Meat. Nuf Said.
Korean BBQ - All you Can eat.. and at a great price! for $19.95 you can get all you can eat .. along with non-bbq stuff like mandoo guk.. plenty of appetizers...
only bad thing: you leave smelling like what you just ate.. but who cares if you love the bbq?
I LOVE WONJO!
You have to get here before 7pm generally every night because it can get pretty crowded, at which point the servers rush you a bit more through your food so they can get the next table seated.
I heard from a friend actually that they hired a chef who specializes in mul nyaeng mun (cold noodles).. and boy, are they good here! The bbq has improved as well and they always serve so much banchan.
It has quickly become my go to place 24/7. The quality of the food does not deteriorate at 3am.I have become OBSESSED with Won Jo as of late. Their naengmyun or cold noodles are just perfect.… En savoir plus
i mostly come here for the $5 watermelon soju - its amazing, it actually comes out of a watermelon.. sometimes i only taste the watermelon and just assume there really isn't much soju - but then it hits you after about 2-3 drinks
the seafood scallion is very good.. and the food menu is a bit different from what you would see on 32nd street ktown.. but still very delicious none the less.. i love the Kal Bi Jim - its beef short ribs cooked in a sweet sauce.. and it has carrots and other veggies in it.. very delish
i have also had their spicy pork bbq and its decent - although not spicy at all...
in the end, i think its a great happy hour place - and perfect for a before going out drinks place..
have you ever had a day when you just really needed a big juicy burger with all the fixings along with a nice ice cream shake???
island burgers is the only place who can meet my fix.. they have a variety of different burgers and they come big and juicy
just beware- the place does not have fries, which i think is my only disappointment with it.
I treked out to Mapo BBQ tonight.. it actually was a 2hour ordeal to get there from Manhattan (but I won't go into that story). Arrived around 8pm, and waited about 15 minutes for a table - the place isn't very big - probably about 14 tables in total?
Had 2 orders of the Mapo Kalbi, and then we each ordered the Naengmyun. The charcoal grill is hot, and cooks the kalbi PERFECTLY. In addition to the usual banchan, you get the steamed egg in a stone pot as well as grilled corn. The banchan was a great selection - raw spicy crab, the gelatin type thing, kimchi, etc..
Honestly - I haven't eaten that much in a long time, but it was very satisfying. The naengmyun was a bit of a disappointment - not much flavor to it - I had to pour a lot of vinegar into the soup. The kalbi and the banchan made up for it though.
Definitely a must come back place. FYI - free valet, just tip him like $2 and they get you parking.
How can one not love Breslin?
They don't take reservations, but I have never actually had to wait.
The service is always excellent, and what I love is that that the waiter always thinks through the order which to serve the food - so I never feel overwhelmed and it comes at a good pace.
The drinks are amazing - try the cocktails.. specifically, try the Liquid Sword - the great water said to me "It's like getting kicked in the face, but in a good way"
I've become disappointed with Shilla in the recent years... Shilla has three floors although rarely is the second floor open. The service is always great, but its honestly one of the more expensive restaurants in Ktown.
I used to think their BBQ was the best of all the places, but lately New Wonjo has impressed me more. Shilla's BBQ has become slightly dry and not as flavorful, and their ban chan options are not as diverse as in the past.
The mandoo guk at Shilla will always have a place in my heart, but it is not enough to make me come back...
When would I recommend Shilla? for large groups where you want to take your time - they never rush you here and you can sit and chat for as long as you want.
David Burke - is it possible that you blew my mind?
From the moment I arrived and walked into a very casual, beach/picnic like restaurant.. I felt at home. I was nervous that the place would be upscale given the the prices, but it was down to earth and had the "farm to table" type of feel to it, without the somewhat pretentious vibe I find at places like Blue Hill Stone Barn (they once told me I couldn't take a photo of my friends with flash in their very dark restaurant... ok i digress).
The cocktails are delicious, the food is superb... they immediately serve you warm bread, pretz type sticks, and pickled carrots (yes pickled carrots!!) for the table.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Angry Octopus (perfectly cooked and spiced up), the Warm Bacon Dates, and then my entree of Scallop with Pork Belly was divine.
The menu has so much variety and options - I am definitely coming back.
Oh PS - service is so great here!!!!! Lately, I have been so particular about good service and this place gets it right.
Odeon is a great place to go in the summer when you can get a table outside.. Inside I am not so much a fan just bc its really dark in there.
Service is always fantastic and the food is great.
I love their chicken, the oyster specials, and their salads... its also a very baby friendly place if you sit outside!
Brick Lane Curry House makes me really happy. The portions are great, service is excellent - the lines though, always long.
Make sure to make a reservation through opentable.com - otherwise get there, and sit at the bar and have a drink while you wait - it is well worth it.
The price is just not worth the quality of the food. A dinner can easily cost $60 a person, and yes, I am full - but why wouldn't I just head to Korea town then and have better meats, with more dishes?
The service is always great here though, but the dishes are small and you live thinking, seriously, I had to spend that much?
I AM A FAN! Yes I waited a long time, but the smell of the burgers kept me going.. and when I opened it up and took my first bite - it melted in my mouth.
It was $7 bucks for the burger, + 50 cents for cheese, and another 50 cents for a great little pickle that made my day
YOU MUST GO AND TRY ONE!
wait what i am i saying - go try one when its not on 48th and park bc i can't wait that long on a line!
btw- it says it will deliver if its a rainy day
Washugyu Tenderloin = Orgasm.
Yes, its very pricey (usually around $50-60 per lb)
But its like a really amazing woman (haha), she might be expensive. But its worth it.
Buy it. Take it Home. Use the fat provided... oil up your iron cast grill (if you are like me, and Manhattanite without an outside grill). Fry it on the grill for about 30-40 seconds each side. Put it in the broiler at about 350 degrees for 2-3 minutes.
Medium Rare. Or pretty rare. Do long if you want it more cooked, but watch it carefully.
Then sit down, and taste the melt in your mouth goodness.
Your life will never be the same.