This East Village Korean spot is a far cry from the barbecues in Koreatown, starting with the ultrasuede banquettes and slick green tableware. Diners can choose from tasting menus such as the five-course King’s meal ($42.95) or five-course Vegetarian Table ($30), or they can build their own, starting with a small bowl of slightly sweet pumpkin congee followed by shiitake mushrooms with lightly fried tofu pancakes. Oven-browned eel topped with cream cheese makes a great main course for the adventurous; others can settle for the usual bibimbap.
Sura: The King’s Meal
|Venue name:||Sura: The King’s Meal||Contact:|
105 E 9th St
|Cross street:||between Third and Fourth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat Noon–3pm, 5:30–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|