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8 W 36th St, btwn 5th Ave. & 6th Ave., New York City, NY 10018-8003 (Between 5th and 6th Ave.)
+1 212-290-2211
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked an extremely cold day to visit this sophisticated Korean restaurant. Our waiter Alan started the grill for us to warm our hands, so sweet! The menu was not very extensive but was relatively well selected for each category. The stir fried mushroom and dumplings appetizers were tasty. Both the apple and green tea cocktails were refreshing and complemented... More 

Thank Miumiu88
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. We went here on a date and really loved it. My girlfriend had some type of deal where we got appetizers, entrees, desert and drinks a piece for less than $10. Couldn't believe the food was so good. They cool it right infringement of you on the fire in the middle of the table. We had a... More 

Thank Marlon M
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went there on a Travelzoo voucher...not the first time there either. We've eaten here a number of times. Food is always excellent as is the service. Great atmosphere and we look forward to returning!!

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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The expectation for this place was high as this was one of the Michelin recommended restaurants. However, the overall experience was quite ordinary. The service was slow and the beef was sitting on the table for more than 5 minutes before someone showed up to place it on the BBQ. The BBQ was nothing exceptional but the bibimbap was good... More 

Thank Restless_Explorer
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We just dined there on a travelzoo certificate. The food menu that we had to chose from was fairly varied, and our choices were good. We had the japchae (good) and the shrimp apps (spicy but flavorful) had the duck grilled-a but bland, but served with radish "pancakes" and with sauce-very good that way. Then beef bimimbop was fine. Then... More 

Thank Nomi S
Little Neck, New York
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent authentic Korean food with an addition of unique crystal smokeless grills. Great decor and flawless service, will not disappoint! Great for date nights and families.

Thank anyaheifetz
Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Usally BBQ is foggy and hot but here, they use special crystal pan for grill. It is smart design and functioned well grill. The quality of beef was good. Hot pot rice is rather big portion although the server said small portion. Nice staffs and good service.

Thank Kate4_1603
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145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a simple meal, and the staff were very helpful in getting us that, despite the rather more extensive food on offer. This is a bbq restaurant, and that did look very good. We had a lovely mushroom bimbap, there was lots of garlic and it was very tasty. The wine list though was odd, and they... More 

Thank Samiseal
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159 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Go for the Prix Fixe Dinner menu. Everything is delicious and wash it down with the Korean beer on draught which is also quite the taste sensation. Loved it and can't wait to return.

Thank Canadianknowitall
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

On the outside it doesn't look very appealing but the inside is decorated very elegantly , although skittle dark. There is music that is louder than usual in a restaurant but it grew on me... Very cool. The service was excellent and so was the food. I had a delicious salad w shrimp appetizer and a beef w rice and... More 

Thank elly v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Asian, Korean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:45
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 W 36th St, btwn 5th Ave. & 6th Ave., New York City, NY 10018-8003
    (Between 5th and 6th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: ::SUBWAY:: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R - 34th st. Herald Sq. 6 - 33rd St. 7 - 42nd St. Time Sq. ::BUS:: M1, M2, M3, M4, M16, M34, Q32
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-290-2211
KRISTALBELLI, The Authentic Korean Crystal BBQ in NYC.

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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