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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA, Arlington, VA

Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA

4.6
4.6
531 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Masks are recommended
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.
- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.

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Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (571) 527-0445

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Parking details

    Garages are close by, street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Clarendon metro is across the street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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What 531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Good for Groups

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Japanese

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Fit for Foodies

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for Groups

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  1. RA

    RobA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Solid food and service every time.

  2. SW

    SusanW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    The food had no flavor and the service was poor. The only thing we liked was the salad and the cocktail.

  3. N

    Nick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    INCREDIBLE! Will be going back very soon! The food and ambiance were excellent.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good and amazing atmosphere

  5. VI

    ValentinI

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Packages are too costly for the offered amount of good.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice spot!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    It was frustratingly average. Service was good, but the portions were small and expensive. The drinks were also very tasty but it didn't make up for the fact that the food wasn't super flavorful compared to some of the other further restaurants of a similar type.

  8. K

    Khoi

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience. Brandon was great. Food came out quickly and grills changed all the time

  9. n

    nothinggreen

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We’ve been several times and were a bit disappointed with this visit. We ordered the prime grade short rib, but it was very tough, not prime grade. We also ordered the Angus short rib and they didn’t both to trim off the thick connective tissues, making it very chewy. And they were out of pork belly and bacon chips. Will try again, but if it’s like this again, it will be our last visit.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been visiting this place for almost 4 years now. They are awesome!

  11. HL

    HeatherL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was just ok. The karagge was good but I thought the salad was kind of limp and the meat a little bland.

  12. Z

    Zhuowei

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. I would recommend the fried bacon chip, skirt steak, and beef tongue.

  13. SH

    SHAWN

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    You will always get a consistent service at Gyu-Kaku no matter what time you visit them; however, the hostesses always make you feel rushed. They seem not to value your business and remind you that you have to finish your meal in 90 minutes or less. Why does it matter if a customer continues to order food and drinks to increase your average check amount? Isn't Gyu-Kaku all about an experience?

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    There are lunch specials to select from if you don't wish to cook your meat. The salad was crisp, the dumplings & bowl dishes did not meet expectations. Service was kind.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my second time dining at Gyu-Kaku, however this time we chose the premium AYCE. It was yet again a great experience! Everything was perfect. The service, food and environment was on point. We are still so full! We will be back for sure!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was my birthday and it was tons of fun. Overall great restaurant for a group of 12 even if it was a tight squeeze and the value of the meals was worth. Would recommend a smaller party but large party work great too. Just make sure you make space for the plates/bowls coming through cause they take up a lot of space.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and the service was excellent!

  18. I

    Ichabod

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    These folks lost a lot of credibility with me because of their reservation seating policy and the time limit they impose on a party's use of a table. I dropped off my wife and daughter a couple of minutes before our reservation time and went to find parking -- which turned out to be 3-4 blocks away. When I reached the restaurant, they still had not been seated because the restaurant has a policy of not seating a party until everyone has arrived. Additionally, they informed my wife and daughter, and then me, that there was a 90-minute time limit at a table. It reminded me of the 30-minute limit McDonald's used to have at their restaurant near the D.C. bus station. This made me feel unwelcome even though we had no intention of spending 2+ hours there. While we managed to have a good-enough time, I'm in no hurry to go back.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    strongly suggest doing the all you can eat option! whether you’re going to eat a lot or not, it’s worth the money!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful, a bit pricey but the quality was well worth the prices. Service was A1 as always, with all servers and waiters and waitresses being very accommodating and professional.

  21. EB

    ElizaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Daphne was great. It was also a very fun experience

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both the food and service were amazing. It was a busy Friday night in Arlington, but our server Sharon was amazing and we never had to wait too long for anything we needed. The entire staff there are great, wish more restaurants in the area had such attentive and friendly staff.

  23. KA

    KenA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    16 year old bday with friends. Tons of fun for them.

  24. K

    Khoi

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food quality. AYCE and HH specials are always on point here

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    I don't normally give bad reviews but this is just not worth the money. Super slow (absent) service and the food was just okay. The "cheese fondue" was velveeta like cheese. I don't think I'd ever go back.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gyu Kaku is my favorite restaurant especially during happy hour! So much fun and the food is amazing. There’s something for everyone!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were amazing! We had a great time as always.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such good quality Japanese bbq! Loved the variety of meats and sides!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love it!!

  30. RK

    RKTZLN

    Denver

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A lot of fun here - like a Japanese fondue of sorts. Meat was delicious and the side dishes were great. The service was impeccable and we will definitely be back next time we are in town.

  31. P

    Peshosha

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2

    We went there to celebrate my husband’s birthday (I add that note in OT) was our first time, the greeter took us to the “wrong table” so the other greeter came to move us when she approached she ask us where we were from? I said I’m from Peru and she said oh! That’s what I thought because of your name and last name? I didn’t know the all Peruvians last name were the same :-/ I felt disrespected the fact that she was continuing asking were my husband and child were from. After that they make us share the table with another seated party but they were so loud I couldn’t even listen to my server, my server was very good and dedicated at the end of our meal the greeter came back to inform us that the 90min were up in my mind I was surprised because we were never greet right immediately and our food never came right away besides that my husband was impressed how she request the table back, when I check the time was about to be 90min after they move us and an out server came to greet us… very disappointed but the food is good.

  32. ZN

    ZainabN

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love love love!! Dinning here!

  33. FM

    FoodieMama

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Our first time at this location. Took a while to get us seated (we had reservations) and took even longer to take our order. Our son didn’t get his drink until it was almost time to go. And food took so long to come out we didn’t bother ordering more. We didn’t get Everything we ordered either, but luckily they didn’t even add it to the bill.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    birthday. good foods.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect, except the portions were small for the meat options of the chefs choice.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service.

  38. J

    Jacky

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of my favorite chain restaurants! Great taste great value.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    amazing, really good happy hour until 830

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The waiters took forever to help. We asked for the same request a couple of times.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA is rated 4.6 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 61 times today
Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA

1119 N Hudson St Arlington, VA 22201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Garages are close by, street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Clarendon metro is across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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