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Sik Gaek

Restaurants, Korean Flushing
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
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Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Nadia Z.

Time Out says

K-pop blasts through the speakers as crowds chow down on family-style plates at this wood-clad Korean restaurant. You can find standard dishes—including barbecued meats marinated in a spicy house sauce and a panfried seafood pancake—but the joint's known for its raw plates. Adventurous eaters should try the gochujang oysters or hot pot, a fiery broth packed with still-squirming octopus, lobster, clam and shrimp. Hand-torched tables and walls lined with dollar bills add some spunk to the 1970s aesthetic.




Address: 161-29 Crocheron Ave
Cross street: at 162nd and 163rd Sts
Transport: Subway: 7 to Flushing–Main St
Price: Average entrée: $35. Disc, MC, V.
Opening hours: Tue-Thu, Sun 4pm-1am; Fri, Sat 4pm-2am
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4 out of 5 stars

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Sik Gaek, specializing in seafood and hot pot, will deliver a dining experience like no other.

Order from a variety of hot pot sizes, including their empire seafood hot pot (~$100), which contains lobster, clams, abalone, mussels, crabs, etc... They also serve some delicious Korean alcohol, like their watermelon and lychee soju.

Grab a group of friends (8-10 should suffice), split an order of their hotpot and soju drink, and if you're feeling adventurous - get their live octopus ($25). Yup, it's exactly what I said. Sik Gaek's big claim to fame is their live octopus with still-writhing tentacles. Although bland, it pairs well with their selection of sauces.