JUNGSIK
JUNGSIK

JUNGSIK

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://jungsik.kr/#hello
  • Phone: 2122190900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Korean, Korean
  • Executive Chef: Jung Sik Yim
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Jung Sik offers an intimate private dining room ideal for small corporate events or special occasions.
  • Private Party Contact: Kyungmoon Kim 2122190900x
  • Special Events: Intimate private dining room available perfect for smaller groups, families and business meetings.

    Private dining area available for parties up to 20.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hudson
  • Public Transit: Subway
    JUNGSIK is located on the corner of Hudson and Harrison
    From the local 1 train it is the Franklin Street Station. Walk one block west on Franklin street to Hudson street, and head south till you see Harrison st.
    The Chambers Street Station (1,2,3 or A, C trains) is a short four block walk away. (just head north on Hudson)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from JUNGSIK
JUNGSIK offers a modern and unique Korean cuisine by innovative Chef Yim whom the New York Times has christened "The Pioneer of Modern Korean." This landmark Seoul experience is now offered at his TriBeCa flagship (former Chanterelle space), where bold flavors and playful culinary offerings abound. Jungsik brings the innovations of French cuisine and new Spanish movements into the Korean realm while staying true to big and bold familiar flavors of Korea.
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JUNGSIK reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)fit for foodies (93)romantic (69)notable wine list (53)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (14)hot spot (11)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • perfect!
    WenZhuoVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We have been many times to Jungsik and we have never been disappointed. Great service, delicious food, Korean inspired with the addition of a modern Western presentation and ingredients, and an outstanding list of wine by the glass made this another memorable evening. The quality of this place is hard to beat, one of the best places for great food in New York. We will certainly come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We recently had dinner at Jungsik and can wholeheartedly recommend it to other foodies. Great service, great food and great wine. Not cheap, but worth it!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    ChuckD105VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Every trip I make to New York I dine at Jungsik. The food and wine pairings are spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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  • good but not amazing
    jozo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    some of the tasting menu dishes were really good, some less. overall i missed the wow - factor and the service was odd- polite but just not super on the point and a bit too casual. I did seem like they were making an effort though, so its not like they had a bad attitude. the place and decor were nice and on the quiet side where you can have a conversation and relax.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Culinary Treat
    WoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Every bite was a culinary treat. The big/small portion options were a bit confusing, but if you order an appetizer, small rice, and two small entrees (I had the crispy red snapper and gabli) you will feel full. I would recommend trying two small entrees instead of one big entree to give you more food to taste. The mushroom appetizer was flavor filled, and the pork in the bossam rice was delicious. My entire meal was filled with unique, complex flavors that contrasted well. Also, recommended Bordeaux wine paired nicely with the food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wished Korean food could taste..
    craveme
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    ...like this. Quality ingredients. Quality techniques and service. Just hands down great. If only all Korean restaurants in nyc can serve this level of cuisine. The only con was price. Usually Korean food historically was never expensive. To be catapulted to another price world is tough. To pay 95 bux for a truffle bibimbap I thought was excessive, especially when it just tasted like mushroom risotto. Still. It's an experience to at least try once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent - elegant ambiance, delicious food, attentive and professional service.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get the Snapper
    CateInNYC
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My date and I tried the set menu $160 rather than a la carte ~$40/plate partly because it's difficult to know what to choose. Reviews rave about all the dishes. Having tried 9 courses and 3 extra desserts, I would say that their notably best dishes were the red snapper and the amuse bouche. A third of the other dishes were stronger in seasoning than you'd expect in fine dining; this is because they originate from Korean dishes where the strong sauces are absorbed by more protein than are given here. The bulgogi dish was especially salty because it's more of a soup than a marinate on pork. The galbi was too rare for my taste. The other true stand out was the superior service. You can definitely take a date here and have a wonderful time.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite experience ever
    elliaVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Beautiful presentations, and each course is subtle and rich in flavor. The royal rice and lobster is absolutely my favorite. Excellent wine paring and the service was top. The best overall dining experience in NYC! Thanks for making a beautiful anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive menu, sterile atmosphere
    Torontofoodie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    flawlessly presented and interesting tastes. The chef is an artist and the dishes were unique. The bibimbap was basically mushroom risotto with Parmesan and truffles ...is this Korean? Only negative was that the staff were silent and subservient and not all that lively. They appear almost automatons and sucked the air from the room a bit. It was a very quiet and formal restaurant, and we are used to more casual relationship with staff, even in high end places.
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  • Simply awsome..!
    Gabos1972VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The whole environment was amazing...food, ambiance, service......the course is the perfect fit for a different taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    though quite costly a nice place to have dinner for special occasion or if you are into food....the cuisine is well worth a visit!
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    special occasion
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  • Very upscale Korean!
    CarolynSVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed a very interesting dinner at Jungsik. The menu was very original -- a choice between a 9 course tasting menu (for $160 per person) or an a la carte menu selected from five different categories of food. While the restaurant is pricey, it was a treat to try some excellent Korean specialties in a very elegant atmosphere (formerly, the home of Chanterelle).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • tout simplement parfait!
    NQR123
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Un restaurant haut de gamme à la cuisine très recherchée, des accords mets-vins exceptionnels, un cadre épuré et raffiné... What else! Un très bon moment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jungsik fan
    CPwiseVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was our second visit to Jungsik, the first time we really liked it very much, and coming back not only confirm the good food but also the ambience and service, what we really liked was the quality of the food, and the portions, you can eat small or regular portions and also as many dishes as you want, i reccomend to taste at least four dishes and maybe three smalls and one regular, the short rib was amazong, also the fishes and the appetizers, definetely we'll come back, and if you caan bring your own bottle.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 is a crowd
    acritic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was the third time I dined here, the second time I came back I was warmly welcomed and service was impeccable. Not this time, and food was not as amazing as on both earlier occasions. This a beautiful place for a special occasion.
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    special occasion
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  • Food was exquisite
    Betty
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Truly deserving of its 2 michelin star rating. I probably couldn't eat it everyday because it is quite rich but perfect for an evening date. The chef's tasting menu was $160.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jungsik
    Ange
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fried oyster was really good. And the service was good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretentious and expensive
    elmicaelVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    food is good, so is the wine list. the prices are out of line, and they market this ridiculous wine per glass serving technology that makes for a very awkward demonstration and does not fit the pretensions of the place.
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  • Worth every penny!
    gregVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Everything was absolutely wonderful. We were four foodies and everybody thought it was great. When do you ever see that? Not cheap but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Korean Excellence
    stoneaveats
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Dinner was brilliant; wines were excellent; service was attentive; but unobtrusive. We came two days in a row and we were delighted each time. The first day we had the tasting menu and the second we chose from the a la carte menu - both splendid - food delicate and very pleasing. I would suggest sitting in the front room only because the back room can get noisy if you have the misfortune of sharing that room with loud diners.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner at Jungsik. Each dish was spectacular, especially the sea urchin.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent
    WestchesterFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Every course of the tasting menu was divine. Truly enjoyed every minute at the restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Korean American
    Toydoc
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Delicious food although the portions are small; avoid the fixed price menu and stay with individual choices.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our third time here, 2nd time celebrating our anniversary here. We tried the tasting menu this time. It was fantastic. Consistent excellence at Jungsik. We we will back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently exceptional
    californiafoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Wow--and then some. Each bite is full of flavor and the presentations are exquisite.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Beautiful food
    Mag12
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for a dinner to Jungsik to celebrate my birthday. It is a perfect place for such an occasion - very elegant but not heavy at all. It really deserves Michelin stars as the food is just beautiful.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful date night
    clemmy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first Michelin star restaurant experience. We were celebrating and wanted to do something special. I had a reservation for a Saturday night. It was pretty busy, but not overcrowded. The service was top notch. We weren't too hungry so we chose not to do the tasting menu, and instead, based on our server's recommendation, got four things each, all the smaller sized portions. Our favorites were the sea urchin, yellowtail, octopus, galbi, and the oysters. We also had the pineapple dessert and the green tea, which we both loved. At the end, they brought out a little bonsai tree box and inside there were a few little desserts (mini macarons, chocolates, and financiers). Overall, wonderful dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding !
    Bernie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant is excepcionaly good ! Everything ! The presentation of the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Superb
    Edelbevan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dishes to please the eye, tastebuds and mind...intelligently designed and executed with intense, rich flavors. Amazing wines by the glass and half bottle. Loved the seating area also that we were given, a rounded booth for two. Comfy and solved the perennial problem of one of us facing the wall. Standouts: Royal Bibimbop and Jungsik steak. Corn creme brulee amazing. We did the tasting menu, which is deceiving -- even though the artistically presented portions are small, the nine courses add up to quite a feast. Service was friendly and warm while still conveying the seriousness with which the chef and staff take the food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Excellent service!
    dhoe
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The staff was very attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was very good and plates were a work of art. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • One of a kind
    LordBritishVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I enjoy finding and dining at great restaurants. JUNGSIK is a great restaurant! Their unbelievable creativity in flavor combinations, presentations and service make this one of the finest and most unique dining experiences I have ever had. This restaurant deserves far more fanfare than it currently receives. While Korean cuisine rarely comes to at least my mind, when thinking of extraordinary dining... JUNGSIK should should be put on everyone's lists of extraordinary places to dine.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant and Amazing
    glass006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Truly a great find in Tribeca. Pricey but well worth it!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Excellent and original Korean food
    scotabroad
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had a thoroughly enjoyable time at Jungsik. I tried the tasting menu with wine pairings. Particular highlights were the fried oysters with accompanying Riesling. The sweetness of the wine brought out the full flavour of the oyster and matches the fried batter perfectly. Nice as this dish was, however, I think my favourite of the evening was the Royal Bibimbap. This take on the traditional dish substitutes the normal sliced meat for foie gras to wonderful effect. The setting is simple, a main dining room which is elegantly decorated with two rows of tables along opposite walls. Staff were knowledgeable and courteous throughout. Overall this is an excellent restaurant. Korean food this good really has to be sampled by all.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant, just about perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Everyone should have the experience of the tasting menu and flight of wines at Jungsik.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Fusion of Flavors!
    gr8foodVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We loved the food -- such interesting combinations of flavors. We would definitely go back for the food. The service was the only part of our evening that felt "off" -- our waiter was too professional. He needed to be a tad more friendly. When we go out for an evening of trying wonderful food (especially a tasting menu) we enjoy "sharing" our joy with the waitstaff. Our wine server clearly connected with that, which was fun. Servers need to "read" their clients so that the meal is as social/not social as it needs to be. LOVED the food, though. Go there!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Amazing!
    summer
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have been here two times in a week, it is enough said. Food is super delicious and super flavorful. I am totally amazed. To me, I enjoyed the food here more than a few Michelin three stars restaurants.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pierre
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Le serveur nous a propose le the ou le cafe juste après nos plats sales ce qui n'est pas très correct. En general, le boisson chaud, le serveur devrait le proposer soit en meme que le dessert ou après le repas. Cette proposition non professionnel nous a presse a quitter la table plutôt ignorant les desserts inclus dans le tasting menu et ainsi que le dessert supplement offert. C'est dommage que ce serveur ne soit pas aussi attentionné.
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    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very impressive
    TheBrush
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Super food full of flavors, super wine list and the sommelier did really a good job in suggesting a great wine for us. The service was second to none, they offered little extras in the form of additional flavors. All in all, if you can afford the place, it is a must go. I would definitely return!
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  • outstanding and unusual
    Epicure4711VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is a one-of-a-kind restaurant. The food is full of surprises (e.g., the vegetables accompanying the delicious scallops are scented with yuja (yuzu in Japanese) but always in a gentle way and never "over the top". At the same time, each dish is clearly picking up a theme in Korean cuisine, using quintessentially Korean ingredients and presentation forms. The wine pairing of the tasting menu is similarly creative, and the attentive yet natural service rounds off a thoroughly exciting and pleasant experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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