As part of what seems to be a possible upscale-Korean boomlet, here comes Gaonnuri, that penthouse-level K-Town joint we told you about, opening September 25.* As mentioned, the place specializes in fancy ban sang (traditional Korean set meals that include fare like jigae [stew], rice, fish, and ban chan, or veggie sides). There's also barbecue and other typical dishes presented in an upscale fashion — with a side of Empire State Building views, of course. See for yourself straight ahead.
Gaonnuri, 1250 Broadway at 32nd St., 39th fl.; 212-971-9045
*This post has been corrected to reflect an updated opening date: September 25.