Gyu-Kaku - Times Square
Gyu-Kaku - Times Square

Gyu-Kaku - Times Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/
  • Phone: (646) 692-9115
  • 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: Fusion / Eclectic, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: A table of up to 15 guests situated in the back of restaurant in a private dining room.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 8th and 9th Ave
  • Parking: No
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Times Square
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 WinnerBarbecue
Gyu-Kaku - Times Square reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (70)fit for foodies (38)great for lunch (38)special occasion (30)hot spot (17)kid-friendly (16)romantic (13)great for brunch (11)late-night find (11)neighborhood gem (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Decent experience- food came
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Decent experience- food came super fast, and for the most part was pretty good! When it comes to barbecue meat and bibimbap though, still much prefer the options in korea town. I do like how you can make reservations here though, which saves you waiting time. In conjunction with the fact that food comes fast, it makes for a very efficient place to get dinner with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to visit
    Tailuvs2eat
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    I love this restaurant. It is a wonderful experience and you'll have a great time with the right people. Everyone was so friendly and helpful when I went and I would definitely come again. The food was pretty good. The menu was a little intimidating to me but the waiter helped a great deal with that with the suggestions he made. Overall, it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food awesome service
    Tang
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We ordered the dinner special for 2 that came with miso soup, salad, volcano somethings, bim bop, 5 meats to BBQ and smores +1 more dessert. Kimberly was awesome. Very professional. Answered our questions and provided us info on grilling times. The place is a bit loud and has a casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 45 min waiting time
    Kenny
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We made a reservation but we had to wait for 45min to get a table. We are a party of three, arrived there on time. It was not acceptable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Services
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Meat quality was really good, like the ones that we had in Japan, however it does not match with the services. Services from front desk to dinning table was the worst customer service we ever had in a Japanese chain restaurant. It was very disappointing, and thus we will never go back again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had a great time at the Times
    uwsdaveVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Had a great time at the Times Square location. We were late for our res by about a half hour and the staff was accommodating and sat us in a reasonable amount of time. We love the variety of choices and the smores are a great way to close the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disorganized and slow service
    MattVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Waited 25min for our table, which we had a reservation for. We were a group of 10, so I understand some delay but clearly they couldn't handle this. Ironically I started searching for alternatives on Open Table and low and behold this restaurant came up for the present time. So I think they were just really disorganized at the host/hostess stand. The service was slow and spotty. Also since we were in effectively 2 booths with the wall removed it was really difficult to order, communicate, etc... The food was good, so I would go back for that, at a less busy time with fewer people.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyed the happy hour
    tinbac
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Me and my friends went there before 6pm to avail of the happy hour food and drinks menu. all their bbq are good and were half off.. about $3.50-$4. the server also suggested the beef intestine which was good since i dont really eat intestines. Also love the green tea mille crepe for dessert. Good prices for happy hour! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable price and nice
    NYDog
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Reasonable price and nice service. However, relatively noisy from outside traffic becuase our table was next to windows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for after theater tourists
    GratefulDave
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    If you ever been to a real Korean BBQ and this is your only shot, take it. They say its Japanese, but it is Korean style, not the typical Japanese style we see here like Benihana's where your food is cooked on a metal griddle, this place cooks on an open flame. Usually in a Korean BBQ you get a bunch of small dishes with different pickled or spiced vegetables included like Kimchi. Here you have to pay for them ala carte and the meat or fish is still as expense. I had the Chilean sea bass and the cod. All were good, but unexceptional, except the cod, which had a miso butter sauce. If you want a better meal and will travel a little further, go to one of the better rated places in Little Korea. Service was great! Foodies will not be thrilled.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every Gyu-Kaku is different
    Kari
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    I have been to all three locations in Manhattan, this one in Time Square is my first visit. Overall the food are ok, we ordered the Autumn special set and for some reason the salad taste different than we had before. The meat are so-so, overall the meal is average, nothing notable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dessert is good
    PinkAmy
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    went there during happy hour, food is good, especially dessert,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    Jingle
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Great food but horrible service! I believe our server name was Patrick, avoid him! We eventually had a trainee help out and he was fantastic, we tipped him and not our server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never come back
    Noname
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I ordered 5 dishes but i only got 3, so i just double checked to staff but never come back. I catched other guy, but he was busy. The first waitless never come back. Also everything took long, the other table came later than our group received everything earlier than us. I really like Gyu-kaku restaurant but except for this place. That was terrible, completely spoiled our travel. Thank you for the great time, Period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Its a Blast of Fun
    Aljay
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    We came from a Play and I surprised my date with(Reservations) to this very Nice interaction of Great food & Lots of fun sharing the Grill together Because it allowed for serving each other and that was what I'm doing for my date since we've been together. She had the opportunity to do the same (That's real progress for a valuable relationship developing.) The waiter was very cool and swift with our order as he specifically shared "How it works" since it was our first time lol "Not our Last" lol
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, expensive
    Asap
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    WE didn't enjoy this restaurant that was too noisy. Service was not good, they bring small plates in a disorganized way : appetizers without drinks, noodles before meat, meats one by one and slowly (while they do not have to prepare anything as you cook by yourself), vegetables at the end... Food was good, still...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    Berni
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Had a better time that I thought I would having to cook my own food. The desserts are great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gyu-Kaku Fan
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I absolutely love eating at Gyu-Kaku. I've been to the location in East Village and Times Square. Both are great. They have exceptional service and affordable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try something a little different!
    IlTenoreVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    A special treat for a convivial couples dinner, including 2 Japanese expats. We chose one of the presets ("Kando") for 4 persons, and augmented with a few favorite extras. A delicious variety of meats, seafood and vegetables, with soup, salad, fried rice, and garlic noodles to accompany, and fun make-your-own "Smores" for dessert. I always enjoy Gyu-Kaku, and it is a clear favorite with my Japanese partner and friends; I think it's a bit of a touchstone for Home. House specialty cocktails are delicious, too, and the better bar choice (standard cocktails don't fare as well). Attentive servers kept the grill freshened and were helpful explaining the grilling process (not that my friends needed instruction). Great Happy Hour bargains at times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night
    SGfamily
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    The food is different,vice a hibachi or sushi or fondue type restaurant. It is a nice break from the ordinary. The staff was friendly and attentive. We saw a play when we were finished.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was very shocked with the
    Cuppycake
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    I was very shocked with the fact that Gyu Kaku Timesquare has no Imported Japanese Kobe beef available whole Midtown location has more availability of foods...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    bluemoon
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Was taken to this place a week before and was impressed with the food. Took my wife the following week for date night..Service from Memo and the rest of the staff was 100% (no NYC attitude). Food was excellent and very affordable. Everyone was happy! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place..great apps...burners
    Foodie1
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    fun place..great apps...burners on tables to cook your own meats was interesting/tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had to wait....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    We had to wait even though we had a reservation. What's the point of making one?
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cooking Class
    GreeneyeddevilVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    It was fun to cook your own meat and be given a mini tutorial on the grill.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good news for people live at west
    hoopVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    If you can not make a reservation Gyukaku east village or midtown, call Times Square. Because Gyukaku Times Square is not busy so far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    I've loved the Gyu Kaku restaurants in Los Angeles and New York for years but this terrible Times Square one does not hold up. Worst service I've ever received from a terrible waiter who did not know the menu and advised us on the opposite of what we wanted. Didnt take time to explain cooking times and was just overall bad service and the menu was not as good as the other locations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Host and food
    SonyaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Gentleman host is the best in NYC. Pleasant and attentive. Food is always amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 4
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The air conditioner wasn't blasting the way it should have been on July 4 and the area we were in was a little hot- besides the BBQ grills, of course! But always a lovely time and love the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ
    OldmanJefferson
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    I remember when this outfit was over by NYU. It is still just as good and still as much fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place;Great Food;Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    I went with my husband and daughter (7 years old) for lunch and we really enjoyed ourselves. My daughter loves being able to cook her own food and this is definitely the place to do it! The food was fresh and delicious and the french pinot noir was surprisingly good for the price. The cut of the meat and favoring was spot on. They even had s'mores which was a big hit!! Please keep in mind that we did not order the kitchen made entrees but only the "grill your own". We will be returning with a bigger group and look forward to trying the other grill meats and fish. This has been added to our list of favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    mjmj
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    we brought our parents to this place as big family. my son broke glass(we are so sorry!!) but they took care of it instantly. rice was very dry and not very tasty but everything else was delicious!! 3 staffs came to sing birthday song to my mom which was great surprise to her, made her night! Will definitely go back to this place. oh green tea ice cream had rich flavor i loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was amazing. Everyone
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    The service was amazing. Everyone was so nice and friendly. They were so on top of things we didn't even have to ask for anything-extra napkins, water, etc. Special thank you to Kevin and Nita!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & delicious
    beckyberry822VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    This place is amazing! The food is fresh and delicious. A fun setting! Great service in a very enjoyable ambiance. I will definitely return and recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting...Must Do It Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    First time eating @ Japanese BBQ and it was better than expected. It was easy and so much fun...my wife and I had a blast cooking all of the yummy meats and veggies. The Bimibap rice was amazing and the drinks were very tasty. Overall, very fair prices for such good quality. Must do it again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Happy Hour
    RK238
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Went for the lunch happy hour on a Sunday. It was $28 for 2 and we got the Sakura prix fixe. We had 5 small plates of beef plus salad, miso soup and some rice. The meat was good but I thought the portions were a little too small. It was ok for 2 girls to share, but certainly not enough for guys. We also had the sukiyaki bibimbap for takeout and its pretty good. Green tea crepe/cake looks like the ones from Lady M but certainly doesn't taste as good. Overall, I think the happy hour is a great deal for the quality of the food, but I wouldn't pay full price for the quantity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something Different, Fun, and Tasty
    Teach
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Excellent food and service. A very anjoyable dining experience. Will definitely go back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday pre theater dinner..
    vitoriobaldi
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    If you don't wan Thai or sushi and OK will grilling your food..than its OK experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Byread
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    We had a group of six and we received excellent service and the food was amazing. What a unique and fun place for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    The food was good and fresh, the service very good and the atmosphere was festive, all while remaining sleek and modern. A tall order fulfilled! We enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.