Shila Korean BBQ is bringing its cook-your-own-meat, all-you-can eat concept to Clovis. The restaurant opened a few days ago in the new Clovis Crossing Regional Shopping Center at Herndon and Clovis avenues.
It’s the type of restaurant many of you have seen in other cities. Customers order three items at a time from a long list of options, including pork belly, barbecue chicken , beef sirloin, beef tongue, mixed vegetables and bulgogi — a popular thinly sliced beef marinated in a Korean sauce. It all comes to the table raw (usually marinated) and customers cook it themselves at little gas-powered grills built into the center of the table. The full menu is on Shila’s website here.
The restaurant has two kitchens. One that is kept cool for preparing the raw meat and another where all the sides are prepared. It also alleviates the risk of cross-contamination with meat juices.
Prices for adults vary from $11.99 to $24.99. Kids pay less. Instead of charging more for kids older and less for younger kids, the owner decided it would be easier — and more fun — to gauge how much the kiddos eat by height. So when you walk in, kids can stand next to measurements on a wall. If your kid is 33 to 41 inches tall, you’ll pay $5 for lunch, for example, more if the kid is taller.