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Soju Haus

315 5th Ave. (E. 32nd St.) Send to Phone
Equal parts lively and chic, this K-Town restaurant offers soju and Korean soul food.

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Soju Haus Restaurant Review

: On the second floor of a building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s Korea Town, Soju Haus is a chic, lively place. The beverage of choice is, as one would expect, soju, a Korean saké-like drink that is smooth on the palate. But don’t just come here to sip exclusively, as the menu is loaded with meaty Korean goodness. Start with a kimchi pancake, which comes with an addictive jalapeño-spiked dipping sauce. Then move on to the pork bo ssam: the pork belly itself, while tender and unctuous, tends to be bland, but pair it with the accompanying kimchi and it explodes with flavor (the textural crunch of the kimchi and the softness of the meat is a real delight). We also recommend the barbecued chicken, slathered in a subtle sweet-and-sour sauce. There isn’t much in the way of dessert so order another bottle of soju or a kettle of makgeolli, a milky white, slightly sweet rice wine. Cash and American Express only.
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