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Hibachi/Brazilian steakhouse - big birthday group celebration!

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abco Oct 8, 2011 03:27 PM

Hi hounds! My friend is celebrating his birthday on 11.11.11 and he'd love to go to a hibachi or Brazilian steakhouse with a big group (10-15~). Because there'll be a range of income levels, we'd like to keep the price to around $25-30 pp (not incl drink and tip). And as fun as hibachi is, the tables don't make it easy to talk to those on the other end. Oh, and we'd prefer to be below 20th.

So...with that in mind, any suggestions from the experts? Much appreciated!!

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    abco Nov 15, 2011 08:44 AM

    We ended up going to Gyu-kaku. It was perfect for our large group. We sat at the front, and our booths felt enclosed and private. The staff were very nice and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their food, no complaints. And it was definitely reasonable. I would recommend it for large groups who like meat and grilling. Thanks, all!

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    Gyu-Kaku
    34 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

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      abco Oct 9, 2011 07:42 PM

      Yes, $60 is too much for an entree alone. Gyu Kaka (Japanese BBQ) is now in the running - lower Manhattan with meat & cheaper options!

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      Gyu-Kaku
      34 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

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        Cheeryvisage Oct 9, 2011 08:08 PM

        That's a good choice. I like Gyu-kaku. Each person probably only needs two orders of meat and a side of vegetable, plus some starch like rice or noodles. $30 should be perfectly do-able if you don't go crazy ordering the premium cuts. Though, you should be aware that you'll be grilling your own food.

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        Gyu-Kaku
        34 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

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        abco Oct 9, 2011 10:04 AM

        Really-nothing? I havent had much luck finding great reviews of hibachi for large groups although there seem to be a couple places in Brooklyn. So, any general recommendations for very fun restaurants for groups with the aforementioned specifications?

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          deepfry7 Oct 9, 2011 11:15 AM

          Unfortunately, your price point is relatively low (definitely for Manhattan) for steak. Generally at a la carte (not family style) restaurants, a hanger or skirt steak would be $20-$25, so that's close to your price point without apps or extra sides.

          The most popular Brazilian steakhouse is Plataforma Churrascaria (two locations - one by Times Sq and another downtown in Tribeca). But that's $60, before tax and tip, for dinner. I don't know of too many other Brazilian steakhouses in Manhattan. One closed down in Gramercy area and is now Hurricane Club, I believe.

          There aren't too many hibachi places in Manhattan either. Perhaps consider Korean BBQ? That could be $30-35 per person if you order kalbi meat. Or perhaps post the same question on the Outer Boroughs board.

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          Churrascaria Plataforma
          316 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

          Churrascaria Tribeca
          221 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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            diva360 Oct 9, 2011 12:44 PM

            You might have more luck in Newark's Ironbound, accessible by PATH. Fernandes Steakhouse has all-you-can-eat rodizio for about $30. I've eaten there once, but not the rodizio,and it was reasonably good.

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