Past Meetup

Korean Dinner at Joo Mak Gol


Is the best Korean restaurant in New York located down a short flight of stairs on a low-rent side street in Flushing? Let's venture a few blocks from the end of the 7 line to discover a secret that the local Korean community already knows.

Unlike most Korean restaurants that focus their attention on beef, Joo Mak Gol specializes in pork and duck. Joo Mak Gol is also renowned for its homemade fermented soybean paste and kimchi, two essential ingredients of Korean cuisine.

The proposed menu:

Pork bulgogi: Sweet and spicy sliced pork loin served on a hot plate - best eaten wrapped in a variety of fresh greens

Grilled duck: Sliced duck cooked in a thick iron pan

Banchan: A wide assortment of Korean side dishes

The final bill for the meal, including tax and tip, will be divided equally among the diners. You will be responsible for the cost of any drinks that you order. Cash only. Please bring small bills.

Due to popular demand, seating will be available for two tables. This restaurant does not take reservations; please be prepared to wait for a table, if necessary. Please only RSVP “Yes” if you will attend. If your plans change, please update your RSVP.

Public Transportation:

- 7 to Main St - Flushing

(exit at the rear of the train, walk north on Main Street to Northern Boulevard, cross Northern Boulevard, walk east to Farrington Street)

Distance between New York and Seoul, Korea:

6,872 miles