Gyu-Kaku - Beverly Hills
Gyu-Kaku - Beverly Hills

Gyu-Kaku - Beverly Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/ca/beverlyhills.htm
  • Phone: 3106595760x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Everyday 11PM–5PM (last call)



    Dinner:

    Sun–Thu 5PM–10:30PM (last call)

    Fri & Sat 5PM–11:30PM (last call)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: YOU!
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Your party is our party. We can accommodate private groups for up to 40 guests and have one private room for up to 12 guests. If we can assist you in any way to host a large party or special occasion dinner, please let us know. We offer customized menus as well as tailored seating arrangements to best suit your needs. We are more than happy to work personally with you, step-by-step, to ensure that your party is a great one. However, our restaurant is not large, so please reserve in advance for large or private party requests to ensure space.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 3106595760x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clifton Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: VALET AVAILABLE: $4.50 with validation. Street parking is also available, though limited.
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Beverly Hills
Social dining - spending time with friends and family - is what Gyu-Kaku (GEW-KAH-KOO) is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of ‘shared plates,’ inspiring laughter, conversation, and good times. You can’t help it – with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. The staff at Gyu-Kaku are friendly, leading you through the night with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the perfect choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends. Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese provides the authentic Japanese Yakiniku (barbeque) dining experience where our customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while sipping on Japanese Sake, Shochu and frosty cold beers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Gyu-Kaku - Beverly Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)great for lunch (22)fit for foodies (21)special occasion (16)hot spot (16)late-night find (16)neighborhood gem (10)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (9)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Not a great experience
    Lester
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My experience here was not fun. The reservations made for me and my party were for 7:30pm but we did not get seated until 8:10pm. The hostess claimed our entire party (4 people) was not present but we had notified her 3x earlier on that we were all there, two people just had to wait outside because of the tight waiting area space. But as we stood there waiting and waiting and waiting, every party that came after us was seated before us. It made for an unpleasant and grumpy night. Our server was great tho and tried to make the evening better, so that was nice. The manager was nice and apologized. But the entire evening was basically ruined by the long wait. Why make reservations when you are not guaranteed to seat soon afterwards?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice HAppy Hour
    ItzMoe
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    HAppy hour is probably one of the best HH I have come across. Has everything. Good place for really all type of dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and Interactive Fun
    Red76VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great service, our waitress was on the ball. Glasses were never empty, food came out fast and efficiently. So much fun and interactive cooking our food on the grill. We were given clear instructions on how long we should cook the food and everything came out perfectly. Food was so flavorful (and plentiful...burp!) :) We came for restaurant week and it was an amazing deal. $25 for dinner. Appetizer: Edamame, rice, soup, salad. Main course: choose 4 different proteins (I got 2 kinds of beef, chicken and shrimp - all really good). Dessert was a choice of different flavored macaroons and ice cream. I got coffee, it was delish. My friend got the smores. So fun! They turn up the flame on the grill and you roast your marshmallows over the fire :)
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Love the food here but the menu grows every day, I wonder if they should pare back. The harami miso is our favorite but over the years it's gotten less consistent, the pieces aren't cut evenly so some will be too thin, some too thick and chewy. All in all our kids (age 5 and 7) love it and we come a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant but tough night
    Twinpalms
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I love this place an have been a regular for years. There was a large group of high school or college aged kids. Drunk, obnoxious and over served. They were screaming, chanting and throwing things around the restaurant. Management acknowledged the problem, but stated it was against their policy to do a anything about it. The whole restaurant was miserable that night, ourselves included.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Marmar4food
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I hear this and that about how there are other Japanese BBQs that are better. People are completely entitled to their opinion. Gyu-Kaku though is deliciously satisfying. Their tofu nuggets are "Bomb.com." The ambience is comforting, though it can get a tad bit loud. I like that honestly. Everyone is there to have a blast with whomever they are with. The customer service is great. I definitely reccomend eating here. Try to go during the weekdays if you're not much for an energetic ambiance. Have fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food& service.
    Delicious
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great food and amazing service! Our server was the best! Edwin two thumbs up!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Good for Communal Dining
    SemiQuasiFoodieWannabeVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Gyu-Kaku is a fun dining experience, AND has wonderful, flavorful foods, AND attentive, non-intrusive servers. We went with a group of friends, and I think everyone couldn't believe how good everything tasted, and how much food there was. A 5-star experience without 5-star prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I always bring guests from out of town to Gyu-Kaku. It's a truly unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation mixup
    Grillmaster
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I walked in with my friend and my mom and her boyfriend. We had each made separate reservations so that me and my friend could sit at a separate table. She showed the lady where our table was going to be but it was for all 4 of us. We told her that they were supposed to be separate tables and she told us that we would have to wait to figure it out. We just decided to sit at the same table so we wouldn't bothered her. The grilling did take longer because of the four people at 1 grill. I do still recommend this place, I just wish that I could have sat at a different table with my friend so that I could spend some time with them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    AK47VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Been dining at gyu-kaku for last 4 years, absolutely love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    TDKGiovanni
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I was looking for BBQ places all around LA such as Korean or Japanese restaurants and I found a bunch but nothing seemed as good as Gyu-Kaku. I read up a lot of reviews and rating on this place and it was highly recommended by almost everyone. I had never heard nor been to this place so I chose to go to this restaurant for a first date and it was fantastic. My server Edwin was awesome and explained everything to my date & I since we were 1st timers. The atmosphere was great, & the food was beyond amazing. My dinner there with my date was way better than I ever expected, thank you Gyu-Kaku
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is great for birthdays
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a very nice time and enjoyed cooking our own food. The service was good. The music was energetic and even though we had to talk loud, we did not stop talking and laughing. A member of our group just had a birthday, and she enjoyed the night a great deal. We recommend it to everybody.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our waiter would disappear and bare in mind we had 3 waiters switched on us. I also felt rushed to leave. We asked for utensils and napkins and never got them. It was my friends birthday n all we got was mochi that was a left in the.freezer for too long. It was a bad experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for a change
    MinnesotaMVP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food isnt bad. Fun to do for something different. Food quality has gone down simce i last was here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesomeness
    FoodLover110
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I went here for Happy Hour after the suggestion from a friend. I was extremely satisfied with the service AND the food. Nt to mention, the hot waiter w/ the Mohawk. A+ for everything. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    JonR
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Never a bad meal, or rather never a bad feast. Always a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 515 reviews are from the Gyu-Kaku - Beverly Hills reviews archive.
  • Outstanding food
    AndiB
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Been at the same restaurant in Vancouver. I loved it so much, that I went again the next day. Two years later in Los Angeles. The food is again...OUTSTANDING... The restaurant in Vancouver was a bit nicer and not so noisy. But in a restaurant it's about the food. And this was great!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late Night Happy Hour
    RossvanD
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The late night happy hour is awesome. Gotta love cheap pitchers and sake. All around fun and casual place for a group to have a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i<3gyukaku
    foodie484867496890
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I am a regular at Gyu-Kaku. Great food. Great happy hour. Fun dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was nice and
    MBrown
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The restaurant was nice and the food was really good. The staff made us feel very comfortable as we were there celebrating my daughters 22nd birthday. I had never been to this restaurant before. I was supposed at how small the place is especially since this place is a popular hot spot. nevertheless- my family had a great time and will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is fun!
    ninjaneds
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Love this place! It never disappoints us when we dine here. The staff is friendly, the food is amazing and interactive and the late night happy hour definitely makes us happy :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 regulars got a huge disappointmen
    Winstono
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Never again was the phrase of the night. We go here on average one a week for years. Our grill had a third working. They were unable to fix it. Barely apologetic and rushed us hard. They grabbed plates we weren't finished with. Their seafood was horrendous. The music was 3x the normal level. They made mo effort to make things right.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and ambiance. A
    rdhruv
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great food and ambiance. A little loud but its to be expected. The Garlic Noodles and the New Zealand Lamb chops were my favorite. Fun experience overall. Wish they had a better wine selection. Other than that great flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My little addiction
    GUCCI23
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    l love the varieties of food & how I'm able to cook it myself. I love that there is happy hour everyday & the prices are great along with the great service. Noah & Rocky were great servers on our dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Down hill
    Schiling
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    They changed for thw worse food and service. Very disappointed
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food, service okay
    Fangirl
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food is great; you don't be disappointed. Grab a rewards card - you can easily accumulate points and get $25 off when you accumulate just a few. The service isn't great here. The waiters look much too busy and don't follow up with refills unless you call them to your table or they are bringing your food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food. Awful Service
    Roddan
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I have been to Gyu-Kaku before and had a pleasant experience with a party of 2. We had a party of seven for a birthday. We ordered plates of meat and veggies. We never received ANY of our veggie orders being told there was a party of 15 and there was a delay even tho folks all around us were receiving their veggie orders. We never did get any vegetable orders. I was shocked and appalled. We were charged on our bill for a few items that we never received as well. I spoke with the manager telling him of the terrible service and the lame excuse given. His response"yes I heard". I said "That's it? You heard?". "yes thats it." This place is not cheap.Never again will I dine there. Its really a shame because the food is really good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and tasty!!!
    Trina
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Great selection of meats and AWESOME happy hour every day! Service varies but the food is delicious. Highly recommend the Spicy Kalbi Bimbimap...soooooooooooooo yummy. Also, Toro Beef (basically beef bacon)...awesome. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing due to service
    BurgerBen
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    It was the first time we tried japanese barbecue. We indicated this to the waiter, and told him we didn't have a clue on what to do. Other than telling us we has to grill the food ourselves for a couple of minutes there was no explanation. We burn a lot of our food and it was just a general disappointment. Asking waiters how long certain items had to be grilled resulted in the following answer. 'I didn't serve this, so I don't know' Shame as it could have been so much fun. The meats were good, the vegetables also. So no complaints on that front.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • inexpensive but not that good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I used to come here a lot. I think the menu has been changed for the worst. suddenly there is a fondu option and everything tasted like it was drenched in butter. will opt to drive to Korea Town for the real thing next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant, good food and fun!
    SonicVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Have been to a few Gyu-Kakus, this one is not my favourite but the service and food quality was excellent, the ambiance was not as lively as the other GKs I've visited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lovers!
    Yummy
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I took my family here for the first time last week. We really enjoyed the bbq style environment. Laughs , drinks, and good food. You can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our server Grace was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    she's very attentive, energetic, and fast! really enjoyed my dinner there
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    JonR
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Great food, variety, drink deals...really everything is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    I have been spoiled by Korean barbecue. And they did not step up to the bar. The portions were small. happy our drinks for water down. could've been a better experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food. First time at th
    vksvlva
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    The food is always good and the price is better. The night scene is super energetic on Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    Thyais
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    this is fun place to go with friends for a few cheap drinks and cheap/good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have been to this and other
    meateater
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Have been to this and other Kakus many times and service has always been a little lacking but this time was the worst. Our waiter disappeared several times, some of us finished our meal before one person got any of his meat, drinks were empty for a long time. However, the food was excellent as always which is the main reason anyone ever goes back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    vksvlva
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I've been to many expensive and fine dining restaurants but the level of service at Gyu Kaku surpasses all the other places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet