Nōksu | NYC
49 W 32nd St
New York, NY 10001
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Noksu is a 15-seat tasting counter located within the 32nd street entrance of Herald Square. Chef Dae Kim offers a 11-course menu of predominantly seafood which includes finned fish, shellfish, and game.

Executive Chef Dae Kim was born in Korea and moved to Chicago when he was 14. A few years later at the age of 17, he purchased a copy of “The French Laundry Cookbook,” by Chef Thomas Keller. Shortly thereafter he began his career as a dishwasher at Ria in Chicago’s Waldorf Astoria hotel and worked his way up to line cook. In 2016, Chef Dae’s culinary dream came true when he went to work for Chef Thomas Keller at Per Se. From there he moved on to Silver Apricot before opening Noksu in October 2023. 

Chef Dae’s cooking at Noksu has been praised by The New York Times as “uncannily good” and his barbecued squab, inspired by walks through New York City’s Chinatown, was named one of Grub Street’s best dishes of 2023. In addition to his Korean heritage and New York City itself, Chef Dae draws inspiration from other chefs, including Corey Lee, Alain Ducasse, and Jean-Louis Palladin.

Rock Shrimp
Perilla, Gochujang Sofrito, Crispy Leeks


Caesar, Potato


Mussels, Spring Vegetables, Preserved Ramp Sauce


Surf Clam
Hen-egg Custard, Caviar, Scallion
(Uni Beignet supplement) +$50


Cherry Trout
Green Asparagus, Firefly Squid (ojingeo sundae)


Peas, Gosari, Bamboo


Korean BBQ, Duck Foot, Truffle Bao Bun
(Caviar supplement) +$45


Hawthorne, Pistachio


Champlain Valley Apiaries Honey


Korean Multi Grain Choux, Shiitake Mushroom Coconut Macaron, Hibiscus Pate A Fruit

Frequently Asked Questions

What is on the menu?
We offer one menu of 11 course which is predominantly seafood including finned fish, shellfish, as well as two courses of game. The menu price is $195 exclusive of tax and gratuity.

What dietary restrictions can you accommodate?
We are not able to accommodate vegan / vegetarian / celiac diets as well as any allergies or aversions to seafood, shellfish, dairy, or allium. Chef Dae has designed the menu to be eaten as an entirety to maximize the flavor profile.

Do you require reservations?
Reservations are required for all parties and are available through Resy. For groups 4 or larger, please email [email protected]

How far in advance can I make a reservation?
Reservations become available 30 days in advance and are released at 12 PM noon.

Where is Noksu located?
Noksu is located at 49 W 32nd St.
Our main entrance is accessible from street level. We are located down one flight of stairs at the corner of the 32nd St. and Broadway subway entrance. ( You will see a Chase Bank at that corner )
If traveling by subway, follow signs for NE 32 street & Broadway and follow the long narrow corridor until you see a black door with a Nōksu sign.

If I have a reservation, how do I enter?
Please arrive promptly for your reservation. You can gain access only by using the code sent to you on the day of your reservation.

How long should I expect my experience to last?
Please allow up to 2.5 hours for your meal.

What happens if I am running late for my seating time?
Please arrive promptly for your confirmed reservation, late arrivals of 15 minutes or more may not be accommodated. Please notify us by SMS text message: 626.657.8420 or email [email protected]

What is your cancellation policy?
All reservations are booked exclusively online through Resy. All reservations and sales are final and non-refundable. Rebooking is not offered for another date and time.

Can I bring children?
Children age 12 and older are welcome at Nōksu, although we do not have a children’s menu available and require all younger guests to have the same menu as the adults. While we have had younger diners enjoy the menu fully, the average duration of the meal and the amount of food may not be for most children. Because of the small, intimate nature of our dining room, we do not allow infants or children younger than 12.

What is your corkage policy?
Guests may bring one 750ml bottle per guest. Corkage fee is $100 per bottle. Corkage bottles must not be available on our wine list.


49 W 32nd St.
New York, NY 10001

Tuesday – Saturday
5:30 pm – 11pm

General Inquires
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