Though it lacks the glitz and bustle of similar spots located on Koreatown’s main drag, this humble haunt offers equally authentic fare in a bi-level space adorned with faded scrolls and dark wood tables. Come hungry: Free rice cakes stewed in chili sauce and edamame are followed by a flotilla of fresh banchan—the small side dishes which accompany Korean meals. Skip the sushi page of its extensive menu for a Seoul-style feast of homey fried beef-and-pork dumplings, thinly sliced brisket that you cook on a tabletop grill and a gratis dessert of fresh fruit.
|Venue name:||Woo Chon|
8–10 W 36th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 10:30am–2:30am; Fri, Sat 10:30am–3am; Sun 10:30am–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, V, N, Q, R, W to 34th St–Herald Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|