Douglas Kim's Jeju Noodle Bar may seem like a regular noodle shop, but the West Village restaurant is innovating within the noodle scene with its focus on Korean-style ranyun noodle dishes. Kim, who moved to the US when he was 16, honed his culinary craft at various restaurants, including Nobu, Per Se, Bouley NYC, Morimoto NYC, various Zuma locations and many more. Jeju Noodle Bar is solo venture by Kim and celebrates Korean cuisine with a smattering of delicious ramyun noodles and inspired appetizers.
The appetizer list at the restaurant may be slim, but offerings like the house chicken wings, cucumber kimchi and raw tuna salad showcase the incredible flavors offered by Kim and his team at the noodle bar. However, the noodles are the focus at Jeju Noodle Bar and each option is sure to appeal to any diner. Kim's noodle dishes are built to an obsessive level of detail, with each bowl serving as a masterpiece of flavor and aesthetics.