Gyu-Kaku from New York City’s Hands-On Hot Spots

New York City’s Hands-On Hot Spots

Ashley Day
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Gyu-Kaku

A Japanese barbecue joint with three locations in Manhattan, this DIY dining experience takes the hibachi style to a whole new level. Rather than have a chef prepare your food in front of your table, you do it yourself. Each table has a circular, gas-powered grill in the middle and your order is delivered in foil with instructions for how long each item should be cooked and how frequently it should be flipped. Gyu-Kaku offers seafood, steak, chicken, and ribs accompanied by soups, salads, and vegetables. The restaurant offers rates for couples and groups with the freedom to sample a whole medley of meats.