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Gyu-Kaku - Midtown
Gyu-Kaku - Midtown

Gyu-Kaku - Midtown Details

  • 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: Japanese, Barbecue, 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 (212) 702-8816
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Went there with my son for dinner, and we had a very good time"
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "They have a decent happy hour menu selections however most places in the midtown area offers happy hour up until 7pm. Would be nice if they can go with the flow. A majority of my clients are in the lower manhattan area so even if they get off exactly @ 5pm and run up to midtown, they would only be able to get in one happy hour drink which deters them from coming up there at all. Why bother!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Despite the busy Fourth of July crowd, the service was still perfect and the food delicious as usual!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was good. Priced nicely. Went for the all you can eat on July 4th. All you can eat was for 90 min then we were urged to leave after the 90 min. I didn't like that because we wanted to order something different out of the all you can eat menu and have another drink."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "the place is vibrant and happy, and the food is fantastic....what a way to bond and spend time with friends while grilling your food...the atmosphere is pleasant, comfortable and relaxing (except for a bunch of noisy, rowdy and loud kids beside our table, who's parents seemed to have vanished). overall i will go back again like i always do."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is the kind of dinning that you will remember. Great happy hour and food menu."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Loved the spicy margarita. The hanger beef was delicious, as was the spinach. The ahi tuna was less exciting, but perhaps I didn't grill it well. It could have used more seasoning, though. Even just salt/pepper. Booths were nice, roomy. Would go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place for groups. Nice Japanese BBQ. Good service. Not to noisy"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food at Gyu-Kaku was tasteless. Seriously---I kept searching for a taste, any taste, and couldn't find one. Not even after adding various sauces. The shrimp had no taste, the scallops had no taste and even the garlic fried rice had no taste. Wait--actually, the mushrooms on the warm mushroom and spinach salad did have a taste, but that was it. Our server and hostess were lovely--no problem there. The noise level is high and annoying, but we could have been ok with it if the food had been good. It was not. We would never return and you should stay away. Very unhappy experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I love Gyu Kaku!!!!! I visit at least once a month, the service is always nice and the food is always tasteful"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great spot for midtown lunch! Very reasonable prices and yummy food. Could be updated a bit, but not bad."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place usually has great food and good service. I've come here with friends at least 2-6 a month for the last year. It's too bad they never remember us!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had a nice time at Gyu-Kaku midtown. We had been to the Times Square restaurant a few times but this was our first visit to midtown. The menu was similar (if not the same) and we ordered one of the bundled package deals for 2 (there were 3 of us). We ordered a few additional a la carte items and had plenty to eat. Ofcourse, the smores is a great way to finish the meal!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food is very good and it is always funny to cook your food by yourself. Excellent place if you want to have a nice and quick dinner. A little bit noisy and hasty for a dinner with friend where you want to have time to talk. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner with a friend, whom I met after 12 years."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We totally enjoyed everything we had. Try the bacon chips!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Nice place with great food~ Will surely go again~ Thank you so much~"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly. I took my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. He loved the food and it was very fun cooking it ourselves. It's definitely a different kind of dining experience if you're tired of the traditional dining. Great for a couples date or a girls night out. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "For my first time there, it was a great experience. The service was great and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Excellent Food and great staff as usual....And fantastic view highly recommended to have a reservation otherwise waiting times might be long. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "It was first time to dine at lunch. Liked the lunch happy hour menu. Loved the maccha mil crepe. Only unfortunate thing was there was a half-dead fly on a salad leaf. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "My first time doing Yakiniku, and i enjoyed it. My waiter was friendly, great, and patient. I would definitly return and recommend others. Very great firt experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everyone is always gracious, from the hostesses to the serversl Go for happy hour lunch!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Kids love grilling their own food and the restaurant is extremely child friendly. A fun, unusual experience in Midtown. The happy hour specials make the food very reasonable. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Gyu Kaku is a really great experience, as soon as you walk in you get the feeling if being transported to another place. Everyone here is so exceptionally friendly and warm. Now on to the food! Great set ups for groups and they teach you step by step on how to prepare and grill your food. Seasoned to perfection and totally fun! Cocktails are delish! Jenny our waitress but more like our guide into Japanese BBQ was simply amazing!!! Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "To start, our server came and explained the menu, cooking instructions, and the restaurant's recommendations for meat and marinade combinations. Our food selections went as followed : BBQ Pork Tacos Chicken in Tare Sweet Soy Marinade Kobe Kalbi Short Ribs in Garlic Marinade Wagyu Beef Garlic Spinach Broccoli and Cheese Asparagus Sukiyaki Bibimbap - Beef Rice The star of the show was the Wagyu Beef. It was pricey, but worth it. The Wagyu Beef is almost a divine experience. The meat literally burst in your mouth with flavor and dissolves in two chews. Search the net for reactions to eating Wagyu Beef and you will better understand. Once you have it, you're hooked. Overall, it was a great experience and my wife can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great place to go for a fun dinner with a couple friends. The booths/tables never seem big enough for more than 6 people which is annoying but the experience makes up for it. Make sure to get the "tuna volcano"! Overall a solid place for a night out. "
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The lunch special here is fantastic. Two delicious meat entrees, sizzling hot garlic rice, soup, salad, a side of spinach (and free edamame for checking in via Facebook) and I was out the door under $20 (including tip). Great service, tons of leftovers. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wonderful experience, great food, you should definitely order the special for 4 people in order to try everything!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great spot to eat. Pricing is good but only disappointment was meat can be a little bit better in size. Grill is awesome to you to cook your food."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "every time we return to eat at Gyu Kaku, it seems as if the portions are getting smaller and smaller, which means we have to order more to get full.....we always wind up spending more and more...... we always leave hungry.....try Korean BBQ, its cheaper"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Chose the Spring Menu and did not regret it. Every item on it was tasty, portioned just right, and won over my skeptical husband who was raving about the meal and the interactive grilling from the first course. Service was attentive and not suffocating. Sprang for the Nigori Sake at $8/bottle, which was a great milky sake, full of flavor and not very strong. Make a reservation for dinner - at the entrance there were a lot of people standing or sitting on stools at tall bar tables, sipping drinks while waiting for a table."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "While this was my second time dining here with reservation, I had to wait half an hour to be able to sit at the table that was reserved for me. The first time I went, my table was ready. Five minutes would've been understandable, but half an hour was too much. The waiting time for the food to arrive was acceptable and the food was just as delicious as the first time."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great food and ambience. The service and quality of food aren't consistent but its the best Japanese bbq I've had."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Going to Gyu-Kaku happy hour is one of my favorite things. Most of the drinks and food are half price and for the price, the proportions are great. I would definitely recommending this place for a group of people or even an intimate date."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was a great time!! You surprised my son with an ice cream with a candle and the crew sung him Happy Birthday. It was outstanding!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Staff was very attentive, helpful, and provided excellent service. They made the dining experience very enjoyable."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "One of my new favorite restaurants in the city. Great for a girls night out or a romantic date night. I also took my friends from our of town and they loved the whole experience of cooking the food yourself! So much fun!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Upstairs in an office building this is a real treat. The grill your own bbq is fun and the quality of the meat makes it a great meal. Go with a group and share various cuts of beef, etc."
    Dined on 3/20/2014