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Please help us build the Ultimate Karaoke Experience in Brooklyn at INSA - Korean Fun Time Place for Celebration!
191 backers pledged $40,701 to help bring this project to life.

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INSA is a Korean BBQ restaurant with 5 karaoke rooms. It is located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It is being built by Ben Schneider, who is behind The Good Fork restaurant in Red Hook, Brooklyn with chef-wife, Sohui Kim. As a contractor and woodworker, Ben has been building us the the Korean restaurant of our dreams. However, given the circumstances of building a restaurant, even with thorough planning and financing, costs appear frequently and over time, we have been reaching out for funds.

We want to bring the DYNAMIC KOREAN SOCIAL EXPERIENCE to Brooklyn:
Imagine a beautifully lit space, tall ceilings, a room full of buzzing people surrounded by a collection of banchan on their table and the sound of sizzling meat on 18 BBQ tables. Now imagine ordering a craft cocktail, a bottle of wine or the ubiquitous shot of soju and an ice cold OB lager...

After a full-scale Korean culinary delight, what better way to digest than lounging at our "Asian-exotica" bar or rent one of our karaoke rooms and belting out your best rendition of that hit from that time when you had that hair?! 

Now imagine that is real!

OUR PLAN is to raise $35,000 to be able to acquire the equipment to complete our karaoke experience for our themed five rooms. 

Each room costs approximately $7,000 that consists of a main server, backup server, software with an updated +25,000 songlist, sound monitors, tv screen, lighting, routers, microphones, wireless keypad, songbook, the build out and finally, a "Stevie Nicks" fan: a fan for the desired effect.

OUR VISION is one of a diversified business under one roof where guests will be able to celebrate one another's company in a variety of ways. We aim to be the go-to destination for both Korean BBQ & Karaoke.

With your support, we will be able to provide our guests of all ages with the absolute Karaoke experience.

NO MORE long trips to K-town or Chinatown for karaoke!

Risks and challenges

As many of the rewards concern karaoke and dining, we expect minimal challenges in securing reservations for the rewards. We will do our best to accommodate the most convenient times and dates for our supporters.

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    Sincere Thanks & Forever Grateful!

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    Our Sincere Thanks & a Personal Thank You Postcard

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    A Personal Thank You Postcard and a
    Limited Edition INSA T-Shirt

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE + INSA TOTE BAG

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE + 1 HOUR OF KARAOKE
    for up to 8 people*

    *by reservation from sunday to thursday only

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE + ONE BEVERAGE
    per person to lubricate the vocal cords
    for up to 8 people

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE + A SELECTION OF DELECTABLES FROM OUR BAR MENU

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    A Personal Thank You Postcard + Limited Edition INSA T-Shirt + INSA Tote + 1 HOUR OF KARAOKE* in the party room for up to 20 people

    *by reservation from sunday to thursday only

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    A Personal Thank You Postcard + Limited Edition INSA T-Shirt + INSA Tote + 2 HOURS OF KARAOKE* in the party room for up to 20 people

    *by reservation from sunday to thursday only

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    A Personal Thank You Postcard + Limited Edition INSA T-Shirt + INSA Tote + 2 HOURS OF KARAOKE* in the party room for up to 20 people + DELECTABLES FROM THE BAR MENU

    *by reservation on weekdays only

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    DINNER FOR 6
    includes 2 items each from "for the table" + BBQ + rice/noodles + soups & stews + unlimited selected beverage
    PLUS 1 HOUR KARAOKE

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    DINNER FOR 10
    including 4 items from "for the table" + 3 items each from BBQ + rice/noodle + soups & stews + unlimited selected beverage
    PLUS 2 HOUR KARAOKE*

    *by reservation on weekdays only

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    BUY OUT AT THE BAR*
    for up to 40 people includes:
    EXQUISITE BANQUET FEAST + unlimited selected beverages
    PLUS 1 KARAOKE ROOM FOR THE NIGHT

    *by reservation on weekends only

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