HYUN Founder Plans New West Village Korean Restaurant

The owner of one of New York's most prestigious restaurants has plans for a new vision.
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Korean Barbecue is all the rage in New York right now. With more and more bbq joints popping up across Manhattan, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. However, not all restaurants are made equal, and HYUN is considered one of the best Korean Barbecue restaurants in New York.

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Now, it appears that HYUN founder Jaehyun Kim is gearing up to open a new restaurant in the heart of the West Village. While details are still scarce, the unnamed project is slated to arrive at 137 Seventh Ave, in the building previously occupied by Dominque Ansel Kitchen.

Jaehyun Kim is an up-coming titan in the culinary industry. The founder of the Michelin-rated HYUN, Jaehyun earned national acclaim with his precise management of the exclusive restaurant. Dedicated to bringing New York the world’s best Wagyu, Hyun is a truly elite experience reserved for only the most significant occasions.

With expertly sourced Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef (the highest grade available), HYUN has gone the extra mile by developing a proprietary vacuum sealing system that ensures that the chefs never need to freeze the beef. Offering both an in-house omakase beef experience as well as a delivery service that brings their premium cuts right to your door, HYUN guarantees that wherever their guests are they will still be sure to get a cut of the finest beef that can be found in Manhattan.

Moving into a new location on 7th Avenue. Jaehyun’s latest project will be replacing Dominque Ansel Kitchen, a popular bakery that was known for serving extravagant French deserts and pies. Thankfully, Dominque is simply moving uptown to the Flatiron district and is expected to relaunch sometime in the next quarter.

With three floors totaling 2,550 square feet of space, the space is appropriate for Jaehyun’s vision of an intimate and exclusive Korean eatery. Featuring a chefs counter on the second floor, the new restaurant is expected to be a little bit more accessible than HYUN and can seat up to 56 guests at one time. While further details are still forthcoming, we will be sure to update you as Jaehyun makes further progress on the project.

Jake Rogers

Jake Rogers is an author and playwright based out of Brooklyn, New York. A lively performer who is deeply passionate about history and literature, outside of his reporting he also produces short films and plays with his theatre troupe, the LSTC. He is currently producing a web series about a butterfly and moth who are roommates that will be released later in the year.
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