BarKogi
BarKogi

BarKogi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barkogi.com/
  • Phone: (212) 308-8810
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
    Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Danny Louie
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call us to inquire more about our Corporate or Private Party Catering Options from BarKogi
  • Special Events: BarKogi can accomodate special events.. Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 51st Street
  • Public Transit: Lexington Ave./53 St. (E, M)
    51 St. (4, 6, 6X)
    Grand Central - 42 St. (7, 7X)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking
    Garage Parking
A word from BarKogi
Korean Restaurant & Bar, BarKogi specializes in Korean Fusion Cuisine & Korean Fried Chicken. Full Service Bar & Lounge with 20 Craft Beers on draft.

BarKogi’s enticing menu of Asian fusion fare entertains taste buds with a tantalizing spread of fresh local veggies, juicy cuts of chicken and short rib, fresh seafood, and eclectic cocktails. The restaurant's signature Korean-style fried chicken dances across palates with the wholesome flavor of vegetarian-fed poultry free from hormones, antibiotics, or opinions about whether the egg preceded it. As guests sip specialty soju cocktails or frosty draft beers, they can admire BarKogi’s ultramodern décor, which showcases onyx-black tabletops and pristine white furnishings.
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BarKogi reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (13)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (10)great for lunch (10)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • RazorVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Great place to watch multiple sporting events. they cover the wall with TV screens. sort of like a Dave and Buster restaurant. So waiting for food is no hassle.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Conflicted
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Was here over the weekend for their Brunch all you can drink special. They refilled the drinks readily however our dishes did take oddly quite a long time to show up...which seemed strange since the place was empty. I was going to order fried chicken to go but since it took so long to get our main dishes I thought best not to. The food was good, had the korean bbq steak, friend had the stuffed pancakes...which she didn't realize were scallion pancakes...so take note...luckily she liked them. But it might be a shock if you were expecting the sweet kind.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jal1221
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food was really good, there were "big screens" projected on the walls with multiple football games which we could have done without, or with less, but if you are football fan you would love it.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KILLER WINGS!!
    GreatSteak
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Smaller than we'd imagined. Food was good, but the wings (I don't know WHAT kind of batter they use - similiar to - but not quite tempura), were spectacular. One thing, the unpleasant fragrance of cabbage can come wafting thru the space ...it only hung around for 15 mins or so...and then returned & was replaced by the smell of bleach...I know they make kimchi ... I believe a version was served with our wings... it was very nice, sweet... Uhh, but expect that cabbagey funk at the end of your palate. I like cabbage so it wasn't that unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food!
    Realfoodie13
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Heard about the good BBQ and made it a girls night out! Really enjoyed the wings and happy hour drinks. Multiple sports screens and music where also fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CarcarVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Food was very greaser. I ordered truffle fries and seafood pancake for the table to start. The pacncake was so brown that it looked like a giant hash brown. The pancake was so blend that I could only taste the flour. There were a few tiny shrimp in the "seafood" pancake and that's about it. For the truffle fries, I couldn't taste the truffle. It's fine as regular fries but certainly didn't qualify as truffle fries. I ordered the sweet potato noodles (japchae) with shrimp. The noodles were drenched with oil. When I was done with the noodles, there was a paddle of oil left in the bowl. Waitress was very friendly but that's not enough to make me go back to this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    bkl1VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Always love grabbing a tasty meal at Bar Kogi - The Rice Bowls (bibimbap) are my favorite in the city - cooked in super heated stone bowls - and served with a poached egg on top and a tasty tangy sauce to mix - so good. And the Korean Fried Chicken is light and crisp, and with organic fed chicken. Had it with a soy garlic and a hot chili sauce - wow. Great service staff, great bar - modern and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Insanely Hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I ordered the bibimbop and the stone bowl came out so hot that before I had the chance to stir the rice, it was already burned inside the bowl. I also got a little burn mark on my finger from where I dropped a mushroom on it from my chopsticks. The bowl was definitely too hot. The Korean fried chicken was delicious though. I saw other people eating other things, so my assumption is if you go here, do not eat the bibimbop and you will be perfectly fine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    n4foodies
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The portions are generous and the food is really good. Their chicken is organic and they use locally grown vegetables. They had a variety of beer, sacke, ect. And the price is just right
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fried chicken
    sunnya305
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I would return during happy to enjoy more drinks and eat more of the flavorful Korean fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't rely website hrs of operation
    Hungryteacher77
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We made a reservation via open table for 11:30 pm and their last seating is 10:45pm. By 11:30, they were rushing us. They close by 11:15 instead of the listed time if 2:00am on Friday nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow.
    eaterVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Did not know how great the fried chicken would be but very impressed. And not many times I can get liver on a stick. All good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Korean jem
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It is hard to dine alone in a Korean restaurant or if your partner doesn't want to share a BBQ. Barkogi solves this by offering individal plates of Bulgogi and Kalbgogi on a hot iron serving dish with no loss f quality. My shrimp yakitori starter was very tasty. These service is freindly and the decor is simple but pleasing. These meal is very affordable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Prime Time
    DonGVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    As long as you don't expect a full Korean restaurant, you will probably be happy with eating at BarKogi. The appetizers are tasty and satisfying. The hamburger is very good. The chicken wings are good. But some of the "traditional" Korean entrees are average at best. One of the more frustrating problems is that they cannot seem to coordinate the timing of the dishes they serve. Stuff gets brought to the table in whatever order it seems to emerge from the kitchen in a totally haphazard sequence. I now delay ordering main course until after appetizers are served. For what it is, I enjoy it, and will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Few Glitches
    DonGVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Made OpenTable reservation for 5:30 only to be told on arrival that "kitchen doesn't open until 6." Ordered one appetizer and two entrees, intending to share. One of the entrees (hamburger) and appetizer (Okonomiyaki) came out together, and the second entree followed shortly thereafter. Perhaps this was due to kitchen trying to adapt, but it was awkward. The burger was great, Okonomiyaki pancake good, and Japchea noodles was ok. Lychee bellini was a waste but house wine by the glass, at happy hour pricing, was a bargain. Overall, in spite of kitchen glitches, as we just moved into the neighborhood, I will definitely try BarKogi again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was delicious, servers were extremely polite and quick, would definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 11 reviews are from the BarKogi reviews archive.
  • BarKogi Was a Great FIND
    saintmaeVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We tried their famous Korean fried chicken and we were not disappointed. Crispy, moist and we got the soy flavor...delicious! Their Korean Fried Rice was the best that we have ever eaten. We'll go back and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarKogi
    Shawnequia
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Looked forward to dining at BarKogi given that my first experience with Bulgogi was amazing. The place is conveniently located and they had big screens so that people could watch the World Cup, so at times it was a lil loud; to be expected. We were seated right away which was nice given it was lunch time. Shared an order of half/half Soy Garlic & Salt/Pepper wings. I enjoyed the Soy Garlic, the Salt/Pepper...not so much. SALT & Pepper were overpowering. We ordered the Sizzling Ribeye Bulgogi w/Rice. WAY too many mushrooms; had I known there were any I would have ordered something completely different. It wasn't as flavorful as I expected but the steak was cooked well from what I could decipher from the shrooms.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food is great every time I've gone, but this weekend, we were turned away as they didn't notify us the kitchen was closing at 11, even though the reservation was made for 11:30.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun Meal with outdoor dining
    YummersVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great seats for people watching. Good was ok. Not really authentic Korean and not cooked by actual Koreans but was a fun spot for dinner with a good beer list & sangria and they had the World Cup games on so all was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great tapas style Korean eatery
    kimosabiVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    What a pleasant surprise to dicover this new comer on the Second avenue at the 50th street. We started with a couple of Korean beef tacos, the kinds we have heard of but never had the pleasure of holding in hands and actually eating them. With somewhat spicy and pungent sauces, they tasted fantastic. They were nothing like usual Tex-Mex style tacos. Then we had a steak quality hamburger with crispy flies and a spicy stripped chicken. This hamburger is one of the best tasting hamburger we have had in a long time. The chicken was very tasty also. We will definitely go back and taste other tempting dishes on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most Amazing Korean Fried Chicken!!
    Cxzapha1111
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    If you're in the mood for something sweet and tangy (and fried), BarKogi's Korean fried chicken wings won't disappoint. Not your traditional chicken wing; it's crispy shell is not like any other fried chicken batter. Soy garlic or spicy soy garlic (quite spicy) are both excellent options and great as an appetizer for the whole table or can serve as the main course. Although famous for their wings, they also offer the usual of Korean fair -- korean bbq, bibimbop, korean taco, and other usual Korean dishes but the wings are their specialty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarKogi
    I95ED
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Excellent tasting soy & garlic chicken strips . My friends & I go here once at least once a month
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Kagome
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I've tried many fried chicken places like Kyo-chon and Mad for Chicken and this place is definitely one of the better ones. I think I actually like it better than Mad for Chicken. They also have more variety if you want more than just wings. The burger I had was delicious and my friend ordered the tacos. Overall I would come back here again and will recommend this to other foodies (:
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very long wait, the kitchen
    MomoVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    very long wait, the kitchen does not seem to make the difference between sit-in clients and the high volume of take-out traffic. when it comes, food is good, but not enough to beat the service inadequacy. The hostess tries her best to be nice but has no clue about how the kitchen works. The wings are too coated in batter and too oily. The short rib burger is very good but small, and the korean cole slaw is really great. This is a drinking and game-watching place, not a foodie restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood K-pop
    GeeRVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Reincarnated local Korean kitchen as BarKogi, this causal spot has 15+ beers on tap, a comfy bar and 20 or so tables serving a nice assortment of causal Korean treats. Rice bowls and the fried chicken Korean style combos are good bets. None seemed too spicy and the choice of snacks and apps went well with one of the many beers. Keep the place in mind for a hearty reasonable K-pop meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service needs work
    gitt
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    been here twice...the first time they brought our entrees but never brought our appetizers...the second time they only brought three of the four entrees that we ordered and we had to send the waiter back to get the fourth entree prepared.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate