Gyu-Kaku - Boston

4.7
691 reviews
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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!


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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

すごく丁寧な対応でよかったです。

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good……delicious meat

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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MT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the whole process of cooking it by yourself was a unique experience. The staff was very friendly and the service in general very good!! If you go there make sure you try the fried banana cheese cake!! It was a desert out of this planet!! Overall, great value for money!! I would recommend it 100%!!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a fun experience, it's a bit pricey for the amount of food you get, but the service is quick, the atmosphere is nice and the drinks are reasonably priced.

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ND
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fun place because it’s Korean barbecue (right at your table). Food was excellent, very fresh. But it’s noisy—the practice of servers and hosts yelling loudly when new patrons are seated is silly. Our server was attentive even though the restaurant was full, at a late lunchtime (2:30 pm). Ambiance is a bit dark, like a wood paneled college bar scene.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has such a cool layout and the food was amazing!

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

Good good good

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun family experience... celebrated my wife's bday-- success!

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l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so much fun. You order your food and then you cook it yourself on a flame that is built into your table. The food was delicious. The server tells you how long to cook the food on the flame. They came by at least four times to change the grill so the food doesn't stick.
We did the happy hour menu, which gave us a lot of food. They have four different menus that you can order from which is overwhelming. The happy hour menu gives you a sample of everything!

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

front desk service is slow and when they assign seats, they never look at the message we put there in reservation

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M
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was pleasant way of spending time with colleagues, really good lunch special

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New England
51 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My son and I both selected the 'beef' lunch menu and we enjoyed each of the four selections. Since the lunch came with salad, soup, edamame, and rice, both of left very full. The service was attentive but not obtrusive and the semi-private booth made it possible to have an easy conversation even though the restaurant was packed (on a Friday afternoon).

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We felt like the wait staff was trying to rush us out.

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1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very fun and delicious experience. The service was excellent, the waiter was very knowledgeable about the cuisine. We ordered the premium all you can eat for four people, come hungry! A great time group conversation over bbq.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!!

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Guy-Kaku Boston several times while my son is a BU student. Food and service have always been great! Love the lunch specials and combo deals. Would highly recommend!

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l
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Great quality and well marinated meats. Wide selection but covered every aspect of Japanese food. Loved the options it was little overwhelming at first but once we got into it. East peasy from there. Can’t wait to go back!

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s
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our Sunday lunch, our grill kept going out, but the manager gave us a complimentary dessert which was nice! We will definitely go back again!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! The food and overall experience were truly amazing!

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L
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Cambridge location has better front desk service and more space; had to wait 30 minutes after reservation to be seated

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be going back. The food was amazing! Poke nachos are a 'must try'.

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1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We came with two young babies in the large booth in the far back to the right. It was the perfect size and space for a gathering of four adults and two infants. However, there is a panel of broken glass right behind the booth. We did not notice at first, but the older of the two infants was standing, his back facing the table, playing with the panel and it’s sharp edges. Thankfully there was no injury, but please fix it before someone else injures themselves.

Thank you,
Sam

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We loved the new lunch options with 4 types of meat, smaller portions + salad, edamame, miso shiru, & rice.

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RT
Omaha
20 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun time grilling your own Japanese style food.

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BS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food choices except for veggies and desserts. We had the supreme all you can eat option but there’s only a few veggie dishes and vanilla ice cream and s’mores for dessert.

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b
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Things changed a bit since 2018 or so, not sure if changed manager or operation strategy. Price is higher, service is poor, particularly the front desk.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to go. Good food good service and draft Japanese beer - all the food was excellent and our sever was delightful and efficient. We will be back

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to eat and hangout. Great atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to be. Always love my time spent here.

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r
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I enjoyed everything, I just wanted a more consistent server, but I understand that things were probably crazy considering how we got there around 8 on a Friday night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Table was ready 20 mins late. Every request when dining has to be made at least twice for our waiter to carry out.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cleanliness needs to be improved. Places near the kitchen it smells like food waste.

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