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About Gyu-Kaku - Boston

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Brookline is best spot to experience Japanese style barbecue in Boston! 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!

We offer Happy Hours Menu for the best deals on a la carte food and drinks, and a All You Can Eat style for those who are ready to feast! Be sure to wind down and reserve a spot today!

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1002 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02448
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Everyday: 11:30AM–3PM

Dinner
Mon–Sat: 3PM–10:30PM (Last call)
Sun: 3PM–9:30PM (Last call)

Happy Hour
Lunch: Everyday 11:30AM–5PM
Dinner: Mon–Thu: 9PM–10:30PM

Premium All You Can Eat Buffet Style
Monday through Thursday 11:30AM-10:30PM
Sunday 11:30AM-9:30PM

Cross Street:
St Marys Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 264-6190

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gyu-Kaku - Boston Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Casual (18)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Cozy (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Healthy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I booked for 4:45pm then restaurant called to reschedule to 7pm due to grill issue. The least they can do when I'm there to try and expedite my table.
Fresh food, service was great!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a great time. I️ love the garlic noodles and also the s’mores. The sauces are so delicious. Must make a reservation bc it’s so busy !

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Gyu-Kaku is consistently amazing. I've been here twice and both times I've ordered the all you can eat. It's definitely worth the money. I'll definitely be back again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Would have liked to know when I made the reservation at 10 pm that we would be rushed to eat since it was last call

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was really nice! But they cannot manage their seating. Although we made an appointment, we had to wait for 20 min. It was too long.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great experience

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Arrived an hour early and got seated an hour early; amazing given how popular the restaurant is. It's a Japanese barbeque spot and they usually serve high quality cuts. Today they were a little ragged and our server seemed to forget we were there but it was overall a fine experience. I've been here a dozen times and love it; I wish it were cleaner (I'm a germaphobe. Raw meat eeks me out) but it's a well maintained restaurant with mostly friendly staff. Their ramen and filet mignon are great.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had been to Gyu-kaku many times, usually i had fun and feel it's worth the money, but this time, on a date with my wife for lunch was not a happy one. the grill keep going out , 30 minutes and goes out 5 times. pretty much food was not cooked nicely and we just keep wasting time to get them to come back and start the grill back up over and over again, until i finally had asked to change table (this should have been offered after second time it goes out) the guy that came over to fix the grill had some attitude issue as if we're a huge inconvenience to him. we end up being the one that's apologizing for changing the table. No manager came and apologize for the experience. by the time this was fixed and table was changed, we already felt like we don't want to eat anymore. Finished up our meal and left (we had done the all you can eat 45 bucks a person, and you can imagine we didn't eat up to what 45 dollar worth per person since we spend most of the time waiting on fire and grill to heat up again), This time totally NOT worth it. I didn't even want to finish my beer and so we paid and left... it's a huge let down. we probably wouldn't want to return again any time soon. at least not on a celebration date with my wife, that was our first meal of the day and turns out made our whole day unhappy.

Edit: Zadia Lee had contacted me today to ask about the experience, and i had provided the same information.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing as always

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Bar service was terrible. This is absolutely a beer and wine only kind of place, cocktails took 45 minutes to get to our table and then didn't have any ice in them! Manhattans were also served in mason jars, so it looked like hardly any drink. I guess they don't have rocks glasses? When we did switch to wine and beer, we ordered a bottle of wine, which they didn't even pour for us. Just put it on the table and left.
Food was good and plentiful, just don't go here hoping for a nice drink with your dinner.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was served at really slow pace even though their all-you-can eat option had 90 min cutoff. We could have eaten a lot faster and possibly more if they served the food faster. Their food is not even cooked so I don't know why it took a long time to prepare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food wasn’t as good as use to be service was okay

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Awesome food and great service, lunch special is a great deal.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The atmosphere and service are terrific. As for food, the beef was too sweet and there are not enough spicy sauces

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Must try all you can eat !!!!! Great price!!!! Delicious Foods!!!!Best BBQ in Boston!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

This was my third visit to Gyu-Kaku and once again I am impressed with the food quality and the kindness of the staff. I had to add more people to our reservations and when I called the restaurant about this, the staff were incredibly kind and understanding. Last time they ran out of several items and each of those items was replaced with something equally delicious. My personal favorites are the spicy tuna volcano and the addicting cabbage. I am definitely planning on coming back here!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Made a reservation and still made us wait for more than an hour. Simply don’t understand that.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

very great, highly recommended, Nice for hanging out with friends and teens, and couples. Atmosphere was great too. loved it overall

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Overall experience at Gyu Kaku was good. The reason I gave 'Good' for the service is because we had to wait a while for someone to change the grill. Our food turned black. The restaurant was busy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This place is awesome, a must try. You won't be disappointed if you like to BBQ.

Tags: Vegan, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was surprisingly good value for the price; especially as the reputation was that it was on the pricier side of restaurants. Make sure to get one of the combos; I recommend the Surf N Turf combo, which makes sure that you will be constantly eating and constantly enjoying the experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food is great, very particular style of cuisine, so not much variety if you are looking for anything not-BBQ or not ramen or fried rice. I love the pork toro there - haven't seen that option anywhere else. The dessert with the red bean fish is delicious and I get it every time. Highly recommend for a fun night out. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Gyu-Kaku in Brookline has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. This location is a lot busier than the one in Harvard Square, but I still prefer coming to this one because of its location is closer to me. My friend and I enjoyed our dinner a lot tonight, food was fresh and our server Wendy was really attentive, as well as the rest of the staffs. We didn't have to wait too long for our food, and waitstaffs were available to change our grill when it gets burn. Tonight was a much better experience compared to my previous one 2 weeks ago because we were stuck with a waitress(forgot her name) she was really slow, forgetful and we waited really long to have our food, sometimes we had to remind her twice what we've order.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

This place is a must try. Make a reservation because this place is BUSY - our first time coming we didn't make a reservation and the wait time was 2 hours so we just came back another day with a reservation on OpenTable. The concept of grilling your own food is fun and makes dining with another person exciting. We did an all-you-can-eat dining experience, everyone at the table needs to order it which makes sense. The grill, however, is small and really should only be used by 2 people max. It was just us two so it was fine but if you're with a lot of people you might be waiting a while to actually use the grill and eat your food. Our server, named Friday, was exceptional. She was attentive and explained the entire menu to us. Good food, short cook time, flavor was on point, and environment was awesome. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 18, 2017

It was my first time going to a Korean BBQ restaurant and it was also my birthday. It was such a great first time experience. I had their surf and turf course. You definitely bget your money worth in food. The service was great. All the staff was knowledgeable and willing to help if I had any questions. Loved it!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Extremely disappointed. I was overcharged and have to ask them to change the bill. Even after all of that, I was still charged for the wrong item.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We had the nicest waitress, and really enjoyed the Geisha mean (more than enough for 2 people). Fun setting, just a bit loud for us, but can hardly wait to return. Thank you, Gyu-Kaku for a great meal and lovely experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The items on the Premium All You Can Eat Menu was worth ordering as the premium meats are only available on that menu unless you order a la carte. Please note that if one person at your table orders an All You Can Eat Menu, everyone at the table needs to order the same. That wasn't sensible since my 12-year old eats like a bird and I had to pay for her All You Can Eat price. I rated 2 stars for value due to this. The food was delicious and the pace the plates came out were well timed although there was a slight wait as the restaurant was busy.

Make sure you make a reservation else expect at least half-an-hour to an hour wait on a Thursday. Staff were very nice and knowledgeable.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

We were seated late, then basically told to hurry up and get out. We waited almost 20 minutes and no drinks or food had been brought to the table. The manager was called and did not care about the service he just wanted us to leave. We will not ever return!

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our server Alfa was amazing, as well as the other waiters/waitresses that helped out, like the manager and Wendy. One thing that was iffy was the grill had to be changed way to often, which is not the fault of the staff but it felt annoying having to bother the staff to keep changing. Hopefully more dessert would be added to the AYCE. I also know that the AYCE is timed 90 minutes and it is understood why there is a time limit, however I don't think it is fair when our waiter is no where to be seen half the time and it is hard to get someones attention. Not talking about this past experience but the experience before when I first did AYCE. We ordered one round and finished within 15 minutes, and when we wanted to go for another round our waiter was not seen for about half an hour and the other staff was busy with their tables. I understand people are busy with their tables, but with a 90 minute eat time I feel like its mostly waiting, so this needs to be changed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Awesome food, awesome service.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

We found the restaurant to have disappointing food and slow service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Always good, but for a restaurant where you cook a lot of your own food it's amazing how slow the service can be, and how nothing ever arrives at the table in one go.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

got beer only for $2 each.
The meat was fresh and tasty.
All you can eat is awesome!!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent value for money. Variety. You control the cooking of your food.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

-Our server was fine, but appeared to be impatient with serving us
-Food is not worth the cost
-Not Gyu-Kaku's fault, but Opentable's UI didn't do a good job of alerting us that we had booked a table in Brookline and not Boston.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always enjoyed eating here.
This time the waitress was a bit forgetful. We had to ask her several times for a beverage (water and soda) refill and a fork.
Too bad your summer festival is only from Sunday-Thursday.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very mediocre experience. The food was bland, and the noodle, rice and appetizer items were over cooked. The server was pleasant enough but was clearly rushed. The kitchen was backed up and made mistakes with our order. Beware the venue is very noisy.

With all of the wonderful Asian dining options around Boston, we will not return to Gyu-Kaku.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I absoluely love this restaurant, the food is great !

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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