Gyu-Kaku - Charlotte

4.5
191 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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:

- Outdoor seating are Non-Reservable and we are not currently offering any outdoor grilling tables.

- 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 at 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.
What 191 people are saying
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Monae
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gyukaku... my fave place to eat in NY now in Charlotte too!

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vipByronR
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheska and Ken were outstanding! This is a great location!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was great Tony was a very good server! Portions / quality of the food wasn’t up to standard for us.

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vipPamastowe
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food in a simple setting!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and 3 courses for a great price! We also had a delicious sake throughout the course of our meal.

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KevinT
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and good service.

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Asia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was great. Would definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was awesome. She was VERY attentive and one of the best waitress I’ve had in awhile. Had the premium all you can and eat and everything we had was great. The toro is awesome. Try it out

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bday and we marked it on your app but you didn’t notify the restaurant

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BandanaP
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had to wait about 10 or so mins for a reservation but they were working to get us in. The server seemed really rushed but I won't complain too much about that. I did wish he came back to ask about refills or other drinks. The food came out fast and we enjoyed our meal.

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LizK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was really good! I enjoyed my meal. The service was good, not the best, but good! My interaction with the staff seems passionless and routine. I would go again for the food!

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vipAlexN
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible. The quality of the meats for the price was awful and the service was not helpful. There are plenty of other options in Charlotte that far outweigh this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! The service was exceptional which made for a great experience.

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NatalieW
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table even though we had made a reservation ahead of time. The restaurant seemed busy and pretty crowded. Our server was very pleasant. The food was yummy. I had indicated in my reservation that it was my husband‘s birthday, but that did not seem to get acknowledged at any point. All in all it was a good experience, but not sure I would head back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Seating was terrible; we only received meat no vegetables, rice, or other part of our meal. Waiter tried hard; but kept forgetting order. They had to deduct from meal. Not very accommodating. I think they may have some racial bias. We were the only table with complaints and we were being brushed off…

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SahaadW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was really bad unfortunately. They did apologize but it ruined the experience. Everything was a rush and we couldn’t enjoy it the way we would have liked to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Birthday; it was horrible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful special dining experience! Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO. FREAKING. GOOD. All the meats had a different marinade ready to grill and it was the perfect portion size for two. Service was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food wasn’t as flavorful as other locations, the portions were smaller too. It was just ok.

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Chante
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a date, girls night or just a fun dinner with the family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

食べ放題の50ドルコースにしました。
おすすめのお肉を教えてくれて、親切でした。
とっても美味しかったです!
また行きたいです。

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! Food was amazing as always! Will def come back if i am in the area!

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Mo88
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I made reservations for 12:30. I arrived at 12:20 and had to wait to be seated at around 12:50. Im not entirely sure why because there was only three other parties in the entire establishment. The food was good however the sanitation grade was slightly too low of my liking. The overall experience was okay.

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SherryS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Even the salad was top notch. But we didn’t see anything on the menu about the all you can eat option.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the best experience- but I’ll consider the fact they were busy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food was amazing

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Jess
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food: More Korean versus Japanese, portion were very small.
Service: Our waiter seemed to be overwhelm with other customers and he actually told us he was too busy and did not check on us except when we had to flag him down. I am more frustrated with service as we ask another waitress to assist and she told us she is not our table and walked away. Not very friendly, we will not be going back to this restaurant.

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vipProzit
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great for team building!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service needs a little more work but definitely loved our meals. The meats were fresh and flavorful. It was really worth the price. The other dishes were also very tasty. The only thing I wasn’t really impressed was the miso soup that went with our set meal. It was lacking in flavor (it wasn’t bland but probably more miso when making the broth?) but otherwiseI was happy with the rest. I will definitely come back. Thank you for the opprtunity to celebrate my birthday with you and some of my closest friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was an unusually unpleasant experience. I typically enjoy this restaurant but yesterday was not the service I expected

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vipHeatherP
Charlotte
67 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waitress brought out corn 20 minutes before the rest of the meal, so it was cold by the time we went to eat the meal. Waitress also neglected to bring out one of the plates of meat. We had to ask her where it was after waiting about 10 minutes for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

In January 2020, we had a great experience at Gyu Kaku, so we decided to go back. Our second experience wasn’t so great. They seemed short staffed. We were ordering a la carte, and our waiter barely came to our table. When he did come to our table and take our order for more food, he would forgot some of our order all together. This happened twice, so we left earlier than we had planned/anticipated.

The food is good, but we will not be back. Will try the Korean BBQ place instead.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Will be back as soon as possible and may try the unlimited menu. Lunch was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable experience. Food was delicious. They seem to need more servers as our waitress seemed overwhelmed with the amount of tables she had to tend too. It was also a Sunday afternoon, so maybe during the week they aren’t as busy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was a little nervous to try out Korean bbq in Charlotte because I hadn’t been since living in New York. However, the food was excellent, the service was very good, and my wife and I had a great fun date night. They are still being very diligent with covid precautions. Parking is free in the adjacent lot, they give you a code as soon as you walk in. The happy hour deals are great, I will definitely be back for that. We ended up getting the chefs choice combo for 2 which was outstanding and the perfect amount of food for us.

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DAVIDTHOMAS1976
Wilmington
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! We will be back!

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Charlotte does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gyu-Kaku - Charlotte is rated 4.5 stars by 191 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.