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  • Korean, Barbecue
  • 350 W 50th St, New York NY10019 40.762967 -73.987845
  • (Btwn 8th & 9th Ave)
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  • (212) 582-4446
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User Ratings (Based on 36 reviews)

4.245
Food 4.3 Value 3.8
Service 4.3 Atmosphere 4.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 582-4446
Fax:
fax
(212) 582-3182
Website:
www.bannrestaurant.com
Place Order:
Order From Bann for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC Happy Hour Daily: 4pm-7pm
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 12pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-11pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Pre/Post Theater, Happy Hour, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
20.00

User Reviews

  • Bann

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/11/2007

    Fun way to experience Korean cuisine

    I am Korean and many claim Bann is not authentic, but I still enjoy coming here for the ambience and the Americanized take on Korean food. The dungeness crab rolls are a must. The soups are very good here as well. Cocktails are inventive, and the service is very friendly and attentive.

  • Bann

    Posted by markie on 05/24/2007

    imperative recommendation

    Excellent food, high-quality preparation. Prime Korean fusion food. Good service. Experiencing Korean barbequeue is just great fun!

  • Bann

    Posted by iLoveFood on 01/04/2007

    An odd experience

    I have always wondered why Korean food never gets the love that Chinese and Japanese food do. Bann represents an excellent attempt by a Korean eating establishment to reach out to the non-Korean audience, and its menu and service are definitely non-Korean friendly. But there is something incredibly odd about having the waiter not understand my request for a specific bottle of soju (because my accent's so good!), or having to pay for a side of garlic to eat with my BBQ (all those side dishes usually come for free). If you're looking for a more genuine Korean experiece, head down to K-town. I'm sorry to say, however, that even in K-town the taste and value of food do not come close to what you can get on the other coast.

  • Bann

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/23/2006

    Excellent food

    I like to call it "Progressive Korean" food and it was excellent. Great atmosphere. loved it!

  • Bann

    Posted by Brewster on 08/28/2006

    Dissapointing

    Pork ribs first course - dry and tough. Calamari and eggplant in spicy sauce - very good, and almost enought to overcome the rest. Kal bi barbeque as main course - lazy cuts-without much to commend them. Service inattentive, much too long at every stage. Will not return and advise others to take same course - seems to be trend as restaurant was virtually empty at 7:30Pm on Monday. Go to K-town.

  • Bann

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/27/2006

    Very good but not authentic

    The food was very good but overpriced. The atmosphere was very trendy and cool. The food is interesting BUT this is nothing like authentic Korean food. If you want to try real Korean food, head to K-town on 32nd street. I hope non-Koreans realize this isn't authentic but more fusion.

  • Bann

    Posted by missegee on 04/19/2006

    Great interactive dining expereince

    This is much more hip than its parent Woo Lae Oak. The menus are very chic, they look like a woman's designer clutch. The food is good, just don't get too carried away in conversation because you're cooking the entrees. My boyfriend and I thoguht it was a lot of fun though and the Hudson Hotel is down the block for drinks after if you'd like.

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