Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline

4.7
724 reviews
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Brookline is best spot to experience Japanese style barbecue in Boston! Conveniently located to Boston University and the Regal Cinemas Fenway!

Traditionally we called ourselves a Yakiniku Restaurant we are known for the delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats, veggies and Seafood items for grill!

Enjoy an ice cold Draft Beer as you grill your own meat and don't forget the signature dessert at the end of your meal!


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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable and good food

AD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Loved that you can cook your own food! Amazing flavors!

OT
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fun experience.

KZ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love all the meat. Alway loved this place. Enthusiastic and friendly attitude.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Hall way close to restroom smells
Gas stove not working properly

SL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

there was a problem with the fire. It went out most of the time. the barbecue experience was not good. Service was average. one meat was kind of smelly. not sure. but it tasted very bad. not as good as it used to be.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a happy meal there!

KC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meat quality, fun to grill your own meat, tasty side dishes and desserts.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service Amazing food

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve enjoyed the food and service at Gyu-Kaku in Las Vegas and Chicago, and this Boston location was great too! The quality of service and food you get, especially during their happy hour menu is outstanding! Each order is relatively small in portion, but that allows you to try different types of meat and side dishes. I can’t wait to go back with my family.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have a great dinner.

H
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Hmmm, not worth the hype. Meat brought to your table that you have to cook! If I have to cook it, I should not have to pay full retail price for it! I was brought the smallest 5 scallops that I have ever seen! I would have preferred two good sized ones. 4 shrimp, less than a quarter of beef, a few vegetables, no alcohol and the bill was $50 dollars! So crazy and I have to cook it. Nope, the flavors were not there enough for me. Next time, I will stay home and grill triple the amount for the same 50. What a ripoff!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bailuy was our server and she by far was amazing!

AW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

the meat was not good.. not sure if it was old, but it did not taste fresh. also, the rice was hard and unpleasant to chew.

A
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Victor was really just the best waiter I could ask for. Always asked if we needed something even though we had it. Offered us water and always asked if we wanted to order more food (we had the supreme buffet). Offered us all the specials and told us about them and even though it was packed because we came at 730pm, he still met all our needs and made sure me and my partner felt welcomed. I would always ask Victor to be my server because I will be coming back here again!

e
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is good. The lunch menu is a good way to try out different kind of meat. The dining room is a bit smoky and noise. Overall, a good place to grill some meat.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 4ambience 1

The back room has no air conditioning... so if you’re seated there you will literally pass out from the heat of the room in the summer + the grill. Most miserable experience with everyone profusely sweating

EK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simply delicious and the service was excellent.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment was very good. Especially the Kalbi Beef and Green Tea ice cream was impressive! Five Star!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terry was patient and overall AMAZING! We had a great experience !

KH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and yummy food for whole family - ages 7-69!

CR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was the 2nd time the burner at the table had mechanical problems. My dining experience back in January, at the same Brookline location, was the same problem: the table burner had mechanical problems and my dining party had to be moved to an available table towards the end of our meal. This time, the burner went out a total of 4x and each time, the staff members were more than apologetic and tried to fix the problem. It wasn’t any staff members/diner error; it was 100% an internal problem with the burner itself. I hope this gets fixed soon.

CT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can get loud but still a nice and relaxing place to eat

ML
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

When I realized Gyu-Kaku was a chain, expectiation were not high, but HOLY COW what a good time. Went for my son's 14th birthday with another family. If you are the parent of a 14 yo boy, you know they're a hard demograhic to impress. Everything is lame and boring. Nothing is cool enough. Well, the boys had a blast. They enjoyed grilling their own meal. The staff was just fantastic. The room was fun, not stuffy. Great time had by all.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

They didn’t do anything special for us even though we indicated that it’s for birthday.

TL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the first choice for a BBQ!

m
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Scallion for beef tongue was awful somehow-
Service was great

W
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Haven't been here due to friends mentioned it's very expensive, but was highly recommend by my sister to try it especially their senior discount menu. So here we are, the front desk are very friendly, we arrived almost 30 minutes prior to our reservation and was told by the front desk staff that they will not sit any customer 15 minutes earlier than reserved time, understandable. We got a text and phone call 15 minutes before and informed us table is ready, went back, was escorted to our table, our server, Anh, was extremely friendly and patient, take the time to go through everything knowingly we are first time there, and the same service don't stop there until we left. Great Job, Anh and thank you!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, all you can eat menu let us try everything we wanted at a reasonable price

IG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, outstanding food, and friendly coworkers.

DU
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Service is slow. We spent most of the two hours just sitting there waiting for food being served. Our server had to talk to a couple of new hires all the time and teach them, which obviously distracted her significantly from attending to tables.

EK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and extremely friendly and attentive service. Would recommend to anyone. There was quite a bit of noise and chanting from the staff that spooked us every once in a while but didnt detract from overall experience!

JM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I come here often. Love the experience but inconsistent on a couple of occasions. Biggest bother is that twice when I have come in for dinner the starting courses like the spicy Tuna vol. and the main sides come AFTER we have finished grilling. Some consistency and work on timing would be great

OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

すごく丁寧な対応でよかったです。

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s
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good……delicious meat

f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very fun format if you enjoy taking your time and cooking the food. we had a lovely curtained booth, private and romantic. a great experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

They made us wait 45 minutes even though we had a reservation. Food was great

MW
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and courteous. That set the mood for a very pleasant evening. The food was great also.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

店員さんの対応がすごく良かった

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CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the new kobe beef is a must!

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