Kori Tribeca
Kori Tribeca

Kori Tribeca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.korinyc.com/
  • Phone: 212-334-0908x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00PM-10:00PM
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00PM-10:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chris Kim
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leonard St. & Franklin St.
  • Public Transit: Franklin St (1)
    Canal St (A,C,E,N,Q,R,J,Z,6)
    Chambers St-Park Pl (2,3)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking available Saturday and Sunday all day, M-F after 7pm, Parking garage on Leonard St & Church St.
A word from Kori Tribeca
Chef Chris Kim and Chef Jay Kim team up to proudly present the taste of satisfying authentic Korean cuisine with modern features befitting NYC. Kori Tribeca is the first Korean restaurant outside NYC's Korea Town, and the only one to serve Korean cuisine in Tribeca for over fourteen consecutive years. Expect to taste heavenly traditional Korean food while enjoying the comfortable romantic ambiance.
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Kori Tribeca reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (8)romantic (6)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (2)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Fantastic!
    Coco
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I'll recommend it to all of my friends! I thought Korean restaurant would only be expected to be delicious but not special. But Kori surprised me with every single dish. Their noodle was the best noodle I had in the past couple years. And their rice cake dessert was a perfect match!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and delicious Korean Food
    JulesnBill
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was our second time at this restaurant and we'll be back again. Nice ambiance and very good service. Unusual and yummy cocktails made with Soju--ginger martini my favorite, crisp and fabulous. Mushroom bimibop filled with flavor, as were unusual rice dumpling for appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for Korean Cuisine
    pa13VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Everything the three of us had, from the appetizer to our meals was very good. This was our first time trying Korean food, and it was a hit for the family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 75 reviews are from the Kori Tribeca reviews archive.
  • Great place, amazing food
    GeneMil
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great food. Friendly service! Fun place to go with a group or yourself
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This Korean restaurant was located two blocks from our hotel. The food was fresh and very well prepared. The Bibimbap was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and service!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was delish as well as the drinks. They even gave us complimentary ice cream. I'll definitely come back!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Korean!
    RachelMiller
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I've been to Kori multiple times with just two people and small groups and it's been outstanding every time. The food is entirely authentic, and the service is top notch without being pretentious . They are knowledgable and available with any questions you may have about the menu. The bulgogi is a favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was small.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The restaurant was small. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. The food was fantastic! i highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great Dining Experience
    Danny
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I was looking for a good Korean restaurant for dinner near WTC and this place did not disappoint. The waitress was attentive and the food was amazing. The waitress also helped explain some of the food and drinks that were available which was a welcome change from other Korean restaurants. Food and service were amazing, I definitely recommend this if you're in the area looking for good Korean food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An experience to remember
    ValentinesDayDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for valentine's day and have the most amazing experience. This restaurant is a hidden gem tucked away in Tribeca and I am sure that this diamond in the rough will not be a hidden gem for long as they create an amazing array of food that will continue to excite pallets as they present a modern play on Korean staples. As you enter the restaurant you are greeted by a bar and then a mood lit dining area. There are not a ton of tables most two tops that can be pushed together for group seating. There servers are very friendly and give the right level of service; quick to take away plates that have been finished and attentive. Try the shrimp bomb. You will not regret the kick at the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ORIGINAL AND ENJOYABLE
    ALEXA
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Had a great meal here. Have only rarely eaten Korean and the dumplings were fantastic, such great flavours. Price wise good value too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I guess it depends on what
    LobsterBoy
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    I guess it depends on what you like - so in all fairness the food was good but I had to list it is fair in the respect that it is not traditionally Korean where you get many small plates with your entrees. The entrees also are westernized ~ which maybe is good for a newbie to Korean food but having been to countless Korean restaurants in the world, Kori did not impress me. Sorry : (
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  • Group dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Food was good, was expected more choice on the menu...the place is really nice and clean, good location. The service was the bad part, we had three different waitress no coordinating the order. After 10min everyone of the group had their food but they completely forgot mine...had to wait another ten min, by then my friends were done eating. The waitresses nearly apologize, made me pay for the dish and didn't not even offer any desert or something ... Can def find a better spot in NYC
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    britgirlVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    I love Korean, and had conveyed this to a friend back in London. He visited this week and he asked to go to the 'great little Korean place'. He was as impressed as I was. I would the service was better than when I visited before and it was already good. I think this will be a New York staple restaurant for me. The food, service and decor are all of a high standard. Check it out, you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden jem
    ReviewerNumber2
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Other reviewers have noted this but since this place is outside k-town it's pretty empty - lucky for me! Dolsot with beef is incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisicated Korean food
    britgirlVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    I reserved a table at Kori based on the reviews it had received. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, so thank you to all those reviewers. I ordered baby octopus pokumm, with thin noodles, I decided to go for a curry/noodle dish as I almost always have Bilimp bap whenever I have Korean. It was wonderful, the food arrived hot, and the portion size is healthy. The spicing of the curry was delicate and well balanced. On another note; the kimchee was delicious. I have been to some places where the kimchee is either too strong or simply not paltable. No such problems at Kori. Service was good and glasses were never left dry. I will return again to discover more things on the menu and will likely revisit my old favourite Bilimap bap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service Small
    FeedbackVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Good food and service Small and cozy Great for the neighborhood
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun dining experience
    Jillbertnyc
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Loved the rice cooked in the bowl on your table. Great food experience. Don't burn your mouth though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't even know it was there.
    TobuscusVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    They need to advertise more. It may not be the purist Korean restaurant, but to me it's pretty good! It's also in TriBeca. I've walked past it many times not knowing it was there though. The bar looks pretty nice but no one was there and it was a Saturday Night. They've been there for 13 years apparently.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Sloppy service but good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    It was too obvious they wanted us out ASAP. We were there for less than an hour and felt quite rushed. The food, however, was really good
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  • Excellent!
    GStevens
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Kori was exceptional! We had a great meal with very attentive service. Would definitely return!!
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  • When we got there for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    When we got there for our reservation, our servers were super nice and did their best to accommodate us. The drinks are pretty good -- I like the Kori Fever and the Yuja Addictive. The food is solid. For entrees, the table ordered one kalbi and one spicy pork to share (comes with the lettuce, wild sesame leaves, rice, and some dipping sauce). And we ordered the Seven Lucks hot rice pot. Loved how it was still sizzling when it arrived, as it should be. And make sure to scoop up the crispy rice that sits on the bottom of the bowl, cuz it's amazing. The mushrooms were really good, would definitely come back for more!
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  • A nice Korean restaurant in
    Luv2doWIneVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    A nice Korean restaurant in TriBeCa, well worth a trip downtown, it is not a typical Korean but if has a very friendly staff and excellent food and drinks. We recommend.
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  • Overpriced Korean food. You
    SIMoneVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    Overpriced Korean food. You can get better for less in Ktown. And they don't take American Express cards, which is quite odd for a venue in Tribeca.
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  • Great Gluten Free Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I would like to thank the staff of Kori for my wonderful gluten-free food. They brought me special dishes and kept me safe. The rest of my party had a great time as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • though the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    though the food and service is always good here, this is not authentic korean, but more like nouveau korean. took the family there because we were nearby and overall everyone was pretty satisfied. food was tasty and service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I tried five appetizers and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    I tried five appetizers and all really good. The cold noodle bowl and the sashimi rice bowl were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kori is a wonderful restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Kori is a wonderful restaurant. A friend came who initially expressed some hesitancy in eating Korean food but found the menu to be ample and loved what she had. The service was terrific, the food beautifully displayed and tasty, wine good and prices reasonable...all in all, I would strongly recommend this restaurant to all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Food was excellent and service fast. Well go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would recommend Kori to
    HarlowVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    I would recommend Kori to a friend who had never tried Korean and wanted to. The food was good, and it was nice to try something new, but the experience (food, service, reservation process) itself was below average compared with other restaurants in this price point in the area. The server was a friendly person but clearly not very good at her job, and then we had to fight with the restaurant after we went for our Open Table points despite the fact that when we were at the restaurant before dinner, they reminded us two or three times that our table was ready while we were trying to enjoy a drink.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good but I was
    Sherita
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    The food was good but I was not blown away. It is a good downtown alternative to K town. We had an incident with something in our food but management handled the situation quite well. I we would go back if we happen to be near there at dinner time but would not plan to go there.
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  • pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    I was pleasantly surprised by the flavors and variety of the dishes. Especially loved the shrimp bomb! The portions are ample and the service was very attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wait staff was very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    The wait staff was very attentive and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While the food was really
    Peaches
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    While the food was really good!! at Kori Tribeca in New York, the service was exceptional. We really enjoyed meeting and talking with the staffers. I would love to go back. Also, it is saying something when the servers like their own restaurant so much that they bring dates to eat out there!
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  • only my 2nd time at Kori and
    IZ817VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    only my 2nd time at Kori and the second visit did not match the first - from service to food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good, but about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Food was very good, but about the same quality as a good place in Korea Town, where it's much cheaper and you get more free side veges, though I did have the bi bim bop, which is a standard dish. They also don't have A/C; so in the summer, make sure you get a table under one of the ceiling fans.
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  • The short ribs and wraps were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    The short ribs and wraps were out of this world!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great find, highly recommended!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    We tried this place blindly. So glad we did! Arrive early for best service and detailed food explanation (if you've never had Korean). Staff were very attentive and pleasant. The food was brilliant! Go for the fixed price menu for two. Amazing value and selection. I'll definitely be back, with more friends too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Korean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    We are big fans of Korean food. Everyone got the Bi Bim Bap in one variation or another and everyone agreed it was some of the best we've had. The staff was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Food was delicious, service quick and the courses very well presented. The only criticism is that the space is very limited and tables are very close to each others. Also the place is very dark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate