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Muk Eun Ji

34 W. 32nd St., New York, NY 10001 40.747685 -73.987361
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-736-0099 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Korean
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Official Website

mukeunjikimchi.com

Hours

Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.

Prices

$11.99-$27.99

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

29th St. to 36th St., Madison Ave. to Seventh Ave.

Profile

This K-Town joint is for the serious kimchi lovers out there. A side order or five is definitely a must, and the specialty here is muk eun ji, aged Korean kimchi that’s been fermenting for more than a year. Intensely flavorful, slightly savory, and deeply pigmented, its taste is distinctive, to say the least. Unsurprisingly, it finds its way into the most memorable dishes on the menu, namely the selection of kimchi Jjim—spicy, hearty casseroles made with the fermented cabbage and a choice of saury, mackerel, or backbone. Be sure to come with an eager dining companion, as these casseroles can only be ordered two at a time. Kimchi also makes a convincing appearance in the Budae Jjigae, which is an eclectic hodgepodge of a noodle dish made with pork, tofu, hot dog slices, and spam. Kimchi-heavy casseroles and noodles aside, the standard Korean food favorites of seafood pancakes and bibimbab are both safe choices for less intrepid muk eun ji eaters. Of course, there’s also Korean BBQ—the main room of the restaurant is all tabletop grills dedicated to a variety of alluring sizzling meats. Choose the quieter room in the back to escape the lingering smoky smell of BBQ.

Recommended Dishes

Muk Eun Ji Budae Jjigae, $12.99; Muk Eun Ji Godeung-eo or Kkongchi Jjim, $14.99

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