To get the thrill of the grill without having to track down a Weber and some open space, gather your crew for a trip to Koreatown. On a bustling stretch of Manhattan’s 32nd Street you can find some amazing meat, and at New Wonjo you’ll revel in freshness, as the cooking is done right at your table. From the moment you enter the barbecue room you’ll feel the anticipation as you watch the staff circulate with hot coals. Combo plates for your group are a great way to go, so you can all sample supple brisket, ribeye, and short rib. See who’s really up for adventure when you suggest squid or sliced ox tongue. If you count a vegetarian among your crowd, no worries, as there are tofu stews and hearty hot pot alternatives. Now it’s time for a round of refreshing OB Golden Lagers. The staff drops off plate after plate of banchan, samplers that cover the spectrum of Korean flavors. Compare notes on favorites while you all get caught up on recent news. The meat arrives and you’re mesmerized by the orange glow of the coals. The smells are mouthwatering, even as ingenious overhead exhausts whisk the smoke away. When the meal comes off the grill, you’ll savor every tender mouthful. There’s nothing like a table full of food to convey a sense of well-being, and there’s nothing like good friends on hand for a feast. In classic New York fashion, New Wonjo stays open around the clock, ideal for when those late-night grilled pork belly cravings kick in.

New Wonjo

23 W 32nd St New York NY 10001

(212) 695-5815

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