Kristalbelli

Korean Restaurant
8 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018 8 W 36th St., New York Directions
Today 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM Open All Hours
+12122902211
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97% of 309 customers recommended

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Kristalbelli has a treat for you!
Lunch Special
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$10-$12 lunch specials. See menu: http://kristalbelli.com/lunch/
Dinner Prix Fixe
$45 3-course prix fixe. See menu for details: http://kristalbelli.com/restaurant-week-menu/
Happy Hour
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$5 select beers
$8 select drinks

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Korean, Barbecue, American, Asian, Tea
  • Meals
    Dinner
  • Price
    $50-$75
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    5:00 PM - 10:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Fri-Sat
    5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Cuisine
    Korean, Barbecue, American, Asian, Tea
  • Meals
    Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | 7 months ago
Go! Eat Wagyu beef.
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Report | 8 months ago
Nice service, nice place. Food is ok!!!
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Report | 8 months ago
Very good food
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Report | 8 months ago
just amazing Korean fusion food and great wait staff - very helpful go early before they get real busy
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Report | 8 months ago
The atmosphere is great and the service is top of the line. Oh and did I mention that the food is great
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Report | 8 months ago
This restaurant is AMAZING! We were so full you had to roll us out of there!
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Report | 8 months ago
Great dining experience, service top notch,great food
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Report | 8 months ago
Service was good. Real exciting was BBQ. Best BBQ so far, for me.
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Report | 8 months ago
The popcorn ice cream is great!
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Report | 8 months ago
Amazing place. Must try!
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From Our Editors

Sleek, modern, and smokeless, Kristalbelli stands counter to what most people expect from Korean barbecue. So do the shiny crystal grills from which the eatery gets its name. But though the New York Times Critics' Pick might be like nothing you've ever seen before, tradition falls into step with innovation here under the guidance of Chef Kay Hyun. Trained at SoHo's French Culinary Institute, she long dreamed of making Korean food as ubiquitous to Americans as Italian and Mexican. With Kristalbelli's appealing mix of traditional and fusion dishes and the opportunity to cater the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the 2014 Grammys New York Pre-Party, she's made a great start at making her own wish come true.

The Grill: Made of natural stone, Kristalbelli's crystal grills cook meat two to three times faster than traditional metallic grills, and look good doing it, too. Each translucent cooking surface is inset in the round belly of a golden buddha-like figure, who smiles up at diners from the center of their table. Since the food cooks so quickly, servers watch over the grill themselves, stirring and flipping morsels to ensure each one cooks evenly. The high temperature of the grilling surface gives each slice of meat a nice sear, while infrared rays from within the crystal help heat penetrate deep inside.

From the Press * Zagat's review notes that Kristalbelli's "'classy' yet 'hip' vibe matches the 'high-end' Korean cuisine offered at this 'Rolls Royce'-esque K-town restaurant/lounge where the 'refined' dishes include meats that diners barbecue on 'cool', smoke-free crystal grills; 'attentive' staffers help distract from the 'pricey' tabs." * The Michelin Guide raves about Kristalbelli's "well-trained service team and very talented kitchen." * New York Magazine praises its "sleek style and upmarket menu." * A New York Times Critics' Pick

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5:00 PM - 10:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Fri-Sat
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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