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Gyu - Kaku - Columbia, Columbia, MD

Gyu - Kaku - Columbia

4.7
4.7
43 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Spending time with Friends and Family is what Gyu-Kaku is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of "Shared Plates" through Japanese BBQ dining experience called Yakiniku.

We want our food dining experience to inspire laughter, conversation, and amazing times! You can't help it - with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. Our friendly staff aspires to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the PERFECT choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 491-4134

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Now through Father’s Day, Enjoy Premium BBQ...

    $55.00 per person

    May 28 - Jun 19, 2023
    This limited time course for 2 or more includes appetizers, signature Gyu-Kaku BBQ items, your choice of BBQ Booster (dipping sauces), and the perfect dessert to enjoy with the whole party! (Bonus Points applicable for Gyu-Kaku App users) About Gyu-Kaku: Our authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming smokeless grill, while sipping on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold beers. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends, family, and co-workers alike!
  • Exclusive Offer on these Premium Meats!

    $45.00 per person

    May 28 - Jun 19, 2023
    (à la carte price estimate) For limited time enjoy premium meats such as this limited-time A5 Wagyu Chuck Set, Sukiyaki Bone-in Kalbi, and New York Steak with this exclusive Bonus Point offer! (Bonus Points applicable for Gyu-Kaku App users) About Gyu-Kaku: Our authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming smokeless grill, while sipping on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold beers. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends, family, and co-workers alike!

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What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Good for groups

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Good for groups

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The service and food there were good as usual. However, my wife ordered one of their red bull drinks and they did not disclose that they were out of the particular flavor until after it was served. Honestly made the drink very subpar.
  2. CandyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lady who confirmed my reservation was extremely helpful. I don't remember her name but she was in a gold top and black pants. She made sure we were ok and constantly apologize as we had to wait longer before having sitted. I give her thumbs up. She is wonderful. You have a good worker please keep her. Thank you.
  3. ElleB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We dined hear for Mother's Day dinner and it was our first time trying this restaurant, however, I have experienced a similar type of restaurant previously. That being said our experience was good, but it could have been much better. We had a reservation, and we were seated after a few minutes wait. It's very cold in the dining room, which is understandable with all the grills going--I just wish I had brought a jacket. Our friendly server greeted us a few minutes after sitting down, giving us one menu for the table of three people, and quickly taking our drink orders. After bringing us our drinks we were able to put our order in, and then we waited. Our food slowly trickled out. It would have been better if they had brought out all of the items that needed to be grilled at once, so that all of our food would be ready around the same time. We enjoyed our food--it was tasty. Enjoyed grilling our meats and veggies. Our waiter was nice, and the owner came out and greeted us, and asked us about our experience. It's obvious that they had been slammed with customers all day and short staffed. So maybe I would try this place again, but not on a holiday.
  4. Jenniferd

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was surprisingly fun.  Cooking food at our own table made it that much cooler… We got to do it at our own pace, and choose what we wanted when we wanted it! Everything was fresh… One strange item was broccoli with cheese at the beginning, which didn’t really make sense for Japanese food… Finishing off with Smores was also a little bit weird BUT it really made sense seeing that we got to cook our own marshmallows… We were stuffed, but it was worth it.  Our waiter was fabulous also.  So I would highly recommend it, especially for a party or anytime actually… Have fun ❤️
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks! Service was on point and well worth the money! New favorite spot moving forward!!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing, best Jbbq I’ve ever been to, but the service was not up to par. It took us like 30 mins after ordering to get our meats served to us. The people sitting next to us got their meats first but we came way before they did. Service was overall not great but food was fantastic
  7. Feistyfoodie

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food! The service! Everything was great, our server Jasmyn was super awesome.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent across the board!! Food was good too. We will be coming back!
  9. RachaelK

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Jerald was fantastic. Very attentive and personable, and overall gave a great experience to our visit. We ordered the yakiniku set for 4, and there was plenty of food to go around!
  10. r0903

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food & flavors
  11. Ijustlikebeer

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday! We love the hanger and skirt steak and garlic rice!
  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic! And food was even better.
  13. Khoi

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, food and value. 3rd time last couple of months
  14. RobertT

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We got the 4 person dinner. It came with way more food than I expected. Everything was good, but my favorite was whatever was brought out first, and a close second was the pork at the end that was sweet and spicy. Everything was delicious.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Everything was fine until by the end of the check they give to me and then I looked at it I couldn’t believe they changed me for $2 for a little tiny extra wasabi since I spend over 100 dollars for the food so just wanted you to know that this business owner was not generous person and be aware of the bill when you get one when you finish your meal
  16. Joevee

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Perfect experience. Fresh beef, just the right amount, pleasant marinade (not too strong or overwhelming) and already cut down to bite size. Although, in contrast to other similar establishments, Gyu-Kaku may charge you extra for soup and other side orders. Service was timely. Ambience, just right. I'd like to see them in a bigger place one day, a bit tight.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Great place!
  18. Zoe101

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you first see the menu and think that the group menu choice is too expensive, it really isn't. I went for my birthday/ valentines day with my boyfriend and we accidentally ordered the exact same amount that the price for 2 bundle would be just with our own choices and it was the exact same price. Now this only worked because we didn't order any of the expensive beef, but what we did order was delicious! Will definitely be back soon.
  19. CollierCulinaryCritique

    Washington DC

    180 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sad they didn't have the all you can eat option and HH is only Mon thru Thursday. However, the decor, service, and food quality were amazing so I got over it quickly. It's easily one of my favs (even if a little costly to order ala carte)
  20. Friend

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time experience and I wasn't disappointed. Our server Jerald was amazing, informative and funny. He made us feel welcome. Food was delicious. Cuts of meat were delicious, properly seasoned, paired well with the sides offered. Will be back.
  21. Khoi

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming here. Food and service is top tier
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I enjoy going out to Japanese grill when they do most of the work. I cool often and go out so I don’t have to cook myself. I’m Korean and have been doing Korean bbq all my life. Yes, I cook as needed at my table but only when I see something about to burn. At places like shin chon they do most of the cooking for you. I just didn’t expect a completely hands off grill or maybe they looked at me and thought I’d be doing it all by myself…
  23. Khoi

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so excited that Gyu- Kaku was coming to the area. This location only does a la carte and no AYCE. I made reservations the same day and was able to grab a table. My 2 friends and I decided to go for the Meat Lovers. This was plenty for 3 people. We decided to upgrade 3 of the following beef Sukiyaki Bibimbap, Prime Kalbi short rib sweet tare and the harami skirt steak miso. Starting off with the sides the portions were just perfect. The salad was more of a mixed salad. We loved the fresh tomatoes, greens and miso dressing. The bibimbap had a lot of meat and the hot stone making the rice crispy was perfect. The Gyu sushi is a must order and highly recommend for each person to try. We wanted the full experience so we added the cheese corn butter, harami skirt steak 3.5 oz and the Gyu- Tan negi. The beef tongue was so tender and delicious. Definitely recommend adding the scallion oil as a dipping option. I really enjoyed my experience here. A little disappointed they don't offer AYCE, but its quality here. Our waiter Channing was amazing! Went over the different cuts of meat and cooking times. The kitchen manager and other staff members came out to check on us as well. The location just hit 3 months and it's really clean. Great place to come enjoy some Asian fusion dishes and Japanese BBQ. Don't forget to redeem and earn your rewards points via the app as well. With the preset large group menus, you get a nice variety of all of the top cuts. I'll definitely be back to try their other pre set menus and starters.
  24. AbiO

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Inconsistency in taste from other locations. Columbia location has more muted taste as far as marinades on meats.
  25. peter

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    2nd time dinning and the miso soup is at correct temp but not last visit which was cold. Would like to see that if the beer glass be chilled up bit much better. However one of our premium beef it was not sliced properly a big slap instead of thinly slice individually shabu shabu style and I have to struggle n cut it. However went there for our special occasion and thought they may have some ‘little surprises’ in store but none not a big deal.
  26. April

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Overall it's good. The food is fresh and delicious. They are still lacking of some alcohol serving like cocktails. Also they have new staff who is not very familiar with their menu.
  27. joseph

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great experience that’s similar to Korean BBQ but definitely different, DIY BBQ on your own grill on table and you cook at your own pace. I had sushi, beef tongue, ribeye steak, short rib Kalbi, and spicy beef ramen. Gyu-Kaku is a MUST if you are looking for Asian food night out!
  28. Jody

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my husbands birthday and it was great! It was our first time here and we tried one of the meals for 4. We were pleasantly surprised at how good everything was. It included soup, salad, appetizers and so much meat! We had fun grilling the meats on our table grill and trying the sauces and dips. The spicy pork was a favorite as were the appetizers. The servers were great and helped us know how long to cook everything. The s'mores for dessert were the perfect end to our meal.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, they do not serve alcohol just yet. Very nice date spot.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The quality of meat was really good and great flavors. Everything was good except the fact that they place lacked proper ventilation/exhaust. It was cold outside and 5 minutes into dining I felt I was going to pass out and felt nauseated because of the heat from the stove since there wasn’t proper exhaust for the heat to escape. BBQ 101 have a proper exhaust.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was absolutely amazing! The food portions was perfect. All meat was marinated. All of the food was seasoned and marinated to perfection! We had a great time here !! We will be back.
  32. RobertT

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is too good. Service was fantastic but the food really overpowers everything even tho it’s pricy it’s worth every penny
  33. Ravedata

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Normally great service but they seemed to be overwhelmed tonight. The manager did his best to remedy the situation.
  34. MDFood

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and had a great experience. The service staff was friendly, quick, and very attentive. Food was excellent. Our favorites were the takoyaki (best we’ve had in the area), hamari in secret pot and toro beef. Of course the kids had a blast with the s’mores deserts.
  35. MitchellM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i was there for my birthday made reservation a day earlier no problem being seated on time the servers were good @ explaining the menu and gave advice on how long yocookthe meat myfamily had so much fun.the meat is marinated perfect. the sideand appetizer were Delicious
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shirly was a great server. We loved the food and the atmosphere.
  37. tmleste

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    This establishment opened three weeks ago. Staff was friendly. Our waitress Shirley was excellent and knowledgeable about the menu. We got the chef's menu for 2 and we were very concerned we weren't going to finish the food. Which we didn't but the bonus was you get to take any leftovers with you! The meat was flavorful and the prime cuts of meat were on the money. The salad and bibimbap are good to even have as a la carte. I do plan on returning for sure. This place this will turn into a major spot especially when they get their liquor license! Plus I'm glad I can just drive to Columbia for Japanese BBQ than all the way to Rockville.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Had an 8pm reservation and was seated fairly quickly but left after about 20 minutes of just sitting there with no acknowledgement, no drink, and not being greeted by any waiter, my wife and I just left. They don't serve alcohol here and it wasn't that busy. The food on the menu looked delicious! Too bad I will never know.
  39. peter

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First time here though been to their other franchises. Everything was good but our miso soup came out to be cold not hot soup.
  40. KYZA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem, cannot wait to take my family and friends back to it. Food, service, and staff are excellent!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu - Kaku - Columbia using the Order Online button. Gyu - Kaku - Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 491-4134.

Gyu - Kaku - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Gyu - Kaku - Columbia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gyu - Kaku - Columbia

8865 Stanford Blvd, Ste 109, Columbia, MD 21045

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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