About Gyu-kaku - Cupertino

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.

19620 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 150
Cupertino, CA 95014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Mon: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Tues: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 12:00AM
Sat: 11:30AM – 12:00AM
Sun: 11:30AM – 10:30PM


HAPPY HOUR
Monday: All Day Long

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Tues – Sun: 11:30AM – 6:30PM last call

LATE HAPPY HOUR
Sun – Thurs: 9PM – 10:30PM last call
Fri – Sat: 9:30PM – 12AM last call

Cross Street:
Wolfe and Stevens Creek

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 865-0149

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

Parking Details:
Free parking with no time limit is located within the shopping center.

Additional:
Beer, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gyu-kaku - Cupertino Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
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Fun (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great Beer (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day. Great service. We got the best table.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing time! We were immediately seated and loved every part of the meal! We were nervous about the set course but after trying more new food, we found more dishes to order the next time we come back!! Handing out roses on valentine's was a sweet touch as well!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

I would not recommend coming here at 11:30am when they first open. They are not prepped or prepared on time. We waited 30 minutes for our first meat dish to be brought out and it was still frozen and stuck together. Serving a frozen blob of meat is unacceptable for a Japanese BBQ restaurant. One of the meat options was also unavailable because they were waiting on a shipment. Waiting on a shipment or waiting for the frozen meat to thaw?? Who knows.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Made a reservation and was seated promptly upon arrival. We came for a late Sunday lunch and had the happy hour prices. The happy hour set for 2 people + a few more plates was the perfect amount for a filling lunch. It's fun to cook your own food, and the servers were attentive to water and switching the grill.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My fiance and I went here on a Saturday night for date night/early Valentine's Day dinner and I was very surprised at how calm, cool, and collected all the employee's seemed. I ordered my garlic noodles wrong & our server (I didn't get her name) was so awesome and fixed them for me. I can't wait to go back and indulge again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My second time here. Will come back. My parents and I enjoyed being able to make the meats the way we wanted. Their happy hour has amazing value.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

BBQ your food at your table.... a very good selection of beef, chicken, prawns or pork for you to cook as you like it. A venting system under the table keeps the smoke at a minimum.
A very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I received an email saying I didn't make it to my reservation, but I made it, so I was a little confused as to why.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food portions very small for the amount of money paid. Do not recommend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was. place for a friends get together; good atmosphere, good food and good fun

Tags: Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The quality of food is superb. I especially like the Kalbi and it tastes really good. Their manager is also very accommodating.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 22, 2018

the foods are very gud.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Awesome food and service!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I had a fun date night here! We chose the Meat Lover's option for 2 people and it was more than enough food! So tasty and fun :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good taste and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good place for family dinner and who loves meat~^^

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I went here for their happy hour and was pleasantly surprised. They have a lot of great options for big parties and their pitchers of beers are really cheap.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

They did not have their usually daily lunch special because it was the holiday season and they want people to pay $30 per person instead of $12. That's not nice or fair.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I'm always here at least 3x a month! There's so much to choose from the menu! If you're a meat lover- i would definitely recommend this place! Also great for sharing!!!! :-)

Make sure you make reservations! So you don't have to wait!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

As usual, everything was wonderful from start to finish.
My friend and I split the meat lovers combo meal. It comes with a ton of meats, a chicken and a shrimp order for you to bbq, as well as a salad, karage, miso soup, rice, and edamame. Everything was delicious.

We were seated within minutes of our reservation and the waiter was over quickly to take our orders, which was great. They were also very attentive during the meal, which was nice when we wanted refills etc... All in all, I couldn’t recommend this place more. It’s a fun, chilled out meal and it’s all for a really fair price. (Definitely sign up for their points plan too!)

*You’ll definitely want to make a reservation to eat here, otherwise be prepared for a long wait.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very good. However, the restaurant need to accommodate for larger party.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Staff was very interested in rushing us out the door.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Start of vacation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything is good, except the wait was too long (~ 1hr), even with reservation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good selection and good value. Loves the salad. Food is really tasty too.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The meat were very good!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I've been to the Guy-Kaku in Kapolei, Hawaii and loved the food, service, ambiance, pretty much everything. When I visited California I was so excited to find out they had a restaurant in Cupertino. I scheduled a reservation because I knew our time was limited. We were first to be seated since we had reservations but was last served. Everyone that was in line pretty much was served before us. This wasn't the only issue we had. We had to ask for water refills when clearly all our neighbors were being tended to. They also forgot to bring out an item we ordered. The food portions were also smaller than what we had in Hawaii. Needless to say I would never come to this location again. I would also recommend you try another location elsewhere, the food was not worth the service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always a great time, delicious food and great service!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always enjoyable

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They kick you out of your table after you pay the bill when you’re trying to finish your beer. Mind you with a mighty glare! They care only about turning the table.
We had a good dinner overall. We ordered the $80 sampler, kimchi (which was delivered to us when we’re slmost done with our food), soda, beer, and rice balls. If it wasn’t for my husband wanting to try it out, I would have opt out for some better food and service.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

A bit of let down. Rice was too sweet. Corn too greasy. Meet was good. We had high expectations from experience of this chai in Hawaii.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing food!!! Very pricy, but worth the bite. Would recommend more promotion on the happy hour (It was very unfortunate our party barely missed it!) I also wish there was a discount for birthdays and slightly bigger portions. Otherwise, awesome place to go to!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I love this place but this time the service was exceptional! I wish I had gotten names. It was my friends birthday and they made it special. Even though we were there for over 2 hours talking and eating slow they never rushed us. the food is great and it is fun!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding, service was great and food was simply very delicious at reasonable price. This is definitely somewhere I would visit on my trips to San Jose

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. The service was Great as always, my wife and I will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was great and the server really helped point us in the right direction for meals. Amazing service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great server!!!! Would definitely come back here again in the near future!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was good, and the service was excellent. I like this place and will come again

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Staff was super friendly, attentive, and fairly fast with a minor delay in getting food but overall amazing! I've been here before but my friends hadn't, no one explained the sauces and how long to cook each meat. Fortunately I had been there before but I couldn't recall everything. But for the most part you can tell when meat is cooked so I don't think the guidance was too important unless we were having fish. But overall amazing experience!

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