119 1ST Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.727258 -73.985745
Mon., Sun. 4:30pm - 11pm;Tue. - Sat. 4:30pm - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Dok Suni has been my go-to East Village Korean restaurant for many years. Other EV Korean spots seem to come and go, but Dok Suni sticks around because it is consistently good. My favorite dishes here are the miso soup, the name of which is deceptive since it is much heartier and more filling than most miso soups, the delicious bibimbap with its fun over-easy egg to mix up into creaminess, and the ddukbokki, spicy rice cakes with just the right chewiness.
yummy. – this is one of my e.vilage favourites. food is yummy, staff is friendly, and having a young owner really helps to make this a great small place to yummy korean food.
korean food is good – I think this is the best korean you can get in les- if you want better ask my mom or go to flushing. the food is great but the portions are kinda small especially considering the prices. The place is really tiny so don't go with a huge group
Yummy food and very friendly staff! – We went for a friend's birthday with 5 people. The table was cramped but it worked better because we were all sharing food. The chilean sea bass, the pork and the dumplings were all delicous. Try the So-Yo specialty cocktail. It's made with potato vodka and some yogurt drink that is popular is Korea. I wish they sold it everywhere because it was incredibly yummy.
The staff were all friendly and willing to explain different menu items to us. We sat at the bar while we waited for our table to bet set up and the bartender kept us entertained with conversation.
I'm not sure this will be my new favorite but it's definitely worth a couple of visits.
DIFFERENT CAN BE EXCITING – I took my boyfriend, who is Korean to DOk Suni for his birthday. We both agree the food isn't as traditional as K town but really loved it anyway. It was very delicous, he had the bulgogi and I had the jalepeno chicken. The finishing shots of cinnamon tea were so spicy and lovely!
A perfect spot to experiment with friends and lovers!
Good taste but small servings – The food in this restaurant tastes good but they do not give you as much as you would get in Koreatown. My favorites are the tofu in the mixed appetizer that they give and the kalbi and bulgogi dishes. Service is pretty efficient. All in all a good place to eat especially on a weekday evening when it is not too crowded.
Best Bulgogi Around – Dok Suni is a slightly funky Korean restaurant that's a little different in that they play with traditional dishes, in a good way, and the service is pretty good. I wouldn't say it is authentic but still very enjoyable on the whole. Everything I've had is delicious- they just know how to get all the spices right at this place- I especially ejoy the Bulgogi, Kimchi Pancake and Tender chicken. They also serve a side of pickled vegetables and tofu with each meal-out of this world! A fun place to experience with friends, the complimentary shot of cinnamon tea at the end of the meal is a nice touch.
Dok Suni needs some doctoring – Went in December '05 with a friend. Pros: Location and Price. Cons: Food average. Service ok. Ambience nothing special, just regular neighborhood place. Overall: "Dok Suni" has received great reviews elsewhere, but honestly, don't waste your time. I know Korean food and if that's what you want to eat, just go to Korea Town, for crying out loud!
Good food – The food here is good; however, it could be a bit more spicier.
The grandmother of the East Village's burgeoning Little Korea scene, setting the trend for cheap chic for over a decade. – In Short
Dok Suni means "strong woman" in Korean, which is fitting since this lady has lasted more than a decade. Old Korean newspapers decorate the walls, while thumping music and Asian-inspired cocktails please the stylishly edgy crowd. The menu is broad, with appetizers like sticky rice cakes in spicy red pepper and garlic sauce, and entrees ranging from light potato noodles with vegetables in sesame sauce to hearty white bean stew with miso, tofu, zucchini and mushroom.
Overrated – I took my Korean mother here because it was recommended by a friend.
My mother complained through the whole meal because she said the food looked like "leftovers and scraps".
It's trendy, sure, but you'd be better off going to a Koreatown place if you really want good Korean food.
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