Gyu-Kaku - Cupertino, CA

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Cupertino, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in the Bay Area! Conveniently located by the AMC Cupertino Square and Vallco Shopping Mall!

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.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Kids enjoyed it. As usual.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I actually feel like I’m in Japan when I’m here

VL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would come back again some time! The meat is on the salty side, though...

K
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a reservation, but was seating after everyone else who was waiting to be seated. We ended up waiting 30 minutes for a table. Our server was great, the appetizers were great, but the meat quality was bad.

SC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Choi took care of us and the food is always good. One of my favorite places to go get a meat hangover!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for my wife’s birthday on a Saturday night. Good thing we used Opentable. Wait for walk-ins was 45 min. Waitstaff was very friendly and explained the menu since it’s our first time there. Food came out quickly and was all good.

C
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and fun place. Great quality of meats. We ordered Samurai set as boys where hungry and that was enough food for everyone.
Really enjoyed the experience.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great but our server could’ve smiled a little bit once.

HL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The waiting time for seating is more than 15 min at around 2:30 pm. The “new” host was busy working on removing the divider of a table for the group of customers he has just seated and seemed forget our existence.

SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night always starts with this place

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

good bbq the food quality is very good. I will say it is authentic Japanese style bbq

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here. It is alway a great experience. The meat has really good flavor and the veggies are always good quality.

MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gyu Kaku has the best quality Japanese bbq in our opinion. Janellah was our server multiple times and every time, she provided excellent service. Highly recommended this place! Our favorite is the kalbi chuck rib and the poke nachos :)

T
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Not sure how this place got such a high rating. Food was okay but otherwise this place is very cheesy. Not very clean either. Service was indifferent. We will not go back

A
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Got our order wrong

DI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a great place to go with a larger group of people, but it can be quite noisy. It is easy to order too much food, but that can be a plus (in certain situations).

I think it's not a great place for a date. The tables are wide, so you'll be seated far away from the other person. The noisy atmosphere makes a conversation more difficult.

LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We eat here a few times a month and really like it. The service is generally pretty good. Good servers will check back for more plates, take away old plates (tables get crowded), refill water, and change grills. Occasionally a server is less attentive and it makes dining a little more inconvenient, but for the most part I think everyone is pretty good. The food is good, the portions are good, and I like that there are options for non meat eaters in the group. I also don’t feel like I smell horrible when I leave here as with some other bbq restaurants.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was really good, haven’t been out with my girl for a while now and this place was a great start

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great!!

MK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday. Great fun and entertaining cooking and sharing delicious food with family

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall food is good, but the price is not cheap. Beef tongue was not as good as before. A few pieces are unchewable.

LG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great service and quality meats!

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect and the food was delicious! I will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It looks like the place is very popular. Line to get into the place, lots of locals, good food. It was a bit overcrowded, that’s when the service wasn’t perfect but food was quite nice

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We got the meat lovers combo for two and it was definitely a great value for the price, although a bit too much meat for my husband and I. We wish there were more veggies and sides so maybe we should have gotten the other combo instead. The chicken karage was soo tender, and all six beef options for the grill were very yummy. Service could have been more friendly but they got us what we needed in a timely manner so I can’t complain too much. The place does feel kind of chaotic to me, and personally the cleanliness of the floors could be better. Overall a good experience though, and I would go back again.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to have dinner. Staff was friendly and attentive. Will definitely come back in the future.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service here are always great :)

HL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service and nice lunch menu.
Maybe have to wait if one arrives after 12 noon during the weekday lunch time.

TB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good. Definitely go for happy hour, great value with great price. The service was super great, she explained for us everything and gave us good advices.

C
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to lunch time. The food is delicious especially the beef and the Bibimbap.

LM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! Went for a birthday meal. It’s great that it’s per plate and not per person, so the non meat eaters didn’t feel ripped off. Lots of variety.

CS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious. They even listened to my instructions of a secluded space in the restaurant for my date and I.

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Everything is good except the girl at the front desk (who checked us in) is very mean

m
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place, great service from attentive caring staff. Food is nicely seasoned and fun to grill at your table.

TG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Dinner was really good, tables were not big enough for 5 people and the food though. Waitress was not very good at keeping up with drinks and food, but I have been here other times where other waiters and waitress were excellent. Food is always amazing!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was lit #munchiegang

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server Choi was great, the food was great, and the follow-ups from other employees were great!

Will come back for sure on my next trip!

w
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's a big chain always crowded.
Good cost benefit
Not many alternatives nearby.

GL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super fun night out with our 9 y/o son to celebrate his adoption date. If we were local we’d go more than once/year.

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