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Gyu-kaku - Cupertino
Gyu-kaku - Cupertino

Gyu-kaku - Cupertino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/ca/cupertino.htm
  • Phone: (408) 865-0149
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Everyday 11:30AM–4PM (last call)


    Dinner:
    Sun–Thu 4PM–10:30PM (last call)
    Fri & Sat 4PM–12AM (last call)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wolfe and Stevens Creek
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking with no time limit is located within the shopping center.
A word from Gyu-kaku - Cupertino
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ever since me and my friends discovered this place, it has been our favorite restaurant even though we live in brazil. Each table has it's own grill and you order a plate of food to put on it. Every single dish at gyu-kaku is simply delicious, but i do recommend the toro beef. It is bovine bacon and it is lighter than pork bacon, it is soft and delicious and it is cheap as hell ($4 a plate at happy hour)."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was tasty as usual and service was better than previous visits. They really need to thoroughly clean booths and surfaces between patrons - two seperate tables had gunk, chunks and crusty bita of food and sauce on them. Almost ruined my appetite. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was good but the grill was not hot enough and took way too long to cook as a result. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This is not exactly the same as Gyu-Kaku in Japan in terms of quality and service likely due to the people working there who don't fully understand what the Yakiniku is, but still can be a good choice if you eager to have some Japanese style Korean BBQ."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food - Very tasty and prices are not bad especially during happy hour. Service - Great friendly service Wait time - During my first visit here I waited about 1 and 1/2 hour and I was told it would be faster if I made reservations. I made reservations on my second visit at 10pm and did not get seated until 10:30pm. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I love this place! Me and my bf go here to feast on food and have fun cooking together at the same time. Great quality in meat and service is always fast & friendly :)"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "if price isn't an issue for you, it's really f'ing good and worth. It's quality food, in my opinion."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Awesome for friends reuniting over the grill. Getting the meat aroma all over ya. Is the money!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I really liked this place - Would definitely come again, especially for happy hour :D"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "their service is good and the food you cook it yourself "
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Well the meals for three should be definitely enough for 4 people. We were warned that it might be too much food when we ordered, but we were hungry. However, food piled up and there was no way to try and eat properly as we felt rushed and ended up leaving without finishing everything. Good value overall"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time here. Made an early 5pm reservation and still had to wait. The service wasn't as good this time not as attentive. The table next to us kept trying to flag down a waiter. Although it was stated in the Opentable reservation that this was a birthday celebration, the wait staff had to be reminded. The food and drinks were good, so we were pleased with the meal. Glad that our first time here was great otherwise, we probably wouldn't return."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great place to eat, whether it's your first time or a returning customer! You cook your food on your own, are provided high quality meats and are informed by the great and friendly servers. The meats marinated or not taste great with their sauces and their happy hour menu is awesome!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "If you love fatty, flavorful barbeque, definitely go to Gyu-kaku. The happy hour prices vary depending on the day of the week, so keep that in mind. Many of the appetizers and vegetables aren't particularly flavorful or special enough to warrant stocking up on, so pick and choose. Portions are modest (3 ounces on average) so don't feel shy on ordering multiples. The juicy cuts with marbleized meats are succulent and the garlic noodles are really as good as people say. Skip the ramen noodles and the disappointing chili dumplings (cold and bland). The wine/lemonade happy hour drink is the best (ask for slightly more lemonade for a smooth taste) and if you have room for dessert, make sure to grill your fish cake as opposed to having it fried."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My dining experience here was great! The service and atmosphere was wonderful. And the food was outstanding! Definitely a favorite restaurant of mine, being new to the area."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday at Gyu-Kaku and we had a great time. We made an early dinner reservation and arrived during Happy Hour which was great. The food was tasty, but we loved the Spicy pork and the Tofu cakes the best. Also, had a few drinks a piece. It didn't seem like a lot of food, but we all left quite full. Would definately return again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "What I like best about GyuKaku besides their great food is that everyone at the table can cook the meal. I don't know, but this is intensely satisfying. GyuKaku's menu is a little overwhelming - so many things to choose from, but they never fail to deliver excellent cuts of beef and produce for you to dine on. The staff is very attentive and always offer helpful tips for cooking. I also highly recommend the taitaki for dessert. So delicious!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Order lots of small dishes then you get to cook the items on a small table BBQ. We made a reservation and were seated immediately. This was our second visit and other than the noise level, everything was fabulous. My favorites edamame, beef & rice, kobe beef, cheese corn, and yummy s'mores for dessert! Service was great and food came out quickly. Tips: Be sure to check out their Happy Hour Specials and make a reservation or you'll be waiting at least an hour for a table."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Love the Gyu-kaku chain. We love the different types of meat available and different side dishes. There is something for everyone. We've been there several times and each time does not disappoint."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went for a Valentine's day dinner. The special menu was $80 per couple and included meat and vegetable dishes and dessert. The food was good and fun to cook on the grill in the middle of the table. We rated the ambience down because we were seated by the garbage can and it was a little noisy. Otherwise it was very friendly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always a great experience at Gyu-Kaku. Since moving to Santa Clara, we have been here 3 times within a 2 week span because we love the people and the food. Mondays are the best day ever because of ALL DAY Happy Hour! I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great appetizers, yummy food. If you go after 9pm from Tues-Thur, it's happy hour prices (usually 1-2 dollars less per dish!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Our server Ross was great; he was very personable and welcoming. He and others on the team stopped by frequently to ensure our drinks were re-filled, and dishes were cleared Timing and delivery of items ordered on our visit was well paced."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "You will need to order a lot of dishes to leave feeling full."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Went for Xmas Day dinner. The hostess was not trained very well since she totally ignored us for about 10-15 minutes even though we had a reservation. It didn't give me a very good impression at first especially since I have been to Gyu-kaku in Hawaii which has always been good. The food and the service was very good after that."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Had a good time and the food was good. Server was very nice and eager to help. Good experience overall."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The waiter came to our table and said he will change grill a few times but never came back to change. Our meat was burned."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Awesome place with great food and very friendly services! One of my favorites"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We had amazing meal and fun experience the week prior so we decided to return. We ordered our meal and we were not asked what sauces we wanted on various meats and we were still novices. The chicken was so spicy to us, that we couldn't eat it. We had teriyaki the last time she explained but did nothing to fix this order. The calamari came out very dark & crunchy with a funny after taste. The manager came over and explained it was black squid and should be dark. I said it was burnt and the oil need to be changed as order after order of lighter colored calamari passed our table. The manager said he would make us a fresh order and HE NEVER returned nor did the new order or calamari. The calamari was also on our bill!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "this is 5th time i went there, food great, service excellent"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Food was good, and prices are actually reasonable during happy hour. I will definitely go again!!"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "We decided to try for the first time, and was pleasantly surprised. If you're seeking Japanese self-grilling, look no further in the Cupertino area. It's open late, friendly service and lots of good food for the money. The quality of the meats and marinades were really good. Other sides, depending on what you get are good compliments. Looking forward to going back and trying some other things. Nice to be able to add Gyu Kaku to our Japanese restaurant list when dining locally."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "wanted to be better. I think the idea they have is a good one but the service was not great. They knew it was out first time and did nothing to make it special. Very loud. the filet was tough clams did not have a good flavor and the spinach with garlic was well boring. I really think with a little bit more attention to the details this could be a great place. Maybe will try again"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "If you want to eat meat, you have come to the right place. It's closer to a Korean BBQ restaurant than a Japanese Izakaya. But, they do have a good selection of Japanese style beef. Their special combinations is the way to go; you get soup, salad, a nice combination of meats and a selection of veggies. The service was excellent. Our server went over and beyond."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "Gyu-Kaku is a chain Japanese restaurant. The first time I tried Gyu-Kaku was in Beverly Hills. I still have fond memories of the restaurant. My friends and I had to this one in Cupertino...it was a bust. Food was ok and not the best. Their special salad -- it was a spring mix from a bag and secondly...the kimchi came out of a store bought jar...it is usually a house made item. How can a restaurant charge you $4.00 for something so small of a portion. Meats was decent. Must make a reservation for this location in Cupertino."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "I would recommend this place for the food and the process, service though needs ton of improvement!"
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "This restaurant is excellent. High quality food at a reasonable price. Yes, you cook it yourself, but once again the prices are reasonable, AND it's really fun. The wait staff gives great recommendations, so I recommend that you ask them to recommend something for you."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "They have added a lot of options to the menu and frankly it has become confusing. There are 6 different options for beef and they are not well described. Previously I have had the New York steak and it was so tough that I couldn't eat it. This time I went for the filet mignon and it was also tough. I chewed a piece for more than a minute and had to spit it out because it would not break down enough to swallow. Even with all the menu options, it is no longer a good value for the money. The ten course special is a modest amount of food as all the portions are small and the price is $20, which is not really a great value, considering that you do almost all the cooking yourself at the table. We probably will not be going back."
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "Everything about this restaurant is solid. The service, food and ambiance are all good. However, nothing is exceptional. If you eat out once or twice a week, this is a great choice. The price is affordable and the quality great. However, it wouldn't be my choice for a restaurant for any extra special day."
    Dined on 6/19/2013
  • "Just a nice place for a small group. The beef is tender, marinated just right."
    Dined on 6/13/2013