OIJI

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524 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Korean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
We are a Korean restaurant located in East Village serving small shareable plates. Come and enjoy our refined Korean cuisine with traditional flavors.

The dining area is a total of 38 seats including the Bar, Communal Table, and Banquette Tables. Based on availability, reservations may be booked at the Communal Table.
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KC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but a little pricey. Among the 3 of us ladies, we ordered everything to share: Fried chicken, Oiji bowl, Jang jo rim, Ssam platter & the honey butter chips with vanilla ice cream. The Ssam platter was really delicious and the dessert is something that should not be missed. Probably the best dessert I’ve had and I am not a dessert person.

Do note that the place can be very noisy and my friends and I had to shout in order to hear each other. So if you’re looking to have a nice dinner with your other half, it’s not the most romantic place.

Service is impeccable and I really enjoyed my time there despite the noise level.

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food + Great Service!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really excellent food and cocktails, but not cheap!

AA
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great environment, service and food quality. A little disappointed in the portion sizes for the price, as some of the meals were rather small. 4/5 stars, would definitely revisit

OT
Tokyo
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Dishes were very small and expensive. The food was good but not the best. They also charge a 18% gratuity for parties 6+. The service was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Great flavors.

RC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food,good service, honey chips with ice cream was a big hit.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first came to OIJI when it first opened and it was fantastic then. Today the restaurant has evolved to becoming something truly remarkable. Every dish is so beautifully presented and thoughtfully plated to be considered art on a plate. This in no way compromises for incredible tastes, flavours and imagination which should be deemed worthy of a Michelin star or two!

RS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. Loved the bone marrow, the chili lobster, the Oiji bowl. Interesting and decadent. Great cocktails.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice date spot with an elevated dining experience in terms of complex food and great Asian inspired drinks. Everything was delicious although a bit pricey and smaller dishes

A
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the entire city. The quality of the food and cocktails are always superb. Special thanks to Max and our server Sam for making it such a hospitable and wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back.

s
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality is super nice!
Highly recommend try every dish!

I
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was great, we like the seafood soup the most. The only issue is too noisy. Customers were arranged to sit pretty close, not much privacy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, friendly service.

ZT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall. The lobster ramen was surprisingly flavorful and rich, while being light at the same time. The duck on top of duck confit was mouthwateringly incredible and the ice cream for dessert was the cherry on top. Oh, and the fried chicken is a must. Go to this place if you get the chance. Between 2 people we had 2 apps and 2 entrees and a drink each and dessert and it was 95 a person after tax but there is no need to spend that much at all. Be prepared to spend closer to 70 though - not cheap.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food.
Knowledgeable staff

MF
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would never write a review for a place, mostly out of laziness, but Oiji deserves a 5 star review. From the ambiance to the amazing food, this was a great find. Normally, Korean food I would find in New York is mostly hole-in-the-wall, good, and cheap. This, while more expensive, has amazing, colorful and flavorful dishes that you couldn't find at another Korean restaurant. If you haven't gone and you like Korean food, it is a must go.

MF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Not your same old Korean Restaurant! Farm to table ingredients, tasteful mash-up of contemporary cuisine, well soaked in Korean umami, artistically arranged on small plates. Everyone at our table tasted everything and we kept ordering more. Hard surfaces make OIJI a noisy place but it's small, so not deafening.

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was incredible! Texture nuances, layered flavors and visual appeal. This is the best non-traditional gourmet Korean food I've ever had. Including when I visited Seoul. The calamari is one example! Legs fried and crispy, heads grilled and tender, served over smoked mushrooms with crisp cucumbers and delicious sauce poured table side.

E
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

very small portion.
food is good but over priced based on the portion.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

We are tourists coming from Israel, was looking to have a romantic meal, after a lot of thought we decided to try this place, one of the dishes hasn’t come after more then 40 minutes!!! And the waiter kept on telling us it will take 3 minutes, we don’t like to be lied

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was attentive and considerate, flavors were excellent.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed...this was my second time at OIJI. We loved it the first time so decided to come back. On this second visit, the food was simply not good. Octopus was over cooked. Salad was drenched in creamy dressing. It was almost gross. Spending $200 for 2 people on this poor quality was extremely disappointing.

VR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Especially good service. Was also very impressed with the variety, inventiveness and freshness of cocktails/ingredients.

AP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Always love the ssam platter and oysters. I prob wouldn't order the lobster ramen again...a bit too cheesy flavored for me. But love everything else. Awesome service as well.

SS
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.
A great experience.
Tried the bone marrow and was fantastic.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! So flavorful and tasty. Service was great. Would def recommend.

GA
Italy
11 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely dinner, It’s great they are already open at 5pm. The food is extraordinary, therefore I came back (was there one year back and the food is still spectacular). the service also great, professional an d very amicable too.
The place is lovely and plays nice music too.
Can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely stellar service! The staff was well knowledgeable about both the food and the various cocktails. Overall an extremely enjoyable experience

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every plate we ordered was truly to remember. The flavors were very sublime and well done. Don’t miss out on the dessert. Came out wanting to tell everyone that this place is a must.

LW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I have heard about Oiji for the longest time and was extremely excited to go. I preferred four of their dishes:
1) Scallop Salad: probably the best of the bunch and the only one I liked.
2) Shrimp Uni bowl: this was a VERY small bowl and for the price, it was very mediocre.
3) SSam Wrap- great concept but the pork was very bland and rice extremely mushy
4) Long Island Duck - the biggest disappointment of the bunch. I think the chef forgot to marinate the duck or put salt in it because it was so very bland.
Overall, one of my more disappointing experiences. We didn’t really finish any of the food and had to go somewhere else to eat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

too noisy and crowded

PK
London
24 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Oiji bowl was to die for.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Love all the dishes! Would definitely come back again

AH
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated us early. Good food and service. No Pretentious NY rubbish. Authentic people and experience.

OB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing experience wonderful food, the wine mane can be better

s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My husband and I LOVED our initial experience at OIJI last year - so since we were back for a visit in NYC (from LA) - this time with my sister - we had one meal to impress her with and so we chose OIJI telling her she'd absolutely love it.

Unfortunately, it was SUCH a let down.
First of all, they no longer served the pork belly (which was half the reason we brought my sis) and also informed us that there was no uni available for the uni/sweet shrimp bowl which was the 2nd dish (after the pork belly) that my husband and I said we definitely wanted to order for my sister to try.

So, we tried new dishes this time around and the food was so disappointing from anything we had had previously. The seafood stew, the jangjorim, the spicy pork wraps - were super unimpressive, overpriced and items I'd never order again. The spicy pork was SO spicy (and we're koreans who LOVE spice) to the point where we were convinced they messed up on the measurements. Even my husband, who is a chef, said something was definitely wrong.

All in all, it was a total bust and $250 later, we vowed to never return. My sister was being polite and said she enjoyed it, but I know her like the back of my hand, and I could tell she wasn't impressed either.

Btw, this review is NOT reflective of the service. The staff was incredibly friendly, welcoming and warm. Thank you for that.

NS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere. Definitely recommend this place.

FS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here three times. Interesting cocktails, several highly repeatable dishes: eg marrowbone, uni shrimp rice . Not a bargain but a high quality offering. Staff is very polished without appearing insincere.

JG
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Everything was perfect. Thank you!

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