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Looking for a highly recommended Korean restaurant in Ft. Lee

applesauce23 Apr 9, 2008 05:38 PM

I know that there are many, many, many Korean restaurants in Fort Lee, NJ, but I would like to find one that people really enjoy (perhaps because of a wide variety of banchan, delicious galbi, great stews, etc.). I would like to find a place that can comfortably accommodate eight adults and two kids (one is under a year old and the other is four years old).

I was considering a Chinese restaurant, Petite Soo Chow, in Cliffside Park (after reading the reviews here), but I think everyone would prefer Korean food.

Thanks!

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    kNOwTASTE RE: applesauce23 Apr 11, 2008 05:55 PM

    So Kong Dong 130 Main St.
    The tofu specialist. Great tofu dishes and good kalbi.

    Gam Mee Ok 485 Main St.
    Sul Long Tang is the special here but Biim Bap is pretty good too.

    Boom Boom Chicken 553 Main Street
    Great Korean Fried Chicken.

    Dae Ga 2053 Lemoine Avenue
    Large place. Cheap lunch buffet.

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      fourunder RE: kNOwTASTE Apr 11, 2008 09:32 PM

      Gam Mee Ok,

      If this is the 24 hour restaurant that is located on the Northwest corner of Edwin and Main Streets.......

      The have excellent Short Ribs and the VERY, VERY, VERY BEST Brisket of Beef I have ever had anywhere, Korean or other(Jewish Deli). The Kim Chee and Accompaniments are also excellent and fresh. I find the quality exceptional.

      They also have some floor/table seating if memory serves me that would be perfect for the kids.

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        applesauce23 RE: fourunder Apr 12, 2008 07:15 AM

        Thanks for the great suggestions, knowtaste and fourunder! I also heard that Korea Palace in Closter was good. Any thoughts?

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          fourunder RE: applesauce23 Apr 12, 2008 11:24 AM

          AS,

          If Korea Palace is the place with Pagoda front on Piermont Road just past Closer Dock Road (North), they may be gone. That location recently changed ownership and is an Asian Mix of Chinese and Korean, possibly with some Sushi thrown in. I have not been to either the old or new restaurants. I believe this to be correct, as I recall a new sign recently.

          As my name suggests, I am a golfer, and I practice at The Closter Driving Range. The ownership there is Korean and I asked them where a good place is for Korean Food and BBQ. They told me further up the road on Piermont heading North, past The Peking Duck House and located in the old China Chalet on the left in Norwood, is a very good restaurant, but again, I have not been to. The Golf Range owners are affluent Koreans, so I would trust their opinions when it comes to Korean dining. I asked for a suggestion to take friends who were interested in Korean Food originally.

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            fourunder RE: fourunder Apr 13, 2008 11:14 AM

            I passed by the restaurant located on Piermont Road just past Closter Dick Road. this morning. The new restaurant is named Korea Palace.

            It is Korean, BBQ, Chinese and Sushi.

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              applesauce23 RE: fourunder Apr 13, 2008 01:24 PM

              fr,

              thanks for scouting out the location for me! =) that sounds like a good mix of cuisines and it's even better that Koreans recommended this restaurant!

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