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New Asian Fusion Restaurant in Irvington

50 South Buckhout street is abuzz with some new local flare, a new family-friendly Asian fusion restaurant. .Recently  Since February of this year  GoSū has been serving numerous Asian-inspired dishes with an American twist. From the various small, shareable appetizers to the delicious ramen and cooked meats, GoSu brings some never been seen before flavors to our small town of Irvington.

The renovated, modernized interior gives the restaurant a comfortable and cozy feel, making it the perfect spot for a pleasant lunch or dinner. The careful decorations do not go unnoticed.  The restaurant is opened Monday through Saturday from 12pm-9:30pm.

Before founding GoSū, Tony Kim started off as a sushi chef at Wasabi, a sushi restaurant in New Jersey. He then progressed to being the head manager at Haru in New York City for almost 10 years. All along the way, Mr. Kim’s dream was to open up his own restaurant. 

Starting a new restaurant requires much consideration, and there were many decisions to be made, such as the cuisine, hours, the location, and even the name! In Korean, gogi is meat, and guksu is noodles. Meats and noodles are the two main components of what is served at the restaurant, hence the name GoSū.

When I went to GoSū to try their food , I had many options of food to order fro. There were many small plates to choose from — something to suit everyone’s liking. The house salad with crunchy romaine lettuce, topped with a slice of juicy tomato, some shredded cucumbers and carrots, sprinkled with sesame seeds and drizzled with ginger dressing, was fresh and inticing — the perfect way to start off your meal.

For a main dish I ordered the Bulgogi tacos, which contains marinated sliced rib-eye, house pico, and cheese on a tortilla. The meat was juicy and tender, and the house pico added freshness and acidity to the bite. It is a GoSū original and extremely popular among customers.

I also felt drawn to the Loaded fries which had melted cheese over bulgogi and some bright green jalapeño peppers on a bed of waffle fries. I was so pleased with the fries, I had to order an extra serving to go!

Aside from the small plates, sizzle bop and Japanese noodles are served as main entrees. There are many different sizzle bops to choose from. From galbi (korean style soy marinated short ribs) to chicken teriyaki to tofu steak, each sizzle bop comes with your choice of white or brown rice, in addition to your choice of miso soup or a house salad. Each plate comes out sizzling, keeping the food fresh with steam rising from the platter. The sizzle plate keeps the food warm throughout the entire meal and makes every bite worth talking about.

For the Japanese noodles, GoSū serves many different noodle types including ramen, udon, and soba. Although I’ve tried them all, my favorite by far is the curry udon because of its distinct flavor. The udon noodles are thick and chewy, and are submerged in the curry broth. On top of the noodles, there is meat, corn, caramelized onions, and other toppings that enhance the overall flavor of the dish.

Lastly, the drinks. You are immediately served water when you first sit down, and then brought other beverages upon request. At GoSū, you can opt to get sake, soju, beer, wine, soda, or juice. The service is excellent, and the staff is especially welcoming and friendly. In general, everything is fairly priced, and you get a lot for what you pay for. The quality of the food is top-notch, five stars from me for sure.

This new restaurant brings some real New York City style flare to our quiet village.

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