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12 E 32nd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-5419
+1 212-213-0077
12:00 - 22:15
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:15
Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 13:00 - 22:30
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Bethesda, Maryland
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely awesome vegetarian food in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Koreatown. The cuisine has been far above my expectations, from the appetizers all the way to the desserts. Whatever you choose you will not regret your choice, the four of us have all eaten different courses and we could not decide who had eaten best, including my younger... More 

Thank Domenico P
Hamilton, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I'm an omnivore, I ate here because my son is a vegetarian. I didn't miss the meat at all. We had three dishes -- tofu steak, mushroom sizzler, and a vegetarian stone bowl -- and they were all delicious. Very tasty, nicely presented. I had a ginger lemonade to accompany the food, and it too was unusual and tasty.... More 

Thank DocStreiner
Boston, MA
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional flavors and dishes. A gorgeous dark setting. Great service. Not good for a person who has ambulatory issues (climbing into low table caves).

Thank Knucklesmccarthy
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can sit in the ground, tables are clean, waitress are exceptional. The food was exquisite! A perfect and delicious meal in the right atmosphere. I loved it.

Thank Dia R
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this excellent Korean vegetarian restaurant through a friend who has been living in Manhattan for many years now. Excellent food and great hospitality. Highly recommended.

Thank Nitin S
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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489 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Met my cousin for lunch on a trip to NYC. His choice was amazing. We got the mini price fix lunch and all was great. I had pumpkin porridge, Mandu dumplings, tofu Ginger stew and soy chocolate ice cream. Sure to make anyone,want to eat this way. Very tasty, healthy and beautiful presentation.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Copenhagen, Denmark
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had booked a table for 4 at Hangawi, after having had it recommended. You come in, and take of your shoes. You sit at lowered tables, and waiters walk around bowing over your table - quite fun. Food - if you're into vegetarian food - is absolutely amazing. I am not all that into vegetarian food, and even I... More 

Thank j_nissen16
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were in New York yesterday and ate at HanGawi because I really wanted a unique experience for my family. There were 4 of us total (my husband and our 2 kids ages 16 and 20) 1. Never ever take a small child there. The rice bowl are absolutely on fire hot. I barely skimmed my own bowl by accident... More 

Thank Faith G
Westport, Connecticut
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is authentic Korean restaurant with good selection of vegetarian dishes. Even for Manhattan it is not so pricy. Problem is that I'm not vegetarian and I can't really appreciate the vegetarian food but at the same time I have great experience visiting other Korean restaurants in NYC and Korea and I wouldn't say that is the best place.

1 Thank Vitaly S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I met a vegan business associate here for lunch. I'd read about the shoes off thing beforehand so I wore some fancy socks and felt duly proud of myself for thinking of it. It was restaurant week but I decided to go off the fixed price menu. Since I can never get enough Kimchi in my belly, I had flavorful,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 E 32nd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-5419
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-213-0077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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