Let’s Meat created the first all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue in Manhattan back in February 2020—a concept that has proven popular in places like Los Angeles and Korea over the years.
According to Eater, the restaurant’s team decided to do this in “an effort to break the stigma of bad buffet dining with Korean tradition and an expansive menu of lesser-known cuts.”
Regardless of the reason, we’re certainly not complaining! In the city, a night out for Korean barbecue can quickly rack up an expensive bill.
However, if you’ve ever been to an AYCE you’ll know there are a few rules and Let’s Meat is no different. If you choose to dine here, a la carte ordering is not an option so you’ll have to be ready for AYCE. As usual to this dining style, you will not be able to take home leftovers and there will be a maximum time of 100 minutes for dining. Within the first 70 minutes you’ll be able to order as much meat as you’d like, and then spend the last 30 finishing up your grilling and eating.
There are two AYCE options to choose from, a premium and an original. The original is slightly cheaper (at $39.99) and includes 23 items: 16 proteins, two side dishes, and five vegetables. The premium choice (at $45.99) features all 23 items with an additional 8 proteins which include seafood options.
The manager of Let’s Meat, Hue Lee, hopes this system will become profitable by gaining repeat diners.
We would recommend heading there on a weekend, since K-town’s main 32nd St. is completely closed down to traffic those days!
What: Let’s Meat
Where: 307 Fifth Avenue
When: Daily 12pm-11pm (12pm-11:30pm on Friday and Saturday)
Also published on Medium.