Danji's bulgogi sliders... WOW!!!
Went for lunch today and I still can't stop thinking about these... Does anyone know if their dinner version is same or if they change it up a little bit. I noticed the dinner menu overall seems much more adventurous. Anyone been both lunch and dinner and can compare? What other items on the dinner menu is worth ordering?
346 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
Had dinner here last night. Got a seat at the bar. Everyone behind me was quoted 30-45 minutes for parties of 2. This was at 5:45pm!
Loved the tofu with ginger and scallion. Didn't expect the tofu to be fried, but the batter was very light. Excellent balance of scallions, creamy tofu, ginger, and a little bit of heat. Wonderful dish. The sliders were also good but I found the buns to be a little overwhelming and too sweet, I only had one bite of the bun, and then ate just the meat part of the sliders. Great flavors, nice aioli, nice pickles, too.
I felt stuffed and asked for the check -- $20 for 2 dishes. Not too bad. The people by me were chowing down on sashimi, spicy chicken wings, Korean "paella," braised short ribs. Everything looked great. They told me they liked the wings best.
I ate there tonight, the bulgogi sliders weren't bad, a bit sweet ( i thought it was the meat that was sweet but maybe the buns). I had a side order of kimchi ( 3 kinds), one of which was the cucumber on the slider. I added the cabbage kimchi to my slider. None of the kimchi is spicy enough.
The poached sable was cooked the way I like fish to be, just flaking off "old school" so to speak. These days, everyone seems to cook fish too rare for my liking. That was a good dish, very Japanese tasting, it came with daikon. They were sold out of calamari, which I was told is a good dish to order. It is a good idea to get a side of white rice with the fish. The service was excellent. The place was packed but I got there at 730 and had no wait at the bar.
Can't complare directly, though IIRC, our server said that the items that cross over on both are just different sized portions but otherwise the same. For what it's worth, the bulgogi sliders at dinner were amazing as well!
We have only been for dinner, but did try most of the adventurous items on the menu. Absolutely amazing experience start to finish. Favorites included:
Steak tartare-has been heralded elsewhere, a not-to-miss dish, in part because of the flavors and freshness, and in part to appreciate the knifework and detail that go into making it
Poached sablefish-also a don't miss item; the fish was so delicately cooked it just melted away in one's mouth, with just enough spice to make it interesting without overwhelming
Spicy whelk salad-the whelk were fantastic, and the buckwheat noodles were cooked to just the right "toothy" texture
Alright if I don't stop here I'll just keep listing out every single thing we had and call it a "must get dish" Really the only thing that didn't work for me was the scallion pancake, which was thin and seemed to have too much oil for the flavors to really come across.
Highly, highly recommend going for dinner with adventurous friends so you can try as many things as possible.
346 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
I heard the whelk salad is very similar to the lunch spicy noodle dish which I absolutely love. There's no whelk in the noodles but it has bacon, kimchi, and sliced brisket. The sablefish sounds amazing in this weather. I'll be a group of 4 so how many dishes should we order? And are there other recommendations? Do they have dessert?