Gurumé Korean Tapas Bar Launches in Manhattan’s Theater District

Berkshire Kimchi Fried Rice
Berkshire Kimchi Fried Rice. Image courtesy of Gurumé Korean Tapas Bar

Gurumé Korean Tapas Bar recently celebrated their grand opening in New York City’s renowned restaurant row on W 46th St. The name of the restaurant “Gurumé” means “in the clouds” in Korean, curated by Chef Joon Gyun Ryu and General Manager Kevin Chand. 

Ryu and Chand are childhood friends who came together to create a new kind of experience for customers and leave their mark in the food industry. 

The Menu

Oyster Mushroom Tacos
Oyster Mushroom Tacos. Image courtesy of Gurumé Korean Tapas Bar

Gurumé’s menu has a traditional take on Korean food with many noteworthy dishes. Their tapas include cuisine such as the Oyster Mushroom Taco and the Truffle Dduk and Cheese. The taco features a tempura oyster mushroom, gochujang corn puree, pico de gallo and crème fraîche. The Truffle Dduk and Cheese is a brown butter Korean rice cake with six-cheese monray, crunchy quinoa, served with garlic crostini. 

Tuna Tartare Koreatown NYC
Tuna Tartare. Image courtesy of Gurumé Korean Tapas Bar

From the land, the Birrara Mandu is a dish of braised black angus, bone marrow consommé, and cojita. The Steak and Potatoes and Baby Back Ribs are two dishes to be mentioned. From the sea is the Korean Escargot. It is made with Korean whelk, garlic herb beurre noisette, and crostini. 

Gurumé’s land and sea cuisine is remarkable, but the desserts should not be overlooked. The Black Sesame Bread Pudding consists of warm black sesame bread pudding, vanilla bean gelato, and maple candied almonds. The Injeolmi Churros (pictured below) come with churro donuts, whipped cream, vanilla bean gelato, chocolate sauce, and burnt honey. 

Injeolmi Churros
Injeolmi Churros. Image courtesy of Gurumé Korean Tapas Bar

The specialty cocktail list includes the Seoul Mule and Summer Sky. A selection of wine, beer, and sake are also featured on the menu.

Chef Joon Gyun Ryu

Chef Joon Gyun Ryu carrying 15 years of culinary expertise, is the brains behind the menu. He previously worked at Gansevoort Market and Barnjoo. As a New York native, his goal was to bring some sort of sentimentality through his food. Chef Ryu’s many years of experience with food has led him to have a Korean American inspired mindset. 

Hours & Additional Information

Jejudo. Image courtesy of Gurumé Korean Tapas Bar

Gurumé is currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm-12am and Sunday from 1-8pm. Reservations can be made through Resy

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