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
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.
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
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.
The tasting menu. Easy. Delicious. Excellent value.
Jeju Noodle Bar: 679 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014
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.
Marinated Galbi cooked at the table
Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancake)
Japchae (Stir Fried Glass noodles with Veggies)
The Kunjip: 32 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001