Cooking food in groups is a ritual usually reserved for special occasions like celebrating matching family tattoos or anniversaries of memorable sneeze-hiccup-cough combinations. Sneak around social customs with today's deal: for $35, you get $70 worth of authentic Korean cuisine and drinks at Kaya Korean Barbecue & Grill in Shoreline.
Featured in Seattle magazine and The Seattle Times, Kaya Korean Barbecue prides itself on its attentive service, posh presentation, massive portions, and a second-story location safe from dinner-interrupting tiger stampedes. Platoons of food soldiers can arm themselves with massive appetizers such as the marinated raw beef ($15.99) before focusing their attention on the feast as it arrives in steaming hot rock bowls. Choose from a variety of dishes ranging from the Angus marinated short ribs ($27.99) to soft tofu soup ($10.99), or go for an authentic barbecue experience by searing enormous platters of sizzling meats on the minigrill located in the center of your table, with selections such as the Kaya combo for four (Angus rib eye, marinated short ribs, marinated sirloin, beef brisket, beef tongue, bean paste stew, and your choice of beverages) ($96.99). Overhanging vents inhale the mouthwatering barbecue odors that would otherwise cling to clothes for days, ensuring that diners are not tempted to try out new recipes at home such as blouse jerky and deep-fried pants. In addition to grilluminating guests, Kaya pours copious cupfuls of Korean rice wine and beer.
Seattle magazine named Kaya Korean Barbecue Best New Asian/Poshest Korean Barbecue in 2010 and The Seattle Times featured it. Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and 90% of Urbanspooners like it.
- There are plenty of local places for Korean barbecue, but Shoreline’s Kaya brings a level of polish and panache to the cook-your-own-food ritual. – Seattle
- Charming waiters will personally start barbequing meat on your table and will happily answer any questions you might have if it's your first time there or your first time with Korean cuisine. Coming here is truly a great experience! – Ina dash, Urbanspoon