It is too arranged for Amaricans from authentic Korean food. It is over sweat and far from orthodox cusine. But their service is more than normal and very kind. Especially, Kimchi is not fresh even if the name has Kimchi.
The service was excellent from all. I love the explanations of the various food choices. John was an amazing server.
Food was excellent and loved the ambiance. Tad on the pricy side but great otherwise. No regrets coming here.
Would not recommend this restaurant.
Delicious food, lovely service.
Very sweet and accommodating staff, delicious food. They have all your Korean bbq standards covered, and executed just as well as in K-town. We have been looking for a go-to in this area, which is full of tourists and boring food. We went as a big group and the pricing was very fair for the quality we received. I suspect it gets crowded for lunch, but at dinner it was very comfortable space.
Good food, clean. Expensive, poor service and no working credit card processing (informed after receiving a $200 bill)
Was very skeptical walking in. We have been to other Korean BBQ places in Queens & Manhattan, so we know what we like when we order.
When you walk in, it looks like a fast food or takeout joint, but then you walk downstairs and its a formal, sit down restaurant. Originally, we were seated at a table without the stove (which upset us since that was what we would be ordering. I think they should have asked, instead of assumed). We ordered two BBQ dishes- the pork belly & beef (I can't remember which one! Both dishes were AMAZING! Seasoned so well and absolutely delicious. The lovely lady cooking the meat also took the time to talk to us about the food.
Will definitely be going back!
I found this little gem right across from Nintendo NY, where I'd been shopping, and was too pleased to find a well-priced Korean BBQ on this side of town, that had the BBQs available all day. The fancy restaurant is through the building and downstairs (but there is an elevator, if you can't do stairs), and it was really confusing when we first went in because the upstairs hadn't fully opened yet, so there was no one to tell us where to go. Once we went downstairs, though, there was someone waiting to greet us.
The food itself was delicious, and we were even able to order drinks (bubble tea) off the upstairs menu. Someone handled the grilling for us and explained all the foods, so it would be great for someone who was inexperienced with korean. Food was super delicious, I got the BBQ for 2, and that and a starter was absolutely the perfect amount of food for two very hungry tourists!
The food was delicious, portions were generous, service was poor, although our server was very nice, she forgot to take our drink order, did not refill water glasses, and a party six people waited 25minutes after our meal was finished for the check. We were going to order dessert but never given the opportunity to place the order, we paid and left with our uneaten portions on the table and not offered to wrap our meals. No short rib burger offered in dining room downstairs. Disappointed.
Very good food and great service.
The staff were very attentive and friendly. We had the Korean BBQ and since it was our first time, one of the staff grilled the meats for us. We had an outstanding experience during our visit.
Living in osan South Korea for almost two years coming to his amazing place was like being back in South Korea. Amazing food amazing service! If you haven't been there GO!! Can't wait to go back!
The abundant sides were all delicious and very fresh. We ordered a seafood pancake, fried rice, and two proteins for three people - more than enough food. We were offered additional sides too! The service was helpful when ordering but seemed to disappear later on. Interesting choice of Michael Jackson music in the background! I would definitely return.
Recently I took a trip to visit the Nintendo Store with friends in New York and this spot was literally across the street--and offers Korean BBQ, it was a perfect fit for our group! We had the chicken, pork belly, and prime rib, and all were delicious! The restaurant itself was beautiful, clean, pleasant service, and relaxing atmosphere. The head server was very kind to our group of 5, and accommodated our meal requests perfectly! Can't thank him and the staff enough for such a wonderful time, and a delicious first Korean BBQ experience for my friends. Will definitely visit again!
Authentic Korean BBQ in mid-town at
Koreatown or Flushing prices.
Food was very good and reasonably priced, even though there was no lettuce, fewer sides of Kimchi and no desert that one would typically expect to get with a meal like this.
Overall decent food but overly priced for the amount of kalbi you get to grill. Service was efficient and plenty of complimentary condiments and Bayley hot tea. Really wished they gave more beef in their order for $36
It was a great experience. My husband and I aren't expertise at Korean BBQ and our server/hostess was wonderful. She let us know what the meats and side dishes were and showed us how to put things together.
Went with family that came in from Iowa and wow what an experience! Authentic Korean BBQ with all of the side dishes that make dining in a Korean BBQ Restaraunt great. The quality of the food was very high and extremely fresh. Can't wait to go back!
My co-workers and I had a great time dining at New York Kimchi on a recent Thursday night. We had a group of about 10 people and son of family who owns the establishment could not have been more accommodating and hospitable. We ordered kalbi and samgyupsal to start and ordered individual dishes such as bibimbap and soon doo boo ji gae which my co-workers devoured. The consensus best dish was cheese duk bo gee (spicy rice cakes) which was given complimentary by the owner's son. We finished our meal with some mochi and really could not have been given a better time. Totally recommend this spot for those who love Korean food!
Where should I begin... This place was beyond our expectations. The service was amazing. We were beginners with KBBQ as we mentioned to our server, he explained briefly the popular items and how it works. We went with most of his recommendations and everything tasted amazing. More food than expected but hey we weren't complaining. Overall the experience was warming, filling, and again amazing. Definetly not out last time going there.
Food was ok, does not compare to my Korean BBQ experience in Korea so I had to grade tough. Too little food for the price when I ordered a double order.
Did not have the same server for the whole meal, hard to bond with the server when this happens; dining experience is less personal.
Home made Kimchi was very good. I liked the fact they also served a mild flavored variety as well as spicy.
We do our usual "day before Christmas Eve" jaunt into the city to do Bryant Park Christmas Market and then over to Rock. The challenge is finding a descent place to eat between those two that is within walking distance and can accommodate a group of about 14. This is both and to top it off, reasonable prices and good service.
Good place for Korean in midtown
Highly recommend. The food was fantastic. Atmosphere kind of feels like a school cafeteria.
I have been coming here for lunch once a week. The price is much cheaper than dinner. And food is very delicious. Came with big group for dinner once also. Not bad either.
WE were greeted at the door by a friendly Korean women, who brought us downstairs to where dinner is served. Once we were seated, we had to wait more than a few minutes before someone even came over with menus. No water offered, so we had to ask...more than once. Then the waitress disappeared and only after about 15 minutes did she finally return to take our order. We had kids with us and seated the kids at one end where the grill was located and then the adults sat at the other. When she came over to light the grill, she only did the one in front of the kids...then told us the one where the adults were wasn't working. So, you see kids and adults, don't you think she should have told us that? So, we switched seats.... The food came, all the dishes were okay, nothing special. Overall, a fairly disappointing dinner...would not return nor recommend.
I was urged by my ex-boss to come here. It was not at all what I expected. I dined in the basement level. There was no atmosphere so I thought perhaps the food is fantastic. They did not have an adequate beverage menu. Food was par. I spent over $300 and I was so disappointed.
I have eaten in a lot of Korean restaurants in Manhattan/Queens. NY Kimchee is ran by the famous Kam Kang Sang restaurant in Flushing. However, the food here at NY Kimchee is not quiet as tasty as the one at the parent restaurant. Seafood pancake was too thick, it seemed pre-made rather than freshly made. The toufu soup was also plain lacking flavor. The service was fine and friendly.
Very close to Rockefeller Center. We had a great dinner. When we arrived we weren't sure they were open. From the street, the lights were on but it appeared that no one was inside. That's because the dining room was through the empty upstairs to the back and down the stairs. Once we got there we were warmly greeted by friendly staff who were very helpful in familiarizing us with Korean menu items that we were less familiar with. The place was very clean and the ambiance pleasing with a choice of conventional service at the table or at-table grilles. Very reasonably priced menu with excellent food. I'm going back.
Was a long but yummy meal. We shared an appetizer, entree, and some Korean BBQ. It all tasted amazing and was hot. We weren't in a rush so it was a very slow, yet enjoyable evening.
Really really good HEALTHFUL Korean food here. Decor is very minimal but the high quality food and taste more than makes up for it. They just started table service for lunch (as opposed to take out/cafeteria style). It gets really crowded at lunch so either go early or later; dinner is good option too especially if you don't want to deal with the crowds in K-town. Definitely go!