Barn Joo

Restaurants, Korean Flatiron
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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This 8,100-square-foot Korean gastropub—decorated with suspended swings and climbing ropes—offers drinking fare from Jean-Georges alum Steve Song in the lobby of the Hotel Verite. On the menu, find soy-and-garlic chicken wings, fried sea-snail lollipops and BBQ-marinated short ribs with scallion salad. Cocktails include a cucumber-black-pepper martini and a serrano-pepper margarita.


Venue name: Barn Joo
Address: 893 Broadway
New York
Cross street: between Fifth Ave and Park Ave S
Opening hours: Mon–Wed noon–midnight; Thu–Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–11pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 23rd St (Lexington Ave); N, R to 23rd St (Broadway)
Price: Average entree: $18. AmEx, MC, V
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Hannah W.

This is a great spot for both dinner and happy hour. The fusion Korean fare isn't exactly authentic, but it's delicious and adventurous - be sure to try the chicken wings and the bibimbap, both delicious options either for a main dish or for sharing among friends.

The true draw of this spot, though, is its happy hour. Though it gets crowded, it's worth navigating the throngs of people for $7 craft cocktails and $1 oysters. The lavender honey cocktail is my go-to - it's delicious without being overly sweet, and the hint of lavender really elevates the overall flavor. Though the cocktail specials are available at the bar only, the $1 oyster deal is available both at the bar and at a table.

This spot is big, but gets crowded so I'd definitely recommend a reservation in advance if possible. 

Moriah S

Huge place! When you walk in, you spin a wheel for something free which is pretty cool and a fun way to start the meal. I'd like to preface this review by saying, this is not authentic Korean food by any means. Definitely a way to get introduced to the genre but as an avid adventurous eater, I was looking for something more authentic but also a nice restaurant. There's supposed to be a secret bar underneath though so if I go back, I'd definitely do that instead.

Maria M

A fun Korean restaurant in Flatiron. I went for Valentine's Day last year and they had a spinning wheel that you could spin and you would get something for free (we got half a dozen free oysters). For those who don't eat Korean food often, like myself, the menu is easy but interesting at the same time. Fun to go with friends or on a date!

Brian M.

 Barn Joo is a cozy Korean restaurant north of Union Square that puts its own twist on some conventional meals, while remaining true to Korean cooking.  Start and finish your meal with a Galbi Salad that includes watermelon and short ribs. The duck sliders are incredibly delicious and could be an appetizer or meal.  In fact, ordering a few starters for a table will certainly fill your stomach quickly.  The spicy chicken burrito, with kale, was an interesting selection for a Korean restaurant, but definitely held its own.  The ambiance is a bit dark with video wall murals,that change as you eat.  The service was efficient and there was not an empty table for my 6pm visit.