Just did the tasting at Jungsik
The food flavors were excellent, the plating was spectacular, but I left hungry. 10 courses plus 3 amuse, $155. Nice service and the atmosphere was clean but the overall experience does not compare to EMP or Bouley, the only other 2 tasting menus I have ever done.
Jungsik is great, but it does not compare to EMP (never had Bouley's TM). Nor should it be comparable to EMP, not just from a price point is EMP higher, but so is EMP's platform.
Comparing Jungsik to EMP is like comparing a Tesla Model S to a Bentley Flying Spur. Both are great and amazing cars in their own right, but the Flying Spur is on a whole different level.
I dined there earlier this month. Our server was somewhat aggressively trying to push the tasting menu on us, but my party and I opted to order half portions from each of the menu columns. We left quite full, and satisfied. I concur that the presentations and flavors were exceptional. I would love to return again. Truth be told, I enjoyed the food at Jungsik substantially over that of my one experience at EMP - a three course lunch when the grid was still in place.