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Feb 24, 2010 12:58 PM

Good Korean food in Flushing

I'm trying to find decently cheap Korean food in Flushing. There are a lot of Chinese places in Flushing and I can't find any Korean places. The restaurants in the Manhattan K-town are way overpriced and Korean food sucks in Jackson Heights. Any good suggestions?

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    1. Korean food tends to be expensive. I don't know of any "bargain" Korean restaurants. However, Ah Ree So is quite excellent. Their grilled meats use superb quality cuts and their onion relish and kim chee are both very good. Their ban chan varies in quality but is in upper tier when their kitchen is "on".

      The dining environment is also more upscale and airy so your clothes don't reek of oil when you are done eating.

      Kumg Gan San in Flushing is better than the one in Manhattan. The ban chan was quite varied and good, however, I haven't eaten there since the opening of Ah Ree So.

      Kum Gang San
      138-28 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

      Ah Rhee Soo
      3810 138th St, Queens, NY 11354

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      1. re: Pookipichu

        sorry but Ah Ree Soo? really?

        i can't believe anyone who has had good korean food can consider Ah Ree Soo good korean food. I've never had korean food that bad. and i am including the korean restaurants run by chinese-koreans.

        1. re: billy917

          Yes Ah Ree Soo, their oxtail special is wonderful. Their special kalbi is high quality meat and tender. I have had terrific sardine ban chan, their kim chee is well balanced and the environment and ambiance are spacious and well appointed.

          I don't like smelling like grease after I eat and have had better and had worse Korean at Cho Dong Gol and Madangsui depending on the visit. Perhaps you had a bad experience there, but overall Ah Ree Soo is the most high end Korean restaurant in Flushing.

          Furthermore, some of the worst Korean food I've had was in Korean restaurants that were run by Koreans without Chinese backgrounds.

      2. You may not be looking in the right places if you can't find Korean in Flushing. There are a whole bunch of places on Union Street and Northern Boulevard. Main Street is predominantly Chinese. There is a Woo Chon on Kissena Blvd off of Main Street. But there's also a location in Manhattan. Haven't been to a lot of them in a while because DH is really not the hugest fan of Korean food. But a few places off the top of my head:

        Sam Won Gahk -- Korean-Chinese on N. Blvd
        Tong Sap Gyup Gui -- Pork belly BBQ; Cheuotang on N. Blvd
        Hansol Nutrition -- sam gye tang, roasted chicken on N. Blvd

        I don't think these places are going to be significantly less expensive than what you find in Manhattan's K-town, though. But I believe HLing posted something about some inexpensive huge kimchi bun place on Union Street recently.

        ETA: Some of the places may be a bit of a walk from the Main Street subway station.

        Hansol Nutrition Center
        160-26 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11358

        Woo Chon
        41-19 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11355

        Tong Sam Gyup Gui
        162-23 Depot Rd, Queens, NY 11358

        Sam Won Gahk
        144-20 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

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          1. My fella and I recently visited East Seafood Restaurant, a Korean join in Flushing, to try their sannakji (aka, live octopus). So if you're into Korean novelty food, that's your place. (Although they also serve dead things.)

            East Seafood Restaurant
            150-60 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354