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Muk Eun Ji

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34 W 32nd St, New York City, NY 10001-3800
+1 212-736-0099
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10:30 - 06:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 06:00
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New York
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Thought this place was very good, I am not an expert on Korean food but have been to a handful of places throughout NYC and this place has been the best. It's located in Korea Town in NYC which is part of the fun. It may be only two blocks long but you feel like you just walked into another... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We went for BBQ but also wanted to try the restaurant's namesake, the aged kimchi. Also, the restaurant was recommended on the Kimchi Chronicles blog, and I love that show. There was no other real reason for choosing this place over the other Korean restaurants on 32nd St. We eat authentic Korean food all the time, so I was a... More 

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England
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137 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We wanted to try Korean, we never had it before. We ordered some starters not knowing what would come. Kim Chi is an acquired taste and we did not like it at all. We had ordered mains and they came covered in kim chi. So, it was our fault, we now know better and would not try it again. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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207 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had a pretty good Korean meal at this place... I had a Barbecue chicken (but I didn't get to cook it b/c it was only for one person) and my wife had something I forgot but it was pretty good also... Maybe what I would want to mention is that a couple sat very close to us and the... More 

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Israel
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Looking for a Korean restaurant, among the many situated in the area, went for Muk Eun Ji, where my friend and I enjoyed a barbecue meal. We took different kinds of beef and shared. They serve lots of vegetable side salads, and the waiter cooked the meat for us. Was delicious and reasonably priced ($66 for two).

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Thank silenzio
Doha
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite with a friend and was not disappointed. Food came quickly and was hot. Fried egg rolls were perfect tide me over before dinner.

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Budapest, Hungary
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I stopped here for a quick lunch, had a Kimchi Jjigae. It comes with plenty of side dishes and water. Reasonable price, good quality.

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Thank Peter A
Singapore, Singapore
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490 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Came in Dec during winter and was nice to get some hot ramyeon. Very tasty indeed. Was also nice that they serve the usual Korean appetisers such as bean sprouts, tofu, kimchi, etc.

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London
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We came in here for a light lunch and both ordered a Bibimbap (vegetables and meat on a bed of rice in a hot stone bowl). Unknown to us, it came with 8 little side dishes, a bowl of miso soup each, a steamed egg dish, free green tea and some Yakult-style korean yoghurt drinks for dessert! Our light lunch... More 

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Porto
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

24/7 Korean restaurant. Simple, not fancy, down to earth. Amazing confort food. Tremendous flavours, rich in textures, affordable, centrally located. Nice to go there with friends. Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 06:00
Monday
10:30 - 06:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 06:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 06:00
Thursday
10:30 - 06:00
Friday
10:30 - 06:00
Saturday
10:30 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 W 32nd St, New York City, NY 10001-3800
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-736-0099
Description
Muk Eun Ji :: Extraordinary Journey into 3,000 Year History of Authentic Korean Aged Kimchi in Korea Town in NYC, Exclusively Brought to You from Jin Ahn, Korea

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Staying in Midtown

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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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