Monday, October 12, 2009

Madang, Sydney

People crave food all the time from kentucky fried chicken, pad thai noodles to a freshly grilled woodfire pizza. I crave Madang, one of my personal favourites actually.

If you pardon the wait while in queue, you are faced with one of the best Korean BBQ Resturants. I still remember my first time there; it was like your 11 secret herbs and spices exploding throughout your whole entire mouth. The tendernous and juiciness of the meat along with the balance of the marination makes it oh so perfect.

The price isn't too bad if you have the chance to share with at least 4 people or more. The bill comes to approximately $25 bucks per person (given that you do order a bowl of rice each) for you to crawl your way of the restaurant. If you were to compare it to a $30 pp korean BBQ that usually has poorly marinated meat then I say Madang offers value for money! I remembered one time, I was in a group of 5, we ordered both Korean BBQ AND Hotpot and the bill came to around $25 per person. It was amazingly cheap and my stomach felt like it was going to explode like a terrorist attack!!

However I do admit that if you go in a group of 2 to 3, things can get expensive! The average price of a BBQ meat dish is around $16 bucks or so (if i recall correctly).

Seafood Platter - Sadly I do not remember the price so i shall update this when I revisit but it def was again, value fo money.

The ambiance is really lively because the place is always so packed and popular however because it is so popular, waiting in line can be a pain. A typical Friday night wait at around 6.30 is at least 30 minutes BUT in saying that, in my opinion if you aren't in a rush and if you have the time to wait - it is DEFINITELY worth it!

Some however have said that it taste like any other Korean BBQ. For me personally, it is the ultimate Korean BBQ so for those who have not yet tried, do not miss out! It is a must have!

Service tends to be fairly decent. Majority of the times, the waiters are attentive but I have had experienced times where you have to ask/push the bell 3 times to order an extra bowl of rice or drink.

As for location, Madang is located secretly at the end of an alley way branching out from Pitt Street. I guess part of that is what its even more special.

Food: 9/10
Service: 7.5/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value for Money: 7.5/10

Overall Rating: 31/40

Sydney Madang
- 371A Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Gotta go eat!!

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