Gyu-Kaku - Kapiolani
Gyu-Kaku for Mother's DayThis was a successful Mother's Day dinner! The staff was very friendly and the food was great. We did arrive early and the only flaw is there were not enough waiting seats outside of the restaurant (which made it difficult for my parents who are senior citizens and my grandmother). The noise level was very loud but this is definitely a good place to go drink and eat pupu's. My boyfriend REALLY enjoyed it for his first time and my parents were grateful. It was a different scene but if you're parents are more of the quite and enjoy the relaxing scene, I would recommend to go somewhere else. This place is fun and a go to place with friends.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeThis place is really cool!. Loved the foods, good Merlot :-) and customer service is the best. Everyone seems to enjoy and loved what they do in this restaurant. They tend to customers right away with a smile. Keep up the good job....5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a reservation for 9:30I had a reservation for 9:30 PM. We did not get seated until 10:05PM. Unfortunately it is common knowledge that even if you make an appointment at Gyukaku it doesn't make a difference on your wait time. I love the food and the experience once you get seated. I might try the one in Kaneohe next time because rumor has it there is no wait.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI'll be back!Surprisingly impressed. Absolutely LOVED the poke! The wait staff was very attentive. Will definitely go again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eatThere was so much good food!!! Service was outstanding even during busy hours. I will come back for sure.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great! TheThe service was great! The only thing is that it's busy so we were waiting for our food to come quite a while. However, with so much food and time ,it didn't matter to us.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIf it's raining and you don'tIf it's raining and you don't have a reservation I suggest you don't go. There's only minimal awning available and the hostess will tell you that you can't wait inside (even if it's a half hour wait), so be forewarned - YOU WILL GET WET!
Also hopefully they have asked the nice Caucasian boy to shower before he comes to work because he reeks of B/O. It's an immediate appetite suppressant. You can smell him from several tables away.
Overall, the food is great and the atmosphere can be pleasant, but if you come here on a bad day, everything just goes down the tubes. No fun waiting 17 minutes for a check because they forgot you were sitting in the back during lunch and no one came around.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMalways enjoyable, especiallyalways enjoyable, especially with the happy hour special.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional service...we enjoyedExceptional service...we enjoyed it and would go back again3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Japanese BBQoutstanding service and many different items to choose from. happy hour from 11:30AM to 6:30PM and from 6:30PM to closing!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFOOD WAS SUPER GOOD. SERVICEFOOD WAS SUPER GOOD. SERVICE WAS AWESOME. tHE COUPLE / GUY NEXT TO US ON A DATE WAS BURPING LOUDLY FEW TIMES TO BE FUNNY BUT WE COULD HEAR HIM AND IT RUINED OUR DINNER! wE LOST APPETITE AND WAS SO OFFENDED BY HIS CHILDISH BEHAVIOUR. I WAS SHOCKED BY HIS MANNERS!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM