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About Don's Bogam BBQ & Wine Bar

Don's Bogam is a Korean BBQ restauarant where delivers enjoyable and superb quality of upscale korean food to various gourmet and New Yorkers. Along with widely-known Korean BBQ, we also offer a bar which provides extensive yet exclusive list of red and white wine and popular Korean liquor. Moreover, customers would attentively experience Korean style table that offers real gas grill to cook bbq right in the front and a spacious leg room for maximum composure unlike other typical Korean restaurants' Korean style lay-out. Many New Yorkers have been experiencing our magnificent service and taste of entrée' for years and it is time for you to visit us and enjoy!

17 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Korean, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Daily: 12:00pm - 3:30pm


Dinner:

Daily: 3:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
5th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 683-2200

Website:
http://www.donsbogam.com/

Public Transit:
33 St (4, 6, 6X)

28 St (N, R)

34 St - Herald Sq (B, D, F, M, N, Q, R)

Executive Chef:
Chef Woo Kim

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Don's Bogam BBQ & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
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Special Occasion (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

For starters, the food is very authentic. I have been to Seoul and this place compares very favorably to the Korean BBQ there. Everything is fresh, the restaurant is clean, ample seating and the service is outstanding. I highly recommend the spicy beef and the fried shrimp dumplings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food however it can be a bit warm inside although I guess that is to be expected with a grill a foot away from you

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Simply put, the food, especially the complex sauces, will amaze you, the service will pamper you and the prices will shock you. Bring a friend with a big appetite that has an even bigger wallet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great. Service was a little too speedy. Would have liked a little space between appetizers and barbecue.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

excellent Korean BBQ experience. Authentic dishes and the server was happy to explain the cooking and the side dishes.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great spot. Newly renovated, very friendly staff. I came on Sunday around 5pm to celebrate my birthday and some of my party was late so the hostesses held my reservation for almost two hours while I waited for my full party to arrive. There is a section of the restaurant with normal seating (no grill in the table) and booths with grills and seats basically implanted in the floor. It was awkward to get into the seats so I wouldn't recommend wearing short skirts/cocktail dresses. We seated around 7:30ish and ordered fried shrimp dumplings and a bottle of Reisling to start. Our server was very friendly, and when he was busy we were able to ask any server in the restaurant which was really nice. Once we'd finished the dumplings we ordered short ribs and shrimp in special sauce. The ribs came out first with no marinade and were delicious. Our server recommended dipping them in this red-ish sauce and wrapping it in lettuce which was so good. Then a series of mushrooms came out, which we thought came with our meal. After about 15 minuets of waiting for shrimp we asked another server were it was and he told us only beef and mushrooms had been ordered, so we ordered the shrimp and tried to have the mushrooms removed from the bill but because we had eaten them, they wouldn't remove it. Overall the restaurant was posh, staff was extemely helpful and friendly, but I would recommend preparing i advance for the awkward seating, and knowing exactly what you want to eat so you don't end up with the wrong meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very nice room. Great food and service. Would recommend cooking at table. But they do have tables in front where they cook for you in the kitchen. Service is very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent spot.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I took several business partners here last week and had a blast. I would highly recommend for a unique NYC experience. So much better and more authentic than the Benihana type places. Go here for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always a great experience. Authentic Korean bbq and non bbq traditional dishes as well. And a great wine list to boot!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

DB has been our go-to spot for KBBQ in the area in recent years. It still comes through with higher than average quality meat and a setting both pleasant and high energy without the chaos and boisterousness common to the competition. That said, we were disappointed with the panchan (small side dishes that accompany the main meal), which were both meager and pedestrian. Further, the service quickly went downhill and for most of the meal was notably sloppy and indifferent. (As an example, we found ourselves darting from burner to burner to tend the meat while a server stood unoccupied a few feet away passively observing us in our frenzy.) All in all, we are sufficiently disappointed to realize it is time to move on and explore the ever-evolving competition. At this price point we would expect more from DB - better meals overall and much better service. Time to bring it up a notch guys. Sigh ... most regrettable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Seating was delayed, food came out of order. Waiters were not very good with helping us cook our items (especially the scallops which would have been boiled and not grilled without our intervention). Portions were also quite small compared to the competition.

Overall, overrated. Not worth a second trip. Maybe they were better before the accolades, but it sure ain't good now.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

We ordered one of he combos and the only thing that was good was the spicy marinated galbi. Everything else was ok but definitely not worth the price. There's better spots. The hostess's suck also as well as the waitress service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

great korean bbq in a trendy atmosphere with a good wine menu

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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

super yummy and super fun! i've never had a bad meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Great food and good service. One suggestion. Waiters should not wait to be called... they should be looking at the tables to see if something is needed.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
·Dined on December 23, 2016

Took our teenage sons here - they loved it! Food was fresh and delicious, staff very service minded. We'll definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Really nice experience. Meat was tender and well seasoned, and the free side dishes were excellent. Left full, but not bloated. Would highly recommend to anyone who's looking for a unique dining experience.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Delicious as always

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

I wish the service was better. Our waiter didn't offer any wine after we had already finished our first round.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The favor of the food was great. We order BBQ and a soup pot. Both dishes were favored well.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Good Korean BBQ with only fair service. We had to ask twice for rice and sides. Tea was never offered. Rushed out at the end. Food quality is good though.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Good food. Good price.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Terrible service experience all around. We first thought our waiter was providing bad service and was arrogant. So we switched waiters and got the same bad service.

Waiters didn't bring things we requested, instead brought whatever was convenient for them.

When complaint was made to the hostess on the way out, her response indicated that she didn't care and bad service seemed to be part of this restaurant's culture.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Astonished at how much fun we had. Delicious food (very high quality ingredients). Service paid close attention. Will most definitely return. (Note: certainly not cheap; bill for our group of 7, with 3 bottles of chablis and 1 bottle of soju and tip, came to $700.) Will most definitely return. So much fun!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Great place and good food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Excellent service, but large-group tables mean excessive noise level. Go early or late to avoid the din.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2016

I was very disappointed with the curt service. Also, the bill was in Korean so we couldn't understand it. I think we probably ended up overpaying since the bill was so high.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Food is delicious. Extremely tasty. Service...not good at all. Took at least 15 minutes to get a drink which they only had to pour in a glass. It wasn't a specialty cocktail of any stretch. Asked for a fork and one person came back with nice silverware fork and other came back with a rinky dink plastic fork.

Bottom line, if you want even decent service, it's not the place to go to. If you want great food, it's the place to go; however, I am sure there are many other spots in the area where Korean BBQ is just as good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Very good Korean BBQ! And the soju is delicious! It's al about the meat so don't miss the Kalbi and pork belly! And unlike many Korean BBQ restaurants, you don't leave smelling like your dinner. Ladies beware...the chairs are low into the table area so don't wear a short skimpy skirt less you want your neighbors to see your skivvies!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Always yummy & a good time, but disappointed when we asked to cancel a meat dish BEFORE they started cooking it & they denied our request. Told us "it's too late" a proceeded to BBQ in front of us 10 min later just to wrap up for home. Not good customer service !

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Been there 4 times in 3 years. Always delicious. Marinated beef platter for two is almost a must every single time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Great food. Slow service but we didn't mind the slowness-we were catching up!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Group of 5 old coworkers had a reunion in this restaurant. We had 5:30pm early reservation. After we were seated, we were told we had a table until 7:15pm, for next reservation. At 6:55, while some of us were still eating, they brought a check and placed it right in the middle of the table without saying any word of excuse. Since we were still eating, we didn't open the check. After 2 min, the server came back to retrieve the check and I said we hadn't got to it yet. After 3 min, the server came back and asked to pay first. I told him we were told that we had a table till 7:15, and he said the new setting should be prepared by 7:15. I felt like we were literally being kicked out. We didn't order BBQ, which was their specialty, but everyone ordered a drink, and ordered plenty of food that we paid a good amount of money.
Food and drink were all VERY DELICIOUS, but I won't come back because we were being treated like second class citizens. If you are a big group ordering BBQ, this is a good place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Loved this place until we got terrible service. Sad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Great wine, really good service. The food was not impressive.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2016

For years this our office group go-to spot for K Town lunches. Food quality is consistent, service is fast, and pricing is fair.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2016

As always the food was great. High quality ingredients and great seasoning. Service was not as attentive as usual but still good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2016

Get the marinated short ribs and some pancakes to start. The food and the service is always incredible here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2016

The food is consistently of great quality and the service is always good. For the past six years I have made a point to celebrate my birthday at Don's Bogam.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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