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Craving Korean BBQ

shaygo Nov 8, 2006 08:44 PM

Where should I go?

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    MrsTomatoHead Nov 8, 2006 09:13 PM

    Koreatown, I want to say it's 32nd street btwn 7th and 8th. Google it. dozens of korean restaurants with bbq on the table.

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      evasue Nov 8, 2006 09:15 PM

      Do Hwa
      carmine and bedford
      do it yourself BBQ

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        foodluvngal Nov 9, 2006 11:22 AM

        Koreatown is located on 32nd between 5th and Broadway (not 7th & 8th). There are many good places, but my favorite is one I cannot remember the name of (Oh, I'm a big help...)
        It's on the South side of the street, about halfway between 5th and B'way and it's street level (Many are upstairs.) There are what appear to be movie film strips (sprocket holes and all) as window decor. I've found the BBQ to be terrific here. Great Kalbi (short ribs) as well as the standard Bul Goki. (Personally, I avoid the shrimp BBQ which, albeit tasty, is way too much money for the few shrimp they give you. This pretty much goes for any BBQ place.) Be sure to ask for San Chu, (the lettuce leaves in which Korean BBQ is traditionally wrapped.)

        If you don't find this place, Soot Bul (upstairs) is also quite good, but go on a cold day, as the built-in gas BBQ stoves, which are typical to most places, are replaced with wood burning hibachi-style grills. It can get kinda hot at the table.

        I also like Dae Dong, but I think they close on Sunday and Monday, while all the other places are open. Seems weird.

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        1. re: foodluvngal
          squid kun Nov 9, 2006 08:20 PM

          That's Chung Moo Ro - it's pretty good. It's named after the South Korean equivalent of Hollywood, hence the decor.

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          FoodFanNYC Nov 9, 2006 01:37 PM

          Flushing has the best Korean BBQ, but if you have something against going into Queens - - then Won Ju on 32 St bet. B'way and 5 Ave (on the north side next to the Hanaruem supermarket) has one of the best.

          More importantly, they use the wood charcoal instead of gas grills like Kum Kang Sang and Dae Dong. Meat was good and about average for city korean bbq prices.

          I actually went on Friday and was satisfied enough to go back for bbq again.

          If you want recommendations in Queens, let me know.

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            foodluvngal Nov 9, 2006 10:23 PM

            Yes - I'd appreciate your recommendation(s) for Korean BBQ in Queens (Flushing?) Thanks!

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              FoodFanNYC Nov 13, 2006 09:45 PM

              On Union St. (one block north of Roosevelt Ave - - towards the precint) is a restaurant called San Soo Kap San. Their kalbi is very good.

              A few blocks down by the muni on Union St. is another restaurant called Jang tu...(I think). They also have very good bbq.

              If you're serious about going, let me know and I'll get you the exact address for both places.

              There are other places farther in towards Bayside and Little Neck, but not sure if you're willing to travel that far. You would need a car. The two places I listed are easily accessible by train (7 train).

              Forget about Kum Kang San on Northern Blvd. as well as the all-you-can-eat buffets. Not worth the price.

              If I don't respond right away, feel free to drop me a line at edlovenyc@gmail.com

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            censorone Nov 9, 2006 02:08 PM

            Sheila, the newer place on the north side of korea town is my favorite korean bbq for the shrimp (and sauce), fat pork belly with sesame oil & salt, and beef toungue.

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              imbrettjackson Nov 9, 2006 02:46 PM

              I had a great pork table BBQ at Seoul Garden on 32nd at 6th Ave. I'm not expert on the subject but I've been back 3 times and always had a great meal.

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                moonchick Nov 9, 2006 07:29 PM

                A really good place in Flushing is Jang Tuh. They use charcoal for the grill and since most of their customers are Korean, their side dishes tend to be spicier (yum!) than other Korean restaurants. Just be prepared to deal with waitresses who speak very little English.

                Jang Tuh
                136-93 37 Ave. Flushing,

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                  shaygo Nov 10, 2006 03:04 AM

                  thanks guys! i think i'll start with dae dong to satisfy this craving but i would love to know about the top places in queens. . .i'll let you know about dae dung when we get there. . .

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                    squid kun Nov 10, 2006 06:19 AM

                    One on my to-do list is San Soo Kap San (38-13 Union, 718-445-1165).

                    For a rundown on barbecue and beyond in Flushing, here's a recap of a rich thread from around a year ago ... http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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