The Citiblog

Bar Hopping at NARO
July 30, 2023, 4:51.36 pm ET



NARO at Rock Center is best known for its elaborate tasting menus but a stop at the bar is a way to enjoy the experience on a budget. Here you can pick from several a la carte selections and some cocktails. The menu is constantly changing. During our visit we enjoyed a Seaweed and Potato Fritter, and the Pork Belly Bap with succulent bites of porky goodness.

For the summer months Soft Shell Crab is making an appearance with chopi and gim sauce. Visitors will also find Beef Kalguksu made with brisket, garlic and mung bean sprouts, and Assorted Hwe, varieties of raw fish, including Hokkaido Scallops, Ganjang Shrimp, Striped Jack, among others.

Cocktails are equally as impressive like the Ibha Sour, a mix of vodka, honeydew, elderflower, chamomile and bee pollen that arrives with micro-flowers installed with tweezers, and the Soseol Sour with Pungjeong Sagye Winter Soju, Hennessy VSOP Privilege, Green Chartreuse, black trumpet, and egg.

There is no shortage of culinary intrigue at NARO which makes it a must-try spot in New York City.

-Thomas Rafael