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“Affordable, fresh Korean Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Woorijip

Woorijip
12 W 32nd St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10001-3813 (Midtown)
212-244-1115
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Ranked #2,414 of 11,180 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night
Neighborhood: Midtown
Panama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Affordable, fresh Korean Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The place is very clean and the food is constantly being monitored and new dishes added.
A buffet is open until 22 hours, and hot meals are available round the clock.
Beverages are also very affordable, most beers (even imported) are just $3.
Overall an excellent experience in Asian food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A great tasty deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place for the budget-conscious. I thoroughly enjoyed the selection - it is self-serve buffet with prepackaged hot meals too. Even if one did not like Korean food, there are more of the common place items like teriyaki chicken, fried rice, sweet and sour pork etc. This is the place to try different Korean foods at a very reasonable price. Staff are helpful and always around. Got quite crowded at lunch and there is limited seating.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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rpaulson7
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Very good Korean buffet take-out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I saw this restaurant from our room window at the La Quinta Inn Manhattan across the street. On Friday night of our trip I needed some dinner, and wanted some take-out to eat in our room. I hit the street and randomly picked this place.

They have a nice hot and cold Korean buffet. I loaded up some random stuff. I've never had Korean, so I don't know the names of things. I like the chicken meatballs, cold noodles, beef and veggies, and the crab cakes were just OK.

They also have cold beer in cans and bottles, and small bottles of wine - Barefoot primarily.

On Sunday night, we needed a snack, so we stopped in again. As it was about 11pm, the buffet was taken down. They had packed the buffet items into many small individual containers, so we picked our way through and grabbed 3 or 4. Again, pretty good food, just not as convenient.

Both visits, this restaurant was quite busy, which I figured was a good sign.

The meal in my photo cost about $12, including the 200mL bottle of chardonnay.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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177 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Delicious Korean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We walked over here while waiting for our train at Penn Station and got take-out to eat on the train. It was all very yummy. Lots of vegetarian options, all of which were marked veg. It was also quite reasonably priced (2 kimbap rolls, seaweed salad, kale and mushroom salad, and 1 drink was more than filling for 2, and was only $18).

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riverside, California
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“this place is fancy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

this is a nice fancy place with good drinks and good appetizers . we went here for happy hour , it was nice

Visited April 2013
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