Woori Korean Restaurant, the KING OF TOFU in NY (Flushing, NY)

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I’ll preface this by saying that I typically avoid the Flushing area; that is unless I’m doing some quick grocery shopping for a seafood-based meal. However, when I received an invite to check out Woori Korean Restaurant, the King of Tofu, I was ecstatic to give Woori a try.  Especially after reading the positive reviews and checking out the menu.

Nestled in the China Town of Queens, New York, ( i.e., “Flushing”) Woori offers some of the best daily made tofu, rice, and noodles in New York City.  

 “When the customers visit us for the first time, they are sure to find their favorite food and will return with their loved ones to share the experience. Everyone is hooked on what they discover and eat at Woori Korean Restaurant,” says the owner, Naihwan Chang, who opened the restaurant in Nov. 2018.  

Woori (우리) means ‘we’ or ‘us’ in Korean and Korean people commonly use the word to indicate either the person himself/herself or several people who are on the same wavelength. The word is used frequently by Koreans because they place a higher value on society as a whole.  

When entering the downstairs restaurant, one finds a spacious and modern interior with a vintage art deco vibe, filled with the aroma of delicious Korean food.

I was warmly greeted by the staff at Woorie, who took the time to explain some of the items on the menu. Scroll through and check out what I had.

Seafood Pancake – Korean style seafood and scallion pancake, $15

Fried Dumpling – Vegetables fried dumplings, $7

Vegetable Fried Rice $12 

Vegetarian Bibimbap – Rice mixed with vegetables, fried egg, and chili pepper paste served in a stainless bowl – Lunch, $10; Dinner, $11

Seafood soft tofu soup. (Sells the most!) – Includes soft tofu stew with shrimp, squid, mussels and manila clam – Lunch, $11; Dinner – $13

Vegetable soft tofu soup (Vegetarians love!) Lunch, $11; Dinner, $13

Candid Fried Dough Balls  

Overall, I really enjoyed my Korea Culinary Experience at Woori and I would definitely come back. 

So, if you’re in the area, I definitely recommend that you give Woori a try. Tell them that the Buppie Foodie sent you. 

Address:  136-75 39th Ave, Flushing, New York
Neighborhood: Flushing, Queens 
Cuisine: Korean:  
Cost: $$ (Average) 
Must Try: Seafood Pancakes, Vegetable Fried Rice, Any of the Tofu Soups (I loved the Seafood Tofu Soup) 
Perfect for: Lunch, Weekend date night and Vegans/ Vegetarians 

Décor: A- 
Service: A
Overall Rating: A- 

*Please note that while my meal was complimentary, the opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.

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Ash Renee

Ash Renee, is an NYC Real Estate/Business Lawyer, Consultant, and Blogger. A New York transplant for the last 10 years, Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurants, fashion, and the black professional social scene. Ash was born and raised in Chicago.

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