meat and great company
Everything I come here for dinner with my boyfriend, we would walk out with a full stomach and a big smile on our faces. Good quality meats, great service, great for couples, dim lights and its very romantic! They always have happy hours, which means half off on meats!! Overall, this place is great and its worth it. :D
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The waiter,Nick,was really
The waiter,Nick,was really attentive, polite, and had was very courteous. I would recommend anyone to try this restaurant.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great dinner at Gyu-Kaku!
Took my parents there for my Dad's Birthday on Sunday and we all loved it! Turns out they have great specials on Sundays so it was really affordable as well which was great!
I have been a few times before but the experience was new to them. Its nice that the waiters explain how to cook each item as they drop it off as it can get a little overwhelming. All the food was excellent - personal favs were the Harami Miso Steak, Butterfish and the Lamb. Everything was great though!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The concept is excellent.
The concept is excellent. Needs improvement with the system regarding on items being served so that proper chronology of food items will be followed and nothing will be missed or left out. Customers should be relaxed while eating not to be bothered and be minding with auditing the food items that has already been served. As it is, it seems like there was poor service, but actually it is the system in the kitchen that failed. The waitress were friendly enough but not enough to cover up the overall poor service in general. The soup was served last and it was served only because we inquired for it. Otherwise, they don't know.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice place. good for
Very nice place. good for both family and friends special occasions.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite restaurants..foo
One of my favorite restaurants..food is excellent and the happy hour specials are awesome
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am a regular at these establishme
I am a regular at these establishments. I frequently visit and I like switching up the different restaurants. However, thus experience wasn't that great. I know it's happy hour and it was busy but server repeatedly forgot items. I watched people raise hand just to get a tab. The good was amazing as always and I love how the hostess is always excited to see us. I'll try Pasadena again but my last time
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall great experience although
Overall great experience although quite on the expensive side.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall good experience this time
Today was our first time taking my step-son to Gyu-Kaku. We have been waiting for a few years for him to be old enough and I'd say it was a success. He had fun cooking anyway. We had 3 of the meat lover's lunch specials and also the Garlic Noodle special - all very good. You get four kinds of meat, salad, rice, edamame and miso soup. We also had seaweed salad and ice cream - also good. I miss the old all you can eat deal, but for only $11 the meat lover's lunch special is not so bad for what you get. The only problem with today's visit was that their AC wasn't working and it was very hot outside already so we were all sweating by the time we left. It was Mother's Day and we came at 3PM. Still had to wait but only for about 10 minutes or so.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my mother here for Mother's Day and it was a bit warm because the air conditioner was broken. However, the staff were extremely accommodating and towards the end of our meal the manager literally got down on his knees and apologized for the heat even though the air conditioner began to work shortly after our reservations. This restaurant provides one of the best customer service experience at a restaurant I've encountered in a long time. They constantly refilled my water and I consume water like a fish.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Fathers Day
Our reservation was for 11:30 am, so we were seated very promptlyServers were attentive. Food was ordered a la carte. Portions were a little small(like only 4 small pieces of chicken). Whatever, it was a special occasion. And considering it was Fathers Day, the fact that service was friendly and fast and the food was hot (so we had to cook it ourselves ;-) The dads and the kids had lots of fun and loved the food. Wish there were a few more veggie options for us omnivores.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was great! They made our Father's Day incredible!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dane was one of thw waiters there and he was great!!! the only reason give two stars is because we only had him for a short period of time since he was coveing somones break and when that girl came back the great service went from great to horrible. Thank you Dane for your great service . I will be returning
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our kids love it
My two boys love grilling their own food. I also really like how the grilling slows you down, so you don't eat too fast and take the time to enjoy the meal.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we walked in the greeting from the friendly staff set the pace. We were not sure what to expect. The food was really good. It was a lot of fun ordering so many different items, cooking on the grill and being their during Happy hour. Can't wait to go back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Japanese BBQ!
My husband and I came here the 1st time on Monday. We ordered two sets of the DineLA restaurant week menu, and added the premium beef tongue. Everything was SOOOO TASTY! Very good cut and flavors on all the meats. My husband isn't a bit fan of veggies, but their mushroom medley and asparagus tasted so good with butter in it. He actually finished all the veggies. I am impressed :-) We got the membership card at the end of our meal, so we'll definitely come back here again and often!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always come here.. it's still good n I will be back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Gyu Kaku
I have been to several Gyu Kaku locations, the food is always good! The service here was a bit to be desired but overall a good time!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & Fun experience
I love taking people to Gyu-kaku for the first time.
Not only is the food REALLY good, but it is a fun experience over all.
My husband is a really picky eater, and this is one of his favorite places.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique and fantastic!
This is the most fun you'll ever have cooking your own dinner, with maybe the exception of fondue. There is something for everyone. The cocktails are amazing and creative. There are plenty of gyoza, and other fried things for those who like that, salads including seaweed salad, rice dishes, vegetables to cook, seafood, and of course lots of meat. The prices are great, but be careful, it adds up fast!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cooking your food can be fun and this restaurant fits the bill. The food is good, service great and a fun way to dine.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite places
I love their Happy Hour prices and food was delicious. I would have given a perfect score if not for the wait time for food. I went on a Sunday and they were pretty busy so you can expect about a 35 min wait time till the food comes out. Other than that everything else was great.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food, the wait for fresh meat for cooking took longer than expected
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Amazing Food
I have been to other Gyu-Kaku restaurants and this was by far my best experience ever! The service was friendly, fast and efficient. The food came out very fast and was delicious! We will be back to this location when in Pasadena.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not enough waiters
No doubt the service is outstanding; however, the food was serving to us too slow. I guess there weren't that much employee so one waiter is very busy to serve lots of customers at a time, causing me and my friend to wait for a long long time for our food while we are really hungry.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is great. Haven't had
Food is great. Haven't had anything there that I didn't like.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I love coming here. made reservations and was given our table on time. the food was great and our waitress was awesome. great ecperience everytime we dine at Gyu-Kaku.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trying to visit Gyu-Kaku's all over the country, this one is my favorite so far.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food & Fun
Come here regularly for special occasions. The food never disappoints. The service does however. The place is so packed that unfortunately from time to time the service is rather slow. But other than that it's a great experience IF you don't mind cooking your own food.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the staff was very helpful
All the staff was very helpful and friendly starting from the hostess to our server. Our server was on top of everything making sure everything had come up and just also checking up on our table. He was overwhelming.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real bargain after 9 PM M-Th
Late night menu of $2.00 items from 9 PM - closing at 10:30 PM is a real bargain. Monday is especially nice because it is also happy hour all day. During happy hour there is a $1.50 Sapporo, and additional discount items.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
this place was a lot of fun and the food was delicious. portions are generous as well.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place and it's always good to go during happy hour!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't miss out!
pork belly, ahi tuna, the duck, and the garlic noodles are so good! those are my recommendations. service is exceptional. they can get busy at night so make sure you make reservations. also make sure they give you your points because there was a mishap and they did not give me my points until i received an email from opentable asking me why i didn't honor my reservation. that's why i couldn't give them 5 stars.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Patience is key
I love this place. I always come here when there is a group on offered because its a little pricey. This time I came to celebrate my fiancé's birthday. Make sure you make a reservation or you will have to wait. It is basically a higher end of Korean BBQ. We always order a ton of food. Patience is key. Not only do you have to cook your own food but you need to wait until they bring it to you. It does not come out fast like at Korean BBQ, they still need to marinate the meats. This spot is really amazing. I wish they offered group on more often because I would be there all the time. :)
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Service, ambience
It took us a while to get seated but I understood why it did, by the end of the night. It takes a while to make the food with a group of four and a little grill. And if some people I your group are not used to cooking then it can make the meal a little less desirable when not cooked right. I'll leave my food cooking for the professionals...
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, varied menu
Part of the fun of this restaurant is getting to cook your own selections. It is fun to go with friends and all share dishes or just make your own but do it on a common burner. The menu is varied and quite good.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
First-time visit. Food and
First-time visit. Food and service were very good, ambience very good, will be back again.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM