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346 W. 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Ninth Ave.

Avg. Rating

Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

60% would go back.

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By mattybotwin on 12/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The braised short ribs were delectable and melty-good. The poached sable fish was tender, flaky and spicy. The service was gracious and warm on a cold night, with an impromptu sharing of a bottle of wine around the bar at the end of the night. An utterly wonderful evening all around.

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271 out of 560 people found this review helpful.

Danji Restaurant: The new addition to Hell's Kitchen!

By ireneetraveler on 3/8/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

According to many bloggers and media, his vision was to apply his French technique to the flavors of Korea. It was an intriguing and exciting concept, which would definitely attract many food lovers; but, can he deliver? Danji is a 33-seat modern Korean restaurant that has been opened for about two months. The modern-chic décor gave a comfort, cozy aura, which gave the sense of wanting to remain longer with good company, good wine and good food. Although the food was delightful, the food was not what was expected from a 'modern Korean restaurant,' nor was it filling. Not all the dishes had a Korean influence or had any French technique presented. The dishes are fairly small, which gave the impression it was more of a tapas bar, than a restaurant. Danji is a Asian Fusion tapas bar serving American-style appetizer dishes. Hey, just look at the title of the dishes: Korean fried chicken wings, spicy pork belly sliders, fried calamari with wasabi mayo or skirt steak Korean BBQ style. Recommended Dish: Kimchi bacon fried paella on an iron cast plate. You know how they say “save the best for last?” Well, this was definitely the best and last dish—a great way to end the meal. This had various spices and textures—soft, crispy, spicy, hot, salty, and juicy-congregating in a happy festival in your mouth. Just Scrumptious!

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229 out of 488 people found this review helpful.

A hidden gem

By Mercy on 6/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Worth the trip to this side of town. Mixologist was lovely. Awesome, refreshing cocktails! Had the beef sliders, the kimchi paella, and the yellow tail sashimi. Fresh food, excellent quality. Great decor and atmosphere. Will be back to try more plates!

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