Gyu-Kaku - Torrance
Gyu-Kaku - Torrance

Gyu-Kaku - Torrance

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/
  • Phone: 3103251437
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Gyu-Kaku - Torrance reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (57)great for lunch (39)fit for foodies (39)hot spot (38)late-night find (36)special occasion (33)neighborhood gem (25)great for brunch (24)kid-friendly (23)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    luv2dine8
    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
  • Auto cancel
    Taka
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bomb
    Dgdgdg
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great experience, always good food. Happy hour is good but still pricey and less food. Overall was ok
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but price are on the high side
    JC22
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gyu Kakyu Review
    MrWooReviews81
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Been here many times...always good! Never changes, which is good. Overall it is good. Get it? Got it? Good! haha
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour
    KMK13
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour
    Teddy310
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The new happy hour full course meal is amazing! It is recommended for two but it can easily feed three.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Customer Service
    Raiders1
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eating out
    chirpmeister
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Gyu Kaku is my favorite place to get a great meal. Always a treat and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place! the only thing...
    JayK
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Gyukaku!
    Hobolinda
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent
    Jennifer
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great happy hour!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very popular, so book early to avoid being disappointed!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good time
    Zarbooz
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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 :(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.