Great Korean BBQ, not Flushing (Kang Suh, Wom Jo, or Madangsui?)
Looking for a good Korean BBQ place, preferably in Manhattan. Kang Suh has been recommended to us, but I've read up on it here and heard the kim chi sucks. That's a bummer.
If I had to choose between Wom Jo or Madangsui, which would it be?
I know next to nothing about Korean BBQ, the few Korean meals I've had I found to be rather underwhelming, and I'm hoping to get a better insight this time. I LOVE spicy food, so that won't be an issue.
Thanks, as always.
Review of Convivio (disappointing -- 1 Michelin star? really???), Yasuda (fantastic), and Resto (nice) to follow soon.
I agree with you on Convivio. I haven't been to Wom Jo but I really like mandangsui - enough space (not all cramped like most Ktown restaurants) and the food is delicious. I also like Kam Suh.
Madangsui is tops for Korean BBQ in Manhattan. I would highly recommend AGAINST Kang Suh. The food is VERY mediocre. Any Korean restaurant that has everything under the sun in the menu -- not a good sign. Won Jo is a notch better, but stick to BBQ specialists for Korean BBQ, such as Madangsui, Don's Bogam, etc.
I prefer Kang Suh over Madangsui for BBQ. I find the meat marinade much more tasty. I don't know what the big hype over Madangsui is and why NY Times choose this particular joint to cover Korean BBQ. It's certainly not bad but not worth the hype.
I like Shilla for BBQ. It's not know as the BBQ spot, but it's great. Also, if you don't mind less banchan, I highly recommend Don's Bogam for the BBQ.
1250 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
i went to Madangsui on Saturday. It was quite busy so I am glad we made a reservation.
It was good, but not sure if it is one star worthy.