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About Ms Yoo

Ms. Yoo salutes chef / partner Esther Choi’s East-West heritage as contemporary gastropub where traditional American bar food and drink is re-imagined with authentic Korean favors, ingredients and techniques. The result is a captivating collection of dishes – snacks, small plates and large – as well as cocktails that are truly unique to the stylish Lower East Side boite.
As such, Ms. Yoo, named after Choi’s grandmother Jungok Yoo who taught her how to cook, is the culinary reverse of Choi’s mokbar eateries in Chelsea Market and Brooklyn, where authentic Korean food is infused with American accents. Still, like them, Ms. Yoo represents Choi’s ongoing campaign to encourage Americans to savor the Korean food and culture she so passionately embraces.
At Ms. Yoo, that includes the Korean drinking culture, characterized by fun-filled gatherings of friends fueled by causally delectable comestibles and beverages.

163 ALLEN STREET
New York, NY 10002-2130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Korean, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

Cross Street:
Stanton Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(917) 261-2490

Website:
http://www.ms-yoo.com/

Executive Chef:
Esther Choi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
H A P P Y H O U R: Everyday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Select Half Priced Menu

Private Dining

Ms. Yoo is available for large party bookings and full restaurant buy-outs. We can seat up to 80 guests for seated events and up to 200 guests for a cocktail style reception.

Ms Yoo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Apart from the fried chicken and shrimp, everything else was awful. We tried the fried calamari, bone marrow, steak and fries and they were all tasteless.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Mediocre food and tacky decorations. Server was nice though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was perfect and delicious. Great portion sizes and more than enough to take home.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good but not outstanding - and very rich by the end of the meal. Seemed like they were trying a bit too hard - focusing on a few key flavors would add to the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Quality service. Fantastic food! Perfect portion sizes and the price is right. Restaurant looks a feels like a mini garden as soon as you enter. Will def good back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Amazing food. Salads are incredible

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Intimate space, but not overdesigned leaving an open space feeling. It was a weekday, so there werent many people dining, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves with the mood lighting. Try the chicken for two!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food & service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First and foremost, both the food and service there was exquisite.

The tteok and cheese was a great take on traditional tteok-bokki since my date and I both love cheese and bacon. The bone marrow was a great treat as well. Now for the main dish, the whole fried chicken with glutenous rice and home style potatoes. The chicken itself was amazing but my only issue was the size of the serving plate compared to the table and the difficulty of cutting the chicken apart in that environment due to the sliding of the chicken and plate itself on the table. I didn't terribly hate it but when they placed the sauces on the side of the table I was terribly concerned about cutting too hard into the chicken joint, causing the plate to slide, causing the sauces to come crashing down onto the floor.

But overall, Ms Yoon was a great dining experience but I think they need to re think either the table space or how the whole fried chicken is served. I would still recommend this to anyone looking to try the whole fried chicken and especially the tteok and cheese!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Spicy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Beautiful place and interesting food, a little greasy, nothing traditional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Not sure which was better, the food or the service. Our table was ready when we arrived. The woman who took care of us was so nice, we would go back just for her. The food was absolutely delicious. Overall a great night.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Experience was not great. My food came and my friend's dinner didn't come for over 10 minutes later after we asked for it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food was excellent, service was earnest but understaffed

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The room very comfortable. The staff friendly and helpful. The drinks expert and interesting. The good portions of meticulously proffered food was a treat. Carpaccio. Fries. Marrow were terrific. The burger huge. And the salads beautifully presented and perfectly spiced and dressed.

Highly recommended. Cost quality and service must be supported.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great vibe at this new Lower East Side gastro pub. The restaurant has a nice design and makes you feel as though you're sitting in someone's backyard. The food had great flavour. The Ms. Yoo burger is delicious! Service could be improved as we had to wait a while to be served.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Came here for my birthday. There was incredible service here at Ms Yoo! We ordered the whole roasted and stuffed chicken which was well-seasoned and succulent. Definitely order the bone marrow as well as the tteok and cheese. Our night ended with custom cocktails since they don't really do dessert. 10/10

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