What a fun and delicious restaurant
What a fun and delicious restaurant. Service is amazing! Extremely reasonable! I will definitely be returning! Get the Two NY beefs. They are delectable!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waiters were nice and very
Waiters were nice and very understanding when told that I was not ready to order since my husband was still out circling around the blocks trying to find a parking spot on a Saturday 3pm.You are not stuck with only one waiter / any waiters are stopping by and ready to help out.Nice window seats with city view.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gyu-Kaku is always fun and
Gyu-Kaku is always fun and always good. We took our grandchildren there (ages 6 and 8) and it was perfect for them. Cooking your own food is always a good idea. And the choices are vast and the quality of the food is excelent.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My son and I had such a great
My son and I had such a great time! It really encouraged him to eat and he was so proud he could cook him own food.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite spots in NYC - - social and fun to go with on a date or with a group!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal for family/kids/party
steak was really good
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gyu-Kaku has become one of
Gyu-Kaku has become one of my favorite restaurants in the City. All the dishes that I've tried are all delicious.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and fun cooking
Delicious food and fun cooking it yourself - for a group of friends or a date.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
everything was fast and delicious, staff was very friendly checking on us every now and then
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
AMAZING JAPANESE BBQ
Where do I begin? WE LOVE THIS PLACE!! From our romantic date nights to our fun family nights we always have a good time and the food is never a disappointment. We frequent this place at least once a month or every other month because not only are the waitresses great but the fact that they remember us is even better. From the friendly wait staff to the promptness in seating I would have to say this is a stellar place. The food can get pricey but as others have mentioned you can always go during happy hour. :-)
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just as good as I remember it being.. it was my dates first time and he loved it!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Legit Happy Hour!
Great food, great service, will definitely come back again!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious self cooked barbecue
Tasty cook yourself Japanese barbecue in a pleasant roomy setting at a reasonable price. The kitchen cooked appetizers are also very delicious. Friendly staff and fast service.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for Casual Dining!
My boyfriend loves his meat, which is why we decided to go to Gyu-Kaku. Although we were 15 minutes late for our reservation, the hostess was very accomodating. Our waiter was one of the nicest and friendliest guys we could ever meet. As we were new to this restaurant, he gave us a quick tour of the menu options and always provided us with enough instructions to cook our foods perfectly. The food and the ambience was perfect for a casual date.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but SLOW
everything was good except the service is VERY slow. everyone was very nice, but we had to wait for a long time for everything.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Tried different branch!
The food was fabulous. I have been going to the East Village Branch around St. Marks. This was my first time at the Midtown branch and it was great. The waiters were also great. You could see into the kitchen and the chefs were very lively especially with the greetings. The food came out promptly. Our waiter, Chin was great. He explained everything and made sure we were not overwhelmed by our big set course. The Kobe style meats are amazing!!!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience, food was awesome and service was excellent. Usually the food isn't that good at spots that you have to do it yourself but not at this location. Drinks were also on point.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service good drinks and kid friendly! !!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, OK service
Everything we had here was delicious - the hirami skirt steak, duck, etc. However the service was rather slow and our server forgot to fire one of our friend's orders for a long time.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Value Foods
Prices are not so expensive in happy hours and qualities are acceptable.
Services are comfortable and staffs are friendly.
I come to here in lunch time happy hours with my close friends.
In general, I was content with the foods and services.
I will come again.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique dining experience
Great place to take a group of people as you share in preparing your own food on the grill in the middle of the table.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the rich meats at this restaurant only wish they had a damper for the table top grill so that we wouldn't be toasted by the grill between courses
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there twice in a week.
Went there twice in a week. Perfect spot for reservation for one. Great selection on dishes. The service was better the first time than the second time but overall it was very enjoyable.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of fun grilling your
Lots of fun grilling your own on table center barbeques. Nice set menus for beginners. Many different choices.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
So much meat : o
Ordered two Extreme Yakiniku Sets for a total of 20 oz. of meat for $30. This included kalbi chuck, pork belly, gyu-tan (beef tongue), and beef brisket (not to mention rice, salad, and not-cloudy miso soup). The kalbi chuck and gyu-tan were definitely the stars of the meal. The service was great with a waiter changing the grill every 10 minutes. We ended our meal with a green tea creme brulee which tasted great except that the surface was slightly burnt which added a bitter taste to an otherwise delightful dessert.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for my husband's birthday dinner. Wonderful place and great service from our server - they work very well as a team. LOVE their food!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
two families enjoyed the diner
We were two families with small children. All of us enjoyed the meal. The service was fast and courteous.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I especially loved the fact
I especially loved the fact that I could be so interactive with my meal at a restaurant. The waiter was very nice and helpful. This is perfect for a first date!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and great experience
My husband, my son and I traveled from Panama to NY for a family vacation. We made reservations to the restaurant because is one of our favorites spots when we visited this city.
Great food and great service. Our 10 years kid love the place!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the first time we've been to this place and the experience was amazing. Tho the portion was small but it is a lot. It is a bit pricey for such small portion. The service was impeccable. The green tea layer cake was to die for. I will definitely come back again with friends.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I <3 Japanese BBQ !!!
Excellent and love it better than Korean BBQs. :-)
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service is excellent!!
The service is excellent!! Everyone is very nice and helpful in helping to choose menu items.
Food is delicious and you definitely will not leave feeling hunry. I will go back again
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been more than 2 years from my last visit to this restaurant and this time the dinner was even better. Delicious food, great service and a very enjoyable dinner last night for me and two friends.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Despite the bit of cheesiness going on here (all staff stop to simultaneously greet you in Japanese, the big adverts for specials at the table) Gyu-Kaku has a lot going for it. It's casual enough to have a laid back atmosphere, but high class enough to be serious about their food. Marinades are always done consistently well, and the wait staff is always considerate enough to make sure you're taken care of. Follow their cooking time suggestions for perfectly done BBQ.
Oh yeah, and go for happy hour 3-6pm for great deals on food and drinks. Better not, don't...I don't want to spoil it for myself!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
I like to have lunch here. Love their Happy Hour. Addicting cucumber, Enoki Mushroom, and pork belly is a must order for me every time I visit here. The staffs are friendly and always give a great service.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to this restaurant too many times to count. Love it!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as ever
This was our 4th time - one for each our stays in New York. We keep on coming back to this place for a reason. The food is great, it is fun to do your own cooking and the service is efficient. And they will not rip you off. One thing this time was that our contact waiter only showed his face at the arrival - what purpose does a contact waiter have then?
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to enjoy dinner
Great place to enjoy dinner with family and friends
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Japanese BBQ
Great place to have a unique taste of BBQ, Asian style! Though referred to as a restaurant serving Japanese barbecue, it serves types of Asian sets. Unless you mind doing a bit of grilling yourself, this is a good place to talk over a lunch. Not loud as other Japanese restaurants in the neighborhood over lunch. And do try the s'mores!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good first date
You can preoccupy yourself with cooking if there is no spark. And it's "different" which is nice. Staff friendly and good mix of drinks.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to three locations so far, and have had wonderful experiences every time. Fantastic food, wonderful staff, and a very fun place for dinner.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Lunch Spot at Manhattan
I was here on a Saturday with a friend for lunch and got seated next to the window. Although there wasn't much going on at the streets downstairs, it's still nice to have a view. Lunch specials are available everyday and they are at very reasonable price. Portions are not big but they are quite filling. My favorite ended up to be the strip steak, despite the fact that I had high hopes for Kalbi.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A unique special occasion fave
I have been here twice now, and it definitely lived up to my memories of the first time! My first trip was a date with my now-fiance for his birthday on a recommendation from a friend, and it was delicious. This time was to celebrate his new job and our engagement, and it was even better this time. The menu is massive, the food is incredible, the service is great, and the experience is unforgettable! I am a healthy eater, and often I have trouble finding just one dish, but here, I found enough for numerous visits, and the desserts are amazing enough to make me indulge :).
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I go to Gyu Kaku at least once a month and have now even become a gold member. Their food and service never disappoints. I would recommend it to all my friends.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
I can't say enough; Gyu-Kaku is one of my favorite places to go. The food is great. Recently we had pork belly, short ribs, prime rib, duck, the assorted veggies and the SMORES (and of course saki bombs).
This place is great. I mean, how can you go wrong with cooking your own marinated meat? Seriously, this is one of my greatest enjoyments in life. I have been here a handful of times and will continue to go back. Great for all ages!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and entertaining
This is a fun place...not fine dining but entertaining. They kept brining more food before we had a chance to eat appetizers; so we felt rushed. And it's a bit expensive, but consider that you're paying for the entertainment of cooking your own food...if you find that entertaining.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Lot of Fun for Families & Groups
The communal cooking aspect is fun, and the raw materials (food) is fresh & well-seasoned...so the results are tasty. It's a nice place and the service was fast, efficient and friendly. Note...if you're not going with one of the specials, it's pretty pricey...so look at those. We got a special for four for about $88, and then with three drinks, three or four sides and two desserts, practically doubled the tab - which took it from the realm of "great deal" to fair price, but not exceptional - just don't get caught by surprise when the tab comes. In fairness, you spend a lot of time in this type of restaurant (a little over two hours in our case), so the table turnover is slow, and they do need to make money.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty Japanese BBQ
My group had a delicious assortment of meats to grill ourselves, salmon, salad and cooked food. The waitstaff was very pleasant and helpful ( I especially liked that they split our dishes into separate portions for the three of us!). Haven't been to other locations but this one has a lovely, tranquil decor in a convenient mid-town location. I will probably return to try their special seasonal menu.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
good as usual
Despite having changed some products and raised prices a little bit since my last visit in 2012, still is a good option to have a relaxed dinner eith friends or in couple. Ask for a table close to a window for great views!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
graet place in great location
great food and services,
right in mid town, great for people who work in park ave.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM