Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

 Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Far from K-Town, Kori is a Korean restaurant that is a true finding in Tribeca. I like their statement:

In Korean, KORI means “connection,” which represents our vision of connecting healthy Korean cuisine with New Yorkers in the finest way possible. 

Yes, it is an elegant Korean restaurant with an elevated menu. Not a big place for sure and you'd better have a reservation.

 Dining room at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Dining room at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

 Kitchen at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Kitchen at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

As a started, they brought us a salad in a spherical bowl that caught my attention more than what was inside...As well as kimchi, seaweed and what I think was pickled turnip.

 Salad at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Salad at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

 Banchan at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Banchan at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Then, we ordered some veggie dumplings that were pretty good, but I cannot remember the name (damn it!).

 Veggie dumplings at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Veggie dumplings at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

For her entrée, Jodi chose the mushroom bibimbap that came pipping hot in a stone bowl, the rice continuing the cook and creating a delicious crust.

 Mushroom bibimbap at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Mushroom bibimbap at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

On my side, I went for the bulgogi stew that was simply fantastic!

 Ribeye and mushrooms at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Ribeye and mushrooms at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

 Bulgogi stew at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Bulgogi stew at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

 Bulgogi stew at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Bulgogi stew at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

 Bulgogi stew at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Bulgogi stew at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

The marinated ribeye came on the side, with mushrooms and scallion. They then poured them in the very hot broth that was in a very hot stone bowl too, from where emanated a delicious aroma. In couple of minutes, the beef was cooked and I literally inhaled that dish that was succulent. It came with rice that absorbed the delicious broth that now had the taste of meat. This is definitely a dish I recommend.

 Rice at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Rice at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

For dessert, we decided to go for roasted rice cake sticks with green tea ice cream.

 Rated rice cakes at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Rated rice cakes at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

 Green tea ice cream at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

Green tea ice cream at Kori, Korean restaurant in TriBeCa

That was a great dessert: first the rice cakes were awesome, a bit chewy, and perfect dipped in the honey that came with it. Then, the green tea ice cream, although bitter, was deliciously creamy. A hit!

I really liked our dinner at Kori and would certainly go back: the food there was very good and comforting and the service courteous and efficient. 

Enjoy (I did)!

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