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Gyu-Kaku - Torrance
Gyu-Kaku - Torrance

Gyu-Kaku - Torrance Details

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

    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: Japanese, Barbecue
  • 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 (310) 325-1437

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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Happy hour prices for the quality of food cannot be beat."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Love the consistent quality of Gyu Kaku, but our server was often nowhere to be found and held us up"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Outstanding restaurant with great food. Nobu and Rosey are wonderful servers."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "it's a good dining experience for couples... and even friends... great selection of food... plus it's something new..."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time. Waitress are very helpful and friendly. Lot of food choices. Good for happy hour."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "They don't have 1 of my favorite miso Yaki shabu.. this time..hopefully next Tues they have it."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food tastes good here, but you don't get very much for your money, even for dineLA."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was our first time here. Now that we understand the menu options we will be back. The food was good."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Manager cares a lot and crew are attentive to the customers"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Such a good deal for Happy Hour! Staff were friendly which only added to the overall great experience!"
    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"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I was canceled aoutomatically afetr 15 min. I was late because it was first time to be there. And I was at a loss at the mall. I took a few time to find Gyu-Kaku. I was made to be wait for 20 min. And Beef was worse than it is in Japan."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great experience, always good food. Happy hour is good but still pricey and less food. Overall was ok"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was very good, food was special, and difference from other BBQ place. But price is a bit high. Look up the Gen BBQ is coming ($19.99) all you can eat!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Been here many times...always good! Never changes, which is good. Overall it is good. Get it? Got it? Good! haha"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Gyu Kaku has the best happy hour. Cheap beers and awesome food for half the price you'll find elsewhere. The two person meal deal was a ton of food and everything was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The new happy hour full course meal is amazing! It is recommended for two but it can easily feed three."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I recommend to ask for the manager Albert Estrada to help you and your family out when you eat there. He is very professional, attentive, smart and suck a nice guy. He also recommends the best food from there menu."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Gyu Kaku is my favorite place to get a great meal. Always a treat and excellent food."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "When i reserved on Open table i requested a 2 person booth. i am a Heavy set person. and we got a table with 4 pull out chairs. i like this place to go drink and snack for an hour and then eat. The pull out chairs are not confortable so after 30 minutes i have to do a walk around. i love this place but i dont like the chairs."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The ahi poke has gotten a bit too spicy and there was no brown rice this night, but everything else was just great!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "For two people, you can get their deal with the dinner course that comes with appetizers, meat and desserts. Mondays are all day happy hour and I would suggest to make a reservation if you are trying to catch dinner or their drinks. They no longer have the all you can eat purchase, but their courses for the amount of people you have, you'll get full for sure. If you made a reservation through OpenTable, make sure to be there before the time because your reservation will no longer work after the time you've made."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very popular, so book early to avoid being disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Service is key in a dining experience. The food can be great but leave a bad taste if your not taken care of, rest assured Gyu kaku in Torrance has the friendliest staff ever! Amazing prices & always a good time. Ps they don't have a late night happy hour anymore :("
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We ordered the duck breast, spicy pork, shrimp, and chicken. Chicken would say was the least favorite; however all other items were amazing! Also ordered the ramen which was delicious"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Very good selection of items to choose from. Excellent service. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "There was a lot of food for the meat lovers course. There were 3 adults and 2 young teens in our group and the 4 people meat lovers course filled us up. The service was great. The food kept coming and empty plates were removed from table quickly. The Gyu-Kaku salad was fresh and had delicious dressing. Make sure you make a reservation otherwise it may be tough to get a table there. We were seated right away for our 6:30 reservation. They have a great ventilation system considering we were grilling at our table and we did not retain any food odors on our clothing afterwards. We all enjoyed eating there."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Come here at Happy Hour for significant saving on DELICIOUSLY prepared veggies, meats and seafood. $1.50 Sapporo draft and $5 house cold sake along with awesome food makes a perfect dinner."
    Dined on 5/17/2014