In the Japanese tradition, it’s known as “shared plates” and the nationwide chain of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ features it. Deal is, you not only share plates, but you also cook the food yourself on the grill that’s at your table. Awesome? Totally. Food is done to your liking, whether it’s beef, seafood, lamb or noodles. Gyu-Kaku has signature dishes, and each city has its menu on line. You can expect serious fun and lively conversation (“When did you become such an expert at Kalbi Short Ribs?” might be one question), and with the caring tutelage of your staff, you’re not going to burn anything. First dates will be forever impressed. Go to www.gyu-kaku.com/#!about/c7bu.