2 Oiji

Though relatively new to Manhattan, Oiji has gained popularity with celebrity. The restaurant calls its style “refined authentic Korean.” For those seeking ambiance, you will love the open kitchen, exposed brick oven, and incandescent gleam that warms the interior.

Expect the food to be just as warming for the soul and stomach. Though brief, the menu options, such as braised chicken or octopus with kimchi or vegetables tell vivid tales of life in Korea to your taste buds.