About Gyu-Kaku - White Plains

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in White Plains is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in New York! 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.

169 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Everyday: 11:30AM–3PM

Dinner
Sun–Thu: 3PM–10PM last call
Fri & Sat: 3PM–11PM last call

Happy Hour
Monday All Day
Lunch: Everyday 11:30AM–6:30PM
Dinner: Sun–Thu 8:30PM–10PM last call

Power Hour
Fri & Sat: 10PM–11PM last call

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 358-5206

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

Parking Details:
Valet Parking and Street Parking. Municipal Parking across the street.

Executive Chef:
You are the Chef!!

Private Party Facilities:
Two Private Dining Rooms with Partial opens. One private Japanese stly party room can fit up to 15 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (855) 397-9618

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Gyu-Kaku - White Plains Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Fun (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Authentic (10)
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Comfort Food (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Healthy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I love Gyu Kaku and for years went to the Astor Place location. At first, they had amazing servers like Caroline but they all left and the new servers were not as friendly or attentive. I recently discovered the White Plains location and it quickly became my favorite location all because of Jean. Jean was my very first server there and I return to this Location instead of Astor because of her. She is kind, efficient, intelligent, attentive and they are lucky to have her. She found my missing scarf and remembers my orders. Lol! I also love the music there. The place has a great energy. I have had other servers and have nothing to complain about but Jean is the best!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the restaurant! Only reason I gave it 4 stars was due to the fact that the bathroom was pretty narrow for a single person room and it was filthy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is my second visit and I enjoyed it just as much as the first, will definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Spicy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was tasteless. The noodles were dry and cold. They Did not have any taste or enough food for two people. It has been disappointing lately.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was well seasoned. I really did not use the available sauces as the food tasted good the way it was marinated. All members of the group enjoyed the meal and said that we would return to this restaurant.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic restaurant!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Okay the food is good but the first thing to note is it was LOUD. Usually we're seated in the booth areas which have a bit of a buffer. We were in the back and there were two other parties that were literally parties (and loud.) My suggestion is to not go with a group over four and request a booth. The back tables also have one grill in the middle which is unreachable by people at the ends: people in the middle have to do all the cooking. One last caution, there's this huge box (presumably covering the gas line) in these back tables. They really shouldn't expect anyone to sit over it; you're forced to put your feet on either side of a massive wooden box now between your legs. Not acceptable seating. Disappointing this round.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was good, however the food was a little slow coming out since there’s a time limit.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everyones food came at different times(their suppose to come out all around the same time). So we all couldnt really eat together. The waiter in the begining asked if we were doing "separate items", we said "yes its seperate", so we were under the inpression that she knew to give us seperate checks. The waiter ended up combining all of the checks and told us we should have told her in the beginning. My group had to take time out of our night figuring out which amount belongs to who. It was extremely frustrating. My group loves gyu kaku but over time we all notice a drastic change at the white plains location and i think will go to a different location instead.
Thank you for your time.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Es muy bueno el restaurante lo unico fue que fui con un grupo de 6 persona y notenian el 75%de la comida osea no habia nada por el manager no havia oldenado suficiente comida😒

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

60% of the menu were out when we last visited. Staff was demoralized as they got yelled at all day for not having food. One staff told us the corporate office mismanages food supply often and put them in a bad spot. Staff turnover is high and I will likely visit other restaurants in the meantime.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food is excellent. If you're hungry I would recommend getting the unlimited option that they have available.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Meats are too sweet.
Can't taste natural flavor.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Muy buen servicio y la comida muy rica los trago tambien👍🏻

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

A lot quieter than the one we went to in East Village, NY. Same great food, awesome service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Gyu-Kaku is a wonderful place to experience something new! The food is amazing and tastes even better knowing that you cooked it yourself! Our Waiter Tony was very helpful with cook time recommendations plus helping us cook and cut certain meats! Please make sure to try this place! I highly recommend it!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was great. Only thing I didn't like was the decor. Very outdated and not friendly as you can't see anyone else. But overal experience was amazing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service wasn't that good. Food was ok.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food and good service. Drinks are happy hour prices!! No complaints

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Grill was broken . And food was late . So disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service is always good. Food was excellent.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have been to Gyu-Kaku a few times but my most recent experience was by far the best, the energy and atmosphere was fun and inviting. The food and drinks are very afforadable so if you want to enjoy great food and drinks on a budget this place is a go-to, happy hour is all day! So for the most part you will not spend more than $5 on your drink! Great place to truly enjoy your meal and try many new things on the menu without breaking the bank also it is simply a fun experience, it allows you to take your time and enjoy your food since you have to cook it yourself which is very different from most restaurants so basically there is no sending your meat back to the kitchen to be cooked some more since you’re in control. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. Daniel, the manager was very accommodating and easy to talk to, he did every thing he could offer to either correct a mistake or to make your experience at Gyu-Kaku one that you will not forget and one that will make you want to come back, it is clear that it is very important to him that you enjoy your experience. I absolutely recommend this restaurant. As for food and drink recommendations, if you like margaritas, the cherry blossom margarita is by far the best I have ever had and the rainforest is very refreshing. As for food, the garlic rice and noodles are amazing, the avocado salad is light and delicious, the spicy addicting cucumber and is truly addicting and I never thought I would enjoy eating cucumber that much and finally for the meats all are perfectly seasoned and there is no need to add salt or pepper. 10 out of 10 for my experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome experience! The food was fresh and delicious. Great value and our server was really attentive and great. I would definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

You can not go wrong with this location and the food is awesome as always.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The other time I had an awesome waiter and the food is awesome at a great value so I came back with friends. Unfortunately the waiter servicg us this time was not having his greatest day... slow, not very friendly so that took quite a toll on the overall experience.
The food was very good though and still a great value.
Will go there again but will refuse to be served by this guy again.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service from Jose who explained the menu and how to cook each item on the table grill.
My wife and I enjoyed our Kobe-style tasting menu very much.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was a great experience. I went with friends and then wanted to share the experience with other friends and family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food at Gyu-Kaku is always great and we love to cook right at our table! It is a unique concept and great to take friends to. This was the start of a surprise birthday weekend for my wife and it was perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They ran out of certain meats for grilling.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Gyu-Kaku is amazing! Something about sitting around a grill with friends is just magical and really feels like a community.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is Very Good and happy prices of cocktails/drinks are unbeatable.
Service slightly off in this visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Terrible food, worse service.
If we were with the Board of Health we would have shut the restaurant down due to poor food hygiene.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The waitress was very slow and took forever to even come to our table. We were not greeted nor asked if we ever been there. I've been here previously and we've had good service, where the waitress explained the menu and how long to cook the food and etc.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was excellent. The server could've been more attentive to beverage details since the appetizers came out before the drinks. Refills weren't attended to with satisfactory service, and my specifications for a birthday dessert which I asked in my instructions to Open Table weren't addressed. I even pointed behind my friend to let the waiter know to bring him birthday dessert, and that was not paid attention to. I was not in the position from where I was sitting to notify without being obvious. Overall, the food outweighed all the shortfalls.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great for a date, family, or a group of friends! Food is delicious, best servers, and a great atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was delicious, hostess was nice and so was our waiter. He was able to explain us the menu in detail, since it was me and a friend of mines first time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was great but the service was average. Waiting time was extremely long, we were there for a longer time than necessary.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always feel at home with delicious food. One of best foods on USA.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Unattentive disinterested service. Sat in backroom and felt neglected.

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