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Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver
Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com
  • Email: gyukaku.vancouver@hotmail.co.jp
  • Phone: (604) 558-3885
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Everyday: 11:30AM–4PM (last call)

    Dinner:
    Sun–Thu: 4PM–10:30PM (last call)
    Fri & Sat: 4PM–11:30PM (last call)
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hornby
  • Public Transit: The closest skytrain stations are Granville Station (Expo/Mellennium Line), Vancouver City Centre (Canada Line.)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available on Hornby Street and Howe Street, also underground public parking available on Nelson & Howe (808 Nelson Street.)
A word from Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver
Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver writes...
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 are 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to gyu kaku in Taiwan and Japan. Though it's not buffet style in Vancouver, but the food and everything is certainly outstanding. I LOVE gyu kaku!! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I visited this Gyu-Kaku for the first time for Dine Out 2014 and the server and food were outstanding. Everything was on point. The prices were reasonable, portions were big, and the service was exceptional. It was a different story when I decided to return to this location for the second time for a birthday dinner. My party of 5 were seated close to the back corner of the restaurant. There were table of employees that were eating around us, making a lot of noise. Our servers were not very attentive compare to out first visit. We had to wave people down everytime we wanted something. It was a disappointing experience. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Been here couple times, never disasppointed. Great service and excellent quality of food. fresh and tasty. Recommended!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this Japanese style BBQ restaurant. It was Saturday lunch time, very busy. If you don't want to wait, it's better to make reservation."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend brunch set menu - lots of items to choose from! All of our food items came out in a timely manner and we were able to grill them with ease. The Bistro Hanger Steak is delicious. Our server, Hitomi, was very friendly and professional. She kept an eye on us and changed the grill twice for us. Will definitely be going back again to try other items on the menu."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The staff who served us was very polite and also, the prices of happy hour is reasonable."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went there for a double date. Got two of their couple's meals and had an amazing time. The waiter was especially knowledgeable about the food and described everything impeccably well. Food was delicious and came in a timely manner."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I've been there quite often, and this was the first time I felt you've got a great server. Our table's server Marie with beautiful smile and Edward they were taking care of customers needs,catching eyes right away. It was perfect. First time in a many times visit, it was great night! Thank you Marie, Edward."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had the most fulfilling dine out experience! The food are fresh and the meat was delicious! Will definitely come back for more. Though it was hard to get the attention of a waiter so it took quite some time for us to place an order."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Gyu-Kaku had to be the best BBQ that I've ever had in Greater Vancouver. Way better than Korean BBQ or any all you can eat BBQ joints around the city. The meat offered was freshly seasoned and tender. The waiter was very polite. It was our first time there so he was able to explain everything and recommended dishes for us to try. I would definitely return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The restaurant is inside a mall, not exactly on the street. I suggest you use the google streetview to find it before you go, otherwise it's easy to miss it when you arrived at that street. The service is really good, the best service I've ever experienced. The place is quite and beautiful. After a whole day of traveling, it is a good place to relax and enjoy a tasty meal. We went there around 3pm. You can choose lunch special, which is at reasonable price, or you can have dinner with several dishes. I was with my friend. We two people ordered one dish from lunch special, and two additional meat and dumplings. The meat (chicken, beef, lamb) are very tender and rich of sauces. The dumplings were yummy."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "the table is too small and can't change to bigger table, even we already make reservation. Six people share only 1 bbq oven, so it's so slow to cook."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Food was great but there were too much time in between food to come out"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Unfortunately, our beef tang dishes were served with two different ages and a bit smelly. Other that we enjoyed food and atomospher. wewere 5of us and orderd more than 30 deshes,,,,,tells you, how much we've enjoyed the value of dishes vs. our finacial damnege.Hope we will have an opportunity to try your new Broadway one soon."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The wait was like 5 minutes due to our reservation, if you want to get a table quick better reserve one. Servers are super nice and friendly. The food is wonderful, I was skeptical about the Beef tongue; to my surprise it was very good. Also please be careful of the fatty meat, when you are cooking it there the fire is going to be bigger than usual."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went for the Dine-Out Vancouver dinner with 6 friends. They were able to fit all of us in a booth. It took us a long time, about 2 hours, to barbecue 7 orders of meat and seafood because they only provided one grill per booth. I enjoyed the Spicy Tuna Volcano dish for the appetizer."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "FIVE OF US HAD THE DINE OUT VANCOUVER SPECIALS. TABLES SEAT ABOUT SIX WITH GRILL IN MIDDLE AND BENCH SEATING ON EITHER SIDE. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND PLENTIFUL, SAUCES AND SEASONINGS SPOT-ON. LOVED THE TUNA VOLCANO AND SHRIMP PARTICULARLY. SERVICE VERY FRIENDLY ALTHOUGH COMPREHENSION OF ENGLISH NOT ALWAYS PERFECT. FRONT ROOM SPACIOUS AND BRIGHT. BACK ROOM DIM. WE GRILLED THE FOOD OURSELVES WHICH LED TO A LOT OF LAUGHTER AND SHARING. WEALL SAID WE'D GO BACK."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Really flavorful food with a wide selection of interesting dishes and a really fun concept (there is a grill build into your table and you cook some of the food yourself)."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great place for tasty marinated meat. I usually go with garlic marinade, but sweet tare and shiho are good as well. Highly recommend happy hour, cuz you might end up paying a lot (if not)!! I don't recommend this place for big groups, as there is only one grill per table, and one or two will end up just grilling all night. Overall, love the food:-)"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Gyu-kaku is a fantastic restaurant that provides an interesting and possibly unique experience in Vancouver. The staff is helpful, cheerful, and knowledgeable. For special occasions I cannot recommend a restaurant more highly."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Fantastic food with great service. Highly recommended. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Awesome post Canucks game dining, fantastic food experience"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Greeted by courteous staff. They will confirm your reservation the day you are going. There is a 2 hour limit for the dining so be aware. If you want to stay long, find somewhere else. The food was as good as i recalled last time."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Just learned that they changed the meat lover menu.... most disappointed about the garlic noodle changes. It is replaced with the stone rice bowl...still good but prefer noodles. Other than that, food is good!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Good choice of variety of food on happy hour set menu Good price"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The meat and sauce were delicious. It's nice to have a group chat while barbecuing meat."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We love this restaurant. It's our favourite in Vancouver. Maybe favourite anywhere!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Everything was great ! It was a special occasion too for us as we were celebrating my husband's birthday ! So glad we tried this restaurant and we'd be going back soon enough with friends who's not been there ! Very well run despite it being busy ....food and service did not suffer !"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had our staff dinner there, we had a great time, and Edward was awesome at helping us through out the night, numerous time of changing the grill, bowls and all that. Price is fair and food are beyond words. Yummy : ) thank you definitely going for another time soon.!! Angel"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "waitress are great!!! foods are also delicious , it was the best of BBQ i have eaten in Vancouver."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Although the hostess messed up my reservation, they managed to quickly regroup and offer my party of two a bigger table than we should have received :) The waitress was super helpful with a quick explanation of the menu and her personal recommendations (which were perfect btw). Their cocktails were amazing and their food, if you can imagine, was even more amazing. I would recommend this to anyone who has not tried this yet!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I can tell you this restaurant is best for food, service, hospitality, And PRICE We really enjoyed for my wife's birthday night dinner Happy hour is very very good deal I wonder how this restaurant make profit with this */(^o^)/* We'll come back sooooon Thanks"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I don't remember how many times I have come here and it is good every single time!"
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "love their meats on the menu, little too pricey for a small plate of marinated meat, but its tasty"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "VERY TASTY, but can u guys add a range hood will be better, cuz each time we finish the meal, we always has heavy smell in the cloth, that's awkward if we need go back to company or school."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "The quality of the service was good ( our waitress was very nice ) but it just felt understaffed for a Saturday night. If you are going to implement a 2 hour limit you shouldn't wait 30 minutes to take our orders. The food was great."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Gyu-kaku is always better with a group of friends. They have a great price for beer on Monday. Servers were all very friendly."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "We went to Gyu kaku on Friday after work. Although it was a very busy night, their service was outstanding. We ordered a dinner combo and the timing between each dish was perfect. Also, our servers were always available when we needed. We were sitting close to their kitchen booth and all servers seemed to be working really hard. Another thing I was impressed - most of their staff spoke English very well. When you go to authentic Japanese restaurants, it is often hard to find staff who can explain food on the menu in English. Their staff are probably hired locally. We'll come back again."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I have been here many many times. It never disappoints! if you go there often, rmb to sign up for the gyu kaku card!"
    Dined on 8/29/2013