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The Seven Best Restaurants in Koreatown, New York City

Ichi Umi sushi bar

Koreatown (sometimes known as Little Korea) has quickly become one of the must see foodie destinations in New York City. It is centered on 32nd Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue and it is located near the Empire State Building and Herald Square. Many of the restaurants here have become very popular and they offer dishes that are hard to find elsewhere. So with that all in mind, here are the seven best restaurants in Koreatown, New York City.

Woorijip Authentic Korean Food – 12 W 32nd St

Woorijip Lunch

P.C.: yelp, Annie C.

Woorijip is a Korean cafeteria and it is the go to lunch spot in Koreatown. They have yummy grab and go lunches and a delicious buffet. But they are probably best known for their bibimbop and we can confirm it is top notch!

BCD Tofu House – 5 W 32nd St

BCD Tofu House

P.C.: BCD Tofu House

If you love tofu, you have to check out BCD Tofu House. Their signature tofu soups can be served with beef, pork, seafood and more. It is absolutely full of flavor and it hits the spot especially on colder days. They also have other Korean staples like bibimbop and bulgogi.

BBQ Olive Chicken – 25 W 32nd St

BBQ Olive Chicken

P.C.: yelp, Geekar L.

In this case, BBQ does not stand for barbecue but for “best of the best quality”. BBQ Olive Chicken serves some of the best Korean fried chicken in New York City so it is no surprise that they opened to a lot of buzz. This is another excellent spot for a quick lunch.

IchiUmi – 6 E 32nd St

Ichi Umi

IchiUmi is a Japanese buffet with hotpot options. It is in fact our favorite all you care to eat buffet in New York City. You can get sushi, sashimi, chicken teriyaki, vegetable tempura and more and it is always a ton of fun to dine here.

New Wonjo – 23 W 32nd St

New Wonjo Beef

P.C.: yelp, Kiki C.

New Wonjo is one of the most popular restaurants in Koreatown. It is a Korean barbecue restaurant where all of the meats are grilled right in the middle of your table. Best of all, it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cho Dang Gol – 55 W 35th St

Cho Dang Gol

P.C.: yelp, Jackie L.

Just a few blocks from the heart of Koreatown, there is Cho Dang Gol and it has yummy traditional Korean soups and stews. Some of our favorites here include the kimchi stew, the bulgogi stew and the seafood & tofu jeongol. This is a good option if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Koreatown and still get an authentic Korean meal.

Tous Les Jours Bakery – 31 W 32nd St

Tous Les Jours Double Chocolate Cake

Finally Tous Les Jours is a Korean and French bakery and you can get all sorts of interesting buns, pastries and desserts here. There are countless tempting options but some of our favorites are the milk mousse cake and the red bean bun.