Mandoo Bar

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71 Totally Fine

It’s all about the dumplings at this Koreatown snack shop.

2 W. 32nd St., New York, NY, 10001


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The lowdown

Mandoo, or Korean dumplings, are the chief attraction at Mandoo Bar, where they’re hand-formed in the window by a pair of nimble-fingered women who stop traffic with their engaging labors. We’re partial to the steamed-kimchee variety, in which the typical pork-and-vegetable stuffing is fortified with tofu and a smidgen of the cuisine-defining pickled cabbage.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

What you need to know

Recommended DishesKimchi mandoo.

DrinksNo Alcohol

Noise LevelCivilized