anyone know good korean?
The two best I've been to are Dok Suni (119 1st Ave.
between 7th and St. Mark's) and Woo Chon (8-10 W. 36th
b/w 5th & 6th). They are very different - Dok Suni is
a little less expensive (neither are that expensive),
has a hipper, more diverse crowd, but is delicious.
The bimbimbop and seafood scallion pancakes are
incredible. Woo Chon is in the traditional Koreatown
area, the clientelle is mainly Koreans, and the menus
is bigger. I think the food is better at Dok Suni but
some of my friends disagree (although a Korean friend
of mine swears by Dok Suni and has gone there many
times since I told her about it).
re: Bill Schwartz
The best overall "standard" Korean fare is probably Woo
Chon with the highest quality meat of any Korean
restaurant. This is an essential for kalbi or bulgogi.
The Korean underground go to Gam Mee Oak for hands down
the best kimchee this side of the Pacific. Even better
is that it is free when you order a bowl of ox tail
soup. Finally, a newcomer is Cho Dang Gol which
specializes in tofu. It is exquisite.