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“Terrific all round”
Review of Gaonnuri

Gaonnuri
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Ranked #523 of 13,938 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue, Korean
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 32nd street
Transit: TRAIN: PENN STATION: AMTRAC/LIRR/NJ TRANSIT/NJ PATH SUBWAY: PENN STATION A/B/C/E/1/2/3 32nd and Broadway Corner N/Q/R BUS: M4/M5/Q32
Description: GAONNURI [gah-ohn-nu-ri]: The Center of the World The name Gaonnuri represents our placement in what we believe is the center of the world, both physically and figuratively. Located in the heart of New York City, a city that represents the intersection of the finest cuisines and eclectic cultures, Gaonnuri seeks to gather people of all backgrounds to share in a traditional Korean dining experience. We hope that the authenticity of the food and the enjoyment of the dining experience will invite patrons for generations to come. Thank you for allowing us to invite and serve you in our own culinary center.
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great Korean food, excellent service and wonderful view of the New York, what more can one ask. We selected the Korean BBQ option as the main course and it was excellent. Attentive friendly service without being in the way. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and assisted with recommendations once I advised him of my food intolerances, very helpful. It is pricy but for a special evening it was worth it. We didn't have a table near the window but you still have a spectacular view. We booked a table with their online service about 20 minutes before arrival time.

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Thank dgpCB
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

It's a spectacular location at the 39 th floor with an impressive view on Manhattan.
Our table wasn't located close to the window but the view was beautiful anyway.
We had no acknowledge of korean food and it was really difficult to pick up some food: the appetizers were really too spicy and the barbecued shrimps and chicken weren't really tasty.
Side dishes were all with same sauce, too strong.
Waiters weren't really able to suggest the best choices for us and the kids.
A bit pricey for what you get.
The other good thing is that your clothes don't smell of barbecue, they have an efficient system.

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Thank Dede P
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The best is the view. You feel in Tokyo. The barbecue was a chewing gum, they serve a variety of side dishes that are tasteless, cheap and bad quality. They charge you for the view, and not for the food. And one goes for the view not for the food. They have a bar. Better take pictures at the bar and eat in other restaurant in the same street. They want to make it fancy, with their “dress code” and it looks and feels like an hotel restaurant. The salad tasted like it came from the mini market around the corner. I didn’t eat the rice, it was hard.

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Thank voolksorf
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Fantastic Korean food. Excellent range of Korean delicacies. Staff very helpful. excellent views.

in normal Korean style you barbecue the food yourself in the center of the table. Nice range of pickles as well.

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Thank Rand V
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Visited primarily because of views and although they did not disappoint everything else did. We found the service to be very cool and the food a disappointment . The menu was not as extensive as I would have liked and being pescatarians, we struggled to find something we wanted. When we did decide we were told one of the dishes was off, without little apology or suggestion of another.
I opted for the tiger prawns which are cooked at the table. They still had the intestine tract in which i believe is a complete culinary no no. They were pretty tasteless and the side dishes were average.
It was not a cheap meal and i certainly would not return in a hurry.

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Thank Fern_Blue_Lady
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