New York Magazine

Beyond Banchan

Atomix redeems the often-stale notion of the chef ’s-counter tasting menu with Korean flavors and seasonal flair.



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FOR THOSE WEARY of the familiar clichés and tropes that have grown up around New York’s great omakase tasting-room boom in recent years, the early, predinner portion of Junghyun Park’s elaborate venture Atomix will bring little relief. There’s the ritual online-reservation experience, which can involve a fair amount of wait time and, inevitably, the plunking down of a sizable, nonrefundable chunk of cash ($175 in this case). There’s the discreetly difficult-to-find entrance, behind a battered black door at the bottom of a

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