Gyu-Kaku - Midtown
Gyu-Kaku - Midtown

Gyu-Kaku - Midtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/
  • Phone: (212) 702-8816
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Everyday 11:30am–3pm (last call)


    Dinner:
    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: Barbecue, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: You are the chef!!!
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, View, 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. There is also a private area for up to 20 people. Contact in advance required for large, private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Joji Uematsu 2127028816x
  • Entertainment: Yaki (grilling) niku (meats) has its origins in the Korean barbecue style commonly known as kalbi and bulkogi. However, Gyu-Kaku has taken yakiniku to a new level of dining enjoyment by combining state-of-the-art charcoal roaster systems with a bountiful menu of meats, seafood, poultry and vegetables, as well as vegetarian specialties and wines, Sake and desserts such as Smores at your table!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 50th, 3rd Ave (2nd floor)
  • Public Transit: South East corner of 50th St. and 3rd Ave. Second floor.

    Subway: take 6 train to 51st and Lexington, head east to 3rd Ave. and south to 50 St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Midtown
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ restaurant in Midtown 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 Midtown has a variety of original sauces which it uses as marinades and provides for basting of its select meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables.
We are the one of the only restaurant in the city that serves Japanese "Wagyu" top-graded premium beef, as well as US Kobe beef.

With your meal, we have selections of Wine, Sake, Shochu and original cocktails you can pair.
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Gyu-Kaku - Midtown reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (88)great for lunch (50)fit for foodies (50)special occasion (33)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (27)romantic (20)kid-friendly (20)late-night find (16)scenic view (15)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • review
    review
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    i really enjoyed the restaurant, i normally bring my nieces to benihanna but a friend recommended Gyu-Kaku, and the kids loved it.. cooking there food on the grill and then the stores at the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad quality
    kjbin
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Worst quality of beef among gyu kaku restaurant in NYC. Menu was less than others too.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gyu Kaku
    pjello
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place was an amazing experience. Anyone looking for a unique date, who doesn't mind spending a little extra would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service
    anair43VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Thought I would give this place another try based on the food but the service is so poor that I will avoid going back if I can help it. From manager to the wait staff are all awful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for unique fun event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I was asked to find a great dinner for my parents who have been to New York dozens of times and eaten at all the hot spots. They wanted something new and fun to enjoy dinner as a group. The "cooking at your table" and great food allowed for sharing and conversation and was a great place to have a fun great group meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neat cooking experience
    GatorDiningVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Went to dinner with my boyfriend on a Saturday around 7:30. The cooking experience was really neat and a great way to change up conventional eating out. You can order and array of meats, veggies, and sauces and cook your food over a stone grill. This may not be the most romantic spot as my boyfriend and I were more concerned about burning our food than talking to each other. Also, for what you get the prices are fairly high. Four SMALL slices of zucchini to cook costs $4. You have to order a TON of food in order to be satisfied which translates to a very high price. Overall, the food tasted superb and it was a fun experience. If you are willing to shell out some big bucks, this is a fun and tasty place to visit. GO GATORS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    Jaycris
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time here and had a great time ... Food was phenomenal the service was great. You must try this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and lively atmosphere
    BBQatBlueSmoke
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Good food and lively atmosphere plus affordable prices. Recommend getting reservations for evening peak hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    Yelpitorriskit
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Given the price of a meal here I might recommend for a special occasion however staff did not accommodate my request to provide a celebratory candle on our dessert for a birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    seating policy for group of 4 was very annoying. also meats quite poor quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    BBLove
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First time there - very impressed! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice.
    NBIK
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    perfect location, nice service, I would absolutely recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Staff are very attentive and food amazing. I highly suggest happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Rashea
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The staff was very helpful and friendly. The food was amazing. You feel so important being able to cook your own food lol
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic
    SusyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, great happy hour specials! Food is ALWAYS fresh and well prepared, with the best service midtown east of NYC. The crew here is aways respectful and attentive - never rushes you out of your table. I arrived a bit late and they were still able to accomodate us with a window table. Probably the 15th time here. A definite favorite spot of ours.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DELICIOUS!
    FATTY
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    So I came here for a very late Birthday dinner with my little gem. My cousin recommended it, it was a new experience for us both and we LOVED IT! the meat was deliciously marinated, shrimp was stupendous, and the fact that you were able to cook it was cool. I will definitely return! Pricing was pretty great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmosphere great food
    Stephk194
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is always good and always filling. I love coming to this place for a fun dinning experience! Had a minor issue with service last time we went but I will definatly be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't know about this place.
    AppleVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I smelled bad when I ate the meet at lunch. And sure enough I suffered diaria soon after eating there. I suspected that they serve really bad meats.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fmc1038
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great place for meat lovers ! Wide variety of different meats thinly cut
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great and fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always fun. Always great food. Perfect spot for a date or a big group of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • barbecue
    sofii
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    coool your own vegetables meat and fish how ever you like it you can cook the sauses they use are delicious everything is great espically happy hour days everything ia cheaper
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated, stick with korean bbq
    thomahawk69
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went to Gyu-Kaku during happy hour (after 930pm) at night during a weekday. Service was slow and inattentive. All they had to do was bring out beer and raw meat. It's not like they had to cook the food for us. When the food finally came, it was of low quality. The desserts were delicious though. Would not recommend the place for dinner, unless you are there for the HH drinks/dessert. If you want asian bbq, go to a korean bbq place, pay a bit extra, but get superior food/service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually Better
    JillO
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Visit often. Usually a fun experience with good food with great service, but probably just an off day. Will still go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Japanese DIY BBQ
    dunkyboy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Cheap & cheerful, great meat, cool location, great service, great value. A little worn around the edges, but doesn't detract from a lovely, fun place. Great for lunch groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & Friendly
    JillO
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Gyu-Kaku is an experience, not just another restaurant. I bring my son often and we enjoy preparing our preseasoned, ready to grill food on the BBQ built into the table. Food is very good and the staff is always kind and friendly. They are more than willing to accommodate any requests you may have if it be splitting the portions, preparing an item a little differently or sitting at a certain table. Every staff member treats you as an important guest and will help you even if you're not one of their specific tables. Will definitely continue to be a frequent patron.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Prices in August
    naturalfood17
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Came with a group of 6 and we were seated in a private room where we had to take our shoes off. They have a deal for dinner during August where Hanger steak is $4, spicy pork is $8, and beer pitchers are $8. The hot oil salmon was good, but the steak was the best for the price. We added some vegetables and free edamame for checking in! Fun night, good prices, and lots of meat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    NYCvisitor
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We were sent here by a local while visiting and did not disappoint. Everything was great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jesswaldo
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great lunch and happy hour deals though the multiple sets of special menus can get overwhelming and confusing. Servers were friendly and attentive. Food came out pretty quickly and was fresh except for the beef tongue that came out frozen. A little slow paying the bill especially given the fact the place was pretty empty around 3 PM. Still delicious and affordable and had a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    Lovfood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I really like that place was my first time with my girl and I will defenaly go back and also I will recommend to my friends and family .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    G2Smoove
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Came here for my anniversary and it was great. I highly recommend it to any and everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 101 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 754 reviews are from the Gyu-Kaku - Midtown reviews archive.
  • Really great BBQ
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Something different and fun in mid-town. Great place to take kids. Nice selection of meats. The specials are worthwhile to keep costs under control.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Suesue
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was great and atmosphere. I took my kids there they loved it and very romantic place for two.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bargain lunch!
    Lizzy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A group of us went out to lunch and really enjoyed the food here. We each ordered the power lunch for $12.95 which came with 3 different types of meats, white rice, and salad. It was very filling and I loved their sweet sauce. I Highly recommend coming after 1pm when the lunch crowd has left. Our waitress was very attentive and she changed our grill twice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GOOD PLACE TO DINE & GET TOGETHER
    MamaO
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I've gone here many times especially if i have to meet up or take very special friends/company...always fun & comfortable while we do the "cook out". Great place to hang out, excellent staff/service, yummy food, good wine, and interesting mix of cocktails. It's always a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gyu Kaku
    Kchhh
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A fun experience that can be enjoyed by friends and significant others. A great date spot! Food is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - OK Service
    wineloverVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I went with some coworkers for lunch. The service was a little slow and they forgot to bring out vegetables until we were done with our meat. The food was very fresh and delicious. This is one of my favorite happy hour places in midtown. We each payed about $15 for a 3 course lunch. Hard to beat that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VeryGood food,disappointing service
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Would have wanted to give them a Very Good overall rating, but the service was bad that I have no choice but to give them an overall rating of Good. It took them 40 minutes to bring our 3 appetizers, and we had to follow-up. Then our server was nowhere to be found....enough said.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    always one of my favorite place to host a group of friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our 3rd time here, but...
    mnyc
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Gyu-Kaku is consistently an enjoyable dining experience, but like the cracks in the seats on which we sat (which hurt our legs), some cracks in the typically solid service were starting to show. We did go early this time, in order to take advantage of Happy Hour. It was fairly quiet, uncommonly so and the wait staff seemed not ready to get into the swing of things. Because of this, service was inconsistent this time. When we ordered an extra dish, it took a long time for it to arrive. Then it seemed they wanted to rush us out the door. However, the food was still great, and it was nice that it was a quiet early evening. We'll be back in hopes that we'll get better service next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as always!
    ss6103
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Despite the busy Fourth of July crowd, the service was still perfect and the food delicious as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic