Danji

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88 Impressive

Modern and traditional Korean small plates from a veteran of Daniel and Masa.

346 W. 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019

212-586-2880

http://danjinyc.com/

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A snug, stylish mostly small-plates spot with a twist: Hooni Kim’s inventive menu fuses his Korean ancestry with his classic French training, yielding delicacies like soy-poached sablefish with tender daikon, masterful fried tofu, and a kimchee-fried-rice “paella,” resplendent with bacon, chorizo, and the occasional crispy bit. The signature dish, or dishes, though, might be the pair of sliders — bulgogi beef and spicy pork belly, each dressed with scallion vinaigrette on soft butter-grilled buns. They’re dispensed from the kitchen unremittingly and consumed with the same gleeful haste as a sack of White Castles.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

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DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized