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

Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego

4.6
4.6
241 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

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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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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What 241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Diego

    Japanese

  • San Diego

    Good for groups

  • San Diego

    Hot spot

  • San Diego

    Neighborhood gem

  • San Diego

    Lively

241 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. goldilocks

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The "premium" waygu was more than 80% fat and the restaurant is dirty.

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  5. VivianM

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place ever! Servers are attentive, even the guy up in the front is super nice & welcoming. Must try it out!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! The staff was so much fun. We had a great experience!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service shared with family. Restaurant week participants with great value.

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  8. HowellA

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service even with obvious short staff. Food was great, good experience

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  9. momof4

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kale was a great waiter!!! So friendly and helpful. He made our experience a 5 star!! Delicious food and great service

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great options for their JBBQ, spicy edamame was no joke!

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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 4.6 stars by 241 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

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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
Gift card

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