Oiji

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#67 of 56820 places to eat in New York City
ClosedOpens at 18:00
Korean, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $25-49
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119 1st Avenue
New York City, New York, USA
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If you happen to be around Museum of the American Gangster, visit this restaurant. Korean cuisine under the direction of the talented chef is great here. At Oiji, order tasty fried octopus, oxtail and fried chicken. Do not go away without trying good vanilla ice cream, pancakes and gâteau. Guests visit this place to drink delicious soju, wine or beer. Great tea, juice or americano will make your meal even more delicious and you'll surely come back.

This spot with takeaway dishes is suitable for those clients who like to have dinner in a hurry. If you look through the guests' reviews, the staff is attentive at this restaurant. Fabulous service is something visitors like here. You are to be pleasantly impressed with attractive prices at Oiji. The divine decor and quiet atmosphere let visitors feel relaxed here. This place is a Michelin selection and has been awarded 2 black knife-and-fork symbols: the experts state that this spot offers optimum comfort.

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We came in shortly after they opened for the day, not knowing that most people have reservations. Lucky for us there were plenty of seats at the bar! We got three dishes (which i'll list in increasing tastiness): Bone Marrow, Honey Butter Chips with Ice Cream, and Jang-Jo-Rim. Ok I lied, the Honey Butter chips with ice cream and the jang-jo-rim are more like a tie, in their own right. Bone Marrow was plentiful and by all means delicious, just not as much as the other two dishes imo. The rice-chips were flaky and fragile. But once you pile the meaty/fatty bone marrow on top, it'll all just melt in your mouth with a great crunch texture. Jang-jo-rim was really flavorful. I love mushrooms and they cooked them perfectly. The rice, with whatever coated that rice, was plentiful but not overbearing. Sadly, I could have eaten a whole chipotle bowl of this but they only gave us a small platter :(. Honey Butter chips with ice cream - probably one of the most uniquely instragrammable dishes at the restaurant. This dish is also larger than the other small plates of the restaurant. Which is great for 2 people to share without spoon-dueling. I knew the ice cream was good because i had to take 2 lactase tablets beforehand. So thick and creamy. And the chips? they had a honey front with a hint of a spicy kick - perfectly cooled by the cream. The bartender was really nice to talk with and our waters we always topped off at every sip (joking... but pretty much). Recommend!
Fried chicken with spicy soy vinaigrette⁣ Jang-Jo-Rim: beef shank, buttered rice, soy marinated egg⁣ Lobster: ramyun, uni butter, pickled ramps Honey butter chips with vanilla ice cream⁣ And makgeolli, which is Korean unfiltered rice wine ⁣ Favourites were probably the fried chicken, honey butter chips, and surprisingly the rice wine. I generally don't really like fried chicken bc it's too greasy and the outer part is too thick, but these had a very thin and crispy outer layer and it was very light. Honey butter chips were so good (very light and airy and not too sweet) and probably the best dessert I've had in months. Didn't think I would like the alcohol but actually enjoyed it. It's slightly different from sake and has a unique aftertaste. ⁣ The Jang-Jo-Rim and Lobster Ramyun were decent, but nothing spectacular. I will note that the ramyun was very well cooked (not under or over) and that the uni flavour really came through. ⁣ Overall the restaurant was very good and I want to come here next time to try the oxtail and baby octopus
Five stars for food; three stars for service. The bar tender spilled a colorful cocktail all over the counter which dripped over my pants and purse -- no comps beside a verbal apology. Water glass constantly left empty (had to ask for more water). That said, the menu was creative and food was great.
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Address
119 1st Avenue, New York City, New York, USA
Features
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Booking Wheelchair accessible No Wi-Fi No takeaway Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:00-22:00
MondayMon 18:00-22:30
TuesdayTue 18:00-22:30
WednesdayWed 18:00-22:30
ThursdayThu 18:00-22:30
FridayFri 18:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 18:00-23:00

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