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Seoul Garden

34 W. 32nd St., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10001 40.747831 -73.987199
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-736-9002 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    5 out of 10

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Hours

Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Prices

$8.95-$21.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Poorly signed and stashed away on the second floor of a nondescript building, Seoul Garden doesn't attract many walk-ins. Still, the place is packed with young diners and salarymen who come for the well-executed Korean standards, like bimimbap and seafood pancakes, crisp in some places and pleasantly doughy in others. They also know that although Seoul Garden has all the typical K-town barbecue trappings, with plenty of carnivorous options to char on the tabletop grills, the restaurant also features stews that flaunt its exceptional house-made tofu, fabulously silky stuff that shows up with seafood, kimchee, or lip-smackingly salty soybean paste. Chicken stew with ginseng is disappointingly mild, given Korean cuisine’s spicy-pungent rep; the opaque broth is dense with giant clumps of chewy, sticky rice and jujubes, vaguely sweet Chinese dates. But even so, it's as pleasantly bland and constitutionally restorative as old-fashioned Jewish penicillin.

Recommended Dishes

Soybean-paste tofu stew, $10.95; chicken stew with ginseng, $16.95; dol sot bimimbap, $14.95

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