Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA

4.7
362 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We're Back! 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:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.

- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.

- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.

- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.

- 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 362 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AdamF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time over the weekend. It was a fun dining experience with some really tasty food. We did one of the menu combinations (meat lovers) and added the cucumbers and the garlic mushrooms. Cucumber appetizer was great, mushrooms were ok - just not quite what we were thinking. The various meats were really good and the two of us weren't able to finish it all. We also added the sorbet (basically sorbet ice cubes) at the end and they were a great, refreshing end to the meal along with the s'mores that were included.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Gyu Kaku!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

waitress kept reaching over the food

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maryh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall was great!

SY
ScottY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was really great and the food was delicious and so was the house sake. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience!

TC
vipTaraC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The restaurant experience was nice and they seemed to have great happy hour deals. We did wait around ten minutes before we were served water--after that, the service was really good. I would rate it higher but the value for the money just seems off. It was $4.50 for zucchini and it was probably less than 1/4 of a whole zucchini. With nearby Korean bbq giving much larger portions, it will be hard to go back. The food was really good though!

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DucD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. The kids meal was perfect for our kids. Will definitely return and recommend for others.

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Ma0712
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my dining experience during these time. Following all the protocols and ensuring that we have the best experience. The food was amazing like always and the servers and hostess were on top of everything

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BrianC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best jbbq place in the DMV, lots of variety and different sets. Service is always on top of it.

KK
vipKiKi
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I felt that owner or chef have been changed.
Nothing good as they used to be before.
I don’t think I would go back again.

CL
CarolineL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. With COVID still being an active issue, they spaced diners with empty tables in between and did temperature checks for people entering the restaurant. I felt they took reasonable precautions. I'd come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Discovered this restaurant in Seattle, didn’t know it was a chain! Had to take my family here ASAP when I knew there was one by me. Food was delicious as always, with the set combo you can’t switch out things you don’t like (which is frustrating).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing food

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AprilT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is out of our favorites! Great portions, friendly service. Food came out quickly as well.

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jings
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Except for the price, i have nothing negative to say about Gyu-Kaku. We spent 60/person but wasn't full, which was not really a surprise as we know the good quality comes with high price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible foot but definitely not cheap. With 3 people our bill rapidly approached north of $200.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had an AMAZING time at Gyu-Kaku. We ordered a meat lovers combo and got a plate of beef tongue and Kobe Style Kalbi short rib added to our meal, all the meat was super tender especially the Kalbi and everything tasted amazing!! Our waiter Teguh was phenomenal and very attentive. He made sure that whenever our grill got too charred, he was there to replace it super fast! One of the highlights of the night were the s’mores that were included in the combo. We had such a fun experience making s’mores again, and it’s been a LONG time since we made s’mores, so it was a nice addition to an already outstanding dinner. The atmosphere was pretty quiet considering it was a Saturday night and pretty busy. We had such an awesome time and will definitely be back and hungrier to try new things!!

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BenjaminW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great experience. All my family enjoyed food. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ita solid food and sokid service each time I go.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Health screening, temp check, sanitization, social distancing, they were practicing everything the best they could. We really appreciated it.

JB
vipJonB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible. So happy they are open again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

If you like sugar and some meat go here. All the marinates are too sweet. Food was disappointing. Service was good. Appetizers were reheated and not fresh. This is not authentic japanese.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot felt safe and comfortable. Good food. !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I don’t know whether I just haven’t had this in so long because of covid or the meat was just amazing but that was the best meal I’ve ever had at this location

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Awesome experience, extremely kind staff.

RC
vipRyanC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good job at social distancing, felt very safe. The restaurant was very quiet perhaps due to the social distancing. Service was extremely good too. Highly recommend!

JJ
JoJo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, price is good for the quality you are getting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect experience. waiter was actually a friend of ours. pleasant experience overall

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ElizabethD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and food was great as always.

JB
vipJonB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always one of my favorite places to eat.

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vipTVYS
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good value Lunch. Server is not friendly but does the job.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here during lunch with my husband and we got the lunch set. It was just the right portions for both of us at such a great deal. Meat quality is good! Def will come back.

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vipwonkifer
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service of ANY restaurant in town--Japanese-style, staff always with smiles, squats down to talk orders from customers, observant and efficient. And way better quality beef and more variety of cuts than most Korean BBQ places in town (plus bad attitude at Korean places).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service

BD
vipBrunchDealConnoisseur
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great interactive meal. BBQ your own meats and veggies in the center of the table and have fun eating the variety of items. Suggest a pre-built option with starts, mains, and a dessert. Always have a reservation or you'll wait. Saturday at 7pm was an 1:30min wait time, but with a reservation we were seated immediately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!!! With friends

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Sean
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So delicious! A go-to spot with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef quality was really good and worth the money, also the appetizers was delicious, i really enjoyed my time there. Definitely going back someday :)

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tookittylicious
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was my friends’ first experience at gyu-kaku for one of my friend’s birthday and they already want to go back! thankss!! :D

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA is rated 4.7 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

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