Be sure your socks are looking good: You’ll have to surrender your shoes upon entering this Korean vegetarian’s paradise. Carefully crafted dishes include thin leek, kimchi, mushroom and mung bean pancakes, and maitake mushrooms sautéed with asparagus. The scene is serene, but the Zen detachment may not suit all tastes—the quiet waitstaff can seem as chilly as the delicious dessert of chocolate-tofu ice cream.
12 E 32nd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–3pm, 5–10:15pm; Fri noon–3pm, 5–10:30pm; Sat 5–10:30pm; Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V, N, Q, R, W to 34th St–Herald Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $17. AmEx, DC, MC, V|