Seoul Food: Dining in Koreatown
by Joanna Weinstein, 10/12/2011
(From left) Cook your own BBQ courtesy, Dons Bogam • Koreatown photo by Alexander Thompson
At its most elemental, Korean cuisine revolves around three staples: meat, rice and vegetables, along with the spicy cabbage accompaniment kimchi. But the restaurants cramming Midtown Manhattan's bustling Koreatown—located just southeast of Herald Square, primarily on West 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue—take the basics to a whole new level. With a slew of Korean barbecue joints that boast delicious eats, tabletop grills and 24-hour service, this neighborhood continues to satisfy late-night and early-morning cravings of savory Korean food. Feast upon seven of our top picks.