Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of seasonings with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Korean fare at New Seoul Garden in Southfield.
The chefs at New Seoul Garden please palates of all persuasions with Korean and Japanese dishes, which beckon hungry stomachs from a robust menu. Diner farers dive into the nakji-dupbap dish, a heap of stir-fried octopus and fresh vegetables swimming in a spicy sauce ($14.95), and chicken teriyaki ($14.95) eagerly awaits rides via chopsticks or miniature tableside catapults. An extensive Korean-barbecue menu delivers saucy cuts of chicken, beef, and vegetables, such as in the deungshim-gui plate with a helping of black Angus rib eye ($19.95), and deep-fried-and-breaded beef katsu ($15.95) highlights the assortment of Japanese entrees. To keep good vibes flowing long after tummies have been stuffed, patrons can wash down or complement feasts with wine ($5–$12), hot sake ($4–$27), and imported and domestic beers ($3–$6).
New Seoul Garden Restaurant
New Seoul Garden’s chefs conduct culinary tours of East Asia without setting foot on the continent. Instead, they bring the food stateside through a hefty menu of Korean and Japanese specialties, including barbecue and sushi. Like shark-themed mylar balloons, most of their entrees celebrate seafood such as sushi with squid and salmon, though many plates star beef or chicken. Hot-pot dishes actually simmer at the table; rolls of soft-shell crab or sweet shrimp come into being at the sushi bar. The restaurant's interior itself bespeaks Asian roots; spindly tree branches open toward a skylight and several low tables are ringed with mats or seats for sitting on the floor. East Asian fans and artwork cover the walls, culminating in a rooftop tier that evokes a pagoda.
27566 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, Michigan 48034