Gallery: Gaonnuri's Korean Fare Doesn't Reach The Heights Of Its Digs

Yukhoe ($14/26)
Yukhoe ($14/26)

Seasoned raw beef is a little soulless, separated from the pear and pepper that would add excitement to the mix.

Black Cod Jorim ($25)
Black Cod Jorim ($25)

Muted flavors and unappetizingly mushy textures quickly relegated this bowl to the side of the table.

Side Soup
Side Soup

Most entrees come with a side of jjigae. It is best left on the side.

Dduck Mandoo Guk ($15)
Dduck Mandoo Guk ($15)

Overcooked dumplings and rice cakes in a broth that tastes of nothing but plain beef brisket, with no hint of aromatics or balance, is another low point of the meal.

Tofu Salad ($15)
Tofu Salad ($15)

Cold, somewhat soggy fried tofu stuffed with an unidentifiable paste. Was it mushroom? I couldn't detect the tea reduction it was supposed to be flavored with.

Bibimbap ($18)
Bibimbap ($18)

Brightly colored seasonal vegetables atop a bowl of rice. Bland and inoffensive, it'll fill you up without satisfying.

Duck Breast BBQ ($28)
Duck Breast BBQ ($28)

Slices of excellent tender duck breast destined for the tabletop barbecue. The pumpkin, king oyster mushroom, and onion are a nice touch.

A Full Grill
A Full Grill

Beef short rib, brisket, and duck breast fill our tabletop griddle. One of the best Korean barbecue experiences in midtown.

Assorted Ice Cream ($9 for three scoops)
Assorted Ice Cream ($9 for three scoops)

Excellent pear, vanilla, and ginger ice creams atop a shortbread crumble.

Gaonnuri's Korean Fare Doesn't Reach The Heights Of Its Digs