This has long been my favorite Korean restaurant in the city. Really hearty, wonderful ""peasant"" food which we all know is more healthy for you. If you want super fresh homemade tofu, this is the place to go. You do not come here for BBQ; if you want that experience, go to a Korean restaurant where this is their specialty. The BBQ is ok, but it is grilled in the kitchen and you don't get the full wonderful experience you would get at a true BBQ place. The real gourmand will know that Cho Dang Gol is a place where you order the tofu stews and dishes.
Pros: Fantastic food, great tofu, authentic atmosphere
Cons: Prices are a bit high, but normal for such restaurants in Manhattan. And the food is worth it! Some might feel rushed if you linger too long, but if it's not busy, not a concern.