ok here's the deal: I'd like to go out for dinner for my birthday with a large group of people (15-20). unfortunately, we're a relatively poor group and I don't want to ask people to spend more than $25(ish) incl. drinks.
any recommendations? many chowhounds will be invited and I'm assuming ethnic is the way to go...a friend threw a similar bash at kum gang san (w. 32nd st) that went really well, but I'd like to stay in the downtown area.