253 Church St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.718005 -74.005405
Mon-Wed. 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thu-Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
A small Korean restaurant that manages to be simultaneously authentic and refined in a way that makes even the most xenophobic diners comfortable. Really, it's a little gem, and as good in its way as the best spots in K-town -- just quieter and more out of the way.
Polite staff, incredible food – One of the best Korean food with refined, exotic interior and cozy atmosphere. I've been there many times but never disappointed me. I can't even express how happy I am that this place is so close to where I live. The food is fantastic, the staff is always friendly.
I love Blueberry Galbi, Grilled Duck Ssam, Spicy Shrimp Japche and so many more.
They have great cocktails that make me go there when I'm not even hungry!
RUDE, Didn't want my business – I had heard good things so my wife and two friends were looking forward to eating here. We made reservations WELL IN ADVANCE. 3 hours before we were set to have dinner they call me up and tell me, quote, "don't show up"! They had a private party and didn't want us to come. No explaination, no "we're sorry", just "don't show up". I dont' care what the food is like. This was just RUDE
Absolutely delectable!! – Been here many times, and each experience has been very enjoyable.
Impeccable, very attentive, and fast service.
The food at Kori is absolutely delicious, with a focus on a very clean, pure, healthy eating. I personally liked their jun (crispy Korean pancakes), kalbi Ssam, ohhh and their chilean seabass. All absolutely mouth-watering. And you can’t forget their dessert and cocktails!!
From the food, the décor, to the service, Kori allows you to experience a very modern take of the Korean culture.
Great for a romantic date or a fun night out with your friends!
Excellent, highly recommended – As a Korean-American, I've tried various kinds of Korean food - the authentic kind from Ktown (and from Korea) and the very westernized kind from places like Woo Lae Oak.
Kori is a refreshing combination of both. Arguably, one can find more authentic places but that's not the point. Kori fabulously captures the essence of true Korean food while introducing inventive and innovative infusions and alternatives. The true Korean flavor is not lost as it so often and unfortunately is in many other westernized Korean restaurants.
The pajun is mouth-watering, extra-crispy and delectable. I simply kept wanting more! The ddukbokgi is GREAT, an absolute must try - spicy and flavorful, it was easily one of my favorites. And the main dish, kalbi sprinkled with blueberries, was also delicious, tender and well-marinated. Throughout the entire meal, I barely put my chopsticks down. For dessert, I had the mango and cocount sorbet and just thinking about it makes me want to go back!! It is absolutely incredible and it comes in a frozen mango and cocount shell, respectively. The best part about all this, aside from the food, is that all this delicious food is served in beautiful, delicately designed plates. It sets the mood just right, very very close to perfection.
Chic, modern and homey, Kori is where I'd go on a date or the place I'd go to have an enjoyable and relaxing dinner with friends. An all-around YES!
Great Modern Cuisine Over In Tribeca – Whenever I'm in the mood for Korean, this is my standby for delicious, light Korean food without the heaviness compared to K-Town Korean. Been here 3 times and always have a great time!
My favs are the juns, blueberry kalbi, various bibimbaps, and the tofu croquettes! Can't wait to visit again to try the fried baby octopus, and the gochujang pasta!
I know it may not be authentic Korean, but I prefer the Moderness of this Korean food here at Kori. Also, the cocktails are unique and hits the spot too!
Love food and ambiance – I went there for my friend's birthday dinner and it really was a great experience. the Duck SSam (leaf veggie wrap) was very tasty. We loved the Gochujang pasta. it's was so good, I'd hoped my stomach wouldn't feel stuffed so I could pig out some more. All in all, enjoyable!
Food is OK, but not great – Had the box lunch at Kori and was a bit underwhelmed with the portion size for the $10 price. Service was OK, but felt slightly harried. The food was good, but nothing amazing. My fried dumplings were cold when they arrived, and my salmon was slathered in a sauce that while tasty, completely obscured the salmon, which was a bit overcooked. Certainly does not compare to Dok Suni, my favorite ever Korean restaurant. The box lunch was a bore, but the appetizer of tofu stuffed with mushrooms was very good.
Best Korean food I've ever had – Great place, great food, great drinks, great service! Been there with another couple and we really enjoyed ourselves, places is quiet but not too romantic. Try the Ginger Kamikaze, yummy! and the tuna tartar for appetizer.
Ambience is good, food is average – I'm a native Korean, and the food is just whatever. Nothing about it stands out. For more authentic Korean cuisine, go to Koreatown.
That said, the food wasn't too bad, the ambiance is quite nice. The ceilings are very high, and the walls are painted a rich, layered earthy tone. The lighting is nice, and it just overall is a nice place to go on a friendly-to-slightly-romantic date. Also, it didn't seem to get crowded easily during the weekdays.
Great $10 lunch box – Can not beat their lunch box special. Meat, fish or poultry w/ noodles, salda, roll, & rice. very filling and tasty. Good for lunch but not dinner quality
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