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“Great atmosphere decent Korean BBQ”
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Ranked #1,384 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Korean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 8th & 9th Ave
Transit: 1 to 50th street, C E to 50th street, R to 49th street
Description: From the same team that brought you Woo Lae Oak in Soho & Los Angeles, Bann is a unique, interactive dining experience featuring authentic Korean cuisine with a modern flair. Unleash your inner chef at Bann and add an element of sizzle to your next evening out! Choose from a variety of authentic Korean barbecues prepared in our signature marinade, including beef short rib and thinly sliced rib eye, all cooked to perfection at your own smokeless tabletop grill. Or dine on traditional favorites like the black cod simmered in a spicy garlic soy reduction. For the adventurous diner, Bann creates a sharing & tasting experience to take you and your companions on a culinary tour of Korea.
Marlboro, New Jersey
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere decent Korean BBQ”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

This place is super popular so making a reservation is a must. I think the overall atmosphere was very nice.
We've been to a truly authentic Korean BBQ before so this was a very Americanized version of one for us. The food was very good but the menu is much more limited than the real deal. i just want to note the BBQs are gas here.
Service was ok. The grill plates were never cleaned or changed for us during our meal. But otherwise the waiter was relatively attentive.
This place is very pricy. Great to see what the fuss is about but if you're looking for a great Korean BBQ go to Koreatown or hop on NJ Transit to Palisades Park NJ. Menus may not be in English but waiters are always so helpful and you'll enjoy your experience much more.
Check 'local deal' websites for discounts!!! Gun Bae!

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Thank Didojen
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had an amazing BBQ at Bann on our NYC trip. The waiter was so lovely and really helpful in helping us decide. We had to yummy puddings to finish off a delicious meal. I would highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Roundtheworldscots
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westfield, nj
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306 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Nouvelle Korean”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Very good sea bass and BBQ, but watch the service--our waiter once forgot to put in my wife's entree and seemed surprised we were upset about it. Discounts on savored.com and restaurant.com

Visited September 2012
Thank DSM14
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Northfield, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Korean bbq”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Great ambiance, good food. Service superb. highly recommend it. Not just tourists. You see a lot of locals. Good variety in menu.

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Thank Sarp U
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Excellent Korean Barbecue”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Two months ago we visited Bann for our first experience with Korean Barbecue. As proof that we did enjoy the experience, we returned to Bann on our next visit to NYC which was this past week. We ordered the barbecue on both visits and although the meal could be cooked in the kitchen, we chose to cook the meal ourselves at the table on a gas grill. This made for a relaxed meal cooked at our own pace with the food always warm. We would recommend that you follow this example. Barbecue choices are plentiful and include salmon, tuna, rib eye beef, shrimp, mushrooms, etc. All the dishes which we tried were excellent with both meat and fish being of excellent quality. Barbecue choices are accompanied by a green salad. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere, good service and is conveniently located in the theater district.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank SJayinCT
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