We’ve long championed eating things on sticks. But while seven of the nine courses at Kochi are served on skewers, that’s not the reason we’re telling you to go. You should go to this Korean tasting menu spot in Hell’s Kitchen because everything from the raw scallops and fluke at the beginning of the meal to the black sesame ice cream pop at the end is delicious. You’ll leave feeling full, and considering the variety and quality of everything here (including bibimbap topped with tons of uni), the $75 price tag feels reasonable, especially while it’s still BYOB.
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North River Lobster Co.
The food at North River Lobster Co. is regrettably mediocre. Then again, we never expected more from a floating restaurant in the middle of Midtown fart-tastic touristville.
Island Burgers & Shakes
For a quick hitter in Hell's Kitchen, Island Burgers & Shakes is a decent local option. Beyond that, please do us a favor and venture elsewhere for a burger more satisfying.
The Meatball Shop
Like the others, the Hell’s Kitchen location of The Meatball Shop is good for a very casual and reliable meal.
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Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Momofuku Ssäm Bar is a modern Korean East Village classic that has evolved with the times.
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