Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Woo Lae Oak

148 Mercer St. (Prince & Houston Sts.) Send to Phone
212-925-8200
A sleek, sexy SoHo eatery serving up Korean specialties.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late
Features

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.0 star rating
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
4.0 rating over 7 reviews

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Woo Lae Oak Restaurant Review

: Authentic Korean outside of the 32nd Street Korean food mecca? This SoHo spot proves it so. The narrow dining room---a study in dark marble that makes anyone look hip---has huge square tables along one wall and a food bar overlooking the open kitchen on the other. Unlike the of-the-minute setting, the food is more or less traditional with a long menu of items for the tabletop barbecues and other staples like tender beef and kimchi dumplings; the classic scallion and seafood pancake, pa jun; and bibimbap. The black cod simmered in soy sauce is an earthy mélange of deep flavor. Other dishes include Dungeness crab and leek wrapped in spinach crêpes with a light mustard sauce, and flash fried calamari and assorted vegetables sautéed in a spicy honey chili glaze. Servers, dressed in black, tend to blend into the background making them hard to find. But, in all, dining here is a swank experience at a reasonable price.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Woo Lae Oak
 
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in New York for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in New York to Eat at Right Now

GAYOT's picks include Italian hotspots, craft cocktail bars and eateries inspired by destinations around the globe.

Read more




RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016

Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.