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.
Beef is not as good as before.
We had to wait waitress come to our table About 10min. It takes more than 5min to get draft beer. Foods were too sweet and beef was too thin. We will never come back Gyu-Kaku again.
Gyu Kaku is always amazing. Great for enjoying time with friends/co-workers and being able to hang out for a while enjoying delicious food/drinks.
My little cousin was in town from college, he loved it!
Our server Gema was outstanding!
Everything was fabulous!
Birthday ordered the Samurai for 4 people
The stone plate was terrible. There was hardly any meat. It was essentially a big bowl of rice. What a waste of time and money. We are never coming back here.
It was my first time there and I took my good friend since we're out of town. Great service, great food.
Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. I like this place better than the downtown/Streeteerville one. It's smaller but ambiance to me is better. Free parking!
On a typically slow Monday night, we weren't seated until 40min after our reservation. Once seated we didn't see our waiter for 10-15min. I had to get the hostess and let her know. We weren't even offered water. No sight of the manager for any type of explanation. Seemed like a few non reservations were even seated first. I've gone here numerous times and never had this type of experience. It made the whole thing not worth it, since we only had 30 min at that point until the kitchen was closed. Dinner was rushed through and we left since we waited nearly as long as we were seated for. I’m not sure what the point of a reservation is at this point at GYU.
That being said, the vegetable and meat option for bbq are always delicious. Garlic noodles seemed like a way to small portion for the price.
Didn’t like that I had to cook my own food but the food was bomb so it kinda made up for it
Great food. Good service
Wanted to do something different for Christmas dinner and this was a great choice and value.
Great food! Great service! Will be back again! Thank you!
Delicious food, great service. We visited for a holiday gathering and it was perfect for a group of 6. Not our first visit, and definitely not our last! We will be back again!
Best food I had in Chicago. The atmosphere is great and drinks are even better.
I came here for my birthday and the hostess were very nice! I love atmosphere and we were served quickly! The waiter was very helpful and accommodating. The only thing was the random shouting when someone was seated, I thought that was interesting but I love the restaurant overall! Loveeeeeee the food!
Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was delicious. We got the bbq course for 2 people! Loved it! Will be back!
Everything is great
Be prepared to wait even with a reservation. Reservations are stacked. For example, if you have a 6 pm reservation, but you were the 4th 6 pm reservation to check in, that means there are 3 other 6 pm reservation checked in ahead of you. Our wait was roughly about 45 minutes.
Very good food and my server was pleasant and very accommodating!
The speciality drinks really set our dining experience
love the bbq the best
the drinks were very reasonably priced
Great food, unique experience! This has become our Thanksgiving tradition.
The food here is Always so great ! You can never go wrong .
Amazing food, high quality meats
Made for a perfect birthday dinner. Order the filet mignon and garlic mushroom.
They sat us about 45 minutes later than our reservation was set for (we were on time)
It was a very good experience and I would love to go back the meat selection was premium and very fresh
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.!!