The Best Korean BBQ in New York City

The OpenTable Team

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!

Restaurants:Cote NYC, JUNGSIK, Hortus NYC
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Korean, Contemporary Asian
Neighborhoods:Chelsea, TriBeCa - Downtown, NoMad

Cote NYC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chelsea
159 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
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 grRead more
88% recommended
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JUNGSIK

$$$$·Korean·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,418 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Jungsik in Tribeca is, in some ways, the antithesis of the typical Korean barbecue joint. It’s a great place to visit for that realization that Korean cuisine is just as modern andRead more
94% recommended
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Hortus NYC

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
NoMad
56 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 hRead more
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in New York / Tri-State Area

HYUN

$$$$·Korean·
Midtown East
34 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
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, eveRead more
100% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

OIJI

$$$$·Korean·
East Village
643 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
East Village is full of amazing restaurants that just seem to pop up overnight. Oiji is clearly one of those that's here to stay. Oiji isn’t a traditional KBBQ joint. It promises “Read more
100% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

The Woo

$$$$·Korean·
SoHo
217 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Woo is a SoHo spot that takes Korean barbecue just a little upmarket, whilst still making it accessible for the initiate. Beaded curtains and marbles tables lend a touch of claRead more
97% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

Osamil

$$$$·Korean·
Midtown West
295 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Right in the tiny area of Koreatown in Manhattan, Osamil shines as a beacon of incredible flavor and pub-style hospitality. Sit at the bar with a friend and imbibe soju while nibblRead more
100% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area
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Samwon Garden

$$$$·Korean·
NoMad
169 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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 KorRead more
100% recommended
Good for Groups in New York / Tri-State Area

Soogil

$$$$·Korean·
East Village
50 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Korean food prepared with French techniques? It’s one of those ventures that could possibly only work in a city with as diverse a dining scene as New York. But it does work, with dRead more
100% recommended
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Danji

$$$$·Korean·
Hell's Kitchen
1,078 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 Read more
100% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area
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GAONNURI

$$$$·Korean·
Midtown West
2,674 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 KorRead more
100% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

Modern Love Brooklyn

$$$$·Vegan·
Williamsburg
1,295 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 mRead more
88% recommended
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Soju Haus

$$$$·Korean·
NoMad
63 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Spicy
  • Casual
Soju Haus is in a premium spot, right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and a couple of minutes away from the Empire State Building. It’s the perfect place to pop into while explorRead more
89% recommended
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Dons Bogam BBQ & Wine Bar

$$$$·Korean·
Midtown East
271 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
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 baRead more
100% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

The Jin

$$$$·Korean·
Midtown West
19 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Spicy
The Jin is really all about the new KFC: Korean Fried Chicken. This is a phenomenon which has taken New York by storm, and Jin in Hell’s Kitchen does some of the best. Simply choosRead more
100% recommended
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MONOMONO

$$$$·Asian·
East Village
141 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Quiet Conversation
This East Village fusion venture really brings a lot of different influences together. As well as mixing flavors from all across Asia, the décor mixes contemporary and retro to greRead more
100% recommended
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Bann Restaurant

$$$$·Korean·
Midtown West
1,567 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Hell’s Kitchen has some fantastic eateries, both fast food and gourmet. Bann manages to straddle the fence between these two concepts, and does it well. Plus, it’s one of a growingRead more
86% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area
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Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

$$$$·Global, International·
DUMBO / Vinegar Hill
188 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
The gorgeous waterside views at this Dumbo favorite are just one reason to stop here when heading to (or away from) the Brooklyn Bridge. The culinary inspirations here fly in from Read more
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Dons Bogam Black

$$$$·Korean·
Midtown East
115 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Dons Bogam has three restaurants, and this one is a chic and stylish tableside KBBQ joint. Bring friends- there is plenty of space here for everyone. Food gets cooked beside the taRead more
84% recommended
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Hanjan

$$$$·Korean·
Chelsea
425 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Anyone in New York who needs filling up with some real flavor before a Madison Square Garden show should definitely visit Hanjan. The chef-driven menu is full of authentic flavor, Read more
91% recommended
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