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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The lowdown

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