Seoul food. Chef Steve Song focuses on small plates, serving elevated takes on chicken wings, kimchi rolls, and bulgogi. Mak geol li and soju make up the Korean spirits list, well-matched to drunk-... read more
Name should give you some indication of the versatility here. Chef is Chinese-Korean, brings pan-Asian knowhow to continent-spanning menu. Izakaya faves like gyoza and yakitori joined by honey yuzu... read more
Korean tapas and cocktails. Trim interior with a corrugated tin ceiling and dangling Edison bulbs mixes traditional and modern. Menu pills off the same trick. For the classic, check out scallion pa... read more
Clam and swill bunker. Brick walls, long wooden benches, kitschy paraphernalia abounding. Two dozen steamed clams with a cup of hot butter will leave plenty left over for next semester’s text... read more
K-Town fare in an edgier EV home. Purple-lit bar and brick dining hall too slick to be found deep in Queens. Tables are topped with crystal grills for your DIY pork belly BBQ. Kimchi dumpling casse... read more
“Center of the world” on the edge of K-Town. Business dining scene just the thing for visiting LG execs wanting to get up close and personal with the Empire State Building. Hudson and m... read more
Phillip Lee opens a permanent storefront for his beloved taco truck. Clean, minimalist space, a few tables to eat a quick bite. Same tasty offerings as the rig: BBQ short rib tacos, kimchi burrito ... read more
Healthy Korean spot opens in former bathhouse. Super-simple dining room, brick and plaster on the walls, pop music soundtrack. Owner Steve Kim takes pride in his open kitchen. Plenty of tofu option... read more
K-pop BBQ joint from Seoul star J.Y. Park. More upscale than your usual K-Town meat slinger, with elaborate venting to keep you from smelling like an apartment fire. Kristalbelli = super-heated cry... read more
This is a chain, to be sure, but still: points for style. Sleek and modern with plenty of room. Grab the bull by the horns, as the name suggests, and be your own Benihana chef. Charcoal grills and ... read more
Korean-style Chinese will get you out of your General Tso and egg roll rut. Seoul-based export delivers fusion of the best of two cuisines. Dumplings aplenty to start things off, joined by jellyf... read more
If K-Town and EMP had a child. Contemporary Korean best enjoyed as a five-course tasting menu. Food doubles as art as you tour through arugula sorbet, spicy clams with rice, crispy snapper, and por... read more
Former Daniel and Masa hand applies French technique to Korean flavor. Menu divides into traditional and modern. Kimchi pancakes and japchae cover comfort food cravings. Steak tartare with Kor... read more
TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO FIRE. Asian fusion taken to a different level. Instead of blending cuisines, DJs mix American jazz with sushi, soju, and super crispy Korean-style chicken wings. An avid r... read more
Cow palace. Beef bits you never imagined eating served to you raw. Korean take on Japanese yakiniku has you grilling it yourself right at the table. Chow down on three different parts of cow stomac... read more
Bon Chon, get ready for a Korean fried chicken throwdown. K-Town fringe the first Manhattan location of chain with over a thousand branches. I.e., these guys are pros. Crisp, hot, flavorful chicken... read more
Husband-and-wife owners turned to Brooklyn when the rent tripled for their Soho restaurant Cedrillon. Different borough, same Filipino/pan-Asian cuisine. Small plates of eclectic dishes: noodles, h... read more
Hamptons village provides inspiration for Flatiron charmer. Unoppressive nautical theme, swank chandeliers, marble, wainscoting. There's fresh fish, of course, but menu also swings Korean. West Coa... read more
M4C ain't no KFC -- former Bonchon still brings the chicken goodness. Nondescript staircase leads up to slice of Korean pop lunacy. Delicious soy-garlic fried chicken only the beginning, also glowi... read more
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