“The atmosphere is authentic and yet still speaks of New York chic.”
“They have a delightful ginger iced tea, and their desserts are all terrific.”
“You have to try their great drinks too!”
“I'm a big believer in authentic cuisine and the food in Do Hwa is just that.”
“They also have a great drink menu.”
“But this place is great for a downtown Korean restaurant - delicious food, good ambience, fantastic bartenders, and rarely a wait.”
“Brian the manager was so personable coming over to the table to even recommend a lounge in the area.”
“Bottom line: yes, a bit pricey but great food in a great environment!”
A Hidden Gem.
I'm a born and raised New Yorker and have tried tons of different kinds of food in my lifetime. I've always loved Korean food and have eaten at all different Korean restaurants in the tri state area. I've had Korean food in Flushing, Long Island, New Jersey and Manhattan. What makes Do Hwa stand apart is the food and atmosphere. I'm a big believer in authentic cuisine and the food in Do Hwa is just that. The Gal Bi is amazing because its marinated to perfection with just the right blend of seasoning and when grilled on a steel grill, it's even better. That's just one of my faves. The Kimchi Pajun (kimchi pancake) , Dduk Boki (spicy rice cakes), and Sewoo Tigim (fried butterfly shrimp) are my favorite appetizers. They also have a great drink menu. The atmosphere and decor of Do Hwa make it a trendy downtown spot with an old school feel. It's not only the best Korean in the city, it's one of the best restaurants in NYC.
Tip: Make reservations if you want the tables with the grills!
GREAT KOREAN FOOD & HAPPY HOUR. Being korean, I have high standards for my korean food. Do Hwa offers authentic korean taste without the bright flourescent lights of ktown. Do Hwa has a full menu with a variety of flavors that will suite any palate. Try the kalbi jjim it's my favorite! I come here all the time with my boyfriend or a group of friends. Do Hwa has the chic yet friendly atmosphere to accomodate a romantic date or large party. The HAPPY HOUR is not just drinks , it is also a great way to try some of the delicous menu items at half the price! I LOVE THIS PLACE!
Great food without the typical craze of korean restaurant. I've been to Korean restaurants all over NY and this place not only tastes great but their service is awesome. The staff pay attention and don't seem like they are in a rush to get you in and out asap. It is not your typical "Koreantown" restaurant but thats whats great about it. Will come back for either a casual lunch or to impress at business dinners.
Best Korean Restaurant in NYC.
Unquestionably the best Korean restaurant in New York.
Amazing food and great restaurant decoration.
Best Korean food restaurant in the US. I like Korean food and I have been to several korean food restaurants in NYC and other cities in the US. Dohwa is, no doubt, the best korean food restaurant I have ever been to. I go back as often as I can. Also love the atmosphere. Great place!
Excelente comida coreana. Pour les amateurs de vraie cuisine !.
Buenisimo. La carne, deliciosa. La barbacoa riquisima! Aunque un amigo nuestro vegetariano tambien comio unos platos exquisitos. Los sabores unicos y el picante en su punto. Un sitio muy, muy recomendable. Ademas, el ambiente tambien es muy agradable, bien decorado y el servicio muy bueno.
Si os gusta la comida coreana, es desde luego el mejor sitio que hemos probado.
Redefines Korean Food. This restaurant does an amazing job of combining incredible Korean BBQ with New York Chic. You actually feel like you are in a nice New York restaurant as opposed to a greasy spoon. And the food is amazing! No compromise on authenticity while using fresh ingredients. All and all, I highly recommend this place.
La mejor comida coreana. En este restaurante bohemio del West Village se puede disfrutar de la mejor comida coreana de manhattan. Los entrantes son espectaculares, sobre todo las tortas de marisco (pajun). Y el bibimbop de sashimi para el verano es el mejor plato principal. La juliana de calamares, bastante picantes y agridulces, esta deliciosa. Y si os gusta la carne, no dejeis de probar el kalbi en vuestra propia barbacoa.
one of the best.
Yummy yumface Korean food in a stylish setting.
The only Korean restaurant that comes close to this in downtown Manhattan is Dok Suni (same owners, East Village).
The Kimchi Pajun, Japchae, bibimbop and kimchi chigae are some of my favorites. Bulgogi for BBQ.
All the flavors are authentic but they don't make the dishes that might make some Westerners feel squeamish so order away you really can't go wrong.
It is a pleasure to avoid the formal service and staid atmosphere of some of the large Koreatwon restaurants. Staff are hip and as attentive as you need without being too present.
I only wish I lived closer so I could go more often
Love this Korean!. This is the best place for korean food outside of Korea Town. It's been around by what NY standards seems like forever but each time I have been there, either in an intimate group or with a large one, it has been a great dining experience. The food is great, for meat lovers, the BBQ is always fresh and great tasting. It's great for party's,like birthdays or other occasion, but you have to keep it small if you want to fit at the BBQ tables. A high recommend!!!
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