Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB

4.6
856 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese

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We're Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.

- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.

- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.

- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.

- There may be limits on party sizes.

- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.
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doncommando
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service! Hope to return soon

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Joseph
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience, good food and service.

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SirVCW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick lunch booked through Open Table....a must. Quick service, amazing food, in and out on 35 min...awesome.

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vipMarkT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Great food and great service

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KV2021
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. Excellent selection of meats. Overall very pleased with the experience. Place could use someone with design ideas to upgrade it a bit. Than the price would be right, otherwise the ambience is lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun for a great date night! Staff are always so friendly!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from
Food to service and ambience

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David
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as very reasonable prices

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Joseph16832
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here and this time was no exception!

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome along with the manager

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vipMarkT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is fun and delicious. Just wish they were open for lunch more during week.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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AgimA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff, food was perfect to the last detail.

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CatherineB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

No gas so couldn’t order of 80% of menu .....no ice team because order didn’t come in. On Valentines Day. Lame

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hello Catherine, I am so sorry that you and your guest did not get the experience you deserved for Valentines day. Unfortunately we had a false fire alarm and all our gas was shut off until the Fire Department came and reset the system. I am sorry if I missed informing you of this incident, I thought we had informed everyone. I would love to make it up to you. Can you please call me so we can set up another visit and make it perfect. Dean DiPalma General Manager Gyu Kaku Calgary

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FoodieB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

More casual than I expected and it was a special occasion so that was a little disappointing. But it was a good experience for our first Japanese BBQ.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was 10/10 and the experience was very fun! Cooking your own food and finishing by roasting marshmallows was a super fun date. We ordered the all you can eat premium option - and we got out $$ worth. Very very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentines Day

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snackingYYC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Japanese BBQ spot in Calgary. The owner was incredibly friendly. I felt like they took COVID precautions well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really gold but they missed mt smores :(

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vipMonaC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! The meat is perfectly seasoned and fresh. We tend to come for the lunch special, it is such a great option for us.

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vipMeganN
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, tasty food. Good variety even on limited menu. Meat is marinated well.
Could be a bit loud if you want to have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience here.

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vipCindyP
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food. Portions are on the smaller side. Service was prompt and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! As always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was extremely pleasing to talk to and customer service was very nice. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting some delicious Japanese food!

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vipMonaC
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of our favourites. Their meats are well seasoned, fresh and the quality is consistent as is the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food as always was good. Service was very good kudos to Manie. Generally find it loud in the restaurant but is to be expected. Will come back again

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vipAmynaM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The service was incredibly slow. Although we ordered around 30 minutes after arriving our food didn’t come out until an hour later. Then by the time we cooked it and ate it was almost another 40 minutes. Then the server came over to ask us to leave as the next party was waiting. He waited a whole two minutes after we paid the bill which was almost $200!! So disappointed. I’m a regular for lunch so I was taken aback as I have never had such slow service and then basically told to go. Terrible! I’ll think twice before coming back.

THANK YOU to Dean for reaching out and speaking to me! I appreciate you listening to my concerns and understanding my perspective! You have changed my mind and made me feel welcome to return.

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi, it was a pleasure to talk with you about your concerns. I am glad that we were able to go over all of them. I have taken our discussion on how to handle this issues with my management and staff. I know that we will benefit greatly from our conversation and thank you so much for your input. Dean DiPalma & Staff General Manager Gyu-Kaku Calgary

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BrianK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and very friendly staff. Lots of fun cooking your own food etc.
I would highly recommend it.

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vipMonaC
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistent experience

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Sumin was super friendly and provided good service throughout our meal. Everything was delicious as always and the social distancing was as present as it could have been in this restaurant.

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vipDennis
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amie was an amazing and attentive server! 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family always enjoy eating here as the atmosphere is nice and the food is always good.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! And the staff is lovely. Looking forward to going back.

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NathanC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. I treated a few first-timers to this style of eating. The hat a blast! Food...everything was awesome.

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi Nathan, Thank you so much for the great review. I am glad that your guest's enjoyed the Gyu- Kaku dining experience. Hope you visit again soon. Dean DiPalma General Manager Mami Sakurai Manager Gyu - Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant #100 638-6 Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0S4 Tel: 587-538-6601

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SolangeK
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lunch special and loved our first experience at Gyu-Kaku ! The rice was well done, so the sukiyaki sauce and the meats were great! I'm Japanese descent raised eating traditional Japanese food and I can happily say that this restaurant is keeping the good tradition alive ! Sumi was very efficient, discrete and helpful, really appreciate his service. We'll come back for dinner next time !

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi SolangeK Thank you for the review, we are glad that your first visit was so successful. I will pass on your kind comments to Sumin. He is one of our new servers and it is always a pleasure to hear that they are doing great. Dean DiPalma General Manager Mami Sakurai Manager Gyu - Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant #100 638-6 Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0S4 Tel: 587-538-6601

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food wasn’t great.......

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TonyW
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

After trying out their Edmonton location on a recent trip, I went to the Calgary location with a friend. We ordered some appetizers, the Fried Calamari and Fried Pork Gyoza Dumplings. My friend enjoyed the calamari more than I as I like mine a little more crunchy and these weren't. Though the Fried Pork Dumplings was very good since it was new to me to have them cooked this way.

We both ordered noodles and an assortment of meats for our main course. The Spicy Kalbi tasted very good and not too spicy to kill my taste buds. My friend ordered pork and chicken meats and I ordered 2 different beef plates and some zucchini. They were all seasoned or marinated nicely for us to grill (they even changed the grill mid way for us with a clean one as we grilled). They also provided some sauces for us, it would have been nice if they commented what the sauces were (we had to ask them afterwards), I only knew them as they did tell me when I visited their Edmonton location. They were all very good, though the one that stood out was the tangy spicy one.

Two of the staff members recognized me from their Edmonton location (I'll write a future review of that location, as I found them fairly different) and in these Covid times, it was nice of them to take time to talk to us. Even though we were full, we made room for the desserts they bought to us. The Mochi ice cream and the Maple Syrup Ice Cream was not too heavy and it was a great ending to the dinner.

Overall, the restaurant was very busy when we went and they do require reservations
and will call you day of to make sure you are coming and with these weird times in 2020, they had cleaning sanitizers at the door, all staff had face masks on, tables did have partitions separating them.

I would recommend going there for your grilling experience.

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi Tony, Thank you so much for visiting our location in Calgary and for your review and input. We will certainly make sure that we inform the guest's of the three different types of sauces, thank you for the heads up. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again. Derrick and Nicole say Hi. Dean DiPalma General Manager Mami Sakurai Manager Gyu - Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant #100 638-6 Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0S4 Tel: 587-538-6601

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for the first time - very fun experience. Will certainly be going back. Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun shared cooking at the table with my 21 year old son. Lots of younger people and music but good for any age. Different experience and a bit of an adventure.

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 538-6601.

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB is rated 4.6 stars by 856 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.