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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4.7

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4.5

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4.3

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4.4

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Good for a Date (18)
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Great for Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Cozy (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was good.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 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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·Dined on December 27, 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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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Start of vacation

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·Dined on December 23, 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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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The meat were very good!

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 (Hawaii)·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 7, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always enjoyable

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·Dined on November 26, 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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·Dined on November 22, 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 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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 (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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