Yaki-kui is the first place where I have ever cooked my own meat and paid somebody to let me do it. It was worth it! I went last Friday and between 6 people had more meat than should be allowed. But I also tried most of the other items on the menu.
My favorite appetizer item: the grilled/spicy/creamy mussels appetizers with a hot smooth sake shot.
My favorite meat to grill: Japanese marinade chicken (although the miso marinaded beef was very tasty too)
My favorite part of the meal: forcing my friends to eat as they insisted I should try their cooking with equal determination.