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Apr 1, 2009 03:34 PM

Good Korean in Jackson Heights

Can anyone recommend good Korean in the Jackson Heights/ Woodside area? Thanks.

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  1. Haewondae on Broadway/75th is usually solid and 24 hours.

    Chung Ki Wa for Korean-Chinese on Woodside/67th

    Natural Tofu on 40th/Queens Blvd (Sunnyside) for very good soon doobu

    For markets, the original H-Mart on Woodside/60th and Chong Hap on 72nd/Broadway-Roosevelt.

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    1. re: Joe MacBu

      chung ki wa was not the good the last time I was there; Joe, you might be mixing it up with another place because the Chung Ki Wa I've been to is right on 73rd or 74th, practically under the 7 tracks. I'd stick with haewondae; both places are pretty low-key; I remember on some boards that there were some korean-menu only specialty places but I could never find them; they may have been overrun by all the newer cuisines that have hit that roosevelt intersection.

      1. re: bigjeff

        Thanks for catching my error.
        I meant Chu Ying on Woodside/67th.

    2. just walked by two places that I always forget exist, and never go into: Mi Dang on Broadway, just a block down from Hae Woon Dae (it is a chinese-korean joint) and also Sun Mi (on roosevelt, not sure if its a restaurant or a bar, just has a neon sign, no visible menu) which is down the block from Himalayan Yak, and past that large laundromat, around 72 or 71st St. It is next to what used to be that Burmese place which is now a pharmacy.

      anyone eaten at either of these two places?

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      1. re: bigjeff

        I think Sun Mi is more of a hostess bar.
        I tried to check it out a few times before I realized that it might not be a restaurant, but was turned away each time.

        1. re: Joe MacBu

          I think there's another hostess bar on the next block, similar location. similarly forbidding, black darked-out windows.

      2. haven't eaten there but did pass a new korean place, Friend's. Very simple, very inexpensive menu (ramen, kimbab, pajun, bibimbab, noodles, some chigaes, some drinking food).

        Wasn't very packed but smelled quite nice in there (heavy kimchi smell). no grilling.

        Friend's Korean Restaurant
        64-16 Roosevelt Avenue
        Woodside, NY

        64-16 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11377

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        1. re: bigjeff

          I've eaten at Friend's - really good and inexpensive. I had kimchi stew, my friend had ramen. I thought ramen was ok, tasted almost like ramen out of packet, but my stew was really good. The owner is very friendly. Korean style sushi rolls were very good too.

          1. re: welle

            do they serve banchan? that might explain part of the inexpensive price; definitely at $3-$4 for a bowl of ramen, I'm sure it started with a packet of shin ramyun!

            1. re: bigjeff

              No banchan, just a small plate of pickled radish. The $4 ramen came with a rice ball, I think ... There were so many yummy things at other tables, but I was under the weather and was happy with my soup!