GOMI KOREAN WINE BAR
We are a local restaurant and wine bar located in the East Village/Alphabet City neighborhood in Manhattan. Our warm and welcoming space is perfect for any occasion, whether it be a solo moment to unwind, an intimate dinner for two, or a celebration with friends. Come enjoy a glass (or more) with us!
All of our wines are hand-selected by chef-owner Rafael, who has developed a personal relationship with many of the wineries he showcases. Much of the menu focuses on smaller wineries that are organically or biodynamically certified or practicing.
We use local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Vegetables are purchased frequently and in small quantities to ensure peak freshness. Our heritage chicken is from Bo Bo Farms: all natural, humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone free. The steak is sterling silver black angus. We do not add sugar to any of our dishes - only Madeira wine, sake, and a little bit of fruit.
Our entire menu was created using traditional and homemade recipes, many of which were developed over a campfire.
WHO WE ARE
Prior to GOMI, Rafael would often cook multi-course meals for his friends and it became his dream to create a space where he was able to share his wine and food with others. Born in Korea but raised in Brazil (half of that time spent in São Paolo’s Japan Town), Rafael’s international background comes across in his food, music, and wines. His ability to speak five languages is as unique as dining with him, when it’s not unusual to have a Picanha steak, bibim bap, and a Portuguese red wine.
You’ll often find Rafael behind the bar at GOMI or serving you personally. Don’t hesitate to start a conversation about food, hiking, dogs, or wine.
Hi! My name is Gommy. I’m an 85 pound long-hair Japanese Akita. My favorite food is salmon and my favorite hiking trail is on Bear Mountain.