Samwon Garden

4.8
175 reviews
$31 to $50
Korean
Samwon Garden is one of the oldest Korean BBQ restaurants in South Korea. We have been established as a barbecue house since 1976 and have kept our traditions for over 42 years.

Our barbecue & Korean Food recipes have been passed down from one generation to another to bring a traditional & quality Korean dining experience. We only use the highest quality of ingredients & authentic Samwon Garden recipes.

Experience one of South Korea’s best traditional Korean BBQ’s at Samwon Garden BBQ.
What 175 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

no one explained anything to us about the dishes we were getting, had to flag down the waiter any time we needed anything. also be aware that you can only do BBQ if more than one meat is ordered

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Lillian
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters are very friendly and served with care food is very delicious and we enjoyed the indoor environment.

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vipTobuscus
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was white people spicy, just to set your expectations. Overall though, the food was fantastic

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MelissaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, we will be back!

LM
vipLisaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, they cooked the bbq for us perfectly on our table. We ordered fried mandoo, seafood pancake, seafood soup and kalbi. Everything done perfectly and delicious

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StevenS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food served by wonderful people in a wonderful area.

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RazN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were 10/10 and made sure you were completely taken care of. A bit pricey I would say but the food is good. Would go again

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vipHJKsss
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of few restaurants where they have space enough to keep distance. Food and service excellent.

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VICTORIAC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a very nice expensive with very good food. The only « negative » point was that the music was very very loud and we could barely talk to each other without elevating the voice...!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED IT!!! The food was so good!!! I got a platter for 2 and we still had food to take home. The kimchi rice is 15/10!! Everything was great. Our waiter was patient and funny!!! Will definitely come back again

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RHTH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend their prime ribs! Food in general is good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was good & nice, the lady kept coming over to cook for us.

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KristinaD
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousin and I decided to come here for lunch and I’m so glad we did! The service was amazing, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. The food was absolutely amazing too! We will definitely be coming back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Im satisfied with the quality of the foods and the services.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding!!!!

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vipAndiner14
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Yummy food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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EricP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and outdoor dining setup with heaters. Will be coming back!

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SHAWNMARIEJ
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had gone expecting the usual bar-b-que experience and did not get that because there is no indoor dining and this not indicated to me when i made the reservations...so I was disappointed

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really welcoming host, delicious food. Everything was better than expected!

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vipEliasM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would like to give this place another try post Pandemic.

During these difficult times and it has been exceedingly challenging for the hospitality industry.

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vipAlicenico
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome.had a great time with friends :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best KBBQ restaurant in K-town with great service in a fancy atmosphere. Server was super kind. Will visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best KBBQ restaurant in K-town with great service in a fancy atmosphere. Server was super kind. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great and helped us picked out the best for our palette. He even cooked the steak to our liking. Great service. Would definitely come back.

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vipjeating
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a terrific time with my daughter and her Korean-born boyfriend, who showed us old folks the ropes. The food was terrific, though I would prefer a little more time to sit and eat and would like to have done more of our own cooking. BUT it was Saturday night. The price was good for the fresh tasty food we had, though our young Korean friend is appalled at what K-BBQ costs in the US.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, go with friends to share BBQ at the table. There are vents above the table. The staff Keep coming by to make sure that the food is cooked to perfection, a great variety of cocktails available, and many small plates with Korean delicacies accompany your BBQ meal. Only negative is it is noisy but only because the music is too loud. Otherwise I think you would easily hear your dinner companions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Good quality of different kind of beef.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect beef. Next time I’ll choose Japanese wagu. Very good service and very great side dishes. Especially the Kimchi. My favorite Kimchi, not one of!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Made reservation for 6
They gave us third floor seating. Next to the kitchen prep area. It was too noisy and hearing cos rant glass and utensils was not great for my party. So I asked for Cha he of table and they were accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We had my husband’s birthday dinner here. I was disappointed at the smoke all over the third floor, the VERY slow service (we had to flag another server down even for our drinks), our unfriendly server (who actually left her shift half way through her meal and didn’t tell us), and the loud environment (a table of unaccompanied teens next to us being super loud and the server saying nothing). The food was excellent but it was not an awesome experience, which is sad because it was my husband’s 50th birthday and it’s not a cheap meal. We won’t return.

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vipNico
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We craved genuine, fresh Korean BBQ. The host was able to seat us with a minimal wait. The waitress was attentive and personable. She cooked our meal to perfection. The meal itself was savory, and fresh.

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Gloria
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great though they are very quick to get things bbq. We had to tell them to give us sometime to finish up what was already cooked. Service was great as people were very accommodating. The seating is rather tight.

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EstelleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super fun to share the entire meal with your friends. The BBQ for four was a great value. Lots of delicious food. WAit staff were friendly and helpful.

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TonyDonna
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner. Service was excellent.

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OLIVIA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had a reservation for 6 people. They sat us at a very small table with only 1 burner. It was definitely too cramped!!

Food was good, but small portions. I think it’s a bit overpriced and probably wouldn’t come back

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vipAlyse
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Korean BBQ in NYC, hands down. Don’t sleep on the egg soufflé or pork shoulder galbi. Unique dishes but also all the hits and classic KBBQ fare. Incredible attention to detail from cooks grilling meat and friendly staff overall. Fabulous drinks too!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was amazing!!! Can not complain about anything. Love the fact that they didn’t have a huge wait although I did make a reservation but I came late with a few friends and didn’t have to wait.

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KristeneC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Service is very good.

FAQs

Samwon Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Samwon Garden also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 695-3131.

Samwon Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.