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Looking for fun/rowdy ethnic restaurants: big group + great food (BYOB a must, live entertainment a plus)

jeremyhfisher | Jan 2, 201212:19 PM

Looking for fun BYOB places anywhere in the five boroughs. The kind of places where "cuisine locals" get a bit rowdy (cuisine locals = Koreans at a Korean restaurant, Georgians at a Georgian restaurant). Something along the lines of Cupola Samarkanda II or Cafe Sim-Sim would be perfect. I remember a dinner at A Fan Ti featuring old Chinese men drinking copious amounts of Coors Light with their shirts off, that's the kind of thing we're looking for. Live music at the restaurant (like at Cupola Samarakanda II or Sim-Sim) is a huge plus, but not a requirement. If there's no live entertainment at the restaurant, a fun bar/karaoke bar nearby would great.

Are there any really fun BYOB Korean restaurants (ideally in Murray Hill, Queens), or do all the fun ones (e.g. Han Shin Pocha) serve drinks?

Places we're considering include Tacis Beyti, Caucasus Garden, Baku Palace, Old Baku, and Cafe Afsona. Would love some Korean, Chinese, West African, Latin and Filipino recommendations as well.

Thanks in advance,

Taci's Beyti
1955 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223

Han Shin Pocha
40-03 149th Pl, Queens, NY 11354

Baku Palace
2001 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Cupola Samarkanda II
1797 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Sim-Sim Cafe
312 Ditmas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

Caucasus Garden
2715 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11229

Old Baku
115 Ditmas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

Cafe Afsona
416 Ditmas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

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