Chef David Shim and restaurateur Simon Kim bring beefy bona-fides to bear at Cote, self-dubbed New York City’s first Korean Steakhouse. Considering the ubiquity of quality of both beef and cookery at many well-established Korean restaurants, the claim calls the definition of ‘steakhouse’ into question. Semantics aside, Cote is an unequivocally beautiful restaurant on every level–a graceful execution of vision and mission. As expected, the world’s first and only Michelin-starred Korean barbecue establishment does indeed distinguish itself with expertly-sourced ingredients, refined ambiance, a quality wine-list, and overall precision. Whether or not it’s what you picture when someone says “Korean barbecue” or “steakhouse,” it’s one of the best restaurants in the city.
Of all the amazing restaurants in New York City, the ones specializing in Korean barbecue are particularly fun, and the interactive, DIY experience is even more ideal in a group setting. The restaurants with the best Korean BBQ in NYC serve up fresh, delicate meats with tingly seasonings and sauces that you can cook exactly to your liking.
From Koreatown to Flushing and beyond, you’ll find many examples of top notch Korean BBQ. Whether you’re looking for a swanky experience or something more low-key, these spots come through with all the standards, hot pots and family-style dishes that Korean BBQ is known for.
If you’re in the mood for a different type of Asian cuisine, be sure to check out our guides to the best Thai, Chinese and Japanese fare. But don’t miss the unique dining experience that is Korean BBQ in NYC.
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