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About Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver

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.

G3-888 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z2H1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

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

Cross Street:
Hornby

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 558-3885

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/vancouver/

Parking Details:
Street parking available on Hornby Street and Howe Street, also underground public parking available on Nelson & Howe (808 Nelson Street.)

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

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Good for Groups (20)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Special Occasion (19)
Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Authentic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Business Meals (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tapas (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (4)
Spicy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Good time
Great food and value

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect food and perfect service. Very suitable for group gathering ~

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great, lots of variety in the 2 person special we ordered. We will definitely be back with family and friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I've been attending the place every other week for three months now.
The food, the service and the ambient are always amazing.
Were the price lower, I would eat there every day.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Awesome dining experience for someone looking to do something different. This place is perfect for friend group night outs or even just two people. I recommend getting a reservation in advance to avoid waiting, because this place is super popular.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We made a reservation, but when we arrived there, we were not in their system and had to go to another place. Never again!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Make a reservation, otherwise you'll wait for a table even though the restaurant isn't busy

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service and food is always delicious. A fun atmosphere!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great experience and yummy meat

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

First visit and will definitely return! Service was fantastic and food was delish!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

店員さんがアイスの種類を間違えてもってきました。

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I asked 2 burners because we were 8 people. Hostess told us they had special restrictions that party of 10 or more can use 2 burners and she emphasized they charge 15% of gratuity for that. Well we had to cook the meats for 8 people with one burner but we still charged 15% gratuity. We should have been there 2-4 people groups for using 2 burners without 15% gratuity.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

super super yummy! petfect place for meat lover, service is A , and really good price!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Quick service and fun. Something different when taking a friend for lunch!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great restaurant for friend and family gatherings. Food portion is good and delicious. Would come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was wonderful

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Ice cream was great

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Have been here a few times. Staff is always friendly and helpful.
Food is fantastic and its not often you pay to have to cook your own food! But totally worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Been there many times and always love the bbq and happy hour has good price

Love bimbimbup

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very good food, atmosphere is great, very friendly staff, great service - it is always well worth the drive in from the valley.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome! Like always. This is our family favourite restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Waited too long to be seated despite having a booking.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It was a really nice place to cook your own food. I went with a group of 6 since one of my friends couldn't make it and the staff were nice about it. Our server was kind and always checked up to see if everything was okay.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The service is excellent and efficient. Will certainly come again

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

best restaurant in Vancouver
soooooooo tasty
very good!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not as good as it used to be. Service, value and quality have all gone down within the last year.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I knew Gyu-Kaku from Chicago and was very pleased with the experience here in Vancouver. Great service and delicious food. Because I was with a large party (6 people), I think it was a good idea to book in advance.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good food and good deals (Super Happy Hour and Happy Hour)

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our dining experience this time was much better than the last time. We made a reservation for 7:45 and we didn't have to wait long before getting our table. Our server was very nice and attentive, always making sure we were doing ok. Food was great as usual.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our first time at Gyu-Kaku and was a family birthday celebration. We were seated fairly quickly but did have a reservation and there was 2 other groups waiting. So I would recommend a reservation even quite early on a Sunday for dinner. It was quite loud with music and chatter from other tables, so really hard to hear our waitress explaining the menu and routine. We had the seasonal complete multi course deal for 6. It was tons of food. All Very Good. Would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our family enjoyed our meal and we feel we got value for our dollar. It was fun to bbq our own food, our children enjoyed the experience. Victor was a very pleasant and attentive server.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

the food is good but not impressed with the service much

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

food was fresh, great tasting, service was 100%.
will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

server was amazing. i come to gyu kaku often and he was the best ive ever had.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Awesome food and service! A great meal for any occasion. Make reservations or you may have an hour or so wait. Recommend the Geisha combo.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Self-cooking makes for an interesting experience, although lunch took longer than expected because of this

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great service. Attentive and friendly server. If a fan of meats, this is one of the better BBQ establishments in downtown. The local competition is significantly cheaper but also noticeably lower in quality of ingredients: You do get what you pay for.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great place to go with a group of friends or colleagues. A lot of options and large table available.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This could technically be the best restaurant in Metro Vancouver,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this place. Can’t wait to come back!

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