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Gyu-Kaku Japanese Restaurant


Since the majority of the ELI students wanted to taste Japanese food, we went to Gyu-Kaku, which is the popular Japanese restaurant in White Plains. It looked neat and the staff were kind.After one of the staff explained the menu, we ordered what we wanted. Japanese bbq was especially popular among the students. I thought each dish was very small for a meal, but it was enough. Some of the menus gave us a variety of selections such as kalbi, pork, chicken, and shrimp as one set. Also, it provided some Korean food. The best thing about this restuarant is that we could grill our meal by ourselves. The Japanese bbq was very soft, so we could happily enjoy our lunch with small talk. If somebody asked me, I would definitely want to go there again.

By Yeongseon Ko, Fall 2013 ELI Student from Korea

Last Wednesday, we went to a Japanese-style barbecue restaurant in opposite of Macy's, called Gyu-Kaku. After class we took the school bus to go to the restaurant. This was my second visit; the first time I was with my friends. It is a well decorated restaurant, at the entrance, there is a small bar, in front of the guests' dining place. Each dining place has a barbecue at the table with a stove, and each person has tongs for barbecuing. There was a menu with lots of different types of meat, such as beef, pork and chicken. There were noodles, soups, salads and more snacks. We each had twenty dollars we could use, but any excess over the limit had to be paid by yourself. The fire from the grill was very hot, so we had to make sure to watch our food, otherwise it would burn. It was delicious dipped in sauce. After dinner, we chatted together, and the atmosphere was very good. Everyone enjoyed this event.

By Huitong Wu, Fall 2013 ELI Student from China