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9 W. 32nd St., New York, NY, 10001
By arguendo1111 on 4/21/2013
The food is amazing. Love the variety and freshness of the dishes. Of course the pancakes are delicious. Service is fine. Not spectacular, but never reason for complaint. Restaurant is always busy, even random days and late night, but 15-20 minutes wait has always been well worth it.
The worst service!
By munimoon on 5/11/2012
I have never been in a facility where the restaurant manager was downright hostile. The worst service in K-town. The rudest manager & waiters. Busy or not, It shows the moral value of restaurant owner. I took some people for the birthday dinner and we had to wait half an hour, that wasn't the problem at all. the problem started when the manager ( Tall Korean guy ) made mistake to let people behind us give a seat first and we asked him why? he yelled and told us to leave the restaurant if we don't want to stay. We were humiliated and shock. left the place I will spend my hard earned money elsewhere with staffs who appreciate and respect me as a customer.
By moonangel815 on 3/27/2011
My friend and I always go to this restaurant and never have a problem with it, but problem started tonight. We wait for 30min to get sit down. When we finish eating and pay the bill, i give a $3 tip and the bill is $26. The employee (woman) say "miss, this is not enough tip." so I give her one more dollar and she say "five dollar is better" so I give her five dollars. My friend was in the bathroom and that woman just grabs her bag and coat, waiting for me to get it! Later we left the restaurant and think this is not right, we went back to the restaurant to the front desk and that guy call her over. I ask if that a amount of tip we are supposed to give and she says yes. So I ask where it says so and she took out the menu and the menu only says "service charge is not included in the price." okay is not included but it didn't say how much service charge we have to give. Isn't it all up to us? She says "well in new york is 10 to 20%. I was like it didn't say 10 to 20%. She says does u want the money back. My friend says we don't want the money; we just want to tell our point. She says okay, thank you. She never says sorry and didn't look like she is and look mean as well. What kind of service is this? Waiting for 30min and rushing us out and demanding $5 tip. I WILL NEVER GO TO THIS RESTAURANT AGAIN.
Like eating at my aunt's house
By chunkybeefstyle on 12/7/2008
I really do not like waiting for a table in cramped quarters. Or getting spotty service. So why do I like this place so much? Because this is what Korean food should taste like. Ask anyone waiting in the line that always stretches out of the restaurant. The food is the draw: they avoid the common mistake of going too cheap with the bul go gi meat, the Korean pancake is glutiny goodness, and the ban chan spread (Korean side dishes that include kimchee and other delights) is diverse and delicious. With a large group, you can get a large stone pot of rice, and at the end of the meal, an Ajima will come by and pour hot water into the bowl to free up the crusty rice at the bottom, providing a warm drink with which to cap the meal, just like my own emo does it. The interior decor, with Korean newspaper for wallpaper, is straight out of I-tae-won, ca. 1984. Being shuttled around into the few little pockets of clear space as we wait for our table sucks, but it's worth it in the end. So worth it.
one of the city's best
By jhkim on 9/27/2008
I know Korean food, and this place is one of the best in NYC. The food is authentic and sure to warm the soul. The menu has a nice variety of dishes, and this is the place I take people when they want to try Korean for the first time. Although the wait for a table may be long (especially on Fri/Sat night), it's well worth it.
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