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Gyu-Kaku - Boston
Gyu-Kaku - Boston

Gyu-Kaku - Boston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/
  • Email: email@gyu-kaku.com
  • Phone: (617) 264-6190
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM-3PM
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 3PM - 10:30PM, Sunday: 3PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St Marys Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Boston
Gyu-Kaku"s specialty is Yakiniku where our guest become chefs, cooking up a variety of luscious marinated meats, along with a wide variety of delectable dishes, served with our invigorating spirit and sublime atmosphere, you will definitely enjoy your experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a real Japanese yakiniku restaurant! Hormone was awsome. I didn't feel bad smell. But there is no cold noodle(It's my favorite) Add the menu!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I reserved a table of three and arrived on time, but they made us wait for 15 minutes while there are empty tables. Just don't understand, it happens so many times."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The foods is always good, the beef and veggies I always wanted to come back for more. The crowd and young and energetic. Only the service from the wait staff not good as before, no experience serving foods at all. Although this is not the best experience I had the food is something I will come back for. Just that with this price range of the restaurant should come with a better service."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "our grill wasn't working right but the staff was very accommodating in moving us to another table in which the grill was working perfectly. loved the idea of grilling the meat myself, and the soup was awesome. have already recommended this place to my friends and will be coming back! our server was also really helpful in helping us choose the right flavours."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This was our first time here . It was very good. Food , service were also outstanding! All meat dishes were presented well. The green Tea Ice cream is great after your meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Kalbi is the way to go. Ramen was ok. Bibimbap during happy hour is worth it. Always recommend the tuna volcano crunch!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "A friend had taken his current girlfriend here on their first date, and told me about their experiences. I went ahead and made a reservation (recommended), for myself and my date, not too long after hearing about it. I recommend the Geisha combo. Sufficient amount of food for 2 hungry people. Combo consisted of a variety cuts of beef, chicken, asparagus, soup, hand tossed salad, and desert (smores). Very tasty, good marinades on the meats. Speedy and attentive staff. Grill was changed promptly before things got burnt and smokey. Food came out very quickly as well (hey, it's raw food after all). My date loved the Gyu-Kaku. She said it was her second favorite date spot after our Valentine's day dinner. Will look forward to visiting again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This brought me back to some of the fine restaurants I visited with i was in Japan! The experience was nearly identical, but I had ther company of my entire family. :)"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was my first time at a Japanese BBQ restaurant and I loved it. Great food, cheap drinks and fun cooking your own food. I would definitely recommend you try it atleast once. Hint: not an expensive restaurant but be careful ordering. My meal for two wound up at $90! ( but to be fair, my date is very extra in his spending)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "my boyfriend and I got the Vday Samurai special for 60 something dollars. We had to change our reservation time and they were very accommodating and we were seated immediately which was great. This place is pretty loud and you have to cook meats and serve yourself so would not recommend for a formal dinner or anything. Our server, Julian, was helpful in helping us choose what we wanted and side dishes and meats were arranged nicely. The salad was nice and refreshing and the gyoza was crispy. The Samurai special was really good for first timers to try out the meats, which were mostly amazing. The chicken and shrimp were alright too but not something I'd order a la carte. I wanna go back already :)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had already eating at Gyu kaku a few weeks before and made reservations for my boyfriend and I. Unfortunately, when we arrive for our reserved time, they said people were still eating and we would have to wait. We ended up waiting for about 15 minutes before we were seated. Other than that, we had a great dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Got to the restaurant waiters took us to our table right away the waiter was awesome ..couldn't ask for more I will be back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is fantastic and unique. Great date spot to make dinner look fancy and the prices are not terribly expensive. 5 stars!!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "So right off the gate have to say we were 15 minutes late & altho we were very apologetic about it,the hostess wass down right rude & almost yelled at each person in the party.Not appreciated at all.There were not 100s of people waiting for the table of 3 especially since open tables was showing availability every 15 mins.The wait staff were very nice & friendly but the timeliness of service was terrible.We had to wait for almost 30-45 minutes before the drinks were served.The food came much faster.All this said,the food was incredibly good & flavorful.Everything we ordered was made to perfection.The BBQ items were marinated to perfection and the flavors was fantastic.The hotpot was tasty and irressitable.Service needs attention."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food was good! However, had a horrible dining experience. Although we were seated are our reserved time, we were put way in the back where there was a huge group having a pretty roundy time. I couldn't even hear what my date was saying. Then there was the putting of the chairs on the tables whilst customers were still eating (well waiting for our food). I'm sorry but you do not put the chairs up while people are still there. Might as well tell me to leave. Also, food took way to long! And finally, the wait staff sat behind us eating while customers, including me, we're still there! Rude! Finally, our waiter left us mid service. I understand it may be a new restaurant, but it needs a management cleanup. One of my worst experiences."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Gyu Kaku is one of my favorite chains and I visited the Boston location for the first time for their happy hour. The food is great but the service was absolutely awful and I don't know what kind of system they are using to deliver food to the tables. I ordered several items that never made it to the table and got charged for random items on my bill. I ordered a sauce and the waitress delivered it after she turned off the grill and we had cooked all of the meat and asked me if I still wanted it with no apologies. Great prices and great food, awful service."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "great food! fun environment! We simply fell in love with our waitress!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "like the food there. small portion and taste good!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Have been here at least 3 times in the past 4 weeks and loved it every time. Though service could have been better on all occasions. When I went with a large group on a busy saturday night it was understandable for service to be lacking but I went there on a not-so-busy sat evening the other day and service was still lacking"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Definitely have to check out their happy hour specials!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "This is the first Japanese BBQ restaurant I've seen in Boston, and it is pretty authentic right down to the menu style and food choices. Lunch is "happy hour" and the prices are great. The food is as expected, if you've been to similar joints in other countries. If not, I'd say it is quite good (how bad can thinly sliced marinated beef, freshly grilled, be?) and most likely has something for everyone, including ice cream to finish. The ramen was perfectly al dente (or "Q"). There is also a Korean influence as there is some kimchi and bibimbap. It is nice to be able to eat almost every bite directly from the grill and not worry about it getting cold. Make a reservation."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "This is the type of place you just have to try once, and you'll love it or you'll hate it. Not the best in the whole chain but the only one in Boston. Food is great and there are great deals during "happy hour" (which is basically any time but dinner, before 5) so it's a little easier on the wallet than if you pay for everything at full price. Service is a hit or miss, I've had some great servers and have had some lacking ones, depends on your luck, I guess. Great for large parties and special occasions (non-fancy ones). I'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We took our kids (9+ yo) and they had fun cooking their own steak and chicken with out supervision. One child has a nut/peanut/shellfish allergy and the restaurant was very good about accommodating us."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Came here with my family and it was great! Great food. Tip: come here during happy hour for discounted price :)"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The best so far... been to a couple in the Brighton and Allston area. A bit pricey..."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Tried this out after going to one near NYU in NYC. Could be better. We had a fixed set and added some dishes that a friend recommended. The Fixed set is good for a first timer,salad, app , entree meats and desert. Next time I would order ala carte to avoid - not very exciting gyoza, steamed butter asparagus (1/3 were the tough ends). It is easy to rack up $$$$ as adding a rice for $5 or fries for $5, sauces are extra (disappointly). For 2 non drinkers our bill was$100+. Good special occasion place. Recommend the fries with row dipping sauce (nice twist to greek taramousalata), Garlic bacon bim bap rice (tell waiter to leave stone bowl to keep rice warm). I would go back..... again in a couple months to try out some other Apps."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I have been to its sisters restaurants in LA, Hawaii and NYC. This is on par with them. If you don't like to cook this might not be the place for you as you have to make judgments on if the food is done. The meat is tasty and the sake is GREAT"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This is my first time here, and I enjoyed it very much. It was a great experience. Our waiter went over the entire menu for us and was very nice and attentive. The food was great. I would definitely come back again"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I went with my family for my sister's birthday and we had a great time. It was my first time and I thought it was cool to cook you're own food like hotpot. The food was super delicious, especially the kalbi short ribs. Dessert was delicious, must try the green tea crepe cake! We had great service, was interesting to see the server change the grilling plate and oiling it. A great find, I definitely recommend people to give it a try."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We had meal at Gyu-Kaku Hawaii before and so delighted to have them here in Boston! Service is great! Food was as good as I have remembered! Not just the meat was great, but the side dishes were awesome too! I also like how the manager tells us how long the meat should be cooked on the grill. Overall, we had a great time there! Will totally go back! Oh! We didn't smell bad after the meal too : )"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "I went to Gyu-Kaku last Saturday with my friends. The food is really really good. BUT their service is far far from good!!! We ordered one course which serves 4 people, they gave us one more adamame(we returned to them) but forgot our 2 veggies dishes. They charged me $45 more on the check!!!!!!!! I found out and asked the waiter to remove it. What surprised me is that they charged me $10 more again on the credit card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "This place is great for meat lovers. Great selection of meats, and some seafood. A nice selection of vegetables, and rice, too, but the apps aren't anything special. The service can be a little slow at times, but that's not keeping me from being a repeat customer."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I frequently go here, and my experience has always been pleasant. Will keep coming back!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Gyu-Kaku has many isolated space that is very private and quite. Friends or lovers can enjoy their time talking and eating as if eating at home. The amount for each dish is not as much as we thought though, so we cost around $50 for two people."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food is great, and the dinning area is fabulous. The service is good and fast. Reservation is highly recommended, otherwise you will need to wait more than 1 hr in rush hour."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food is delicious, the service is good. And the location is very convenience, which is near Green line St Mary's station ."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "It was so late. We ordered some meet and beer something like that but they didn't bring almost half an hour. Also beer was not brought soon. I've been twice but I've never felt bad because of sarves was late."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "We mainly went to this restaurant for their famous green tea crepe"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I went for lunch and everything was enjoyable. I appreciated the simplicity of the menu and reasonable prices for quality food. Lunch tiime was packed with customers but a simple reservation would get you a seat right away. The service was speedy and welcoming. I felt comfortable in the environment and the food was a plus."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Ginza used to be fantastic but went downhill the last few years. This place is a welcome replacement. Excellent marinated meat and you hvae the glorious option of a la carte (which can be overwhelming) or one of the predecided setups, which are only $55 or $65 total for two people. The latter include apps, entrees and dessert. And the food is quite good. Only issue I had was that the waitstaff didn't abide by how slow we were eating, so they could have brought food to us at a slower pace. Really great for dates as it's interactive, semi-private and also not too loud. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013