Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | West Loop
Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats!
Enjoy an ice cold beer as you grill your own meat. Happy Hours offer the best deals on food and drinks, so be sure to wind down and get the night started right with us.
They sat us about 45 minutes later than our reservation was set for (we were on time)
It was kind of busy so the service slow but food was delicious! My favorite
Service and experience was great! Food is amazing!
I've been to a couple different locations, Waikiki, and downtown Chicago on Ohio... same top notch quality of food,drinks,waitstaff, happy hour, and variety of the menu. Only downside was that at the other 2 locations there is tables that feel a little more intimate, but this location is great for groups. (We had a loud group next to us). Overall really an awesome place (chain).
The service and food quality is always fantastic!
Extremely friendly and amazing quality of food! Would definitely recommend and would go there again!
Highly recommend our server Justin😊
Honor the reservation time. Don't have someone with a reservation wait 45 minutes for a table, or don't take reservations all together.
Took my nephew here for his 5th birthday. We went for lunch and picked the 2 bbq picks each. He absolutely loved it!!! He says he would take care of all the cooking for me lol. Great experience!
I enjoyed Gyu and it was everything I hoped. Our server , Anna , was very informative yet we still burned a few things from not paying attention lol. My only issue was that I waited almost 40 minutes for my reservation. Although they were closing , they still allowed us to stay, but I knew I’d receive that “hurried” service. I’d suggest going a bit earlier to have a more personable experience.
I took my boyfriend here for sweeties day. Although we arrived 20 minutes before our scheduled reservation we weren’t seated till 40 minutes after our reservation time. The manager offered us free drinks to compensate for the long wait which was nice. Despite that mishap, the food was excellent! This was our first experience eating Japanese food and we were not disappointed by a long shot. I highly recommend this restaurant and will return again in the future.!!
Amazing food beautiful place loved it... a nice experience overall
This is a great place to visit when it is freezing outside! Our dinner experience was interactive and fun for our two teenaged daughters. The quality of the beef was excellent and our server, Michelle was attentive and friendly. Casual atmosphere with great 80's and 90's music.
Pretty pricey but worth it considering the quality of the food
Great food! Worth the choice.
Super fun experience. Great food and service!
I was Wowed by the vibe in the restaurant. I loved how easy it was to share, and we experimented with many new flavors and dishes, which made our meal more interesting and fun! The bbq ribeye was our favorite. Be sure to order the fried rice. Next time we are bringing friends and family.
Great food, our server was excellent. It was our first time there, so she made sure to be very informative. Will definitely be back again.
Date night was a success . Thanks for always making us feel important .
Great food and good price for lunch menu. Garlic rice is a little sticky but flavor is good.
Great service too.
Great food and service. Will never go to another Korean bbq place in the Chicago area again!
Amazing food. It's a must have
we’ve tried to get in here so many times and it’s always busy. We finally got in and it was worth the wait! SO good. Such a fun date night!
2nd time at Gyu Kaku but first time at the West Loop location. We ended up choosing the ultimate meat choice for $49/ea. Fantastic choices of meat and very filling. If you love garlic this is the best place for it. Most meat choices is seasoned with garlic. The shrimp is really good and take advantage of the rib eye.
The meat quality not as good as before.. I had stomach sick after dinner..
The food was outstanding. The service was extraordinary. My husband and su can’t wait to eat there again.
Our waiter was our biggest issue.... The food wasn't as good as it always is. We've been here many many times and it has NEVER this bad. Highly disappointed
Brunch deal for two is amazing. Plenty of appetizers and meats for the price and just the right amount to fill us up. Service was great too—mindful and attentive.
Food was amazing and service was extraordinary will definitely go back
My friend and I had a great time. The two guys that served us were super friendly and helpful. I love the vibe. Everyone's all smiles. Even though it's a little expensive, I would definitely come here again!
Great food as always, attentive staff
Always a great experience at Gyu-kaku. Everything tastes amazing. Liked the music selection.
Excellent! Really good and attentive service by Nathan. Good food and a wonderful experience on the whole.
Great experience. Found this place when searching Korean BBQ. Learned that there is a slight difference in the marinating methods. Went on a Wednesday around 5:30PM. I had a RSVP and there was no wait. Great service, nice selection of meats. The server even brought out ice cream to help celebrate my husband's birthday. I will return!
The meat quality is worse and worse each time. They used to be great quality and right thickness. All you need is to count according to their guideline for grilling perfection. But, it's not anymore.... And, the music is just too old to play in such modern restaurant.
This location seems a little disappointed compared to the downtown location. Server miss a couple thing on my order. We come to dine in the happy hours and the food quantity seems less compare to regular price menu which most of them discount for only $1-$2 different in regular price. We are not sure if we suppose to get less food at happy hours price but I thought the purpose is to attract more customer in off peak time. The additive cabbage salad is a total disappointment, I would recommend the spicy cabbage salad but this location quantity is almost half of what downtown location offer for the same price. I would not come back to this location.
I arrived 10 minutes late and tried to call the restaurant twice to tell them. They never picked up. We got there 10 minutes late and they said their policy was to give up our table. Everything other than the hostess, Victoria, was great.
She then marked me as a no show on open table after I specifically told her we were there.
The service was amazing for a busy Friday night. Brought friends who had never been and they loved it. Food was delicious as always. Such a fun experience!
Meal was great! Service was also very good and waiter was knowledgeable.
Great spot to celebrate a birthday. The servers were very friendly and made the first time Asian bbq experience really fun. They also brought out a complimentary birthday dessert, which is rare these days.