A wonderful experience from start to finish
Posted on 12 / 04 / 2010
I discovered Hangawi completely by accident by wandering in off the street when visiting a client in NYC one day. As the token vegetarian, I was scanning meals on the doors of each restaurant to make sure I had a meal to eat. This one fit the bill, and I didn't even know what wonders I would discover inside! The decor takes you away from being in a city, with the traditional custom of removing your shoes at the door. Once inside, you are lead to sit at a table where your legs disappear under the floor. I loved it here so much I have been back another time with my husband so he could believe what I was gushing about - and now he's a believer!!
The food choices are comprised of many root and mushroom vegetables. I like the stone pot meals cooked with some kim chee. We ordered the prix fixe meal which came with multiple rounds of wonderful flavors. In addition we chose to have a pot of some barely alcoholic drink. The price was about $70 pp at the end of the meal - which seemed very high priced to me (being NOT from NYC), but the experience was well worth it. I have also been here for lunch, and the price was much more reasonable during lunch hours.
I highly recommend this place for a unique vegan experience!! If you call ahead for reservations, try to get a table far away from the bathroom (which is located in the central area of the room).
delicious, unique, fun