Kum Gang SanTraditional Gayagum player above, diners below at Kum Gang San in Manhattan. (credit: kumgangsan.net)49 West 32nd StreetNew York, NY 10001(212) 967-0909138-28 Northern BoulevardQueens, NY 11354(718) 461-0909kumgangsan.netThe Manhattan location, open 24 hours, is a large, open restaurant, with a vibrant upstairs seating area. A fake cliff is built into one wall, where musicians play traditional Korean harp music, or piano. The array of banchan presented on the table seems endless, but the meat, as always, is the star of the show. For the adventurous, the yuek hwe (steak tartare with raw egg) is especially good, although you have to order it early in your meal, since it takes a while for them to prepare.