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12 E. 32nd St., New York, NY 10016 40.746802 -73.984782
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-213-0077 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Korean, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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Mon-Thu, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-10:15pm; Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Sat, 1pm-10:30pm; Sun, 5pm-9:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 33rd St.; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju




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.


Four-course lunch, $22

Recommended Dishes

HanGawi chef special emperor's meal, $55