For NYC city singles looking to put a unique spin on dining out, Gayu Kaku may be just the place to take a first date.
Spanning across the country with multiple chains, the premise of this restaurant is rather unique in its nature. Patrons are seated at a large wooden table with a small grill in the center. Each course that is ordered is cooked right at the table by whomever is dining.
Not only does this amount to great fun while getting to know one another, but it takes away from the monotony of the typical dinner, making both parties active participants throughout the entire process. With a large variety of appetizers, meats, and side dishes, there is no shortage of delicious combinations to choose from. Each guest is recommended to choose a minimum of two meats, with a few side dishes as well, providing the opportunity to enjoy and sample a little bit of everything.
Some highlights include the Kobe style short rib, the filet mignon, the aburi style ahi tuna, the asparagus, and the newly added, Wagyu beef. Prices range between eight and fifteen dollars on most dishes, with the exception of some of the higher end meats, which can run as high as fifty dollars. Most dishes require between forty five seconds and three minutes to cook so patrons will be eating within minutes of the dish arriving.
Overall, this restaurant has a fantastic ambience, amazing food, and is highly recommended. A word of advice, ask for a window seat for a beautiful view of midtown.