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30th Surprise Party - Good Food and Karaoke??

lucienne78 Jul 9, 2008 11:27 AM

I'm helping a friend out and trying to give her ideas for her husbands 30th Birthday. She wants good food (mostly apps), good bar, karaoke, and she really wants it to be a private thing. Any suggestions? I have no clue what her budget is. She wants it to be relaxing, casual, and low key. I already suggested Spotlight Live to her but she wants to get a few more ideas. Does anyone have any suggestions? Figure about 30 people will be attending. Thanks!

  1. PlomeekSoup Jul 9, 2008 05:55 PM

    A friend of mine had his 30th birthday party at Jeollado at 116 East 4th Street in the Village. They have a private back room, karaoke, anime painted on the walls, decent sushi, sake, and it's free if you can guarantee $400 in food and drinks (I think you need to leave a $50 deposit to book it). 30 people would probably fill the room to the max.


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    1. re: PlomeekSoup
      vatl619 Jul 9, 2008 08:54 PM

      had a bachelorette party dinner before going out at jeollado also.

      the room is a good comfortable space. the karaoke is a cute touch. it fit for our purposes i think around 25 people comfortably. the food is acceptable neighborhood sushi, but definitely not sushi to write home about.

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      harrison Jul 9, 2008 02:12 PM

      BINY - thompson/canal i think..private room and fairly edible sushi...

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      1. re: harrison
        bigjeff Jul 9, 2008 04:54 PM

        I don't think the room at BINY can hold that many people but . . . maybe. I'd go with Japas though, that should be easy but the food ain't spectacular. you might want to try maru on 32nd for a nice space, but their song selection is not amazing, although they do have a relatively large typical korean bar menu.

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        nycgirl08 Jul 9, 2008 11:35 AM

        i set up a party for my friend's birthday at Japas. Unlimited sake and beer and food for about $30 a person in their private rooms.


        1. kcijones001 Jul 9, 2008 11:32 AM


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