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Korean
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

I went twice in the past week, first with two of my closest friends, and then again with my 11 year old daughter and her friend. On both occasions the staff were so friendly, and welcoming. This is a great place to go if you...want good Korean bbq. It’s not fancy, but it’s clean, and the staff is so niceMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

This corner restaurant in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Flushing has in-table BBQ pits, where the wait staff will cook your food for you. The meats are really good, and so are the dumpling soups. Plus, they bring out a bunch of small cold dishes...for you to eat as well, at no extra charge. Really great service with friendly people here.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Korean BBQ - every little plate was delicious and the main BBQ - shrimp and short ribs were outstanding- even with all our allergy issues, we managed to feed everyone well - the stay was terrific

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of options in Flushing for Korean BBQ and it's not easy to decide which to go to. But after eating here I can say I will definitely come back next time I visit Flushing. The food was top quality, albeit a...bit pricey but definitely worth it. The service was great and friendly, checking on me regularly to make sure everything was good.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

We're an Italian family from Queens and decided to try this top-rated restaurant in our area according to Trip Advisor. It was not possible for us to find parking and after 4 passes of the place, circling the neighborhood for 20 min we noticed a...tiny sign in front for valet parking. That was very convenient. Then we waited 15 min for seating. Expect to feel like a sardine because there is absolutely no room to move standing inside. Thankfully the seating for the 5 of us was comfortable. The barley tea was very nice. This is my 5th time eating Korean out but I have never had this particular style of BBQ. This meat is chunky and cooked on a grate with fire coals which are brought to your table and assembled in front of you. I asked for bulgogi but they didn't have it so I guess it's because that is cooked on solid surface. We got 4 beef dishes, 2 marinated and 2 unmarinated - both were good quality, marbled meat, tender and tasty. We had the cold noodle soup which had a strange smell and taste so we left it. The small dishes of condiments were fresh and of a variety of flavors. I liked the pickled radish, egg salad, broccoli, cream corn. We were still hungry so we ordered a shrimp BBQ which were not as good as the beef dish. I think it took us too long to eat - they asked us to leave because of the waiting customers. We didn't mind as they treated us very nicely, making sure we ate the meat as soon as it was ready. I would go again but the cost was just too high for us - for 6 main dishes and 20% tip, came to $240 so we'll try Korean again somewhere else.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Came to this resto based on a suggestion from a Korean food. There's definitely a reason why this little gen is highly rated. We entered on a Saturday around lunchtime. Fortunately, we were seated immediately. The servers are warm and friendly - imagine a Korean...mom doting on you. As other readers have pointed out, the resto uses charcoal instead of gas to cook the meat. This little detail adds to the flavor of the meats such as galbi and bugolgi. The servers come by to cook the meat for you - so if you're used to cooking yr own food, let the experienced staff handle. Another highlight is the banchan (or side dishes). There is a whole spread including the usual suspects such as kimchi, tofu and radish. Don't be afraid to ask for addtl sides. The menu is a bit pricey but you definitely get what you pay for. The meat dishes start at $28+ but can easily feed a party of four. There were six of us and we ordered 3 types of meats. In addition, the resto is located in Flushing and it's not the most convenient place to get to, esp if you're visiting NYC. But, as a local, it's definitely worth a detour.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

There was an article in the NYTimes recommending various Korean restaurants in this area, and Mapo BBQ rated very highly for Kalbi. We ordered two servings of their specialty, plus one dish of cold noodles. The quality of the beef was high and the service...pleasant. I did think that the side dishes were mediocre, especially given the price point. Others have said that it is expensive. It was about 40 dollars per person for one serving of beef, before tax and tip. So while the BBQ was good I'm not sure it was worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

Five of us were at the restaurant for lunch on Tuesday. It was quite packed. The food was at a good price. Beef Soup (소고기국밥) and Yukgyejang were excellent. One of us had a lunch special - Croaker (조기구이 백반).

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed August 24, 2015

Husband and I went for Korean barbeque on a Friday night in August. They have valet parking out front, which was very convenient. The place was packed, we had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. Waitresses were very friendly. They have charcoal cooktops,...which are great, and give the meat a good flavor. We had beef ribs and pork. Banchan was plentiful, loved the kimchi, fried anchovies with peanuts, and the baked corn. The broth was also delicious and unexpected. They have sake and soju, both good accompaniments for Korean. It was a bit expensive, but worth it for a treat. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed July 26, 2015

Read a good review in NYT and tried it with friends. While food was good (or fair at least), the prices are out of line with similar establishment in the predominantly Korean neighborhood. If you don't mind paying more than the competition, go there. If...you want to eat similar food at less cost go to the competition in the very same area. Will not go again.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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