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Arirang

32 W. 32nd St. , 3rd fl., New York, NY 10001 40.747639 -73.987249
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-967-5088 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

koreanrestaurantnyc.org

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.; 1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station

Prices

$9.45-$18.99

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Family Style
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Not Accepted

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This venue is closed.

A favorite of Momofuku’s David Chang, this no-frills Koreatown spot offers a small selection of homey soups and comforting stews. Flavors are generally subdued, so you’ll probably want to season things with one of the many spicy sauces and salty pastes that come with each dish. Noodles are handmade—the hand-torn ones are like oddly shaped flakes, with a perfect chewy texture that sops up the flavor of the broth. Of the five noodle-soup varieties, the kimchee has the most personality while the anchovy, surprisingly, has the least. Order the exquisitely crispy, oversize scallion pancake, and a grandma wearing a bright-yellow apron might appear tableside to provide dipping sauce guidance (marry vinegar, light soy, and a pinch of chile flakes). Or she may fold gray sea salt into your clay pot of chicken with date-sweetened rice. But first you have to find the third-floor aerie among the eyebrow-threading salons, karaoke parlors, and travel agents on this frenetic block. The spartan space just barely avoids the utterly dreary: Murals of frolicking children (one strangely revealing his backside) and some errant Christmas decorations are the only adornments, but the floor-to-ceiling window looking down onto the street adds an interesting element.

Recommended Dishes

Kim-Chi SuJeabe, $9.99; ginseng chicken soup, $18.99; scallion pancake, $13.99

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