Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver
Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/
  • Phone: 6045583885x
  • 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: Barbecue, Japanese, 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (37)fit for foodies (22)great for lunch (16)special occasion (15)late-night find (15)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (6)neighborhood gem (5)romantic (4)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • very good deal on monday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Monday happy hour is very worthy. we are group of 6. had a good meal and it is only 23$ per person including beer for each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than average
    thcl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food looked fresh. My waitress was outstanding, but sometimes too busy. The environment was good for group of people, not recommended for people looking for quiet places to eat. I was there for dinner. About half of our orders were priced as happy hour price. As a group of average appetite, we spent average $35 per person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad services
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We asked for drinks many times that the waitress alway forget to service as. Maybe in that time the restaurant is busy as in peak hour. But there was no excuse for ignore the customers who we're sitting there by waiting for serve. The foods came in wrong order also, the main dishes came before the appetizer and the soup, and when we nearly done the veggies, the appetizer tofu just come, it mixed and it was wired. As the hot tray we almost close down and have to restart again. In last, we have to asked three times for the birthday cake they just bring to us. It was a little bit depressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Fun
    Happy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Gyu-Kaku is always a fun experience; even more fun when you're with a group. From what we've experienced, it's the best BBQ place in the lower mainland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hot and noisy
    Cincin
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    okay service. smaller portions of food than usual during happy hour. no AC.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • japanese bbq
    Miya
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    good service fantastic food i like chocholt ,cookies with bbq cotton candy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • need a good hostess
    Asako
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I was standing at the entrance 5min without getting attention. manager didn't even care/ greet customer. Other servers as well. saw me but ignoring. That's making customers unhappy from the beginning. need a good hostess keeps eyes on a reservation or the walk-in customer at the entrance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining experience
    Meatlover
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Server gave us honest recommendation on the best way to order for 3 ppl. We order the meat lover set, which is enough for 3 ppl. detail intstruction on how long each type of meat should be grilled. Servers almost always at ur service. I would recommend making reservation before going.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit but but not the last!
    eejaydeejay
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Starting with the great reception to the smiling attentive service and GREAT food. The flowers that had been ordered were a big surprise for my wife.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday dinner there!
    TeddyBear
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    it was my third time dining at Gyo Kaku and it's still amazing! Service was good but I guess they are kind of short of staffs during busy hours! it's was my birthday on that day too and we were sitting outdoor which is good during summer time! food - of coz it's super amazing! but was kind of disappointed that the "corn with cheese" "cheese fondue" is not on the menu anymore! :( but overall, this is a great place for both lunch and dinner and especially during happy hour!! highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and fun
    1chris
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good food and fun with a great location and cold beer on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Food Fast
    Omnimore
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A unique dining style with superior flavours; it's a good idea to reserve a table ahead of time because this place is very popular. The staff are very polite and the food arrives quickly after ordering. Bring a friend familiar with the cooking style if you're going for the first time. There are great combos for 2 people like the Meat-Lover's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    Asako
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    usually Gyukaku's servers are great. but this time, the server didn't cleanup the plates, no offer for the second drink until WE ASK, didn't explain what the parts of the meats on a plate we ordered 'lunch for four" just....lame. lame. no eye contact,but chatting with co-worker right next to our table was so annoying for us waiting for the service from him. food was great,but service ruins everything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome food
    lovetheduckbreast
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food and service is AMAZING! Do expect to wait for a table if you did not make a reservation. the servers were running around like chicken with no heads! thats how busy it gets! It is a fun and energize restaurant. Great for friends gathering..but they do have a time limit of 2 hours(just keep that in mind).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Restaurant for Groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Went here with a party of 5 and had a very good time. The food is tasty, grilling the meats and veggies is a fun activity. I highly recommend the pork belly & toro beef! Some of the pre-made items on the menu turned out to be smaller than expected though, and the 2 hour time limit might be an issue for larger groups. There is not much in the way of ambiance, and I felt that the grill in the middle was too close to diners that you really start to sweat after a while. Service was fair but it is a bit slow. There where a few periods where we were just sitting there for a significant portion of time waiting for more of the food we had ordered to come out. Overall though, the good food, and the good company made for a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food and service were both excellent, we will definitely recommend Guy-Kaku to our friends!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 148 reviews are from the Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver reviews archive.
  • in gyu- kaku
    HungryCola
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    the food taste fine but is a little bit expensive
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Japanese BBQ
    Miffy1112
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband just love it. Setting for kids as well. Highchair, booster, & changing table are available.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Damn
    everydayfem
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I absolutely love this restaurant. This is my third time there and I enjoy the experience every time. The service could be a little more attentive but other than that the food is outstanding. I love the barbeque idea and the garlic fried noodles are a gem. I'll be coming back again soon enough! It's the perfect place for foodies and people who are massive carnivores, there's also food for people who like veggies but it's definitely more of a meat-eater experience. Overall, fantastic!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • simply amazing
    wangster
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    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.
  • Birthday meal - below expectations
    jlee
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Vancuisine
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Been here couple times, never disasppointed. Great service and excellent quality of food. fresh and tasty. Recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Japanese style BBQ restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining experience
    Usagi22
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    jjbean
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The staff who served us was very polite and also, the prices of happy hour is reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Double the Deliciousness
    Lazlo
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good service
    Asako
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The most fulfilling experience!
    Piyopiyofoodie
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ in Greater Vancouver
    jlee
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience is not good
    Alan
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, tasty food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but there were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food was great but there were too much time in between food to come out
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Damn good
    IceTea
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately, our beef tang
    tosh
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FUN
    LESLEY
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super cozy but slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Fun
    Ultrarunmike
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummm
    CarolzVIP
    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:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food, and an interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to GO
    xcollon
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Fantastic food with great service. Highly recommended. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.