The 3 Must-Visit Korean Restaurants in NYC

Uptown, downtown, or K-town, your options for Korean food in NYC are plentiful. But when you’re looking to impress or in the mood for the best, try to snag a reservation at one or all of these gems.

Cote Korean Steakhouse

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Cote Korean Steakhouse, Flatiron

Cote, the brilliant brainchild of restaurateur Simon Kim, was an overnight sensation when it opened in NYC in 2017. It was awarded a Michelin star only months after opening. Completely reimagining what a Korean restaurant looks and feels like, Cote succeeds in being both incredibly modern and authentic at the same time.

We recommend:

The Butcher’s Feast. The best (and easiest) decision you’ve made all year.

Cote Korean Steakhouse: 16 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

Jeju Noodle Bar

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Jeju Noodle Bar, West Village

A tiny space tucked away on the West Village, Jeju Noodle is so much more than noodles. In fact, this place might be the best under $100 tasting menu to be found in the city. Michelin recognized the quality with a star for three years in a row and lines are queued up most nights. You can try your luck in snagging a reservation but you might be better off joining the line.

We recommend:

The tasting menu. Easy. Delicious. Excellent value.

Jeju Noodle Bar: 679 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014

The Kunjip

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The Kunjip, K Town

When you need a taste of the old country exactly as you remember, The Kunjip is the the place to go. This legendary restaurant in the heart of K Town will make you want to order one of everything.

Reservations used to be for only the VIP but now you too can reserve a table online.

We recommend:

Marinated Galbi cooked at the table

Doenjang Jjigae

Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancake)

Japchae (Stir Fried Glass noodles with Veggies)

The Kunjip: 32 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

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