Gaonnuri

  • 3.34
  • Good!
  • Food:3.2
  • Decor:3.6
  • Service:3.0

1250 Broadway, 39th Floor, New York, NY 10001New York / Manhattan / Flatiron  [ Map ]

(212) 971-9045  [ Website ]

Korean / Asian Fusion / Cocktail Bars$50 - $99

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Gaonnuri

    • 3.5
  • Food: 3.0
  • Decor: 4.0
  • Service: 4.0
We celebrated birthdays of 2 friends.  This is located inside a mm office building but it occupies the 39th floor.  We made reservations and asked for sears by the window with a view.  So they out us facing the Hudson River which is a great view of the River and New Jersey.
We did the price-fixed dinner.  The best item in the menu is the Japchae made with see through thick cellophane noodles with mushrooms.  Very tasty indeed.
Many of the main entrees has a surcharge of $5. It seems like only the bulgogi did not have a surcharge.
It's a Korean restaurant so of course we get pickled kimchee.  We also had salad.
I ordered the duck to be grilled.  It was good but it was not seasoned and it did not come with a dip either.  There was some oil and nutty dip but it did not taste like sate sauce or anything.  But something was lacking.
The Japchae was definitely a higher quality.  Presentation and taste were notable. Dessert was a scoopnor culliere of ice cream and a financier that tasted like a good muffin and crispy o top.
I may go back again but mainly for Japchae and probably order from the alacarte menu.
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Gaonnuri

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At Ktown. I never thought there was some fancy restaurant in this place. It is at office building and the floor is at the top of that building. The view is good. We've came here for some drink so I'm not so familiar about there food but it seems like they are selling the view and ambience.

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Gaonnuri

    • 3.5
  • Food: 3.0
  • Decor: 3.5
  • Service: 3.0

- Everyone arrives, be seated

- Fancy place (not a money-friendly Korean restaurant)

- Drink menu is good.

- Nice view from 43rd floor

- Food is okay

 

Not bad at all. Yet, no WOW moment during the restaurant experience. Okay place for nice dinner with no demand/expectation.

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Elevated Korean #BBQ ! Awesome dinner tonight at gaonnurinyc, the highest Korean restaurant in the w

Elevated Korean #BBQ ! Awesome dinner tonight at gaonnurinyc, the highest Korean restaurant in the world. Aptly named "center of the world", luckily its stunning views of #NYC match the elegant refined Korean cuisine it offers. Fab dining with fellow unbuttoningpants hungrynyc and food.drunk for korean_nyc and #NYCRestaurantWeek!

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amazing views!

    • 4.0
  • Decor: 4.5

The #YookHwe (#BeefTartare) #bibimbap @GaonnuriNYC, available for #NYCRestaurantWeek! Great #Korean restaurant located in the penthouse with sweeping views of the city.

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to Restaurant Week when I visited gaonnurinyc in their Penthouse Suite 39th floor Restaurant and had

to Restaurant Week when I visited gaonnurinyc in their Penthouse Suite 39th floor Restaurant and had this beauty: the "Snickers Bar" dessert. TBH, I don't know what was in it, but it was pretty damn good. In Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC. #EEEEEATS

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Lunch

Gaonnuri is a relatively new restaurant that opened on the 39th floor of an office building in Koreatown on the corner of 32nd and Broadway. The word "gaon" means middle, and I was told "nuri" means place so this translates to middle place...which I took to mean its location in Koreatown, basically "midtown".

I've read a few reviews/articles about the restaurant, and to be honest, I wasn't that eager to try it. To me, Korean food equals homestyle comfort, so a fancy pants restaurant seemed like the antithesis of what I would want.

A few of my friends (both Korean and non-Korean) started to get in touch with me to see if I had tried it as well as to give me feedback, so I thought I should check it out. Fortunately, I had a meeting in Koreatown, and I suggested Gaonnuri for lunch afterwards.

You shoot up to the 39th floor, and I will say... the city and Hudson River views are pretty fantastic. The restaurant is quite large and modern looking with a bar and a separate bar seating area. Although there were a ton of available tables in the dining room, we were still asked to wait longer than I would've expected.

Our table, and it seemed that most tables, had built-in BBQ grills, but we didn't have BBQ to check it out. The pricing at lunch is comparable, or maybe a touch more expensive, than most of the other Korean restaurants around.

Service was a little confused, so we flagged down a waiter so we could place our orders. I decided on daegu maewuntang (spicy codfish soup), which is my Korean lunch go-to, and I convinced my lunch partner to share an appetizer of yukhoe (Korean steak tartare) as an appetizer with me.

The lightly seasoned raw beef was still a touch frozen which seems to be the norm for yukhoe that I've had in Manhattan. It was served with julienned Korean pear, red pepper and garlic slivers. This yukhoe was fine, but certainly not exceptional (to Korea standards); however, it was much better than some others I've tried here, and if I returned, I would probably order it again.

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The maewuntang, on the other hand, was beyond average and actually disappointing. It was served in the typical Korean stoneware pot so the soup would stay hot, but it wasn't served bubbling hot to begin with (the way it should be served) so there wasn't much heat to retain. Plus, the seasoning wasn't that spicy or flavorful.

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Gaonnuri doesn't serve a tableful of banchan like typical Korean restaurants. Instead you get this dish of three bites; ours included chicken meatballs, a white kimchi and, I think, apple kimchi. When I requested regular kimchi, the server looked confused. I eventually got a small bowl of overly fermented kimchi. I kinda judge my Korean restaurants on their kimchi. Disappointing.

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My overall first impression is that the restaurant is more geared towards non-Koreans although there were plenty of Korean people dining when I dined there. That said, I would definitely return for a big BBQ dinner to check out the meats and see if a full dinner is a more authentic experience than the formal lunch.

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Gaonnuri, Midtown East, NYC

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One doesn’t get many opportunities to dine on the 39th floor with majes

tic sweeping views of the city anymore. 

 

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Gaonnuri, which means “center of the world” in Korean is one of the few spots left that allows you that luxury. This modern space has rather a formal clientele – a lot of the patrons are Korean business people.

Lunch offers a good deal and allows a nice sampling of their dishes. The menu is traditional Korean overseen by Chef Tae Goo Kang who has cooked in the kitchens of Nobu 57 and The Modern.

The food is good but not quite as spectacular as the views but it certainly is a spot to consider.

Here is some of what we ate:

 

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Tonight's dinner was a delicious Broiled Cod with Caramelized Fermented Soybean Sauce. This restaura

Tonight's dinner was a delicious Broiled Cod with Caramelized Fermented Soybean Sauce. This restaurant is on the 39th floor and has beautiful views of the city... Too bad it was snowing so much tonight.

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Gaonnuri means "center of the world" in Korean. Because, you know, barbecued meat should be everyone

Gaonnuri means "center of the world" in Korean. Because, you know, barbecued meat should be everyone's center of the world. Lovely dinner last night with jeaniusnyc unbuttoningpants and food.drunk!

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Feasting on some awesome  gaonnurinyc with my  nameless supper club peeps.

Feasting on some awesome gaonnurinyc with my nameless supper club peeps.

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from alexandrabooze1 birthday dinner view!! Thanks gaonnurinyc for a great meal!   _originals

from alexandrabooze1 birthday dinner view!! Thanks gaonnurinyc for a great meal! _originals nycgo

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A toast to the world from the top floor of a Manhattan penthouse.
Finished off a night of exquisite

A toast to the world from the top floor of a Manhattan penthouse. Finished off a night of exquisite Korean BBQ at gaonnurinyc with a glass of hennessyus and a deconstructed peanut butter cup. The product of a surprise dinner by the lovely--my muse, and gorgeous companion--jaclynjoslin The greatest gift as a traveler is to share the world; to conspire en masse with great movements of cultural awareness; to reap the harvest of our ancestors and, of course, to drink and make merry with the citizens of the world. I'd love to see a shot of your favorite drinking-hole--#AToastToTheWorld (let's get this hashtag rolling!) See you there Photo (2014)

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The succulent #Bossam or Braised #PorkBelly at Gaonnurinyc served w  made w octopus,  kimchi + pickl

The succulent #Bossam or Braised #PorkBelly at Gaonnurinyc served w made w octopus, kimchi + pickled or leaves. The spicy + tangy trio of act as a perfect complement to the fatty pork! #KoreanFood

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Gaonnuri

Goannuri states right on its website "The World's Highest Authentic Korean Restaurant." Located on the top floor of an office building in Korea town, I found myself getting butterflies of excitement on the long elevator ride up.  The doors opened onto an impressive room with windows on both sides, a long bar up front and a sleek looking lounge area to the right. Even though it was overcast and rainy,  I still thought the view from the floor to ceiling windows was pretty incredible. However the terrible weather seemed to have kept the crowds away as only two other tables were enjoying lunch when I arrived.   

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I was a little worried a place with this gorgeous space and fantastic views would be ridiculously expensive but I found the menu to be quite reasonable.  Both the lunch Bansang and Barbecue were right around $20 for each set and the wines by the glass hovered right around $11 a glass.  Both seemed like to much food for mid-day so I just ordered Yukhoe- Beef Tartare marinated with sesame oil and soy.

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I'm not exactly sure why this dish arrived with tongs as I wasn't about to cook it so I just laid them to the side.  As usual with most Korean places the beef arrived almost ice cold. I always find this a bit unpleasant for both the texture and flavor of the beef so I always let it rest a bit before diving in.

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Once it warmed I was able to enjoy the deep mineral flavor of the beef, only marred slightly by a bit of over-seasoning from the soy. The sliced peppers and garlic on the bottom provided a nice contrast to the meat and the portion size was more than ample.  I pleasantly full and satisfied after finishing this dish.

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Gaonurri is definitely a place trying to impress.  The gorgeous views, fresh cut flower arrangements and unobtrusive service make the whole place feel special.  This is quite an oasis of extravagance in the middle of Korea town.

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GAONNURI

Well done, gaonnurinyc. You don't just  expectations, you exceeded them.  #NYCRestaurantWeek #LD

Well done, gaonnurinyc. You don't just expectations, you exceeded them. #NYCRestaurantWeek #LD

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Located on the 39th floor ''Gaonnuri'' Ktown

    • 3.2
  • Food: 3.2
  • Decor: 3.4
  • Meal Price: $50 - $99

great view at Gaonnuri

Happy Holiday

 

 

This is like no other Korean restaurant along the Ktown block. It's Gaonnuri means 'center of the world' I was here for birthday dinner with large group.This is a great venue for a special occasion like company Holiday dinner. Located on the 39th penthouse floor at the corner building of Broadway, it offers stunning panoramic floor to ceiling views of the city below. My favorite two dishes from dinner were Japchae glass noodle & Spicy cod fish.  

 

Black Cod Jorim braised with spicy sauce $30  at Gaonnuri

Black Cod Jorim braised with spicy sauce $30 ♥♥♥♥

 

Japchae stir-fried glass noodles with shredded beef & vegetables $18

Japchae stir-fried glass noodles with shredded beef & vegetables $18 ♥♥♥1/2

 

shrimp

Grilled shrimps ♥♥♥

 

Octopus Dolsot spicy octopus (^_^) sooooooo spicy!!!!!!

Octopus Dolsot spicy octopus  ♥♥♥1/2

 

Squid Dolsot spicy squid (^_^)

Squid Dolsot spicy squid ♥♥♥

 

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Cutie Patroller is always on the prowl in Downtown NYC for cute places & great food

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Gaonnuri means “the center of the world” in Korean. Such a perfect description of this new Koreatown restaurant, located in a gorgeous space with stunning views overlooking Manhattan.The seven course seasonal tasting menu consisted of refined, modern dishes that incorporated traditional Korean flavors and ingredients. Everything was delicious, and I especially enjoyed the marinated galbi and broiled black cod. I have never had Korean food like this before, and am looking forward to going back to Gaonnuri for the next seasonal tasting in the spring!

 

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TOFU SALAD –
Crispy tofu with omiza reduction

 

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RIB-EYE PYEONCHAE –
Seared rib-eye thinly sliced with assorted vegetables

 

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JUN-YU-HWA –
Korean pancake sampler with fish, beef and vegetable

 

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BLACK COD –
Broiled black cod with soy bean sauce

 

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MARINATED GALBI –
Beef short rib marinated in our signature sauce

 

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DECONSTRUCTED SOO JEONG KWA –
Poached Korean pear, yakgwa, cinnamon chantilly, ginger ice cream, pear sorbet

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Life-altering savory Korean pancakes

Life-altering savory Korean pancakes

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Fantastic views from the center of the world! Lovely dinner at gaonnurinyc in Ktown NYC! Happy Korea

Fantastic views from the center of the world! Lovely dinner at gaonnurinyc in Ktown NYC! Happy KoreanAmericanDay! gaonnuri gaonnurinyc Koreanfood Koreanrestaurant koreancuisine hansik Ktown ktownnyc nycktown topoftheworld koreanbbq nycrestaurant iloveny koreanamerican nycnights koreatown

Fiery spicy calamari salad to start off our KoreanAmericanDay dinner at gannourinyc. Very good if yo

Fiery spicy calamari salad to start off our KoreanAmericanDay dinner at gannourinyc. Very good if you can take the heat. calamari salad gaonnuri gaonnurinyc koreatown nyckoreatown Ktown ktownnyc Koreanfood nyceats nycfood eeeeeats foodstagram theculinarylens foodiechats postmyphotokoreanfood

This is how I celebrate KoreanAmericanDay! With a succulent Korean porkbelly or ssamgyeopsal dinner

This is how I celebrate KoreanAmericanDay! With a succulent Korean porkbelly or ssamgyeopsal dinner at gaonnurinyc! It's one of my favorite meats to eat. gaonnuri gaonnurinyc koreanfood koreancuisine koreanbbq thrillist porky pork kimchi nyceats nycfood foodstagram igeats eeeeeats ktown koreatown nyckoreatown thecilinarylens foodiechats BBQ nyculinary foodbabynyc foodballin

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Thanks for the amazing lunch w/ Isaac and Claire  from ADGC gaonnurinyc kff2014. Looking fwd to the

Thanks for the amazing lunch w/ Isaac and Claire from ADGC gaonnurinyc kff2014. Looking fwd to the Korean Food Festival

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Information of Gaonnuri

Location
1250 Broadway, 39th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Phone Number
(212) 971-9045
Category
Korean / Asian Fusion / Cocktail Bars
Average Price
$50 - $99 | Dinner
Business Hours
Sun:5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon:12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue:12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed:12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu:12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri:12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat:5:00PM - 10:00PM
Occasion
friends / business
Dress code
Formal
Reservation
Yes, Make Reservation
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
No
Smoking area
No
Delivery
No
Takeout
No
Caters
No
Website
map

Quick Summary

[Overall]
Gaonnuri is a Korean restaurant in the Midtown West area of of New York City. The restaurant has an average rating of three and a half stars with 60% of the reviewers rating it four stars or above.
Food
The galbi is a very popular dish among reviewers and the dolsot bibimbap also has its fans. Some reviewers find the quality to be just average compared to similar restaurants, but the prices were high. Reviewers suggest not ordering the combination meal and instead ordering dishes ala carte.
Atmosphere
The decor is modern and simple and the restaurant has a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere. The view from the restaurant is simply amazing, especially at sunset, as it is situated on the 39th floor of the building and allows for a panoramic view of Manhattan.
Service
Reviewers mostly found that service was efficient and attentive, but most notably unobtrusive, though some reviewers thought the service was slow. Some reviewers also mention that the servers seem unhurried and do not rush you during your meal.

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