Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Streeterville

4.6
2102 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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.
What 2102 people are saying
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CubsFan
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had a lunch with my friend. Lunch special was a very good deal and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, they need better bar variety

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience!

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Vera
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got the all you can eat menu and it was phenomenal! We already tried most of the menu items a la carte so knows exactly what to order and how to grill efficiently. Items arrives fast and our servers are so helpful! Highly recommend if you already know how to grill using their system.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place is good for any occasion. My husband and i just went for a new experience, but there were people there for different reasons. There’s really no dress code, but I wouldn’t show up looking unpleasant.

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vipWings
Des Moines
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great for lunch. This was the first time we had cooked our food at our private grill at a restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Marked special occasion when making the reservation but nothing was acknowledged. From the moment we sat down we were rushed. Courses kept coming out on top of each other to the point where we had no room on the table. Been several times to this and other locations, and service was unacceptable this time. No offer of coffee. We are midway through dinner when they dropped off our dessert on the table and check.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was great. The place was small, but comfortable.

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jing
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice place for the price!PS I was thinking about all you can eat but this one is not.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place to eat and good value for tatsy food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Used to be a great place for a unique experience. First time back since the pandemic. In one word the place now SUCKS.

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IvyR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had all you can eat. But the server charged us extra on ice cream and it was supposed to be free item on the menu!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! First time coming to a real Korean/Japanese bbq place. Servers had great recommendations and service was great. The meat and vegetables were high quality and were prepared delightfully! Great place for first-timers.

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MikeH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I never like writing a negative review but this one is a must to do. We have gone to this particular restaurant multiple times and never experienced the ridiculousness of what transpired. We were there on Monday, January 21 to celebrate a birthday. The downstairs was inoperable and thus everyone had to be upstairs - okay. Then it took 45 minutes to get drinks to the table and just prior to the last drink arriving we asked what was taking so long only to be told that the server was mixing the drink (martini) - which was his veery first. That drink went back upon arrival and then a wine was ordered in which was almost undrinkable - that went back and finally settled on just getting hot sake. If you can't have decent wine or a bartender then strongly suggest to EVERYONE to just get the sake - nothing to screw up.

I had spoken with the manager and while we were talking he said okay I understand (never apologizing) and that he would take care of the drinks. He did stop by the table a little later to ensure everyone was good - we expressed our displeasure at the service thus far and he then stated he would take care of some of the food. We were not looking for free stuff but it has to do with what transpired at the end of the meal.

At the end of the dinner (in which the birthday girl was served a very small scoop of ice cream with fudge (really in a Japanese restaurant) - we looked at the check and then asked the waiter to go and talk to the manager (remember the drinks and food comments above). Another manager stopped by and said that he knew nothing about it and that the other manager was gone - so he was going to leave the check as is (in his words). NOT ACCEPTABLE and we requested he go call the other manager as that was not the discussion we had. They ended up taking some of the drinks off but that's it. NOT APOLOGETIC AT ALL ABOUT THE MIX UP - which again is unacceptable in a service based industry.

Not sure if we will ever go back. No recommendation until better

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Really tired of the some days you can get all you can eat others you cant, then we order the mountain special of beef at 4:30 and are told they only have 5 for the day and we can’t get it…been going for years and probably will not be going back

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Totos
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Be aware lunch combo when you want to select Kalbi meat.
There were Kalbi and Prime Kalbi.
For prime one you have to pay $5 more.
So 2 prime Kalbi costs $22.50,not $12.50.
Easily can be confused because there is Kalbi meat without extra charge.
Their lunch menu is misleading you if you have a low eyesight.
Be careful when you select meats for your lunch combo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my graduation with my family, and the three of us were STUFFED splitting the 2 person happy hour deal. Quality and value are definitely there :)

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vipMike
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The good: We chose the all you can eat option only available on weeknight but you have to ask for the menu. The food quality was good and tasty. The not so good: On arriving, the place is disheveled, outdated mask and body temperature requirements, multiple signs warning of pickpockets, and the seats were sticky at my table. It took about 30 minutes to get service due to a shift change but once we got our waiter he was really good. No Asahi beer due to broken system but the Kirin was cold. The place needs a good cleaning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

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vipdlhoon
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Steak was delicious, garlic noodles were great, vegetables were underwhelming. Enjoyed our experience, but the place could use some sprucing up.

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NAP78
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great dine-in. Reservation preferred and recommended.

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Nilara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was my first experience, overall NOT worth the price. The meat are very small and a very small amount, no sauce , and the server do not offer cooking method or help you with BBQ, all vegetables are burned, but the server took out the price of vegetables, $60 for a small amount of meat and a dessert, just not worth it and not enjoyable, will not back again

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BettyJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother/daughter weekend. Fabulous experience and yummy food. We’ll be hitting this restaurant up next time we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We were seating quickly and served promptly! Our server was great at explaining the menu and lunch courses! Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot our server’s name but she was the absolute best! Excellent service and excellent food. She made sure everything was okay all throughout our meal

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Totos
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic Service and Pleasant place with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a Birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go to restaurant in Chicago. Always delicious

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MadelineS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour, very pleased with our experience! We got the happy hour combo for 2 and it was more than enough food, also got the okonomiyaki and the mango sangria. The mango sangria was great and we enjoyed the ambiance, service was attentive as well. Great value and fun experience!

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Seung
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mothers Day

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ChristinaF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time trying Japanese bbq and it was wonderful. We tried the set menu for 4 people. The food was more than enough for all of us and everything was delicious. Service was quick and the staff was friendly and helpful. We are definitely coming back soon.

It was also fairly social distanced as they have put wooden separators between the tables. They also checked our temperature before we came in

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60611
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a smaller lunch and the ala carte did us fine. Meats were really high quality. I would highly recommend the shrimps if you want something else besides red meat. Also, the zucchini was an excellent option too. My 10 year old had a blast cooking his food.

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Wube
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food combined with a relaxed yet intimate experience. I observed many other couples, but also groups of friends. I'd definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great meal, made more enjoyable by our server Michelle, who took time to give us advice and answer questions. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sick.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

This place has really gone downhill over the years. The food quality has declined, but the prices have not.

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Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Streeterville is rated 4.6 stars by 2102 OpenTable diners.

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