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CHO DANG GOL: Korean Cuisine

55 W. 35th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,402 of 11,866 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Cuisines: Korean, Seafood, Vegetarian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cho Dang Gol is a casual dining establishment that embodies the coastal village located east of Seoul famed for making soft bean curd from local soybeans and sea water.
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Toronto Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is by far the best Korean BBQ I have ever had. This tiny little restaurant can pack in the people with good service & excellent food. Reservations are recommended as there is usually quite a line up to get in. If you like Korean Food make sure to stop in here.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My sister raved about this place when she came last year. This year, coming to NY again, she brought me to try it. I always enjoy a good korean meal and I usually assess by the kimchi side dish and kimchi jigae. We came for early dinner and the restaurant was already 75% filled. Very traditional environment. The entire service... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was the first Korean restaurant we've been to and it was a very good meal, but I'm not sure I'd return. The bulgogi was good and we also had the pork dolsot bap, which had interesting flavors. They serve a selection of small appetizer plates with dinner, so there's no need to order appetizers if you want to sample... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We dined here recently as a family. The staff were very accommodating of my daughter's soy allergy. Described the menu selections. This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The staff, entrees, ambiance and price were fantastic.

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A very busy place, especially popular with Koreans...a good sign! Get there early to avoid some very long lines. House made tofu is their specialty, very enjoyable appetizer. Fresh tasting. Kimchi really excellent, not the typical canned variety. Mains (we had bulgogi and the tofu hotpot) were well seasoned and plentiful. I really enjoyed all the little side dishes that... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great soup, Both the kimchee jigae and the soondubu jigae are tasty, spicy and hot (temperature). Really warming on a cold night. Staff is friendly, but a bit rushed since it was pretty crowded for the dinner rush which is understandable due to the good food and good price for a healthy, filling dinner in Midtown.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We tried this Korean BBQ place because it was right next to our hotel. I wish I would have done some more research and found a place with good reviews. The service was horrible. It took our waiter 15mins to acknowledge us. They never filled our drinks until we asked them to. The food when it came tasted mediocre at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Was staying in the area for a few nights and tried five different Korean places. This was by far the worst and the most expensive. Waitress was miserable and slow. Food was not very hot and when I complained and asked if it could be microwaved she said she didn't understand the word microwave. Still I left a 15% tip... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

we've ordered the tofu stew with kimchi and beef but there's only 5 tiny pieces of beef inside. and the tofu are different than any other Korean BBQ restaurant. also they tasted really salty, and only gave a few side orders.

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Leuven, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In our appartment in NYC during our stay we were browsing Tripadvisor and other traveling websites for a Korean restaurant and came across Cho Dang Gol. Upon arriving in the restaurant we noticed a lot of asian people (presumably Koreans of course) in the restaurant, which to us can only mean one thing: this place must be good enough otherwise... More 

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Additional Information about CHO DANG GOL: Korean Cuisine

Address: 55 W. 35th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10001
Phone Number: 212.695.8222
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Cuisine: Korean, Seafood, Vegetarian

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