About Gyu-Kaku - Chicago

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Streeterville is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Chicago! 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.

210 E. Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Everyday 11:30AM–3:00PM

Dinner
Mon–Thu: 3PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 3PM–11:30PM last call
Sun: 3PM–9:30PM last call

Happy Hour
Lunch: Everyday 11:30AM–5:45PM
Dinner: Mon–Thu 9:30PM–10:30PM last call

Cross Street:
N. St. Clair

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 266-8929

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/

Parking Details:
Meter Parking Available

Public Transit:
Red line subway Grand station
one block North to Ohio St/4 block East to St. Clair St

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.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 972-1340

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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Gyu-Kaku - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (38)
Good for a Date (38)
Casual (37)
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Good for Groups (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Happy Hour (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Romantic (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Some dishes are a little salty..

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

First time.... enjoyed my food... will definitely return!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Meats were good. Service was good.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great japonese food, broad menu with many options of Asian food and meats, very attentive service

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

日本の焼肉がリーズナブルに堪能できました、カルビは頬っぺたが落ちそう。きめ細やかなサービスで大満足!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Busy! Make sure you have a reservation. Good food that you have cook. For the price, I'd prefer someone else cook, but can see the social, uniqueness to the experience. Note: don't waste your money on the sake flight. Two of the three were gross.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We drove 5 hours for this, it is worth it, $50/person, not bad for a variety of meet and vegetable selection, includes good appetizers. One thing I don’t like is the mochi ice cream, not a big different from a supermarket, not tasty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I'm Japanese.
I sometimes went to gyuukaku in Japan.
I think Japan's gyuukaku are better than American gyuukaku, but it's very good.
There are many menus , and good service!!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This place was amazing! First time at a Japanese BBQ place and it was very fun. Our server Xavier was very welcoming and explained how everything worked well. All of the staff were friendly as well! This is a great place to go with a group of friends or family. Highly recommended.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lovely time with fantastic service. Drink options, however, left a lot to be desired.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I️ went with family to celebrate my birthday. The service was fantastic and so was the food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing!!! Went for the first time and will definitely be back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've been to Gyu-Kaku 3 times; once in NY and twice in Streeterville. Both times in Chicago, we had a reservation through Open Table. Both times, we waited more than a half hour to be seated. After a half-hour, I went to speak with the manager who found us seating on the 3rd floor. Once seated, the service is excellent and the food is quite good. We ordered the Shogun- prix fixed menu for 4 guests twice. The food comes very quickly; almost too quickly for the amount of food on the Shogun in order to truly dine rather than rush such delicious food. We will come back. When we return, we would order a la carte as there was actually too much food for us. Wait staff are attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The place was great! Ordered the Kobe 2-people combo and the amount of the meat was more than enough for 2.

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place to eat. Love the idea of cooking your own food at the table. Made the experience greater.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always satisfying, but does not as great as it used to be, since feel like they used a ton more of MSG replacing the original taste.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Not enough food for the price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The husband and I visited greek town upon leaving there. It was simply NOT ENOUGH FOOD FOR THE PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Not convinced. Small portions, poor quality. Even though you order a la carte, you receive the same things as the all you can eat guests.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall it was a great experience (as it always is). The service was a bit slow and they brought out the wrong order multiple times, however. I don't know if they were understaffed or just very busy. It normally isn't that bad. Our out of town guests were very disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Spicy, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is so legit. They have great food, great service, a fun interactive grill to cook food, and fair prices.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was very tasty. The service was wonderful!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

All-you-can-eat for 2, $35 per person. Green tea ice cream as dessert. Great value!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Six of us were able to order a variety of foods, and had great fun cooking and laughing. The staff was very helpful, friendly and informative. I would recommend this for an intimate dinner for two on up to a large group event.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Gyu-Kaku never disappoints. The meat was delicious and the LadyM cake dessert was a plus!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Kids loved grilling their own meats. Very polite and helpful waitstaff. Quality of meats very good and generous portions for the price. Semiprivate booths are cozy.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Kevin was amazing! He made sure we were well taken care of!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have tried Gyu Ka Ku in Japan and the food is amazing as there. But the service in this Chicago Local is totally different, they did not treat me well and the waitress that serve was relly impolite. When I asked him to cancel an order that I made from the all you can eat, he answered me that the food was already made which us very difficult to believe. The meat tha he said was ready came after 25 minutes. He told me I have to eat everything if not I would need to pay full price of what is left and that I cant carry it home. In the tabe beside me I saw a party of 15 people taking their food home. I thing since my wife and I are tourist we were not respected

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and fun experience for young and old. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. They were even able to accommodate a gluten free diner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was not bad given the happy hour price. Nonetheless, the restaurant did try to charge non-happy-hour prices on some dishes when we checked even before the end of the happy hours. I suspect this is a common practice :( Do check the prices when you ask for the check!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Restaurant lost our reservation and didn’t honor the reservation confirmation we showed them at the host desk. We got fed up with no help from the staff and manager and left.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great experience with gyu-kaku. Definitely will come back soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fun menu, plenty of choices for all. Eat light or get stuffed... they got you covered!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always fun and a change of pace when you get to cook your own food at the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Incredibly authentic. Brought us right back to our fond memories of Tokyo restaurants. Great food, good service. Very reasonable lunch special. Will definitely be back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Everything here is awesome ! We are from VA and whenever we go to Chicago we always make sure to stop by here! Service that we got was exceptional! Food is great as always! I will always go back here! And make sure you have reservations or else you will be waiting for hours!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great Food, Great service in there!!!We’re definitely come to there again!!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was excellent the ambience very comfortable. Had a reservation and still had to wait a half hour. The server attending our table was a little rude and didn't adequately explain answers to questions asked far as pricing, gratuity for a group, or counting babies as adults. I would go again but with a different server

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very happy first time dini g will return soon

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always taste good.

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