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I heard good things about this place but it appears there are 2 locations. One on 149th off Northern and the other on like 211th street. It looks like the 149th spot is better. Any input?


I picked up a menu from the 149th street location. We are going to order the Samgyupsal, but they have 2 versions. Thin sliced (Daepae) and thick cut (Dol).

Which is better?


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  1. I've been to both locations, and prefer the Murray Hill location, as it's more accessible to Manhattan (via the LIRR) and has better spots for post-samgyeopsal drinking/hanging out. The food's about the same at both places. The Murray Hill location is much much smaller, and there's usually a wait.

    I'd go with the thick cut, as it remains much juicier during cooking. But if you're going two get a couple or orders, it wouldn't hurt to try both?

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    1. re: ExFlexitarian

      thick cut, yup. both are identical, food-wise, I always go to the one further out (it's a nice cute standalone building).

      1. re: bigjeff

        Thanks for the input..

    2. You could always go to Tong Sam Gyup Gui...


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