MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Together with his wife, Ellia, Chef Junghyun Park wows diners from start to finish at this Gramercy hot spot with their unapologetic love for Korean food. The fact that they eschew any kind of city pretense in favor of a deeply welcoming atmosphere simply adds to the lure. Decked with polished cement floors, distinctive posters and communal tables, the interior feels clean and industrial, and the menu woos diners with its adventurous-yet approachable-take on Korean cooking. Here you may find braised eggplant with snow crab and tomato; or fried chicken brined in pineapple juice, coated in tempura batter, and served with a ginger-peanut butter sauce. Close out with a refreshing sujeonggwa granité mingling yogurt, sour cream, honey and walnut slivers.