Well, if you're looking to have some fun at a barbecue with friends, this is the place to be! Just thinking about Anjin makes my mouth water. They are open for lunch and dinner, but the dinner gets my number one vote! They open at 5pm, and stay open until the wee hours (1 am, at least). Located at Bristol and Paularino, this Japanese BBQ restaurant is sure to win you over with their distinctive dipping sauces (be sure to add extra garlic!) and their fast, friendly service. Be prepared to wait as seating is limited; customers sign in at the big book in front and may leave a cell phone number if there is a long line. Try off hours: closer to opening or later at night--reservations are not available.
My favorites: the #5 (prime rib eye), the stone pot rice, and the seaweed/red leaf lettuce salad. For those willing to try the exotic, they also serve tongue and beef sashimi! Once you've eaten your fill, finish it off with their out-of-this world cappuccino ice cream (the green tea is great, too). A must try!