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Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks
Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks

Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com
  • Email: email@gyu-kaku.com
  • Phone: (818) 501-5400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Everyday 11:30AM–5PM (last call)

    Mon–Sat 5PM–11:30PM (last call)
    Sun 5PM–10:30PM (last call)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: You!
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Your party is our party. We can accommodate most large party sizes and have one private room for up to 12 guests. If we can assist you in any way to host a large party or special occasion dinner, please let us know. We offer customized prix-fixe menus as well as tailored seating arrangements to best suit your needs. We are more than happy to work personally with you, step-by-step, to ensure that your party is a great one. However, our restaurant is not large, so please call in advance for large or private party requests to ensure space.
  • Private Party Contact: Darin Fajota, General Manager (818) 501-5400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Van Nuys Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: VALET AVAILABLE: $3.50 with validation. Street parking is also available, though limited.
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks
Social dining - spending time with friends and family - is what Gyu-Kaku (GEW-KAH-KOO) is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of ‘shared plates,’ inspiring laughter, conversation, and good times. You can’t help it – with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. The staff at Gyu-Kaku are friendly, leading you through the night with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the perfect choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends. Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese provides the authentic Japanese Yakiniku (barbeque) dining experience where our customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while sipping on Japanese Sake, Shochu and frosty cold beers. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Their happy hour menu has changed and there are many meat options that were removed from the old happy hour menu. What really bothered us was when we were finished with our meal we were asked by the guy cleaning our table to leave right away! He did not speak English but told us thanks like 4 times before he told my friend in Spanish if we can leave so he can set the table for the next party. We took another minute to finish our conversation and again he was nodding his head and saying thanks implying for us to leave. Now, I understand they are pressured to set the tables fast when a party leaves but this was ridiculous."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This place never disappoint. Bistro Harami steak is to die for!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I am all about this place-- fun, energetic, vibrant, and busy! Family friendly, and it's always fun to celebrate a special occasion here for all ages, and there's nothing like hands-on cooking. The s'mores are so much fun, too!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I have yet to be disappointed when dining here. The wait is never too bad since they have great service at the bar. Cheap drinks help a lot! Made a reservation to have dinner with friends and were seated on time despite it being very crowded. This place is fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food here is very good and its a lot of fun cooking it, but the service is always a bit slow, usually cause they are very busy."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I wonder if they even read my reservation. They took 20 minutes to seat us and didn't do or say anything about it being my sister's birthday, which I mentioned in the note. All the parking close to the restaurant was "valet only". The food was good and fun to make. Each item was reasonably-priced enough that we could order several things and not have an overwhelming bill. The miso butterfish was incredible. The only difficulty with the food was that each dish contains different quantities of each item, which wasn't mentioned on the menu or by our server, so sharing as a group was a little difficult. Overall, a fun place for dinner, just assume there's no parking and no reservations."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We go here usually twice a month ... only complaint is they have taken the vegetable plate off the menu. This was always a favorite."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We arrived early and there were plenty of other guests before us. Once they were seated, they worked us in. This was our first time. It was fun and we would certainly go back. Our waiter Rodney was fabulous~~"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This was a last minute decision to go out late on a Saturday night and I was thrilled that we could get in. Food was delicious as always and the service was prompt and friendly."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "as always the food was amazing! :) satisfied customer!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Food is delicious but our server was horrible. We were there an hour or so and saw her 2 times. Once to greet us and then to hand us the check. Other servers were bringing us food, I had to ask the busser to brink me utensils."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have been dining here regularly. The food is delicious and the service is great. We bring all of our friends here and they love it too!! So far no one has been disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "got introduced to Gyu Kaku a few years back and have been a solid fan ever since. I've visited several of the LA locations as well as NYC. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This place has different foods that are brought to your table and you cook on your own grill. It is interactive and a neat concept. The food was good but not spectacular. Nothing was bad by any means. The experience is cool. Great for a fun interactive date or a group of friends sharing a bunch of different foods."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The atmosphere is always exciting at this place, love it. The only problem is with the DineLA menu they forgot a few items so make sure if that's when you go to get everything that comes with the order."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The waitress continued to forget our orders. Was not attentive. Customer service poor."
    Dined on 8/11/2013
  • "So I lived in the neighborhood for 10 years and never went into Gyu-Kaku. It seemed expensive and always too busy for a last moment dinner. Then we decided to try it during dineLA. Well, the line was insane and we were seated 25 min after our reservation time and I was expecting to be upset. I wasn't at all! It was good food and a fun atmosphere and the cost (thanks to dineLA) was reasonable. We had a great time and the food was everything I thought it would be. The service was a bit slow but that was due to the dineLA crowd. I think it's a fun place with some great food you grill yourself."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I've been several times, but normally go to other locations. This particular location looks very run-down, and even unkempt. I think they need to spend a little money on some capital improvement to make the atmosphere nicer so it doesn't feel dirty. The other sites around LA are much nicer and seem cleaner. The food is good and there's lots of flavor to go around. The waitstaff we OK, yet there were a few times we were left wanting for someone to come and clear a dish as our table was so full of stuff it was hard to maneuver."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Went during happy hour so the prices were great! Great customer service! Food came out fast! What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I love this place its a lil small and very noisy maybe they will expand the place soon i hope, i had to wait 20mins for my reserved table but the place is so crowded so im not surprised that i had to wait the food is always fresh and good i will keep comming back for more!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I have been coming to Guy Kaku Sherman Oaks for several years. My husband and I used to come here about once a week, and recommended friends and family to eat here all the time. This was our favorite place to eat. Good service, environment, and above all, food was always fresh and great quality meats and veggies. This past year, however, every time we decide to go there, we always leave disappointed. So much of the menu has changed, prices have gone up, and food quality way down. They had a really good thing going, such a shame."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "This place is awesome!! Food is amazing and abundant. If you like Asian style barbeque you really need to try it. It is a little pricier than a lot of other options out there, but the quality of the meet cannot be compared to the rest. Service is friendly albeit at times a little slow because this place is PACKED!!! My last visit was on a Monday night at 6pm and there was already people waiting outside, so make a reservation. If you do not order a la carte and get one of their course menus, count how many of the meats they bring out. I have been there twice and they shorted us one of our items. Both times they were quick to resolve the issue, but still. One last thing, prepare to leave stuffed"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Avoid very long wait time on busy nights by making reservations!! Expect to wait an hour or more ( despite what host/hostess tells you) without reservations! Use Opentable, because it's easy and fast to make reservations!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I've always loved Gyu. Never went to the one in Shrman Oaks but I like that location better than Topanga. I'm a regular there so clearly, Gyu has never done me wrong :)"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I have been to Gyu Kaku quite a few teams and each time it has been great. Food is always great and the service is outstanding. Anytime there is a request for a slight change of the order or anything really, the service is always more than willing to make the accommodation."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Horrible horrible service. Wait times are hours even with a reservation. I would have liked honesty versus 5/10 minutes more. I was told that repeatedly over and over. The wait times are horrible. My reservation was at 730 I sat down at 845, I actually sat my self down I was so frustrated. I almost cleaned"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Took my boyfriend here for New Year's Eve celebration. The atmosphere was fun, food was delicious, and the drinks were superb. The waiters we're very kind and patient to tell how cooking is done and came back on regular basis to make sure we were doing ok. When I was unsure if I cooked my garlic shrimps well enough, a waiter inspected it and said another min. What was also awesome were the s'mores for dessert, which we heated over our grill. Even after we finished our meal, paid, and left, my boyfriend immediately wanted to go back right away for more of their meat. One of our best nights ever."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I LOVE Gyu-Kaku! It's such a fun experience to prepare your own food. It's a great place for a date because you work together to make your meals. The service is fast, the servers are friendly and are also very helpful. I highly recommend Gyu-Kaku!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Gyu - Kaku is perfection. The service is always incredible, and the food is just as valuable. I have never experienced a negative here before."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great night, great food, fast process, great prices..."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "the table ws not reasy when it should have been waited 35 mins after our reservations not happy"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Interesting that Korean BBQ places have had the same concept for years, yet it is not a "catchy," but give the restaurant a Japanese name and whoa-la, everyone seems to flock to it. It's a crying same that Westerners have this misconception. Anyway, we went for their all you can eat Thanksgiving special and had a great time. Spent nearly 3 hours in the place! Yikes!!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Great place! I took my date and her and I had a Funtime and food was delisous."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Food was delicious! Perfect for a girls night out!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "This is such a great place for a date night! The food is awesome, service is excellent, and cooking your food together is super fun!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Love coming here on Mondays! Had a great time as always"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "LOVE GYU! The food is amazing. Harami Skirt Steak and Garlic Noodles are my favorite!! ;)"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I was disappointed with the time of our meal. It took an hour to receive our appetizers."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Great food at a reasonable price. Fun experience. Limited parking and valet."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "only thing when we got there and already had a reservation through opentable waited 25 mins after our time huh!! not so cool was a date night...."
    Dined on 10/14/2013