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Jup-She The Korean Plate

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171 Grand St., New York, NY 10013 40.71956 -73.998136
at Baxter St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-343-0090 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.

Prices

$8-$20

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

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This venue is closed.

Jup-She puts a pretty face on this otherwise grungy corner of Grand Street. Two bay windows stretch the length of the wall, letting in lots of light; frosted-glass walls have crimson line drawings of trees and stems. Bubbly teenage Korean dance music chirps from the stereo, happy background music for the predominantly Asian clientele. The furnishings aren’t much, a minor step up from a utilitarian, VFW hall aesthetic of similar Chinatown establishments. But the traditional, straight-up Korean food is nourishing and occasionally soulful: a half-dozen traditional stews, eleven rice-based bibimbabs in hot stone casseroles, and charcoal-grilled meats. You won’t find many sautéed dishes here; most food is steamed, grilled, or boiled to lock in its flavor and nutrition. Galbi, marinated short ribs of beef, are charcoal grilled, then snipped off the bone at your table. Most stews are simple, to offset the heat of other dishes. But not the Yook-Gae-Jung soup, which deliciously mingles pillow-soft twirled egg, scallions, and shredded beef in a lava-red spicy beef broth. Jae-Yook-Bokkum is also piquant, if not searing: Tender shavings of fiercely spiced pork tossed with sliced onions require heaps of rice to tame the heat. The most popular dish, interestingly, is the most exported: bibimbab with bulgogi, thin strips of beef treated to a days-long soy marinade, then grilled.

Recommended Dishes

Bibimbab bulgogi, $12; jae-yook-bokkum, $14; galbi, $20; dukmandoo-guk, $10

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