02 January, 2011

Eating in Japan: Yakiniku


I thought originally that it was a Japanese thing, but it turns out to be Korean! I also found out that many Japanese people love Korean food. I equate it with American's love of Mexican (I am a big fan anyway).

So what is Yakiniku, you ask? It is a "cook it yourself" kind of place. You get your meats, veggies, and fish, and take them to your booth where a grill awaits you. It's right in the middle of your table. This is one of the first places my Husband took me to when we arrived.  I remember that when we first arrived at this restaurant and realized we had to cook our own food I was telling my husband are you SERIOUS? I pay for food have to pick it out and also have to cook it myself, well that is just CRAZY! Honestly though the kids love it, love that they get to cook their own food, we section off the grill or take turns a family of four we use all 60 minutes up to that last minute.

They also have plenty of already cooked food to choose from. They have sushi, ramen, rice (of course), salads, french fries, and a bunch of other things that tend to vary. And the desserts and ice cream- yummm! The Ice Cream! Many Many different flavors... Vanilla, Chocolate, Green Tea, Blueberry, Strawberry, Melon & others I have not tried.. Oh, there is a large assortment of different sauces for the meat as well, very delicioso!

It is "all you can eat" at this place. Basically you pay for the amount of time you plan on eating, if you go over you pay extra. If you waste food, you pay extra. We paid for 60 minutes, which is the smaller amount. If you have a lot of people, 90 minutes is better since you are sharing a grill. You can add all you can drink beer as well. We had a grpoup of 12 and did this one night, for the serious beer drinkers it was great.

This place is always busy when we go, sometimes there is a line going out the door and down the stairs. It is a great place for families to go out to eat.  This Restaurant has been upgraded since we first arrived 7 years ago. It has a much better flow as well as a better selection of food, FANTASTIC!

1 comment:

  1. We went there only once while we were there. I can't handle having to go out to eat adn still cook my own food. I cook three meals a day for seven people and don't want to pay someone and still have to cook my own meal!!

    Glad you had fun!


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