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New Seoul Garden in Southfield, MI? [DTW]

IndyGirl Jul 15, 2011 03:19 PM

Anybody tried this place? Curious what you think. It's the huge place right off Telegraph, near a big Toys 'R' Us.


New Seoul Garden Restaurant
27566 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034

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    donbui82 RE: IndyGirl Jul 16, 2011 12:25 PM

    Comfortably the best Korean restaurAnt out of the five I've had in se-mi. (never been to Ann arbor). Their meats are balanced in their marinades and of excellent quality. Soups are good without too much msg. Their pan-chan(sp?) is varied and excellent. The only subpar thing I've had their is the dak-GUI(grilled chicken).


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      VTB RE: IndyGirl Jul 16, 2011 12:39 PM

      I second that. NSG is quite good. It shares some history with Seoul Garden (closed?), Bibimbap and Korea Palace. Do also try independents Shilla and e-Mart (counter). I think all the places are pretty solid, though none greatly stand out for me. So, I spread my business around. NSG certainly has the nicest atmosphere!

      Korea Palace
      34744 Dequindre Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310

      1. IndyGirl RE: IndyGirl Jul 16, 2011 01:14 PM

        One of my favorites as well! I was curious, as we returned there recently and I was once again pleased with my meal. I wasn't sure why no one had posted a review--whether I was just crazy and it wasn't very good, or whether it just hadn't made it one here yet.

        I'm vegetarian, so I have restricted menu options. Usually I get the bibimbap with egg and tofu. But last time, I wasn't feeling very well, so I had he vegetable tempura. It was fine, except that there was tempura apple in the mix! I wasn't expecting that at all, but maybe I'm just sheltered. Obviously this isn't a Japanese place anyway, so I knew I was ordering out of their strict area of specialty.

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          VTB RE: IndyGirl Jul 16, 2011 01:29 PM

          By "one of my favorite places, as well," I assume you mean Shilla. donbui82 lives right near there, so I have to assume he has had a(some) substandard experience(s) there. Mine have been good, and I've been remiss in not doing a write up. I'd be curious to hear from donbui82.

          ...not to get off topic.

          PS--today is Shilla neighbor, Cafe Sushi's 20% off day :-) ...nevertheless, I'm off to the Armenia Fest at R.O Farmers Mkt this eve.

          Cafe Sushi
          1933 W Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48084

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          missmind RE: IndyGirl Jul 20, 2011 07:38 AM

          I've been there 10+ times and never had a complaint about the food, but the service does kind of suck sometimes. I usually get the hwoe-soba; my husband usually the najki-dupbap. I'm a big fan of their banchan, especially the turnip kimchi and soybean sprouts.

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            boagman RE: IndyGirl Jul 22, 2011 07:03 PM

            I have an Asian friend who loves this place. It's his favorite place to go, period. I've still not been, but, I mean...he's *Asian*. I know it sounds bigoted, but if he's willing to give it the thumbs-up, I'm willing to trust him.

            It's not just him, though. I've heard good things about it from other people, too. As well, they've been in business for quite some time now. That's usually a pretty good sign.

            1. JanPrimus RE: IndyGirl Jul 24, 2011 06:14 AM

              50% off groupon for this place is on right now.

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                boagman RE: JanPrimus Jan 29, 2012 01:56 PM

                There's another 50% off Groupon going on right now.

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                  syrup09 RE: boagman Jan 29, 2012 02:55 PM

                  I grew up about a little more than a mile fron The New Seoul Garden. It was our Chinese place of choice after the decline of the Empress Garden in Harvard Row. It's been there a long time in a somewhat competive are, (RIP Tel Twelve Mall, Esquire Deli, etc.)

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