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East Village - Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village, New York, NY

Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village

4.7
4.7
1775 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.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 475-2989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    You are the Chef!!

  • Private party facilities

    Gyu-Kaku can host private parties for up to 45 people. We also offer a prix-fixe menu for larger groups. Contact in advance required for large, private events.

  • Private party contact

    Joseph Homma: (855) 435-6450

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Cooper Sq. / 3rd Ave (between E.5th & E. 6th)

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. Lot parking is available on 8th st and Cooper or E. 4th and Bowery.

  • Public transit

    6 train at Astor Place <br />R,W train at 8th Street

  • Entertainment

    Playing Sports everynight on two 42" LCD

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love coming here. It’s a great experience each time and good quality food
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Food was excellent and our service from Paul was great! We will definitely be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place
  4. ML

    MichalL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good location and a great concept. Love their loyalty program.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    1. Host kept saying 2 min for table but never got us at the bar so had to come back several times. Forgot about us so it took 20+ min 2. Crowd has deteriorated to an NYU student crowd so service levels have fallen 3. We were served a bowl of rice to share with a fork because they were out of spoons. Waiter gave us shrink wrapped to-go silverware at the table. Then came back 10 min later with a spoon 4. Was disappointed to see that we couldn’t order lettuce leaves on the side which I used to order all the time to make wraps 5. We were served in opposite order: first the good meats and then when that was done they came out with the chicken and vegetables 6. I will go back to midtown location in future as this location has gone downhill
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, and had the sweetest server.
  7. J

    Jasund

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a new experience for me. The food was delicious and the service was great!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service!! I come here often for all types of occasions be it casual or fancy and I always have an amazing time. The staff are so kind and friendly, definitely helps the experience when you’re new at grilling!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun time and good food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Super bbq!
  11. C

    Christian

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Sloppy clientele. Nice wait staff. V expensive cocktails , food was the real winner
  12. y

    yufanx

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The waitress served us had a very poor attitude. She is careless and indifferent.
  13. P

    Peanutgirl

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were extraordinary. My to go place when I want Japanese bbq. My party of four ordered the set menu for 3 people and the Tuna volcano appetizer. I was the only person that wasn’t full, so I ordered another dish of beef tongue, salmon and zucchini. Can’t wait to return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    It’s sad to see one of the authentic Jap chain now operated and managed by Thai with un-trained employees who look like they hate their lives. We definitely don’t feel welcomed by their attitude. The employees only smile at each other, while give customers cold, indifferent attitude and frowned face, which turned pleasant friend gathering into heavy hearted disaster with extremely negative energies. Guys, if you wanna enjoy Gyu Kaku, midtown east location is the only one that still has decency to make customer feel welcomed.
  15. S

    Spjutulf

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    It started out great, we were seated on time and quickly ordered one of the set menus. Drinks and food started coming out of the kitchen at a rapid pace, and it was delicious, however before the final round there was a 15-20 minute wait without any explanation, we did not mind too much as it gave us time to settle a little bit. It was a bit strange though that none of the service staff came by and said anything or explained the gap when the last round arrived, our server was busy with other tables the entire time and did not stop by. It was at this point the service took a turn for the worse. We had one final course, dessert, that we again had to wait for another 20 minutes without any explanation and our server was nowhere to be seen. It is at this point one of the hosts came up to our table, and he did excuse himself to be fair, and said that there was a party waiting for their reservation at our table to which we responded that we still had dessert coming and that we have had to wait quite a while. I understand there is a 1 hour 30 minute time limit, which was about when the host came by, but keep in mind that we had at this point waited for 35-40 minutes for the waiters to serve us the final courses. We then had to chase the waitstaff down to take our payment after waiting another 10 minutes. So all in all we were there for 2 hours of which 45-50 minutes was waiting for service and paying the bill. I'm not sure if they were short-staffed as there seemed to be plenty of staff and managers walking around, just not passing by our table. It is a shame, because the food and drinks were really good, to be let down by the service and made us feel bad that you are now making someone else wait for their table when the cause of delay was the service of the restaurant. Also if there are guests waiting, and it was important enough to approach us at the table to mention it, why do we as guests have to chase down the waitstaff so we can pay for our meal?
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Sat by the kitchen.
  17. MT

    MasakoT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I booked a few weeks in advance to celebrate my son’s 16th birthday and stated it was a celebration. I also updated the message and specifically asked to write happy birthday on the desserts we order. No accommodation was made and after almost $200 in spent for 3, I am deeply disappointed.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loveeee this place
  19. p

    pgirl

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food is good. Service is great. I will definitely come back again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meats for affordable prices. Fun for the whole family
  21. IG

    IdaysG

    Miami

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    I was disappointed at the quality of the meat, grillers and the condition of the restaurant. Will not be going back.
  22. AN

    AnNYCClassic

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday and it was a lot of fun, great atmosphere and delicious. One thing - the meat portions are TINY so each round everyone gets a bite of meat but not much more. We were talked into the 'YAKINIKU PARTY' menu which was a lot of different meats but not much of each one. If I were to go back, I'd order half as many meats but more volume of each so you have an idea of what each one is. That said, it was fun to try, and while it's not cheap, it was a satisfying meal and the guests enjoyed it!
  23. G

    Gyulover

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time with my family. Food was delicious as always, this location will always be my favorite.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Service was awesome, our server was really nice and explained us how to cook certain meat cuts. The music choices where on point, however it was probably too loud for the vibe going. I will definitely be coming back.
  25. SD

    SDeV

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Even though the restaurant was short staffed, since there were no bartenders or busers, our wait staff did their best to make sure we were taken care of.
  26. OA

    OontAllie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service, wish the full menu was available.
  27. JS

    JaclynS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally love this place! It's a fun experiential meal for all ages. The food is really fantastic the meats are all exceptional and it is quite enjoyable cooking the food in front of you. I personally am celiac/gluten-free and find this to be a great safe option and most of the sauces are gluten-free too!
  28. WW

    WendyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic! Attentive service and good food. We were a family of 2 adults two elementary age kids and the value meal was enough food for us. Overall an enjoyable and family friendly experience.
  29. FS

    FrankS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Lots of fun, interesting concept. As new patrons to Gyu-Kaku, our server, Golf, was very helpful and pleasant.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a solid experience with consistently tasty food and fun participation.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, delicious food. One of my favorite places from Japanese BBQ. The kimchi and gyu kaku salad are to die for. Always great service. 10/10
  33. GS

    GerryS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner, great for fun night out. Great for conversations. Wonderful staff.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, Mango Tango drink I had was really good. The Chef’s special for 2 was simply amazing. Always a great experience coming here.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Meat was not fresh
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my second time here and it did not disappoint! I love taking my friends who have been to Japan previously for the wonderful yakiniku grill and experience.
  37. JE

    JohnE

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    birthday lunch. amaIng service and A5 is to die for- a must
  38. DP

    DewaP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice! Tasty food
  39. SE

    SEBindy

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jackie was an amazing server. Great food and service. Tables could have been cleaner.
  40. DS

    DaisyS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening with lots of delicious food and dessert. Service was excellent. We’ll definitely return!

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 - New York, NY | East Village is rated 4.7 stars by 1775 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village 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

10:00 PM


Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village

34 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cooper Sq. / 3rd Ave (between E.5th & E. 6th)

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available. Lot parking is available on 8th st and Cooper or E. 4th and Bowery.

  • Public transit

    6 train at Astor Place R,W train at 8th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    You are the Chef!!

  • Entertainment

    Playing Sports everynight on two 42" LCD

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 475-2989

  • Private party facilities

    Gyu-Kaku can host private parties for up to 45 people. We also offer a prix-fixe menu for larger groups. Contact in advance required for large, private events.

  • Private party contact

    Joseph Homma: (855) 435-6450

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