Her Name is Han in New York City

For homestyle Korean cuisine, Her Name is Han is a Korean ‘soul food’ eatery in New York City that should make everyone’s must-try destinations.

The Korean restaurant Her Name is Han aims to bring down-home cooking to New York City. Just a block shy of Koreatown, Her Name is Han, has gorgeous aesthetics with red brick walls and two vintage stoves. Han plays soul/jazz music in the background for a rustic yet modern vibe to enhance its intensely flavored delectable cuisine.

The menu is split into six sections, including tapas, mains, pots, BBQ, rice, and noodles. BBQ special is fire-grilled beef paired with a scallion salad.

Try the delicious rice cakes if you're seeking a lighter vegetarian dish. These are not your variety brand diet cakes, but chewy rice cakes sauteed in a delightful yuzu sauce and shishito pepper-considered the gnocchi of Korean food. For brunch try the grilled salmon with homemade tartar sauce served with a deep-fried, boiled egg with soy-sauce dressing. There's also the to-die-for-fried avocado fries with sriracha ketchup.

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Her Name is Han serves pork pancakes and boneless Korean fried chicken with sweet and sour sauce for meat lovers. Han also offers delicious seafood stews, noodle soups, pan-fried fish, and pork dishes. Another can't miss option is the spicy seafood stew with dumplings, a flavorful rich stew of shrimp, crab, clams, and beef dumplings that is surprisingly light and filling. The house choice and customer favorite is the beef noodle soup.

Beverage specials include ginseng wine (baekseju) and creamy rice wine (makgeolli). The full bar also offers sake and house-infused soju or soju cocktails.

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Check the website for rave reviews and press recognition. Eater Magazine hails Han as NYC's "Cutting Edge of Korean Soul Food" while the World's 50 Best rated Her Name is Han – "Five of the Best Korean Restaurants in New York."

Her Name is Han Hours


  • Monday to Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


  • Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


  • Monday to Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (last call 10:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday – Sunday: 5:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (last call 11:00 p.m.)

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