Row 1

12 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY 10003
(646) 559-8683
Korean, Asian
$ $
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM

This St. Mark's branch of the Flushing Korean barbecue restaurant co-owned by Felicia Park (whose father Grub Street notes worked at the original Woo Lae Oak on 46th Street some 30 years ago) raised hopes with its promise to serve "The Best Korean Barbecue in New York." Yes, there's a crystal surface barbecue cooking method that you likely haven't seen, but even so there's really nothing you'll find there that's any better than the Korean barbecue spots farther north in Koreatown. — Arthur Bovino, 1/19/2013

Foursquare Tips

  • this place is super legit. it's a contender for best Korean food in Manhattan. if you like seafood, try the Haemul Jeongol. it comes with a whole octopus.
  • Delicious and very generous with sides and portions :) plus they're super super nice!
  • No beer. No soju. No liquor license. No cheaper than or better than Ktown. So no reason to go here.
  • Lots of side dishes, try out the casserole
  • Pork barbecue is the specialty here, and that's what we recommend you focus your meal on.
  • Steamed vegetable dumplings are the best. Super fresh!
  • No liquor license. Lame. The vegetarian chili is delightful.
  • Keep it simple, get the barbecue assortment of pork belly. Thank me later.
  • All side dishes are bottomless, so don't feel bashful about asking for refills. This nicety may not last forever.
  • Super greasy
  • Try the beef skewers!
  • Came here by myself but the waitresses were so nice and recommended my entire meal and even sat to chat with me since I decided to dine alone.
  • Korean BBQ Pork Belly located in the heart of the East Village. Nice meaty slices, but could use more flavor.
  • From Tasting Table: try the mool neng-myun, chewy arrowroot noodles swimming in an icy beef broth, topped with a boiled egg, marinated radishes, fresh Asian pears and sesame seeds.
  • HH until 7pm - $20 BBQ, $8 Appetizers, $12 Makgeolli, $13 Hite Pitchers
  • Very clean and friendly. Being Korean and having tried almost every Korean restaurant in New York and Queens, this place is just okay. Comparatively, the portions and variety of the sides are meager.
  • Long wait for a seat, a waiter with a bad attitude who did not seem to understand our order in either Korean or English, then another very long wait for food...Delicious, but I'll not be going again.
  • The best bibimpap in town, but refuse to have an egg in it- very weird aftertaste, but otherwise delicious!!
  • The sizzling spicy squid is good!!

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