Gyu-Kaku - Cupertino, CA
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
BBQ Calamari Miso*
A classic cut for Japanese BBQ. Try it with a squeeze of lemon juice!
Tuna Poke Nachos*
Marinated tuna sashimi cubes, creamy avocado, seaweed salad, smothered in yuzu basil aioli, and sweet teriyaki sauce
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.
Service was not great. Felt rushed and didn’t remember our order. We waited forever for drinks. Serving sizes were not worth the price.
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!
Excellent place to go to with the family or as a couple, not noisy at all it’s really relaxing.
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.
Service was extremely slow. The call button did not even work. Had to flag down a waiter 3 times to get help.
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.
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.
Great service and great food
Loved it. Would go again. Went for my anniversary.
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.
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!
Staff is great, service is great. The outdoor seating area is big and well kept. One of my favorite places to dine in Cupertino
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.
Their indoor seating was well spaced out and all the staff wore masks. Food came out super fast and was tasty!
We had dinner on the patio and I have to say I have never felt as comfortable dining during Covid. I felt very safe.
Food and service was good as always. Bit pricey but i guess you get what you pay for.
Great service and observant of our needs!
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!
Outdoor dining during Covid. Wonderful staff and service.
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.
They should not have done construction work right next to clients it was terrible to have those noises
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!
Great! COVID precaution friendly.
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.
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.
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.
Absolutely amazing food and service. Such a fun experience as well. Highly recommend!!
The food and the staff is always top notch! Love this place!
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.
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.
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.
Good place for fans of Japanese yakiniku. If you time your visit right they have some good discounts.
Catherine was very friendly and helpful
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.
Food is great as always, the quality of meat is just outstanding.
The table was cold and the lighting was bad. Made the food look bad even though it was good
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.
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.
Great eats for a decent price. Take friends or a date here.
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.