If you want a really unique, meat-centric dining experience, you have to try Korean BBQ Long Island!! As more Koreans move into Eastern Queens and then head out to Nassau County and beyond, the amount of great Korean BBQ Long Island and Korean BBQ Queens has exploded. These are authentic and delicious restaurants that really deliver on taste, experience, and value.
Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk counties continue to add new and exciting Korean restaurants and Korean BBQ Long Island. However, a short drive just west of Nassau county leads to much more options. These options are highlighted by many Korean BBQ Queens restaurants. Plus…Queens is on Long Island anyway, right? Especially the more semi-suburban Eastern part. But that’s a philosophical debate for another time (I know it’s not…really).
Koreatown Queens & Long Island
Koreatown Long Island, is one of the largest and fastest growing ethnic Korean enclaves outside Korea. This area in Queens begins in Flushing around Main Street (this is really mostly a Chinatown now). According to The New York Times, a “Kimchi Belt” stretches along Northern Boulevard and the Long Island Rail Road tracks. Its runs through the Queens neighborhoods of Murray Hill, Auburndale, Bayside, Douglaston, and Little Neck. Leaving Queens, it now extends out into the Gold Coast of Nassau County.
This expansion has led to the creation of an American Meokjagolmok, or Korean Restaurant Street. This lies around the Long Island Rail Road station in Murray Hill, Queens, exuding the ambience of Seoul itself.
A prominent Korean food chef stated that “Queens is the closest you can come to authentic Korean food.”
What is Korean BBQ?
Korean barbecue refers to the popular method in Korean cuisine of grilling meat, typically beef, pork, or chicken. Such dishes are often prepared on gas or charcoal grills built into the dining table itself (or on portable grills). So it’s actually a really fun and interactive experience for everyone!
Many spots are all-you-can-eat. I’m always struck by the wide array of small plates they put out before the meal (sometimes 20 or more)!
The most representative form of gogi-gu-i is bulgogi, usually made from thinly sliced marinated beef sirloin or tenderloin. Another popular form is galbi, made from marinated beef short ribs.[However, gogi-gu-i also includes many other kinds of marinated and unmarinated meat dishes, and can be divided into several categories. Korean barbecue is popular in its home country, but has also gained popularity worldwide.
Korean BBQ Queens
This is just a sampling of the many Korean BBQ Queens restaurants. There are so many good ones, not even not even counting all the Korean chicken wing, porridge, sushi and seafood, bakeries, coffeehouses, and more!
Bi Won Korean Restaurant
61-58 Springfield Blvd Bayside/Oakland Gardens, Queens, NY 11364
Find out more by visiting biwonny.com or by calling 718-224-4585
Hahm Ji Bach
41-08 149th Pl, Flushing, Queens, NY 11355
Find out more by visiting: hahmjibach.nyc or by calling 718-460-9289.
Han Joo Chik Naeng Myun BBQ
41-06 149th Pl, Flushing, Queens, NY 11355
Find out more by visiting han-joo-nyc.com or by calling 718-359-6888.
Kum Gang San
138-28 Northern Blvd, Flushing, Queens, NY
Find out more by visiting kumgangsanflushing.mybistro.online or by calling 718-461-0909.
Corner of 41st Ave & 149th Pl, Murray Hill, Queens, NY 11355
Find out more by visiting mapobbqny.com or by calling 718-886-8292.
MaGal – Mapogalmaegi
136-71 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, Queens, NY 11354
Find out more by calling 718-460-6200.
162-21 Depot Road, Flushing, Queens, NY 11358
Find out more by calling 718-888-1245.
O2 Korean BBQ
45-53 Bell Blvd, Bayside, Queens, NY 11361
Find out more by visiting o2bbq.com or by calling 718-224-1253.
154-05 Northern Blvd., Flushing, Queens, NY 11354
Find out more by visiting picnicgardennyc.com or by calling 718-358-5959
161-29 Crocheron Ave, Flushing, Queens, NY 11358
Sung Book Dong
Find out more by visiting sbdrestaurant.squarespace.com or by calling 718-224-7900.
248-25 Northen Blvd, Little Neck, Queens, NY 11362
Tang Korean Cuisine
196-50 Northern Blvd, Flushing, Queens, NY 11358 – Open 24 hours a day!
Find out more by visiting ny.tang24.com or by calling 718-279-7080.
Korean BBQ Long Island
There are not many “true” Korean BBQ Long Island spots yet. It’s coming though. I will list those that include Korean BBQ dishes in their offerings. If you love them, then you can head to Queens to get the full experience!
Dake Sushi & Korean Restaurant
742 Old Bethpage Rd, Old Bethpage, L.I., NY 11804
Find out more by visiting dakekorean.com or by calling 516-293-1559.
Food Court Korea
947 Willis Ave, Albertson, L.I. NY 11507
Find out more by visiting foodcourtkorea.com or by calling 516-996-2882.
151 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566, United States
Find out more by calling 516-992-8822.
1975 New Hwy, Farmingdale, L.I., NY 11735
Find out more by calling 631-293-6997
Ssambap Korean BBQ
2350 Nesconset Hwy Stony Brook, L.I., NY 11790
Find out more by visiting ssambapbbq.com or by calling 631-675-6402.
336 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, L.I., NY 11791
Find out more by visiting surasanglis.com or by calling 516-496-8989.
412 Hillside Ave, Williston Park, L.I., NY 11596
The Korean menu doesn’t seem to be online, but it’s there. Trust me!
Find out more by visiting samuraisushiny.3menucities.com or by calling 516-493-9998
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