Barn Joo
Barn Joo

Barn Joo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barnjoo.com/
  • Phone: 6463989663x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - Midnight
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Korean, Asian
  • Executive Chef: David Lee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From Barn Joo's delicious, Korean cuisine to the fun and cozy barn atmosphere, you can count on Barn Joo's to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need such as wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, cocktail parties, birthday & anniversary dinners, retirement celebrations, private luncheons, etc.

    Please contact our banquet coordinator, Henry Cordero, at info@barnjoo.com for further assistance

    SEATING CAPACITY:1st Floor: 80 seats/ 150 for hors d ‘ouerves
    Tal(Mask) Room: 70 seats/ 80 for hors d ‘ouerves
    Under Verite Lounge:40 seats / 120 for hors d ‘ouerves
  • Private Party Contact: Henry Cordero 6463989663x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 19th st and 20th st
  • Public Transit: Subway: 23rd st - N,R,6
    14th st – 4,5,6, N, Q, R, L0
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: ‪*Street Parking
    Broadway between 19th and 20th st – meter parking
    19th st between Broadway and 5th ave – after 7pm
    19th st between Park ave and Broadway – after 6pm
    Nearest Garage is located at 6 East 20th Street‬ New York, NY 10003(between Broadway and 5th Ave) ‬
A word from Barn Joo
Barn Joo is a Korean-inspired gastropub in the bridge over Flatrion District and Union Square. The exciting characteristic of Barn Joo's menu is a changing array of Small to Large plates – highlighting the use of farm to table ingredients – offering comfort foods with the touch of Korean soul. We focus on bringing the best out of ingredients and transform them into exotic flavor profiles, yet in a simple form that our guests can relate to. Guests are welcome for a quick bite at the bar, a specialty cocktail in the lounge, or for a pleasant dining under our naturally organic yet unique ambiance

BARN JOO (Barn - An agricultural building used for storage, Joo – Drinks in Korean) The meaning of Barn Joo in Korean – Accompaniment in Music / Drinks accompanied by your meals. We want to create a warm and welcoming venue to eat, drink, and play with 70s, 80s, 90s & Today's Hit Music. So simple.
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Barn Joo reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (9)romantic (7)late-night find (5)great for lunch (4)special occasion (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Delicious!
    NewtoGreek
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    great mix of Korean influenced cuisine that was terrifically spiced and absolutely delectable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic $1 Oyster Happy Hour
    snackermasVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Barn joo is conveniently located in the flatiron district. Easy for meeting friends, clients, etc. Great selection of cocktails. The $1 Oysters are from 4pm until close and the quality of Oyster is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant dining place
    QuinnC
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Went there during happy hours for oysters. The lighting is dim enough to create a romantic environment. Had bibimbap (too many to finish), oysters (great!), Seoul yogurt (just Yakult) & fries (fabulous!)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    was a great find for some korean fusion ... overall thought the the food preparation and what the variety of the menu was great. Thought that some dishes could have used some higher quality ingredients that would have made things perfect... for instance... the tortilla for the tacos (tasted like straight out of one of those packaged supermarket ones)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice surprise !
    GfsfdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    So surprised to see a gluten free menu in an Asian restaurant. It was heaven to see that over 10 dishes that can be made gluten free and soy free! Ingredients are fresh and all the dishes are tasty but not overpowering like traditional K food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is good here.
    jojemud
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Been here two times, both in one week - with small groups of people. You should make reservations around the evening - this place gets packed fast. Both times food was tremendous. Had the Beef Bibimbop, large portion and tasty. I went back specifically to get the Sea Urchin Bibimbop, AMAZING. But boy do they skimp on the urchin, the best part of the meal but only a spoonful. Must try the Lavender Cocktail OR Lavender Club Soda. It's extremely refreshing - my whole group ordered them and had refills (not free though). The first time I had it I suggested to the hostess to put a real lavender twig in there, and the second time they DID! So good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot!
    nsohl
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Barn Joo is a great spot for both business lunches and social dinners -- DELICIOUS food that has something for everyone whether you're craving a great burger or looking for something more adventurous. Their cocktails are really special and while pricey at normal hours, are reasonable during happy hour.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great modern take on Korean food
    dick
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very reasonably priced but excellent Korean food in a lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Barn Joo reviews archive.
  • Not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Pork tacos and chicken wings were good. Everthing else was not and overpriced
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    RoymonVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I've been Korean Restaurants in NYC several times and so far Barn Joo is the best one I ever tried. Great Vibe, Friendly Service, Flavorful Food. Especially loved their Happy Hour Deals. Will definitely come back to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lame service
    AtematicVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    With service this slow the quality of the meal and space become irrelevant. Had been before and didn't have a problem but this time it took half an hour for our soup appetizer to arrive, though only after we asked where our food was, and despite that it still arrived lukewarm. Particularly impressive as the restaurant wasn't nearly full. Hint to management: maybe one server for the entire restaurant isn't enough.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a find
    Fressman
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Excellent food, floor manager (Judy) absolutely wonderful. Waitstaff gets a little confused at time (we were delivered wrong items 2x) but overall wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambience
    mikoforfood
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I love the ambience here and they have an amazing raw bar. Great for a friday night, I made reservations last minute on a friday night but they still had my reservation and they were kind about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you make a reservation
    Ethan
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    If you make a reservation you get to spin the wheel and try and win a free prize. We won sweet potato fries which were way better than any I've ever had. Also, you must get the chicken wings. Excellent! Really though, everything we ordered was great, kimchi fried rice, oysters, brussel sprouts, pork belly. And the service was impeccable. Super friendly staff. Overall, it was a great dining experience. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food but mediocre service
    GentlemanVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Chicken meatballs were great and grilled pork was very tasty, but, given how pricey it ended up being, service was bad enough to prevent me to come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for groups
    Brooklyn77
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We were a party of 4 and all enjoyed our food. It is not overpriced, friendly service and we would all come again. Nice ambiance and central location as you only walk a few steps from Union Square subway station. Try it...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit
    Cousins
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    On my second visit I was happy with the food and service as the first. Yummy food. Friendly efficient staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood find
    local
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food was delicious. Menu was perfect. Tasty. Great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go here!
    ShefjVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Had dinner on the weekend and glad I finally made it to the restaurant. When you walk in, they have you spin a wheel for a free prize (drinks, etc), there's a lively bar on one side and tables on another and an upstairs dining area. Food and drinks were amazing and the servers were nice. Even when they messed up our drinks and we didn't like one of them, the manager came by, comped our drinks and apologized for the inconvenience. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place to come back to
    delicioso
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was my first time going there with my boyfriend. I was surprised that I've never seen it before in the Union Square area before! First of all, when you walk into this long hallway to the host, the first thing I noticed was the decor. I loved how they decorated the place. They had this spinning wheel game too but no one touched it that night. I was seated immediately at a cozy table with our names on a heart shaped card, in front of it was rose petals with 3 heart shaped chocolates. Waitress came to greet us & asked for our drinks. Later brought out edamame, we gave her our choice of appetizer & our food order. All the food was excellent & got us full. In honor of V-Day they gave us chocolate covered strawberries w/whipped cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This place really lives up to the reviews. Everything we got, from the drinks to the main dishes was phenomenal. Kimchi pancakes were perfect and the Bibimbap was one of the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for the first time on
    1800
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Went for the first time on a Friday night with my girlfriend and another couple. I'd walked by the restaurant many times and wanted to try it for a while. The menu looked great and seemed like it would would be a cool scene inside. The menu lived up to my expectations but the vibe not as much. It was a Friday night at 9pm and we sat upstairs and were one of two occupied tables upstairs. I was fine with that, but others looking for a lively atmosphere, maybe not so much. The downstairs, however, was full. I think Barn Joo would be a good place to go with a big group. I really liked the food and thought the menu was creative. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Karry
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I can't believe I have not noticed this place before. Barn Joo is amazing! This was my second time there and I had a blast. Happy hour is 7 days a week from 4-7pm and so much to choose from. My friends were wowed at how well the service was. Drinks are superb. The blue point oysters are so fresh and smooth. I will definitely be coming back again. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy Asian Fusion
    Jomeister
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Reservation - easy reservation online Seating - great accommodation by the wait staff and the hostess; very friendly also (I was waiting for the first hostess to seat us and the second hostess asked me if I needed anything to ensure that I was not being neglected; I asked for the main floor seating and the male hostess or manager sat us at the bar seating right below the speakers which was terrible but the server found us a new seat and I was very thankful.) Food - not the best; just a "OK" korean/japanese food (salmon roll tasted very fishy; spicy squid was not flavorful enough - just korean pepper paste; I had their wings and pork pot which were excellent so those I recommend) Drinks - Soju cocktail was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lucky us
    ultimaj
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I was given the job of making a reservation and it needed to be in the area of. Barn Joo sounded good and was in the right price range. I did not expect the great experience we had. For one the ambiance is great. It is modern, stylish, clean and hip but not overwhelming. They have their own signature drinks using traditional Korean spirits, Then the food started coming and it was a wonderful "nouveau" take on traditional Korean food. Even a Korean native who was with us enjoyed it thoroughly. Oh and don't forget to spin the wheel when you come in to see if you won something like a drink or a dessert! And the service was very attentive and quick. Barn Joo is now on my list and also to use as a recommendation for other people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun as usual
    RoymonVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Been there several times. Love to see how they've been improving food, drink n deco. Worth every single visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not wowed
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This was the second time I've dined st Barn Hop. The large space is cool, but it seems to overshadow the food. The chicken wings and kimchi pancake were good, but I wasn't wowed by anything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delish!! So fun!
    Sarah
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Food was delish!! So fun! Had a blast with my group of friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, but not worth the trip
    stockholmken
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    It was ok, but nothing special. I can't really remember one dish that stood out. The sangria was great, but that's not what you come to a Korean gastropub for. I'll stick with the smoky K-town restaurants for the great vibe and authentic food!
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  • Best Korean in Chelsea
    PerfectVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised at how good this restaurant is. Our server did an amazing job at steering us to order a variety of food that was the best I've has in a long time and certainly the best in Chelsea. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Birthday Dinner
    Christed
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I never write reviews and am a restaurant owner/chef myself. I had my X-mas Eve birthday celebration with 7 others at Barn Jo and they went above and beyond with everything. Feeling welcome, accommodating towards my 2 kids and baby who were with us and had many special touches that showed great service, hospitality and kindness. I would recommend to anyone and I had a great experience. Thanks to Ray and his staff that day. You made my often forgotten about birthday very special. Ted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's good.
    reviewernickname
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Food was great, but the service was a little slow. Barn Joo was very quiet and great place to have an office lunch. We found it cold to sit near the front windows, so I would advise against sitting there, if you can help it, in the winter. Overall, great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Korean Tapas
    CocoNYVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We went with Korean friends and we all enjoyed the tapas-style take on Korean food, especially the wings. The servers were super friendly. We also enjoyed sampling many of the different cocktail flavors as they came in share-able carafes, which was nice. We also enjoyed spinning the Barn Joo wheel for a free drink. It sounded like they were having a private event in the hotel (the restaurant is located within) so that was a little strange for the ambience, but we had a nice time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was fine... nothing extraordin
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Food was fine... nothing extraordinary, but fine. Wings did stand out... delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic environment + good korean
    NP22
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    A nice surprise in the Flatiron district with a large space nicely decorated with warm wood. Our server was congenial and food was quick to arrive after our order. We had the chicken meatballs and BBQ short ribs - both very good and big enough portions for two people to share easily. Same with the scallion pancakes. The roasted mushrooms with truffle were a perfect side dish. We'll be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a wonderful dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    This was a wonderful dining experience. Loved the decor; very creative. The food was amazing. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with Friends
    LLum83VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We were looking for a Korean restaurant in the Flatiron neighborhood and stumbled upon Barn Joo. it's fairly new had some interesting fusion items on the menu. All n all a good meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place and very nice ambiance
    SaucyFoodieNYC
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Fun place and very nice ambiance for the area but service was lacking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Korean Inspired Spot
    nycdiner
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The decor is dark and moody - which is a good thing. With a faux moon above and poetry lining the walls, it's a great spot for a date. Service was excellent, with a staff the clearly enjoys their work. Dishes are perfectly sized, and inexpensive enough to encourage a wide selection at dinner. With configurable tables, a great spot to meet friends, or for intimate and cozy dinner for two. Flavor combinations are outstanding, pairing Korean themes with an NYC palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.