Madangsui-NY

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$30 and under
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Korean

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MADANGSUI “The Best Korean Prime Barbecue Restaurant in Midtown, Manhattan”
Who could resist the multiple sensory pleasures of Korean barbecue: the spicy, salty flavors and the combination of textures and temperatures(crisp lettuce juxtaposed with succulent grilled meat and fish), not to mention the hands-on fun of going through a pile of lettuce leaves, wrapping your own individual little barbecue “tacos” and popping them into your mouth.

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NC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were very early and the servers only had our table. They hovered making me feel like we had to eat quickly.

CB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decent food. A bit overbearing service. Quantity a bit limited.

K
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had never had Korean BBQ before and it was so delicious. We just got into town and the restaurant was hopping at 9:30pm. The staff was very helpful and explained choices and the cooking technique. We ordered a scallion pancake & a salad as an appetizer, but really our choice was too much food. We should have just had the grilled beef & shrimp. Those yummy items were perfect in the lettuce cups, along with all the sides. We also ordered a noodle dish, so hot & tasty. Really there was enough food for 4 and we were only 2. But it was worth trying - so many flavors. Will definitely go again and try other items. A fun night!

LF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The place was really noisy, though, and slightly more expensive than I was expecting (there were no prices listed on their website). I'd go back for a lunch special though. We were in and out in 30 minutes as well.

D
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent - we had Korean BBQ. It took a longtime for the waitress to come & take the orders but once she did, service was great.

MP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good old, quality KBBQ.
Food/service were great; we got the non marinated pork belly/pork jowl/kalbi and an order of the marinated kalbi
All tasted great; great quality meat too
Service on par with what's expected at Korean restaurants (in Korea, if your service isn't superb, you're likely to go out of business).
Price wise, I'd say typical for NYC KBBQ; pricier side.
$30-40/order of meat; 1 order is usually sufficient per person; extra stew for the table, some rice, alcohol; total with tip was $325 (about $65/person).

There was a small snafu, which was on me.
Part of my party arrived before I did; I neglected to tell the staff we were here with a reservation. OpenTable informed me I had a no show afterwards; it was resolved in the end after a quick email.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very pleasant experience. Food was excellent as was the service. So much so that a few of us went to lunch there the next day.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food perfect service total satisfaction

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have Yakult as dessert. So cute!

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

great casual dining. helpful staff who explain the menu.

DV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and atmosphere

JG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice time and a good meal- party of 6. Good place for a group. I have limited experience with the cuisine but thought everything was good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So easy to make a reservation. No need to wait hours for a table Friday night like in k town. Excellent authentic food both Bbq and korean dishes. Been coming for different occasions for years. Always great service and food. Never rushed to leave after dining like in other K town restaurants. Would highly recommend.

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cannot say enough how much we appreciated our dinner at Madangsui. We had a large party of 15 to celebrate my daughter’s birthday there, and everyone was very accommodating and helpful, even down to giving us a cake knife, extra plates and forks for the birthday cake that I brought in. They even played a Korean pop birthday song while we lit the candles. The food was excellent and plentiful, with leftovers we took home. Thank you for a great evening, Madangsui!

RU
New York Area
187 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The place is filthy! I was embarrassed that I recommended that we have lunch here with friends from out of town.

The food is good, but based on how dirty the restaurant is, I was scared that the food might not be stored properly.

The restaurant cancelled my reservation on Open Table, which caused panic since friends were meeting us there and I would have needed to find another restaurant to accommodate us in that area, the Sunday before Christmas. There was no problem getting a table but I didn't need the stress of the restaurant cancelling the reservation, then denying they did so.

y
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was quick & attentive, the food was delicious & plentiful- just a bit noisy as typical on a Friday night in nyc, but we’ll be back

a
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Decent place for a quick and easy lunch with good variety of banchan

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, nice staff!

DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all. Good stuff goooooooooooood
Very good.

BL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Although the food was acceptable, do not go with a small group or you will be ignored if there are other larger groups in the restaurant. We were seated five minutes before anyone asked us if we'd like drinks or had any questions about the menu, meanwhile two large groups were on either side of us and were attended by an army of wait staff.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Lovely, try the beer and pancakes

A
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good and the wait staff was friendly. Drinks were a little on the expensive side for KBBQ but we had a great time. Not the best location which is actually a real plus if you are looking for last minute res for a big group because they usually have availability and the food is very good

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They said because kids not to grill at the table. But then the beef and pork belly that came out cooked was tough and chewy and clearly had been already cooked before. Very very disappointing given the expensive price of these items.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service were wonderful. Our server was extremely attentive without being intrusive. They were able to accommodate all 12 of us with ease and assisted with the ordering process. They even allowed us to bring in a bday cake. Great spot for a large group. The food was superb , as always.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great bbq. Always enjoy the food, especially with friends.

RA
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not sure as it has gone down since I tried it a while back

NM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food, BBQ marinade and side dishes are amazing!

C
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Dinner was at 9pm on Sunday night. Around 9:55p they opened the front doors and took the garbage cans from the kitchen past our table to the front. Humm...

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Ate great food and we're able to talk.

a
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value, particularly lunchtime

J
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first time coming with a large group and everything was great. Everything we needed was taken care of right away and the food was delicious as always.

JP
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Korean BBQ joint in K-Town. It's pricey, though not as much as some of the other places, yet still a no frills, down and dirty, LET'S EAT, wonderland. Amazing food. Amazing bon chan (sides), good service. Every time I go I enter this euphoric happy place. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I wish portions of meat were a little bigger for the cost, but to get better prices you'll have to leave Manhattan and find an outer borough spot. Still gets two thumbs up from me!

GL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An authentic Korean dining experience with helpful staff to explain the food. Prices are definitely not below $30 a person. A better expectation is $50 a person (all in with tip). That said, the food was delicious and filling. We had two orders of the Bulgogi and shared Korean Pancake.

GF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food, great service , plum wine went down a treat

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn’t decide between the Hot Pot and the Bimbimbop, but the waitress explained the differences to me...I ordered the Hot Pot and it was excellent.
My friends ordered 3 dishes that were cooked at the table, short ribs and boneless short ribs, then explained how we were to build the wraps. Very helpful

DR
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is really good and plenitful. Really very good ...
We had pork dish and cold noodle and beef dish that were excellent and they bring a whole bunch of savory apps to the table. ITT am experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great atmosphere, food, and service, until they tried to charge us an extra $80 for a dish we didn’t get!

KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Korean BBQ. A bit pricey but delicious. All the beef seemed very high quality and they served a nice variety of side dishes with it. Korean pancake and homemade dumplings also excellent.

k
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered appetizers and mains. Before they came, the restaurant gave us a bunch of tastings! All delicious! We will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews