Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village

4.6
1768 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 1768 people are saying
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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
6 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.

KC
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?

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

Amazing food and great service!

OT
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.

OT
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
3 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

OT
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
39 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.

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

Service level was not consistent with other locations.

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

Great food and service. Definitely recommend!!

OT
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.

DG
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
11 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
19 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

OT
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!

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

Had a great time and cool experience. Friendly staff!

OT
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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DrewL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

AG
vipAkikoG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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zzzzz
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was great! Waiter was rude, inattentive, and ignored our requests to order more meats for the table so we got the check instead.

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maddie6887
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit but I will definitely be back with friends & family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food !! service could’ve been quicker and faster but other than that food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Father’s Day

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Danielle
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first experience with Japanese BBQ, and I loved it. I will return soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Definitely recommend and will be back soon again.

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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.

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