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Sep 11, 2012 08:49 PM

Jungsik should get 3 Michelin stars

I've been to Jungsik many times, and I am so thrilled with the creative , great tasting dishes here. I had another amazing meal tonite, rivaling the best of the best restaurants. IMHO better than Brooklyn Fare, better than EMP, better than Le Bernadin , Soto, and more. Up there with The Modern and Jean-Georges.
The 3 types of bread were terrific,
The amuse bouche was amazing, with a few new ones added.
The foie gras mousse fantastic.
The yellowtail sashimi hew excellent
The octopus delicious
The foie gras rice and quail egg wonderful
The uni rice dish was perfect
The kalbi rice dish , although different than the past preparation was so so good.
The smoked pork jowl was unbelievable that they can make pork jowl taste so good
The crispy snapper with crispy scales was memorable
The wagyu beef was unbelievable ( a bite taken out of one piece in photo below)
The plum dessert, the chocolate dessert, the petit fours, and the green tea cremeux were great ending to a perfect meal.
The service was impeccable. Better than the places mentioned above by far. The staff so attentive and knowledgeable, the wine selection was excellent. The cocktails were really good and the cappuccino was excellent.
I started a new thread, because this place is just so good, and so worthy of praise. If you haven't tried it yet, definitely do so.

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  1. I just wish it had more customers.

    But, yes, I agree with you that Jungisk is fabulous.

    1. Wow--great review! Jungsik is now #1 on my list of "must try" restaurants. My only problem is that since everything sounds so wonderful, I won't be able to narrow down my choices. I guess the only solution would be a couple of visits to get through the menu :-).

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      1. re: ellenost

        Just cancelled my reservation at The NoMad, and booked Jungsik in its place. Looking forward to dinner at Jungsik!

        1. re: ellenost

          You'll be really pleased. I've been 4 times, and have been delighted every time. I agree with foodwhisperer; the place is clearly one of the best in town.

        2. re: ellenost

          best to start out first visit with the tasting menu, second visit pick and choose. It's all good

        3. I've always been curious about this place, but I can't really bring myself to pay up for the tasting menu. How should I think about the choice menu? I note they now have prices (2, actually, for each item) on it, but any idea on sizes and what is a reasonable meal?

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          1. re: tazerowe

            Get 4 dishes of the lower priced, that should be enough. Don't pig out like me

            1. re: tazerowe

              The tasting menu is totally worth it. It's the best way to experience Jungsik.

            2. I agree wholeheartedly! I have been to Jungsik several times. The cuisine has been consistently delicious. Great review. More people need to know how good this restaurant is!!!

              1. Absolutely 100% agreed. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I encourage everyone to give it a try.