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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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (16)
Good for a Date (16)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Took my best for a late birthday dinner, stuff our faces. Loved it .

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Magically delicious I loved it ! I'm going to tell everyone about this restaurant

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday, me my wife and our 4 year old son. We ordered all you can eat $40 per person. We enjoyed the meal and service was good but at the end we were informed by waiter that because my son did not finish his last order of French fries we have to pay for it additionally to the $40 per adult. This totally ruined the experience because We were not informed of this rule when we started eating . This place should do a better job of letting there customers know before they ordered

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always have a great time here. Great customer service and food and drinks very good

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Nice restaurant, but is very under staffed. The employees were very pleasant, but service was extremely slow. The drinks and food were good and the prices are reasonable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We walked in they take me and my friend to seat and it was very nice, the waiter was friendly, asking our drinks right away and came back with our drink very quickly. As we sitting down reading our menu people starting to coming in~ it wasn't quiet quiet. But it's not very loud, we enjoyed the whole meal and it's suuuuuper fun to grill on your own , definitely recommend this place for dates and party's ! We had great food &a awesome experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Not my first time there, more like my 20th time there...and certainly won't be my last time there.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Iv been many different gyu kakus all over the city,and this ones just as good as expected. Staff friendly, timely service. Everything you need for an enjoyable time

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Hostess with dreadlocks is dread-full, she was super-rude and had such bad attitude it was startling this person would choose a job in the hospitality industry- we had to speak to the manager but in the time we were waiting for him we heard her berate and/or ignore several other guests - its not a nightclub where your red rope attitude adds to the experience...

Manager was thoughtful, responsive and resolved our problem immediately- we had arrived 15 minutes late driving from Connecticut- and everything went smoothly from there- food is always good, high quality and tasty and a fun interactive concept- our kids love it and its also good value and healthy grilled food

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Very nice for a date. I specially enjoy the idea you can cook your for or not.

Tags: Vegan, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Gyu-Kaku never fails to disappoint. This is my go-to place to bring a friend who's in town. The food is delicious and it's a great way to spend the evening. Their happy hour menu is crazy good. Basically everything (food and drink) is half off and it lasts for about 5 hours or so each day, and all day on Mondays.

The Coco Mo is my go to beverage there. It's a coconut mojito and it's everything you could ever hope it would be. Their garlic noodles are addictive, the s'mores are a must, and the harami miso steak is so tasty you'll eat well past feeling full just because it's so good.

They're also doing an all you can eat special right now that is very, very tempting. Highly, highly recommend for just hanging out, a date night, a birthday, or any other special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Tapas, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It was very good experience with family, friends in this restaurant of Japanese style. We like waiter recommended to us because it's valuable to order dish in the fist time and knew more this restaurant. we are going to come back again. Thanks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Fun place but you do have to work at it and grills are hot so you have to dress comfortably and be careful - as long as you like to grill you will love it😀

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Bey nice place to bring a date in that you are cooking the food. You are a me to interact with your date more and also it's a fun activity. Also, don't forget there is a bar

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We had a great time at Gyu Kaku. We didn't get the right course that we ordered but the food was still outstanding. We made reservations and did a weekend lunch. Not too busy and it was a fun experience

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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