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“Mad for Garlic! The name says it all!”

Mad For Garlic Apgujeong
Ranked #5,591 of 122,671 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Apgujeong / Cheongdam
Stuttgart, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Mad for Garlic! The name says it all!”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

In a place like Korea, Mad for Garlic is truly a euphamism for simply eating. Koreans' extensive use of garlic in their cuisine fits rather well a franchise whose claim to fame is garlic. The menu selection is wide and the variety makes some dinners pause for a time prior to being able to make their final choice. You cannot beat good mass produced Italian food and Mad for Garlic has figured it out. Lots of good bread and olive oil to fill you up prior to the main course if you're not careful. Do take your time to enjoy the fresh salads which continue to come as long as you will have it. Again great place for a large group party celebrating whatever you can dream off. Enjoy and do take a mint or two with you on the way out the door!

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English first
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Garlic by the Truck Load”
Reviewed 7 October 2012

What an amazing restaurant. Between some garlic bread, a spinach salad and some spicy pasta I must have consumed 10 cloves of garlic. This restaurant serves a form of Korean/Italian fusion the likes of which you will never see anywhere else. The wine list is qute good too. Highly recommended if you want a break from asian food.

  • Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Dracula Killer is to die for, the rest was just average”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

After being inundated with Korean food for a few days, decided to go Italian and this restaurant is conveniently located across the road from the COEX Intercontinental.

Ordered the Dracula Killer for starters and it was just great. Bulbs of garlic cooked in Olive Oil and anchovies served with garlic bread went down a treat. A word of caution though, the bulbs of garlic is very hot and can scald your mouth if you are not careful.

Tried the Shanghai Bomb and that was a disappointment. It was way too sweet for my liking. The Garlic Steak was very tender but again a bit to heavy on the sugar.

The first server that waited on us did not speak a word of English. Good thing for the menu which was in English. The second server spoke decent English and we were able to get some clarification on what some of the menu item were.

Overall, a decent restaurant serving decent food all be it on the sweet side.

  • Visited August 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food...but not for date night....lots of garlic!”
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Really nice concept and the food was really wonderful especially the lobster pasta and the seafood rice (spicy but wow!).

  • Visited August 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice place, bit different for Korea”
Reviewed 19 June 2012

I like this place. The menu is quite a unique/unusual fusion effort (with a lot of garlic!!). There are loads of these places and I visited the one in Mapo-Gu

  • Visited August 2011
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