Published December 18, 2012
Korean Skewers and Soju in Flatiron
Your next conversation will include the phrase “and the braised pig feet were a revelation.”
Consider that a holiday gift.
It all starts here...
Step lively into Hanjan
, an unassuming house of refined Korean street foods and the rice wines that
love them, now open in Flatiron.
Hopefully, you’ve been to Danji—Korean small-plates joint in Hell’s Kitchen. Anyway, this is the same
chef. His mission in life seems to be to create the perfect combination eating-drinking experience for the
hungry masses... who yearn for spice.
You can get behind that.
We’re assuming there’s room in your world for a place with some outstanding crispy scallion pancakes
and every Korean-barbecue favorite you’ve ever tried,
but on sticks. And we’ve surmised that if they were to add a healthy soju list (consider soju mandatory
here), you wouldn’t hate that, either.
Bring a group. There’s a communal table in the middle of the small space, so you’ll have the run of the
Or there’s the wood-topped bar that’s right there as you walk in
. We won’t tell you to skip it. In fact, that just might be
your play. Order up a Korean-chili-infused vodka cocktail, some spicy stir-fried octopus, and just let the
night play itself out.
You’ve got a strong history with that strategy.
36 W 26th St
(at 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10010