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Gaonnuri-new Korean restaurant-Review


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Gaonnuri-new Korean restaurant-Review

UES Mayor | Sep 28, 2012 12:49 AM

The massive behemoth that just opened on 32nd Street and Broadway located on the 39th floor of an office building is sure to impress your visual sense as well as your palate..You are greeted by a nicely appointed bar upon entry which has an adjacent sitting area where you can enjoy the panoramic NYC skyline while sipping your cocktails. On to the food. Started w Calamari salad which consisted of nicely battered crunchy fried calamari rings atop mixed greens dressed w a pleasantly sweet dressing. This would make for a very satisfying lunch or light dinner in itself. Along with this appetizer we had Yukhoe-traditional Korean beef tatare marinated to perfection and served ice cold-in perfect form. This was perfectly seasoned and a great starter course. For main course, we chose marinated Galbi which was grilled at the table-perfectly tender cubes of beef.An order of Dolsot bibimpap was also very enjoyabale served in what looked like a vessel from a futuristic space ship.Overall I really enjoyed my meal and can't wait for a return visit to try other items on menu. Even if this space is ginormous, it didn't feel odd due to the well designed outlay. We were there at 5pm and there was only one other party eating. By the time we were leaving, the place was filling up quickly with well dressed folks. It would be a great space to take large groups to as well. They are closed on Sunday and will start serving lunch soon. Try it-one of those places where the view will amaze you as well as the food!

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