Chef Soogil Lim earned his chops at the illustrious Daniel and humble Hanjan, so it should come as no surprise that this eponymous restaurant is peppered with references to fine dining. Having said that, this place is decidedly casual, with a neighborhood kind of vibe, comfortable setting and kitchen spotlighting modern Korean cooking. Hand-pulled and hand-cut noodles are stir-fried with mouthwatering accompaniments, while the dumpling variety is so great it’s almost impossible to pick. Herb-spiked pork and shrimp wonton soup is well worth the 20-minute wait, allowing diners plenty of time to devour pan-fried Peking duck bundles, scallion pancakes stuffed with sliced beef or even steamed buns full of mushroom.
- Les inspecteurs du guide MICHELIN