Named after its creator and chef, Jung Sik restaurant in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood is just like taking a glamorous trip to South Korea for the evening. In fact, the original restaurant, located in Seoul’s upmarket Gangnam District, also has two Michelin Stars.
Chef Jung Sik Yim made a name for himself long before establishing his own piece of Korea in New York. Michelin Star quality is not new to Yim, having previously worked at both Aquavit and Bouley restaurants in New York City, as well as Akelarre and Zuberoa in Spain.
After setting up the first Jung Sik restaurant in Seoul, Yim was back in New York to create something spectacular. And there’s no doubt about it – Jung Sik is certainly a dining experience to remember.
Diners can expect to be taken on a journey to Jung Sik Yim’s home city, with either a seasonal tasting menu ($165 with additional $135 for wine pairing) or the signature tasting menu ($235 with additional $185 for wine pairing). Those with a sweet tooth are free to skip the savoury options and order the dessert tasting menu for $70 and wine pairing for $45.
Favourites on the menu include the Ossetra caviar, foie gras mandoo, royal bibimbap, and sea urchin. For dessert, you simply can’t go past the decadent truffle cone. Visitors to New York are encouraged to make reservations well in advance – Jung Sik’s 55 available seats are regularly booked out.
Michelin Stars: 2
Cuisine: Modern Korean
Address: 2 Harrison St
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