Su-Ra

★★★★★

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Wow!! this place is wonderful!! I've been several times with my friends~^^ the food is exelent~, the place is peaceful and the people working there are so nice to you~^.^ Highly recomended!!^.^

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★★★★★

Wow!! this place is wonderful!! I've been several times with my friends~^^ the food is exelent~, the place is peaceful and the people working there are so nice to you~^.^ Highly recomended!!^.^

Pros: The place is nice and peaceful

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It's not exactly traditional korean fare, but everything that I've tried has been tasty or delicious. Nice place for either a birthday celebration or a quiet dinner for two. Service has always been gracious as well.

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★★★★☆

It's not exactly traditional korean fare, but everything that I've tried has been tasty or delicious. Nice place for either a birthday celebration or a quiet dinner for two. Service has always been gracious as well.

Pros: Quiet, very good food

Cons: Not enough banchan

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This is definitely not a real korean food!
Firstable they don't serve PanChan which is so not Korean Restaurant - their food are so wimpy and blant.
Although waitress were quite nice so I don't want to say I completely had bad experience but DO NOT GO if you are looking for real Korean food. No wonder there are no customer.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is definitely not a real korean food!
Firstable they don't serve PanChan which is so not Korean Restaurant - their food are so wimpy and blant.
Although waitress were quite nice so I don't want to say I completely had bad experience but DO NOT GO if you are looking for real Korean food. No wonder there are no customer.

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Food is above average Korean Fusion. Good chef. But if you?re looking for excellent ?Korean?, look elsewhere. kimchi is only traditional Korean side dish served.

That said, I recommend avoiding this place. The owner is a greedy man who doesn?t pay his staff even minimum wage. Mistakes made in orders (by staff or customer) come out of the staff?s payment or tips.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food is above average Korean Fusion. Good chef. But if you?re looking for excellent ?Korean?, look elsewhere. kimchi is only traditional Korean side dish served.

That said, I recommend avoiding this place. The owner is a greedy man who doesn?t pay his staff even minimum wage. Mistakes made in orders (by staff or customer) come out of the staff?s payment or tips.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Greedy Owner

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Having walked by several times, I finally popped in and this place really exceeded my highest expectations. I found the tasting menu divine (although with such large portions, it was hardly just a tasting). The pumpkin soup, pear salad, and fish entree were all top notch. Also wonderful was the Lychee soju was a delightful drink - like a lychee martini without the bite. I should have gotten a bottle all to myself!! I was dining alone, but can't wait to go back with friends!

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★★★★★

Having walked by several times, I finally popped in and this place really exceeded my highest expectations. I found the tasting menu divine (although with such large portions, it was hardly just a tasting). The pumpkin soup, pear salad, and fish entree were all top notch. Also wonderful was the Lychee soju was a delightful drink - like a lychee martini without the bite. I should have gotten a bottle all to myself!! I was dining alone, but can't wait to go back with friends!

Pros: Great food, Fab drinks, Attentive service

Cons: None

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sorry but there was nothing fantastic about this restaurant...if you are korean and really enjoy korean food, you are better off either in flushing queens or your best best is gonna be the restaurants on 32nd street...they call it korean food but its just a bootleg version of what REAL korean food taste like. The service was good thou

1
★★☆☆☆

sorry but there was nothing fantastic about this restaurant...if you are korean and really enjoy korean food, you are better off either in flushing queens or your best best is gonna be the restaurants on 32nd street...they call it korean food but its just a bootleg version of what REAL korean food taste like. The service was good thou

Pros: decent service

Cons: horrible korean food

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Went to Sura for a birthday. Our group was seated promptly and we were attentively waited upon through the whole dinner. We were served a complimentary sushi platter due to the birthday occasion and the restaurant elegantly served the cake we brought in. Pumpkin soup and pear/ pork delight appetizers were excellent, sushi was very fresh, and the kimchi saute and kalbi dishes were favorites. We were also offered robes to wear towards the end of the meal.

2
★★★★★

Went to Sura for a birthday. Our group was seated promptly and we were attentively waited upon through the whole dinner. We were served a complimentary sushi platter due to the birthday occasion and the restaurant elegantly served the cake we brought in. Pumpkin soup and pear/ pork delight appetizers were excellent, sushi was very fresh, and the kimchi saute and kalbi dishes were favorites. We were also offered robes to wear towards the end of the meal.

Pros: great customer service, excellent food

Cons: no delivery to my neighborhood

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A very odd place is Sura. We waited 20 minutes beyond our reservations as our table was occupied by a group that decided to enjoy its desert for an hour. That wasn?t the restaurant's fault, of course, and they bought a round of free drinks for the four of us. The night was looking up! Then they decided to attempt seating the four of us at a table clearly intended for four waifs (or perhaps two very obese people). We were moved after complaining. Finally, seated, we met our waitress. She had a charming ill-command of English, which didn't really bother me, but we were all peeved that our meals came before our appetizers, and one in our group never did get her salad. We were told Kimchi would arrive at the table, but we had to ask for it twice. And who wants to maneuver their entree around a soup bowl? All the meals were set in front of the wrong person. Lastly, my friend was disappointed when he was denied the chance to wear one of the red ceremonial robes that the restaurant offers to some guests (maybe only special guests?) and that are flaunted in Polaroid photos adorning one wall near the entrance. We were told by our server that that night was a bad night for robes. It was unclear why, and who wants to argue the point in Korean? Let me note that the sushi I ate was impressively fresh and well-presented. The pumpkin soup was very good. I would go back, but would also suggest the restaurant examine its service.

2
★★★★☆

A very odd place is Sura. We waited 20 minutes beyond our reservations as our table was occupied by a group that decided to enjoy its desert for an hour. That wasn?t the restaurant's fault, of course, and they bought a round of free drinks for the four of us. The night was looking up! Then they decided to attempt seating the four of us at a table clearly intended for four waifs (or perhaps two very obese people). We were moved after complaining. Finally, seated, we met our waitress. She had a charming ill-command of English, which didn't really bother me, but we were all peeved that our meals came before our appetizers, and one in our group never did get her salad. We were told Kimchi would arrive at the table, but we had to ask for it twice. And who wants to maneuver their entree around a soup bowl? All the meals were set in front of the wrong person. Lastly, my friend was disappointed when he was denied the chance to wear one of the red ceremonial robes that the restaurant offers to some guests (maybe only special guests?) and that are flaunted in Polaroid photos adorning one wall near the entrance. We were told by our server that that night was a bad night for robes. It was unclear why, and who wants to argue the point in Korean? Let me note that the sushi I ate was impressively fresh and well-presented. The pumpkin soup was very good. I would go back, but would also suggest the restaurant examine its service.

Pros: good sushi, good food, decent decor

Cons: scattershot service

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This place is like a hidden jem. Great service from couteous staff and magnificent food.
This is the most refine haute Korean food I've ever had. The presentation is amazing.
Must try this place when your in the neighborhood. I loved the Kujolpan and their Kalbi.

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★★★★★

This place is like a hidden jem. Great service from couteous staff and magnificent food.
This is the most refine haute Korean food I've ever had. The presentation is amazing.
Must try this place when your in the neighborhood. I loved the Kujolpan and their Kalbi.

Pros: Soju Cocktails

Cons: none

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This place is fantastic! I discovered it after reading the great reviews on citysearch and it truly is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The staff is super courteous and friendly in a genuine way. And, the food is truly amazing - the appetizes I love are the Korean pear salad and the pear & pork delight. And for entrees, I always go for the ribeye kalbi or the stonepot bimbimbop (sp?), the marinades are out of this world! For drinks, definitely try their fruit infused soju, it's very light and crisp and actually tastes like mango, strawberry etc. I've brought family members from out of town here and everyone has always been very enthusiastic about their meal. Part of me wants this place to remain undiscovered, so that it continues to be easy to get a table, but New Yorkers should know about this place!

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★★★★★

This place is fantastic! I discovered it after reading the great reviews on citysearch and it truly is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The staff is super courteous and friendly in a genuine way. And, the food is truly amazing - the appetizes I love are the Korean pear salad and the pear & pork delight. And for entrees, I always go for the ribeye kalbi or the stonepot bimbimbop (sp?), the marinades are out of this world! For drinks, definitely try their fruit infused soju, it's very light and crisp and actually tastes like mango, strawberry etc. I've brought family members from out of town here and everyone has always been very enthusiastic about their meal. Part of me wants this place to remain undiscovered, so that it continues to be easy to get a table, but New Yorkers should know about this place!

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: There are no cons to this restaurant!

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The other night I stumbled upon this restaurant walking down 9th St. between 3rd and 4th Ave. It was closed but I read their menu that was posted on the wall. To my surprise there were a lot of things that I wanted to try so I decided to come back the next day.

Upon arriving I was greeted by girls in hanboks (traditional Korean clothing) and seated promptly. I was dumbfounded by the space, I mean, this place was very well constructed and well decorated. I felt like I was in Korea even if it was just a second. The ambiance felt Soho but it is in the EV so the price is moderate but definately not expensive.

I ordered golden prawns as an appetizer and stone bowl bibimbop with multi grain rice. As a child I hated multi grain rice but for some reason when the option was given to me I went for it. To my surprise it was literally the best bibimbop I have ever eaten. It even beats K town. The beans and peas in the rice gave the dish an extra kick which I was not used to. I didnt know what to expect from golden prawns... to be honest, as a Korean-American I had no idea what they were. When it arrived, it was a beautifully presented in a European fashion. The bed of radish was the sweet and sour radish side dish that Koreans eat so since they only serve kimchi it was a good pick. The prawns were also delicious.

The service is quick. The music is some kinda Korean traditional sanjo/ambient feel. And the servers uniforms, flowers, and decor really encapsulate you to another place. Somehow stumbling down this quiet street I discovered the best kept secret in the east village.

I say this because the tourist spillovers from the craziness at Astor Place probably never walk in this direction because it is a half block north of the uptown 6 train so... east villagers check it out.

They have an interesting infused soju list with some very cool stuff worth checking out. I have to go back just to drink maybe. Everyone should try Makgully. Its unfiltered Korean rice wine which is similar to milky Japanese sake - but here when you buy a bottle you drink it out of a pot and a bowl with this gourd like spoon as a ladel. Its little details like that give this restaurant this character of authenticity.

Its tucked away on a quiet street very close to Astor Pl.

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★★★★★

The other night I stumbled upon this restaurant walking down 9th St. between 3rd and 4th Ave. It was closed but I read their menu that was posted on the wall. To my surprise there were a lot of things that I wanted to try so I decided to come back the next day.

Upon arriving I was greeted by girls in hanboks (traditional Korean clothing) and seated promptly. I was dumbfounded by the space, I mean, this place was very well constructed and well decorated. I felt like I was in Korea even if it was just a second. The ambiance felt Soho but it is in the EV so the price is moderate but definately not expensive.

I ordered golden prawns as an appetizer and stone bowl bibimbop with multi grain rice. As a child I hated multi grain rice but for some reason when the option was given to me I went for it. To my surprise it was literally the best bibimbop I have ever eaten. It even beats K town. The beans and peas in the rice gave the dish an extra kick which I was not used to. I didnt know what to expect from golden prawns... to be honest, as a Korean-American I had no idea what they were. When it arrived, it was a beautifully presented in a European fashion. The bed of radish was the sweet and sour radish side dish that Koreans eat so since they only serve kimchi it was a good pick. The prawns were also delicious.

The service is quick. The music is some kinda Korean traditional sanjo/ambient feel. And the servers uniforms, flowers, and decor really encapsulate you to another place. Somehow stumbling down this quiet street I discovered the best kept secret in the east village.

I say this because the tourist spillovers from the craziness at Astor Place probably never walk in this direction because it is a half block north of the uptown 6 train so... east villagers check it out.

They have an interesting infused soju list with some very cool stuff worth checking out. I have to go back just to drink maybe. Everyone should try Makgully. Its unfiltered Korean rice wine which is similar to milky Japanese sake - but here when you buy a bottle you drink it out of a pot and a bowl with this gourd like spoon as a ladel. Its little details like that give this restaurant this character of authenticity.

Its tucked away on a quiet street very close to Astor Pl.

Pros: quick service, awesome food, good ambiance

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Since I visited this restaurant a week ago by my friend's strong recommendation, I revisited to taste more dishes. Unlike typical Korean food, attention is paid to the combination of taste and texture. I highly recommend Kimchi Jun, Tofu Jun, Kuchulpan, bear with grilled pork as appetizer. As a main dish, my favorite is red snapper with mushroom. Try multi-grain rice than plain white rice. It tastes healthy and delicious. I just hope that soon sophisticated and multi-cultural East Villagers will discover this small hidden jewel.

2
★★★★★

Since I visited this restaurant a week ago by my friend's strong recommendation, I revisited to taste more dishes. Unlike typical Korean food, attention is paid to the combination of taste and texture. I highly recommend Kimchi Jun, Tofu Jun, Kuchulpan, bear with grilled pork as appetizer. As a main dish, my favorite is red snapper with mushroom. Try multi-grain rice than plain white rice. It tastes healthy and delicious. I just hope that soon sophisticated and multi-cultural East Villagers will discover this small hidden jewel.

Pros: Fresh ingredient, Friendly service, Quiet ambience

Cons: street parking, short wine list

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This place was phenomenal--from the food to the service to the ambience. But really the best was the food--it was cook and very flavorful. Would definitely come again.

2
★★★★★

This place was phenomenal--from the food to the service to the ambience. But really the best was the food--it was cook and very flavorful. Would definitely come again.

Pros: food, quick service

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i wouldn't claim sura serves authentic korean dishes although a little twist on tradition never hurts anyone. i can't say enough about the food here - hands down the best korean i have had anywhere with beautiful decor to boot. i always scour citysearch for recommended dishes so here are mine: start with pork and pear appetizer (of asian pear and pork), have eel and cream cheese on top of multigrain rice (but do share it's big portion) and you must try beef with gingseng in stone pot. everything was delicious. service impeccable and so friendly.

2
★★★★★

i wouldn't claim sura serves authentic korean dishes although a little twist on tradition never hurts anyone. i can't say enough about the food here - hands down the best korean i have had anywhere with beautiful decor to boot. i always scour citysearch for recommended dishes so here are mine: start with pork and pear appetizer (of asian pear and pork), have eel and cream cheese on top of multigrain rice (but do share it's big portion) and you must try beef with gingseng in stone pot. everything was delicious. service impeccable and so friendly.

Pros: great food, friendly service, beautiful place

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If you've never had Korean food or if you eat it regularly, you MUST dine at Sura's. I myself am new to Korean food and found my experience there superb, from the food to atmosphere and service. The food is beautifully presented and is equally mouthwatering. The atmosphere is simply elegant, with welcoming service. This is now among my favorite dining places.

2
★★★★★

If you've never had Korean food or if you eat it regularly, you MUST dine at Sura's. I myself am new to Korean food and found my experience there superb, from the food to atmosphere and service. The food is beautifully presented and is equally mouthwatering. The atmosphere is simply elegant, with welcoming service. This is now among my favorite dining places.

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I work near Sura and their lunch is affordable and great quality. The lunch boxes are awesome with soup and nice sides. Stews are excellent in cold weather. I always feel healthy after eating the food there. It is a great cozy ambiance with excellent friendly service.

2
★★★★★

I work near Sura and their lunch is affordable and great quality. The lunch boxes are awesome with soup and nice sides. Stews are excellent in cold weather. I always feel healthy after eating the food there. It is a great cozy ambiance with excellent friendly service.

Pros: Good quality food

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The service and food were excellent. It's a Mom & Pop with style. They care about thier food and explain anything you need to know.

2
★★★★★

The service and food were excellent. It's a Mom & Pop with style. They care about thier food and explain anything you need to know.

Pros: not in K-town, great food, nice service

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Great Korean restaurant outside K-town! Definitely not your typical overly bustling, loud and jam-packed Korean restaurant. Sura is a great mix of sophisticated ambiance with classicly refined Korean cuisine. The menu is a spin off of traditional dishes with a creative twist--try the pumpkin noodles and the pork is also fantastic. When I went it wasn't as crowded as it probably should be, but it'll hopefully pick up as word of mouth spreads...

2
★★★★★

Great Korean restaurant outside K-town! Definitely not your typical overly bustling, loud and jam-packed Korean restaurant. Sura is a great mix of sophisticated ambiance with classicly refined Korean cuisine. The menu is a spin off of traditional dishes with a creative twist--try the pumpkin noodles and the pork is also fantastic. When I went it wasn't as crowded as it probably should be, but it'll hopefully pick up as word of mouth spreads...

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I took a visit to Sura (the king's meal) yesterday because there was an article about the restaurant on City section of the New York Times. It was an awesome experience!~
The ambiance is cozy and relaxing, the service was attentive, and the food was just fabulous!~ The famous chef from Hangawi once more proved his talent in haute modern Korean Cuisine. Must try the Pear and Pork, Seafood Pajon, Stone Bibimbob, and the BBQs.

2
★★★★★

I took a visit to Sura (the king's meal) yesterday because there was an article about the restaurant on City section of the New York Times. It was an awesome experience!~
The ambiance is cozy and relaxing, the service was attentive, and the food was just fabulous!~ The famous chef from Hangawi once more proved his talent in haute modern Korean Cuisine. Must try the Pear and Pork, Seafood Pajon, Stone Bibimbob, and the BBQs.

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I went to Sura with a friend. I just loved the place!!! The food was just so good. I ordered soju cocktail first it was soooo yummy!! it tasted little bit like martini but more freshing and fruity. I was hesitant to try something so new and different but it was just amazing!! My entree was very good, pumpkin porridge was sooo delicious and I had korean pear salad, seared salmon,, it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. very cozy place and staffs are reallly friendly with great service. I highly recommend this place

2
★★★★★

I went to Sura with a friend. I just loved the place!!! The food was just so good. I ordered soju cocktail first it was soooo yummy!! it tasted little bit like martini but more freshing and fruity. I was hesitant to try something so new and different but it was just amazing!! My entree was very good, pumpkin porridge was sooo delicious and I had korean pear salad, seared salmon,, it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. very cozy place and staffs are reallly friendly with great service. I highly recommend this place

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i stumbled upon SuRa last week and have already eaten there twice. the service is almost too good (!). the yummy food is beautifully presented AND plentiful. the decor is warm. music ranged from guitar tango to glenn gould's bach variations. i've never written one of these reviews before, but i felt compelled since business still seems slow for them. it's really too good to pass up if you like korean food. try it out -- you'll see!

2
★★★★★

i stumbled upon SuRa last week and have already eaten there twice. the service is almost too good (!). the yummy food is beautifully presented AND plentiful. the decor is warm. music ranged from guitar tango to glenn gould's bach variations. i've never written one of these reviews before, but i felt compelled since business still seems slow for them. it's really too good to pass up if you like korean food. try it out -- you'll see!

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This undiscovered cozy Korean restaturant is amazing!~
They provide affordable lunch specials with high quality food and excellent healthy dinner menu!! They also have infused soju with different fruits. Service was very attentive. It hasn't been discovered yet by foodies so go and savor while you can get in.

2
★★★★★

This undiscovered cozy Korean restaturant is amazing!~
They provide affordable lunch specials with high quality food and excellent healthy dinner menu!! They also have infused soju with different fruits. Service was very attentive. It hasn't been discovered yet by foodies so go and savor while you can get in.

Pros: amazing food, nice decor, nice service

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As a Korean myself, I would recommend this place to Koreans and non-Koreans alike. My husband and I would recommend the pear salad, the kimchee jun and the spicy barbeque pork (which isn't spicy at all). The food was excellent (even the complimentary barbeque pork sandwiched b/w two slices of asian pear), the ambience is very simple yet elegant and the service was great. I really hope business picks up for these guys, although the benefit of it is we can go there more regulary without waiting.

2
★★★★★

As a Korean myself, I would recommend this place to Koreans and non-Koreans alike. My husband and I would recommend the pear salad, the kimchee jun and the spicy barbeque pork (which isn't spicy at all). The food was excellent (even the complimentary barbeque pork sandwiched b/w two slices of asian pear), the ambience is very simple yet elegant and the service was great. I really hope business picks up for these guys, although the benefit of it is we can go there more regulary without waiting.

Pros: food, ambience, service

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I pass by SuRa often, but it wasn't until recently that I actually went inside. You see, there's almost never anyone there. But the Zagat rating and the beautiful interior caught my eye. The food was delicious! I highly recommend the Asian pear salad, kimchi, the Japche (cold vermicelli noodles) and the battered shrimp. (They offer lunch specials and discounts for college students!) While the price was a little high, the presentation and the quality of thought really make SuRa worth it. Don't be fooled by the "fusion" title though, the food is ethnically very Korean but with very modern French presentation. The service is SUPERB! Even though our waiter was three days out of Korea, he was cordial, sweet, helpful and spoke good english. The chef was also kind- we received a complementary appetizer with our meal. Do try it before other people find out how wonderful it is!

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★★★★★

I pass by SuRa often, but it wasn't until recently that I actually went inside. You see, there's almost never anyone there. But the Zagat rating and the beautiful interior caught my eye. The food was delicious! I highly recommend the Asian pear salad, kimchi, the Japche (cold vermicelli noodles) and the battered shrimp. (They offer lunch specials and discounts for college students!) While the price was a little high, the presentation and the quality of thought really make SuRa worth it. Don't be fooled by the "fusion" title though, the food is ethnically very Korean but with very modern French presentation. The service is SUPERB! Even though our waiter was three days out of Korea, he was cordial, sweet, helpful and spoke good english. The chef was also kind- we received a complementary appetizer with our meal. Do try it before other people find out how wonderful it is!

Pros: wonderful service, ambiance, food & presentation

Cons: on the high end

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Walked by, and a sign caught my eye (Top places to eat according to Time Out New York), so we tried it. Food was fantastic, and service was excellent. Definitely a hidden find.

Try it !!!

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★★★★★

Walked by, and a sign caught my eye (Top places to eat according to Time Out New York), so we tried it. Food was fantastic, and service was excellent. Definitely a hidden find.

Try it !!!

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and from the few times I've been there since my girlfriend and I happened upon it, it doesn't appear that it's been "discovered" by that many village residents. You should check it out while they're still trying to get established -- I don't know if this practice will change if business picks up, but everytime we've gone, the waiters come around with a bonus gift appetizer/treat from the chef. It's really fantastic! We can specifically recommend the bim bam ba (sp?) in the stone pot, and the shitake pancake appetizer.

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★★★★★

and from the few times I've been there since my girlfriend and I happened upon it, it doesn't appear that it's been "discovered" by that many village residents. You should check it out while they're still trying to get established -- I don't know if this practice will change if business picks up, but everytime we've gone, the waiters come around with a bonus gift appetizer/treat from the chef. It's really fantastic! We can specifically recommend the bim bam ba (sp?) in the stone pot, and the shitake pancake appetizer.

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Well, it's an amazing korean restaurant. The food is excellent, the service is great and it just feels very good to be there! Plus it's a very good deal. Once you've been there you just keep going back.

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★★★★★

Well, it's an amazing korean restaurant. The food is excellent, the service is great and it just feels very good to be there! Plus it's a very good deal. Once you've been there you just keep going back.

Pros: Food, Service, Inexpensive

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AMAZING!!! I went here a few nights ago and was blown away by the food, the ambience, the service. It was all wonderful. When you go, try the Spinach and corn congee and the delicious vegetarian meat balls. They provide many options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. I would recommend this restaurant to ANYONE!

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★★★★★

AMAZING!!! I went here a few nights ago and was blown away by the food, the ambience, the service. It was all wonderful. When you go, try the Spinach and corn congee and the delicious vegetarian meat balls. They provide many options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. I would recommend this restaurant to ANYONE!

Pros: Food, Service, Lots of veg options

 

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