Best Korean Food??
- aynne35 Feb 12, 2007 11:14 AM
Hey everyone, I am new here but it looks like you all have really good information. SO, here is my situation, we are coming to NYC for a week in April and my husband is Korean. We live in Maine, he never gets Korean food so I want to go to the best place in NYC. Actually, we want to know the best place for a more "upscale" Korean place for like a special dinner, then maybe just a korean place that is more casual but still great food. Thanks for any advice you can give us!!
For a more casual place but with great great food - try KunJip on 32nd St. They do not take reservations and there is usually always a line to get in but isn't that usually a good sign? Of the several places I've been on 32nd St. KunJip is my favorite. Search the board for lots of posts.
I second KunJip.
Han Baht (35th st)
Cho Dang Gol (35th st) for soon dubu
Gam Mee Ok for sul-lung-tahng (32nd st)
I really like Kum Gang San on 32nd Street. It's casual, but the setting is actually very nice. They have a very dramatic 2 story rock wall with a waterfall in the restaurant...cheesy some may argue, but fun nonetheless. Maybe it's not the spot for your special night out, but definitely worth a stop if your husband is craving Korean food.
If you want the BEST Korean food in NY, you must go to Flushing. Flushing is in Queens and is accessible by subway but if you have access to a car that would be best. I am so spoiled by korean food in Flushing, the places in Manhattan cannot compare in quality nor cost. My faves are Ham Ji Bak (specializes in the grilled pork belly & their pajun is to die for) and San Soo Gap San (kalbi & side dishes are yum yum yum!) both places are on Northern Blvd. There are also many korean groceries, korean-chinese restaurants, soft tofu hotpot, kimbap/casual noodle joints in Flushing.
If you can't make it to Flushing and can only go to 32nd St. stay away from Kang Suh. I went there for convenience 2 weeks ago and regretted it terribly. Subpar food, bad service and expensive prices. Avoid it, go to Kum Gang San.