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Hyo Dong Gak

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51 West 35th Street, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10001
+1 212-695-7167
11:45 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 21:00
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Burnaby, Canada
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dropped in for a late meal, after arriving at my mid-town hotel last month. To be on the safe side, I ordered the bulgogi plate, and was not disappointed. The meet was cooked perfectly, and the assemblage of side dishes - from all the pickles to the cooked vegetables, were all very tasty. The service was friendly and very... More 

Thank Ananda T
York, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here as wanted a change and we were staying in the hotel Metro next door, the staff were very welcoming and friendly and the service was second to none. The food was absolutely beautiful and huge portions, spicy seafood noodles were packed with king prawns and tasted delicious, in fact I couldn't finish as there was so much. Very... More 

Thank Calan-uk
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934 reviews
695 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Hyo Dong Gak was recommended as one of the better Korean-Chinese restaurants in the area. I was surprised that the food ended up mediocre at best, and pricier than most. The jajangmyun lacked flavor, the tangsooyook didn't taste right, and service was lacking.

Thank Tunaidi
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

During our recent family trip to NYC, we wanted to find a "Korean/Chinese" restaurant for "ja jang myun" and "jjam bong", which are two staple dishes for "Korean/Chinese" restaurants. The ja jang myun and tang soo yook (sweet and sour pork) were delicious. The jjam bong was above average. Service was fast. We did go to the restaurant for lunch... More 

Thank zizouzidane
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Tried this for Saturday night dinner as convenient for Herald Square. Food was served promptly and it tasted great - seemed to be very much authentic Korean cuisine :-) Staff were very friendly and prices very reasonable for the quality and quantity of food.

Thank Matthew T
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Right next door to our hotel, this Chinese doesn't fail to impress. Both times eating there we were the only westerners in the restaurant which says a lot for the quality of the food. Food is excellent but be aware the portions are huge! Service is good

Thank NickyA1234
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

This is called a Chinese restaurant but serves Korean dishes as well... Their new specialty is what is essentially the Korean version of Wiener Schnitzel... They have a pork and chicken version... I had the chicken version and it came with an Americanized salad and the customary rice and a few side dishes... The waitress was a Chinese lady; she... More 

Thank Traveltheorient
Round Rock
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Service was ok but famous Jajangmyun (noodle dish topped with a thick sauce made of chunjang/black soybean paste) didn't meet my expectation. I love Jajangmyun but not from this restaurant. Will definitely go somewhere else if I want to eat Jajangmyun again.

Thank Luke Y
Kildare, Ireland
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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Went in for food and we were disappointed.Service was ok , food was awful , Twenty dollars for a plate that had lovely sauce and veg but the meat quality was terrible , grizzle and brown meat for chicken ! I only left a tiny tip of 1 dollar fifity and one of our group was confronted to say that... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We ordered a takeaway from here ordering a variety of meat dishes.. the chicken was fatty and the beef questionable. We couldn't finish the food as it wasn't nice at all. What you order from the menu and what you receive seems very different - didn't like the noodles but possibly because they were Korean rather than Chinese they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 West 35th Street, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-695-7167

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

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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