Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village

4.6
1773 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

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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.

- 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.

- 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.

Support Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village during COVID-19

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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Person at the front was horrible in customer service, over heard a woman saying she had a reservation and has been waiting for a table for an hour and the person at the front said she forgot and was sorry. Here I am waiting in line being next and a woman cuts me in line and the front person serves her even though she just saw me being next and getting cut in line and still attends the person. Afterwards I tell her I have a reservation and she tells me to give them a couple of minutes that they’ll have my table ready which was fine. I’m sitting and here comes in a couple attended by another person with a tablet and they get their table right away. After complaining to the front person, she said she was sorry that she was busy on her phone and it wasn’t until then that the other person with the tablet got us a table quickly. Front lady told us “I’m sorry for the miscommunication”. So stupid; any ways the food was excellent and the waiter we had was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!!

HM
vipHappyMonday
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Like their Happy hour! However meat and other dish portion is quite small and sake selection is very limited compare to their midtown branch.

EM
EMMNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meats. We are sad they ran out of the tower for the day but the flavors of the sauces, the bi bim bap, and sukiyaki rices that were perfectly mixed were all served in a timely way. The mango tango was also very refreshing against the salty meats. Will absolutely do this again.

VS
VictoriaS
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service. Excellent value at happy hour we got one happy hour set meal for 2 and the special meat tower. Very good at replacing our grill.

AF
vipAnthonyF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. We come here often at least twice a month It’s a regular stop on our amazing list of nyc restaurants.

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vipfoodie4life
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

it was good but used to be so much better before the fire. rice not in the hot pots. noodles not in the hot pots. no more spicy tofu soup. sauces no longer on the table. more sales than a costco. you need a game plan to order and not be overwhelmed. too commercial now. miss my old fav!

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Angelina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Gyu-kaku? More like gyu-kaki!!! Service was pretty bad.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoyable & food is excellent Nothing to add

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although crowded the wait for foods and drinks weren’t too bad. No complaints.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing spot for a date! Highly recommend. Seats were well separated and the food was second to none!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to places .. gyu never failed me yet

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED IT (as usual) amazing service amazing food amazing vibes amazing everything.

RB
RoseB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful selection. Happy hour is the best deal in town.

RO
RomanO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and the food not as good as it used to be before covid menu is limited and can't edit what's in some the dishes like you used to before I asked to add corn to ramen shio she said oh we can't do that you need to order different type of ramen to have corn and its not like I was not willing to pay extra for it if needed I also said to the waitress no onions in anything because friend allergic she did good but I told her you can put the other veggies and she kept giving me the rice without the veggies even after saying ok. I told my friends this place is amazing but I felt let down by how the dinner turned out.

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scib
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, good prices! Services was ok nothing great but food made up for it

WZ
WinstonZ
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My sister and I made a reservation for 6pm, the hostess was rude and just blanking ask you what your name is and tell you to wait at the side. When we got sat down no one explained the menu, the waitress came 10 mins after to give us water and seem to be in a rush, I have to tell her at that moment that we are ready to order because she seem to about to leave and leave us hanging again. Food is good but service is bad overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience the service was great the food was delicious and the happy hour and prices are good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Made a Mothers Day reservation at this location to celebrate my mom and enjoy some good food. We’ve been here in the past and had a great time previously. For the most part we had a good time on our latest visit but we had an issue with our waiter. From the moment he introduced himself he seemed to have an attitude and came across as unpleasant. Half way through our meal we were told we’d be getting a new waiter because our waiter would be going on a lunch break. That would be fine but our waiter did not leave the restaurant and continued to serve guests other than me and my mom. It came across as if he didn’t want to serve us specifically. We were given another waiter who was great but at the end of our meal the original waiter who didn’t seem to want to serve us came back with my check. I left a nice tip because regardless of the service the food was great and we had a nice time. On top of that I know people have rough days, times are tough lately and I wouldn’t want to deprive our waiter of a tip just because they may be having a bad day. He perked up a-lot when he saw the tip I left and the change from attitude to pleasant was instant, I just wish that was the service I was provided with originally. Other than that the food was good as usual but I wouldn’t go back to this location after the service we had.

JM
JavierM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They don't told me about happy hour.also they don't suggest food.
Also no knapkings..
We left good tips, anyway.
My friend Golf , please talk to you customers. Thanks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated in the back on plush couch’s. Very cozy & decent drinks to complement the food. Everything we ordered came out fast!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience of cooking your own meats was very enjoyable, and the food was excellent. They have great value options such as the meat lovers for 2 people and other options for 3 person and 4 person groups. The service was good and the price wasn’t bad at all. I would recommend to try it out.

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Sage
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really love the Gyu Kaku chain and experience. Although, no matter what location we go to, they always drop the check right after dinner. Never asking if another round is wanted, dessert menu, nothing. Always a downer after a really good dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place the food is delicious I would recommend it over and over again

V
Visi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great staff, only wish they had outdoors dining

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server Roberto was amazing. Meats were a little salty

C
Cedarsong
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always love this place! I have been going to Gyu-Kaku for years and it seldom dissapoints

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Had a great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday for my lady and she enjoyed this so much. I quote “Best birthday ever”!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night!

JB
JayBird
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant and I highly recommend! KK our server was phenomenal, we will be requesting him on our next visit!

SS
SadS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, food was good and service was super fast

KS
KylieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite place in the entire world - if there is a GYU, I'm going

LL
LucianaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a great place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place! The food was delicious and good quality

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍always good

F
vipFaridat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Terrible service both at the reception (obnoxious),as well as at the table. They absolutely didn’t care, food quality has deteriorated drastically as well. Will not be going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every since we discovered Gyu-Kaku we can’t stop coming here! It’s our favorite restaurant, the food, the service is top notch

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love Gyu Kaku! Food never disappoints me

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Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village is rated 4.6 stars by 1773 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gyukaku.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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