Mon-Fri, noon-2:45pm and 5pm-10:15pm; Sat, 1pm-10:30pm; Sun, 5pm-9:30pm
6 at 33rd St.; B, D, F, N, Q, R, V, W at 34th St.-Herald Sq.
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One of the only vegetarian restaurants where meat eaters won’t feel deprived, HanGawi is a completely transporting experience. The emperor’s meal treats you to an avalanche of tiny Korean vegetable dishes, most of them unexpected and delightful. Once you settle into the chair-free (and no-shoe) environs, surrounded by Zen music and an even more Zen wait staff, the admittedly strange food starts to appear entirely natural. Your palate will spend the next several days trying to decipher the flavors. Plus, a great tea selection.Prix-Fixe
Five-course lunch, $22Recommended Dishes
HanGawi chef special emperor's meal, $50