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Posted by Ty on 06/28/2007
I work up the street, and I find myself going here all the time. It's one of the cheapest places in ktown to grab a bite, and there's always a good variety. It's pretty packed during lunch and I usually find myself taking it back to work to eat. The staff is friendly, and the food is good. I've almost filled up my frequent dining card and am on my way to my very own woorijip apron!
Posted by karin on 03/12/2007
this is the place to go for variety. everything is packed in to go containers. my favorites are spicy chewy noodles, cold buckwheat noodles, spicy bibimbap, kimchi pancakes, veggie gimbap, fried sweet potato etc... love the selections, affordable prices and how everything is freshly packed to go. I always stop by here when I'm in midtown.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/03/2007
The Namool Bab is $2.00. I have one of those for lunch and I am set. Good quality, tastes great, really cheap. Best Lunch spot for Korean food. I don't recommend going in late, the food isn't as fresh or good. Lunch is the best time to go.
Posted by PKallan on 07/19/2006
This place really fills the void for Korean fast/convenience food in this town. The food is all very fresh, very affordable, and taste like you would get if you were lucky enough to be invited into some Korean family's kitchen. Simple dishes Woorijip offers, for the most part, do not require refrigeration. Everything is ready-made and served up in clear plastic containers. Be sure to remember to get your card stamped each time you make a purchase. Not sure what you will get once you get the card completely filled, but you'll be back often once you tried Woorijip so don't miss out on your stamps. I would caution you to make sure the plastic lids are on properly on any containers of food you are looking at or buying since they tend to come off easily...disastrous if you schlepping home some Korean vittles on the train. Even so, the pungent & distinct aroma of kimchee, particularly the radish kimchee, can manage to escape the plastic container, causing other riders to flash you strange looks. Recently, my husband wrinkled his nose when I removed the container from its bag, describing the odor as something akin to "boiled sweatsocks". But for a kimchee lover like myself, it's pure heaven! I really like their chap chae and daily specials which often offers a seafood udon soup noodle. Dirt cheap and very tasty. I'm not crazy about their kimbap although they are a good deal. The melty cheese kimbap looks suspiciously like Cheez Whiz. The Spicy Tuna is only okay. The veggie is probably the best of the lot. You can get a pack with two large rolls & a miso soup for only $5. Woorijip's hot food bar is very extensive and the selections are excellent. It's also a great deal at something like $5.99/lb. You can fill up with a good-sized plate & drink for about $10. And best of all, since Woorijip is a 24-hr joint, you can get your Korean food fix at any hour. What's not to like about this great little place?
Posted by mzjoolz on 05/20/2006
Ever scared to order things off a Korean menu? Afraid you might not like what you get... too spicy? Too salty, too.... much? OR you have that craving for some quick-fast-tummy satisfying food on a budget Korean food...... Well, Woorijip is the place for you. It's a cafeteria style place w/ snacks, doshirak (lunch box), drinks, ban chan (side dishes), soup, kimbap (korean COOKED sushi rolls), etc... it's a fun place to go, especially if you don't feel like spending a fortune on a Korean meal in midtown. It's quick, fun, and the food selection is pretty awesome too. You don't see ham/scallion omelettes, fried tofu w/ spicy soy sauce, chicken teriyaki, donkatsu, dduk bok ki (spicy rice cake), etc... things most koreans eat at home- and not so common in restaurant menus. You even get a punch card! A punch for every 5 bucks you spend- it's a cool place. I totally recommend it. It's not gourmet food or anything... but it's great for portions, hanging out w/ friends, or a quick korean food fix.
Posted by foodie on 02/02/2006
I always go there when i am in the area. it is reasonable and the portions are large. i like that it doesnt have the stuck up atmosphere most korean places give but is a family owned place. ive noticed the food available changes according to the chef's mood. try the korean sodas!
Posted by JJ on 01/19/2006
This is perfect for food on the go. Korean dishes are all authentic and yummy. The atmosphere isn't anything to brag about, but this place is for the cheap good food, not the decor. Go through the buffet line, fill your plate, and weight it for your price. Average full plate for us costs about $7.