There's a new Japanese BBQ restaurant opening on Greenville Avenue that was founded in Tokyo more than 60 years ago. Called Manpuku, it's a premier chain of Japanese barbecue, aka yakiniku, restaurants and will open its first location in Texas at 2023 Greenville Ave., in the former Yucatan Taco Stand space.
According to a Manpuku representative, the restaurant will open in the fall, once construction has been completed.
Manpuku means "to be happy with a full stomach" in Japanese. "Yakiniku" means "grilled meat." So many translations today.
At a yakiniku restaurant, you get bites of raw beef, pork, seafood, and vegetables which you cook at your table over gas or charcoal grills. As Eater notes, yakiniku restaurants aren't plentiful around Dallas, other than Niwa Japanese BBQ in Deep Ellum and Gyu-Kaku in Addison, although we do have numerous Korean versions of the same thing.
Beyond the benefit of getting your meat cooked to your taste, this kind of dining is also rumored to be a fun group event, which surely we will return to some day soon.
Manpuku's menu includes meats such as sirloin, tri-tip, and short rib. They have two kinds of rib eye, US Prime and US Kobe.