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Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline

4.6
4.6
952 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
We are open and accepting reservation as well as walk-in for dine-in service.

Spending time with Friends and Family is what Gyu-Kaku is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of "Shared Plates" We want our food dining experience to inspire laughter, conversation, and amazing times! You can't help it - with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. Our friendly staff aspires to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the PERFECT choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.

Please note that our last call is at 10pm daily, and 9pm on Sun. All You Can Eat options are available for guests seated before 8:30pm Monday - Thursday and Lunch menu offered Fridays 11am to 3pm.

For more info, please check https://www.gyu-kaku.com/brookline.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 264-6190

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Gyu-Kaku"s specialty is Yakiniku where our guest become chefs, cooking up a variety of luscious marinated meats, along with a wide variety of delectable dishes, served with our invigorating spirit and sublime atmosphere, you will definitely enjoy your experience.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 966-2446

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Cross street

    St Marys Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 952 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. E

    Elizabeth

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun experience, great food, attentive and helpful staff. Had a great time!
  2. Y

    Young

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Too hot in the restaurant
  3. b

    bostonfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We originally had our reservation for 5pm and called ahead to ask if 4:30pm was available. It was and they kindly changed our reservation. We did come in on the early end of dinner hours and so there were only a few tables that had been seated at the time. Our server was very attentive to us. Would refill sodas and our grills before we realized we needed them replaced. They would also update us on whether or not a dish we had ordered was coming later and generally kept us very much in the loop as to where our food was. The food was great (we ordered off the PAYCE supreme) and came in a timely manner.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    the waitress was super nice but i called a few days earlier to bring out a dessert with happy birthday written on it and did not get it
  5. a

    amwelker

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! We will be back, thank you!
  6. A

    Anthony

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner for birthday lol
  7. LD

    LorraineD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  8. JT

    JanT

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time experience. We are at the restaurant to celebrate for the Father's Day. I want to give a thumbs up to the waitress her name is Silvia. I have a chance to try so many appetizers where I never had it before. Great experience and definitely come back again.
  9. AB

    ArkadyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was marvelous, but waiters didn’t let us know what fresh meats were. We kept asking them what kind of meats were. They didn’t check on us how and what we needed.
  10. T

    Tory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice food and experience. I'd like to eat again.
  11. G

    Grace

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! We always come to gyu but had friends who tried it for the first time and was amazing! Silvia was amazing! Definitely coming back again
  12. KE

    KimberleyE

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I took my kids and their friend here for. 21st bday dinner. My kids and their friend had all turned 21. My mom was 83 and really enjoyed the atmosphere to eat and hang out with the grandkids. I’m 49 and enjoyed it as well. Everyone had a great time. Food was delicious. Server was very nice and attentive. I would have give it a full 5 ⭐️ stars but they DIDN’T HAVE RICE WHEN WE WERE THERE….. WHAT KIND OF ASIAN RESTAURANT DOESNT HAVE A BACKUP RICE MAKER? They said it was broken, but I feel like they could have made some the old fashioned way.. on the stove.. like regular people 🤷🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️. It was very nice over all.
  13. SA

    SebastianA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The service was really bad when we got there to out reservation 10 minutes before time, they told us kitchen was closing so we had to order right away or we couldn’t eat
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Quality of beef was not good. First time we did not enjoy our meal. The filet mignon was tough.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around ! Delicious and you get so much food for what you pay.
  16. MB

    MelB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time at Gyu-Kaku! I've never been to a Japanese BBQ place before so I wasn't sure what to expect but this place was awesome. We had some delicious food and drinks and our waiter was so nice and accommodating! We did have a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes for the food but it was so worth it. I am definitely going back and can't wait to try more!
  17. m

    mattinglylol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were super sweet and wanted to help as much as they could during a busy rush.
  18. PJ

    PamelaJ

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great. This was my first time trying this restaurant and I loved everything we had off the menu.
  19. MA

    MaryA

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always my visit to Gyu-Kaku in Boston is very pleasant. The service is very attentive.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and food. Been to many locations from this franchise but this location in brookline may have been the best. Attentive servers and staff.
  21. P

    Peter

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall pretty good. Here for a birthday dinner but not a huge one. Better than the branch in Harvard Sq.
  22. DS

    DinaS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service! Will be back with pleasure.
  23. HC

    HannahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Gyu-kaku. This was our first time at the Brookline location and it was amazing. The service was great- super attentive and friendly! And the food was delicious, as always!
  24. BS

    BruceS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  26. r

    rzch

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The service is a little slow
  27. 3

    3cherubs

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were awesome. Food was great. Music was fun. Great experience! Seats by the window were FREEZING! Gals manning hostess station were not very welcoming or gracious. (And that was our First impression)
  28. OA

    OwusuaaA

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service with good food. It was a good experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    Bee (the waitress was phenomenal) the hostess not so much. First off, you have your front door blocked off and make guests walk to the side and climb a step. My mother, who is handicapped and struggled to walk to the front had to basically crawl to the side entrance then climb. I went in ahead and told the hostess she couldn’t make it to the front. I was told too bad, she had to. Then I show my MASSACHUSETTS issued vaccination card from the mass.gov website and get asked for my id. You can’t stop and ask someone for id without any logical reason. That’s not part of the protocol. It’s not your right to know where I live and Id me. I gave you the vaccination card. It was my name, the same name under which the reservation was made. My mother and partner showed the same exact thing and weren’t carded. My mother in law, who was here from a different country, didn’t show anything. Why was I singled out? Then the rude hostess said she had no tables and we had to wait. There was one by the side door open and one in the front. We waited ten minutes with my handicapped mother suffering because she can’t get herself onto the barstool, only to be seated in the open table on top of the side door, where we all froze because the door kept opening and closing. Huge fan of Gyu but this experience changed it. Definitely won’t return. But the waitress did her best to make up for the horrible environment and the discriminatory rude hostess.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    The table that were assigned was too cold. Maybe /c it was next to the window
  31. p

    piggyeater

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The food was very good, as usual. The service was excellent. I sympathize with the servers who had to deal with the sustained high pitch noise, despite the loud rock music playing in the background. I thought management was deliberately driving diners out to clear the table. They have to fix this problem soon. Otherwise, diners who are sensitive to high pitch noise will patronize other locations.
  32. E

    Evan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and the service was very good.
  33. AL

    AjaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Gyu-Kaku location. Staff was great and food was excellent as always!
  34. SC

    SecondChild

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This place is always busy and it's easy to see why! Great service and a wonderful array of items to choose from. I suppose grilling my own dinner means if I compliment the chef, I'm tooting my own horn, but I've never had a bad meal here. Highly recommended. Especially for getting together with good friends!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Visiting
  36. PK

    PatK

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Christmas Eve
  37. BS

    BruceS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Usual experience. Always delicious. And plenty of gluten free options!! Unfortunately, the soup took a long time to arrive even though it was the first thing we ordered.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful!
  40. g

    greendakara

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It's a good dining experience after all. The beef and shrimps were great. It is worth going and try if you never had a Japanese yaki niku anywhere before. I am also thankful that they open on Thanksgiving. There are a few things they could work on: 1) The background music is too loud for me; 2) The noodles they served the first time was undercooked. Even they had it fixed 10min later, it was honestly the saltiest thing I had ever had. I know what to expect when I ordered a Japanese style shio ramen. That was just not a normal amount of salt. Hope things will be improved once they have more staff helping.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 264-6190.

Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline is rated 4.6 stars by 952 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
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Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline

1002 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02448

Additional information

  • Cross street

    St Marys Street

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 264-6190

  • Private party facilities

    Gyu-Kaku"s specialty is Yakiniku where our guest become chefs, cooking up a variety of luscious marinated meats, along with a wide variety of delectable dishes, served with our invigorating spirit and sublime atmosphere, you will definitely enjoy your experience.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 966-2446

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