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Gyu-Kaku - East Village
Gyu-Kaku - East Village

Gyu-Kaku - East Village Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com
  • Phone: (212) 475-2989
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:

    Everyday 11:30am–3pm (last call)


    Mon–Thu: 3pm–11pm (last call)

    Fri & Sat: 3pm–12am (last call)

    Sun: 3pm–10pm (last call)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: You are the Chef!!
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Gyu-Kaku can host private parties for up to 45 people. We also offer a prix-fixe menu for larger groups. Contact in advance required for large, private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Joseph Homma (212) 475-2989
  • Entertainment: Playing Sports everynight on two 42" LCD

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cooper Sq. / 3rd Ave (between E.5th & E. 6th)
  • Public Transit: 6 train at Astor Place
    R,W train at 8th Street
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Lot parking is available on 8th st and Cooper or E. 4th and Bowery.
A word from Gyu-Kaku - East Village
Gyu-Kaku East Village is all about fun and food. You are your own chef, cooking tasty morsels perfectly to your liking, right there at your table. It is an ideal way to share a meal with family and friends.

Gyu-Kaku has a variety of original sauces which it uses as marinades and provides for basting of its select meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables. Grilled by the customer over a glowing charcoal brazier, each item becomes a unique and delectable taste experience. Enjoy!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I went here for July 4th, for the all you can eat special. The all you can eat consisted of selected marinated meats along with starting appetizers and other items. It was perfect and i was really satisfied with the food. Servers were very respectful and kind to help us. Service at this place is great and would definitely recommend anyone to go and have a try. Can't wait to go back next time for a good meal :)"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food are great and it was so much fun play with the for! The service is amazing, the waiters/esses are so attentive and polite. The price is high though for dinner. So go for lunch or happy hour. You just have to order by 6 to get the happy hour price. I am going back next week. The lady M Mile Crepe cake is also to die for! Drink is only $5 for happy hour."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Gyu-Kaku is an interesting dining experience. It definitely makes sense to arrive within the time frame that is considered happy hour (until 6 pm, I believe) as the menu options are pricey without the discounts. It is a Japanese BBQ-style restaurant where diners cook meats at a burner on the table. Some of our party were concerned about under-cooking meats and many of us charred our veggies. If you can master the timing, however, it is fun, flavorful, and worth the experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was great for Father's Day. My kids enjoyed cooking meat over the grill."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I come here a lot. It's a great place to share a meal. Leave full and happy. I highly recommend this resturant to anyone looking for a great meal."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Gyu Kaku is a great place to dine at, especially when you take advantage of their happy hour specials. They have a lot of items, which includes drinks and food, that has be price reduced. The service was impeccable, staff were attentive and very responsive. The best bang for your buck would be the Lunch Set which includes your meats to grill along with soup, salad, rice and also a dessert at the end."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great fun, the initial explanation by our waiter was great for us first timers. It really helped to know what to expect and the food was fresh and delicous. Very good service. A great unique dining experience at a relatively affordable price. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The day We went was great. The waiters are very attentive and I can tell they try their best. Everytime I come in I notice the bar ambient gets more and more American... But i see it is a way to adopt in.. I love the fact that when they take orders and welcome in new customers they shout in Japanese and that's what they do in Japan and it kind of bring them together. The meat quality is one of the best here in NY. The yakiniku salsas here are top notch just the same as in Japan. I'd love that they fix the restroom situation. Years ago it used to be kept neater and cleaner. It is not only their fault,costomers have to respect and use it clean but the restroom looks like it is not taken care of:( But I know I'd come here once a month:)"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Ok the food is not amazing but it is not about the food - it is about the fun experience of having some drinks and putting some shrimps on the barbie. Servers were nice enough and a two minute walk from the public theater if you are seeing a show. Bring the kids they will love it."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The waiter forgets to put the burner on...20 minutes later a bunch of uncooked meat sitting on the grill...I ask to see manager and he agrees to take off the 2 cheapest items off our bill...literally couldn't eat a thing...worst dining experience EVER !!!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This place was recommended to my boyfriend and I by a friend, so we went into it with a positive attitude. That being said, we were blown away with how good the food was! We had the "Ninja Course Meal" for 2, and we felt like food just kept coming. Everything was delicious, and the courses were put together in a fantastic way. Our waiter Ben was attentive but not annoying, and he really set a great vibe. The Pina-Mojito drink was amazing, and Ben even recommended us the best sake for our meal. We will definitely be back. Great for dates, parties, and families alike. A definite must go! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Not sure how they pull it off, but everything is delicious "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This place is just amazing especially for those who like to cook. Price is very great and you can definitely get your fill of everything on the menu."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Food and service are always great, love going there!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "It was the first time I ate Japanese BBQ. It was a very fun experience and I got to practice my grilling."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've been to this place a lot for different occasions and it is always great. Food is always in spot. Service is great. Waiters are really nice. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I'm a semi frequent Gyukaku diner so my recent visit to the East Village location was nothing new. Though it was the first time I had booked via open table. I was running a few minutes late, but a friend was there earlier and let them know. Thankfully they did not mind holding my reservation while I was 10-15 minutes late. Also it was a few minutes before their dinner happy hour ended at 6pm and they always honor happy hour prices as long as you order before 6."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Gyu-Kaku is great ! Especially this location it's not to crowded. The food is absolutely delicious , & the service is excellent. I recently took my parents here & they loved it so much they want to come again !!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a great time. Delicious food and fun experience."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I have been to several Gyu-Kaku locations but this one has to be the absolute worst. I arrived with my party of 6 at 9:20pm, in advance of our 9:30pm reservations. We were notified that the current table had their check and would be leaving in "2 minutes". That's fine, we sat at the bar in the meantime. Little did we know 2 minutes minutes would turn in 10 minutes, which would become 15, and ultimately 25 minutes for us to be seated. Normally this wouldn't be an issue, but the manager was the one seating us didn't even voice an apology. You'd expect better customer service from a manager, but that was not that case. To make matters worse, the food arrived 30 min after we ordered and by then, it was already last call. Don't come here."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I love this place. I've been about 3 - 4 times and I am never disappointed. Food is great, service is better. It's a great place to go with one person or with a group. They even sang happy birthday to my husband! We greatly enjoy it every time. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This japanese BBQ restaurant served the customer not only premium fresh meat, they also have great services and great location throughout where I live. This place really got an A+ if there's a test for food."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "If you are ok cooking you're own stuff, this is one of the best places for a fun dinner for two or more. The happy hours rock. Yes, plural. It's loud during peak hours, but it's still romantic if you want it to be - you're doing things for each other and the lighting is nice. If you have a group, you're making the noise, too. Lunch is quiet and there's plenty of stuff on the menu that you don't have to cook if you don't want to."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Japanese BBQ is always a good choice if you ask me. The food here is always good, yes you will be ordering a lot of meat dishes but when it comes to anything from a table of 2 to a table of 10 the dining experience is pretty much the same. The service isn't great but the waiters are always busy running around serving tables, not standing around doing nothing so you'll have to forgive them every now and then. The menu will tell you all you need to know. It can get pricey at times but its worth it, its fun, you cook what you want to eat and everybody ends up being happy. Can't go wrong. "
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was great, but we did have a problem with the grill that was quickly fixed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great deal for a group to check out for their happy hour. Almost everything on the menu is half off. One turnoff was that they serve all their grilled meats by weight so don't be surprised if you get 6 pieces of "horumon" for 2 orders...it just means you got bigger pieces...well lets hope that is true."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "For my girlfriends 30th birthday she wanted to try Hibachi. After searching for a good spot we decided on Gyu-Kaku. Overall the servers were great and helped everyone out being our first time eating Hibachi. Food was great too. Nothing bad to say. Definitely will be going back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "You can expect the same great service on every single visit from almost all the servers at any locations of Gyukaku in NYC! Our parents were very impressed about our server's attentive service. We will keep having our birthday dinner for our family 4/yr... Thank you Gyukaku."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Went here to celebrate my husbands birthday and had an amazing time. Dinner was delicious and service was on point! Highly recommend to go!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Waited for my guest at the bar and was never greeted. After waiting ten minutes without service my guest arrived and we were sat immediately. I explained to the server that this was a date and we did not want to be rushed. After five or so minutes it was obvious that we were not going to have the time or privacy we wanted. The coursed meal for two we ordered came out almost all together. The salad appetizer was still on the table when i asked the server to slow down the courses. As is this werent bad enough instead of being slowed down, they brought all of out food out...including desert. The grill wasn't oiled so our scallops were a mess. There was no offer to allow us to try more scallops, instead they gave us another grill."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We didn't realize we'd be cooking our meals at this place. It may be fun for people with kids, but it's a drag otherwise. And at $80 for a few small plates of raw meat and fish, it was absurdly pricey for what we got. The dessert, some weird kind of ice cream cake, was lousy. In all, an experience never to be repeated."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This is definitely a regular place for my friends and I, whenever we have a craving for red meat. I highly recommend -Harami skirt steak, -Kobe Style bistro hanger steak -premium sirloin -Toro Beef (beef bacon) -Spicy Miso Chili Wings -Lady M Green Tea Mille Crepe cake Note -Expect to spend $30-$60 per person for BBQ -50% off drinks & 20-50% off selected food at Happy Hours, best time to go! -Tight reservation policy, get there within 5 minutes of reserved time or lose your spot."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We just LOVE this place!!! It has always been a sure bet, every time, and have kept coming back over and over. The meat is excellent, they have many different cuts, and the sauces are great. Always happy to have the green tea millefeuille cake (though it is a mystery how we ever even have space for it)! Always a fun time! You can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Love the food, and I loved the atmosphere but the waitress wasn't too friendly. Would definitely come back again hopefully I get a different waiter this time. Also the chicken garlic noodles is a must try... It's so delicious"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went here for my birthday dinner and it was delicious and so much fun. Loved being able to have our own little grill at our table and cooking our meal together."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The staff service was pretty good n the food was great."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "These people need to learn how do talk to customers. So rude. Im not going back to this place. This place ruined my night."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great and delicious Japanese BBQ with wonderful service, my kids are very enjoying it. Definitely we will come back again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "If you are introducing Japanese or Korean fare to a newbie, this is the place."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "went for my husband's birthday with my two kids. had the 4 for $160 special...so much yummy food, though they really skimp on the rice. we all enjoyed it tremendously!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014