Katsu Hama or Menchanko-Tei good for large groups?
My friends and I will be at the Ziegfeld tomorrow and were thinking about getting food somewhere nearby.
I thought Katsu Hama or Menchanko Tei would be fun and affordable but wanted to see if they can accommodate a large group. Do they take reservations?
I think Menchanko would be a better choice because it's larger than Katsu Hama and there are a larger variety of offerings. Most everything at Katsu Hama is deep-fried, and not everybody is into that. I don't know if they take reservations but I once did a walk-in weekend lunch at Menchanko with 10 people with no problem.
How big is your group? I think both can fit 6-8 people pretty easily but perhaps not more than that if you want to sit together. Another japanese nearby that affordable and great for groups is Riki. Its an izakaya with a lot more variety if you're not just into noodles or fried stuff.