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Posted by JYLin the city on 07/26/2012
this is a very typical Korean restaurant with one specialty- Kal Gook Soo, it is a traditional hand rolled flour noodles that are cut with a sharp knife- hence the name, Kal Gook Soo. If you are not familiar with traditional Korean cuisine, please don't compare this with other 'typical' - throw-everything-on-the-menu-BBQ, soup, pancake, bibimbop- restaurants. This is as Korean as it gets. It tells you something when a restaurant as one specialty and they represent what they are known for.
Posted by SF on 03/07/2012
I've been coming here for the past few years and only leave with a big smile and satisfyingly great feeling. The food is straightforward with no excuses. If more flavor is desired, there are easy options to spice it up like I love to do. My friends who I introduce to this find love it and are now regulars as well. This is a word of mouth restaurant. Finding the entrance is part of the charm! The trip to the third floor brings NY that much closer. Try it!
Posted by Outoftowner on 01/20/2012
Took my cousin from Rochester for Korean, because they don't have it up there. Ordered 2 soups for $9.99 each - the chicken with the long noodles and the vegetable with the round noodles.Was really disappointed. The broth is like water with all these noodles dumped in. Insipid and blah. We had to ask for some kimchi/sauce to flavor the stuff. Really, really boring. It's all they have there - no bibim bap, bulgogi or galbi or any of the other Korean dishes one usually finds. They had Korean pancakes too but apparently their specialty is their soup. Why, I wonder?!?! Should have gone for good old Chinese instead - much more flavorful and tasty. And the price is too much for just a bowl of hot water and vegetables thrown in with some noodles. The place was pretty crowded - it's very tight in there, but there's a friendly atmosphere. The waiters are nice too - polite and helpful. But I would definitely not go there again - the food is not I would call typically Korean.
Posted by kimmie on 05/14/2010
They have authentic ginseng chicken soup and noodle soups. Ginseng chicken soup's awesome especially when the weather's too hot in summer time. It helps your body cool down. Koreans say you need to have it three times during summer to fight the heat. Though, the Interior's so so. But I love their food!
Posted by MMatthew on 01/02/2010
Either the seafood or chicken soups at this place is great. For 10.00 you leave more than full- great value! Also contrary to the previous review- they do serve alcohol. Check this place out!
Posted by pajun5 on 05/24/2009
Arirang is a wonderful little noodle shop specializing in kalguksu, flat noodles and also cut dumpling-like (nothing inside) noodles. The broth has a beautiful milky sheen; it is flavorful, yet not too heavy. They have a few different forms of the soup, like chicken, seafood, and vegetarian (alhough the stock has an anchovy and/or chicken base). These all range from $9-$11 and the portions are HUGE. They also have dak dori tang (my favorite dish!)- I have to try this the next time I go there. This place also feels like Korea, much more than the other restaurants in K-town. Only potential downside is that they don't serve alcohol. I highly recommend this place for some homemade