really fun place. great for
really fun place. great for a birthday. kids love it.
4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The late night happy hour
The late night happy hour special was great. The restaurant is spacious so it's never too crowded for a busy place. Service is quick since you cook your own food over the grill.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is very good! So
This place is very good! So far the best Cook it Yourself BBQ restaurants. The service is outstanding because they tell you how long to cook each meat and tell you the recommendations (only if you ask directly). Additionally our waiter helped us navigate through the menu. I'd recommend going back because it is worth the price for the amount of food we had (during happy hour).
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
MOUTH WATERING GOOD
This is the second of the locations I have visited for this restaurant and it was amazing. The service was very good. The only issue I had was the server not understanding or speaking English very well. The ambiance was great. Very large restaurant. Nice bar. Great for a romantic date or girls/guys night out. A real fun environment. The food was mouth watering good. Prime meats at a decent price. This location is a little more expensive than the Upper East side location but still reasonable for the prime cut of meats. Definitely recommend all to check it out. You will not be sorry. Next stop, Times Square location! Can't wait!
4/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes to Gyu!
I frequent this place often. The food, drinks, and service is excellent. Lovely for dates, groups, happy hour meals and drinks, etc. Gyu-Kaku IS my favorite place to dine in NYC.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
birthday dinner for two
This was the perfect choice for our bday dinner for two! We ordered the spring course with the help of our trusty server who taught us how everyrhing worked. Great food, which came out quickly and was a bkast to grill on the tables. Definitely going back!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great interactive group dining.
Went here with a semi-large group for happy hour. I was early for my reservation so I sat in the seating area by the bar. While seated, I met the bartender (his name is Michael)....this man was the highlight of my dining experience, he was funny, energetic, and mixed up 3 perfect drinks. I told him to surprise me and make anything he wanted, each time I was presented with something I wouldn't ordinarily order, but the drinks were awesome! The food is good as always...I'm a frequent diner at all 3 locations in the city, it's a great place to kick back and relax with some friends DURING HAPPY HOUR. I emphase the happy hour because the menu prices are discounted for most drinks and food items.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Frank was our waiter. He had a great attitude and was very informative. Great food! Try to catch happy hour!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious meats; wonderful evening
The service was excellent, the meats high quality, and the happy hour prices very good. We had a lovely evening and will certainly return.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of fun and delicious to boot!!
We had a wonderful time here. Even though we were a little late they held our reservation after we called. Service is outstanding, with a warm greeting to start the evening off right. Our waiter was Karma, and he could not have been more attentive. The entire experience is a lot of fun with your own personal grill right in the middle of the table. Yes it can get a little hot, but cool yourself off with their excellent cocktails and beers. The food was really delicious and just enough. Be forewarned this is a party place, and not a venue for a romantic quiet evening. Go with friends and you will have a blast.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun experience for kids & adults
brought a couple of my sons friends here and they loved cooking their own food - they loved the food - lots of choices for all sorts of eaters but the peice de la resistance was of course cooking s'mores over the fire for dessert - brilliant!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
6th time and still amazing!
The kobe style is just amazing. Can't get any better than this. Going to be a regular customer here. 6 times and only been here since the start of the year. The food and the service is just amazing. Just can't get enough.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't say enough about Gyukaku. The East Village one is my favorite location and never disappoints. I always know I'm going to have a great meal and leave satisfied.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely go again
I took my fiancee and 2 step children here for an early fathers day dinner and they all loved it. The food was fantastic and we all were very pleased. It was pretty busy and the service was a tad slow. But the quality of food and knowledge of our server made up for it.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My experience at Gyu-Kaku was quite memorable! It was unlike any other restaurant I've ever been to. I think the idea of being allowed to grill your own food is absolutely genius. It's hard to even fathom anything that could have been improved at Gyu-Kaku.
I look forward to my next night out at this restaurant.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful service,great food,very energetic staff.couldn't ask for better.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good as always.
We come here often and it has never disappointed us. The meat was well-marinated and very tender. Weird thing is they always give us an odd number of pieces of meat, making it hard to divide up if you have two people.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
flavor spot for HH
i usually come for Happy Hour BBQ and drinks. went on July 4th, another great day for food and drinks, service is always good and attentive. will go back.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Happy Hour
This place has a great happy hour. We went on July 4 because they had happy hour all day. Half price drinks (and they have a big drink menu) and lots of specials on the food. We were seated quickly (had a reservation) and the service was good even though they were busy. Food was delicious. Get some harami miso skirt steak even if it's not on special.
I like this place a lot better than the midtown location, also. At the midtown location we waited 30+ minutes WITH a reservation and the service once we were seated wasn't great either.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
we will return
I've been dying to do the bbq thing for months. This place did not let up down. The food was fantastic the servers were very friendly and helpful always ready to help without that annoying creeper feeling like some places where they stand and hawk you while you eat.i will definitely be back
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a novelty date night!
This is is great for a date night, very romantic ambiance but still great for a night out with the girls or a family outing. The food and service was excellent wait staff was extremely attentive! They also have great deals for two with a variety of options for a great price! Also visited the Times Square location but this was more intimate and cozy! And the drinks are potent with great happy hour specials almost all of the drinks are discounted! Great over all!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with friends with kids and seating was comfortable... although the bench needed to be reupholstered....
It's a bit loud, it seams that it is suited more for group dining... food was good, I would order serving for 2 for a group of 4 with maybe a few additional from the app's or entree on the a la carte... but I guess that depends how much you eat.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to get food and drinks...the service is great!!!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour is the way to go!
Hit up their happy hour specials for amazing food and drink deals. Love this place, and it's super fun to bring friends!
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun group dinner
Gyu Kaku has delicious food and a great service team.
Fun for group dinners and birthdays :)
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Green Tea Crêpe Cake is
The Green Tea Crêpe Cake is a must have. Absolute must. But be warned it is quite indulgent , some might even say sinfully so.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do not miss
Everything about this dining experience is great. Make sure you get rice to go with your meat, and use the sauces on the table!! Everything will be delicious. Don't forget the spinach and garlic either.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a lively date/ group
More than just great food--Gyu-Kaku is a unique charmer. Impeccable service and excellent food. The in-table grills make for more than just a conversation piece--they turn a splendid meal into an engaging dining experience. Sure, this style dining has been done before, but here it's not just a gimmick--it's a complement to this restaurant's strong service, relaxed atmosphere, and quality food.
Save room for the green tea crepe cake with black sesame ice cream--it's to die for!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, my friends and I hadn't been to Asian BBQ in a while but the waiteress was very helpful in helping explain the process. Everything was good, loved the green tea ice cream and "green tea crepe cake." Everything we ordered was good, except, the duck was a little dry.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gyu-Kaku makes it fun to dine with a larger company and especially with kids (age range of ours was 7 to 16). They were busy grilling meat, chicken and smores, adults were busy having a fun conversation. It has a good food - maybe not gourmet category, but good quality of meat, fish, and a great beef bibimbap! The service was beyond all expectations - very nice staff who was around all night and fulfilled our requests in the shortest time
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely loved it! The prices were reasonable, the food amazing, the service exceptional!! Planning my next visit soon!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family of six
Took my family of six and had a very good time. The kids enjoyed cooking the food and the s'mores for dessert.
The waiter was very good he explained the menu and how to cook each dish. Overall it was a good experience and would recommend it.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
More face than place
I didn't find any difference in food quality with another regular Japanese restaurant (same miso soup, same rice, same maki,...). In general, it has an acceptable quality, but not outstanding.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
More than pleasantly surprised!
I found Gyu Kaku on Google maps because it was a place close to a venue we were heading to later on that day. After reading all the positive reviews, I decided to book dinner via Open Table. Once we got to the place, the front desk were very friendly although my party was a little late. When we were finally seated, our waiter kindly explained the menu and how much food would feed our party. We ordered the autumn special which came with a whole bunch of delicious meats and vegetables along with bibimap rice, miso soup and salad. The special also came with dessert. Everything was so good and enough that we left there quite satisfied. I most definitely will go back!!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sevice and food
This is the best location to dine at. The service here is superb unlike its other locations. The meat is fresh and delicious.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid, good food & service :)
The servers are just great & took care of our group well in timely manner & care. The food is very good as always, one of our favorite lunch/dinner spots in City like forever :)
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my daughter for lunch on her birthday and it was great. The meats were seasoned just right. The waiter was very attentive and pleasant. Overall my daughter and guest loved the place.
9/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great atmosphere
Love the Japanese BBQ settings - lots of food for cheap, good drinks. Great overall!
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is always a good healthy treat for me and my friends! it makes a great group dinner because everyone gets to bbq
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun but pricey
Definitely a good time. It's an experience. We ordered off of one of the prix fix options and ended up with a lot of things we didn't want or enjoy as much. Definitely would have done better with the a la carte options. I think this is why the meal ended up costing so much more than we expected. The food was delicious though and the drinks were great. I loved the green tea crepe dessert!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is great for every occasion and is fun for a large group and has the ambiance for a romantic intimate dinner. I have tried almost everything on the happy hour menu and have never disliked anything. I highly recommend the sweet potato tempura and I never leave without having at least one order of the garlic noodled. For a delicious and low cost meat, the hanger steak is amazing and don't forget to dip in in one of their three amazing sauces. The staff is very friendly and they thoroughly explain how to cook your meat so don't worry! If you're not full after your lunch or dinner, try out their smores or green tea cake.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
8 times in one year.
Just can't get enough of Gyu Kaku's Kobe Style. It's so good! The service is phenomenal as always.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour prices are amazing! The staff is very friendly and attentive.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at BBQ--I'm hooked!
My wife and I were looking for a place in the neighborhood to have an early dinner before a show. Neither one of us had ever been to an Asian Barbecue and were up for an adventure. The waitstaff was very attentive and showed us everything we needed to know to have a wonderful first experience. The prix fixe menu was a great way to sample everything--our only complaint was that it is possible there was too much food for two people, but every bite was absolutely delicious. Pro tip: save room for the green tea crepes. Fluffy, delicate ambrosia. We will be back.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an amazing time, and the food was fantastic!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for a double date. It was great because we all interacted and worked together to eat a great meal!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely would come back. Great time. The portion are a bit small but tasty.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place never disappoints me. From the service to the food, it is great. I love the fact, I can make my own s'mores. Can't wait to go back. I recommend ordering the set combo meals, don't let the size of the dishes fool you, it is filling.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely will go back
Amazing Food, great staff and positive energy! Although it was crowded, it was very organized and we were happy being served very smoothly. The staff were really professional.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
All good except
I wish they would have changed the music. It was a jazzy but slow christmas music mix. Pretty weird.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM