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Kum Gang San
Posted by Anonymous on 11/16/2012
Love Korean cuisine and have eaten here very often. Suddenly the service is gloomy. Women serve and a grim man stands at the top of the stairs and stairs at the diners below! Seafood stew had one clam and one shrimp! Portions have gotten smaller and suddenly rice is extra! RICE! Plus the place used to bustle. It was empty at lunchtime. So walk down the street and follow the crowds away from this place.
Posted by Exotic Food Lover on 02/03/2012
I 've been to plenty of resturants but this was the best experience I've had so far. The staff was attentive, the food portions were plentiful and delicious, matter of fact I had enough for lunch today. The prices are good and I really felt like I got my money worth. They made me feel like a Queen, b/c everything went so well. Can't wait to go back. I love the fact that in NYC we can chose to expose ourself to other cultures.
Posted by NYCKorean on 07/28/2011
I love Kum Gang San, been eating there since it opened. My family misses the Bulgogi Dubu Gobdolbibimbop they had a few winters ago. I normally don't have time to write reviews, but do read them & had to address the Banchan issue. Proper Manners dictates that you finish your banchan & politely ask for more, which they never turn down. It's not an all-you-can-eat and waste restaurant. For the quality & quantity of food compared to any other asian restaurant, the banchan is a great extra, not a requirement. You would have to pay double for a side dish or appetizer. I hope you left big tip. Get Real. Hasn't your mother taught you to say nice things and if you don't have something nice to say, then don't say it. I love all Korean restaurants that give Free Good Banchan. Next time you want to complain, go to HMart and buy some, you'll see that it's not cheap.
Posted by Anonomous on 05/22/2011
Having had prior experience how this resturant tries to cut costs, we ordered seperate dishes. Banchan for one person was brought. Asking the waiter why only one banchan was brought, he said because we sat together. I told him before the ordered courses were served, either he could bring the second oder of banchan or he could eat the food himself. After 15 minutes, he decided to bring the second oder.
Posted by Happy Diners on 11/26/2010
We've had dinner quite a few times here and have found the joint experiences getting better... the food is great, the space very big (and "rocky") and sometimes they even have live musicians playing the piano and another musical instrument!
Posted by anonymous on 07/03/2010
Memorial Day 2009. Resturant half empty. Ordered boiled beef in spicy broth. At conclusion of meal, bill was $4 more than listed on menu. Questioned waitress as why this discrepancy than stated price on menu. Her response; "Holiday, holiday" as if it obvious and normal. My response; "No tip,n o tip-Holiday"! Will go back on holidays, but will confirm prices before ordering.
Posted by galbi lover on 09/23/2009
come with an appetite, and more important an eye for the exotic, you'll never see a more colorful palette of food...the bbq is the best, but the soups and vegetable rice dishes are just as good...dont expect much out of service in the way of courtesy or etiquette but i think thats part and parcel of the culture...loud and brusque but loads of fun...