Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Greens, daikon radish, tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell pepper, egg and house dressing
BBQ Calamari Miso*
Miso Chili Wings
Chicken wings coated in a zesty miso spicy, crunchy garlic sauce
It was very fun
Love the food and menu selection!
Great concept to share food in groups. The Happy Hour was great and the prices are fine. Waiters were very attentive.
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?
Amazing food and great service!
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!
good food, poor service, dingy restaurant, smelly bathroom
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.
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.
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
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.
Wish the bathrooms were cleaner and maintained better, but food and service is consistently excellent
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.
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.
Service level was not consistent with other locations.
Great food and service. Definitely recommend!!
My friends and I love this place. The drinks are phenomenal and their happy hour is amazing.
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!
My kids love this place and it’s clearly very popular. I leave every time thinking how dirty it is.
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.
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
No soap in the restroom.
Great food! Just very hot towards the back and the noise volume is loud but you are still able to hear each other
Great! Food is delicious. Friendly service. Definitely recommended.
Love this restaurant! Food and service are always amazing. (The bathrooms could be cleaner.)
Great food and great service, as always! Love it here!
Had a great time and cool experience. Friendly staff!
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.
We ordered the meal for 4 people and enjoyed cooking the meats over the grill. They brought us a lot of food (good bang for your buck) and were surprised that every dish was really tasty. Further, the waitress was very attentive and made it a fantastic experience.
Hands down impressed, our waiter was Faye who is very attentive very quick and met our every needs in a timely matter very great person!!
This place definitely has a chain-like atmosphere. I do enjoy getting Japanese style BBQ over Korean style, the side dishes are a little more enjoyable for me. The service was ok, there was a little wait to get seated upon arriving. Food was also what I expected and wasn’t mind blowing but I enjoyable.
After reopening, quality of food and service got bad. Rice was hard. Their salad dressing changed and it has a strong taste of garlic.
I used to like dining at this place but very disappointed at their service and food.
Food was great! Waiter was rude, inattentive, and ignored our requests to order more meats for the table so we got the check instead.
First visit but I will definitely be back with friends & family.
Great food !! service could’ve been quicker and faster but other than that food was amazing
It was my first experience with Japanese BBQ, and I loved it. I will return soon.
From the moment we walked in the host greeted us with such joy and made us feel welcomed. José, was an awesome server even though it was pretty busy he kept up with us and made sure we was good. My boyfriend really enjoyed himself and loved the food it was his first time. Thank you so much we will definitely be back again.
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!
Great food!! Definitely recommend and will be back soon again.
Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village is rated 4.6 stars by 1768 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.