Jungsik (New York, USA)

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The Place

Jungsik is 2 Michelin star restaurant located on Harrison Street in TriBeCa, Lower Manhattan, New York City (USA). It is one of the few gastronomical Asian restaurants in the area.

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The interior of the 55-seat restaurant is contemporary and comfortable and the cosmopolitan atmosphere is accentuated by dimmed lighting, brown and golden colours, flowers and subtle Korean accents.

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The Chef

Yim Jung Sik is the chef at Jungsik. Yim began his culinary career in the army, which inspired the young chef to make cooking his profession. Yim received training at the renowned Culinary Institute of America and gained experience in kitchens all over the world, such as Aquavit and Bouley in New York and Zuberoa and Akellare in Spain. In 2009, the chef returned to Seoul where he opened his first restaurant Jung Sik Dang. The restaurant quickly received international recognition with its innovative, creative take on the Korean cuisine. Yim quickly opened a second restaurant, an informal bistro in Seoul, as well as a new restaurant in downtown New York, Jungsik.

The Food

At Jungsik New York, Yim continues to translate the traditional Korean philosophy through food. The chef uses modern cooking techniques and international ingredients to prepare and present his dishes. Yim calls his kitchen ‘New Korean’ and he combines a mainly Korean flavour profile with contemporary and French touches.

Appetizers
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Menu

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Coffee & sweets

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Service 

The service at Yungsik is stylish and very gracious. Respect, unpretentiousness, integrity and modesty are good terms to describe the general attitude of the staff. This is quite typical for service in many regions in Asia, but less obvious in large cities like New York.  This approach facilitates the general comfort is appreciated by many guests.

Team

General Manager and Wine Director Kyungmoon Kim has the lead in the dining rooms and directs the team of 10 staff members. In the kitchen, Head Chef Yim Jung Sik is assisted by Chef de Cuisine Junghyun Park and Pastry Chef Jonghun Won. 10 other kitchen staff members complete the kitchen team.

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The “Belgian Taste Buds” Experience

Jungsik is a great and atypical fine dining restaurant in the centre of New York, where Head Chef Yim Jung Sik serves a unique interpretation of Korean dining. Korean flavours are mixed with French and modern touches, resulting in a memorable and very tasty overall dinner experience.

Belgian Taste Buds:

–          Food Buds                                                      9/10

–          Wine Pairing Buds                                          8.5/10

–          Price/Quality Buds                                         8/10

–          Service Buds                                                 8.5/10

–          Experience Buds                                            9/10


Jungsik
2 Harrison St
New York, NY 10013

United States
Phone: +1 212 219 0900

http://jungsik.kr

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