The suggestion for the priciest AYCE Japanese BBQ establishment in the west side of the city came after a thorough review of similar eateries: Gyu-Kaku had been tried, Daldongnae had been eliminated, and Gyubee's menu appeared decent at best. A lukewarm review and general reluctance from the sleepy polar bear further steered me from the Hurontario-and-Eglinton spot.
It's worth nothing that, while the booth itself was quite spacious, leg room had been compromised drastically due to installation of the grill infrastructure beneath the table. A few spotty bits were observed on the seating cushions; these were voiced to the dress shirt-donning, manager-like authority, who expressed little concern by promptly flipping it over and gesturing that I sit down.
Resting at the inner edge of our table were a trio of sauces: a sweet-savoury BBQ, tangy Ponzu, and squat pitcher of Spicy Sauce. Also seen was a small container of togarashi for those craving solid specks of heat. A printed QR code was tacked onto the separation panel to access the menu from the convenience of one's smartphone. Above it was a plexiglass barrier for visual delineation from the diners on the other side of the panel.
A request for warm water was met with mint chocolate ceramic mugs filled with a zingy lemon infusion. Several water refills ensued over the course of the meal, ensuring hydration in the face of smoky, seasoned meat.