Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver

4.5
622 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Happy Hour
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Vancouver, BC is the ideal spot for an amazing experience British Columbia!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats!

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Mon: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Tues: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sun: 11:30AM – 10:30PM


HAPPY HOUR
Monday: All Day Long

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Everyday 11:30AM–6PM

LATE HAPPY HOUR
Sun–Thu 9PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 9:30PM–11:30PM last call
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Phone number
(604) 558-3885
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hornby
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Parking details
Street parking available on Hornby Street and Howe Street, also underground public parking available on Nelson & Howe (808 Nelson Street.)
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Public transit
The closest skytrain stations are Granville Station (Expo/Mellennium Line), Vancouver City Centre (Canada Line.)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 622 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Staff were very friendly and helpful despite being busy. Takes time to check up on you. Love the food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

少し高価ですが、とても美味しかった。ステーキに飽きた方にはオススメです。
ダウンタウンから散歩ついでに歩いて行けて便利です。

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Very good value, great place for a get together of three or more people.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Weekdays lunch and Monday all days happy hours are best deal

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The staff are always amazing here, they bring the experience to the next level with their attentiveness and friendly behaviour. The meat is always so flavourful and tender. I've never had a bad experience here and would recommend it to anyone (besides vegetarians).

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Once they figured out why I wasn’t get much heat from the bbq, everything was good. I came in to dine on a Monday night and they had all day happy hrs on for several menu items, so even better dining value. Service was great, would go back but next time with someone else to have a bit more variety. Needed to laundry my clothes afterwards as the bbqs didn’t have overhead exhausts at the Nelson St location.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Amazing food, awesome service, fun....must have the spicy pork. Can grill your own or order premade food...your choice. Everyone I bring here, loves it.. be sure to make a reservation if going after 5pm. Diners have the table for 2 hours, and that’s the perfect amount of time, before you need to go for a walk!

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

2 of us ordered the $60 "Meat Lovers'" combo at a 20% discount during the Happy Hour lunch a few days ago. All the great looking small plates of meats were brought in by friendly staff along with a delicious salad and freshly prepared edamame, and everything was so delicious, though a bit on a too sweet side. More problem for me is the MSG. I did call some time ago to find out if they use it and was told that they do use it in a rather curt manner as if to say 'is there a problem with it?." Because the food tastes so good and the meals there are very good deal, but I have to suffer from the MSG symptom afterword -- a dry throat, a stiff neck and a headache which last for a few hours. I have to drink a lot of water to wash it down fast too. I think the MSG-heavy flavoring is to please majority of clients but it would be so nice if the restaurant would offer the NO MSG option for those who have issues with it. I know many of my conscientious friends have problems with MSG. If the NO MSG option is available, I would come eat there quite often, as their Super Happy Hour is such a good deal.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Super happy hour is lit

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The serving staff were great at helping us along the way to a stellar first experience dining here :)

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Overall the server are very friendly and nice.
But unfortunately they kept too busy, and feels like our table got forgotten, they should have to check for us the bbq rack should be taken away before we can start to cook the meat that we did not know, so the meat was lay on top for 5 mins turning not fresh, we tried to ask for help but We couldnt find one person look back our table until we found someone, we were rush to finish the meal before get back to work, so end up we didnt ask for new meat replacement. But we will come back because of the happy hour and we love the meal !

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Delicious food, always a fun place to eat with friends and great value for your money.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The first time here. Family visited town, so we took them out for dinner. Loved everything about it, except the loud music. Food was excellent, very good selection of meat and/or vegetarian options and also a la carte menu. The service was excellent as well. The whole concept of grilling your food at the table (if that is what you choose) is a lot of fun because it gives you time to interact with your companions.... except the music was so loud that we could not hear each other, we had to yell to be heard, which is not fun after the first 5 minutes. I really wish they would play the music more in the background. Our experience would have been perfect and I would have given it a 5 star.

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2.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Cooktops are old and non functional. First response when we brought it to their attention was to tell us that it was on its highest setting and that there were no other tables available. When we told them that that was not an option and that we wouldn’t stay they moved us to a functioning table. Then they dmitted that the front tables were old and needed replacing. They knew the problem and still sat customers at the tables. They didn’t offer much apologies or any comps. I would’ve appreciated a comp on the meat that we had attempted to cook on the broken grill. It was a definite letdown.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Had lunch and ordered some of the pre-cooked menu items. Was tasty but disappointed at how small the portions were and how little meat there was in the items "with beef". Wondering if the experience would have been better going with the BBQ items? May or may not go back to try.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We had a very nice dinner here. Ordered the 4 person and few extras as we had a 5 year old too. The beef was amazing and very good quality. Meal was nice and well paced except the waitress seemed in a hurry and tried 3 times to order a beer. When I finally did my draft beer still took 10 plus minutes to get there and arrived after food did. The restaurant has a lot of noise so was difficult to hear the conversation even at your table. The s’mores were a hit. All in all it’s a good place and we left stuffed and happy.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Very friendly staff and tasty food. The only problem is I always eat way too much everytime I go!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was amazing. Sometimes the staff was a little absent, had to wait a lot to reffil the drinks, but it didn't made any difference. I'll definitely come back!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The super happy hour is good

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Really great experience, fire needed a bit of adjustment, very slow cooking at first. Our server handled it and we loved the food. Wish we had this place near where we live.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

2 hrs dining limit sucks most especially if you take a set meal. Cooking and eating eat in that amount of time from salad to dessert is such a rush.

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1.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Firstly you can’t BBQ something with an element. Secondly my chicked karagge was way undercooked. The cocktails were crap and this place is a bad tourist trap. We actually left halfway through the meal and went somewhere else. Totally misleading on your site and this is my last booking with Opentable.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I think this location is by far my favorite location. I think their service is attentive and genuine. They remain professional and efficient throughout the dining experience. The space is clean and welcoming. Would easily come back anytime!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

It was so nice. Food was delicious n atmosphere was comfortable.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Food was really good in the restaurant. Will go again!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great place to ea. Went there for a special occasion and servers were friendly, even when switching off for shifts they informed us and the take-over was just as fast and friendly. Manager came at the end to thank us. Overall food, atmosphere, and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

It was very casual BBQ at table by yourself place , we can cook in front of us under our eating pace which gives more talking with guest. I would recommend this to friends.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food. Good service

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We appreciate manager Winnie's help on our seating arrangement even on a busy mothers day weekend. We have been to here numerous times. Always happy with everything .

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Service was slow and very inconsistent. Staff may have been new but have had better service before. Otherwise, meal was good and on par with other times I have eaten here.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

First time at restaurant. Great atmosphere, but was a bit loud. Otherwise, service was excellent as they helped us figure out the menu and how to order. Grilling the food was fun and all of the meats and dishes were of the best quality. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone who is looking for a different type of meal experience.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was a special time for my fiancé and I. Her mother is from out of country and joined us. It was terrific!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We enjoy coming to Gyu Kaku when we have out of town guests visiting as it is a fun, unique experience to share with them. This is our third visit and it is always a great memory.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The quality of foods is really good. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Food was really great and the value of the sets are incredible.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Quality of food is always great here and staff are always willing to work with dietary requirements. If you're on a keto diet it's easy enough to navigate to items you can eat and if ever in doubt just have them skip any sauces and go with just salt/pepper seasoning on the meats.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Helpful server! The food never disappoint me

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Love it!!!!! Very very tasty

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

always a good experience with great food

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always love gyu kaku! Friendly staff and delicious food! Such a fun time. I keep going again and again!

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