From Our Editors
Arirang is the source for authentic, home-style Korean cuisine in New York City. The atmosphere inside is bright and minimalistic, though comfortable, with the focus placed on the preparation and presentation of the dishes themselves. Arirang’s Kalguksu (“knife noodles”) are made in-house; these long, smooth, hand-cut noodles are featured in a variety of the restaurant’s dishes, from Kimchi Kar-Jeabe, a light, brothy soup made with dough flakes, potatoes, kimchi and onions, to Chicken Shabu Shabu, which involves cooking a chicken stew, and a variety of fresh vegetables, right at the table. Arirang is also an ideal spot for a light lunch in Midtown’s Koreatown district, or for an after-work meal with friends, as many of the menu items, like the beef bulgogi with octopus and vegetables, are designed to be eaten by groups of two or more.