Yasu in Coolidge Corner?
A friend is interested in going to Yasu (1st choice), or Brown Sugar (2nd choice). I've been to Brown Sugar, but never to Yasu.
I read Gouraniac's comments on the Tofu Casserole (what's the actual name of this dish? I didn't see it on the menu...) and was hoping to get some more first hand thoughts of Yasu before making reservations - food quality, portions, cost, room for 10-16 people, what to try/avoid. Thanks for any comments!
It's called soon tofu available with beef, seafood or kim chee (11.95). We had beefand it was delicious. I don;t really know Korean as well so perhaps a korean national could chime in. Yasu is a little pricier than buk Kyung II but i thought it was tastier and worth the extra couple of dollars. Portions are ample, cost $10-20 per entree. They specialize in korean BBQ and have grill tables available but i haven't tried this here.
It's a big place so they can certainly seat your party. I've eaten there twice, both times with a Korean friend who lives in the 'burbs and always wants to go there when he's in town, so I guess that speaks to the authenticity of the food, at least the Korean side of the menu.
I'm no expert on Korean myself, but both times (at his recommendation) I've had the dolsot bibimbap, a mix of meat, egg and veggies served over rice in a VERY hot stoneware bowl. The rice crisps up at the edges from the heat of the bowl, and the whole thing is a delicious mix of flavors and textures. You add hot sauce (sriracha-style) to taste. He also ordered a variety of little side dishes: kimchee and other pickled vegetables, some kind of beans, seaweed, I forget what else, but mostly very good, especially the pickled daikon, which I believe is called mu.
It's fairly inexpensive, pretty much everything under $20 and a lot of dishes under $10.