Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon
Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon
  • Address:
    6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite #1010B, Westfield Topanga Center
    Canoga Park, CA 91303
    Neighborhood:
    Woodland Hills
  • Cuisine:
    Japanese
    Price: $30 and under

Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/
  • Phone: 8188884030x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Everyday 11:30am–5pm (last call)

    Dinner:

    Mon–Thu 5pm–9:30pm (last call)

    Fri & Sat 5pm–10:30pm (last call)

    Sun 5pm–9pm (last call)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Japanese
  • 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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Be your own chef, but allow us to entertain you and your guests with a dazzling meal and impeccable service! We feature a vast selection of authentic yet fashionable Japanese BBQ dishes and a fully stocked Wine, Beer & Sake bar. We can tailor any banquet to fit your party’s predilections.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Owensmouth Street, between Victory Boulevard and Vanowen Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Service is available through the main entrance of the Owensmouth Garage and is $7 with no validation available as the service is provided by the Center. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    Self-parking is widely available throughout the garage, as well as in surrounding garages.
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon
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 is young and 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (31)great for lunch (24)fit for foodies (22)kid-friendly (15)special occasion (13)hot spot (10)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (8)vibrant bar scene (8)romantic (6)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Worst service
    Food12VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    They always have the worst service. Go for the food which have the times items are sold out!! And they say that the meant is thawing .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gets Pretty Busy
    pasoroblesyelper
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is a popular place, located in the Topanga mall. There is always a wait, make reservations if you can. Try the courses on Sunday, it's a good value. Enough for 3 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with my father
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Gyu-Kaku is one of those places where we have to occasionally come back to due to its interesting menu and style of cooking. The service is lacking at times but it is always a fun time to spend with my family. The food is always good because you cook it yourself so it is to your liking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    recently I came to the restaurant alone,had my regular favorites it just wasn't the same without company to talk thru the cooking process,food still good though would still recomend
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good - needs some updating
    DDDM
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Place is getting a little run down. Needs a a refresh. Tables have burn marks from hot tongs, lots of scratches, needs a paint job Service was lacking attention (needed water refilled and waited long time, they never brought a dish - until we inquired - response was, "you never got it?"
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • quality timne
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    good food good company what else is there oh yea drinks lol
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place
    nealVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    the food is great.lots of fun grillin g your own food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Upon your first dining trip to this restaurant, you will find offered a Guy-Kaku card. Although it costs a dollar, it pays you back in fold. Every $250 spent, gives you $50 off your meal. And the pleasant surprise is when the bill was $70, used my card and the bill came back at $30. The food is already good but tastes better when its almost free. Dan, our server, was actually the best service I have ever had at this restaurant, because it usually sucks. Just do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Love gyu kaku! I always have a good time there and great food and my birthday wasn't any different!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aahhh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    always know what you get,never any surprises.service is lacking food is great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I figured it out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I suppose when I first started coming here it can b expensive trying all the different things that might interest you Once you figure out what you REALLY like and the right time of day .Dinner time 3 people $72.00 same meal at 4pm $56. both before tip after 8 pm is when all the drinks are flowing at 1/2 price noise level goes up(less ur drinking) service was awesome this time unlike the past....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food for happy hour
    PrincessStacy
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    i love comming here for happy hour i love the cheap prices for happy hour!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Friendly and Fun
    Funfood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great service and great food every time! Very unique menu,and the happy hour hours are great!! Lots of fun,and look forward to making many more memories w my friends and family!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumm
    JJbo
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Excellent service, delicious food and if you are a group of 4, the group meals are the best value
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like the place but....
    Couldbbetter
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I made a reservation @7 for my bday, our server was not very efficient, and I had to wait on everything and ask for multiple refills. He forgot the sauces, we never even got the hot one. My family who had never eaten there were not impressed. I've had much better service, it was a holiday I understand. But my bday was marred slightly by the weak service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but had to wait a while
    PrincessStacy
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good food but had to wait a little bit for our table but I would go back again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and social experience!
    dinewithmeeshki
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food is amazing. Its a great place to bring friends and even a date. The courses are spread out and you really have an opportunity to get to know the people/person you are with.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    A chance to spent time with my 15 year old daughter and enjoy what she wanted for me, for Fathers day . Obvious we didn't make it that day... Food was awesome we ordered a coarse meal with soup salad bimpap(rice dish) and meats 3 plates for each. The salad has jicama and a very plesent dressing , really everything they/you make (cause the burner is in the middle of the table and you cook most of it!) is made or prepaired to perfection .service is just ok don't be surprised Just do it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    FoodeeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Good food and service, very noisy, bathroom needs attention/remodel BADLY.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food is Great Service non-existent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The dining experience started off well, but once the excellent food was delivered it was impossible to get them to come over which sucked when the flame at our table went out. And it took forever for us to get the waiters back over so we could order more food and then they charged us wrong to top it off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced Korean BBQ
    Dr88
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The amount you pay is not really worth it. You can find other Korean BBQ for a much lower price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No more onions
    dee12345
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    They no longer offer onions on their menu for grilling. I was sad but the dishes are still pretty good. Made a reservation via OpenTable- but the hostess made us wait 15 min and tried to seat a walk-in group before us. I wouldn't have minded if happy hour wasn't about to end - but it was so we showed her out opentable Rez, insisted, and she took us first. Be sure to show the hostess your Reservation or it might not matter. Coming back still for that meat and $1.50 beers :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • twoheartsshows
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food as always. Topanga has the best service of all the Gyu Kaku restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Bad service.
    kv323
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I really wish the service here was better. The food is amazing but every time we've dined at this location we have had mediocre if not horrible service. I'm not asking for anything extra...it would just be nice to have the waiter refill your drink and bring you your entire order rather than waiting until your done and apologize that you want to take the forgotten item off your bill because you never received it. These are just a couple things that have happened each time we've dined. It's horribly consistent. I'd rather visit the Sherman Oaks location. They seem to know how to there job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Table was dirty, food was good. Service staff was attentive. Very loud no ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a great time
    SocialWorker1
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Went for lunch with a friend from out of state. It was her first time and she loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so food. Terrible service.
    Mytwocents
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We've been to other locations on numerous occasions. This location had the worst service we've ever experienced. Generally like the food at Gyu-Kaku, but it's steadily been going down hill. For the money, it's definitely not worth it these days. Decent at happy hour prices, but definitely not at full price. After 8 years, this was the final for us. Won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hibachi Style
    ksb1001VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Gyu Kaku has good food and a huge menu. I always end up going not at happy hour times, so it can be quite pricey. We spent $200 on a dinner for five - with six drinks. But the meat is great. The garlic noodles absolutely yummy, and the desserts also quite good. Also the pot stickers, edaname, etc. is nice. Great for kids cuz they can make S-mores and grill their own meat and veggies.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 449 reviews are from the Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon reviews archive.
  • yum
    WooLee
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife & I love this place - Killer deal for a great meal - love the yaki-shabu, happy hour is awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good
    nealVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    this is always a fun place. food and service are good and its fun to cook your own food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and different dinning
    Azucarbabe
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    First time I took my 9 year old to a Korean BBQ place and he enjoyed it. He loved that he can cool his food and pretended to be a grown up. Also the waiter was very accommodating to explain to him how the resturant works
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrid Service
    FitnessFoodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a reservation (from Open Table) and when we got there, we had to wait "while they get your table ready". OK no problem. 20 minutes later, after seeing others who arrived after us get seated, I asked the hostess, who was a bit unfriendly, about our table. She says "Oh, it's been ready". Really?! I'll fast forward to the waiter - who was in training. He took forever to bring our drinks - my lemon drop tasted awful. Then he kept bringing us food we didn't order. When I asked about the food we DID order, he said they hadn't started it yet and it would take a long time. Verbatim, that's what he said. We finally got it - food was okay, not good enough to make up for the horrible service. We won't be back, only because of the BAD service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Whats the point of making a reservation for a specific time, when the lady lets u in 20 min later? Other than that everything was ok
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent BBQ choices and prices
    JaySVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    excellent BBQ choices and great prices for late happy hour
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    danpau98VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We had a blast cooking our own food to our liking! Definitely a great experience and the food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Djriggins
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Went on a date and I had a great time! I loved cooking my own food and the atmosphere was great. I would recommend it to my friends!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GYU KAKU great food Lousy service a
    TJB1131VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food was great as it always is, service at table was good with Bar glitches but taken care of. BUT the service to get seated from time of check in was over the top BAD approx 25 minutes waiting while walk ups were ushered right in after a few minutes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usually great but...
    disappointed
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Our server had the worst attitude and ruined the whole time for me. This was my third time at this restaurant and they can get packed during happy hour. That being said, I've had slow service before but never downright rude service like I had the other night. Our server didn't even take our drink order for ~20 minutes. She didn't say hi, welcome, turn on the grill, or anything. When she took our order she literally said "what do you want", wrote it down, then walked away with attitude...the absolute worst. I'm not coming back for a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    the place would be incredible if the service was better, you cook it yourself what else do they have to do.no cut rolls anymore now no hand rolls. Only beer and Japanese liquor for mixed drinks meats and sukiyaki awesome
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour
    JediVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We appreciate how we can always feast on meat, and it's never expensive during happy hour. Great specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic