Korea isn't exactly known for good pizza. In fact, it's known for bad pizza. Really bad pizza. Even at Western franchises like Domino's and Pizza Hut, toppings are bizarre and can include everything from canned corn to mayo-smothered shrimp to cheesecake. Fortunately for those who prefer their pizza without a side of pickles, Brick Oven New York Pizzeria in Gangnam serves a wide selection of authentic pies in a nice atmosphere that oozes NYC. Owners James Yu and Dan Cho decided to bring a bit of authenticity to the Korean capital after spending several years mastering the art of the pizza in New York. Thanks to the passion and dedication of the duo, it didn't take long after the restaurant's opening in 2012 for Brick Oven to be known as the go-to spot for diners demanding something more from their pies. The pizzas at Brick Oven are gargantuan (think tire-sized), topped generously with quality ingredients like basil pesto, bacon, and feta. The whole-grain crust is perfectly thick and the homemade marinara sauce is chunky and well balanced. Meat lovers will adore the Godfather, one of Brick Oven's most popular pies, topped with Italian sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, and a "grand-slam secret sauce." The Quattro Formaggi is a good choice for those craving something cheesy. Brick Oven offers vegetarian-friendly options, plenty of tasty sides (try the garlic fries), and create-your-own options to keep everyone at the table content. Like the pizzas, the tables at Brick Oven are jumbo-sized and can accommodate large groups. Just be sure to call ahead to reserve a spot, as the place is usually packed.