Gyu-Kaku - Cupertino, CA

4.7
721 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We're Back! We are open for limited patio-only dining 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:

- 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.

To make a reservation please visit www.gyu-kaku.com/reservations or give us a call.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 721 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very different dining experience compared to pre COVID. Missing items, smaller portions, and service could have been better.
It was. A busy day for any restaurant but that should have been expected. Frustrated servers don’t make things better either.
Nonetheless we’ll come back, times are still tough for everyone and adjustment isn’t easy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Service was not great. Felt rushed and didn’t remember our order. We waited forever for drinks. Serving sizes were not worth the price.

DA
DAVIDW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We always enjoy Gyu-Kaku, and last Wednesday's dinner was no exception. Great slices of beef, which our guest from Kobe enjoyed greatly. There is excellent fried calamari, chilled beer and great service by the hostess and particularly by our waiter, Jamie.

Only criticism is the noise level, often making conversation difficult. It was a warm night, so we were seated by a fan, but unfortunately also near the kitchen, where we were treated to the ambience of Mexican Banda music, which ordinarily I love, but out of place in Japanese restaurant.

Nonetheless, we'll be back!

T
vipTahmina
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to go to with the family or as a couple, not noisy at all it’s really relaxing.

Thank you!

D
vipDazzlezook
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This used to be a fun place to dine. The quality of the food is inconsistent. Sometimes the meats are cut too thick and the marinade/sauce for the meats are not evenly applied like it used to be. They are also rather stingy on the sauces so we end up having to ask for more. Wet wipes/towels are no longer provided. Hopefully when this pandemic is over, the fun times will be back.

PD
PatriciaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was extremely slow. The call button did not even work. Had to flag down a waiter 3 times to get help.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Saturday date night- honestly expected food to be better. The meat was way to salty and overall sweet. I only thing that was good there was the s’mores. The service was nice overall but they forgot my sake and my order. Would I go back? Hmm not anymore I would rather go to all you can eat or a better bbq place.

d
vipdrsamurai
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while since I last ate here and glad Covid-19 rules are loosening for indoor dining. Food was actually tastier than I remember. Wife and I shared butter mushrooms, shrimp garlic noodles, beef tongue, short ribs, basil chicken and kalbi. Service was friendly and attentive. Unfortunately the beef and chicken sushi rolls which GK sent me an announcement on is not available in Cupertino. These are what we really wanted to try. Corporate should be aware of this oversight to avoid creating unfulfilling expectations in patrons.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

TV
TracyV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Would go again. Went for my anniversary.

DF
vipDaFoodie
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I felt comfortable dining there. Reservations are required, and they adhere to the safety guidelines that are established. Tables are well spaced apart for the patio dining. There is ample air circulation as the patio is not fully enclosed, and they do use heaters to keep diners warm during the cool eve/nights. Service/ordering has been modified, service is still friendly, welcoming and efficient. Most tables now use tabletop butane grills instead of the in-table version. Overall the dining experience is still good and enjoyable.

T
Timmy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually super good service. Would definitely recommend staying away from weekend dinner time as it is a hit or miss on terms of service (aka waiting 40+ minute for food and/or actual service). However, when they are on point this is definitely the go-to. I recommend the umakara meats (all of them) as they tend to be the tastiest. Cheese corn for an "appetizer" is great and I usually always recommend it to my friends who get it every time now.

Terms of drinks, they always seem to be out of the smoothie sangrias which is a shame but it is up there for those who like a more fruity/sweet alcoholic drink. Don't forget to utilize their app as after you get hooked on this place as those extra 15-25$ discounts from the app after a few trips adds up!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Staff is great, service is great. The outdoor seating area is big and well kept. One of my favorite places to dine in Cupertino

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The experience was great! The food was amazing, and the restaurant is going above and beyond when deal with covid regulations. Parties were dispersed, and made customers feel comfortable with dining.

NG
NickG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their indoor seating was well spaced out and all the staff wore masks. Food came out super fast and was tasty!

DS
DinaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the patio and I have to say I have never felt as comfortable dining during Covid. I felt very safe.

GR
GlennR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was good as always. Bit pricey but i guess you get what you pay for.

JG
vipJayG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and observant of our needs!

TG
vipTotalGem
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have an interactive meal with great friends! Love this place! We’ve been to the Singapore, Waikiki, San Mateo, and New York locations. We were so happy to find out that the Cupertino location had outdoor seating!

T
vipTheresa
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Outdoor dining during Covid. Wonderful staff and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there during COVID-19. It’s very limited outdoor seating, therefore online booking is highly recommended. The server was very attentive. The barbecue meat ms was great and so were the sauces.

D
David
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

They should not have done construction work right next to clients it was terrible to have those noises

MY
vipMelissaY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food. Prix fixe is our favorite allowing us to try a little bit of everything. We were really impressed with how well everyone adhered to the Covid-19 guidelines. It made my husband and I feel so safe dining at Gyu-Kaku. We can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! COVID precaution friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is really one of the best restaurants. Food is always delicious and all the employees working there are awesome. I don’t know how they can train their employees so well ? They did a wonderful job.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Must reserve a table ahead of time in order to eat here, only 3 tables and 1 server. Everything was pretty clean and they wipe the table and chairs after each party.

D
vipDazzlezook
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated outdoors. They had the ceramic burners on and was nice as it didn't need to be oiled or changed like the normal grill pans they use inside the dining area. Hand sanitizers were readily available. Service was efficient and food was good. Although they did bring out some of the meats a little frozen so it took a while to cook it. I like that they had a service call button on the table so we could let them know when we needed to refill our order or get the check. Was a very pleasant experience during a trying Covid 19 period.

SB
vipSamanthaB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Such a fun experience as well. Highly recommend!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the staff is always top notch! Love this place!

EE
vipEfiE
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a little cramped place and not a lot of space. There is room for improvement in the level of cleanliness. But the meat is delicious, and the whole idea of self-cooking worked very well for us, two parents and two kids. We really enjoyed it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is always awesome and really not badly priced considering where it is. The atmosphere is always great, but since it’s so busy I’d definitely recommend booking first.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love Gyu-Kaku. Every dining experience has always been great, which is why we decided to go here for Valentine’s Day. We were disappointed to find out that they did not make the full menu available that night, and were only allowed to choose from a few pre-selected Valentine’s Day courses. We ended up not eating half of the items as we usually only come here for the meat and drinks. Service was great as always, and the rose was a nice touch. We will definitely be coming back, but maybe avoiding the special holidays.

C
Carnivore
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good place for fans of Japanese yakiniku. If you time your visit right they have some good discounts.

TA
vipTimA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catherine was very friendly and helpful

T
Tom2020
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes it's a chain, but one of the most consistently very good and reasonably priced, if you like Japanese yakiniku. Unfortunately the tech boom has priced out the good ethnic mom and pop restaurants I grew up with, so not many decent food options in the Silicon Valley anymore. One of the may reasons I moved to L.A. As such, whenever I visit the South Bay, Gyu-kaku is a must.

YP
YangluP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great as always, the quality of meat is just outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The table was cold and the lighting was bad. Made the food look bad even though it was good

JG
vipJayG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server., Alvin was awesome who kept checking in on us with refills, grill changes, and whether or not we wanted to add more food to our meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start, it was excellent. The host accommodated an additional person on our reservation. They moved us to an even larger table, when they saw we weren’t quite comfy. The food was incredible, and the price more than fair.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great eats for a decent price. Take friends or a date here.

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Cupertino, CA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Cupertino, CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 865-0149.

Gyu-Kaku - Cupertino, CA is rated 4.7 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Gyu-Kaku - Cupertino, CA