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Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego, San Diego, CA

Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego

4.5
4.5
248 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:45 pm Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm Daily 8:30 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 310-5782
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    5th Ave. and F street
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Grill, Dip, Celebrate with Delicious Japanese BBQ

    $55.00 per person

    Jun 7 - Jun 23, 2024
    Celebrate the season with delicious BBQ showcasing our premium meats and marinades! This limited-time course for 2 or more is the perfect choice for Father's Day, Graduation Parties, Anniversaries, and more. The Prix-fixe Course includes appetizers, signature Gyu-Kaku BBQ dishes, your choice of BBQ Booster (dipping sauces), and a simple dessert to enjoy with the whole party! Add to that a special gift for any new or returning Mobile App Rewards Members! Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com
    Grill, Dip, Celebrate with Delicious Japanese BBQ Photo

What 248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Japanese

  • San Diego

    Good for groups

  • San Diego

    Hot spot

  • San Diego

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Diego

    Lively

248 Reviews
  1. WCDC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice lunch yesterday. The service was great and the food was tasty.

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  2. GregC

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hassle getting downtown, meat was OK, veggies, meh, shrimp too spicey

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  3. JessicaC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Quick service. We had all of the plates brought out at a good pace. We did the 4 person deal and it was PLENTY of food. Would definitely go again!

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  4. BobbyM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first trip to Gyu-Kaku was amazing, highly recommend trying it out!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Kale (sorry, I don’t know how he spells his name, but he’s from Seattle/Aiea) was amazing. He took care of our 12-top absolutely amazingly. He was very attentive even though there were multiple large parties. Food is great as always. But this review is to highlight our server. Amazing customer service.

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  6. DianaP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a great time celebrating my daughter’s graduation- party of 9. Service was top notch. Food portions were generous. It was paced well and we never felt rushed. Flavors were spot on and delicious. Definitely recommend this place.

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  7. AngelaB

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for my birthday and a special occasion and the food was great. Our server Kale was super awesome he was above and Beyond with service and made great suggestion’s that tasted amazing. It was the perfect place to have my birthday dinner. 11/10:)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida y el servicio increíble nos atendieron muy bien , solo como sugerencia estaría bien que cuidarán la limpieza del lugar ya que estaba sucio el piso en la entrada y eso le dió un mal aspecto , el cual olvidamos cuando probamos la comida

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cami provided us with excellent service and explanations of our choices since it was our first time there. Food was great. Overall, I would recommend and plan on a second trip.

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  10. TrinaA

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience and food was delicious. We literally rolled out of there! Had the meat lovers variety for 2 and finished off with s’mores!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-5782.

Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego is rated 4.5 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego

801 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th Ave. and F street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:45 pm Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm Daily 8:30 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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