Gyu-Kaku - Bellevue, WA

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$30 and under
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Japanese

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Social dining - spending time with friends and family - is what Gyu-Kaku (GEW-KAH-KOO) is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of “shared plates,” inspiring laughter, conversation, and good times. You can’t help it – with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. The staffs at Gyu-Kaku are friendly, leading you through the night with helpful suggestions.


Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese provides the authentic Japanese Yakiniku (barbeque) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while sipping on Japanese Sake, Shochu and frosty cold beers. Gyu-Kaku offers a wide range of meats including the bestseller Harami Skirt Steak in Miso marinade, Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Soy marinade. Other popular items include pork, lamb, duck & chicken, Shrimp Garlic & a variety of vegetables.

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KC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You basically cook your own food with the 'grill' in the middle of the table. Ingredients were fresh. Wish there are more veggie options. The rice dishes were prepared, they are tasty. The service was great and a fun place to dine and catch-up.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is always outstanding! Server, bus boy are so attentive, the greeter lady ( Asian, shoulder hair) ignored us for good 12 min and never said hi cuz she was busy but everyone else was super nice( the lady with long lashes was polite and informative). Food can get up to a different level when you order it individually, best value is lunch special or combo, reservation is always recommended. I love my server Nicole and the bus boy! They are so sweet and awesome!!! I spent about 18k in the past three visit for big parties but it is worth it! Food is tasty and atmospheres awesome for team gathering!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not worth the money. Korean BBQ is much better.

OT
NW Territories
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I reserved this on Open Table with a note that it was for a birthday. They never sang happy birthday, just gave the bill. It wasn’t when I was singing Happy Birthday and taking a video of my son that they offered to sing Happy Birthday. The moment had passed and I was not happy yet I tipped well. It was so bad that I deleted my videos because I simply wanted to forget this dinner.

AR
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience for my friend who was a first timer!

CL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was average, I don't need to go back. Wasn't terrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Superb worth it will definitely be back!!!

CS
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really cool place for date night or group get-together. Had a group of five and had more than enough food with the menu samplings they have. Great experience. VERY fast service and helpful wait staff. Will definitely go again and would highly recommend.

D
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was excellent and the overall ambiance was nice. Would definitely recommend.

MS
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ok place to go.

S
Seattle
104 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Guy Kaku and we went celebrate Lunar New Years. Great fun and great food

AC
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were really disappointed. We ate at the restaurant in Hawaii, the food and service were really good. It was like a completely different place.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always. This is the first time we tried the brunch menu (till 3pm), and it’s of great value comparing to the regular menu.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to have bbq!

V
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Reservation was made for 4:15p but didn’t get seats until 4:30p took over 40’ for the food came out, very slow, server wasn’t really around ... probably won’t come back again

GO
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meats were flavorful. Hot sake should have been served with a warmer, as it was lukewarm to begin with and room temp later. Server Nicole was very good.

EM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased over all.
I’d go back with friends and family

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food and service! Great restaurant

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Compared to usual, the service was a lot worse. We were never checked up on:
- we were missing sauces and asked repeatedly for a replacement. we ended up taking a bottle from a table that was empty
- we never got a refill on drinks until we asked
- we never got a grill change until we asked twice
- we never were asked if we wanted additional orders until last call

MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a great time and the food was excellent. A little expensive, but you get what you pay for!

C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was seated 10 mins after reservation, it took 20 mins after being seated before we were greeted by wait staff (we asked for help several times), and it took an additional 20 mins before food ever hit our table after ordering. Absolutely horrible service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was good .. I used this app for the first time .. I booked my table for 530pm . We arrived at 5:29.. we were seated at 5:50
Not great

CS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The ramen was tasteless, but steak and chicken were good.

WP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

After I ordered, my server disappeared and NEVER came back to double checked if everything is ok...I still gave him good tip because it's a holiday season but will never go back there again ( food was ok )

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food we all love it!

TK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The server was not very attentive at all. She said she was going to bring us bowls to share the food, and she never came back to us. The food was great though.

KV
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived a bit early for a date night but staff was accommodating, kind, and very responsive. First time having Japanese BBQ but instructions were easy to follow and I felt comfortable asking questions. Food, drinks, and experience was amazing and fun. Ordered the holiday course for two, strawberry mojito, and gin and ginger. Would recommend! Note: it gets warm and a bit noisy because of the grill but it’s part of the experience and to be expected, I could still comfortably talk with date :)

AC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Extremely fun experience! The meats we selected were just delicious.

TW
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely LOVED it! It would be great to invite friends and enjoy. Lots of

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

fried chicken is always my fav dishes... but this time it was super dark brown color,, way over cooked, or they just re-fried it when customer order.. couldn’t believe server can actually put this on the table, but he replaced it after we pointed it out to him. Other than that, it’s good, just usual gyu kaku experience

Oh!! But they got lady M cake, which is a highlighted!!! It was sooo good!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service can be improved better.

K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was a little off tonight. Maybe it was because it was a busy Friday night. We had to ask for them to change our grill plate. They forgot to put in an order, did not bring enough tea for the table, and did not give us the advertised holiday gifts. At the end, we got two marshmallows and two s’mores sets for eight people to split. They also forgot to charge for our cokes, but it was so hard to flag down someone regarding that, so we got free coke.

J
Seattle
12 reviews