Buk Chon is a quiet Korean spot in Old City that serves a variety of classic dishes, from Korean fried chicken to bibimbap and budae stew, and it’s all delicious and pretty cheap. You can get a full dinner for about $25 per person, and it’s also a BYOB with no corkage fee, so you won’t spend any extra money on mark ups. The space is small, with a long open kitchen up front that empties into a room with high-ceilings and about six tables, and you can definitely hear everyone else’s conversations around you, but how else would you keep up with what Cardi B wore to every award show in the past year?
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