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Korean BBQ - Madangsui - What to order??

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Hey! I've heard a lot of good reviews about Madangsui for Korean BBQ but unfortunately none of them really recommended any dishes to order.

We are 4 people and all of us are ready to try/eat anything and everything interesting. I'm looking for some serious recommendation on what to order at this place.

It will be really great if anyone who has been to the place can recommend me or could point me to any online forum.

Thanks a lot!

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Madangsui
35 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

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  1. It's obviously a bbq place so you should stick with bbq. I was there about 2 weeks ago and ordered marinated kalbi which was good. It comes out with free egg custard and dengjang jjigae and other side dishes. We ordered some dumplings which were just ok. I heard their hae mool pajun(seafood pancake) is good. You can also try 'yuk hwe' which is basically Korean style beef tartare and loved it last time I had it.

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    Madangsui
    35 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

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    1. re: Monica

      I'll pretty much second everything Monica said.

      Both times we ate there we had the BBQ Meat Combination, which comes with a lot of side dishes including the delicious egg custard. The first time we had 6 people so we also got one of the Seafood combinations and a few appetizers. When we went with 3 people we just got the meat combination platter and one appetizer- it ends up being a surprising amount of food. I also heard that the pancakes are really good, and the people next to us last time couldn't stop talking about them. We also really liked the beef tartare when we had it the first time we were there.

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      Madangsui
      35 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

      1. re: jessbnjess

        Based on the recs, it sounds the same as every other Korean BBQ place. Where is this restaurant? Is it better than the other places on 32nd St. 32 W 32nd street as far as I know is the only place in Manhattan that uses coal BBQ and not gas

    2. Agree with Monica too.

      The marinated kalbi is great. We also like their seafood pancake, fried dumplings and even the dolsot bimbimbop. Their soo doo bu jegai not so great Their ban chan also is generally very good.

      1. as with all barbecue places, request to have garlic roasted on the grill. they'll usually fill a foil cup with some sesame oil and sliced garlic, which then roasts alongside the meat.