Gyu-kaku - Cupertino

4.7
516 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Fun
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(408) 865-0149
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wolfe and Stevens Creek
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Parking details
Free parking with no time limit is located within the shopping center.
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Gift Card
Additional
Beer, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 516 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Accepted and respected reservations. Good food and good service. Would not hestitate coming again

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very quick service. Really tasty food. Very good price for Happy Hour menu and beer. Happy Hour menu was $50 for 2 people, which comes with great salad, miso soup, lean and tasty vegetables, and great mostly lean meat. I've been there twice in two weeks! Advice: Have reservations to avoid waiting! 12 oz. Sapporo beer is $2.50 during happy hour.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Ever since I found out about this place, I’ve never gone to gen a single time!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Consistently good food!! I always smile every time I take my first bite. :)

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I use to come here a lot when I was a college student and now that I have a career, I decided to go with them again for my friends bday. I reserved a party of 4 and came around 8:15pm. We were greeted at the front as always, but when we got seated was when the energy started to die down. Our male server felt like he's just there to do his job. Attitude was pretty flat line, but our party could tell he just wanted to get us over with so he can go home. Not only that, but when we ordered a round of rice we ended up only getting 3 and it took us a while to flag down a server. I understand it's almost closing time as I use to work in hotel hospitality and even became an ops mgr for a while, but I'm still able to provide the energy to my guests regardless of how I'm feeling. Now that I work for a well known tech company, I would like to treat me and my friends out from time to time. Trust me, I've been through handing customers so I can see who is genuinely a hard worker and someone who's just going through the motions. I value people who work hard. I'm just surprised that the energy of this place ended up declining through the years as I haven't been to this place in a while.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Food was really delicious. We ordered the Happy Hour bbq. Restaurant was busy so the noise level was pretty high. Service was ok. Overall we had a good experience.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I never expected food of this high caliber and value from a franchise. Service is super friendly. Venue is clean. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The food was delicious! We had the Meat Lovers Combo and although it says for two people, three of us shared it. The staff was really sweet and helpful for newbies - so, don't be intimated to experience Gyu-Kaku. Also, I was pleasantly surprised that they offer Happy Hour prices on Sunday - it was a nice treat!

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Service attendant wasn't prompt to deliver our food in a timely manner. We had to ask for our miso soup and scallions on 2 separate occasions when we were 20 to 25 minutes into dining. The cooking grill went off over 12 times disrupting our dining pleasure. I had to ask the staff and manager to correct this problem, however, the cooking grill continued to turn off. Our meats didn't cook to our liking, and was not tasty as a result. There were small flying bugs trying to land on our meats. We had to swat them away repeatedly. This was so annoying.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

It's still very good, as always. My daughter's favorite place, and we took her this week for her birthday.

Still recommended. But... they ruined the spicy tuna volcano appetizers! It used to be the very best thing there. But recently they changed it, and the rice base is now... just meh. We should all demand they bring back the old ones!

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The food here is always good and it is fun to bbq at the table. However, the service is not always that great. The food is always piled on your table at the same time making you feel rushed and giving you little room to eat your food. If the serving of the food was better paced, giving people time to enjoy each course, then it would be a much better overall experience.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Very good service and great tasting meat thats for sure. Employee are very knowledgeable about cook times and very serious about cross contamination. You will enjoy your time at gyu kaku! And the best bang for your buck has to go to happy hour course!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The service is good, the beef is good fresh, the variety is various, shares with the friend is good happy,I will ask my friends to come to dinner often😁

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Style is unique to Northern California. It was a fun and great experience.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food and service were wonderful! Very glad we found this...It could however use and good cleaning (a lot of dust in the exposed rafters and a new coat of paint throughout.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

My husband and I love Gyu-Kaku. We've been there almost 50 times. However, this was our first time to go there on July 4th holiday. The restaurant had a promotion of all-day happy hour. We tried several types of meat and realized that the quality of meat for happy hour is totally different from the one during normal business hours. We ordered Kobe style rib fingers, and the meat was obviously cut and left in the fridge for a long time, the decorative leaf under the meat looked not fresh too. Maybe this is the restaurant's operating strategy, that is to provide different qualities of meat in happy hour??

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Delicious food and fun to cook

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food here is fine though it does feel a bit pricey for what you get. Happy Hour combonis recommended as it’s a good way to get a bit of everything without going crazy. Service here is attentive and friendly even Thomas tho it gets pretty busy.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Waitress was awesome

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Food was great, and our server was very knowledgeable and personable.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

First time visit. Had a great time. We'll be back soon with the fam

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I made a reservation for father's day celebration. The husband really enjoyed his meal. It was great that they had a happy hour menu.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great except couldn’t add points to our acct because receipt # mixup... somehow app stated our receipt # was already used to get points!? Restaurant mgr recommended us to send email to gyu Kaku for reconciliation. Email sent!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great as usual.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Awesome food and awesome service

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Something was leaking under the table

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very poor service(no service) and meat seems not as fresh as before. Took away the water with empty plates when we were still eating and were not asked for dessert. Very disappointed with this location and probably will not return.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food once and again.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Another excellent experience at Gyu Kaku with a great staff!!!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I’ve been here a few times now and I just love it. It’s a great experience. The food is great quality and the staff are lovely.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Garlic noodle price too high for 3 pieces of shrimp. Noodle to soggy.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was fantastic as usual. Happy hour is such a great deal and the food is always good. Perfect place to try something new if you haven't been. Great for foodies & if you like a variety of meat & veggie options. I've been going to this location for years.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The food taste just like when I was in Japan. Bravo to the Chef.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

so happy I came here 1000% I enjoyed my stay food was grate and a hour and a half went by so fast I loved my waiter this is the place to go

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food. A bit pricey but worth it
If you like good bbq this is the place to go. Seafood BBQ items are really awesome.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Less then 30 seconds after our desert was cleared myself and my friend were asked to leave to make room for another reservation. I myself had a reservation and at this point hadn’t even gotten around to looking at the check yet. Been coming here couple times a month for over 4-5 years and never once been asked to make room for another reservation, yet upon leaving i saw one couple outside waiting. Very disappointed!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Service was slow but great food for value.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Wonderful service and high quality food. I love this place!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was great! So was service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My one compliant would be the dessert taiyaki we order (we were not expecting it to be deep fried, and it was not very appetizing). Other than that, the BBQ party option we ordered was great, along with the atmosphere and service we received. I would definitely recommend this place for others who have yet to try, and return for another special occasion.

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