Gyu-Kaku - Broadway - Vancouver

4.5
408 reviews
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Vancouver, BC is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in British Columbia! Conveniently located by the Broadway - City Hall!

Enjoy an ice cold beer as you grill your own meat. Happy Hours offer the best deals on food and drinks, so be sure to wind down and get the night started right with us.

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh, high-quality meats!

As we do get very busy during peak hours and we do require reservations for maximum 2 hours dining time only. We are sorry for the inconveniences and we thank you for your cooperation.
For all reservations we do hold a 15 minute grace period for the reserved table, if the party is late after the 15min, the reservation will be cancelled.

Again, we thank you for booking your reservation with Gyu-Kaku and we look forward in seeing you soon!

Sincerely,
Gyu-Kaku Broadway
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T
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went at lunchtime and tried the Happy Hour set for 2 with sides of Tuna Tataki and Kara-age. Reliably good! Our server was a trainee, so we being regulars had to prompt him about some things like refilling tea and changing the grill -- haha!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

beef tongue isn't really fresh

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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B
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was really good and food was delicious

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B
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

This is my favorite restaurant since i lived in US. Unfortunately i had terrible service 2 days ago. The server didnt know how to serve drink properly. I had sapporo beer ,the glass beer has holder but the server hold the top of the glass with his fingers ! That is DISGUSTING ! He didnt even give a straw . He served drink and just walk away and he act didnt care to my table. He looks lazy to work. tipping in this restaurant is obligation so even I tip $1 doesnt deserve that server service quality !!! I would not come to this restaurant if that server doesnt improve his service quality .

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun experience, but portion sizes were small for the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always.

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining time at this location is two hours and we accidentally exceeded that time. The reservation needing our table had arrived and needed that specific table as that area was for large groups (we were only 2 patrons). The staff worked hard to find and clear a replacement table for us so we could finish our beer without rushing. At that time they were exceptionally kind and grateful for our moving and it was a favour for us! Simon is an excellent server and was very pleasant and engaging.

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SL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

good food and a good time. my go-to place when I crave bbq meat!

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T
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Rice was undercooked and very soggy. The server kept forgetting to bring us rice, water and food. Had to ask quite a few times and he got flustered by us kept reminding him.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great! We may have ordered too much haha. But half of the meat was served about 15-20 min after we finished the first half of the meat and got full from waiting, so that was unfortunate.

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f
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Happy hour is very good pricing, quick service, food is good quality. The rewards program has a decent rate of return as well. Best part is the grill venting doesn't leave any fumes on your clothes! Would definitely come back again.

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R
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is consistent with the downtown location. Bench seats near entrance are only divided by a screen, so you can hear your next seat neighbor discipline their kids. It’d be nice if there’s more privacy and have the table/seats separated

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I
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow for 1 person in our party. He got his food 1h later

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and attentive service. The experience was fun for the whole family.

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D
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good services. Definitely will come again.

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M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I prefer the downtown location but the Broadway Gyu-Kaku has great service and food as well.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for friend gathering.
Parking right at the back but quite expensive. Street parking available but with time restrictions.
Went during happy hour,didn't really find any difference.
Beef tongue was spectacular :Q
Will go again.
Good to have point program but my friend lost all points in her account for no reason

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6 of us went for my 33rd birthday and just had the best time! We ordered the meal for 4 people plus a few super happy hour salads and were pleased and overwhelmed with all the delicious items!! Totally recommend for all!

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P
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I’ve been to Gyu-Kaku numerous times and have always broughts visiting friends from out of town here. However, the last few times, the service and quality seems to have gone down. This last visit, as we were still eating and conversing, our server had the audacity to tell us that we have a 2 hour limit for our meal/visit. This was at approximately 7:45 pm (reservation was for 6:15 pm). Other than a buffet situation (which this was not), I find it wholly inappropriate and absolutely wrong to say such a thing to your paying customers. Especially when they are there to celebrate a birthday.

We were completely taken aback by such a comment and will never return or tell our friends to come to this establishment. It’s completely unheard of to put a limit on people’s meals - when it’s not a buffet situation. Comes off as the establishment has more pursuit for money vs a happy customer experience.

Clean that up and have servers who smile a bit more vs looking grumpy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and staff were friendly! The food for the price was worth it. Will definitely come back.

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun good food a bit pricy. I would go back for sure.

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y
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice lunch menu with lots of options. Love their garlic beef noodle and BBQ meat options!

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quick and well organized service. Wanna come back again for sure.

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ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were there for Super Happy Hours so it was great! Service is good too most of the time. Definitely recommend Super Happy Hours!

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YY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (Steven) was very attentive as one of our friends had gluten allergy. He carefully explained to us what sauces had gluten and which ones best to avoid. He even opened up new sauces for dipping in case of cross contamination.

Food was great but definitely recommend smaller groups of 4 for BBQ as everyone was crowded around one BBQ grill

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HN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You do need reservation, very busy place good food , great service.

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Y
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is great and service is very quick! I'm veggie and still enjoy the experience, just order off the menu rather than the grill.

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SE
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great as always. Really like the staff here. Usually i enjoy coming in. But the beef dish today was pretty much inedible. So tough it was like chewing jerky even though it was sliced so thinly. Was not very enjoyable. Somehow it really was a turn off and i doubt i will be back again anytime soon.

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CY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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l
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

great fun but hard when 3 people are all trying to cook at the same time--better for 2 people. Drinks were weak but food was awesome!

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S
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food and service

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been to Gyu-Kaku on MANY occasions but this one was the worst to date. The rice was gummy - both the regular steamed rice we ordered separately and the sukiyaki bibimbap - not what we were expecting after our prior visits. They also served the garlic noodles in a standard plastic bowl instead of the usual stone bowl - which left it very one note as well - and without the lovely crunchiness it gains sometimes after sitting in the stone bowl. If this has been our first time, we probably wouldn’t come back.

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EC
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Meat was not marinated enough
That's why we always prefer to go to the location on Nelson st

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PX
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and very tasty food as always. The server is very friendly and helpful.

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MY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went at the super happy hour. It was very good value!

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ST
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We went for super happy hours 2-5 pm Mon to Fri where they have really good prices ; including beers 🍺 cheers :-)

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great! We had wanted to change our reservation time from 7:30 pm to 3:45 pm and they were very accommodating. The spicy cabbage salad and the spicy tuna volcano was our favourite! Can’t wait to try everything

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service is way worse than before

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant when you're in the mood for japanese BBQ! My boyfriend and I came here and the Dine Out Vancouver and the $35 menu was MORE than enough food for us. The service was great too, we will definitely be coming back here!

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