My family has a ritual to find a Korean restaurant at every vacation so we decided on YakiniQ in SF since we never tried all you can eat Korean and the rating from Yelps was fairly good.
Firstly, they really need to change the carpet or get rid of them as darker soiled carpet does not leave a good first impression. However, the layout and the BBQ set up at the table was good and we did not have a problem with the ventilation that others complained about.
For $20, we thought the food was decent and came out in right proportions. The condiments were not something you would write home about but people don't go there for that. The waitresses and waiters were very friendly and attentive. It was a nice touch to replace the cooking plates on a regular basis to avoid charcoal build up on the meat. Keeping in mind that we came during off-peak time at 5:00 so there were still some empty tables. I could see the place getting busier after 6:30.
It was also a nice touch to have rice wraps as part of the price as we were at a Korean restaurant in NYC and they surcharge for rice wraps and when we were there, they ran out. We recommend anyone looking for Korean meat feet to try YakiniQ.
Tip: you can make reservations but you will have to call at least a day in advance since they open at 5:00 and their phone runs out of memory so you cannot make a reservation on the same day.
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