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Hillary32 Nov 8, 2006 07:46 PM

can anyone help me find a place in New york city not the outer bouroughs:( that will cook in front of you like Benihana( want some place new)THANKS!

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    randymac88 Nov 8, 2006 08:24 PM

    Sadly, I have searched long and hard for one in Manhattan and always end up with the same dried-out chicken terryaki and lame "onion volcano" at Benihana when I need my Hibachi fix. I've always said that its either its a tremendously low-margin and unpopular cuisine style, or a fantastic business opportunity for a nice mid-range Hibachi operation in Manhattan.

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      Hillary32 Nov 8, 2006 09:08 PM

      Thanks! The guy i am meeting is looking for that kind of meal. Maybe i should go Korean instead? Any great ones that you know you can cook in front of you

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        randymac88 Nov 8, 2006 09:47 PM

        You could go for Korean BBQ (check out other threads as I'm no aficionado on that subject). I also really enjoy a place called Gyu Kaku in the East Village area (Cooper Square) at which I've had some great dinners.

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          Hillary32 Nov 9, 2006 12:59 AM

          would it be a good for a date

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      randymac88 Nov 9, 2006 02:48 AM

      I wouldn't bring a date there unless it was our 6-7th+ date. But, I wouldn't bring a date to any place where you cook your own food in front of you either...so maybe I'm not the best source. Good luck!

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        Hillary32 Nov 9, 2006 01:38 PM

        Ha!
        Yeah i normally woudln't either. But once in a while you meet a good person who has a good way of making you feel comfortable:)
        Thanks again!

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          jon Nov 9, 2006 01:43 PM

          id highly recommend yakiniku juju. i think it's on 28th or 27th street between lex and third. it's japanese bbq that you cook on a gas grill in front of you. it's a very small space so it's pretty intimate, the food is pretty good (you can do bbq, sukiyaki or shabu shabu) and the waitstaff, although a little slow, is very nice. i've taken then girlfriend (now fiance) there many times and we've always had fun.

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        haleyjen Nov 9, 2006 04:04 PM

        The only good Hibachi I've ever had in NYC is this place Arirang in deep Brooklyn.

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          girlcritic Nov 14, 2006 10:42 PM

          I totally support Gyu Kaku. I'm female and am obsessed with that place, especially the Sho-Gun special (a full menu for 6 people). And I like the decor. If she doesn't like it, it might be a strike -- against her, not the restaurant.

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            Jenkess Aug 15, 2008 02:15 PM

            There's a place in Brooklyn, I think it's on 5th Ave near 1st St. It's your typical hibachi place, but I've always enjoyed the food and had a good time there... good luck!

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