MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
This beloved Queens institution enjoys fine digs where they serve popular and praiseworthy Korean food. The contemporary dining room is spacious and airy, with the warm, always informative staff buzzing from table to table. It’s not uncommon for the manager to roll up her own sleeves when the pace elevates—and elevate it does, for this is not your average Korean barbecue. It's hard to go wrong on Hahm Ji Bach's delightful menu, but don't miss the samgyeopsal, tender slabs of well-marinated pork belly sizzled to crispy perfection tableside for you to swaddle in crisp lettuce with paper-thin daikon radish, spicy kimchi and bright scallions; or the mit bachan, a hot clay pot with soft steamed eggs, kimchi, tofu, pickled cucumbers and spicy mackerel.