Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline

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Japanese
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!


Need to book at 11:15 PM?

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food comes out sporadically or all at once but was very tasty and the service was good. I would come back again for sure

AS
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and our server Angela was attentive and super friendly! The food was amazing and it’s definitely one of the best bbq! Will definitely be back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent, high quality meat, and the environment is remarkably not-smoky for this kind of restaurant

MH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great food and service. But really poorly organized and slow to seat people. They took 40 minutes to seat us even though we had a reservation (made days in advance). We were a party of six and saw several sixtops with groups of two and three sitting at them. Really seems like they have a bad system/management. Also don't sign up for their rewards because they will spam you relentlessly.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and East service with great tastes and friendly servers.

DT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. For a busy Saturday night service was prompt and friendly. The food and drinks were amazing as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food delivery was extremely slow, our server seems not really helpful to solve the problem.

KM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's just so fun to cook at your table! They do all the work for you prepping and cleaning up and you get to have all the fun of cooking and enjoying the tasty food!!!

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Server was extremely nice. Worth coming.

N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

MT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Will be my go-to date spot from now on.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty sure I asked for a place where 2 people could sit and talk without it being super noisy and I sat exactly where I wanted! Helped the dining experience to be a whole lot better. This will be the place I go to in the future!

M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and service, as always. The flavors are what we go for..

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Love this place, go all the time but service was very poor today and the new menu is not good

AR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive to all of our needs, she came to our table constantly to check on our water, how we were enjoying the food, and asked if we had any questions or further needs. The ambiance was great (seeing as I was on a date) my fiancé and I had a wonderful time and it was a lot of fun to cook the food in front of us and share that experience together.

DE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We always go and love it. This was the first time we went around lunch time. We got the fix menu ninja.
I thought the selection was not that great. We didn't like the creamed corn, the meat selection was very fatty, we had to ask for additional meat. The service is always attentive and we really like it, i didn't think the lunch was that great.

j
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD LOVE THIS EXPERIENCE. SERVER WAS SO NICE

KM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Me and my girlfriend went there on a date last Friday. Very quite very good food would love to come back soon!

DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

very poor customer service. food was great. but we didnt get at least 50% of our order

LM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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
5 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
24 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
7 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
New England
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
New England
2 reviews
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
3 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.

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