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$20 for $40 Worth of Korean and Japanese Food
The menu encompasses everything from Korean stir-fried squid ($12.95) and octopus ($14.95) to Japanese beef negimaki, broiled scallion rolled with slivers of beef ($15.95), and sushi ($2+ for rolls).
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.