Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO

4.7
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192 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
We're Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit. Parties of 5 or more please call for a reservation.

- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.

- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.

- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.

- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.
What 192 people are saying
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Natt
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our experience at Gyu-Kaku was overall very nice. The food was delicious but we were disappointed about the limited menu. Some things were not offered. Our waitress seemed to be on drugs and appeared visibly high which was concerning because she was handling raw food and a very hot grill.

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LittlespoonBigspoon
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gyu-Kaku is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. They provide high quality meat and customer service. Once I heard that they re-opened I immediately made a reservation. I felt safe and was happier than ever to be dining again at Gyu-Kaku.

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Marc
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. There were 4 of us and we ordered the meal for 4 and it was probably enough food for 6 or 8 people! Delicious we will definitely be going again.

GB
GoldenBoy
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun, reasonable alternative close to Union Station

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went to dinner for our wedding anniversary, the food was delicious with plenty of different choices. The pork dumplings are awesome. We tried the duck, garlic shrimp, short rib and steak, all above expectations. Will be returning very soon for our daughter's birthday.

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vipLove
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice waiters! Delicious food all the way around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome birthday dinner! Clean, fresh, and great service!

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Chuckster
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices (happy hour), great service (Ben), great menu selections ( meats, noodles, veggies, etc.); make for a pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Love the food

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vipHeather
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We love Gyu-Kaku and go often for either dinner or lunch. I thought it'd be a fun Valentine's Day dinner for the family, myself, my husband, and our 6 year old son. Our 6 year old son LOVES cooking and being the chef for dinner!
Unfortunately, our Valentine's Dinner did not live up to the usual quality we have come to expect. We had to ask for plates and utensils (after the salad was served), wait a very long time for a grill grate, and remind the waiter of putting oil on the grate. Our son's kid's meal didn't come until my husband and I were halfway done with our meal. The table had not been cleaned and the person who sat us removed trash from near the wall before we sat down while mumbling she thought it had been set up already.
I know that things were out of the waiter's control and I don't fault any one person, but I thought I should share here in hopes the owner or someone can take note for the future - it wasn't the first time y'all had been that busy and we've never had an issue before. It's just more of a bummer when it's a special dinner to celebrate with the family and it's more stressful than anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night spot with a quiet ambiance, the service was prompt, friendly, and the food was delicious! Expect to spend about an hour and half here, so enjoy the experience!

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OrionB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time to a Gyu-Kaku in the US and it did not disappoint! The happy hour specials are awesome and I would highly recommend going a bit early to take advantage. The course meals are great and the same quality you get in Japan and the beef tongue is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic! From the food to the service to the overall experience, I would 10/10 recommend to anyone.

PC
vipPeterC
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good as always.
Though the food could come faster.

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dschampion
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious tasting menu and high quality decor

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Denver.

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CareT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has quickly become one of my wife’s favorite places to eat in Denver. The food and service is excellent. I would definitely recommend this place for small groups.

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vipAdamW
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique experience. Love it and would go back frequently.

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KaitlinN
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Gyu-Kaku was a fun place to go for dinner and the prices were very reasonable. I was surprised that since they take reservations, they really have more of a fast-casual feel, but the food and service were great. The atmosphere definitely made you feel like you were at a chain restaurant (which it is). But for the experiential type of meal, I wished the atmosphere had been just a little bit more elevated.

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MRB1
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here a number of times for lunch. Extensive menu for sure. Food is always good but can be extremely slow on occasion. My last visit on 1/3/19 was excellent. Our server(Alecia, I think) knows that menu all ways up and down. Totally impressed! Hoping to do dinner sometime soon. Lunch is great. Try everything! Seriously (maybe not on the same day).

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CalebS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fast and friendly service! This is my second experience with this restaurant, my first being in the Atlanta location. Will be back for sure.

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Cari
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved grilling at your own table! You are your own chef.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall good selection on the menu, food was tasty, though service was a bit slow and inattentive, I suspect they were running short staffed due the holiday so I wouldn't ding them too heavily on this unless I went back and had a similar experience.

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PaulG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu had depth and variety. Our waitperson was attentive without being smothering. The entire "grill you own" experience is different and it is nice to have total control of the cooking process. It will take several visits to truly sample the menu and develop favorites.

RL
RonL
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Disappointed given the other reviews. WS not overly impressed with food, portions or service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great. Food was delicious and host and server were kind

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Chuckster
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for 11am. Got there early and they let us come in out of the cold. Service was excellent and they brought the food out timely which was great. But the best part was, it all tasted delicious! We ordered the 2 person and 3 person Kampai specials and an assortment of other side dishes. We were stuffed, but took home the leftover cooked food and ate that for dinner. Outstanding value and quality products! I highly recommend this restaurant for delicious tasting food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great as always. Service was a bit slow due to what seemed like a slight kitchen back up. The place was packed so it was understandable. Overall good experience. Manager came to ask how everything was and was very genuine. Will be back soon.

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RichardT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place; get the set. It gives yo a variety of enjoyable dishes.

NE
vipNativeEater
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and Yuka is an excellent server!

PC
PaulC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The best part about Gyu Kaku is the all you can eat. Unfortunately this location doesnt offer that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We ordered meat lover combo, the seasoning of food is great. The service is attentive, the only one thing that bothers me is that we had a reservation and when we entered, only one table was occupied, yet we were assigned to a table right next to the doorway. The cold wind blow in every time a person comes in from outside. This just disturbed the entire great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food

DE
vipDENISEK
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the expense. The cuts of meat were perfect. A lovely way to share a very social meal with friends or family. Don't expect to get in and out. You go here to dine not eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family there for the first time. Sunday brunch is an excellent value!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ordered the option for 3 and it easily fed the 4 of us. The food was delicious and it wasn’t too noisy or crowded.

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SandraY
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had a wonderful experience. It was fun to grill our own food that was very tasty! It was very loud in the restaurant. Part of that had to do with a very loud party next to us. We will go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family really likes the place

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 726-4068.

Gyu-Kaku - Denver, CO is rated 4.7 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.