Gyu-Kaku - Kapiolani
happy hour!gyu-kaku has 3 great happy hour periods and with a gold card you can get it all day from sunday to thursday. you seriously can't complain about $8 kirin pitchers and the prices for the food is super cheap.
our server rodney was super attentive and took care of us.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGrilling fixThis is a great place to get great tasting food as well as your grilling fix. I love grilling food but hate prepping it & the clean up. However, Gyu-kaku does both for you so all you have to worry about is cooking the food perfectly. I highly recommend happy hour, which makes the menu pretty reasonable.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood grubI thought the service was really friendly and helpful in explaining the menu for first timers. They were also very good at getting us refills in beverages and putting our orders in even though they weren't our server. The food was also very tasty, especially liking the different meats and happy hour prices.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGyu-Kaku is a good place toGyu-Kaku is a good place to celebrate something special or for a change of pace. The drink menu is perfect for such occasions. The food is a bit pricey so be prepared to spend some money for the ambience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMONE OF OUR FAVORITE MEALSONE OF OUR FAVORITE MEALS IN HAWAII. ONLY COMMENT I HAVE IS THAT THEY DON'T GIVE YOU ENOUGH FOOD FOR YOUR MONEY.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGyu-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 AMHost can brings bad tasteDidn’t start off right when the host tried to sit five of us by the door way one chair sticking out; We were planning on ordering a lot of food and this small table wasn’t going to work.
The couple in front of us sat table enough for 6 should have gotten our table for four.
Felt like a second class if you made reservation thru Open Table.
There was a lot of large tables in the back; once we got situated our waiter was great, orded everything off the mneu and had a great time.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Hour/early dinnerTheir "lunchtime" happy hour was till 6:30, so they had specialty items that were marked down to happy hour prices, so it was a great deal for dinner. Service was friendly and attentive, and the good --both quality as well as taste -- was great. Enjoyed it very much. My friend who recommended we eat there was surprised we could get a reservation, and said it is usually a mad house, so the early dining was definitely a plus, price-wise and experience-wise. Very nice, and open table reservation made it very easy.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food!Everything went well! Celebrated a birthday, went very well. Only thing that was a bit bothersome was the greeters attitude. Waited a bit longer than usual because they got our reservation time mixed up. After that, everything was awesome! Food was very delicious & server was excellent!!5/3/2013 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