“Awful food matched by awful service”
“If you are new to Korean food, I highly recommend the selections above and you can't go wrong.”
“service is fast, the place is clean, and the kal bi and gopbol bi bim bap is amazing.”
“It may be slightly more expensive than other K-town restaurants, but for the quality, this is my new favorite Korean place!”
“think wonjo might be a little more flavorful with the burning wood chips (kang suh uses gas grills), but wonjo is dreadfully slow at times.”
The day may have 24 hours, but there's never enough time to eat Korean food. This spot is perfect late at night, after karaoke, when you're starving and need to fulfill the barbecue urge. Simply ornamented, with consistently decent food, this restaurant was made for drunk happy groups who need their fill.
Best Korean food in NYC!!.
You want best Korea food in NYC? Go to Kang Suh. They have more selection then any other restaurant I have ever seen. It wasn't the plethora of food on the menu that drove me to this restaurant . It was the great tasting Korean food! It's like visiting Korea all over again. My favorites are too long to list but I will mention few that I would recommend. Marinated short ribs, spicy pan broiled octopus, bowl of rice with assorted veggie, spicy pork with tofu, and etc. Yes I try them all and more.
Hmmm I noticed editors review shows entrance on the restaurant being on 31st??? It's on 32nd. I don't think you could enter from 31st at all. Hmmm ... I have always entered from 32nd with no problem.=)
came to NYC looking for authentic, ethnic foods....
went to Kang Suh with my Korean girlfirend, she confirmed food was traditional and well done. I have eaten Korean food many times and found it to be one of the best Korean meals i have had. we sat downstairs, which has zero atmosphere, but for the price, it was perfect.
Sushi was okay. I went in for a pre-evening sushi meal at the lower level.. The chef and waitress were pleasant. There isnt an extensive sushi menu, but what I had was filling and tasty, it was an average spicy tuna and hamachi roll. I will go back to try the korean bbq upstairs. Service is important to me, so hopefully I will have a more pleasant experience than most reviewers.
Horrible Customer Service (but great authentic food). As a Korean American, I can honestly say that Kang Suh has some of the best traditional Korean dishes I have tasted. I can't wait until summer for their Mul naengmyon, and their Kalbee is great any time, among some of the other traditional stews. But I just can't put up with the service any longer! On a recent Friday night, we occupied the table for a mere 30 minutes before the waitress started to hover over our table to scoot us out. She tried to clear our dishes twice even though we told her we were still eating, and yet she still reached across my face to the other side of the table to retrieve one empty beer bottle. Simple requests for anything, whether its more rice, another utensil, or some cold water were met with complete annoyance on the part of the wait staff, as usual. Between 2 adults and a 3 year old, we spent over $110 yet we couldn't enjoy our meal in peace. Keep in mind, we've eaten at Kang Suh hundreds of times over the past 15 years that they should recognize us! This last experience just made me realize that going out to eat at a restaurant isn't only about the taste and quality of the food. The feeling that you are welcome and your business is appreciated is just as important. Needless to say, I'm looking for a new Korean restaurant...
Best Korean Barbeque in NYC. You don't go to Kang Suh for the ambiance or for the service. Putting those things aside, this place has the best Korean bbq in the city. It gets very crowded in the evenings and they try to rush you out to turn over the table, but the food is great. The food is also relatively expensive. For those who have cars and are perhaps driving into the city from NJ or CT, the garage adjacent to the building will give you 2 hours of free parking.
Awful food matched by awful service. If you like bad food and service then this is the place. For the sake of the food it is spicy b/c it distracts from the fact that the food just ain't that good. And the service is just plain incompetent.
Family night out. After reading the review, I took my family out for a dinner at Kang Suh and loved it. We started off with Kalbi (Korean ribs) and Bul Go Gi (marinated beef). The server cooked the food in front of us on the tabletop grill. Our server recommeded that we try the Korean cold buckwheat noodles which went very well with our meal. I've tried the Japanese soba and Vietnamese Pho' but none of these compare to Kang Suh's cold buckwheat noodles. If you are new to Korean food, I highly recommend the selections above and you can't go wrong. If you have kids, order them some mandoo (Koream dumpling) and ice cream. They'll love it.
my favorite korean BBQ place in the city.
service is fast, the place is clean, and the kal bi and gopbol bi bim bap is amazing. i think wonjo might be a little more flavorful with the burning wood chips (kang suh uses gas grills), but wonjo is dreadfully slow at times.
it's 24 hours, and it sure beats a diner when you're up late and crave something different.
Stick-to-your-ribs Korean fare for day-trippers and night owls.. The downstairs sports a sushi bar, while the upstairs sets a more stately scene with screened-in tables, each with a built-in gas grill and a blocky smoke hood hovering above. Service comes with smiles but also with little patience for translating the wall-mounted specials written in Korean.The elephantine menu includes everything from sushi to massive bowls of soup, but English translations help with navigation. Grilled at the table by diners, heavily marbled short ribs and ultra-fresh shrimp make tasty stuffing for lettuce wraps, although the meager portions rankle.
Quite Impressive. Its expensive but its very good. When its open for 24 hours in the lively K-Town area, this makes for a very pricey but good alternative to fast food, pizza, and typical diners. The service has always been very decent and the place is very well maintained.
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