Manpuku is one of the few places I frequent on a monthly basis. 99% of the time, the meat is absolutely fresh (only one bad incidence with no-so-red beef). The service is always excellent. Waiters and waitresses are friendly and not intrusive on your dining experience at all. My favorites are the karubi (rib-eye slices of fresh beef), salted chicken breast, regular marinated chicken breast, and the salted pork. The beef and chicken generally goes for $4.50/plate. The pork is about $9.50 and comes with Korean-style condiments like wrapping lettuce, kimchi, etc. One thing I never forget to order is the wakame salad (seaweed)- red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, and seaweed ($5).
Pros: Fresh food, Friendly service
Cons: Busy weekends, Parking