Sam Won Garden is the oldest and largest Korean barbecue restaurant in South Korea, and their first US location is a three-story space on 32nd Street. It’s a big restaurant with a minimalist design, and it feels just a tiny bit more upscale than some of the other Korean barbecue places in the area, although it isn’t much more expensive. Come here when you’re with a group and just want to eat a lot of beef on 32nd Street.
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Do you need a big place where you can eat a pricey steak with some people who never stray too far from Grand Central? Try Benjamin Steakhouse.
The best way for us to give you the lowdown on this place is to explain that it's really two different experiences: the bar, and the dining room. One is a three course, prixe fixe fine dining experience, the other sleek, more relaxed, often features some Action at the Bar. If you're going, go big and eat in the dining room.
The Empellón in MIdtown is bigger and fancier than either of the Empellóns downtown, and it’s good to know about if you work in the area.
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Kunjip is a Koreatown favorite, Perfect For a quick meal before you head to Madison Square Garden.
If that Dyson guy came up with Korean BBQ, Takashi is what it would look like. Modern, weird, excellent.
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Her Name is Han
Incredibly fun and serving some very delicious Korean food, Her Name Is Han is a no brainer.
A Korean-ish small plates spot in the East Village that’s affordable, tasty, and really fun.
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong is quality Korean BBQ and a really good time in Midtown.
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