Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Streeterville

4.6
2104 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:

- Masks are recommended
- 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.
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AngelaK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Packages were available to help us select a nice spread of meal options. The staff supports any questions, food comes out fast - it was all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the Gyu-Kaku in Flushing, NY so when we saw there was one in Chicago we were excited to go. The service was great, the staff was super nice, and the food was amazing. Love this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having tried Korean bbq in Taiwan and Hibachi in Tokyo. This was new. To sit and cook small bits of food and talk - it’s great. The bistro steak, belly pork, spicy shrimp and salmon great taste. We had octopus and gyoza as starters. Nice change from so so food.

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AyanaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Loved the food. Might not want to get a reservation at 9 because last call is 9:15.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great food and a fun way to eat dinner. It took over an hour to get our check but they were super busy so it was understandable. I would definitely eat here again

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Unfortunately I became extremely sick after eating here but I blame myself as you cook all food yourself. Service was great! The place is a bit outdated for being in river north. Definitely needs a makeover

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service wasn’t the best. They didn’t ask us for refills on our drinks. We ran out of something to drink before the meal was over. Felt rushed out of there since they were closing up for the night.

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vipJamesYO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a place to get a quality meal with a lot of choices. Great value in the heart of downtown Chicago. Love going there.

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vipVera
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got lunch special sets with 3 meats each for the two of us. Great value. Comes with soup salad and rice. Kids meal is a good portion too!

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Constantinosk
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience with delicious food that doesn’t leave your pockets empty. Easily one of the best places we ate while in the States. Great selection of beers, of Japanese food (that is not tepanyaki or sushi) and of steaks. We really really enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and dedicated service! Definitely recommend checking this place out!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was amazing, my wife and I went during happy hour for my birthday and value for all the food you get is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sticky table , booth not do clean but service was amazing

LW
vipLauraW
West Palm Beach
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Super fun, the rib eye was BOMBER

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vipShirleyV
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Korean BBQ. Super fun to dine at. I would highly recommend it! The food was great. There was a bit of a wait even after making reservations so I would highly recommend making a reservation.

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GrouponPro
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I’m Shocked this was rated as highly. The dinner for 4 had the most tough fatty low grade meats I’ve ever had anywhere . Had to spit out much of it . To pay over $120 for this awful food makes me very angry . I barely ate anything . The soup was Beth salty . The only decent item was the salad . Hard to mess that up . I expected this to be similar to the high quality meats that Benihana has served us, but it’s nowhere near that. I will definitely not be dining here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff was amazing. Great event with kids. Mine are 6 and 9 years old and had a blast

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RickG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Love this place! Recommend getting one of the packages which have a little bit of everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Overall the food was good. Not until we finished to eat did we realize that the order was incomplete, in addition to this we were over charged, thankfully we noticed it.

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vipCubsFan
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
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 on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, they need better bar variety

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience!

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vipVera
New York Area
6 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
17 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
53 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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Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Streeterville is rated 4.6 stars by 2104 OpenTable diners.

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