Mandoo Bar

Restaurants , Dinner Midtown West
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REBECCA MCALPIN, Photographer: Roxana Marroquin
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REBECCA MCALPIN, Photographer: Roxana Marroquin
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If the two ladies painstakingly filling and crimping dough squares in the front window doesn’t give it away, we will—this wood-wrapped industrial-style spot elevates mandoo, Korean dumplings, above mere appetizer status. Six varieties of the tasty morsels are offered here, filled with such delights as subtly piquant kim chee, juicy pork, succulent shrimp and vegetables. Try them miniaturized as in “baby mandoo,” swimming in a soothing beef broth or atop springy, soupy ramen noodles. Those who need a break from all the mandoo madness can slurp a variety of main dishes, including chewy rice noodles in a sweet, mouth-searing chili sauce and hearty bibimbap. Excellent green-tea ice cream—the sole confection here—makes a surprisingly sweet finish.
Venue name: Mandoo Bar
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Address: 2 W 32nd St
New York
10001-38
Cross street: between Fifth Ave and Broadway
Opening hours: Daily 11am–11pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, V, N, Q, R, W to 34th St–Herald Sq
Price: Average main course: $10. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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nirezeitler
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If you ever find yourself walk down 32nd st and happen to be window-watching, you'll surely stop in front of Mandoo. There is almost always 1-2 people showcased in the front window, expertly crafting the restaurant's namesake - dumplings. And it's not all for show - they're freakin delicious. I usually find myself in here for a simple dumpling fix or a casual dinner. I've brought out-of-towners who love the showmanship of the initial entry, and stay for the dumplings and pad thai. I usually get something a little more adventurous, I think the menu offerings change from time to time...overall they are nothing REALLY exceptional, but rather a very reliable spot in ktown.