David Chang's Bāng Bar brings Korean-inspired fare to Columbus Circle

Photo: Bāng Bar/Yelp

A new Korean-inspired eatery has made its debut in the neighborhood. The new arrival, called Bang Bar, is located at 10 Columbus Circle, on the third floor of the Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center.

David Chang, founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, is the man behind this new breakfast and lunch takeout spot. The breakfast menu includes kkwabaegi (twisted Korean cinnamon doughnuts) and bang minis (flat breads folded and filled with choices like mortadella and cheese or Zabar's smoked salmon and cream cheese. According to Grub Street, the major draw of this eatery is the vertical spits with self-basting meats and its kebab-like wraps.

Bang Bar has garnered rave reviews thus far, with a 4.5-star rating out of seven reviews on Yelp.

Ange C., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Nov. 2, wrote, "The spicy pork is delicious! If you don't like or stand spicy food, it is on the mild side. Since it just opened, I recommend going there early if you can, since it's super popular right now."

And Jeenie Y. wrote, "If you're looking for a quick and delicious bite to eat, this is the place to go. David Chang (of Momofuku) and his incredible team have created a delicious spot for breakfast and lunch."

Intrigued? Stop by to try it for yourself. Bang Bar is open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (or until the lunch menu sells out) from Monday-Saturday. (Sunday service begins Dec. 2.)
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