About Gyu-kaku - Cupertino

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Cupertino, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in the Bay Area! 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:
Lunch:
Everyday 11:30AM–4PM (last call)


Dinner:
Sun–Thu 4PM–10:30PM (last call)
Fri & Sat 4PM–12AM (last call)

Happy Hour

Monday All Day Long

Early Hours

Tue–Sun: 11:30AM–6:30PM last call

Late Hours

Sun–Thu: 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/

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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4.6

service

4.5

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4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (17)
Happy Hour (16)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Waterfront (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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 15, 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 13, 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 13, 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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·Dined on November 10, 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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·Dined on October 5, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 26, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great, the service is amazing !! This is our 2nd time to visit this location and we celelebrate my Birthday with my dear parents! It's a thumbs up from all of us.... we order meat lover😋😋😋

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and concept. Unfortunately a bit too noisy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Amazing place! I've been here atleast 5 times and it always amazes me. Cheaper than most korean bbq buffets charging more for one person. Reservations are key to having the tastiest meat in my opinion. I would of course recommend more friends to eat out in this restaurant. 10/10

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was the second time I'd been here, and I enjoyed it even more than the first time. The waiter was outstanding. The meat was so yummy. And it's fun to cook at the table. I'm looking forward to the next time. The one bummer was that they were out of ICE!!! On a Saturday night! So I couldn't get the cocktail I wanted.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I have been there a couple of times. But the last time, the experience was not great. I felt uncomfortable because previous times I had good experience, but this time with coworker the waitress was not up to part. She didn't know the menu very well. When we asked for food she was unaware of the choices we were making. My coworker asked for hot tea and got room temperature tea in a glass. The best part is that we ask to split the receipt in 5. When she returned, she said that she split the cost in 4. We realize she lost one of my coworkers credit card. We search in the store for 10min. Finally, when she ask to do the split again. She just charged my coworker 1/4 of the price. Instead of cancelling our transaction and re-doing the math to split in 5... We ended up overpaying for our food because we didn't want to deal with the confusion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Awesome place that my girlfriend and I go to on the regular. Love being able to BBQ my own meat, all the food is delicious (recommend the garlic noodles), and it is pretty cheap! Monday is happy hour all day and this whole summer has been pretty much a happy hour menu 24/7 (including $10 pitchers) - we'll pig out and spend $50 for the two of us, with the pitcher. If you've never been, make sure to check it out!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Vanessa (our server and one of the managers) was excellent! Will return again for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Good ambiance and good food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very enjoyable and good food. The food was delicious and the service attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I was running a bit late for my reservation but they called my five mins after my time to confirm I was going and reassured me my table will be ready when I arrive. The food was great but I wish my waiter gave instructions on grill time. Food was great and ambiance was lively.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Fun and delicious! Fun to grill your own food at the table - the cuts of meat are tender and perfectly marinated. Kids LOVED it and still talk about the experience.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Always love this place no matter where you go, the only thing missing is Lady M crape cake. Highly recommend this place for their quality of meats and if you're in a date for two I suggest the meat lovers packaged and rib fingers. Cheers

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This is fine if you want to eat out on a lower budget. Dont expect high quality food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We came here for the first time last week, but definitely not for the last time! It was AWESOME!
The servers were happy to explain us how it worked and gave us some instructions about how to grill the food. It was so much fun! We'll be coming here again soon :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food is nice. Especially the steak and beef tongue. Food is really good and authenticated

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Terrible waiter.Poor service.Food took forever to come to the table.Won't go back.Bad experience at this place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I took a friend here for her birthday dinner. When we got there, a trainee and his teacher were assigned to us, We ordered drinks and forks as I have a bad right hand, and can't use chopsticks.
They took forever to bring our drinks, as they waited to bring them with a bunch of other stuff. He also forgot our forks. I was always told, if the kitchen is slow, always get the guests their drinks, and they will be happy. Then when I wanted a second scrumptious drink they just weren't there.
Finally when I paid, they lost my credit card, and took the bill to the next table.

The food was great but I will ask next time not to have a trainee.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Poor service and happy hour price not honored.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Originally our table was too small and they were willing to change us to a bigger table. In general the food is good. It doesn't feel so greasy and stuffy compared to other BBQ place. Even the dessert needs to be grilled. It was fun for kids! And their ice-cream macaron was delicious too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This place NEVER disappoints! My family always eats here when we are in the area and it's a great place to celebrate big events or just for a nice meal. I recommend this location to everyone

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great as always.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

It's perfect!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great place, I wish they had one near my city manteca

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The BBQ is very tasty. The lunch special is a good deal. I will definitely come back again and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Long wait to get serve. It took almost 30 min gor the waitress to come and take our orders.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Had a nice evening here. Small plates that you cook over a hot grill. I don't eat beef but my companion ordered quite a bit of it and enjoyed it. I had lots of veggies and white fish with miso. I enjoyed all of it and the quality of the ingredients is good. Our server was a very nice young lady with lots of energy. The prices are not high per se but it's not cheap to get enough food to feed a grown man. We had one 300 ml bottle of hot sake (quite a deal at $3.95) and the meal came to $80 plus tip. We did order a lot of food but it seemed expensive. I will probably come back and have lunch, which I imagine would run me less than $20.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Excellent variety of beef (and pork/poultry) for barbecuing at the table. Nice starters. Staff is very friendly and efficient.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Came here for a dinner reservation. The quality of the food taste amazing, and the wait time for the food to come is fairly fast. The waitress that serve our table go over the menu for us since it was our first time and she gave us details on how to order the food. The servers was great, they come by our table and refill our water and occasionally asked if we need anything else. The only thing I wish they did is give us more portion sizes for the meal base on the number of people dining at the table. Other than that I would come here again and will recommend it to first timers who want to try Asian-style BBQ place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

A good place for friends get together. Service was friendly, food was tasty and affordable, and there is no pressure getting seated while waiting or stay chatting afterwards.The only thing I don't like is that they bring us cheap plastic wine glasses for expensive wine we brought to the dinner. If we are paying $15 corkage fee, shouldn't we get better glasses?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great experience. Will definitely come back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

I've been to this location a few times and also in their New York locations. Every time I've gone has been top-notch food both in taste and quality. The staff is always super helpful. My friends and I got the meat lovers group meal and a few extra veggies and drinks.
I got the lychee saketini and it was delicious-super refreshing and perfect for summer.
I would totally recommend this restaurant to anybody!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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