216 E 10th St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11:30pm; Fri, Sat 5pm–1:45am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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Join the neighborhood regulars—and demonstrate your chef skills—at this tiny barbecue spot. Gathering around bubbling hot pots and grills built into smooth wooden booths is as much a social event as a meal. Simmer your dinner shabu-shabu–style in salty seaweed broth. (Sesame sauce and lemon soy sauce add a welcome zing to what could otherwise be bland boiled beef and vegetables.) For a spicier experience, use the grill yakiniku-style for meat flavored in spicy bean paste or mustard sauce. All dinners come with a salad, rice, tea and ice cream.