Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline

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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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LM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience1

I had a reward wHich restaurant did not honor. They claimed that it is valid after 5 pm. But there was no specific time in the description of my reward. what a pity.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food5service3ambience3

It’s kind of ridiculous that if two people go and 1 wants all you can eat and the other is vegetarian the vegetarian is forced to buy an all you can eat deal too. Not very smart !

AL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, definitely would recommend. Definitely have to come back again for the food.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was good, equipment kept failing and service was sub par. Extremely long waits for a Monday night, with it taking 15 minutes to get raw food especially if your table is timed at 90 minutes. Burner kept going out multiple times and needing to be relit. Would not go back.

JH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of meat is number one, fantastic value, amount of food. It has something for everyone. Less expensive to expensive options. But the servers are wonderful

IG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing everytime I go it's so much fun to with with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very good food. Very fun. Made us wait 20 minutes even though we had a reservation.

IZ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and delicious food

RC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waitress was very nice but must have been busy because she only asked for our order twice throughout our dinner and we were sat down late despite reservations and did not get the full 2 hours and then a manager came to remind us that she needed the table for the next guests but didn’t realize that our card was already waiting with the bill and the waitress had not come by in a long time

S
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This restaurant has delicious food, but the service is not good. We ordered 5 dishes, and after the server brought 1 dish, we were left in the dust for more than 20 minutes ( no more food came). What’s worse, the server only brought one dish every time we asked. As a result, we asked 4-5 times to get our meals come.

J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A great place to have Japanese-style bbq. The food was pretty good! Remember to make reservation in advance!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience easy to book and on time for dining, good service.

MS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is our favorite family experience restaurant. Kids LOOOVE to be able to have a hand in cooking their own meals. The kids meals are a STEAL!! Their grade of meats is simply astounding - anything you could order is always delicious. Their service can be on the slower side, but everyone is always very nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very cozy and comfortable environment for dining.

AV
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I went to Gyu Kaku for their lunch menu and the value was amazing! We ordered the 3 BBQ item lunch specials and were plenty full and had left overs! The ambience of the restaurant is perfect for both a private meal or a special occasion. The food was fresh and delicious. The waitresses were very attentive. We are already planning our trip back!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Drinks took time to come! But this is my favourite restaurant

TC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Hostess was rude, curt, un welcoming. What a turn off ! ZERO star for her
Wait or was good, a bit rushed, but attentive. 4 star for him.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were disappointed that they did away with the lunch special on weekends which was the big draw for us in the past.

BR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefer this location than the other newer Boston location as the grills here are authentic and the new place has Korean style grills that we don't care for! Bartender Sabrina is the best!

Z
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals that I have had in Boston, would recommend to anyone.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s pretty good.

SJ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had reservations for a party of 6 on a busy Friday night. Our waiter, Tucker, was excellent - he took the time to explain the overwhelming menu and the process and made some great recommendations. The food was great and we all had a lot of fun. We'll definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friend visited me in Boston and we had a lunch. The lunch special menu was good, offers a lot of options. The spicy tuna volcano is a bit disappointed. It used to be my favorite appetizer at Gyu-Kaku, but I don’t think I’ll order it anymore. Other than that, it was good!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience! We really loved our host tonight who took care of us (I didn’t catch his name). We had requested a sectioned off table that was still being occupied by customers who had already paid and were just hanging around. The manager and the host very courteously requested that the guests let the next guests be able to use the table. It was very swift and very decorous. And our server Katherina was very informative and kept up with us constantly throughout the night. As a former server, I greatly appreciate the her and another sever keeping our water glasses full the entire time. Thank you! Hope we come again soon!

E
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had to wait a little bit for a seat despite having a reservation, which was kind of annoying, but everything else was great!

MS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love gyu-kaku. The kids meals are perfect for our kids and the food is always so delicious. We always can’t wait to go back!!!

z
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best BBQ place I went. The great quality of their foods!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! A great atmosphere and service. The servicers are great and they definitely work hard. Made our anniversary one of the best!

B
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great reasonable japanese bbq. Great experience since we also got to sit outside.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Andrew, was very thorough with his explanation of the All you can eat menu for my boyfriend who had never been before! The food was absolutely amazing, as always. We were seated quickly, the host was very kind and the server checked on us often. His turnover rate was pretty decent too. As a restaurant manager myself, I have a higher level of expectation that I have a bad habit of carrying with me. Gyu-Kaku always hits the mark. Our cocktails were made quickly and were well-made. We’ll be coming back as long as they’re in business!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It’s going down. I went there after over a year. Portion was smaller, food came slow. Meat wasn’t good quality. Restaurant wasn’t clean. Disappointed.
Our wait staff was nice but others weren’t good. Won’t go back again. Not worth for the money.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great the atmosphere was good, service is good too. Had a nice dinner

M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasnt into the idea of cooking my own food, but its surprisingly painless. Really tasty food, and our server was fantastic. The lunch menu is what we selected on a weekday, and its great value.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable and good food

AD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fun experience.

KZ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Hall way close to restroom smells
Gas stove not working properly

SL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a happy meal there!

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