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An array of Korean corn dogs, rolled in sugar and drizzled in sauces
James Park

10 Places to Enjoy NYC’s Can’t-Miss Korean Corn Dogs

From the classic, sugar-sprinkled kind to ramen-studded ones

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An array of Korean corn dogs, rolled in sugar and drizzled in sauces
| James Park

Korean corn dogs, one of the most beloved street foods in Korea, are suddenly popping up everywhere. In recent months, New Yorkers have been spotted waiting in long lines to get a bite of the extra crispy, slightly sweet, and saucy concoctions filled with mozzarella cheese, a hot dog, or both. These Korean corn dogs set themselves apart from American ones because of their (dare we say: superior) toppings and batter. Some shops use rice flour in the batter, creating a slightly chewy-yet-light texture to every bite. Another pro tip: Don’t go light on toppings, either. To get the whole experience, be sure to ask for the Korean corn dog to be tossed in sugar and drizzled with all types of sauces — from cheesy cheddar sauce to creamy mayo.

While this delightful snack took some time to show up in NYC, at least compared to LA, New Yorkers finally have several options to try. The demand for Korean corn dogs doesn’t seem to be slowing down, either. Here’s where to try the crispiest Korean corn dogs in NYC, from the classic, sugar-sprinkled kind to ramen-studded ones.

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1. Hangry Dog

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1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458

This corn dog pop-up brings the craze of Korean corn dogs to the Bronx Night Market. With six different choices, including crispy potato and sweet potato crusts, it offers a classic Korean corn dog experience. The cheese fillings have a stamp of “stretch approved,” guaranteeing that customers will have a cheesy stretch moment with their mozzarella corn dogs. A whole line of sauces aren’t available, but the relatively simple classics, like ketchup, combined with the crispy batter and stretchy cheese ensures that every bite of a Korean corn dog is sweet and savory.

2. H Mart

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2828 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

While it’s not a restaurant, it’s worth noting that there is an excellent selection of frozen Korean corn dogs sold at various locations of H Mart. There’s no long line to get crispy Korean corn dogs here and there are only a few simple steps before enjoying the snack: pick a preferred brand and fry them in an air fryer or oil — yes, they can taste as good as the restaurant ones. You can come up with your own sauce varieties, either by mixing ketchup and mayo or even honey mustard. Some notable brands to look out for at H Mart are Lotte’s Mozzarella Cheese & Potato Hotdog, Kikeni Crispy Mozzarella Corn Dog, and Pulmuone Breaded Mozzarella & Fish Cake on a Stick.

3. Club Dog

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100 W 77th St
New York, NY 10024

As one of the vendors at the Grand Bazaar, Club Dog serves four different types of corn dogs — including potato-encrusted ones — to the Upper West Side neighborhood. All of their corn dogs, described as “caveman,” are made with half cheese and half sausage, and come with a choice of five different sauces, including wasabi mayo. The corn dogs — with quirky names like the ramen-studded Happy Caveman — are an ideal snack while browsing the weekly flea market.

4. The Basac

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158-09B Northern Blvd
Queens, NY 11358
(718) 762-8484
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The Basac is one of the earliest shops offering Korean corn dogs in NYC, featuring six different varieties of the popular street food. Made with glutinous rice flour, the corn dogs here are fried to a perfect golden brown with a chewy and crispy texture. Some of the unique options — corn flakes and seed & nuts — create a special coating for the corn dogs. The best part of eating corn dogs at the Basac is to pair them with other menu items, such as tabletop tteokbokki, spicy Korean rice cakes. Dip the corn dogs into the spicy broth of tteokbokki or bubbling Korean army stew for the best bite.

5. UGLY Donuts & Corn Dogs

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136-84 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11354
(347) 506-0425
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Located on a bustling stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, this small outpost fries eight different kinds of corn dogs, including a half-sized version for kids. All the classic offerings, from the mozzarella-stuffed one to a classic beef sausage one, are available. Unlike other venues, all of the offerings here have potato toppings — adding extra crunch to each bite — for an additional 75 cents. A special item that can only be found here is the Premium Pizza Ugdog, which is made with a whole mozzarella cheese chunk, dipped in a light batter, fried to a golden brown hue, and topped with tomato sauce, basil pesto, garlic powder, and parsley. Don’t forget to try the ugly donuts, a deep-fried twist of dough, ideally served with whipped cream. 

Don’t sleep on the ugly donuts
Robert Sietsema

6. Jongro Rice Hotdog

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33 W 32nd St suite B
New York, NY 10001

With three locations in NYC, this is one of the most popular Korean corn dog shops. Each outlet offers efficient kiosk service, where customers choose one of 11 options, ranging from a whole mozzarella dog to a potato-studded hot dog. As the name suggests, the batter is made with rice flour, creating this airy, super crispy texture. One of the notable items from the shop is Ramyun Noodle Chips Hotdog. A plump hot dog is dipped in a rice batter and coated with broken dry ramen noodle pieces that adds savory and crunchy notes. Six different sauces, from cheddar sauce to honey mustard, are also offered and it’s a DIY affair, so diners can customize how much sauce coats each corn dog. (Multiple locations)

These corn dogs arrive, already rolled in sugar, and they get drizzled with different sauces
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7. Krazy Korean Dogz

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41-18 38th St
Queens, NY 11103
(347) 642-9695
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This delivery-only spot is a welcomed addition for those craving crispy Korean corn dogs in Long Island City and Astoria. The menu highlights six different kinds of corn dogs, including ones with potatoes. Because it doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar space yet, Krazy Korean Dogz doesn’t provide much customization with seasonings and sauces. Still, there’s a whole slew of other items that you can order along with Korean corn dogs, including matcha milk bubble tea, truffle fries, spam fried rice, and more.

The Mozzarella Dog at Krazy Korean Dogz
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8. Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs

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250 Mott St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 918-7790
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This popular franchised corn dog spot is quickly building its fanbase with a line of whimsical Korean dogs. They have created a set menu with their signature sauces and seasonings, including sweet ranch sauce, spicy sauce, dirty sauce, and more. There are seven different options, including American corn dog, with a side of Dirty Fries made with tater tots. The Two Hands Dog comes with ranch sauce, while the Spicy Dog is covered with hot Cheetos powder. Two unique items from the shop worth noting are the Ingeolmi Dog and Crispy Rice Dog. The former, inspired by injeolmi (Korean sweet rice cakes), is dusted with a nutty bean powder that gives it a more nuanced savory taste while the Crispy Rice Dog is coated with rice puffs that give a different kind of crunch when compared to potatoes. (Multiple locations)

Mega-star set that features five different kinds of corn dogs at Two Hands
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9. Oh K-Dog NYC

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159 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
(646) 448-4836
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This small outpost in the Lower East Side offers two of the most popular Asian snacks: thick egg toast and Korean corn dogs. But, its main focus is Korean corn dogs, offering 10 different options, including a classic hot dog, fancier beef hot dog, mozzarella, and even rice cakes for vegetarians. Customers can also choose whether they want their corn dogs to be studded with chunks of sweet potatoes or potatoes outside, creating an extra crunch. The squid ink option has both mozzarella cheese and sausage, which curls up at the end of the batter, resembling the tentacles on a squid. There are also six different kinds of sauces (garlic sauce, ketchup, sweet chili, and more) and five seasonings (including honey butter, parmesan cheese, and coconut), so customers can come up with endless combinations of their preferred Korean corn dog.

10. Insa

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328 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855-2620
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Insa doesn’t serve a traditional version, but it offers something similar to the familiar crispy, crunchy texture that Korean corn dogs are known for in this one-of-a-kind riff. Enter the Seafood “Corn Dog.” Served on a stick, this seafood “corn dog” is made with fish paste in the form of sausage wrapped around a stick, finished with a drizzle of ketchup and mayo. It may not have that light, fluffy fried batter encasing the sausage, but it’s as savory and meaty as any Korean corn dog.

Seafood “corn dog” may not have the light, fluffy batter, but it's as savory and meaty as any Korean corn dog
Khushbu Shah

1. Hangry Dog

1 Fordham Plaza, Bronx, NY 10458

This corn dog pop-up brings the craze of Korean corn dogs to the Bronx Night Market. With six different choices, including crispy potato and sweet potato crusts, it offers a classic Korean corn dog experience. The cheese fillings have a stamp of “stretch approved,” guaranteeing that customers will have a cheesy stretch moment with their mozzarella corn dogs. A whole line of sauces aren’t available, but the relatively simple classics, like ketchup, combined with the crispy batter and stretchy cheese ensures that every bite of a Korean corn dog is sweet and savory.

1 Fordham Plaza
Bronx, NY 10458

2. H Mart

2828 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

While it’s not a restaurant, it’s worth noting that there is an excellent selection of frozen Korean corn dogs sold at various locations of H Mart. There’s no long line to get crispy Korean corn dogs here and there are only a few simple steps before enjoying the snack: pick a preferred brand and fry them in an air fryer or oil — yes, they can taste as good as the restaurant ones. You can come up with your own sauce varieties, either by mixing ketchup and mayo or even honey mustard. Some notable brands to look out for at H Mart are Lotte’s Mozzarella Cheese & Potato Hotdog, Kikeni Crispy Mozzarella Corn Dog, and Pulmuone Breaded Mozzarella & Fish Cake on a Stick.

2828 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

3. Club Dog

100 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024

As one of the vendors at the Grand Bazaar, Club Dog serves four different types of corn dogs — including potato-encrusted ones — to the Upper West Side neighborhood. All of their corn dogs, described as “caveman,” are made with half cheese and half sausage, and come with a choice of five different sauces, including wasabi mayo. The corn dogs — with quirky names like the ramen-studded Happy Caveman — are an ideal snack while browsing the weekly flea market.

100 W 77th St
New York, NY 10024

4. The Basac

158-09B Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11358

The Basac is one of the earliest shops offering Korean corn dogs in NYC, featuring six different varieties of the popular street food. Made with glutinous rice flour, the corn dogs here are fried to a perfect golden brown with a chewy and crispy texture. Some of the unique options — corn flakes and seed & nuts — create a special coating for the corn dogs. The best part of eating corn dogs at the Basac is to pair them with other menu items, such as tabletop tteokbokki, spicy Korean rice cakes. Dip the corn dogs into the spicy broth of tteokbokki or bubbling Korean army stew for the best bite.

158-09B Northern Blvd
Queens, NY 11358

5. UGLY Donuts & Corn Dogs

136-84 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354
Don’t sleep on the ugly donuts
Robert Sietsema

Located on a bustling stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, this small outpost fries eight different kinds of corn dogs, including a half-sized version for kids. All the classic offerings, from the mozzarella-stuffed one to a classic beef sausage one, are available. Unlike other venues, all of the offerings here have potato toppings — adding extra crunch to each bite — for an additional 75 cents. A special item that can only be found here is the Premium Pizza Ugdog, which is made with a whole mozzarella cheese chunk, dipped in a light batter, fried to a golden brown hue, and topped with tomato sauce, basil pesto, garlic powder, and parsley. Don’t forget to try the ugly donuts, a deep-fried twist of dough, ideally served with whipped cream. 

136-84 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11354

6. Jongro Rice Hotdog

33 W 32nd St suite B, New York, NY 10001
These corn dogs arrive, already rolled in sugar, and they get drizzled with different sauces
James Park

With three locations in NYC, this is one of the most popular Korean corn dog shops. Each outlet offers efficient kiosk service, where customers choose one of 11 options, ranging from a whole mozzarella dog to a potato-studded hot dog. As the name suggests, the batter is made with rice flour, creating this airy, super crispy texture. One of the notable items from the shop is Ramyun Noodle Chips Hotdog. A plump hot dog is dipped in a rice batter and coated with broken dry ramen noodle pieces that adds savory and crunchy notes. Six different sauces, from cheddar sauce to honey mustard, are also offered and it’s a DIY affair, so diners can customize how much sauce coats each corn dog. (Multiple locations)

33 W 32nd St suite B
New York, NY 10001

7. Krazy Korean Dogz

41-18 38th St, Queens, NY 11103
The Mozzarella Dog at Krazy Korean Dogz
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This delivery-only spot is a welcomed addition for those craving crispy Korean corn dogs in Long Island City and Astoria. The menu highlights six different kinds of corn dogs, including ones with potatoes. Because it doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar space yet, Krazy Korean Dogz doesn’t provide much customization with seasonings and sauces. Still, there’s a whole slew of other items that you can order along with Korean corn dogs, including matcha milk bubble tea, truffle fries, spam fried rice, and more.

41-18 38th St
Queens, NY 11103

8. Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs

250 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
Mega-star set that features five different kinds of corn dogs at Two Hands
Robert Sietsema

This popular franchised corn dog spot is quickly building its fanbase with a line of whimsical Korean dogs. They have created a set menu with their signature sauces and seasonings, including sweet ranch sauce, spicy sauce, dirty sauce, and more. There are seven different options, including American corn dog, with a side of Dirty Fries made with tater tots. The Two Hands Dog comes with ranch sauce, while the Spicy Dog is covered with hot Cheetos powder. Two unique items from the shop worth noting are the Ingeolmi Dog and Crispy Rice Dog. The former, inspired by injeolmi (Korean sweet rice cakes), is dusted with a nutty bean powder that gives it a more nuanced savory taste while the Crispy Rice Dog is coated with rice puffs that give a different kind of crunch when compared to potatoes. (Multiple locations)

250 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

9. Oh K-Dog NYC

159 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

This small outpost in the Lower East Side offers two of the most popular Asian snacks: thick egg toast and Korean corn dogs. But, its main focus is Korean corn dogs, offering 10 different options, including a classic hot dog, fancier beef hot dog, mozzarella, and even rice cakes for vegetarians. Customers can also choose whether they want their corn dogs to be studded with chunks of sweet potatoes or potatoes outside, creating an extra crunch. The squid ink option has both mozzarella cheese and sausage, which curls up at the end of the batter, resembling the tentacles on a squid. There are also six different kinds of sauces (garlic sauce, ketchup, sweet chili, and more) and five seasonings (including honey butter, parmesan cheese, and coconut), so customers can come up with endless combinations of their preferred Korean corn dog.

159 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002

10. Insa

328 Douglass St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Read Review |
Seafood “corn dog” may not have the light, fluffy batter, but it's as savory and meaty as any Korean corn dog
Khushbu Shah

Insa doesn’t serve a traditional version, but it offers something similar to the familiar crispy, crunchy texture that Korean corn dogs are known for in this one-of-a-kind riff. Enter the Seafood “Corn Dog.” Served on a stick, this seafood “corn dog” is made with fish paste in the form of sausage wrapped around a stick, finished with a drizzle of ketchup and mayo. It may not have that light, fluffy fried batter encasing the sausage, but it’s as savory and meaty as any Korean corn dog.

328 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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