The first Louisiana outlet of DIY Japanese BBQ chain Gyu-Kaku will open its doors in the CBD for reservation-only seating on Monday, January 7.
According to Gyu-Kaku’s New Orleans Facebook page, the chain’s newest location will be taking a “limited number” of reservations this upcoming Monday through Sunday nights between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Eater reported in August via a reader tip that the Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) was opening a 3,000-square foot location at 400 Lafayette Street, near a bustling stretch of Tchoupitoulas Street.
Though exact menus vary by location, customers cook a selection of protein over a grill at the center of every table (the table sucks the smoke down into it rather than letting it rise into the air). The famed s’mores dessert is DIY, as well. The chain also serve non-grill options like bibimbap, ramen, dumplings, and Japanese fried chicken.
There are over 700 Gyu-Kaku restaurants worldwide, recently opening outside of DC in Clarendon, Virginia and with plans to open locations this year in Denver and in Plano, Texas.
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