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Don's Bogam

17 E. 32nd St., New York, NY 10016 40.746741 -73.984432
nr. Madison Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-683-2200 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

donsbogam.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-midnight; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 33rd St.; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.

Prices

$12.95-$45.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out
  • Family Style

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

K-Town regulars may be impressed with the décor but disappointed by the Korean eats at Don’s Bogam. In the back barbecue area, guests sit on floor-level benches as their feet dangle into deep recessions below the tables. The wine bar at the front of the restaurant, with its cubic wall sculptures and white-and-chrome palette, recalls Soho’s late Woo Lae Oak. That’s where any high-end comparison ends, however. Meats for barbecue range from average to poor: Galbi is tasty but a bit tough, whereas Cabernet-sautéed pork belly is fatty in a chewy, rather than melting, caramelized way. Gas grills instead of charcoal ones inhibit the development of crispy textures and smoky flavors. And the bibimbap comes in a stone bowl that’s not quite hot enough, so the rice doesn’t develop the essential crust. One standout dish: stir-fried squid with vegetables, in which puckered tentacles curl in a delectable sweet-and-sour sauce, heavy on the ground chilis.

Recommended Dishes

Stir fried squid, $18.95

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