The shareable fare at this Asian spot attracts families and East Village drunkards alike. The Korean fusion approach produces some duds (mozzarella melted over rice cakes and weak kimchi), but Boka’s huge bulgogi “Kim Bob” sushi roll stuffed with sweet, marinated beef, avocado and pickled daikon gets it right. Save room for the real draw: cracklike Korean fried chicken. The soy-garlic and spicy versions will have you crooning along to the playlist of K-pop tunes. Desserts are nil, but group diners can order frothy watermelon soju served punch-style in the hollowed-out fruit.
9 St. Marks Pl
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. AmEx, MC, V|