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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
  • Email: gyukaku@gmail.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
  • "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
  • "I have been here for couple times. I like going there for lunch cause it is not noise and you can actually chat wih your friend when you are eating.The special lunch comboes are offerable. The ambience and the service were great. The waiters came to change the grill for several times when the dishes came up, and refill the water. Whenever you want something, any waiters saw you, and they will come up to serve you. I felt great like I don't need to raise my hand and look around to find someone to serve me. Also the food was delicious. I will recommend you to try the green tea crepe and flap steak. I order it every time, must try."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We always come back to Gyu Kaku! Great restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went there for lunch and found this really great BBQ discount. The food was so great!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Staff was very helpful and friendly, highly recommended for groups ."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great service! wonderful delicious food! definitely recommend to my friends and definitely will come back for more Kobe beef!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Harami Miso Skirt Steak, Prime Rib Eye Steak, Bist Ro Harami i just love these!!! delicious!! The service is nice, polite. But i just miss some of Japanese theme in that restaurant, like painting and stuff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've been to a different Gyu-Kaku location before and liked it - this place was a wonderful Valentine's Day date. We were seated as soon as both of us arrived, the food came in a very reasonable amount of time. We ordered the Geisha set from the happy hour menu. The food was all wonderful, the meat was tasty and the s'mores were a lot of fun - even if my date did drop his marshmallow. Ten thumbs up! :D"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a great experience here on V day. Our waiter Von was such a sweetheart and so Great to us. He made sure we have everything we needed And he explained everything about the menu we Didn't understand. Food was great! Every thing that great! No complaints here, will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here for v-day and it was a nice place to go to. The food was good but I've been to the location in white plains and it was better there. It was a nice date and we had a good time. Service was excellent just wish the food was as good as the first time I went here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my date here for Valentine's Day and it was perfect. We were 20mins late because we had trouble finding the location (so we lost our reservation) but they were understanding and seated almost right away. The ambiance was perfect, our waitress was great (always smiled), and the food/price was more than fair. My date thought it was absolutely beautiful and she thoroughly enjoyed the night and experience. Great spot...1 of my faves"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Brought my girlfriend here both our first time and we loved it"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Gyu-Kaku never disappoints. They give you great cuts of meat, awesome side dishes, and wonderful desserts. I often come during their "Happy Hours" but even if not so, their seasonal specials are great deals! I love bringing a date here, but it's really great for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "it was a lot of fun, the grill gets hot so wear a light shirt"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "always love eating here - japanese bbq! leave without your clothes smelling of food. great portions and the lady m green tea crepe cake for dessert is a must! but it's chock full of caffeine :)"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I always like Japanese food and gyu kaku is a great place for yakiniku. Happy hour prices are acceptable but dinner is little bit expensive. And I also go for green tea crepes."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We went there on the Sunday and they had an all day happy hour which some items are 1/2 price included drinks. The drinks are very weak and I had to order separate shot, meat are tough and chewy and 2 of 3 different sauces are watery and no taste. They changed everything from original Gyukaku taste and menu. I did not enjoyed it."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Come here for the happy hour specials! 50% off - great lycee martine for $5!! And the bistro kobe for $12 was amazing! I highly recommend this place - fun atmosphere and good quality food. Might be only worth it when the happy hour specials are happening though."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent and fast service and they were there when you needed them and the food was great. I Will dine there again!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Nice place to meet up with ur friends and have a nice BBQ."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I have been here several times. The food is my all time favorites. Happy hour drinks are recommended."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Food was awesome, service was awesome, atmosphere was awsome, the whole experience was awesome. This place is very pricey, but it's very worth it."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Been here a bunch of times over the last 3 years and I love it everytime I go. The food is prepared and seasoned for you, all you have to do is throw it on the BBQ and enjoy. Such a cool idea and a great experience. I always get the Geisha meal for 2. You get a ton of food at a very reasonable price. Dinner for two with a few drinks normally puts my bill at a little over $100 so it's very affordable too. I really love their skirt steak and Kobe beef - delicious!! They also have this plum wine that is really good also - ask got for the Umeshu. I definitely plan on going back for sure."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Food came promptly after ordering and staff was friendly and knowledgable about the menu and cook time of each dish. Lady m green tea crepe cake was delicious!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was good and the waitress was very attentive. Would definitely go back again"
    Dined on 1/15/2014