Y is for...

Yakiniku West

I love group dinners. It's a great way to catch up with a lot of friends...and a great way to try a lot of dishes at the same time. Last night I went with some friends to Yakiniku, a Japanese BBQ restaurant in the East Village. It was great. You take your shoes off at the door, sit on the floor at sunken tables, and cook your own food on a grill at the table. Such a fun night!

What we ordered:
- Chicken breast salad with avocado, cucumber, and sesame sauce

- 3 Bibimbaps (2 veggie and 1 steak)

- Chicken, shrimp, IS Kobe beef, short rib, shitake mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, and corn

- Kimchi

- Miso soup
- Ice cream (mango, vanilla, red bean, and green tea)

It gets an A for:
- A fun, interactive meal...and pretty reasonable too
- A lot of options for meat eaters and vegetarians alike
- Great happy hour specials: $2.50 beers and $9 pitchers til 8pm; $7 US kobe beef (instead of $10)

It gets an F for:
- We were tucked away in a private area, which was great, but the servers forgot about us a bunch

218 East 9th Street
b/t 2nd & 3rd Avenues