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Madangsui

35 W. 35th St., New York, NY, 10001
nr. Sixth Ave.
212-564-9333

Lost it's charm

By duchesse2k on 5/16/2011

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Tried it last year after Kang Suh stopped using real wood coals in the grill and thought it was pretty terrific. It scored high marks about a year ago. Last week I tried it again and it was fair to middling on every level. The side pickles and veggies were not terribly varied and were uninspiring. They insisted on us ordering two portions of thinly sliced pork (really like bacon) even tho we ordered other meats. We seemed to have had endless pork which was ok - not great and not enough short ribs. We had ordered Yook Hae Bimibop as thing one and never got it. When we asked for it again, they were all surprised and what we received was mostly lettuce chiffonade with a few slices of meat - no asian pear, none of the little treats that made it such a sensation dish. It was hugely disappointing as that was the thing we really wanted most. To top it all off, i got bumped into repeatedly by the guy driving the bus-cart so it was liked being hit and run by the garbage man. I have a real problem with restaurants who take the trash down through the aisles of the dining room this happened throughout the dinner. I'm running back to Kang Suh

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