Joo Mak Gol

3526 Farrington St.
Flushing, NY 11354
Critics' Pick
Joo Mak Gol +

Jesse Reed


  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Though no English sign graces this brightly lit walk-down spot on a dark side street, a picture of a rustic hut on the awning beckons. Top among countrified culinary delights at Joo Mak Gol is roast pork -- really, thick slabs of semi-lean pork belly that the waitress cooks on a brazier (rather than, say, a brassiere), accompanied by a bowl of tofu soup, umpteen pan chan, and a soufflé of egg whites and chives. Other menu items run to budget bowls of kimchee soup with lots of pork, barbecues of baby octopus and duck, wonderful spicy squid, and other standards from the Korean canon. Bring a Korean translator and enjoy the specials touted on the wall on paper strips, including a cold summer dish of angel hair noodles in sweet red sauce. Rub elbows with the hoi polloi, Korean-style.

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