Do Hwa Korean Bar & Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 55 Carmine St

    New York, NY 10014

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  • 212-414-1224

About Do Hwa Korean Bar & Restaurant

Hours
Monday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Tuesday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Wednesday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Friday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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My Korean born wife and I have eaten here more than 15 times over the last 5 years. We absolutely LOVE DO Hwa.

The Kalbi and Bulgogi BBQ are simply the BEST I (and my wife) have ever had, anywhere in nYc. The cuts of beef are

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★★★★★

My Korean born wife and I have eaten here more than 15 times over the last 5 years. We absolutely LOVE DO Hwa.

The Kalbi and Bulgogi BBQ are simply the BEST I (and my wife) have ever had, anywhere in nYc. The cuts of beef are

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I adore DoHwa. The restaurant is gorgeous, the staff are terrific and friendly, best of all the food is absolutely the best. I have been all through Ktown, and have to say, the restaurants there pale in comparison to this gem on Carmine Street. It is very comfortable inside, the decor is so tranquil. The deji bulgogi is my favorite-I am addicted to it. And the mandu gui (dumplings) are the best! They have a delightful ginger iced tea, and their desserts are all terrific. I wish I could eat here everyday. My favorite restaurant in the city! Kudos to you all at DoHwa-keep up the excellent work. I love you!

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★★★★★

I adore DoHwa. The restaurant is gorgeous, the staff are terrific and friendly, best of all the food is absolutely the best. I have been all through Ktown, and have to say, the restaurants there pale in comparison to this gem on Carmine Street. It is very comfortable inside, the decor is so tranquil. The deji bulgogi is my favorite-I am addicted to it. And the mandu gui (dumplings) are the best! They have a delightful ginger iced tea, and their desserts are all terrific. I wish I could eat here everyday. My favorite restaurant in the city! Kudos to you all at DoHwa-keep up the excellent work. I love you!

Pros: Ambiance & Deji Bulgogi

Cons: NONE

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Haven't been to DoHwa for awhile so popped in last week. Glad to see this place hasn't lost it's edge.

Tried some of their new dishes (tuna tartar and squid bibimbop) yummy!

Will definitely be returning!

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★★★★★

Haven't been to DoHwa for awhile so popped in last week. Glad to see this place hasn't lost it's edge.

Tried some of their new dishes (tuna tartar and squid bibimbop) yummy!

Will definitely be returning!

Pros: Awesome Food

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I was upset after leaving this restaurant. When we arrived, the place was completely empty and yet it took 10-15 minutes for the waitress to take our drinks order (she gave us a song and dance about how she had a hard night or something), and later the waiter pushed my friend and I out even though half the tables were still empty (maybe the end of his shift? That's fine--it's okay to tell me that, but not to insult me and give me some BS reason to leave).

I've been to MANY Korean restaurants in NYC from inexpensive to upscale. Don't go here. Go to one of the restaurants on the East 30s, where you will get good service and food that's as good or better..

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★☆☆☆☆

I was upset after leaving this restaurant. When we arrived, the place was completely empty and yet it took 10-15 minutes for the waitress to take our drinks order (she gave us a song and dance about how she had a hard night or something), and later the waiter pushed my friend and I out even though half the tables were still empty (maybe the end of his shift? That's fine--it's okay to tell me that, but not to insult me and give me some BS reason to leave).

I've been to MANY Korean restaurants in NYC from inexpensive to upscale. Don't go here. Go to one of the restaurants on the East 30s, where you will get good service and food that's as good or better..

Pros: Good food

Cons: Terrible service

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We had never had Korean food before and it was AMAZING it was the best dining experience in about 10 years. The food was exceptional and the staff was so attentive. Brian the manager was so personable coming over to the table to even recommend a lounge in the area. This is a place to go for a dining experience like no other. ENJOY--we can't wait to return. Thanks Brian and Staff

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★★★★★

We had never had Korean food before and it was AMAZING it was the best dining experience in about 10 years. The food was exceptional and the staff was so attentive. Brian the manager was so personable coming over to the table to even recommend a lounge in the area. This is a place to go for a dining experience like no other. ENJOY--we can't wait to return. Thanks Brian and Staff

Pros: The whole experience/ the perfect ambiance

Cons: NONE

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this is hands down my favorite restaurant! i go just about once a week to get my fix. the food is always fresh and delicious. they just changed over to their summer menu and i am so happy with the seasonal items they have added. the staff is amazing, very friendly and genuine. the drinks are the bombs. i love sitting at the bar here. the bartenders are great and there is always room enough to hang with friends or even for a date. and i almost forgot, i am always impressed by the music they play here. i always leave here better and happier!

2
★★★★★

this is hands down my favorite restaurant! i go just about once a week to get my fix. the food is always fresh and delicious. they just changed over to their summer menu and i am so happy with the seasonal items they have added. the staff is amazing, very friendly and genuine. the drinks are the bombs. i love sitting at the bar here. the bartenders are great and there is always room enough to hang with friends or even for a date. and i almost forgot, i am always impressed by the music they play here. i always leave here better and happier!

Pros: the new kalbi, ginger kamakaze (and the eye candy behind the bar!), great energy

Cons: nothing except when you show up on saturday without a reservation

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I've been wanting to try this place since I moved in to the neighborhood and it did not disappoint me. I went with a friend and we sat at a BBQ table. Our server was very informative and sweet. She explained everything to us as to ordering since this was our first time there. The food was great. It is on the spicy side but there were options for those who cannot take the "heat" like my friend. I'm looking forward to going back again

2
★★★★☆

I've been wanting to try this place since I moved in to the neighborhood and it did not disappoint me. I went with a friend and we sat at a BBQ table. Our server was very informative and sweet. She explained everything to us as to ordering since this was our first time there. The food was great. It is on the spicy side but there were options for those who cannot take the "heat" like my friend. I'm looking forward to going back again

Pros: Food, service

Cons: didn't go sooner!

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This place is not a place that you can hang out with your boyfriend or girlfriend.First of all it is too noisy and the food is something that you can find in a 2 class restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is not a place that you can hang out with your boyfriend or girlfriend.First of all it is too noisy and the food is something that you can find in a 2 class restaurant.

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I am a born and Raised Korean American. My mom fed us Korean food all of our lives and we went to the most popular Korean restaurants in Flushing for Sunday dinner with family and what not. I have NEVER EVER experienced Korean food the way this place has served it.

They bring in such a modern,cool, chic ambiance without it feeling too rustic or too cold. AND THE FOOD! oh my jebus! the FOOD! I ate sushi bibimbap. SO FRESH! SO BOLD! SO DELICIOUS in flavors! They are good at giving Korean food a modern twist without compensating the Koreaness of the dish. The prices are great too for the quality they give you.

Cool place to hangout with your friends cause they got a nice bar in the side. Nice romantic place to go with your hubby or boyfriend/girlfriend and I would absolutely bring my parents or relatives here. LOVE IT

2
★★★★★

I am a born and Raised Korean American. My mom fed us Korean food all of our lives and we went to the most popular Korean restaurants in Flushing for Sunday dinner with family and what not. I have NEVER EVER experienced Korean food the way this place has served it.

They bring in such a modern,cool, chic ambiance without it feeling too rustic or too cold. AND THE FOOD! oh my jebus! the FOOD! I ate sushi bibimbap. SO FRESH! SO BOLD! SO DELICIOUS in flavors! They are good at giving Korean food a modern twist without compensating the Koreaness of the dish. The prices are great too for the quality they give you.

Cool place to hangout with your friends cause they got a nice bar in the side. Nice romantic place to go with your hubby or boyfriend/girlfriend and I would absolutely bring my parents or relatives here. LOVE IT

Pros: delicious food

Cons: your average five year old wouldn't appreciate it...

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Do Hwa?s decor is modern-ish with 3 main colors present: black, white and red. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food was yummy... from the panjan to the bibimbap to the soups... all fresh and quite tasty. One of my dining mates is a friend who recently moved to NY from Korea and he gave it the thumbs up... which says a lot. All in all, yummy food, good service and average pricing (comparable to K-Town). I should point out, though, one difference between Do Hwa and most Korean restaurants? there is no barbequing at the table. While some may enjoy the traditional way of bbq-ing at the table... it does save you on dry cleaning bills because, without fail, when you leave a Korean restaurant, the bbq?s (whether from your table or someone else?s) aroma stays with you.

2
★★★★☆

Do Hwa?s decor is modern-ish with 3 main colors present: black, white and red. The staff is attentive and friendly. The food was yummy... from the panjan to the bibimbap to the soups... all fresh and quite tasty. One of my dining mates is a friend who recently moved to NY from Korea and he gave it the thumbs up... which says a lot. All in all, yummy food, good service and average pricing (comparable to K-Town). I should point out, though, one difference between Do Hwa and most Korean restaurants? there is no barbequing at the table. While some may enjoy the traditional way of bbq-ing at the table... it does save you on dry cleaning bills because, without fail, when you leave a Korean restaurant, the bbq?s (whether from your table or someone else?s) aroma stays with you.

Pros: good Korean food, fun location

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I'm a born and raised New Yorker and have tried tons of different kinds of food in my lifetime. I've always loved Korean food and have eaten at all different Korean restaurants in the tri state area. I've had Korean food in Flushing, Long Island, New Jersey and Manhattan. What makes Do Hwa stand apart is the food and atmosphere. I'm a big believer in authentic cuisine and the food in Do Hwa is just that. The Gal Bi is amazing because its marinated to perfection with just the right blend of seasoning and when grilled on a steel grill, it's even better. That's just one of my faves. The Kimchi Pajun (kimchi pancake) , Dduk Boki (spicy rice cakes), and Sewoo Tigim (fried butterfly shrimp) are my favorite appetizers. They also have a great drink menu. The atmosphere and decor of Do Hwa make it a trendy downtown spot with an old school feel. It's not only the best Korean in the city, it's one of the best restaurants in NYC.

Tip: Make reservations if you want the tables with the grills!

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★★★★★

I'm a born and raised New Yorker and have tried tons of different kinds of food in my lifetime. I've always loved Korean food and have eaten at all different Korean restaurants in the tri state area. I've had Korean food in Flushing, Long Island, New Jersey and Manhattan. What makes Do Hwa stand apart is the food and atmosphere. I'm a big believer in authentic cuisine and the food in Do Hwa is just that. The Gal Bi is amazing because its marinated to perfection with just the right blend of seasoning and when grilled on a steel grill, it's even better. That's just one of my faves. The Kimchi Pajun (kimchi pancake) , Dduk Boki (spicy rice cakes), and Sewoo Tigim (fried butterfly shrimp) are my favorite appetizers. They also have a great drink menu. The atmosphere and decor of Do Hwa make it a trendy downtown spot with an old school feel. It's not only the best Korean in the city, it's one of the best restaurants in NYC.

Tip: Make reservations if you want the tables with the grills!

Pros: Cute waitresses

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I've been to Korean restaurants all over NY and this place not only tastes great but their service is awesome. The staff pay attention and don't seem like they are in a rush to get you in and out asap. It is not your typical "Koreantown" restaurant but thats whats great about it. Will come back for either a casual lunch or to impress at business dinners.

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★★★★★

I've been to Korean restaurants all over NY and this place not only tastes great but their service is awesome. The staff pay attention and don't seem like they are in a rush to get you in and out asap. It is not your typical "Koreantown" restaurant but thats whats great about it. Will come back for either a casual lunch or to impress at business dinners.

Pros: Food, service, drinks

Cons: None

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Being korean, I have high standards for my korean food. Do Hwa offers authentic korean taste without the bright flourescent lights of ktown. Do Hwa has a full menu with a variety of flavors that will suite any palate. Try the kalbi jjim it's my favorite! I come here all the time with my boyfriend or a group of friends. Do Hwa has the chic yet friendly atmosphere to accomodate a romantic date or large party. The HAPPY HOUR is not just drinks , it is also a great way to try some of the delicous menu items at half the price! I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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★★★★★

Being korean, I have high standards for my korean food. Do Hwa offers authentic korean taste without the bright flourescent lights of ktown. Do Hwa has a full menu with a variety of flavors that will suite any palate. Try the kalbi jjim it's my favorite! I come here all the time with my boyfriend or a group of friends. Do Hwa has the chic yet friendly atmosphere to accomodate a romantic date or large party. The HAPPY HOUR is not just drinks , it is also a great way to try some of the delicous menu items at half the price! I LOVE THIS PLACE!

Pros: Good food, service, and ambience

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Unquestionably the best Korean restaurant in New York.
Amazing food and great restaurant decoration.

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★★★★★

Unquestionably the best Korean restaurant in New York.
Amazing food and great restaurant decoration.

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Buenisimo. La carne, deliciosa. La barbacoa riquisima! Aunque un amigo nuestro vegetariano tambien comio unos platos exquisitos. Los sabores unicos y el picante en su punto. Un sitio muy, muy recomendable. Ademas, el ambiente tambien es muy agradable, bien decorado y el servicio muy bueno.
Si os gusta la comida coreana, es desde luego el mejor sitio que hemos probado.

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★★★★★

Buenisimo. La carne, deliciosa. La barbacoa riquisima! Aunque un amigo nuestro vegetariano tambien comio unos platos exquisitos. Los sabores unicos y el picante en su punto. Un sitio muy, muy recomendable. Ademas, el ambiente tambien es muy agradable, bien decorado y el servicio muy bueno.
Si os gusta la comida coreana, es desde luego el mejor sitio que hemos probado.

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I like Korean food and I have been to several korean food restaurants in NYC and other cities in the US. Dohwa is, no doubt, the best korean food restaurant I have ever been to. I go back as often as I can. Also love the atmosphere. Great place!

2
★★★★★

I like Korean food and I have been to several korean food restaurants in NYC and other cities in the US. Dohwa is, no doubt, the best korean food restaurant I have ever been to. I go back as often as I can. Also love the atmosphere. Great place!

Pros: Food, service, ambience

Cons: Only in NYC

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This restaurant does an amazing job of combining incredible Korean BBQ with New York Chic. You actually feel like you are in a nice New York restaurant as opposed to a greasy spoon. And the food is amazing! No compromise on authenticity while using fresh ingredients. All and all, I highly recommend this place.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant does an amazing job of combining incredible Korean BBQ with New York Chic. You actually feel like you are in a nice New York restaurant as opposed to a greasy spoon. And the food is amazing! No compromise on authenticity while using fresh ingredients. All and all, I highly recommend this place.

Pros: Food, Ambience

Cons: None

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En este restaurante bohemio del West Village se puede disfrutar de la mejor comida coreana de manhattan. Los entrantes son espectaculares, sobre todo las tortas de marisco (pajun). Y el bibimbop de sashimi para el verano es el mejor plato principal. La juliana de calamares, bastante picantes y agridulces, esta deliciosa. Y si os gusta la carne, no dejeis de probar el kalbi en vuestra propia barbacoa.

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★★★★★

En este restaurante bohemio del West Village se puede disfrutar de la mejor comida coreana de manhattan. Los entrantes son espectaculares, sobre todo las tortas de marisco (pajun). Y el bibimbop de sashimi para el verano es el mejor plato principal. La juliana de calamares, bastante picantes y agridulces, esta deliciosa. Y si os gusta la carne, no dejeis de probar el kalbi en vuestra propia barbacoa.

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Yummy yumface Korean food in a stylish setting.
The only Korean restaurant that comes close to this in downtown Manhattan is Dok Suni (same owners, East Village).

The Kimchi Pajun, Japchae, bibimbop and kimchi chigae are some of my favorites. Bulgogi for BBQ.
All the flavors are authentic but they don't make the dishes that might make some Westerners feel squeamish so order away you really can't go wrong.
It is a pleasure to avoid the formal service and staid atmosphere of some of the large Koreatwon restaurants. Staff are hip and as attentive as you need without being too present.

I only wish I lived closer so I could go more often

2
★★★★★

Yummy yumface Korean food in a stylish setting.
The only Korean restaurant that comes close to this in downtown Manhattan is Dok Suni (same owners, East Village).

The Kimchi Pajun, Japchae, bibimbop and kimchi chigae are some of my favorites. Bulgogi for BBQ.
All the flavors are authentic but they don't make the dishes that might make some Westerners feel squeamish so order away you really can't go wrong.
It is a pleasure to avoid the formal service and staid atmosphere of some of the large Koreatwon restaurants. Staff are hip and as attentive as you need without being too present.

I only wish I lived closer so I could go more often

Pros: Food, Decor, Staff, everything really

Cons: none

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This is the best place for korean food outside of Korea Town. It's been around by what NY standards seems like forever but each time I have been there, either in an intimate group or with a large one, it has been a great dining experience. The food is great, for meat lovers, the BBQ is always fresh and great tasting. It's great for party's,like birthdays or other occasion, but you have to keep it small if you want to fit at the BBQ tables. A high recommend!!!

2
★★★★★

This is the best place for korean food outside of Korea Town. It's been around by what NY standards seems like forever but each time I have been there, either in an intimate group or with a large one, it has been a great dining experience. The food is great, for meat lovers, the BBQ is always fresh and great tasting. It's great for party's,like birthdays or other occasion, but you have to keep it small if you want to fit at the BBQ tables. A high recommend!!!

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My wife and I just moved to NYC from Jeonju, South Korea and have found it quite difficult to find any authentic Korean food. Most things are done up sweet to cater to local tastes or otherwise odd.

Not Do Hwa. The atmosphere is authentic and yet still speaks of New York chic. The side dishes were plentiful and the flavors just as I remembered them. The entree, a seafood soup, came out steaming hot and the flavor was perfect. Every dish was just as spicy as it should be and we were very satisfied. The only place I've had better Korean food here in NYC is at home where my wife cooks!

2
★★★★★

My wife and I just moved to NYC from Jeonju, South Korea and have found it quite difficult to find any authentic Korean food. Most things are done up sweet to cater to local tastes or otherwise odd.

Not Do Hwa. The atmosphere is authentic and yet still speaks of New York chic. The side dishes were plentiful and the flavors just as I remembered them. The entree, a seafood soup, came out steaming hot and the flavor was perfect. Every dish was just as spicy as it should be and we were very satisfied. The only place I've had better Korean food here in NYC is at home where my wife cooks!

Pros: Authentic food, Ambience

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I love this place because it's big enough to get together with a group of friends for lunch or dinner, the bartenders are great, the waiting staff are very friendly and efficient. As a Korean who grew up eating Korean food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the food here is good, consistent, and reliable. The whole look of the place is definitely catering to Westerners, but it's still a hot place with a really nice ambience at happy hour and afterwards. The music they play is good, not loud and obnoxious, and the artwork and decor are awesome.

2
★★★★★

I love this place because it's big enough to get together with a group of friends for lunch or dinner, the bartenders are great, the waiting staff are very friendly and efficient. As a Korean who grew up eating Korean food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the food here is good, consistent, and reliable. The whole look of the place is definitely catering to Westerners, but it's still a hot place with a really nice ambience at happy hour and afterwards. The music they play is good, not loud and obnoxious, and the artwork and decor are awesome.

Pros: great ambience, food, drinks, music, decor.

Cons: maybe a bit pricey

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Do Hwa is a great restaurant. Great food, atmosphere, and service. I have been here on numerous occasions and know for a fact that it would provide the ideal setting for students from a top 4.5 law school that are looking to let their hair down and celebrate the completion of their 1L year. It is also particularly amusing to tell people where you are going... When you say "Do Hwa" try putting the emphasis on the "Hw" in Hwa and say it like you are kung-fu-chopping someone. Great fun every time, just ask my main man Chuck. The only problem is that coming up with a pun that incorporates the restaurant's name is harder than completing an "evil" puzzle on websudoku.com.

2
★★★★★

Do Hwa is a great restaurant. Great food, atmosphere, and service. I have been here on numerous occasions and know for a fact that it would provide the ideal setting for students from a top 4.5 law school that are looking to let their hair down and celebrate the completion of their 1L year. It is also particularly amusing to tell people where you are going... When you say "Do Hwa" try putting the emphasis on the "Hw" in Hwa and say it like you are kung-fu-chopping someone. Great fun every time, just ask my main man Chuck. The only problem is that coming up with a pun that incorporates the restaurant's name is harder than completing an "evil" puzzle on websudoku.com.

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Even with my expectations set so high this place delivered. I went to Do Hwa to celebrate my Mom's birthday with a large group. The food and ambience was so impressive that I took my date there the following week. I recommend the short ribs, watercress and Kimichi pancake. Also, the cosmopolitans I had were delicious. Gotta go at least once! -GNG

2
★★★★★

Even with my expectations set so high this place delivered. I went to Do Hwa to celebrate my Mom's birthday with a large group. The food and ambience was so impressive that I took my date there the following week. I recommend the short ribs, watercress and Kimichi pancake. Also, the cosmopolitans I had were delicious. Gotta go at least once! -GNG

Pros: Delicious Food, Romantic, Good drinks

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If Japanese hibachi is what you're used to, Korean BBQ is not for you. Unless you want to leave the comfort of you home to cook your own food for $50 that is. Don't be deceived by the happy hour specials because those yummy cocktails on the menu are not included.

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★☆☆☆☆

If Japanese hibachi is what you're used to, Korean BBQ is not for you. Unless you want to leave the comfort of you home to cook your own food for $50 that is. Don't be deceived by the happy hour specials because those yummy cocktails on the menu are not included.

Pros: decor, cocktails

Cons: service , price, quality

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This place valiantly tries to make Korean food both trendy and less foreign. For those of you who have never tried Korean food before, this might be a good way to start developing a palate for it; for those of you who are Korean food veterans, you all already know that K-Town's where the better stuff is. On the up side, this place doesn't grill their meat on tables, so you won't be smelling like your dinner on the way out with your date (it's a great date spot).

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★★★★☆

This place valiantly tries to make Korean food both trendy and less foreign. For those of you who have never tried Korean food before, this might be a good way to start developing a palate for it; for those of you who are Korean food veterans, you all already know that K-Town's where the better stuff is. On the up side, this place doesn't grill their meat on tables, so you won't be smelling like your dinner on the way out with your date (it's a great date spot).

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This place was okay but sitting there amidst a young, predominantly non-Korean crowd, sampling my boyfriend's vegetarian jap-chae, I longed for the bustle, no-frills atmosphere of the true Korean shik-dang experience, where practically every dish is infused with meat or fish something or other. It's a good place to go if you have vegetarian buddies who want to try Korean food or if you want to introduce someone wary of "ethnic" flavors to Korean cuisine. I would have rather slurped some bibimgooksoo at Hanbat, downed some smoothly seasoned kongbiji at Chodanggol or even munched on some chewy Nakji bokum at the Mill.

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★★★☆☆

This place was okay but sitting there amidst a young, predominantly non-Korean crowd, sampling my boyfriend's vegetarian jap-chae, I longed for the bustle, no-frills atmosphere of the true Korean shik-dang experience, where practically every dish is infused with meat or fish something or other. It's a good place to go if you have vegetarian buddies who want to try Korean food or if you want to introduce someone wary of "ethnic" flavors to Korean cuisine. I would have rather slurped some bibimgooksoo at Hanbat, downed some smoothly seasoned kongbiji at Chodanggol or even munched on some chewy Nakji bokum at the Mill.

Pros: for beginners

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The food & service was great! Good ambience as well. Would definitely recommend to others.

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★★★★★

The food & service was great! Good ambience as well. Would definitely recommend to others.

Pros: Good food, Good Service, Good ambience

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How disappointing...I came here not expecting anything amazing, yet I was still underwhelmed. For these prices--and this place is NOT cheap--I was expecting delicious--if Westernized--versions of my longtime faves. But what I received fell way short--medium-sized portions of flavorless "modern Korean food" served to people who don't know any better. And what Korean restaurant makes you pay for banchan? I suppose it's acceptable if your customers don't know better and assume that these are "appetizers" rather than an integral--and free--part of the meal. But what disturbs me the most is that this place doesn't seem to be trying very hard--the food was sloppily prepared, thus the flavors are way off--either too sweet, or in most cases, not spicy enough. It doesn't even seem that there's a real Korean person actually cooking or at least supervising the food preparation in the kitchen.

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★☆☆☆☆

How disappointing...I came here not expecting anything amazing, yet I was still underwhelmed. For these prices--and this place is NOT cheap--I was expecting delicious--if Westernized--versions of my longtime faves. But what I received fell way short--medium-sized portions of flavorless "modern Korean food" served to people who don't know any better. And what Korean restaurant makes you pay for banchan? I suppose it's acceptable if your customers don't know better and assume that these are "appetizers" rather than an integral--and free--part of the meal. But what disturbs me the most is that this place doesn't seem to be trying very hard--the food was sloppily prepared, thus the flavors are way off--either too sweet, or in most cases, not spicy enough. It doesn't even seem that there's a real Korean person actually cooking or at least supervising the food preparation in the kitchen.

Pros: Nice decor, "Hip" crowd

Cons: Awful food, Hip crowd, Patronizing service

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This is the best korean food in the city! No comparison to the sometimes greasy and over sauced Korean restaurant in midtown and you won't find a more chic or sophisticated Korean restaurant .I'm korean and I have to say this is the freshest and cleanest Korean food I've had next to my mom's. The spicy pork ribs are out of this world! Spicy and succulent and it just falls off the bone! The spicy squid is also a favorite of mine; it is spicy and sweet with out being to oily and the squid is soooo tender. You have to try their great drinks too!
I can't say enough about Do Hwa. Can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

This is the best korean food in the city! No comparison to the sometimes greasy and over sauced Korean restaurant in midtown and you won't find a more chic or sophisticated Korean restaurant .I'm korean and I have to say this is the freshest and cleanest Korean food I've had next to my mom's. The spicy pork ribs are out of this world! Spicy and succulent and it just falls off the bone! The spicy squid is also a favorite of mine; it is spicy and sweet with out being to oily and the squid is soooo tender. You have to try their great drinks too!
I can't say enough about Do Hwa. Can't wait to go back!

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What a great Restaurant! Some of the best Korean food in NYC, real homestyle cooking! Also, they have a great bar with specialty drinks that are amazing! Great place!

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★★★★★

What a great Restaurant! Some of the best Korean food in NYC, real homestyle cooking! Also, they have a great bar with specialty drinks that are amazing! Great place!

Pros: great food, great music, great vibe

Cons: confusing menu

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wow. what a great place. The quality of the food, the scope of the menu, amazing. I was impressed with the seafood portion of the menu, along with the variety of soups. What an authentic Korean restaurant, one that understands there is more to Korean food than BBQ! (although the grill dishes were very good, too!) If you haven't been here, GO NOW!
you will not regret it!

2
★★★★★

wow. what a great place. The quality of the food, the scope of the menu, amazing. I was impressed with the seafood portion of the menu, along with the variety of soups. What an authentic Korean restaurant, one that understands there is more to Korean food than BBQ! (although the grill dishes were very good, too!) If you haven't been here, GO NOW!
you will not regret it!

Pros: amazing food

Cons: loud

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Met a friend here for dinner, it was the first for both of us and we loved it! Funky, hip, fancy, darkly lit, modern decor, with a nice breeze flowing through the large window at the front of the restaurant. Our waitress (with a cool tattoo on her arm) was cute and friendly! Expensive food, but as a Korean-American, I can tell you that the BBQ ribs and spicy seafood soup were excellent. Good with a group of friends, *maybe* for a date, but it's kind of noisy. A bit upscale, but with a friendly staff.

2
★★★★☆

Met a friend here for dinner, it was the first for both of us and we loved it! Funky, hip, fancy, darkly lit, modern decor, with a nice breeze flowing through the large window at the front of the restaurant. Our waitress (with a cool tattoo on her arm) was cute and friendly! Expensive food, but as a Korean-American, I can tell you that the BBQ ribs and spicy seafood soup were excellent. Good with a group of friends, *maybe* for a date, but it's kind of noisy. A bit upscale, but with a friendly staff.

Pros: Tasty, Ambience

Cons: Expensive, Noisy

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Do Hwa is the best Korean restaurant I've encountered so far in NYC. Yes, the BBQ beef (bulgogi) is a little too pricey but the food overall is delicious. I also love the modern decor as well as the terrific service. As for whether the food is authentic, I am Korean and I think it's pretty darn authentic as well as delicious! Bottom line: yes, a bit pricey but great food in a great environment!

2
★★★★☆

Do Hwa is the best Korean restaurant I've encountered so far in NYC. Yes, the BBQ beef (bulgogi) is a little too pricey but the food overall is delicious. I also love the modern decor as well as the terrific service. As for whether the food is authentic, I am Korean and I think it's pretty darn authentic as well as delicious! Bottom line: yes, a bit pricey but great food in a great environment!

Pros: Great Interior Design, Delicious Food, Great presentation

Cons: Bit too pricey

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If you want traditional Korean, you must go midtown. But this place is great for a downtown Korean restaurant - delicious food, good ambience, fantastic bartenders, and rarely a wait. I've been there countles times and am never disappointed. Sit at the bar and enjoy.

2
★★★★★

If you want traditional Korean, you must go midtown. But this place is great for a downtown Korean restaurant - delicious food, good ambience, fantastic bartenders, and rarely a wait. I've been there countles times and am never disappointed. Sit at the bar and enjoy.

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The stylish, starkly designed space has a vaguely cinematic theme. Expanses of black wood, white screens and oversized tables give it a comfortable modern feel. Service is friendly, hip and understated, quite suited to…

 

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