Gyu-Kaku - Miami
Gyu-Kaku - Miami

Gyu-Kaku - Miami

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/fl/miami.htm
  • Phone: 3054008915x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking on Coral Way (13th Street)
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Miami
Gyu-Kaku"s specialty is Yakiniku where our guest become chefs, cooking up a variety of luscious marinated meats, along with a wide variety of delectable dishes, served with our invigorating spirit and sublime atmosphere, you will definitely enjoy your experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Gyu-Kaku - Miami reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (34)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (17)late-night find (13)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (12)hot spot (11)romantic (11)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Japanese with a Twist
    tjelke
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Cook your own food, but in a stylish setting. Quality beef, chicken, pork. Cool concept I saw while in Japan. Make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must Go!!
    Food2
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Very nice place. Great food. Great staff.The enviroment is quite and romantic. I will eat here everytime we visit miami. A experience you will remember. Fast courteous staff. Great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem in brickell
    Wilson
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Amazing food and experience! Hidden gem in brickell.. Go on Sundays it's happy hour all day long! The steamed shrimp dumplings and the duck are personal favs but everything on the menu tastes great! Great for date nights and not super expensive for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a looking cheap place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Do not be discouraged by looking cheap laminated menus with photos! The food is great! They have a limited choice of appetizers and don't have sushis or sashimis. But the quality of appetizer is very very high! We also enjoyed delicious fried rice with shrimps. The speciality of that place is that you may cook your food right in front of you at every table. The menu carries an extensive list of different kinds of meat. Its funny though that literally nobody did that when we were there and the place was packed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ!!
    moltomama
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    LOVELOVELOVE this place. So many food items to choose from. I'm still dreaming about those chicken wings. they are amazing. Pretty good happy hour deals too. Fun place for kids/families...the only thing is that the grill can get REALLY HOT and if you're sitting right in front (and you're a lady) you makeup will melt!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a different experience!
    GauchaemMiami
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It's a nice place! It's different because we can cook on the table! Therefore, be prepared to take the smoky smell with you! There are few chairs and sitting on a bench is nor quite confortable! The food was good! The plates can be shared. I think it's a different taste and experience that is worth trying!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun reunion
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was the 3rd time in 3 months to come here with a large group, and had another fun great reunion dinner! Meat was great as usual, and also the salad is excellent. S more's at the end is a cherry on the top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The 3rd time here, and still great
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were there for lunch with another large group, and all had plenty of food and had a lot of fun grilling, eating and chatting!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good
    MoniqueTheFoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    .... But Went back a second time & the service was equally as bad as the first. Wait staff takes forever to bring you essentials. First visit, bottled water- 20 minutes! Second visit, rice bowls- we had to ask several times while our rice was getting cold. Other minor service details must be improved upon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    manman
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was great, but the service was a little bad! People always forgot what I ordered!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • honest suggestions from a fan
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    gyu-kaku is the best!!! so happy that they opened a location in miami but this location needs better service, please! having visited many other gyu-kaku locations in different countries, these are what i noticed for this location: 1. please clean the sauce bottles.. including making sure the outside is not sticky and unclogging the cap so that sauces can flow out easily 2. please wipe tables clean a little better.. often they are still kind of sticky or oily when you sit down 3. the wait staff often mix up orders and/miss orders.. there may need to be a little bit more training here the food is AWESOME and i will keep coming back.. keep up the good work and i'm super looking forward to the next visit! (probably soon) :)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun interactive eating experience
    MichelleV26
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had been to the one in New York with some Japanese colleagues and this restaurant did not disappoint. The group had a great time, tried all different types of meats and it was definitely an experience cooking on our own personal grill. Everyone loved it and the food was great!! The only thing this place really needs improvement on is their selection of spirits! Kinda weak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time
    michyVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I had been to this restaurant in LA and had a grea time. This location definitely did not disappoint. Great food, great service and decent price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch deal!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We were here for a large group dinner before, and enjoyed it very much. We came this time for lunch with a smaller group, and it's a great deal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was unbelievable!
    NomiVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I love the chain (yes, chain) Gyu-kaku. Normally, when dining at this restaurant you get the full service top to bottom, no questions asked! Umfortunately, the Miami location was the worst that we have encountered. The wait staff never explained to our friends who were first timers, what was what , etc. The waiter was slow and had no clue. It is unfortunate because the restaurant itself offers very good food at reasonable prices. Sad, really...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!
    Torontofoodie
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I have gone to the one in Chicago, and enjoyed it! So I thought to bring my sister for her first time. This location was 10x better than Chicago. Amazing service, on top of everything. They changed the grill very frequently which made it so impressive. In Chicago, I had to ask the waiters to change it. Quick service, amazing food.. just what we were looking for! Highly recommend this location. Thanks for a enjoyable experience. Just set the standards, and when going to other cities, I will be comparing it to this experience. Never had such great service! Very friendly staff members!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZINGGGG
    cochi
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I went to the New York restaurant 5 years ago and I was amazed by this place. The food is awesome the atmosphere is great. I was super excited when I heard it was coming to Miami and it didn't disappoint at all. It was wonderful, delicious and the ambiance and waiter were very nice. I cant wait to go again. I recommend the kobe beef, noodles (yum) and green tea dessert (to die for)!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy and Tasty
    Sugartime4
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were a party of 8, celebrating a birthday. Gyu-kaku is an evening of fun, but expensive! Great variety of specialty drinks, served large but weak on alcohol. Bar had no Crown Royal and hot sake had to be sent back to be heated. The menu is huge and the choices for individual or combo orders is confusing. Once ordered, our individual table grills were started and table was slammed with food. We asked servers to slow down so we could savor the evening! The fun begins as you start grillin'. Lots of beef, poultry and seafood choices. Each plate ($8-15) has a few slices of raw protein or veggies to grill. The skimpy Kobe was $17. B-day cake was comped and s'mores were fun. You won't be "stuffed" but it's a fun evening. ($50 or more pp)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food & service!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We were a large group, but they accommodated us in the back room very nicely. All of our teenage kids and parents had a great food, and a lot of fun BBQing meat, veggies and s'mores! We all said, we hava to come back here again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energy was great. service was ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I would go back again just to see energy of a different waiter/waitress.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 22 reviews are from the Gyu-Kaku - Miami reviews archive.
  • the best Japanese restaurant
    mrkrown
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great service and exelent food. Great for family dinners or group dinners. Not too noicy you can tell everyone is having a good time the staff is very welcoming and the fod selection is just amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for the whole family
    Manny32VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Who doesn't like to cook their own food? The prices are cheap enough to sample many meat dishes. The best part...the SMORES dessert! Gotta try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    music was too loud. it was hard to have a normal conversation without having to yell. you can even hear the staff (if you are seated close to the kitchen) yelling at each other. we ordered a fixed-course menu, the meat came in installments. poor service. the food was very good, but the service definitely needs improvement.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server
    Miamipanda
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great atmosphere, delicious foods and drinks, impeccable service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like in Japan
    MobileOne
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I've been at Gyu-kaku in Japan and the restaurant and food is pretty similar if not identical with few exceptions. It is on the pricy side if you want to get very satisfied but worth the quality and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot!
    Manny32VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good for the family to cook their own food. Succulent pieces of meat very savory. Although most were a little salty and you really have to like their marinades. Fun to do in a group but it does take a while prepare for a least 1.5 -2 hours being there.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No space in tables
    miguel
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The seats were uncomfortable. Not have room for the feet. The tables are too attached to people. The food was normal. Normal service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    5 of us were very excited to try Gyu Kaku especially my BFF since she has been to one in another location. The atmosphere was modern and none of us walked out hungry or with our clothes smelling like BBQ (this is not true with many Asian Korean BBQ places). We had a fun experience cooking in the grill, especially with our s'mores desserts. Overall I would recommend this place. The only thing I wasn't too impressed with was the Kobe beef. I was expecting better quality for the price.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible experience
    NorthBayVillageFoodie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This restaurant is a must do in Miami! Twice! It's great entertainment cooking your own food in the BBQ pit, but I was also unexpectedly thrilled at how the food, start to finish, was exceptional quality. The Korean dumplings were the best I've even had, amazing fresh-off-the-farm tasting salad, steak that melts in the mouth, etc. The restaurant is quite new, thus impeccably decorated in contemporary Asian high style and spotlessly clean. The prices are very reasonable, but if you're starving you can still run up a bill. 2 beers and stuffing ourselves ran about $40. Service was competent: friendly and reasonably knowledgeable, but as is true with most restaurants these days, it's a weird team effort with multiple servers. Rush down!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed Visit
    midoparis
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Only the ambience is good. The food was not that fresh; my husband and I both had stomachaches after eating there. The service was the most disappointed part, the server seemed to be overwhelmed and made several mistakes on our order. Honestly, I will not come back to Gyu Kaku ever again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The second time experience
    StalkerBo
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great taste of BBQ beef, and the seafood & veggies are not as great as beef, but still keep a high-quality. The surrounding is quiet and comfortable in general, except some customers made some noises. The service is good enough to fit the level and reputation of the restaurant, sincere and enthusiasm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expected
    HkFoodie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    It was our first time dining in this restaurant. We had expected to be good because of all the positive reviews. When we personally experienced the service and food it was quite disappointing. All of us are foodie and enjoy dining out but as we received our appetizers it all went bad. The food was disappointing. The server was not attentive and some of the food we ordered was missing. Overall experience was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • new inovative amazing Restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Great place to eat. Happy hour is excellent drink and food included. New experince in cooking. I recomend this place to anyone that will like to enjoy a good time with wife , girlfriend or friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food better atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The food there was great I went with my girlfriend and we both loved it. I suggest to order meats from the alacarte menu that way you can order exactly what you would like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ for groups!
    ihern06VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were a party of 6 and really enjoyed our experience. We ordered the meal for 4 and another for 2 to get a variety of meats and appetizers and it was worth it. We were all full! The cheese dumplings and miso chilli chicken wings are a must. I wish we had more s'mores! Music was a little loud but overall, fun, and food was easy and quick to cook. Plus, we didn't smell like food when we left which happens at other "fondue" places. I definitely recommend giving it a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    catalan
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Food correct, good service. But a bit expensive for what they offer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theme dining
    Gman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food is not fit for a foodie but there is a time when u would visit . Theme restaurant on same level of a Benihana .. Great for birthdays but would not go there for a culinary experience . It is what it is . Fun to cook food but gets old after the first strip of steak . Good service and well executed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, slow service
    Anonymous
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I'll start by saying the food was good. Nothing outstanding, but we enjoyed everything. We had the steamed dumplings, miso chicken wings (probably the best item of the night), and a variety of meats to grill after the appetizers. Our night was soured by the terrible service though. We were at our table for nearly 30 minutes before we were even acknowledged. I did not receive my water until after we were done with our appetizers and after I had asked for it 4 times. It was a Saturday night, but it was not terribly busy, so I just don't know what the hold up was with everything. For the two of us, we were there for over 2 hours. Considering 3 tables that came in an hour after us finished when we did, that felt like a very long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Beautiful clean restaurant with energetic,smiling staff.The whole restaurant greets you as you are led to your table . The food is delicious well seasoned and fresh and beautifully presented.We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gyu-Kaku is an experience
    Mkks
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Definitely a try. Not as great as other locations. They are new and need a few months to reach the superb level of other locations in the quality of the prepared foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.