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
Very cool and cozy spot, loved it!
Great spot. Glad it’s back open. Been there many times over the years. Will be back.
Fantastic HH daily deals, great food and fantastic service
The ambience in the restaurant was amazing. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Great team work and wonderful environment.
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
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
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.
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.
Not enough staff so service is slow, but I won't blame it on the existing staff though
Excellent place otherwise
Thanks for a nice night. See you soon.
The Waiter was awesome
Not our first time. Always a great dining experience.
It was deliciously pleasing
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!
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.
Wonderful night at my favorite place. Definitely worth my money and my time. Will be back very soon!!
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?
Had a good dining experience as always
Nice service even we arrived early and the staff conveyed us to the table
Nice menu with reasonable price, would come again
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.
The place was nice and the food was decent!
Food was delicious and service was great as usual!
High quality meat
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.
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
We enjoyed this meal so much, the authentic Japanese BBQ experience and the staff were excellent.
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!
Food quality decreased. Use to be way better. Would not go back for a while
Super salty food....but serv
Never been to the downtown location but was a fantastic experieince!! Loved it! Service was fabulous and fast!
Very friendly staff, delicious food, and very reasonable prices!
So much fun! Food was really great! We all had a lot of fun!
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.
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.
👍😋always yummy & very fulfilling
Good fast food. Consistent with other locations. Food came out fast to cook at our table. Great menu selection and happy hour.
Great food and service!
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.
Great service and good food. My favorite neighborhood dining spot. Thanks for reopening this location!!
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.