Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was great and very well presented!
Service was poor
Umakara rib eye was amazing! This is our second time so we will surely be back soon
The new staffs are incompetent to perform their basic duties. I definitely miss the old team.
My husband and I ordered the Meat Lovers Course and it was fabulous. The flavors, timeliness of the meal, and service were great. We'll definitely be back!
First time visiting and greeted by friendly staff. Excellent at your table grilling and dining MGMT experience. We ordered the meat lovers for two - right balance of several meat selections with rice, salad and kimchi. My one recommendation (infilled request) is to accompany the meat with a side plate of lettuce (for wraps). A delightful gem in Clarendon. Definitely worth the trip from DC.
This restaurant is an excellent place for team building business meals, as it requires all diners to constantly interact with one another as they cook their meals. We will be back!
The food is delicious!
More of a family gathering of only 3 of us.
Very good food. However in regards to bbq menu choices, the offered combinations were not wide enough for us; all meat - all beef or all pork or mix & match with minimal amount of veggies. Instead, I chose the Chef’s BBQ Special for 2 and then added Calamari, Shrimps and assorted veggies. That worked really well. We also had 3 different types of salad included. A little bit of everything in in moderation was very satisfying!
This is my new ‘favorite to visit when I’m in town’ bbq!
Having been to Gyu-Kanu in Japan, I can say this is THE closest I’ve gotten to recreating that experience. I was so extremely excited with the menu and the options! I’ll be coming back for SURE!!
Great food and Service
It was great.
Love this fking place!!!
Very good for people who have eaten Yakiniku in Japan but it costs about three times more including a tip.
Buen lugar. Mejoraría los paquetes, sin embargo muy agradable experiencia
Fun to cook the food yourself and the meats were delicious. Cocktails were only okay.
Great food and service!
Early Father’s Day dinner
such a good place, if you aren't that hungry I would go for the a la carte - Would definitely recommend to anyone for a new date spot or a nice dinner
First time here and i loved it.Food was excellent and staff was professional..Great spot for a date night .
The meals are always delicious and the portions are extremely generous! We like that each food runner took the time to explain what he/she was delivering to the table, as having so many plates was confusing.
Not impressed. We arrived a bit early and had to wait 20 minutes before being placed at a table next to the restrooms. Hostess than gave us an ultimatum of having to finish dinner in 90 minutes because she needed the table. We decided to rather leave than being hurried. Before talking to the manager, we got a new table. Food was okay but service very hurried and table and sauce containers on the table quite sticky. Overall, it took 2 hours to get through the “meat lovers” menu. At that time about half of the tables were empty and there certainly had not been a need for us to vacate the previous table. Wouldn’t go back.
It was a wonderful experience. I took my mother and my little brother here for lunch and the experience was amazing and fun. The food selection is outstanding and the customer service was wonderful. Don’t forget to ask about the s’mores at end too!!!
What an AWESOME restaurant. Plenty of food AND you get to cook it on the
gas grill in the middle of the table. We ordered the party of 4 dinner and it
was AMAZING from the Miso Soup through all of the different meats to the
final Smores. Everyone had a blast and we will definitely be back. Go to this
restaurant, you won't be disappointed!!
Being fully vaccinated, we wanted to go somewhere that we have been craving but unable to go during the pandemic. We went here to celebrate my partner's birthday. Having a newborn and other obligations, we had to make a late reservation. Immediately after being seated, we were pressured to order immediately and not have enough time to thoroughly go through the menu. Additionally half the party had never been to this restaurant and I have a food allergy so this experience was very anxiety inducing. Furthermore, we were informed the kitchen was closed but the bar and desserts are available. When we were ready to order a couple of drinks (approx 2 min difference), we were told the bar was closed but they could pull strings to get us drinks (not mixed drinks either). Do not go to this location within an hour of closing if you do not want to experience anxiety or to feel like you need to make immediate decisions.
I have never had this experience at the other Gyu-Kaku's I've experienced across the country.
So GOOD! This is a really fun place to eat and the food is amazing! We had 3 people in our party. We ordered the meat lovers dinner for 2 plus some extra sides and meat. The spicy cucumbers and the garlic fried rice were our favorites. The zucchini and Kobe short ribs were also good. The meat is extremely tender and everything cooks quickly. I like that you can cook it however you like it - rare or well done. I wasn’t crazy about the jalapeño shrimp - it was just too spicy for us, but everything else was delicious. The only disappointment was that they ran out of shishito peppers by the time we ordered. The quantity of each meat is very small but we were all full by the time we were done eating. The s’mores for dessert are a nice touch! Will definitely go back!
It was great experience customer service was amazing
Excellent and well priced Japanese BBQ. Great flavors and variety of appetizers, vegetables and meats
All the meats were fantastic. The corn is also amazing. All the other food items we ordered were good also. Don’t have anything bad to say about the experience except having to wait to order more items because the server didn’t come around too often. Other than that, the bus boys kept your water full and the prebussing was pretty good
There was a point of annoyance that we couldn’t be seated until the entire party was present but considering that it’s times dining, I understood. The waiter gave a solid recommendation on what we should order as a party of 4 and the service was on point! Great food and great dining experience.
Food is bomb, i come here with my roommate once a month
Great! Awesome! Food was tasty
great food, friendly service, staff wears facemasks. What more could you ask for?
Bad service. After waiting for the server for 15-20 minutes during a ayce meal, I just flagged down another server who said the original server is too busy.
High quality food, awesome atmosphere. Felt rushed by the staff because our reservation was at 9:30. Will go earlier next time. Delicious!!
Great food & waiter
It was great. We felt really rushed. They kept being out food and reminding us we had 90min. They were looking at their watches. We left 30 min. early and 90 min is enough time to eat, but the service made everything fill rushed.
The set course meal was great. For the first timer, it was a perfect selection of items.
I’d rather visit during the week when the unlimited special is available but sooooooooo good either way.
Great place to dine. You cook your own meat! Awesome experience--going back soon!
Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA is rated 4.8 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.