Kristalbelli
Kristalbelli

Kristalbelli

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kristalbelli.com/
  • Phone: 2122902211x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

    Dinner:
    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: 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.
    ::BUS::
    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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Kristalbelli reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (97)special occasion (86)romantic (81)good for groups (70)neighborhood gem (45)great for lunch (28)hot spot (26)notable wine list (26)late-night find (21)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Great date spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I wanted to try a unique date spot to have a good time. This Korean BBQ was both delicious and the perfect place to get to know someone. The noise level wasn't too loud allowing us to actually hear each other while it wasn't too silent creating awkward moments. I would defjjitely recommend as a place to bring people for a 2nd or 3rd date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience !
    Vincka
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very good experience, BBQ on table, discreet and professional service, new and sophisticated taste. We definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise inside
    FrequentdinnerdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    If you love Korean BBQ with all the trimmings, this small little place is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MandBVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our second dinner at Kristalbelli and once again everything was excellent -- excellent service, excellent food. The care and attention provided by the staff was top-notch. The tuna appetizer was perfectly offset by the smoked bacon. The Wagyu beef barbeque melts I your mouth and the vegetable and sides were all delicious (best kimchee we've ever had). The last time we followed the beef with Bibimbap (delicious) and this time with the Bulgogi Dupbap, which might have even been more delicious. Desserts (I'm not a dessert person) were also amazing. And, what a great wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Dining Experience!
    AngieQVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Different type of dining experience. Very beautiful lounge upstairs. The waiter was very passionate about the food and explained "how things work" to us. The food was good, the service was good as well, but didn't like the bus boy reaching over my plate and didn't help to pass the dish to me, when it was obvious that I was reaching for it and he was standing there. However the restaurant does have a unique concept.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Kjm5001
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went to dinner for my boyfriends birthday. The food was amazing, the service was hospitable and the ambiance was fantastic. Would absolutely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    freeeza1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went to try this place thanks to Groupon. Went for a Monday night date dinner and was very impressed from my overall experience. I'm a Korean American & been to ton of Korean BBQ but this might be one of the best so far in US. The way they cook their meat on a hot crystal plate right front of you is amazing and the flavor of the meat without any seasoning was incredible. A twist to traditional Korean food with European/Asian Fusion style was very well done. Had a good wine list for a small place and the ambient is quiet nice for a date night. Loved the pre-course meal free appetizer that chef sent out to start off and food was very good overall. Our service was great and the hose knew everything about all the dishes. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time with family
    Vicky
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My family and I had a great first impression of Kirstabelli. We went for a family lunch, and the service and food was great. The dessert menu was very unique, and the glass/ crystal grill top was very unique. My family loved the ambiance and food. The waiter was exceptionally polite and helpful from ordering to the check. Will definitely come again when we have the chance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what was the free toast?
    Bucks
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My guest and I were seated at a nice area in the front. There was no crowd since it was past the lunch hour around 1:45 p m. The service was good and we placed our order. Thereafter, I received a appetizer or snack. It looked like garlic bread but it was burnt and hard to chew. The table was big but the plate setting was tiny. There were four pieces of garlic bread that was quietly set on the table by the head server without explanation. We were hungry because it was past the lunch hour so we ate it. I thought I was chewing on rubber. Otherwise, the main lunch meat set was good. The dessert was good too. The meat was slightly burnt.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Korean gem in midtown
    JDSH
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • do yourself a favor
    ymfoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food w/ excellent service
    baldilocks
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience
    Foodmd
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    cc0609
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for restaurant week
    froggypoo2
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find!
    LorenzoVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inspired Menu
    spiceseeker
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I tried out Kristalbelli during restaurant week with friends. Their appetizers were quite creative. The entrees were delicious. Their steak, was the absolute best steak I have ever had at a Korean BBQ restaurant. A friend once told me,"I went to this one place and they had the best Korean food I ever had." I asked, "wast it Kristalbell?," and she said yes. Therefore, my friends and I have a general consensus of how great the food is. The service was outstanding. My friends and I all agree that it was the best service we ever received - it was not too imposing, but it was far from neglectful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Restaurant Week Dinner
    sunshynOut
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    Devoneht
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nancyS
    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).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best
    KarenC
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant Week Stop!
    AdrienneEC
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Teknautika
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Korean Food
    FoodAndWine
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    halasiek
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dry aged prime rib
    ElliottH
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dining Experience
    Ronnie
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Ashafoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    satfook
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food with even better service, will return again. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    Rose
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved it
    Sherri
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    RWlover
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DIANESTUDIO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    IMPRESSIVE WAS THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR SERVERS - MANY DISHES ON MENU WERE FOND REMEMBRANCE OF THEIR CHILDHOOD IN KOREA. WHEN I RETURN I'LL ORDER MANY APPETIZERS AS WERE DELECTABLE. ALL ELSE WAS TOO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Trinigirl623VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    BillJack
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Abrann123
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    LianeAboutTown
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • raschoen
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hubby's birthday dinner
    BandC
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Korean BBQ for amateurs ;)
    KatK
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate