Went to 36 Bar and Barbeque in K-town on Friday night. It was reviewed in the "25 and under" column in the NY Times back in June. Ive included the link in this posting you may need to register to read the review.
My fiancée and I enjoy Korean food, but after one so-so experience at Cho Dang Gol in K-town we've basically stuck to Dok Suni and Do Hwa.
We really enjoyed 36 Bar and Grill. We started with an order of scallion pancake stuffed with calamari and shrimp, and an order of veggie spring rolls. Both were delicious, good-sized portions. Sauces were good, not gloppy.
These apps, however, were a lot of food for us. So we shared one entree - the boneless short ribs, which we grilled at our table. Awesome! Plus the stuff they bring with the entree (Kimchee, etc.) was all very good.
We drank a pot of cucumber soju with the meal, it went really well.
The space is minimalist - metal tables & chairs. The crowd was diverse; there was a table of men who looked like they just left the golf course, some families, other couples eating out.
All-in the bill was $60. Not super-cheap, but not bad either considering we ate and drank very well. Will definitely go back.
36 Bar and Barbecue
5 W. 36th St @ 5th
N.B. This was Friday on Labor Day weekend, so we were able to walk in and get a table. They didn't seem to have any small tables for two; we sat at a table for 4, which we had to ourselves. Now that the summer is over, it may be more difficult to find a table. They don't have a bar - the "waiting room" consists of a few metal chairs outside the door.