Bann Launches Under $10 “Next Door” Menu

Bann Next Door is Bann

Thanks to Lunch’er Jennie for this great tip… Bann, the pricey Korean restaurant on 50th St. btw. 8th+9th (in Worldwide Plaza), has blocked off a corner of their existing space, packed in four tables, and called it “Bann Next Door” (even though it’s technically not next door, but inside the restaurant.)  Confusion over location aside, Bann has always been out of the Midtown Lunch price range (save for Korean Restaurant Week 2008), but Bann Next Door’s under $10 menu, complete w/ pork spare ribs and Korean fried chicken, sounds right up our alley. (Yes, I said Korean fried chicken.)

Check out the menu after the jump…

Bann Next Door menu

I don’t know about you, but I’m already salivating over this menu. Korean fried chicken in the 50s!? Homemade jalapeno biscuits? This could be really good.  Early adopters, tell us what you think in the comments.

Bann Next Door, 350 W 50th Street (btw 8+9th Ave), 212-582-4446


  • They also have a board out advertising $5 pina coladas to compete with blockheads.

  • Blockheads frozen margs in the outdoor patio. Oh my. It’s that time of year again….

  • I was just about to say that, stevenp…MIDTOWN HAPPY HOUR SOON??

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    Just finished lunch from Bann. Had both the fried chix and the mini-pockets. As follows:
    Wings – got the chili-honey glazed (as opposed to “natural” with sauce on the side). 6 wings, nicely fried, could have been spicier though. Sides that came with it (no choices) were a very good salad and great sweet pickled daikon, an OK/irrelevant bleu ch. dressing and a completely dry/tasteless half biscuit (dip in sauce makes it OK).
    Mini-pockets (I chose shrimp) – are fried dumplings. Not bad, just very uninteresting as were all of the sides that came with it (cole slaw, cukes and a salad).
    $6.95 not a bad price and took just under 10 minutes to make – however only one order is a bit small for lunch if you are hungry – need to order a side or something else.
    They should really offer chicken a la carte, with a spicier option… But hey, it’s all we got way up here in the W 50′s

  • Hey now! FRIED CHICKEN!!! Sounds like it’s worth a trip.

  • this place is such a poor excuse for a korean restaurant. i can’t imagine their specials are worth it.

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    Why is it on us to try? The point of the site is that YOU get out there. The last few months have been a lot of “I saw the most awesome halal pizza mash-up! Try it and let us know how it is!” Thanks.

    • So let me get this straight… you want us to keep new spots a secret until we have a chance to try everything on the menu and post a review?

      Patience. The review will happen… but for those who want a head start, now you know it’s there. :-)

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