Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village

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Japanese
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in the East Village is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in New York!

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.
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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We only realized the restaurant was already shut down because of the fire when we got there. Opentable should not take reservations if it's not available. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very clean, the food was excellent and the staff was very attentive

AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious as always, waitress very attentive and friendly. Love gyu kaku beginning to end.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It is a good place to go with your friends. I like the beef tongue. I also like the mojito!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Golf is a Great waiter fast & efficient

MM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Gyu Kaku is definitely a place i’ll Recommend to anybody it’s a very intimate experience for a date night and fun for the family. I love the whole cooking our own meal ,it’s makes the people you came with to interact with one other

v
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience for a pretty reasonable price. Great meats and a great time with friendly servers and good drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was great! It was my first time going their as well as it was my first time using the dining app. Everything was Flawless

H
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

the flavor of the meat is not so good, but the appetizer and the rice are delicious.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was so attentive! Best service and food here at cooper sq, than any other one in the city!

DM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. So much fun grilling your own meal. Great service. Great prices. Great drinks.....

YG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son loves coming here, specially for the s’mores

MR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, staff was accommodating when we wanted to sit with another table as we had two separate parties without any issue. They made it a great experience and there are only good things I can say about this Guy Kaku location.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Today was my 11 month anniversary and I had a great time . Our server was absolutely amazing . The food was great . The drinks were fabulous. I will definitely be coming back again

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome. Had a great time. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone that likes meat.

l
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Birthday surprise dinner for my friend and we both really enjoyed the experience and the food. We intend on another visit...2 thumbs up!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place for a first date. Excellent choices and atmosphere.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing scenery, amazing experience overall. Already planning our next date night!

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy hour and lunch are the best times to come. It's nice that they have lunch and HH on weekends, as well as half off drinks.

GJ
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I took a long-overdue day off work for lunch bunching and day drinking. Gyu-Kaku offers several tasty lunch sets at an affordable price. We each ordered a three-item Create Your Own Lunch combo (2 BBQ items--$12.95 and 3 BBQ items--$16.95) with a mix of beef, pork, chicken. The chicken was OK, but the spicy pork, garlic shoyu ribeye and bistro hanger steak miso were our faves.

The Japanese BBQ format can easily accommodate large groups or a couple of friends. Great place for lunch!

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good services and good food

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really good. We did the $65 meat lovers and you get so much with it

JD
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great value and food

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good service and very good food. Decent quality and price.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great, service was good (took a while for a server to initially come to our table though.) the booth seats were extremely uncomfortable. I’m a tall person (6’3).They felt cheaply made and minimal cushion.

j
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Strongly recommend that you come with a crowd and meat eaters.
Food is average, at best. Service is very good.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was perfect the waiter was really nice and everything was clean and price was amazing. Highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it here ❤️

A
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere! Will come again! 10/10

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine. Food was good, service wasn’t bad.

y
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was delicious and the service was terrific as well!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good overall. Service was good but a couple of items were mis ordered which they fixed right away. Good experience overall.

J
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was amazing! Had a great time with my friends on a Wednesday night.

JO
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and spacious eating space . The waiters were very attentive and kind to all patrons . It was my birthday that day and I plan on visiting again sometime in the future !

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place is not that clean. The table is pretty

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

My boyfriend and I frequently eat at the midtown locations but picked this one since it was closer to my sister's hotel downtown. Maybe it was just an awkward time right between the afternoon happy hour and dinner but service was lackluster compared to the other locations. The food was great as always, could just use a little more attentiveness to grill changes, plate needs, clearing empty dishes etc.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I had done a reservation for 8:30pm and when we got to our table there were to glasses of water already on the table that appeared to had been there for a while. One with no ice and the other with the ice already almost gone (from melting) when we asked the host why the glasses of water appeared that way she said they had set up the water 15-20 minutes before we got there. I don’t know about other customers, but I would have preferred the water be served to me when I got there or in front of me. Unless someone had made a special request before hand about wanting their drinks permade. Our chopsticks were also already out of their packaging. Which again makes me worried about how clean or sanitary this is.

On the bright side our waitress did save the whole experience for me as she did her best to be attentive despite how busy she was. So I really appreciate her. Otherwise that location as a whole needs to do a bit better. Their need to pre prepare was a bit too much for me and could have done with the prepoured water and unwrapped chopsticks.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a fun experience for a group dinner

LG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, as the company! Able to use coupon and points. Everyone enjoyed themselves!

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