Guest Post and Photography by Katie Miervaldis, Red Headed Correspondent
Have you ever wanted to be on Top Chef, but feared Padma’s judgment and Tom Calicio’s piercing blue eyes?
Well I have and if you’re like me,Â Gyu-Kaku,Â a Japanese BBQ joint in the East Village, just might be your heaven. Â It has all the exotic charm of Japan, but with the comfort and intimacy of a backyard barbecue. Â Each table is equipped with its own grill so whether it’s veggies, seafood, or good old fashion red meat, you can cook everything exactly to your liking, sauce and all. Â A great place to impress a friend, a date, or even parents! Â My boyfriend and I went this past weekend and loved it. Â It was my first trip there, but he’s a veteran.
Located subtlely in the heart of Cooper Square, and recognizable only by the neon “Japanese BBQ” sign in the window, this restaurant offers a unique communal dining experience that is refreshing and delicious
This chain can be expensive, but if you choose wisely, you can make this a steal especially for the atmosphere and experience. Â Drink prices run high ($9-10) with exotic combos like the Tsunami and Rain Forest creations that don neon colors paired with fruit garnishes. Proteins range between $7-25, veggies $4-10 and rice is $3-10.
- Edamame – $4
- Protein – Shrimp $8, Chicken $8, Kalbi $9, Harami $11
- Veggies – Zucchini $4, Corn $5
- Rice – Bibimbia $10, white $3
E.Vill location Deals:
- HH Mon.-Fri. 5pm-6pm and Mon.-Thurs. 9:30pm-close, 50% off drinks and certain cuts of beef
- 50% off HH bar menu Sunday-Thursday for bar guest only
- Lunch non-grilling sets $8
- Lunch grilling sets $10
Finally, as an avid eater, and first time blogger I am honored to guest blog for 89th and Broke.