Block Walk: Roof Tops, Dumplings & Secret Hotspots of Koreatown on 32nd St - Midtown West

New York City

  • Koreatown on 32nd St.
  • The artist at work at the windows to Mandoo Bar. Photo: Hungry Hedonist.
  • Kimchee mandoo filled with kimchee, tofu and veggies. Photo: vickisee.
  • Crisp honey buttered toast with condensed milk ice cream at Spot. Photo: Palate.
  • The Empire State Building from the top of VU.
  • The relaxed scene at VU.
  • A fraction of the candy selection at H Mart. Photo: shopikon.
  • All sorts of items in the chilled section at H Mart. Photo: Kookie Monsta.

1 hour
0.1 mi
Guided by Jason

Over 100 Korean businesses and 20,000 people are packed into the single city block of Koreatown. Come on a walk of my four favorite hidden gems of the neighborhood. We'll eat made-to-order dumplings, sample Asian-inspired western desserts, discover a secret rooftop bar and stroll a quirky market. Along the way, I'll share with you everything you need to know to find the best of the best. Cheers! Geon-bae! 건배!

About Your Guide
I am all about exploring local history, architecture, food and art to learn about how places came to be. You can find me in search of hidden places, the best dim sum, secret speakeasies, skyline vistas and other ingredients to build the perfect day.

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Guide Points
  1. Mandoo Bar
  2. Spot Dessert Bar
  3. VU Rooftop Bar
  4. H Mart

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