ever had Korean food so no idea how to rate it's authenticity. It was, however, quite tasty. Loved everything I tasted except a fried whole fish that is not gutted. Sprats size fish is acceptable un-gutted but these were fairly sizeable fish. Usual price is $7.99/lb but there is a happy hour 3-30 pm where the food... More 

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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place was a win for us. We went at 5:30 on a weekday, but the crowd wasn't bad. You can hit up the buffet for a good variety. The buffet is $7.99/lb. which wasn't bad for the amount of food you get. You can also pick up a la carte items. We tried a lot of stuff, and everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very good Korean fast food buffet style. Mostly patroned by Asian clientele, so I guess it must be quite good to meet their expectations. Not a real restaurant, since you end up serving the food yourself, but that is what we came there for. Many, many items to choose from. Some a little strange for a non Korean, but kimchi... More 

Thank Krakonosh
Gold Coast, Australia
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161 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Without exaggeration, the Woorijip is arguably one of the best value meal outlets in mid-town Manhattan; all cuisines considered. It offers a wide range of tasty food (predominantly Korean cuisine) at very reasonable prices. It is usually crowded but this is a reflection of its popularity. Whilst we have never had major difficulties getting a seat and table at lunch... More 

Thank skis-gitz
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had to go here twice for their cheap, lot of variation and good food. A asian fastfood shack so don´t expect to much of the aspect of the place. They weigh the food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 W 32nd St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10001-3813
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-244-1115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean


Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am

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