Haenyeo Restaurant is a small casual eatery. We now accept reservations and keep a portion of the restaurant for walk-ins only.


239 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215


Sunday to Thursday | 5:30pm – 10pm
Friday and Saturday | 5:30pm - 11pm
Brunch and Lunch coming soon 

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(Hangul: 해녀; lit. sea women) restaurant is named after the legendary female divers from Jeju Island, South Korea

female diver in wetsuit standing on the beach near rocks

Holding their breath for two to three minutes at a time while diving to depths of 30-40 feet, these tough-as-nails women free-divers bear the elements year round to harvest seafood and seaweed. The iron spirit, precision in craft and devotion to community of these Korean matriarchs inspired us.

Haenyeo Restaurant is our homage to these remarkable women. At Haenyeo's helm is restaurateur and chef Jenny Kwak. A true pioneer in demystifying Korean cuisine, Jenny introduced authentic Korean homecooking to downtown's hip East Village, with Dok Suni's ("strong women" named after her mother) and to the West Village with DoHwa. 

Female divers on the shore looking out to the ocean.

Incorporating a bounty of fresh foods, Haenyeo's main focus is creating everyday Korean dishes that are deliciously authentic with a touch of urban influence.

Female divers swimming out toward rocks in the ocean.

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239 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215

We are located in Park Slope on the corner Fifth Avenue and Carroll Street. 

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