Gyu-Kaku - Torrance
Gyu-Kaku - Torrance

Gyu-Kaku - Torrance

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/
  • Phone: (310) 325-1437
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily 11:30am–4pm (last call)



    Dinner:
    Mon–Sat 4pm–11:30pm (last call)
    Sun 4pm–10:30pm (last call)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: You!!
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant would love to host your special occasion dinner or private parties for 10 to 30 people! We offer custom made pre-fix menu on top of our several course meals. We will be more than happy to work with you personally to ensure your party is a special and memorable one. Please contact us for details!!
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 3103251437

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lomita and Skypark
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot inside the plaza.
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Torrance
**View Monthly Specials by CLICKING HERE** "The best Japanese export since Sushi!" Gyu-Kaku (gew kah koo) is all about fun and food! At Gyu-Kaku you are your own chef cooking over binchotan (white charcoal) fired table-top roasters. All of our barbecue items are served with savory marinades to entice terrific flavor from premium cuts of beef, rare-to-find pork and poultry, and fresh seafood and vegetables. Our desserts, such as Chocolate Fondue and Dorayaki Ice Cream are truly delicious and enjoyable too. Premium Japanese Sake and Shochu cocktails are sure to make your meal very colorful. Never tried Japanese barbecue before? No problem! We have several course meals with our best selling items to initiate you, and our friendly staff is always dedicated to making your dining experience at Gyu-Kaku a memorable one each and every time!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Gyu-Kaku - Torrance reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)fit for foodies (32)great for lunch (28)late-night find (26)special occasion (24)hot spot (24)neighborhood gem (21)romantic (11)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • SO GOOD!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    we had to wait like 10 min even though we had reservations but over all the food was amazing and our server was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    A favorite place for happy hour. Great food and prices
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour is the Best here!
    Bvaldez
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants! Come here during happy hour and save a huge!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Denise
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner and really enjoyed everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oishi
    CSV71
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    food is really good. love the seasoning too. nice ambiance. servers are really friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • same as always.
    ArlovskiVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Awesome, Great service great food great specials!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feeling rushed
    pznluv04
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Felt they were rushing us to so we can leave. Was incorrectly over charged on our drinks. Server was very pleasant and nice atmosphere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    Jenhula
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great selections of delicious food choices for a group or just for 2.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go!
    mopasghetti
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was wonderful and the food was fresh and delicious. Happy hours prices are the best. What fun to talk and cook and have a great time and not be stuck in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • change
    honesty
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love the place. Hate the constant removal of good dishes. Some change is great, but if something is not broken. Leave it be.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Card carring member.
    Ochan318
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    One of the best think I have done in the last 2 years was to get a Gyu-Kaku card. Not only do you get great food with great service, but the points you save adds up fast! The happy hour can not be equal by any other restaurant. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The check
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Once my party and I were ready to leave it took a while for the server to pick up our check long enough that I was personally stopped by my company from simply going to the front to pay . My experience was great until than
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    i high recommend they should not seat people near the kitchen or the restroom.. My mom was totally upset when we started smelling bleach while we were eating.. NEVER again will we be seated by the kitchen or bathroom.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is a good place if you are looking for a place where you can get a good deal. For $55 for two people you can get the meat lover BBQ. The better deal is if you have four people. I think the best deal is lunch however. For four people it's a $100 for a prefixed menu and it is a lot of food. Then on the weekend for $7 you get bottomless mimosa's. Not bad. For a family trying to save a few bucks and want a night out this is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, loud, loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This restaurant is terribly loud, which takes away from the fun, communal experience of cooking together. I hate it when I leave a spot and my voice is tired and my ears are ringing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place with excellent service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent service!!!!! Nice choice of premium meats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We bought the 39.99 dinner for two. Food was very good. We could have easily fed 3 people. Wish they had a light eaters menu for a little less money. Perhaps they could offer a 30.00 for two with less food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Monday
    Airfox
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    the all day happy hour on monday is a steal! make sure to check out the happy hour combo. Food is great and staff are awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for happy hour
    Dtran41
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Happy hour prices for the quality of food cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food as always, service lacked
    KMK13
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Love the consistent quality of Gyu Kaku, but our server was often nowhere to be found and held us up
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ViperVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Outstanding restaurant with great food. Nobu and Rosey are wonderful servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, 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.
  • Miss old managment
    Claudio
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I been going to this place for years, but ever since they change owners the quality is not the same. Food is still good though, but they do not use the coals anymore, they don't have bibimba and the music level and choice is terrible and very very noisy.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious
    misskrenee
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    food was amazing :) ill always be a regular. keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hungry and Disappointed
    foodie1980
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The waitress left lots of dirty plates at our table, got our order incorrect and overcharged us. The prices are high with very small portions. I was still hungry and I was very disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner date
    siege
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    it's a good dining experience for couples... and even friends... great selection of food... plus it's something new...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 660 reviews are from the Gyu-Kaku - Torrance reviews archive.
  • Disappointed: Gyu-Kaku Overrated
    ActiveEater
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I took my family to celebrate my wife's birthday. Mentioned it in the comments field when I made the reservation through OpenTable as well as to the person managing the seating at the restaurant. Nothing happened. I even brought a candle and some matches but at the end of the meal, all we got was the check. It was very embarrassing for me and my children and probably disappointing for my wife although she was quite graceful about it. Our party of 5 got the worst table in the restaurant - right outside the bathrooms and in front of the servers station where they enter orders and place dirty dishes. Gyu-Kaku gets 2 stars for the meat which was ok but this is a restaurant where we cook it ourselves. We will NOT be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gyu-Kaku Torrance
    Norris
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've been to different Gyu-Kaku restaurants, and they're all different because some may be franchisees. However, the quality of the food is almost always excellent. The ambiance here is fine, but there are some others that are plus or minus. I give this Gyu-Kaku a "Good" rating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had a wonderful time. Waitress are very helpful and friendly. Lot of food choices. Good for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing...
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    They don't have 1 of my favorite miso Yaki shabu.. this time..hopefully next Tues they have it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but same mistake
    bishopVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    For the second or third time already, the draft beer was not working. It is the beer special and the tap is out of order.... AGAIN! Is this a business strategy or just consistently bad managing? Especially with the beer special, at least have a backup plan for that. It makes no sense to not have a backup. Service is always top notch and food is always consistently good. Just need to do something about that beer issue.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    LVJ48
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is a great place to get together and try your hand at tableside cooking. The food selections are great and allows you to sample different meats for a great price. If this is your first visit and you make it for happy hour, try one of the sample menus. It is worth the price and gives you a great variety. Also, the drinks and beer aren't bad either.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small portions
    luv2dine8VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food tastes good here, but you don't get very much for your money, even for dineLA.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll be back
    GandB
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It was our first time here. Now that we understand the menu options we will be back. The food was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    NobsVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This place falls short of the average bbq in Koreatown, by a wide margin -- from meat to veggies, less interesting! And the service was lousy. We ordered green tea, the waiter refilled with coffee and then insisted it was just "different" green tea. We returned it and received no replacement. Not recommended.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice happy hour place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    food is okay but not super fancy and high quality. the atmosphere is good for a happy hour after work
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth It!
    pandasandfood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I enjoyed Gyu-Kaku immensely. I was constantly hearing how great it was from my friends and I decided it was time to try it out. I strongly recommend making reservations as they will turn people away if they are too busy. Our waiters were on top of it constantly refilling our drinks, asking if we were OK and etc. We went with the meat lovers special and we weren't disappointed and we ordered a few others we were curious about. It's recommended to get about 2-3 plates per person. Overall it was a great dining experience and I would do it again. They have great happy hour specials of you can reserve yourself a table during those times. A fair warning though, its on the louder end and pricer than other places similar. But its worth it!! :D Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite Resto
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Manager cares a lot and crew are attentive to the customers
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded my expectations!
    Minnieme
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I've never actually had Japanese BBQ before but I'm glad that I came to Gyu Kaku to try it for the first time! Came with two other girls & we ended up ordering the happy hour meal for 2 (smallest one/$40) & it was perfect for the three of us! We all ended up being really full & they even gave us 3 sets of smores for dessert even though only 2 is usually given. The quality of the meat was V-E-R-Y good! The server also informed us of the grilling times for each meat & was very attentive. I also ordered a lychee saketini because it was happy hour ($3, marked down from $5) & it was ok, but I wont be getting it again. The experience there was awesome & I can't wait to bring my other family/friends back to try this!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour!!
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Such a good deal for Happy Hour! Staff were friendly which only added to the overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JessicaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We are the all you can eat special and our waiter checked in us in the beginning only and missed couple of items that we ordered
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate