Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village

4.6
1762 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:

- Outdoor seating are Non-Reservable and we are not currently offering any outdoor grilling tables.

- 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 at 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.

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1762 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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sushijunky
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So much fun! Food was really great! We all had a lot of fun!

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Amir
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and fun! Definitely worth it to go with a large group of friends or a date. My firend and I ordered 5 plates a la carte, 3 appetizers, and one large hot house sake inclusive of the wagyu special and after tips was 108 dollars pp to give you an idea of cost.

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vipJuppstar
Seattle
429 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My guest and I enjoyed our dinner cooking most of our own food. Service is prompt and friendly. I started with spicy beef ramen. Good sized portion and taste. We then cooked a variety of proteins and vegetables. I also ordered the cabbage but am not a fan. My guest got the steamed mushroom medley and was impressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

👍😋always yummy & very fulfilling

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good fast food. Consistent with other locations. Food came out fast to cook at our table. Great menu selection and happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Yummilicious
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I thought the food was very tasty. Enjoyed the offerings on the multi person set meal and we added shrimp and extra vegetables as well. The spicy tuna appetizer was tasty and a change with the deep fried rice but it was the least spicy tuna I have ever had. Still tasty though and a nice textural change.

My one drawback was that no one explained what each platter of raw meat was as they dropped it at the table and ran off. Just multiple plates of marinated meats that you had no idea which they were so if you wanted to order more of one kind specifically - good luck.

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Babydoll
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. My favorite neighborhood dining spot. Thanks for reopening this location!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible health violations

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very enjoyable

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an experience you cant miss especially if you haven’t had Korean Bbq. This place is perfect for a date or family gathering.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kk was great. This location is the best one in nyc. They are the friendliest and they always give me the best experience. I come here once a week and I love it. Thanks guys!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was very fun

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and menu selection!

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Eumir
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great concept to share food in groups. The Happy Hour was great and the prices are fine. Waiters were very attentive.

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vipKeniaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We had repeated issues with the grill. Grill turned off 5-6 times. Rather than move our table or replace the meat they kept us at the table trying ro make the grill work. The constant failure of the grill made it difficult to enjoy the dinner. Issues occur but our biggest gripe was that in the end we felt like the imposition rather than the people who had their dining experience ruined. It was around the evening rush time but tables were still available so we couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t just move us. It’s unfortunate because we have dined on other occasions but nothing was like this experience. Maybe it was just an off day?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter left her birthday present under the table, and even though they had just closed they met us at the door with it. Great staff!

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vipSloan
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

good food, poor service, dingy restaurant, smelly bathroom

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Vicki
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food is delicious but the place looks a little dirty. The seats are not clean. I have to wipe it before seating. The server does not come back to check on you. They have to do a better job next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! From Indianapolis and wanted to experience Korean bbq as I have in Toronto and it was an amazing experience. My server was great, she was attentive and I can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service is surprisingly poor. We walk in with a baby and no booster is offered until we asked for 2nd time. They forgot to give us sauces too. It's hot too feels like their ac isn't turned on. Likely won't come back again

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Lucky
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Gyu-Kaku is absolutely my favorite restaurant. I've been coming to this specific location since introduced about ten years ago and I always search to see if they have locations in the cities I'm visiting. I bring all my friends and family here if they haven't been yet and that's because of the price, the deliciousness of the food and the experience of cooking your own meal. Once you go you understand exactly why people fall in love. And it's definitely worth it to sign up for their rewards program, it's probably the only rewards program where I've ever redeemed what I've earned. It's great for first dates, lunches, or just small gatherings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish the bathrooms were cleaner and maintained better, but food and service is consistently excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great and it was a pretty good deal. Each person paid about $30 each. I really appreciate that when they brought us the food, they let us know the cook time.

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vipSteffi
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Experience was great. I like my meat very rare and here was a chance to get it EXACTLY right. Service was a bit slow--they could have used more waitpersons.
Price was reasonable for what you get. Good sake.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service level was not consistent with other locations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I love this place. The drinks are phenomenal and their happy hour is amazing.

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DanielleG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We started off with some really delicious vodka peach cosmos and then had spring rolls and chili Asian wings. We also ordered filet mignon that we cooked ourselves so it was pretty cool. I think my favorite were the wings!

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vipAnnw
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

My kids love this place and it’s clearly very popular. I leave every time thinking how dirty it is.

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Foodlover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had the bbq for 4. Tasted delicious. Service was fast and efficient. Food comes out fast and empty dishes are removed quickly so bbq at your own pace so you don’t feel rushed. Place could use an upgrade in decor. Smores at the end were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always good & Friendly & attentive staff Nothing more to add except they didn’t have our favorite dish since it was a seasonal item But that will not stop us from going back TY

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No soap in the restroom.

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Karl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Just very hot towards the back and the noise volume is loud but you are still able to hear each other

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Penny
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food is delicious. Friendly service. Definitely recommended.

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LucianaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant! Food and service are always amazing. (The bathrooms could be cleaner.)

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christinei
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, as always! Love it here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and cool experience. Friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I usually go for the meat lovers deal and this time they had the waygu beef deal and it sealed the deal! We got some garlic rice with some pork belly and kobe and it was perfectly made and delicious and had a nice cozy spot to ourselves. We had an amazing night.

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Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village is rated 4.6 stars by 1762 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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