It’s no surprise to find homestyle fare with Pan-Asian flair here—one co-owner is executive chef Myung Ja Kwak, who, with design-guru daughter Jenny, opened Dok Suni’s and helped ignite a nouveau-Korean trend. In fact, Jenny’s sister Moon Sun is Do Hwa’s pastry chef. Classic dishes continue to please, whether or not you’ve cooked them yourself (some tables have built-in barbecues). Newer items include duk boki, sticky-rice cakes sautéed with vegetables in a red-pepper sauce. The movie-poster covers on the menus are a shout-out to the other co-owner, Quentin Tarantino.
|Venue name:||Do Hwa||Contact:|
55 Carmine St
|Cross street:||at Bedford St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri noon–midnight; Sat 5pm–midnight; Sun 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|