There’s a new Korean restaurant in town—and it’s not on Central Avenue. NaMu Steakhouse, which had its soft opening in June, has staked its claim in the heart of Scarsdale village, with especially lovely décor playing off its name, which means “tree.”
We dropped in there for lunch and loved the beef bulgogi, and enjoyed a very large appetizer (from the dinner menu) of cylinder rice cakes with veggies, fish cake, and hard-boiled egg in a spicy red pepper sauce. Korean tacos were a nice find, and bibimbap comes with some unusual ingredient options, such as spicy calamari. A substantial but not overwhelming menu of traditional favorites—barbecue skewers, kalbi, Korean pancakes, skirt steak—makes room for surprises such as fries, shumai, salmon teriyaki, and udon noodles.
The meal was topped off with refreshing on-the-house citron iced tea. Daily happy hour from 3 to 6 pm includes discounted tacos, dumplings, and japchae (glass) noodles.