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Kar Won Closed for “Renovations”, Vows to Return

Lunch’er ‘Harry’ recently tipped us off in the forums that Kar Won appears to have shuttered:

Kar Won is my go to chinese place. I really like the food and the cranky environment. I went there today and it was shuttered Behind the shutters was a broken front door and a trashed restaurant. I don’t know what happened, but Kar Won is shut down. I have sent the pictures to ML.

A little further investigation has revealed that they are not closed forever, but are undergoing some renovations and should be back up and running in three to four weeks. Sad for now, but they’ll be back!

Kar Won, 116 East 60th Street (btw Lex + Park), (212) 486-1359

Roast Pig Over Rice is Available at Kar Won and Hop Won

The sign at Kar Won (on 60th btw. Park+Lex)

Great news for those pig lovers who work too far North or East to take advantage of the new “roast pig over rice” from Hing Won (on 48th btw. 5+6th) that I raved about yesterday. Both Kar Won (on 60th btw. Park+Lex) and Hop Won (on 45th btw. Lex+3rd), which are owned by the same company as Hing Won, are also serving the roast pig over rice for $6.

Thanks to Lunch’er “Dylan” for passing along the tip in the comments. He hit up Kar Won for the special and had this to say:

“My container looked almost identical to Zach’s, but it came with a heaping portion of garlicky sauteed bok choy/cabbage. While the belly was great, and the skin crispy, there were a few pieces that had a bit too much inedible bone or cartilage. That said, still awesome.”

But is the pork all I made it out to be?  Some say no.

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