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About Gyu-Kaku - East Village

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in the East Village is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in New York! Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats! Enjoy an ice cold beer as you grill your own meat. Happy Hours offer the best deals on food and drinks, so be sure to wind down and get the night started right with us.

34 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Everyday 11:30AM–3PM
*Lunch specials only available
during week days

Dinner
Mon–Thu: 3PM–11PM last call
Fri & Sat: 3PM–12AM last call
Sun: 3PM–10PM last call

Happy Hour
Lunch: Mon–Fri 11:30AM–3PM
Dinner: Everyday 3PM–6PM &
Mon–Thu: 9:30PM–11PM last call

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(212) 475-2989

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/

Entertainment:
Playing Sports everynight on two 42" LCD

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

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

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

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Gyu-Kaku - East Village Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Happy Hour (26)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Great for Lunch (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Romantic (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (6)
Great Beer (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Spicy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

I have been going here for years, but their new management is terrible! They did not honor our reservation (we had to wait 40 min) and it was so crowded in the waiting area that we were constantly being pushed. Once we were finally seated, we were served MOLDY food twice! Their excuse the second time was that “all of it is like that”. They have also changed the menu and raised prices. When I complained to various employees throughout the night, they all encouraged me to write an email to their new management because even they were unhappy. STAY AWAY!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food and friendly ambiance (there were multiple birthday parties thrown here), but our grill was faulty and hot oil constantly splattered towards us. It actually got on my face TWICE, and I was trying to call the server to do something but they were hard to reach. It’s a legitimate safety hazard and they should check the grill to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was such an amazing experience, I came here for my anniversary with my boyfriend and it took a bit of convincing to get him to go but it was worth it! We did make a reservation and we did have to wait for our table for about 15-20minutes but the experience was worth the wait! It is a noisy place but it is still romantic and personal. I definitely recommend coming here for special occasions or just to have dinner the food is amazing!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lots of food - cuts of meat were very good. Service was excellent. Good bang for your buck.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

awesome food and setting. great for group. staff was very kind.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the best places and experiences to have.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything was great. Open table app had a bug, the restaurant side of the app errorfully adjusted the time by 24 hrs. Gyu fixed it and we for our table as promised.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Love this place and location. Food is great and very affordable during lunch. Crew there are great as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing food and for a great price! The lunch special is so worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Extremely noisy but very good food and good service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great experience to bring my boyfriend for his birthday. Food was excellent, decent service and a great deal on the meal. Always a pleasure to come to gyu kaku.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went after a play at the Public Theater and really enjoyed our experience. We liked the variety of the special dinner we ordered. The s'mores were a fun touch and the cocktails were very good.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We arrived at 8pm on Saturday evening. We had to wait only a short tim despite the businessmen of the restaurant. The menu is geared for everyone. You can choose a little or a lot. Great for sharing! Quality of the food was terrific. Th service was spot on. All in all a fun time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I went with my dad who is always working and rarely goes to restaurants. Everyone was so nice and the food was so good. He loved it! He even learned to use chopsticks so he could get the full experience. It was great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Just so happened to stumble upon this gem on a trip to New York.
Was a great experience, great atmosphere and the food was amazing.
I have already gone back since then and the best service.
Awesome place for a date, special occasion or just a nice location to grab a drink.
My new favorite spot.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

good prices, experience and food. Great option for big partys

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This place has the most amazing happy hour in town. I highly recommend it. There are a lot of options to choose from, so it's good to get some guidance from your server. The setting is a little cheesy but good for group settings.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our first time. Loved it. Great food, great service. We‘ll come back!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This place is really good . The workers are helpful and nice and the food is great and affordable and the music is great too.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This place was incredible and I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a delicious meal that you will never forget!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

I love coming here to eat, it's never too noisy for me and I get the best service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My favorite place i go there at least 4x a month. I love the atmosphere and the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I LOVE this place. I've had a bunch of outing at this restaurants. The service is really good and the food is AMAZING! The drinks are what you expect from an Asian restaurants in that they are very sweet and you really cannot taste the alcohol.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A bit underwhelming; small portions for the price. Check your bill if you buy the price fixe menu to make sure they don't charge you a la carte, too. It was corrected, but took some time. I really don't understand the S'mores for desert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Favorite spot in East Village area for reliably delicious japanese bbq. You grill your own items, but there are plenty of prepared options as well. Booths are spacious and service is gracious and attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Birthday. Service was inconsistent.

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

So delicious! I am hooked on it, prices aren't so bad and I highly recommend! My new favorite restaraunt!!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I have visited this restaurant in different states. The beef was especially salty for my dinner. It had never happened before, so I had to drink a whole lotta water. Also it was COLD!! Idk if it's the AC or whatsoever.. The dessert was good. The service was good. Just a little disappointed since the beef didn't taste as good as it was

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

A great place for special occasions:)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Whenever my friend from college comes into town we go here. Food is always great and the overall experience never disappoints. We book through OpenTable and it works every time. Amazing place

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

This is the first review I've ever done! THE PLACE WAS AMAZING! I went on a date, and I didn't know what to expect after reading mixed review. GUYS! IT WAS GREAT! the staff was very friendly, no one rushed us, everything was explained to us! Such a great date-night idea! please go and try it yourself!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Gyu Kaku never disappoints. The service is always outstanding and the food always good. No matter if there are not many people at the restaurant or if it is packed. They are always consistently great.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Words can't explain how spectacular the service is at Gyu Kaku. The food here is amazing and worth it for its price. I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great lunch specials and happy hour! Great ambiance and staff!

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Gyu-kaku is always a great idea. I love their Happy Hour deals and their lunch deals are even better. They have a great variety of options to choose from. The staff and service has been superb lately. I have been to gyu-kaku for about 7 years already, I highly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Gyu-Kaku is a favorite at lunchtime when prices are slashed on the same delicious, healthy food that you get at dinner time. There's something for meat-eaters, vegetarians, and carb-watchers--and the setting makes every meal feel like an occasion.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We would definitely go here again. Met up with some friends for drinks and had a semi date night after also grabbing a table for 2. The atmosphere was nice. The service was good. The meat/poultry/fish was very well seasoned. The steak will melt in your mouth.We had the Fuji for 2 people,which came with a variety. Portions are small but very filling. Overall experience was good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent. They never disappoint. 5$ drinks at the bar

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food is very good but there seems to be a rush not that you have to cook and eat it all at once. We where there for an hour and half talking, drinking, cooking and eating at our own pace.

The meats are exceptional and the deals are very good. But as usual, I had forgotten that there is more food than two can eat.

Really must learn how to order ala chart.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I took my mom here for her birthday. She and I had so much fun time cooking on the grill. Such a creative and fun place to eat. Would recommend to anyone for any occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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