The first time I ate here I was alone in NY. Scarey for me in itself! The staff made me feel at home and the food was unbelievable! I went back again before leaving town. Then took my husband the next time we visited the city and he loved it. The overall atmosphere of the place takes you to another culture. Even leaving your shoes at the door! I love everything about this place! And we have tried most of the top restaurants in NYC and Hungawi is always at the top of my list.
Koreans are not vegetarians by nature - even most of vegetarian Korean foods contain seafood suace or other meat flavors. While Hangawi sticks to the Korean cooking method, some are downright strange - which reminds me of my mom making sloppy joe style bibimbob. For those on low budget, lunch is very affordable, for instance, spinach+corn porrige with veggie bowl or tofu with brown sauce cost only $12-$15.