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Call ahead to Toraji Yakiniku if you don't want to be one of those standing on the street waiting for a table.


One of the specialties at the stylish Japanese-run Korean grill is a cook-it-yourself entree of beef tongue, which you can order salt-marinated ($7.75), or marinated in Toraji's "original sauce" ($5.75), or enjoy minced raw, carpaccio-style, and topped with leek ($8.75).

Not into that? Then stick to sirloin, kalbi and skirt steak. Round out your red-meat intake with an order of assorted kim chee and namul, and wash it down with Korean sake.

» Place: 949 Kapahulu Ave.
» Hours: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily
» Cost: About $36 for two, pupu style, without alcohol
» Call: 732-9996

Nadine Kam


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