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The Best Korean BBQ in New York City

When New York falls in love with a cuisine, suddenly it shows up all over town. And that’s exactly what happened with the Korean food scene in NYC. KBBQ burst out of the confines of Koreatown and tiny gastropubs and into the mainstream, from Broadway to Brooklyn. Friends gather around the grills at elevated restaurants in Brooklyn, and Tribeca hosts award-winning tasting menus. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, Koreatown has authentic KBBQ like back in Seoul. But with so many new places to choose from, how can diners find the best KBBQ in New York? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Our team of expert diners have griddled meats and veggies all over NYC and found some truly intriguing places along the way. So book a table at the best KBBQ in New York tonight!

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The OpenTable Team
8 Restaurants
Updated January 27, 2020
Restaurants:Cote NYC, Hortus NYC, HYUN
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Contemporary Asian, Korean
Neighborhoods:Chelsea, NoMad, Midtown East
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Cote NYC

$$$$
Steakhouse
Chelsea
4.6
175 reviews
Cote has that look of a traditional steakhouse- dark booths, stylish pendulum lights, smartly attired waitstaff- but it heads way East from tradition with its smokeless tabletop grills. Guests can enjoy the classic experience of grilling their own food right at the tabletop, ensuring everything is exactly to taste. The best way to do this is to get a prix fixe option. This can include four cuts chosen by the chef, or for a little more money, a tour around the entire range of beef on offer. Quite simply some of the best KBBQ In New York.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Hortus NYC

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
NoMad
4.5
132 reviews
Classy and sophisticated, this Nomad restaurant serves up pan-Asian cuisine. This is, essentially, a fusion of inspirations including Japanese and Korean. Noodle dishes come with house kimchi as standard, while formal “jungsik” lunch sets combine enough griddled meat and fish to satisfy any Korean barbecue fan. There’s plenty for vegetarians too, with dinner options like crispy tofu and chargrilled eggplant. An award-winning way to discover Korean cuisine.

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HYUN

$$$$
Korean
Midtown East
4.9
142 reviews
Anyone who wants to experience a taste of true traditional Korean culture has to head to Hyun. This high-end Korean joint off Fifth Avenue boasts authentic tableware, crockery, even utensils, in a range of cast iron, ceramics, and wood. This not only looks beautiful, but encourages diners to take their time over dishes like wagyu with Korean pear, or fresh house-made tofu. There are nine cuts of Japanese A5 Wagyu available for barbecue at any one time, including a special cut of the day- so don’t forget to ask the server.

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Antoya (fka Samwon Garden)

$$$$
Korean
NoMad
4.4
441 reviews
Samwon Garden Korean BBQ is one of the best places to get KBBQ In New York City. That’s because it’s an offshoot of a crazy-famous Seoul restaurant, one of the first-ever to do Korean Barbecue. There’s plenty of space with three floors to choose from. Even though the interior is classy and up-market, kids are welcome here and there’s a relaxed atmosphere. BBQ favorites include a range of meats and vegetables, plus a la carte dishes like samgyeopsal with kimchi. Barbecue done in style.

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Danji

$$$$
Korean
Hell's Kitchen
4.6
1333 reviews
Just on the edge of Hell’s Kitchen, Danji serves Korean small plates with a conscience. Organic meat, wild fish and locally grown produce go into traditionally flavored fun dishes like the satisfying bulgogi beef sliders. Take a friend and tuck into one of Danji’s sharing pates including a soft tofu stew and braised black angus short ribs with a range of sides. For a real taste of KBBQ, though, try the “K.F.C.” fiery wings, or the garlic and honey wings with sesame. Korean flavor with ethics.

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GAONNURI

$$$$
Korean
Midtown West
4.6
3746 reviews
Broadway is a place for theatrical spectacles. Few restaurants offer the joint spectacle of stunning views from the 39th floor combined with thoroughly contemporary and stylish Korean cuisine. Fried squash blossom, scallops with eggplant and wild chive, and pork belly with kimchi are just some of the artistically presented dishes packed with Korean flavor. Gaonnuri also offers the in-house theatrics of the table grill. There's rib eye, short rib, duck and more so guests can enjoy some of the best KBBQ in New York.

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Modern Love Brooklyn

$$$$
Vegan
Williamsburg
4.6
1338 reviews
Modern Love is a Brooklyn-based spot offering vegan comfort food. But, how did a vegan restaurant get onto a list about KBBQ in New York? Because Korean flavors aren’t just about meat, and Modern Love has found a way to really showcase that with their Korean BBQ Bowl. Packed with tender broccolini, pickled purple cauliflower, rice, and the classic taste of kimchi, this is a satisfying dish that has the added benefit of being gluten-free. Modern Love: Proving that everyone can enjoy Korean food.

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Dons Bogam BBQ & Wine Bar

$$$$
Korean
Midtown East
4.7
597 reviews
The original Dons Bogam restaurant, this venture is all about top-quality Korean food made with seasonal ingredients and paired with amazing wine. The chef specializes in Korean barbecue, making this a top choice for all fans of KBBQ in New York. The grill is set at the table, and diners can choose between jumbo shrimp, platters of beef and mushrooms, and even luxury selections of American Kobe beef. An upmarket version of a traditional experience.

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