Sura: The King’s Meal

Downtown
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.
Venue name: Sura: The King’s Meal
Contact:
Address: 105 E 9th St
New York

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
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