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456 Hudson St. New York, NY 10014 | West Village | 212-414-2929

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This Japanese-Korean grill-it-yourself spot distinguishes itself with a focus on offal--or horumon, meaning something that's thrown away. "Yakitori-horumon" (basically, grilled variety meats) is a restaurant style invented by Korean immigrants to Japan shortly after World War II. Here, it's beef, beef, and nothing but beef. Try a few cold dishes--like sesame-seeded raw beef liver, or boiled Achilles‚ tendons in chile oil--before turning to your tabletop grill. Bits of wine-dark heart sputter and smoke beefily; sweetbreads turn firm but creamy over the fire. Add a plate of kimchi or crudités with spicy mayo to counteract all that cow.

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  • Cuisine(s): Japanese, Korean
  • Hours: Sun 5pm-10:30pm, Mon-Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-12am
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Reservations: Accepted, Required for Large Parties
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Features: Wheelchair Accessible

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