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Gyu-Kaku - Chicago

4.8
1551 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Streeterville is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Chicago! Conveniently located in River North close to Michigan Ave. by the AMC River East and AMC Dine-In!

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Mon: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Tues: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sun: 11:30AM – 9:30PM

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Everyday 11:30AM–5:45PM

LATE HAPPY HOUR
Mon–Thu 9:30PM–10:30PM last call
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Phone number
(312) 266-8929
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Chicago can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 972-1340
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Cross street
N. St. Clair
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Parking details
Meter Parking Available
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Public transit
Red line subway Grand station
one block North to Ohio St/4 block East to St. Clair St
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us here at Gyu-Kaku! Come on in and grill your meal right at your table!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day with us here at Gyu-Kaku! Cook a delicious meal for Mom right at your own table! We'll do all the hard work, all you have to do is grill!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1551 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The entire experience was just great and not expensive at all.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great as always !

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I had never been to this restaurant and this was a place my mom picked out for my birthday! The apps. we’re amaizng and we’re a great start to the meal. The selection of meats was so cool and delicious. The meat lovers for 6 was definitely a great and fair priced dinner that fed and tatsted great!! I can’t stop thinking about the restaurant i want to go back for every special occasion now! Definitely a great recommendation restaurant.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

My impression in here is Gyu-Kaku offers good quality meats, but I have to say these are a lot salty for me.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our cooktop wasn’t working in spite of multiple attempts to fix it. They eventually moved us, gave us back some time and comped one of the dinners.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Loved everything about this place! Food was great, not too noisy, and had quick service. Definitely see myself visiting other locations.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Loved it! Awesome service! Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We enjoyed our time at Gyu-Kaku. We went to a place in Tokyo that had a charcoal hibachi at the bar. It was similar here, but with gas. Had a very cautious child with us, would not recommend for a regular kiddo. We chose all beef options.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved this place. First time here and will definitely return. We went with the ultimate all you can eat and it was awesome. Go for the meats and skip the salads. Any meat that is seasoned is very good. Also their chicken garlic noodles are so good. Service is fast and definitely make reservations.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awesome spot! Never been before and will be going back for my birthday feast!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. We get the bistro hirami hangar steak, bi bim bop, chicken garlic noodles, and the nigori sake.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The staff is really friendly and really make it feel like you walked out of Chicago into a popular restaurant in Japan. The food is really tasty, and grilling it yourself makes it fun. Portions are decent for the price, but unless you're there for the lunch specials expect to pay about $30 minimum per person for the most basic dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Grabbed the AYCE for my family and cousins. Our waiter was very nice and was attentive to our needs. Staff visited our table frequently to check up on our meal. Overall great first experience and will be coming back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome gathering with friends. We ordered meat lover for 6 and worth for what we paid. Good meats! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Japanese BBQ is a different experience and a lot of fun. Their menu can appeal to everyone from those wanting BBQ’d meats and seafood to those wanting sushi or noodles. All of the food we tried was great.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great engagement with the grill for everyone. Can get overwhelming with how quickly the meats come out, but the s’mores were a great ending to things.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Very nice Japanese BBQ! Took off shoes and was so relaxing with Horigotasu-style tables.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Good. Always

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Trip to the city with our teens. Delicious, slow paced dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went to Guy-Kaku to celebrate my son's birthday. The food was great as was the service. Our waiter took his time to explain how to use the center grill. We would definitely recommend it!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our waiter was less than friendly or helpful. We sat down and asked for the all you can eat menu, which is $50 per person. Before handing us a menu, he stated that we’d not be able to use the full 90minutes, because he had a party coming in after us. We thought that was rude, because we weren’t trying to rush the dinner along....all you can eat or not! We had 7 people at the table and he only took my drink order. He came back three separate times to take drinks, because he’d walk away so quickly we couldn’t order. Finally he brought the menu, one menu for seven people!!! I asked for more, but they never came. Our waters had things floating in them, we asked for new water, never came. Some of our guests wanted forks, it took a few courses for those to come. He’d forget our orders, go missing for long periods of time and return with nothing, so we’d have to order again. I had one great experience at this place with exceptional service, so my fiancé and I wanted to bring our parents and my brother. They were all very underwhelmed. We also only had one grill for 7 people! So unfortunately 2 people were stuck cooking for all of us. I don’t know if I’ll return.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I do love the Gyu and encourage everyone to try this truly authentic Japanese experience. This is no sushi stereotype. This is a real chain from Japan feeding and entertaining the way its done for real. No pomp and circumstance. Meat on grill. Fun by all. Just wish the Happy Hour anytime Gold status VIP didn't disappear. A heads up would have been nice.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was outstanding. Great experience grilling fresh at the table. Huge selection to choose from. Whole family enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

awesome as always perfect service and yummy food will recommend

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food looks pretty good but is extremely low quality. This is more like a Disney restaurant. All show and not much go.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our favorite spot to eat! Always delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

All you can eat premium buffet was excellent!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was delicious. Did a all you can eat. I went with the wife. Only worth it if she can eat as much as you. But I would definitely go again

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This is a Japanese/Korean BBQ chain that feels like a local restaurant. Service is outstanding, feels like we were back in Japan the way we were treated - all the right touches. The big deal is cooking your protein and veggies on the gas fired grill in the center of the table. They have regular items - rice and noodle dishes, salads - if you don't want to cook your own, but hey, that's the fun of the place. Everything is fresh, presentation simple and beautiful. It's more fun with a group, although it was just us 2 and worked great.
We are going to find one of the 3 in Florida where we live.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great experience, fantastic food, a bit noisy. We enjoyed ambiance, which tries to be authentic Japanese. Great opportunity to taste different types of meat. We enjoyed pastries.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Everything was good; the service, the food, the ambiance. The value was not. It's pretty pricey and maybe that's to be expected for a downtown restaurant, but the price and the amount of food did not match.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

For the most parts was good. Two things, this time we were seated close to men's restroom, every time restroom door open or close the smells it release out was so bad or I should say it was disgusting.
Server was ok, but she seems like keep forget things. Especially check out time, she just leave check on the table and never came back grab the payment. She pass out table over 3 times and we try to tell her take the payment with her then she can check us out. After more than 10 mins wait we decided take the check and card to the reception desk check ourself out then we can go shopping a little bit.
Overall was ok, food still good. Just I will never ever want to sit any close to the restroom door again.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great fun. Good and interesting food, very good service. Best of all, quiet enough that we could have a conversation.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This style of yakimono (grilled food) where the grill is in the center of the table and everyone grills their own food is actually from Korean culture. A somewhat similar Japanese preparation is Shabu-Shabu, where the center of the table is a pot of boiling water to which each diner adds raw foods to be parboiled or boiled (and is a very authentic traditional Japanese cooking preparation), but cultural appropriation aside, the food was good, the ambience authentic and the service excellent. I particularly recommend the duck breast and the "Addicting Cabbage Salad", closely followed by the hangar steak with garlic mushrooms and zucchini.

Ons small complaint: I had indicated on the reservation that our guest of honor was recovering from a stroke, but they seated us on the second floor without showing us that they had an elevator (the hostess walked us up the stairs). If one is going to ask about special circumstances and needs, then one should take them into account.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food is more expensive with smaller portion. It’s unusually to increase price and give smaller portion at the same time.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I woud totally recommend this to everyone. Great price, great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was perfect! The food was great and the drinks were super good. Definitely going back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I love the fish bowl drink.It was huge.There was no wait since we had reservations.The music was cool.And the best part of it all was the food and the service.I would definitely come again.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Coming to this place and BBQ your own food on your own table is a great idea and feeling. I loved it!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I went with a group of friends to Gyu-Kaku after a business conference for our final evening together. It was an amazing experience. Delicious food, great atmosphere, and a wonderful end to our weekend together!

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