We're going to the Elysian to drink a little beer and overeat above-average pub grub this Thursday night, so I hop to see you there. (Bad typo-pun, sorry).
You can order whatever you want, but they will only bring a single check which will have an automatic gratuity, so please remember to bring plenty of cash. Prices are reasonable, with most plates around $11-14 (plus tax/tip).
They have a curry tonkatsu-like dish (schnitzel), fish tacos, burgers, and a remarkably decent variety of vegetarian dishes. Sometimes they have a yuzu beer, but right now they probably have something pumpkin-based instead.
Kids are welcome until 11pm, so as usual Kojiro and Shidou will probably be there.
Parking is occasionally a bit of a pain in the ass because it's Capitol Hill, but you'll often find something along 12th or in the dendrites along Madison. There's a super-cheap pay lot around 19th & Madison if you run out of luck, or the reasonable SCCC garage down around Broadway/Pine. Bus access is super-easy, and options include routes 2, 10, 11, and 12 to name just the ones I can think of without looking anything up.
Local denizens will probably pick the nijikai spot, but among the nearby options include Von Trapps, that whiskey bar Canon, and a few dozen other options.
I plan to pre-kai at nearby Bar Sue, [masked]th Ave, which has happy hour until 7pm. I'll probably be there by 5:45pm if you feel like joining me.