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Pocha 32

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15 W 32nd St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10001-3229
+1 212-279-1876
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17:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 04:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Most of the times I've been here have been late nights after several drinks. My impression of this place is muddled a bit by alcohol, but the fact that's it's usually pretty busy every time I go must be validation that my instincts are spot on. You can't really go wrong with any typical dishes you find at other Korean... More 

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Thank csmirasol
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My sister took me there on the day of my arrival in NYC, we got there at around 1730, so we were able to get a table immediately, however, the place became full after about 30 minutes. So my advice would be to go early. The portion was huge, we ordered a pot and a seafood pancake, which was the... More 

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Thank Yulun W
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were a group of 10 friends and that made it even more fun. Took some time to get us our seats but once we entered, it was a good choice we made. Those who ordered for soju absolutely loved it, so for those who love trying out new drinks, that's one to try out for sure. The food is... More 

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Thank Suneer C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The place is small and compact, but pretty chill spot. Do not sit by the bathroom. There is only one and people do line up to wait.

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Thank Alicia K
Baltimore
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1,005 reviews
761 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Interesting spot. The ramen budaeijigae with cheese was good. The watermelon soju was okay. Other dishes seem to be smaller in portion. But overall, Pocha isn't a bad spot to hang as long as the waits aren't too long.

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Thank Tunaidi
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I went with a group of five or six people. Service was fast and efficient. All the dishes and sides were very good. But this review is not really about all that. This review is about the most amazing thing I've ever eaten. The pork belly stuffed barbecued squid is amazing. There are no words to describe the blend of... More 

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Thank Andrew D
Arlington, Virginia
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

My friends and I came up to NYC for the weekend, arriving late in the evening. We headed out in search of food and we glad to find Pocha 32. Drinks and food were good IMHO, waiters were pleasant. We ordered one of the seafood stews (#14 - pictured) and a scallion pancake (#77).

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Thank The_B2
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Very korean restaurant, made me feel like I was back in Korea eating dinner. Good food and drinks, I personally love the ambience of the restaurant, would recommend! service on the other hand is not so great. But going back sometime really soon really great place to stop by if you're in K-town

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Thank jessica367
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

is a bit of waiting to have a table, but you go, write your name and number and leave till they send you an SMS. the grilled squid and soups are the best. and the watermelon with sake is amazing. great for groups or couples

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Thank Dra_Gabb
New York City, New York
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

My colleagues and I like to come here for happy hour. The watermelon drink is excellent. One thing I recommend is ordering a bottle of Soju to add to the watermelon drink. It's a bit on the weak side for drinks, but very tasty. The food isn't great but isn't bad either - maybe a bit on the greasy side.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 04:00
Monday
17:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 04:00
Thursday
17:00 - 04:00
Friday
17:00 - 04:00
Saturday
17:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 W 32nd St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10001-3229
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-279-1876

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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