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Jan 6, 2007 04:39 PM

Worcester Area, Korean food?

I live in the Worcester area and I was hoping that someone could suggest a place to have good Korean food, it's pretty scarce around here. I'm just hoping that I'm not going to have to drive hours to get it. Thanks in advance.

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  1. A Korean rsst opened in Westboro by the rotary. Sorry, don't know the name and haven't tried it. yet.

    1. Is Ayer too far for you? There is a pretty good (for the burbs) Korean place there, Wu Jon (spelling?), just off downtown.

      1. There is a good place in Maynard on Main Street called Little Pusan. I go there for lunch regularly, but have never been for dinner.

        There is a place in Worcester on Main Street called Seoul Leecci. I've never been, mostly because I'm not really sure where it is, and the menu in the yellow pages seemed very limited.

        1. Seoul Leecci on Main Street in Worcester has a long and interesting menu, Korean plus sushi, and when I've gone there it appears frequented by Koreans. I have had a lot of great meals there, and recommend it highly. Lots of interesting and (to me) unusual dishes that go well beyond the Korean fare I've seen elsewhere. Some of it is VERY spicy, and that's coming from a real chile hound.

          It is at 385 Main St., just north of the common, near the intersection with Mechanic St.

          There is (was?) also a small Korean place on a stripmall (along with a Korean grocery) off of Cambridge Street. It's on the right side as you leave Webster Sq going toward Holy Cross.

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          1. re: Rick_V

            Thanks, Rick! I don't know why their yellow pages ad always turns me off. We will definitely try it!

            1. re: Eatin in Woostah

              Unfortunately, Seoul Leecci closed its doors in Worcester a few months ago. The space is now occupied by a sports bar called The Gym. Rumor has it that the restaurant was moving into Metrowest somewhere, but I've heard nothing yet. I really miss the place--great food at reasonable prices.

              1. re: Obel Ointment Fungentula

                Bummer. That's two restaurants now that I've heard about on Chowhound - Seoul Leecci and Anna's Hungarian Kitchen - that have closed before I got a chance to try them. What a shame.

          2. It's tucked away in what might not be the most appealing little mini-mall between a Korean market and a laundromat, but New York Korean Restaurant had an entertaining menu (a lot of noodle dishes that don't always seem to appear in your average restaurant) and tasty food. No atmosphere to speak of and the lights were too bright when we were there a year or so ago, but it was byob, which makes up for a lot.
            First google hit ("new york korean worcester"):

            118 Cambridge St
            Worcester, MA 01603
            (508) 797-4009