Kichin used to be in a tiny space beneath the JMZ in Williamsburg, and it was a great option for some quick rice balls or bibimbap. That place closed, and now they have a much bigger spot in Bushwick with a multi-level dining room, a DJ booth, and a bar up front. And you should stop by for some fried chicken before more people find out about it. The food here is Korean, and in addition to the (excellent) fried chicken, you can eat a bunch of other things like a whole fish topped with tobiko and some rice cakes with halloumi and mozzarella. It’s a great spot for a casual group dinner because most things cost less than $20 and it turns into a party late at night. That’s what the DJ booth is for.
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Birds Of A Feather
Birds of a Feather is a Chinese spot in Williamsburg that’s great for small groups. Stop by with some friends and share a few mouth-numbing things.
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Turntable Chicken Jazz
Party time fried chicken in Midtown that’s absurdly addicting and a fun place to eat food if you don’t take yourself too seriously.
Yes, Gaonnuri certainly has Eats with a View. It also has a wait staff straight out of WALL•E, all rocking high-tech earpieces and taking orders on iPads. We'll pass.
It seems like lately, all of the Korean food we’ve been eating has been of the “trendy re-interpretation” variety. While we’re fine with that, occasionally we get a craving for a more traditional meal, and for that, we head to Madangsui.
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