Cho Dang Gol

Cho Dang Gol

Korean Restaurant$$$$
Koreatown, New York
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  • Ali K.
    "Best Bibimbap in the city"(15 Tips)
    John Saeyong R.
    "The best (and probably the only) place for kimchi biji in NYC."(5 Tips)
    K. C.
    "The spicy galbi jjim was life-changing...the best I've ever had."(6 Tips)
    "My cold-weather go-to for decent homemade tofu"(6 Tips)
125 Tips and reviews
  • Korean food
  • kimchi
  • tofu
  • bibimbap
  • seafood
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  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    No better introduction to Korean dubu cookery than the classic soybean meal, featuring three bowls: flocculent freshly made curds, an intriguing white soybean porridge, and a fermented soybean soup. Read more
  • Chenyu
    ChenyuJanuary 23, 2013
    Amazing tofu stew at reasonable price for dinner - lots of delicious appetizers (like kimchi kale, raddish, dried fish, seaweed) start w barley tea, soybean paste and ended w ginger/date tea!
  • ZenFoodster
    My cold-weather go-to for decent homemade tofu (free starter pp), soondubu (Korean tofu stew), Samgyetang (chicken ginseng soup) & banchan. Better wait times 4 a table vs. 32nd st shops.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CApril 9
    Amazing food. And the service was so very helpful. We didn't know how or what to order. The server explained the menu and gave suggestions. We will go back!
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie KuoOctober 21, 2014
    Soon dubu takes top billing with Cho Dang Gol's bubbling cauldrons of fresh handmade tofu, guaranteed to warm the stomach and the soul. Also noteworthy is the tender and delicately herbal Bo Ssam.
  • Tiago L.
    Tiago LeeOctober 18, 2013
    Bulgogui Jun Gol (Casserole) scores 10. If you like the traditional barbecue try this one instead. The Kimchi and Tofu are awesome. Maybe the only authentic place to eat Korean food in NY?
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Excellent tofu-based dishes can be found here a little removed from the stretch of 32nd St. eateries. Try any of the soondubus, jigaes, or the crunchy dolsot bibimbap.
  • A
    AApril 16, 2014
    This is real Korean food. The fresh house made tofu is better than any store bought variety. The beef broth is high caliber. And the complimentary ginger tea is the perfect way to cleanse the pallet.
  • Angela L.
    Angela LiaoNovember 7
    Waiters were very friendly with distributing free appetizers. The food was slightly overpriced but the genuine Korean atmosphere made the dining experience authentic and enjoyable.
  • Helen
    HelenNovember 21, 2014
    Known for their fresh homemade tofu, this is one of my favorite Korean restaurants in New York. Order their tofu and have it with kimchi. Simple yet delicious meal.
  • Prerna T.
    Prerna TalrejaJanuary 23, 2013
    Ask for a second round of the appetizers they serve-dried fish, seaweed, kimchi etc- so good! Tofu vegetable stew was good
  • John Saeyong R.
    John Saeyong RaJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty authentic Korean style tofu. The best (and probably the only) place for kimchi biji in NYC. I like the small plate of fish you get always with banchan. They also make rice in stone bowl.
  • Kaz K.
    Kaz K.February 15, 2016
    The bossam here is so so delicious. Definitely would recommend this and the makkoli.
  • Ha D.
    Ha DiemAugust 17, 2014
    Very good service! Would recommend doing family style so you can try out different dishes. Definitely order one of the casseroles, it's the perfect size to share.
  • John L.
    John LFebruary 11, 2013
    Queues to rival Disneyland form by 7, come early. Seafood pancake is excellent, as well as bulgogi and the tofu stews. Generally exquisite Korean fare.
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™August 7, 2014
    One of my favorite places to have Kimchi jigae (김치찌개) here. Great comfort food during winter (or just about anytime really).
  • Loren
    LorenSeptember 18, 2016
    I always get seated quickly and enjoy the ban chan, vegetarian bi bim bap, and a bowl of makgeolli. Not cheap but a good Ktown option.
  • Christine T.
    Christine TranSeptember 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with Bi Bim Bop but the stir-fried Tofu Trio and Dbuk Kalbi are amazing!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WalchDecember 24, 2015
    The tofu here is really tasty and unique. In the winter I like to get their Sam Ge Tang - chicken soup that is super medicinal.
  • David L.
    David LifsonDecember 16, 2011
    Seafood pancake was pretty good and the bulgolgi bibimbap was decent, but didn't blow me away. The stews (with super fresh tofu) is the way to go. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • jon f.
    jon ferrerMay 28, 2016
    get the galbijin and anything with their delicious house made tofu and you are winning
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoFebruary 16, 2015
    3 different complimentary teas - 1 at the beginning, rice tea, & a spicy sweet tea at the end. 😊
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 13, 2013
    A very vegetarian-friendly Korean restaurant specializing in fresh tofu, which is made daily.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Tofu is highlighted here with more than two dozen dishes on the menu. The spicy prime-rib casserole is a perfect dish for sharing. - Inspector
  • Kushal D.
    Kushal DaveJanuary 31, 2013
    Ignore the menu, you can in fact get a vegetarian hot stone bowl bimbimbop, which comes with their delicious fresh tofu.
  • Mark C.
    Mark Chu-CarrollSeptember 13
    The fresh tofu with sesame was some of the best tofu I've had in a restaurant, and the kimchi was spectacular.
  • Ariel S.
    Ariel SeltzerFebruary 13, 2015
    The food was amazing. The best I've had in NYC so far. There may be a bit of a wait but totally worth it. Quick service
  • Penny K.
    Penny KimApril 17, 2014
    Dubu (soft tofu stew) is great. The bonchon (mini side dishes) could be better.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenSeptember 11, 2016
    the stews are so good and big for large parties. homemade tofu is delicious. banchan is yummy.
  • Stephenie F.
    Stephenie FortunataJanuary 2, 2014
    the best bibimbap i've ever had so far! try pork bibimbap ;) +the kimchi pancake is also good! ❤️
  • Janet L.
    Janet LeeApril 24, 2014
    Anything with tofu or soybean anything in it is what they are known for. Don't get the basic stuff like bibimbap! You can go elsewhere for that!
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LiAugust 25, 2014
    Most tender beef tofu stew I've ever had! Rice with barley tea is soothing after all the spicy food.
  • George L.
    George LeeJune 26, 2015
    Solid seafood stew. Pricey. Would like to try their seafood pancake. Sampler Kimchi and pancake is good
  • Tabi Y.
    Tabi YooSeptember 29, 2015
    One of the more authentic Korean places I've been to in the city, spicy pork was very solid
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PerleJanuary 31, 2016
    Best Korean meal had stuffed mushrooms and stir fry tofu trio. Great homemade tofu
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungAugust 31, 2015
    House made tofu! It makes a difference. Just order dishes with tofu otherwise why are you here?
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoNovember 8, 2014
    Bit on the expensive side for Bibimbap. But damn, it's so good. They add in tofu that takes the flavor to another place.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LMarch 4, 2015
    pretty good Korean food. service was fast. kimchi biji jjigae n spicy galbi jjim were delicious!
  • Felix
    FelixOctober 26, 2016
    Kimchi biji and kimchi chum dubu as well as japchae were all fantastic!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuDecember 14, 2014
    Spicy galbi jjim! Be prepared for a wait during peak hours.
  • Jonghyoun E.
    Jonghyoun EunAugust 17, 2013
    Good place to have Korean tofu hot pot. Other dishes are just fine. Good to grab drinks-soju or makkoli
  • Yong K.
    Yong KwonApril 3, 2015
    Top 3 Korean restaurant in the island of Manhattan. Less sugar and tourists for the win.
  • Chris
    ChrisMay 19, 2013
    Tofu stew and bibimbap were nice with it. Ginger tea at the end was so good.
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuAugust 14, 2016
    Tofu soup (jjigae) here is the highlight especially since they make their own tofu
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynJanuary 11, 2014
    Try the Bulgogi Jun Gol - Bulgogi, mushrooms, and vegetables in a casserole.
  • Fatih K.
    Fatih KuranSeptember 10
    One of the best Koreans I have ever dined. Service is amazing 🏆👍
  • Sylvia S.
    Sylvia SuhApril 27, 2013
    Tofu soup is great. The bean sprout rice casserole is ok. Besr kimchi in town
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynJanuary 11, 2014
    Try the Cdg Dumplings - Hand made meat and tofu steamed dumplings
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynJanuary 11, 2014
    Try the Kimchi Jeon - Kimchi pancake - kimchi with buckwheat flour
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynJanuary 11, 2014
    Try the Haemul Cham Dubu Jigae - Soft tofu stew with seafood.
  • K. C.
    K. ChoJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The spicy galbi jjim was life-changing...the best I've ever had.
  • Justin Cody
    Justin CodyOctober 18, 2012
    Try the Assorted Korean Side Dishes - It's so authentic, they don't even give you a fork
  • Mikael K.
    Mikael KopteffFebruary 15, 2015
    Dumplings, seafood jeon and the stir fried tofu trio were amazing!
  • Eugene J.
    Eugene JangJuly 29, 2013
    Bean cold noodle in Summer is so good. Bossam is so so gooood too
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMarch 15, 2015
    Authentic food, big portions and reasonably priced. Come hungry.
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeMarch 18
    Menu and prices got more upscale. But the tofu is still top quality
  • Misook J.
    Misook JiMay 7, 2013
    Kimchi Biji Jigae! The best! And I do not know if there are any other places that serve this.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CotéFebruary 5, 2014
    Short rib soup, spicy. But don't burn your tongue!
  • L 2.
    L 2KSeptember 9, 2013
    Get food for takeout. Michelin sums up our service experience: "At first glance, Cho Dang Sol is warm and sentimental.........but don't expect like-minded service."
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanJuly 20, 2014
    #seafood #pancake with lots #banchan
  • Krystal V.
    Krystal VadharSeptember 21, 2016
    Great super attentive service and great value of delicious food.
  • Kwang P.
    Kwang ParkAugust 13, 2016
    Side dish come with very clean and good food
  • emily c.
    emily chenFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the spicy galbi jjim. You can thank me later.
  • Victor N.
    Victor NovikovJanuary 3, 2012
    A good one. Just ask for recommendation and enjoy kimchi while waiting:)
  • Minnie K.
    Minnie KimJuly 28, 2014
    Really attentive service and great food!
  • Nathan Y.
    Nathan YuenSeptember 18, 2014
    kalbi jimm tastes great, but not sure if it worths $40+
  • Hyeji K.
    Hyeji KimOctober 6, 2013
    No long lines on a Sunday afternoon! Great Korean comfort food :)
  • Jaa Oraya
    Jaa OrayaAugust 10, 2013
    their home made fresh tofu is amazing!
  • Ryan
    RyanOctober 28, 2014
    Try the Spicy Galbi Jjim
  • michael y.
    michael yangSeptember 3, 2012
    Last call for food is more than 30 minutes before closing time, so plan accordingly!
  • John S.
    John ShenDecember 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    That little side of paste is to squelch the fire. Very effective.
  • Zhenshuo F.
    Zhenshuo FangFebruary 28, 2016
    Anything with tofu is good here!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChangNovember 15
    Mini bossam - pork belly so tender it will make you 🤣
  • Miko
    MikoMay 26, 2013
    Amazing tofu dishes! Go there for lunch on weekdays.
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie CatanaOctober 9, 2013
    The scallion and seafood pancakes were delicious
  • Seoung
    SeoungMay 31, 2010
    Great tofu dishes and seafood dinners. Few blocks from actual Korean town. Really great food.
  • Kailai X.
    Kailai XuFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    9 points for food. 2 for service. Came in to grab a snack late afternoon and was forced to wait extra long for food cuz waitress think we didn't order enough.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJune 9, 2013
    Very traditional, go for the casseroles
  • Noppanit C.
    Kimchi Baji is really good here.
  • Justin Cody
    Justin CodyNovember 16, 2012
    Try the Bibimbap - Korean soul food
  • Anna L.
    Anna LindowAugust 6, 2013
    Best thing I ever ate: Soondubu Jjigae (soft tofu stew)
  • MrEspinal
    MrEspinalMay 11, 2012
    I'm stuffed to the bones with goodness. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Natalie V.
    Extensive menu but wasn't particularly impressed by anything. Bibimbap was a little overdone.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RaganApril 8, 2016
    Spicy homemade tofu stew.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 13, 2014
    All of their soups are bomb
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanJuly 20, 2014
    Home made tofu!
  • Lise L.
    Lise LeroyApril 19, 2013
    Best korean restaurant ever!
  • Bora L.
    Bora LeeOctober 14, 2010
    Most everything is good the good Korean restaurants are moving outta 32nd!
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonApril 16, 2014
    quality korean food with great soon doo boo jji geh
  • Justin Cody
    Justin CodyOctober 18, 2012
    Try the Galbi - Best Korean BBQ
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 29, 2014
    Check out Cho Dang Gol Restaurant as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Diana
    DianaSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious but crowded with many people and bad service
  • Michael B.
    Michael BradyNovember 20, 2010
    My favorite vegetarian Sundubu jjigae in the city.
  • Aly P.
    Aly PJanuary 25, 2014
    Great fresh soft tofu
  • Jaspreet B.
    Jaspreet BakshiMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely try the seafood pancake
  • Ali K.
    Ali KhanMay 9, 2012
    Best Bibimbap in the city
  • Rich D.
    Rich DanielAugust 15, 2014
    Pork bibimbap is outta control.
  • James K.
    James KimJanuary 17, 2014
    Order S1. Hardcore Tofu action.
  • Olisa C.
    Olisa ChakrabortyFebruary 1, 2014
    Chicken Bibimbap obvs!
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynJanuary 11, 2014
    Try the Banchan
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonJune 1, 2012
    quality korean food i can trust & actually crave
  • Esta M.
    Esta MizJuly 25, 2013
    Share the 보쌈 or get your own 콩비지!
  • Aileen
    AileenJanuary 6, 2014
    Best dakgalbi in NYC
  • SJ
    SJDecember 4, 2011
    now THIS is the spot to get soondubu jigae and tofu
  • Erik M.
    Erik MichielsenJune 10, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    The specialty soups. The fresh tofu. best lunch spot, especially on cold or rainy days.
  • Bob M.
    Bob MoonJuly 17, 2013
    Best Tofu!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacNovember 4, 2015
    Awesome spiciness!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 24, 2010
    Try the Kimchi Soup With Pork
  • Erik M.
    Erik MichielsenNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Kimchi Soup With Pork
  • JM P.
    JM ParveauxJanuary 23, 2016
    Great bimbimbaps
  • M S.
    M SMay 11, 2015
    Tofu. Tofu.
  • Mia S.
    Mia SongJuly 29, 2016
    Bulgogi Fried Rice
  • Jean S.
    Jean SApril 27, 2014
    Kimchi biji!
  • Pearl W.
    Pearl WuJanuary 26, 2011
    "100% organic homemade tofu!"
  • Luke
    LukeNovember 26, 2015
    Tofu soup!
  • Mark K.
    Mark KolierOctober 21, 2013
    Quality high. Service just ok
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgoMay 16, 2014
    Found a hair in my food. 😷
  • Jon C.
    Jon ChuJune 10, 2015
    Poor food. Small portion
  • Kenji U.
    Kenji UedaNovember 19, 2016
    En lugar es tremendo un lugar 100% recomendable nosotros no no vimos la carta, pedimos recomendación y la verdad muy muy amables!!! Fue toda una experiencia!!!!
  • Vivi K.
    Vivi K.January 27, 2015
    Bulgogi delicioso! E ao invés de "tap water", eles te dão "água coreana" (bo chá, se não me engano) que é beeem coisa de coreano :)
  • Camila N.
    Comida confusa, quantidade estúpida de pimenta, você entra em outra dimensão de tão apimentada que é. Never, ever again!
  • Hikmet S.
    Hikmet SavatlıMay 17, 2016
    Susamlı mantar... İnstagram @hikmetsavatli
  • Kenji U.
    Kenji UedaNovember 22, 2016
    Tan bueno que regresamos ✌️️😉 los extrañaremos
  • Hyouk K.
    Hyouk KwonMarch 13, 2012
    Cdg Bo Ssam, 건강허브보쌈!
  • Heejae L.
    Heejae LimJanuary 1, 2013
    해물전골 지나치게 매워요. 고추가루맛밖에 안남 ㅜㅜ
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