This is an upscale, full-service Korean restaurant from the Momofuku team, and it’s currently only open for lunch (it should start serving dinner around mid-April). But you might think it’s nighttime even if you’re here at 12pm, since there aren’t any windows. Still, the food is good enough to distract you from the fact that you’re just feet away from a Louis Vuitton store and a luxury boutique that claims to “embrace clean modernism with whimsical sensibility.” They have some lunch sets, raw bar options like an excellent plate of clams with tangy sofrito sauce, and rice cakes with wagyu that are cut and mixed tableside. Overall, Kawi is one of the only places in Hudson Yards we genuinely like so far - but it’s still pretty expensive, so it’s best for a business lunch if someone else is paying.
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