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Kristalbelli Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kristalbelli.com
  • Phone: (212) 290-2211
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:30PM
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    *Lunch delivery hour 11:00AM-3:00PM
    *Lounge open late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Korean, Asian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Kristalbelli restaurant can accommodate parties according your needs.
    We offer two private rooms and lounge buy-out or even the entire restaurant; Room K has a capacity of 34 people in seats with AV system on the second floor. We have a small private party room, Room B, holding up to 18 people on the first floor. Kristal lounge can hold up to 50 guests cocktail.
    The entire restaurant is also available for buyouts for up to 100 people sitting and 150 cocktail.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Ave.
  • Public Transit: ::SUBWAY::
    B, D, F, M, N, Q, R - 34th st. Herald Sq.
    6 - 33rd St.
    7 - 42nd St. Time Sq.
    M1, M2, M3, M4, M16, M34, Q32
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is available with muni-meter. Discount Parking is also available at Meyers Parking NYC, 9 W 35th St.
A word from Kristalbelli
With the rapidly growing popularity of Kpop around the world, the most successful entertainment mogul in Asia, JY Park has taken Korean barbecue/lounge upscale and hip, anticipating to make it the place where entertainment meets exquisite dining.

At the heart of the concept is a custom-grill made of a crystal placed on the belly of the ancient-tale character with infrared heat that will produce higher temperatures than charcoal or gas grills. Downdraft machines are promised to eliminate smoke so you don't go home smelling like grilled meat; chef Kay promises finest ingredients ranging from rib eye and pork belly to scallops to market vegetables. A separate lounge menu serves small plates.

The bi-level venue has private rooms specially intended for any type or size of private events.
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Diner Reviews
  • "It's so hard to find good restaurants in the 30s in Manhattan. Too many chains and bars and not enough places to have a nice meal. Kristalbelli is quite the step up from other Korean restaurants in midtown. It was a great meal."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "What can I say? Your lunch fix prix menu was fabulous for a bday lunch today. You even made a special bday dessert in a non-flakey way. All the food was excellent -- particular all the apps -- we tried 3, and the short rib and banana bread pudding. The sides were tasty, prepared well, and elegant in style. The wait staff kept coming with descriptions and flavors and they could say or do no wrong. We even got invited back for drinks. The design was sleek and informal at the same time. Sam, you were very sweet and handled our reservation with care! Do yourself and your palate a favor and get there now!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Highlights included the Tuna appetizer which had a really well balanced blend of unusual flavors. The service was knowledgeable and attentive. The were very willing to get/verify information when we inquired about gluten content of certain dishes. As well, they did a good job of describing the flavor, preparation and history of certain dishes when asked. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Outstanding in every way. Our waiter Rob was awesome. He is passionate about his job and gets you excited about your choices. It is probably the best Korean food I have had. Their crystal stone on table burners were great and did not leave our clothes smelling like BBQ. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This place was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! My boyfriend and I went for the last day of restaurant week and OMG OMG OMG. it was sooo good that we want to go here again. We got the 2 cuts of meat grilled on the crystal belly and it was DIVINE! the meat was so juicy and tender, and the salt to dip was heavenly. We also ordered seperately the bibimbap in the crystal ball which was good (not anything out of this world but delicious all the same). We also got the wine sampler... which was "eh". My boyfriend and I both liked the "main course" wine the best, it was sweet and berry-like amazingness. So good, i can't wait till we come back here again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went during Restaurant Week. The food was very good. The tables are a little large for intimate conversations of more than 2 people."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Arrived a little early. Was seated on time based on our reservation. We had the Wagyu prime rib...very tender & succulent! Had it cooked in front of us on their buddha crystal bbq grill. Service...attentive & timely. Danny Han, our wait person was very friendly, knowledgeable about the food & answered all our questions. He made suggestions, checked on us to ensure we were pleased with everything but was not obtrusive. He did forget to bring 2 of the 3 drinks on the 3 sampler liqueur we ordered, was very apologetic, served the 2 he forgot & comped us for it. He didn't have to but he did. Very nice gesture and great PR move! Had the pre-fixe restaurant week menu. Great choices! Bread pudding...amazing! Will return with friends and family!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great dinner choice for the last few days of restaurant week. Good way to tty a new Korean bbq. Great food and very good service. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "It was my first time here and we came for restaurant week. The food was very good - for apps we had the tuna, bulgogi spring rolls and order shrimp dumplings as an extra item. For dinner we both had the wagyu rib eye which was tastey and they leave it up to you to season it. All the sides that came with it were delicious especially the kimchi and raddish wraps. For dessert we had the banana bread pudding and the popcorn ice cream, both were interesting and a nice finish to a delicious meal. We each had one of the bartender choice drink specials - one was a plum wine and the other was a cucumber type martini, both were refreshing and perfect for summer. I would love to visit again soon."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Highlight of the restaurant is their wait staff! No less than 8 people served our table and each one was extremely profession, knowledgable and friendly. Our head waiter Danny was exemplary! Had the wagyu rib eye which was succulent and delicious. The chicken was dry but had nice seasoning. All the sides were spot in (kimchee, radish, etc). Overall great spot. Would go back and try the full menu (we went during restaurant week)."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed a delicious meal pre-theater during Restaurant week. Excellent service and great menu. Food was actually fun to eat as they gave you many sauces and small side dishes to mix & match your tasting. They also presented a small amuse-bouche compliments of the chef. The dessert of popcorn ice cream was to die for! Delightful evening. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I decided Asian would be the best way to end restaurant week and I'm so happy I did! The service was great from the moment we entered and the menu offered so many great choices. I wasn't blown away by the pork bun, but everything else I tried more than made up for that. The Japchae was much tastier, and then as soon as they brought out the meats and the kimchi I was sold. We got the wagyu rib eye and wagyu short ribs and the meat was perfectly cooked and so tender. The korean drink pairings were very tasty as well, and they were pretty generous pours. I look forward to returning to use those great Buddha grills in the center of each table to have some proper Korean BBQ."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We went here on a travelzoo voucher. Normally I find restaurants provide sub-par service or sub-par menus for vouchers, but this place was definitely an exception to that rule. The place was super packed for restaurant week which always seems to be a good sign...especially on a Monday. Our table was a bit delayed for our 8:00 reservation, however it was definitely worth the wait. Our waiter Bernard was brilliant. Very welcoming and knowledgeable about both the wines and the food. Then the food came and it was delectable. This place has a cool feel, and we had no idea what we were doing or what we were eating but loved every bite! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Went to Kristalbelli for a restaurant week lunch and was very happy with the food and the service. Should explore their normal menu sometime soon as well."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Second time coming here for Restaurant Week. Once again I was very impressed and so were my guests. The food was fresh and very tasty, the service was quick and attentive. I will definitely be returning here."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I went here with my gf part of restaurant week. We each started with a pork belly bun which was extremely tasty and light. We then split the dry aged prime rib and Kobe beef on the crystal top. The waiter was great about cooking the meat while also trying to give us out space. The waiter said that the prime rib looked more tender than usual..it was the best piece of meat I have ever had. For dessert we had the bread pudding and a sorbet which were also great. The bread pudding is a bigger dessert, has really great flavor and texture. Overall amazing meat and an amazing place for a date."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I enjoyed my dining experience at Kristabelli. The wait staff was extremely attentive. The food was absolutely delicious with a very nice presentation. We all enjoyed the meal. I will definitely be dining there again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It was my first time having Korean food, and it was amazing, the staff was great and attentive to my water glass never stayed empty for long. The food was amazing and it was all around a good night."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great food with even better service, will return again. :)"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "my daughter and I really enjoyed our dinners. She is a vegan and I follow a gluten free diet. The waiter was great and accommodating. I would definitely go back. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I tried Kristabelli for restaurant week. The food was awesome. The bread pudding is the best I ever had in my life!!! I am going again with another set of friends next week."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The service is one of the best ones I've seen. There was a little delay in serving the entree but the waiters handled it very nicely."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We arrived on time for Restaurant week dinner and they seated us immediately. My friend is a vegan and they were able to accommodate him effortlessly and he was very pleased. I ordered the short ribs and it was tender and flavorful. I can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The service and food were exceptional! We loved the meat cooked at the table. From our appetizer to desert we left pleased...still talking about that meat, and the salt."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I love Korean BBQ - and am used to the loud, crowded restaurants in K-Town - this was not your typical Korean BBQ place! It is an upscale setting with great service. The wait staff was superb and knew exactly when to stop by our table. The grills themselves made for a much nicer dining experience - no overhanging vent hood! The food was very good and we really enjoyed ourselves!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had a favorite Korean restaurant in SoHo and we were so sad to learn that it had closed. The search for an alternative yielded Krystalbelli. The experience was great from start to finish. Our server, Ron, was great and the sushi, crab salad, wagyu beef, and short ribs were all amazing. Normally I forego dessert at Asian restaurants, but the caramel corn ice cream and bread pudding were as good as the main meal."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I totally enjoyed our first visit to Kristalbelli. From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed. The staff explained our menu adroitly and stayed attentive and friendly. Service was prompt and the food was so good we send a text to our son, on the spot, to recommend he try it. We'll definitely be coming back often."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I selected this restaurant for my husband's birthday dinner. We had drinks first at Juga Lounge upstairs from the restaurant with friends before we had a private dinner with just the two of us at Kristalbelli. The DJ and drinks are AMAZING! They had peanut butter and jelly liquor shots and they were outstanding and so unique. From the moment we walked in the door, all of the staff were nice and showed great hospitality. The manager personally came by our table and cooked our steaks which by the way were delicious. We had the spring rolls and pork sticky buns for an appetizers and I they were the BEST! The bread pudding and caramel popcorn icecream are a must!! This restaurant is TOP NOTCH. Service, food, and drinks are amazing!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is the perfect spot for Korean BBQ if you're trying not to smell like grilled, marinated meats. The crystal stone they use instead of the grill is intriguing and less aromatic. Easy intro to real deal Korean BBQ!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "They cook in front of you and the food was amazing. Popcorn ice cream and bread pudding were amazing. Great deal for restaurant week"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Kristalbelli and both times I have found the food delicious but what makes me in love with this place is the service. Definitively a place to visit"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We went there on our anniversary, and I wrote the special request when I booked through Opentable. We got free champagne from the restaurant. They have very friendly staff, explain every single dish and ingredients. It is little pricy but the food was actually really good! Recommend for special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week--loved it! All the food was delicious, especially the ribeye cooked on the crystal skillet in the table. Cocktails were a bit week and some of the people serving the food seemed a little confused about who got what and thought some of the dishes were for the whole table. But the food and ambience were so good those things didn't matter. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I loved it! Our reservation was for 2 at 7 PM on a Friday night, and the staff was incredibly accommodating, wonderful, kind, and knowledgeable. Not to mention that they were all ridiculously good looking. Ron (or was it Jon? Pretty sure it was Ron...) was our waiter, and he was an absolutely a delight! Thank you, Kristalbelli! We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I took my dad, who was visiting from out of town, to Kristabelli since he lived in Korea for three years and had been reminiscing about how good the food had been. The food was excellent, but what was a bonus was the outstanding service and clean, upscale atmosphere. They made us feel right at home but we still felt like we were eating at a nice place. I am definitely planning on returning!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was really impressed with the restaurant. The waiters were all very well mannered and occasionally checking in to make sure that everything was good. The food of course was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Ingredients are fresh and wonderful, seasoning is distinct, menu options are varied and interesting. The "crystal belly" tabletop grills are both fun and effective--you can really control the doneness of meat, for instance. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The intimate dining quarters allowed for immediate tension by staff whenever needed but also spacious enough where your table was truly your space allowing for spirited and intimate conversations. The delicious food was beautifully displayed and came with an abundance of sides and additions which will ensure no opportunity to leave hungry or unsatisfied."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Favorite Korean restaurant and one of my favorite places for steaks in general. Excellent service--feels like you have your own private waiter. Great also for entertaining guests."
    Dined on 7/22/2014