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

Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego

4.3
4.3
112 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

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:

- Masks are recommended
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- 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.

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Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm
    Daily 8:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 310-5782

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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Menu

Bowls & Bentos

  • Beyond Bibimbap Bowl

    Our beloved Sukiyaki Bibimbap goes BEYOND. 100% plant-based Beyond Beef is marinated in our secret Sukiyaki sauce and stir fried with mushrooms, diced red bell peppers, and sliced white onions. Served over rice. Topped with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Also contains butter and sesame oil. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

    • Sukiyaki Fried Rice with Beef Bowl

      Our Signature Thin-Sliced Sukiyaki Marinated Beef Stir Fried with White Rice, Egg Yolk, Mushrooms, and Sliced Onions. Topped with Diced Red Bell Peppers, Chopped Green Onions, and Sesame Seeds. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

      • Garlic Noodles with Shoyu Chicken Bowl

        Thick Okinawan Ramen Noodles Stir Fried with our Shoyu Chicken, Sliced Garlic, and Butter Shoyu. Topped with Diced Red Bell Peppers, Chopped Green Onions, and Sesame Seeds. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

        • Umakara Beef Bowl

          Our Umakara (Sweet & Spicy) marinated, thin-sliced Yakishabu Beef with Sliced Onions on a bed of White Rice and Shredded Cabbage. Topped with Chopped Green Onions and Sesame Seeds. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

          • Chicken Karaage Bowl

            Japanese Fried Chicken on a bed of White Rice and Shredded Cabbage. Topped with Chopped Green Onions. Served with Japanese Chili Mayo. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

            • Garlic Fried Rice Bowl

              Our Garlic Fried Rice features White Rice Stir Fried with Egg Yolk, Sliced Onions, Sliced Garlic. Seasoned with a combination of our Shio Soy Sauce, Butter, Sesame Oil, and Black Pepper. Topped with Chopped Green Onions and Garlic Chips. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

              • Sweet Chili Shrimp Bowl

                Tempura Fried Shrimp and Steamed Broccoli coated in our Sweet Chili Mayo Sauce on a bed of Shredded Cabbage over White Rice. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

                • Hot Chicken Karaage Bowl

                  Japanese Fried Chicken tossed in a housemixed Japanese hot sauce blend on a bed of Shredded Cabbage over White Rice. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

                  • Teriyaki Chicken with Yuzu Tartar Bowl

                    Fried Chicken Karaage tossed in Tsume Tare topped with Yuzu Tartar Sauce on shredded cabbage and white rice. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

                    • Umakara Beyond Bowl

                      Umakara goes Beyond! 100% Plant-based Beyond Beef marinated in our special sweet & spicy Umakara Sauce. Served with sliced white and green onions and shredded cabbage over white rice. Comes with your choice of Half Gyu-Kaku Salad or Miso Soup. Make it a combo and get Half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, and a S'more

                      Crowd Pleasers: Meals, Sets and More

                      • Mega Sukiyaki Fried Rice with Beef

                        A Triple Serving of our Crowd Favorite: Sukiyaki Fried Rice with Beef. Serves 3-5. Our Signature Thin-Sliced Sukiyaki Marinated Beef Stir Fried with White Rice, Egg Yolk, Mushrooms, and Sliced Onions. Topped with Diced Red Bell Peppers, Chopped Green Onions, and Sesame Seeds

                        • Mega Garlic Noodles with Shoyu Chicken

                          A triple serving of our Crowd Favorite: Mega Garlic Noodles with Shoyu Chicken. Serves 3-5. Thick Okinawan Ramen Noodles Stir Fried with our Shoyu Chicken, Sliced Garlic, and Butter Shoyu. Topped with Diced Red Bell Peppers, Chopped Green Onions, and Sesame Seeds

                          • Family Meal with Kids

                            Take a break and let us build your meal. We have put together some of our fan favorites to create a well-balance meal that feeds 2 adults and 2 kids. Substitutions respectfully declined. Includes: 1x Gyu-Bento with 8 oz Bistro Hanger Steak in Miso, 1x Choice of Favorite Bowl, 2x Kid's Bowls with 2x S'mores, 1x Fried Pork Gyoza Dumplings, 1x Japanese Chicken Karaage, 1x Gyu-Kaku Salad, 1x Edamame

                            Appetizers

                            • Japanese Chicken Karaage

                              Our secret marinated Japanese Fried Chicken Karaage. Served with Japanese Chili Mayo and a Wedge of Lemon

                              • Fried Pork Gyoza Dumplings

                                Fried Pork Gyoza Dumplings (5 pieces) with Ponzu Citrus Soy Dipping Sauce

                                • Miso Chili Wings

                                  Five fried chicken wings coated in our sweet & spicy Miso Chili sauce

                                  • Black Pepper Wings

                                    Dangerously addictive Nagoya-style Chicken Wings (Tebasaki). Five fresh-fried wings tossed in a sweet soy and black pepper sauce

                                    • Vegetable Spring Rolls

                                      Fried Vegetable Rolls (4 pieces) with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce on the side

                                      • Fried Cheese Wontons

                                        Crispy fried wontons filled with cream cheese and green onions. Served with sweet chili sauce

                                        • Takoyaki

                                          Fried Octopus Balls! A streetfood classic straight from Osaka. Six fried octopus fritters drizzled with takoyaki sauce and Japanese mayo; Topped with crushed bonito flakes and green onions

                                          • Napa Kimchi

                                            Spicy, pickled Napa cabbage – the perfect side dish for Yakiniku

                                            Salads & Veggies

                                            • Gyu-Kaku Salad

                                              Mixed Greens, Sliced Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, and Diced Red Bell Pepper. Topped with a Boiled Egg (sliced), Shredded Daikon Radish, and Shredded Cabbage. Served with Gyu-Kaku House Dressing on the side

                                              • Edamame

                                                Steamed Japanese Soybeans. Lightly salted

                                                • Spicy Addicting Cucumber

                                                  Fresh Cucumbers in Crunchy Garlic Chili Sauce with a dash of Shio, Sesame Oil, and Sesame Seeds

                                                  • Yuzu Shishito Peppers

                                                    Fried shishito chili peppers in our Japanese yuzu citrus sauce

                                                    Kid's Menu

                                                    • Kid's Bowl

                                                      Thin-Sliced Yakishabu Beef in Sweet Soy Tare marinade, Takoyaki (Octopus Fritters), Corn, and Edamame on a bed of white rice. Grilled and ready to eat. Comes with a S'more for dessert! Substitutions respectfully declined

                                                      Sides

                                                      • Miso Soup

                                                        A cup of our classic Miso Soup with Seaweed, Tofu, and Chopped Green Onions

                                                        • Half Gyu-Kaku Salad

                                                          Mixed Greens, Sliced Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, and Diced Red Bell Pepper. Topped with half a Boiled Egg (sliced), Shredded Daikon Radish, and Shredded Cabbage. Served with Gyu-Kaku House Dressing on the side

                                                          • White Rice

                                                            8 oz of White Rice

                                                            Desserts

                                                            • S'more

                                                              A single S'more pre-softened, wrapped-up, and ready to eat! Graham Cracker, Marshmallow, and Chocolate

                                                              Beverages

                                                              • Coke Can

                                                                12 oz. can of Coke

                                                                • Diet Coke Can

                                                                  12 oz. can of Diet Coke

                                                                  • Sprite Can

                                                                    12 oz. can of Sprite

                                                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                    What 112 people are saying

                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                    4.3
                                                                    4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                    • 4.5Food
                                                                    • 4.1Service
                                                                    • 4Ambience
                                                                    • 4.2Value

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                                                                    1. OC

                                                                      OCFed

                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                      The server Michael was attentive. We ordered the Wagyu special $150 which had alot of food for 2. It was more quantity vs quality. It would have been nice to get pickled vegetables with the special. The salad was good as well. Overall the food was good but not great. The calamari was tough.

                                                                    2. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                      The place smelled terrible the minute we walked in. The outside windows and doors were filthy. We decided to eat there and found another place nearby.

                                                                    3. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                      Above all it was good. Kinda dusty there on the ledge where the menu stays. Food was acceptable and seemed fresh.

                                                                    4. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      vip
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                      Seated 30 minutes after our reservation. Took 30 more minutes to get our food. Poor service and food was subpar!

                                                                    5. RA

                                                                      RonA

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                      Nice fresh food. Very Satisfied with the quality and service.

                                                                    6. MY

                                                                      MandyY

                                                                      Seattle

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Warm service, great yakiniku place

                                                                    7. JM

                                                                      JoseM

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                                      overall1food5service1ambience1

                                                                      The food was great but over-priced. The service was horrible. Our waiter was extremely lost. There was no host when we walked in, there were 4 groups of guests just waiting to be seated. Would not recommend.

                                                                    8. V

                                                                      Veronica

                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                      Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Great and informal

                                                                    9. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                      Our son took my wife and I for dinner. Staff was great and the meal was excellent. We will be going back.

                                                                    10. JT

                                                                      JosefinaT

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                      Birthday and refiéreme party

                                                                    11. KP

                                                                      KendrecaP

                                                                      Atlanta

                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      15 reviews

                                                                      Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                      I went here just to experience the restaurant. I gave 2 stars for service, because I made a reservations and wasn’t seated until 45 minutes after. The hostess said they were short on staff. After finally being seated, the table wasn’t clean so I had to wipe it down with wet wipes. The food was worth it’s value. Being that you cook it yourself, everything tastes great.

                                                                    12. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Mississippi

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Amazing food AND service!

                                                                    13. NG

                                                                      NellyG

                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience1

                                                                      The restaurant was dirty. Smelled of dirty mop. There were shoes and clothes over the seats as if the workers used the general seating area as a locker room.

                                                                    14. TM

                                                                      TheresaM

                                                                      New York Area

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Anniversary

                                                                    15. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                      Amazing quality food! Definitely coming back

                                                                    16. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                      overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                      They were extremely understaffed for the Valentine’s Day rush. We waited 15 minutes to be seated and 20 min before anyone acknowledged us. Our waiter finally arrived and decided to tell us that the Valentine’s Day special we wanted wasn’t available, then said he was joking. That was not a great experience or the best timing because we were about to leave due to lack of service. We continued to experience terrible service throughout the night. We barely saw our waiter while the rest of the staff was swiftly taking care of the other tables. We had to request refills on water multiple times before it was brought to us. The meats weren’t as good as previous visits either. Overall very disappointed and probably won’t be returning.

                                                                    17. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                      Great tasting food all around! Will be going back again soon!

                                                                    18. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                      Disorganized. Cluttered. Cooked food came out cold; beer was not cold enough. Only half the restaurant was being seated but that was still too difficult for the front of the house staff to take care of.

                                                                    19. A

                                                                      Alex

                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on February 7, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                                      Food was good although the rib was fattier than usual. I felt that once they brought the food, the wait staff were in a hurry to get rid of me.

                                                                    20. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      Mexico City

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                      overall3food5service5ambience2

                                                                      El lugar muy sucio y desolado parace abandonado h al fondo ya estaban unas mesas habilitadas. La comida y servicio bueno.

                                                                    21. JD

                                                                      JohnreyD

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on January 20, 2022

                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                      Overall experienced was good. The service was excellent, the place was good and the wait time wasn’t too long. The only thing I didn’t like was the uncooked rice that was served, the rest of the food was great.

                                                                    22. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on January 5, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                      Even though they were short staffed everything was perfect! It was my first time here and I will definitely be coming back. Meat quality was prime! 👏🏽

                                                                    23. H

                                                                      Hunter

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      While it took us a few days to grab a reservation for our party of 4 but it was 100% worth it. Our party was spilt half and half between people who have experienced this kind of dining/food and between completely new to it all. Both sides had fun regardless and really enjoyed the food. We over ordered on purpose to bring things home and do not regret the decision at all. Our server, name slips my mind but her tag said Lead server, was absolutely incredible. Fun, bubbly, and made us laugh more than a few times with witty comments to our bumbling friend group. We definitely plan on returning for more special events and general get togethers.

                                                                    24. J

                                                                      Jade

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Nhi was an amazing knowledgeable and energetic server. She explained everything and her recommendations were spot on. Food and cocktails were so delicious! 😋 What a great start to our New Years Eve.

                                                                    25. CM

                                                                      CMam

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      2.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                      overall2food1service4ambience1

                                                                      Overall dining experience on a Thursday night was subpar. My partner and I decide to do the $75 course -dinner for two. The food was ok, nothing to rave about. I would recommend just going to a regular Korean BBQ for your meat selection and you’ll be better off. What made this experience worthwhile is the customer service we received. Our server was attentive to our needs.

                                                                    26. A

                                                                      Andy

                                                                      Orange County

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      The people there are very helpful and friendly!! Food is excellent!! Thanks!

                                                                    27. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                      Food was extremely salty. Was not a peaceful environment did not really enjoy my food. Continuously interrupted by host asking if I was ok numerous times. I totally get it but at some point I would like to eat my food in peace without interruptions. Also waiter or host was being hand fed by customers at table. He claimed to know the customer however I could’ve lived without seeing him be hand fed by another man. Very unsanitary.

                                                                    28. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Very welcoming experience. Food was amazing. All the people where friendly. I would defenitly come back again.

                                                                    29. SM

                                                                      SamanthaM

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                      We tried several small plates and a rice bowl. All AMAZING. We went during lunch so it was extremely quiet and only had a few individuals in the restaurant. Seems like it would be lively at night. Highly recommend! I loved the miso wings and the spicy beef bowl!

                                                                    30. SS

                                                                      ShantelS

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      My overall experience at this restaurant was spectacular. I recommend this restaurant. I gave it a 10 out of 10 I will try again.

                                                                    31. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      vip
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Anniversary

                                                                    32. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                      Food always awesome, but waiting times to get seated are too long fuè the short of personnel. Even having a reservation

                                                                    33. GF

                                                                      GabrielF

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                      overall3food5service4ambience2

                                                                      Had a 12pm reservation, were told it would be a 10 min wait b/c only 1 kitchen member showed up to work. Got sat at 1240p. Not an issue b/c the whole country is dealing with labor shortage. Food/service was great. BIG ISSUE - I asked the host if it was happy hour and he said, "Yes, 11am to 6pm." Got the bill and it wasnt happy hour. Asked a server and they said, "He made a mistake, but I'll go tell him." The server returned and let me know that the host wouldnt tell others the wrong info. No attempt to remedy my bait-and-switch situation.

                                                                    34. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                      Waitor was wasted

                                                                    35. a

                                                                      anongirl

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on November 23, 2021

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                      The food was very excellent but a little pricey for the amount given. However, the service was alright because we weren’t seated right away and there was no host for about 5 minutes. Once seated the service was still alright because it seemed understaffed. I loved the food though, and the server was very friendly and funny.

                                                                    36. J

                                                                      Jason

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      3.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on November 22, 2021

                                                                      overall3food5service2ambience5

                                                                      This was our second round here. We came from Orange County and visit San Diego every two months. We found this spot and we were in LOVE the first time. The second time, the food was great but the service was questionable. We asked about the spicy level about a certain item and the person helping us went on to talk about “burning snake like” p**p if we were to eat certain items. It got to a point where we were dreading being asked if we were doing okay because it was always something being brought up. Overall I recommend going here for the food but be aware that one server really tends to be wayyyy to relaxed when it comes to talking to customers.

                                                                    37. JL

                                                                      JanL

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      5.0

                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                      Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                      Was pretty much empty when we went. Regardless, service was great and the food was awesome. Japanese BBQ is where it's at!

                                                                    38. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      San Diego

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                      Matt, our server was green but very good. I believe Manager knocked a few stars on service since i asked if they could bring the meats out but said he cant because our table had no space and he left. Huh?! I could move the appetizers and empty plates so guess my meal was on your schedule, not mine? Ok. I wanted meats so i can start cooking for my guests since didnt want them to wait. Love gyu kaku but will wait for AYCE to come back since value way better. We dropped 350 dollars onfor 5 people at lunch.

                                                                    39. OT

                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      1.0

                                                                      1 review

                                                                      Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                      Very poor service

                                                                    40. G

                                                                      Gned

                                                                      Charleston

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      4.0

                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                      Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                      Different experience, but good different. Took a very long time to get first beer, but after that the meal was fun. Beef was great. Salad was great. The fried chicken was amazing.

                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                    • Screening

                                                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                    FAQs

                                                                    Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego is rated 4.3 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                    Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Downtown San Diego

                                                                    801 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101

                                                                    Additional information

                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                      Downtown / Gaslamp

                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                      Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
                                                                      Happy Hour
                                                                      Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm
                                                                      Daily 8:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                      Japanese, Barbecue

                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                      Street Parking

                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                    • Additional

                                                                      Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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