Located in the heart of NYC, Nubiani is making waves in the Korean BBQ scene. April had been there before, and she was eager to show me this place, which she mentioned is where everybody goes for KBBQ these days.
Nubiani is located on the 3rd floor in a rather anonymously looking office building (I wasn’t sure I was at the right place), but as you step out from the elevator and into the restaurant, you’ll be greeted by a modern ambiance, with stylish décor that sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.
Whether you’re a fan of marinated bulgogi or prefer the robust taste of galbi, Nubiani has got you covered, but the restaurant also offers a selection of less common cuts, that you won’t find at many other places, including pork jowl, which I had at Nubiani for the first time. Its a juicy, rather fatty cut from the pig’s cheek, and it tastes excellent after a couple of minutes on the grill. April also told me that the proper way to eat meat with the lettuce is to take a piece of meat and a bit of sauce, and wrap it into a small, bite-sized package that you eat in one go (as opposed to my burrito-style, multi-bite way of doing it:)).
After our meal, the staff gave us complimentary soft serve with yuzu, which was really nice, before we walked off to get a drink at P.J. Clarke’s. Though we only got out of the elevator, when one of the staff came up to us. Turned out they had given us the wrong bill, so we had to come back up to get a refund as we had been paying too much. Out on the street again, we started walking towards the subway, when once again, the lady from Nubiani chased us down. April had forgotten her credit card at the restaurant, and the lady wanted to make sure that April got her card back. Very nice service!