Dinner and Karaoke Fun

A fun night out with fellow geeks. Start the evening with a nice dinner and a few drinks to loosen the vocal cords and get acquainted with fellow participants. Then walk to a nearby Karaoke lounge to enjoy a bit of crooning/jamming with others. The venue is located at Diamond Jamboree located just south of the District shopping area in Irvine. Suggested restaurant is Tokyo Table. The Karaoke lounge is conveniently located upstairs and in easy walking distance. Cost for dinner range between $12-?? per person depending on your choice of dishes if you choose to attend dinner at the suggested restaurant (Tokyo Table).   Karaoke room rate is $50/hour for the intermediate sized room and $60/hour for the VIP room.

Dinner Location:  Tokyo Table  (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)  Please be on time.  The reservation will be cancelled by management within 15 minutes if at least 50% of party is not present.

Update 9/16/13  -As less than 20 participants have confirmed participating in both dinner and karaoke, the dinner reservation at Tokyo Table has been reduced to 14 people, guaranteed for the 14 respondents who posted a confirmation.   There may be room to add more on the day of the event; however, that will not be guaranteed / subject to additional seating availability on the day of the event.

For those who chose to karaoke only, or who did not respond to the dinner and karaoke tally, please go directly to Plush by 8:00 PM and tell the hosts you are with Nick / the big party with the VIP room reservation.

Karaoke Location: Plush Karaoke Lounge (8:00 - 10:00 PM) - Same address as restaurant

Currently, one VIP room, and an intermediate room has been reserved.  The VIP room can accommodate up to 25 people, with four microphones, while the smaller intermediate room can accomodate up to twelve people.  We can choose to all stay in one large room, or split out to two  groups if the group feels that will be better.  The pros of splitting are a smaller, more intimate group, more mic time, and possibility to sing more themed / specialized music.  The cons to the smaller group is less group interaction, and possibly, a slightly higher average cost.  Average price per person for Karaoke is $8 / person (assuming 20 attendees, and single VIP Room), or $11/ person (assuming 10 attendees per room of 10-15) for two hours.


Transportation:  As there may be libations involved at dinner, I would suggest carpooling, with a designated driver.  Carpooling will also give you the opportunity to have a nice conversation / warm up your vocal cords with that cool guy / gal that you've always wanted to talk to but never had the opportunity to at another event ;).  A carpool sign up sheet has been posted to help with coordination (see web URL below).

Reservations and Carpool Sign on Sheet (Click on link, or copy and past the following web URL onto a new web page):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlqevcXbPtGudGFJcEptdHFBaHRhbXlKWnlmbmhVRWc&usp=sharing

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Was totally fun!!!! Would love to do it again

    September 23, 2013

  • Nick N.

    Thanks for coming out guys. Nicely surprised by the talent, enthusiasm, and fun sharing mindset of all. Will do karaoke again in the future.

    5 · September 22, 2013

  • Anna W.

    Great night with a bunch of people.....thanks.

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alright, Amalya time to fess up. What season of American Idol did you win?

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Just Call Me K.

    Awesome event! Thanks so much for hosting Nick!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Carl K.

    Where are you guys? Don't see you in the main room.

    September 21, 2013

  • Mandel

    I'm about to walk in. Any room?

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Leif P.

    Cancel my reservation. Stuck in LBC

    September 21, 2013

  • Carl K.

    I'm at the entrance. Are you guys already seat ?

    September 21, 2013

  • Lauren

    We're late because we are looking for lost keys, be there in a bit

    September 21, 2013

    • Nick N.

      Im sorry. Hope you find the.

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Nick N.

    Im at Tokyo entrance. Look for an Asian guy with white sunglasses (red lens)

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will just Jim for karaoke (not dinner).

    September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      *just be there

      September 21, 2013

  • Just Call Me K.

    Already here, sitting in front metal bench.

    September 21, 2013

  • James

    Going to be late. Traffic...

    September 21, 2013

  • Carl K.

    I'm be a bit late for dinner. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    September 21, 2013

  • Mandel

    Whoops, didn't reply on time for dinner. So get there at 8 for Karaoke?

    September 20, 2013

    • Nick N.

      If you are willing to risk it just come to the restaurant. Worst case scenario is youvsit at a smaller table.... If not, we will see you at Plush. Lots of good food in same complex / parking area...

      September 20, 2013

    • Mandel

      Cool, I may come for the food. Thanks!

      September 21, 2013

  • Jennifer N.

    I will try to be on time for dinner, although I am coming from Pomona (L.A. County Fair) so traffic is always irritatingly unpredictable here and *might* be a couple minutes late. I am giving myself more than an hour to somehow exit the fair and drive down, so I should be good. Just giving an advanced notice so nobody thinks I'm ditching.

    September 20, 2013

    • Nick N.

      No worries Jennifer. Do the best you can. We'll hold a seat for you. Drive safely and see you soon.

      September 20, 2013

  • Just Call Me K.

    Dinner and karaoke.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Nick N.

    Dining arrangements finalized. Fourteen seats have been reserved at Tokyo Table, and we no longer have to stick to the fixed menu. The entire menu is open to choose from.

    For those planning only to karaoke, or dine elsewhere and join the group at Karaoke, please go directly to plush by 8:00 PM.

    See ya soon!

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • wilson

    My first time

    September 14, 2013

  • Nick N.

    Hello All - Quick reminder. If you haven't already done so, please follow the reservations / carpool web link posted near the bottom of the event description to indicate your level of participation - dinner and karaoke, or karaoke only. I will need a final head count to submit to the restaurant by this Sunday, therefore, please fill out your information by Saturday 9/14. That applies to any wait listed individuals..

    If the response is below the 20 person threshold, I will seek alternatives with the restaurant and reduce the reservation, which will probably make the above fixed menu obsolete...

    Thanks!

    September 11, 2013

  • Nick N.

    Hi All - Just updated the event with max group size, and information on Dinner. The size is basically dictated by the seating constraints of the restaurant, Tokyo Lobby. Also, a web link has been provided for RSVP'ing to dinner and carpooling. Please follow the link and indicate your choice for dining, and whether or not you would like to carpool. Cheers!

    September 4, 2013

  • Nick N.

    Hi All - Just made reservations for Saturday September 21st. Hope you can make it. Let's have some fun!

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • Nick Nguyen changed the date and time to Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    August 21, 2013

  • michael k

    I'm up for it, but not until mid September at the earliest.

    August 18, 2013

  • Lisa

    Yay, let's do this! :)

    1 · August 18, 2013

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