Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village

4.7
1782 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 1782 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool and cozy spot, loved it!

NC
vipNCAMP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Glad it’s back open. Been there many times over the years. Will be back.

C
Chris
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic HH daily deals, great food and fantastic service

CR
CRYSTALS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The ambience in the restaurant was amazing. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Great team work and wonderful environment.

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yukie
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service is totally different than before. No one ask for refill drinks, no one help to change the grill until you asked. And all the dishes are salty. Maybe holiday too busy

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful experience there. Worth the money you pay. The food is really good and quantity is apt. The bottled sake was wonderful to go with the food. Will definitely be visiting again

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was good but the service was TERRIBLE. We chose this place because it’s available at 10:15 pm which is the time I made the reservation. Once it passes 9:00pm, I got multiple phone calls and messages asking if we can come early. They also said they close at 10:15 which is now true. I like the food but would NOT recommend if you plan to come here according to your reservation time because the host will change it based on their availability. I give 3/5 stars for the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences I have had. The service was great as well as the quality of food. Depending on your party size it can get expensive but it is worth the cost.

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actoraine
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Not enough staff so service is slow, but I won't blame it on the existing staff though

Excellent place otherwise

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thanks for a nice night. See you soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waiter was awesome

JR
JRHD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first time. Always a great dining experience.

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sazoncito
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was deliciously pleasing

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night yet again!!! The server who's name appeared on my receipt i'm not too sure who she was. I was attended by two females and the one who initially took my order seemed a bit nonchalant about what i was ordering but the other female who was bringing the items was a sweetheart. Got me extra utensils. Explained how long to cook certain items and overall made my experience better. I hope she was the one who received my 20 dollar tip!

TZ
TedZ
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food. I am a person who doesn’t spend 20-30$ on a meal but Gyu Kaku is well worth the money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful night at my favorite place. Definitely worth my money and my time. Will be back very soon!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My reservation was for 10, we were seated and immediately took turns using the restroom while my bf was in the restroom the waiter came to take the order and I told him we just got here and my bf will need to look at the menu, he told me well the bar is going to close. I ordered plum wine and because of the rush my bf just got water, he came back 3 mins later wanting the food order so I told him what I remembered ordering previously because I felt so rushed and couldn’t even look at the menu.

The shrimp came out and did not look or smell fresh, he took it away and didn’t offer a replacement because the kitchen was closed, the check was placed on the table as we were still eating, and the bottled sauces were removed. It was a horrible first experience for my bf. Why take 10pm reservations if you’re going to make your guest feel like they have to inhale their food?

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

Had a good dining experience as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service even we arrived early and the staff conveyed us to the table
Nice menu with reasonable price, would come again

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Foodlover
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food is good. The problem is that the service is too efficient. We ordered the preset meal for 4. Too many plates are put out at each course. I felt rushed to grill our food. They should reduce down the number of plates put out at each course as the table becomes very crowded and messy to navigate as a result. Note....no free refills on sodas and no hot tea available. Really??? No hot tea at a Japanese restaurant...never experienced that before.

Restaurant needs an update. Bathrooms messy, smelly and unclean when I used.

Gave a big tip for the meal. Waiter still gave us another bill for a $3 iced tea after we already paid because it was missed on the original bill. Yeah....stupid and embarrassing for us and the restaurant. Will move on and find another BBQ place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place was nice and the food was decent!

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Meganagu
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great as usual!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality meat

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My party arrived on time and it took the host 20 minutes to seat us. It wouldn’t be such a huge issue except she didn’t seat anyone else. So several parties were tightly packed in the waiting area with no breathing room during a time when we should be social distancing due to Covid. The seating areas were empty and our host really took her time to accommodate anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

NEVER AGAIN

The owners clearly do not care about my review.

I went there with my sister for dinner, the hosts sat us fast. The server was terrible he kept forgetting our drinks & even food items we ordered. And when I tried to wave down the Manager he put one finger up and turned away. Never came back. I will never go there again.

Management is terrible I should've noticed before we sat down & spent $300 for the worst service.

WE REGRET IT

GF
GinaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this meal so much, the authentic Japanese BBQ experience and the staff were excellent.

TM
TizM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The host was very nice and notified of us of all the specials and happy hour details. The ambiance was better at their 42nd st location but the vibe was almost as good and it just was very comfortable. Safe to say me and my wife had a good time!

CC
ChoC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food quality decreased. Use to be way better. Would not go back for a while

KK
KouKev012812
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience3

Super salty food....but serv

BG
BethG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to the downtown location but was a fantastic experieince!! Loved it! Service was fabulous and fast!

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VRam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, delicious food, and very reasonable prices!

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sushijunky
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Amir
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
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
447 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
23 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

👍😋always yummy & very fulfilling

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Yummilicious
San Diego
40 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
19 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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Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village is rated 4.7 stars by 1782 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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