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Korean BBQ: Shilla, Don's Bogam or Miss Korea

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Hi, I'm craving Korean BBQ and want to try one of these 3. I've been to all the oldies as well as Madangsui and want something new.

I couldn't find much solid feedback on any of these, so I'm opening it up to the boards. Comments on any of these? I'm mostly interested in the quality of the cuts of meat and the variety/quality of the banchan.

Thanks for any feedback!

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Shilla
37 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

Miss Korea
10 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

Don's Bogam
17 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016

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  1. I think they are basically all the same. Don's bogam probably has slightly different atmosphere and menu. If I had to pick, i'd pick Don's bogam.

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    Don's Bogam
    17 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016

    1. having enjoyed Don's Bogam a few times in the past, I chose it as an introduction to Korean barbecue for some friends the other night. while the atmosphere is leagues above most other restaurants in K Town, I'll never return. frustrating service, dumbed down barbecue, and rude staff made for an embarrassing evening. so long, Don's. we'll stick with Shilla.

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      1. re: coasts

        I'm a bit surprised. What kind of BBQ did you order?

        1. re: Pan

          started with ssamgyeupsal, then two orders of kalbi, and a dish from the kitchen - dak kalbi. we were four people and were given four pieces of lettuce with our initial order. we asked for more as the pork belly was grilling and were told we'd have to wait until we finished what they brought us first. that alone is absurd and reason not to return.

          1. re: coasts

            Yeah, that's crazy. They're worried about spending too much money on lettuce? Ridiculous.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          to be clear, OPs request is from nearly three years ago. i commented here on my recent visit to Don's Bogam rather than starting a new post.

          1. re: coasts

            Yikes. My bad.

            Carry on. Nothing to see here.