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What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $49 for a Korean BBQ meal for two, including two entrées with soup, one appetizer, and two beers, two house wines, or one small bottle of sake ($98.97 value)
- $96 for a Korean BBQ meal for four, including four entrées with soup, two appetizers, and four beers, four house wines, or two small bottles of sake ($197.94 value)
- $25 for $50 worth of food and drink for two or more people
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Weekend availability is limited. Must provide Groupon # to make reservation. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid with OpenTable reservations. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Madangsui has been known to put a smile on diners' faces, and not just for the reason you might think. According to The New York Times, "There is a moment at the beginning of most meals at Madangsui . . . when someone at the table begins to laugh." It seems the sheer scale of what's happening—the never-ending parade of banchan, or side dishes, that fill every square inch of table space—becomes overwhelming, and at a certain point all you can do is chuckle.
But you don't get to sit back and take it in for long. There's too much work to be done. That's because the Midtown eatery specializes in Korean barbecue, a style of eating that lets diners sear meats themselves right at their table. Once a staff member fires up the gas grill, it's up to the table to keep an eye on their orders of spicy pork, jumbo shrimp, and butterflied short rib. It's hard to go wrong, however, given the ingredients: the restaurant only serves USDA Prime beef, and many orders come marinated in zingy house sauces.
Diners can sip on wine, beer, and hot sake as they eat, and after the grill dies down, they can finish the meal on a tangy note with yogurt desserts in minute single-serving bottles. It all adds up to the kind of experience that justifies the Times' superlative label: "Manhattan's best Korean barbecue restaurant."