Watch K-Pop and Eat Bibimbap at Myung Dong 1st Ave.

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Watch K-Pop and Eat Bibimbap at Myung Dong 1st Ave.

Myung Dong 1st Ave.
http://myungdong1stave.com/
617-206-3229
90 Harvard Ave.
Allston, MA 02134

This almost-surreal Korean restaurant is popular—but not trendy, thank God—and patronized by college students and young professionals living in the Allston neighborhood. The menu is expansive and unfocused, but from complimentary pickled daikon and kimchi banchan to bibimbap, everything hits the mark. As for the surreal part, the walls are lined with flat-screen televisions playing K-pop videos on a loop. Go with a few friends, get the watermelon soju (a whole watermelon, carved out and filled with soju) and saunter onto Harvard Avenue for bar crawling.

Food Style: Korean

Price Level: $$

Reservations Accepted: No

Atmosphere: Good for a Group

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