Gayeon

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$31 to $50
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Korean
(Gä-Yuhn): Beautiful Encounter.

The name GAYEON embodies the essence of the experience we strive to deliver. We hope that you find beauty in the authenticity of the traditional Korean dining experience, in the understated grandeur of the Korean artwork and in the joyous company of fellow patrons. In a world where there is limited time and an abundance of choices, we thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and share our home with you.
What 177 People Are Saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Their black cod Jorim was outstanding, actually better than at the Manhattan branch. Atmosphere there is nice, quiet, not so hectic. One of the main reasons I go to this restaurant is they do not use MSG. I am allergic to it and from the food I do not go sleepy afterward or get puffy face the next day.

PD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for birthday dinner with my husband and kids (6&11). Food was great. Staff were friendly. Upscale dining experience. Next time we will leave the kids at home since they would have been happy with just the rice.

DQ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding!! The ambience was very relaxed but upscale. I can't say enough good things about the staff. They were very friendly and always checking on us. When I made the reservation, I checked the "birthday" box and without having to mention it to the staff, they brought out the dessert with a candle! Very thoughtful. The food was good, well presented.

GC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was absolutely amazing! I would recommend it 100%!! The portions were generous, the flavors were perfect, the service was great, and the drinks were delicious! I can’t wait to go again!

f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Up sell drinks... poor service with an empty restaurant....impatient wait staff.. food very good but rest of experience was just fair

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

Appetizers were great taste and display. Only Bulgogi was not as good as expected somewhat disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!
Cocktails very good and food is delicious.
Service is very excellent and attentive.
The Salmonchobab was especially delicious!

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious all the time.
Staffs are friendly as well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very beautiful experience it was my wife’s birthday and she loved every minute of it from the food to the service everything was amazing.

SK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This is my first time writing a review in opentable after 8 years of my membership.
First of all, I've always visited Gayeon for lunch, at least once a week or once in two weeks.
Today, was the worst experience and I can't believe their service was terrible like this after I've raised my issues.
Food came out 30 min late, which I tried to understand because it's lunch time.
Food came out, appetizer mushroom tangsoo looked different from previous mushroom tangsoo I had.
Sauce did not contain starch, it seemed like a heated up Soo Jung Gwa.
Second, my cold noodle soup tasted like melted ice and noodle was all overcooked.
I've had this menu for so many times so I knew that something was wrong. However, I didn't raise the issue until manager lady came and asked how the food was. I then told her soup is too plain and it's not like before. She responded, "oh yeah, is it too watery?" and just left. Period. I thought she was going to follow-up with me with soup or any other action for my issue, however, nothing.
Overall, extremely disappointed at their service and I would never recommend this restaurant to my friend and families. I just can't believe this.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time, I am fully satisfied with taste of meal.

d
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience guaranteed

MT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food. Nice presentations. Inventive compared to other Korean Barbecue places. Interesting buckwheat noodles in ice water. Up scale surroundings.

ED
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been there many times and never disappoints. This time we ordered only appetizers and it was great.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Baby baptism

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a good.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went there for dinner with a friend. We're had barbecue cooked at our table. The beef was good quality. There should have been more variety in the banchan. I had to ask for wraps, which were only leaf lettuce. I like some other wraps as well.

SY
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I enjoyed only appetizers.
My food did not come out in order.
The bread that came out for dessert was dry.

TJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently excellent and service attentive. We enjoyed the warm basket of Madelines for dessert, easy to share and not too filling.

H
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! I really loved the Marinated Galbi there! Came with my family for graduation and everyone enjoyed the meal :) Will definitely come again!!

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

food taste is getting worse. Much changed recently.

LA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE KOREAN CUISINE WITH GREAT FLAVOR AND PRESENTATION .

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We had lunch for our father’s day celebration. Food was ok but service didn’t meet our expectation. It seemed as if they don’t have enough servers to accommodate their customers. Everyone looked busy and unorganized. We won’t go back there.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Thats my fourth time over there, everything was SO slow and the food was late, appetizers came after main dishes and so on

M
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Good quality cuts but the service is just atrocious. Waitress with an elitist attitude with little to no attention to customers during their meals. Quite sad that such a potentially viable location/ambience is ruined by terrible service. Our waitress even had the nerve to express her disappointment with us when she took down the wrong order. Another all flash but no substance place in the new fort lee development area.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great but it takes forever for the bbq to be cooked. The staff kept on leaving and insists to do it for us. Other than that it’s good.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two days later when I visited this place with my mother, had decided to do mom’s 71st b day party at this restaurant as family gathering. Was less crowded then last visit, thus it seemed that staffs were more attentive than last visit, which already were quite nicer service than local k-bbq places.
I put a memo when I reserve thru this app that Ill bring own cake for the dinner, and was touched when we saw another dessert as complementary birthday celebration from the kitchen.
servers and one bartend, and a manager seemed they did their best for our table maybe because my mother is pretty elderly person, or not.
I would recommend this restaurant exclusively special occasion like family b day dinner. Just keep in mind that from my experience the best time can be early sunday evening if you value comfort and smooth fluidity of service.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a pleasurable experience. All the staffs were kind enough to satisfy my mother’s eclectic taste. It seemed that a manager appeared every other table to greet as well as ours. Food were great esp sorbet and tart dessert. Lots of kudos.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was ok, ambience is nice, service is attentive. The company was absolutely extraordinary, so I'm happy!

ED
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been here many times and never disappoints. Food and service is always good.

LA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A GOOD RESTAURANT WITH A GREAT STAFF AND TASTY DISHES IN FT. LEE NJ
A DEFINITE TRY FOR SOMEONE THAT WANTS GOOD FOOD.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Foods are very flavorful!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service assistant stuff was not enough.
We wait very long without any assistance after we got seated.
Food was excellent.
Good location and easy parking.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Meat quality got worse

M
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our 2nd visit to Gayeon. We brought our mom here for a family Mother's Day dinner. We arrived at 4 which is early (but not for mom!) and it was a bit slow getting going as the kitchen (I believe) was just starting up so appetizers arrived slowly over the course of 30 minutes before all were served. Other than that, the food, the service, the ambiance were all fantastic. We love their bar. The portion sizes are more than generous and the staff lovely and attentive. The eggplant appetizer (with shrimp) is an absolute favorite as are the cold noodles, the barbecue dishes, and the bo ssam. Their desserts (including the ice cream and sorbets) are house made and not to be missed. We booked a larger family party for early summer- their party room is gorgeous and the menu choices amazing. We can't wait for our next visit.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is great. service is spotty - we ordered the tasting menu and instead of each course coming out simultaneously for everyone, it came out at very different times. One of us got her appetizer and 5 minutes later, another person got theirs. it took around 10 minutes for all of us to get our appetizers. that makes it hard to eat together. otherwise the food, presentation, value, ets are all great, overall the experience was positive enough to recommend and to return.

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall noise level, cleanliness, plate presentation, taste of food were all good. However, the server should be more trained on cooking the meat. The server laid the meat on the center of grill instead of on the aisle when it was cooked and of course burned almost half of portion of our meat.

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

I love this place of their amazing food!

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

The service and manager are fantastic! The food was delicious. Always a good experience!

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I ordered a drink and it never came. I found a piece of long hair in the japchae. The portion is extremely small and they don’t give you any side dishes, not even lettuce.

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