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Do Hwa

55 Carmine St., New York, NY, 10014
at Bedford St.
212-414-1224

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8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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88% would go back.

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Fabulous place for group dinner & drinks

By SBNY on 6/10/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Five friends and I met up for dinner on Friday night, with three more joining for drinks later, and Do Hwa proved a fantastic venue. Delicious cocktails at the bar made for a festive start. During dinner, the staff was good-humoured and accommodating, allowing us an extra-large table so that those joining for drinks could easily do so; adapting the delicious family-style dinner for four to the six of us; and giving us a drink for free when it took a bit of time to arrive. We stayed from 7:30 past midnight, and the staff made us feel welcome through the end of the evening. Hurray for Do Hwa!

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31 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

A Neighborhood Favorite

By DrunknMonkey on 5/27/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Do Hwa is a really good, easy restaurant. Great hot pot and BBQ beef. I like that they have a choice of cooking or non-cooking tables, because personally I don't like smelling like meat all night. Looks like fun, though. Priced right. A nice neighborhood spot.

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54 out of 105 people found this review helpful.

One of the best

By FoodLovvah on 5/26/2010

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

One of my favorite places in the city. I have been coming for about three years, ever since I started working in the neighborhood. Especially during the summer when the desire for BBQ gets even stronger, this place is a must.

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52 out of 99 people found this review helpful.

Korean Cool

By NY_EMB_1 on 2/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I really enjoyed my meal at Do Hwa. The zucchini pancakes were delicious! Service was friendly and accommodating. Cool atmosphere.

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75 out of 152 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointing

By mojo51 on 2/5/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

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 was really sorry, but she was chatting with someone about something really important), 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 why we have 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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69 out of 147 people found this review helpful.

Korean cuisine

By okbesko on 1/7/2009

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

Do Hwa gives its restaurant hunters the best Korean cuisine any New York City restaurant can give. It's Korean food is traditional without fiddling around with other fusion style asian cuisines. The restaurant's ambience is calm, but sometimes there is a DJ pumping up music throughout the place. It is definitely not a family restaurant to take kids to, but it is definitely a place to enjoy a chic, small Korean dinner.

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78 out of 150 people found this review helpful.

Nice Place

By arosi on 12/23/2007

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

I've been there twice and both times the food was excellent and service attentive.

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121 out of 246 people found this review helpful.

Ginger Martinis

By lhomey on 7/28/2003

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

This place was fabulous!! After walking and shopping all day, we stumbled upon Do Hwa, and decided to give it a go. The food was fantastic, though I couldn't tell you what I had (can't remember the names!). Everyone at the table, though, shared their dishes, and all of the food was tasty. The atmosphere was fine -- very minimalistic, as many asian restaurants tend to be. The service was excellent, and fun -- their employees seem very happy to be there. But the topper was when I went to order a martini, and our server suggested I try one of their special Ginger Martinis. Oh....My....God....! It was so delicious that we all ended up ordering them, several times! My next trip to NY (I live in CA) will definitely include another meal and several Ginger Martinis at Do Hwa!

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218 out of 420 people found this review helpful.

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