Gunbae
67 Murray St.
(bet. W. Broadway and Greenwich)
212-321-2500
gunbaetribeca.com
Korean
More casual than fancy

There are two ways to experience Gunbae, which means “cheers” in Korean: It’s a barbecue restaurant with a karaoke bar downstairs. You enter through a new storefront (with its distinctive metal O and a tree-shaped light credited to Gunbae Lover). Tables run the length of the room, which widens in the back, and the emphasis is on grilling right at the table. You or your server can work the grill, depending on your preference and aptitude. Downstairs, there are four private karaoke rooms; three can handle around a dozen people, while the big one has space for 30. Walk-in karaoke is available from 5 p.m., and if you want to sing before that, you have to reserve.

Gunbae facadeGunbae dining room1Gunbae large karaoke room1

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