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Jun 4, 2007 05:12 PM

Apkujung (sp?)

Anyone know about this new Korean/Japanese place in Newton? I don't even know if that is the right name, it is hard to read on the sign!

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  1. It's Apgujung - definitely hard to make out...

    Here's my post from when it opened in April -

    Have not seen any other notes on it since...

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina

      Thanks! We may try it tomorrow...I'll post about it if we do.

      1. re: Posenose

        Please do. I think I went opening week, so I would be curious to see what you find.

    2. Are they related to the Misono in Super 88 in Allston? I think I saw a sign there advertising for them, if I read the Korean right. The name suggests a tofu house (which are often named after districts of seoul), but from the description, it sounds like they're going more for the Japanese crossover...

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      1. re: another_adam

        I heard they are definitely related to the Misono on VFW Pkwy.....same folks?

        I've been twice for sushi at the sushi bar. The decor is lovely throughout, and they did a great job with the Korean BBQ tables..I don't eat meat these days, so not an option for me, though. The sushi was top quality, and the chef gave my daughter and me a lovely tuna, orange, cucumber salad (served with flying fish roe garnish in a hollowed orange) on the house. The seaweed salad was impeccable fresh with a nice firm tooth..served atop field greens with surimi flakes.

        All in all very good, and a nice addition to the neighborhood..much better than "sushi to go" next door (YUCK!).

        1. re: Science Chick

          My wife and I are considering Apgujung for sat. Should we? Do they have a website.

              1. re: hiddenboston

                I recently went to Apgujung with several friends for Korean barbeque. As mentioned above, the restaurant environment/decor is very nice -- it has a sleek but comfortable feel to it. This restaurant was at one point a Naked Fish.

                We were placed in a side, private room which has two grills. My friends devoured the barbeque and claimed it was equivalent if not better than Koreana in Cambridge; it is definitely better than Kaya's in Brookline.

                The sushi was also fantastic. I had the Takara roll which has an interesting white seaweed wrap on the outside; one of my friends who went last night again said had the sushi salad. We found both rolls to be very fresh and have delectable combinations of flavors. You can also select from several soups.

                I'm looking forward to going back. It's much better than having to deal with the crowds and parking issues of Koreana, and offers a pleasant dining experience.