Danji Always Delivers…

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Danji has long been my go to theater restaurant.

Although, it is not only a dining establishment that is convenient for after theater meals or for a midtown lunch.

Danji always delivers.

Danji is upscale creative Korean small plates emphasizing organic and sustainable ingredients.

It is a consistently delicious place to dine.

The dishes, broken down in traditional and modern categories,  are meant to be shared.

It also offers a terrific fixed priced meal.

Danji photo kanji/james park
Danji photo kanji/james park

Danji is small and intimate with whitewashed brick walls, high stools and at the tables, drawers to store the menus…settling in at the bar is as comfortable as a reserved table.

The restaurant is always buzzing.

Credit is dished out to chef/owner Hooni Kim, a Korean-American who grew up in New York and cooked at Daniel and Masa.

Kim has forsaken the fine-dining circuit to cook his own food in his 36-seat space.

The sake selections are limited, but all are wonderful.

The homemade sangria is also a satisfying option.

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The Tofu is a must. Yes, tofu which I would never choose to consume except if it is floating in miso soup.

The tofu is deep-fried, creamy with just a bit of chew, garnished with scallion, ginger and blitzed with tempura crumbs for extra crunch ($10).

Chicken Wings
Chicken Wings

The garlic honey organic chicken wings with sesame seeds and pickled daiko are messy and delectable ($15).

Sashimi
Sashimi

The spicy yellowtail sashimi is always fabulous…fresh with crispy potato flakes and jalapeño in a spicy Korean sauce ($15).

Black Cod
Black Cod

The Soy-Poached Black Cod with spicy daikon is another consistent favorite ($28).

The Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice with sunny side up jidori hen egg is another unique and tasty dish and great for sharing ($20).

Crispy Calamari with wasabi mayo is always a sure thing ($12).

The Pork Belly Sliders with scallions, cucumber julienne & gochujang are rich and filling ($13).

Danji has been around 10 years and it is always consistently delectable.

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Danji 346 West 52nd Street New York City. Open for lunch Monday-Friday 12-2:30pm, Dinner Monday-Thursday 5pm-12am, Friday and Saturday 5pm-1am, closed Sunday. Reservations on OpenTable.com.

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