If you are looking for a perfect meal in Manhattan full of fantastic flavor and thrills look no further than The Woo.
The premier modern Korean restaurant with a storied history dating back through three generations of female owners is shaking up Soho and drawing crowds from all five boroughs.
The restaurant is helmed by owner Julie Choi whose background includes Le Grand Diplome of Cuisine and Pastry Arts from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in London and an International Hospitality Management degree from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne in Switzerland. What she has done with Executive Chef Eli Martinez is truly incredible.
Choi’s grandmother Chung Bong Lee opened Woo Lae Oak in Midtown in 1974, introducing traditional Korean cuisine to New Yorkers. In 1999, Choi’s mother, Young Sook Choi, opened another location in Soho on Mercer Street. Now The Woo (206 Spring Street) is continuing the legacy.
Every taste will make you smile, especially their sharing plates. Korean Barbecue options include Kal Bi (beef short rib), Bulgogi (thinly sliced beef rib eye), Hyaw Mit (thinly sliced beef tongue), O Ree (Long Island duck breast) and seafood selections such as Hwang Sae Chi (swordfish), and Cham Chi (Yellowfin tuna loin) are all divine.
Rice dishes such as Bi Bim Bap along with traditional Korean soups and stews like the house favorite Kimchi Chige will bring joy to your table. And to add your epic experience mixologist Alex Sanchez has carefully curated a selection of California wines, sakes, beers and cocktails to pair perfectly with the menu.
This modern bi-level restaurant is honestly one of the best options in town and not to be missed.