Celebrate Mother's Day with us here at Gyu-Kaku! Cook a delicious meal for Mom right at your own table! We'll do all the hard work, all you have to do is grill!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Celebrate Easter with us here at Gyu-Kaku! We're OPEN! Dine with us by the fire and enjoy the experience of cooking right at your own table!
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Went to meet up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while, we were both unfamiliar with Japanese bbq and the staff was very helpful and attentive and the food was amazing. Would definitely come again.
Fun place to get together. Not too much food, so if you have a BIG appetite, this might not be for you. If you’re tired of being over fed this place is fine. A reasonable amount of food for your money. Service is helpful and friendly.
I love the vibrant feel of this place! I definitely would return to try more dishes. All the food was amazing. Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks were affordable for the neighborhood.
Excellent service. My server, Lindsey, was very attentive, and always service with a smile. I go to this chain restaurant often, but this time was the best.
We had a good time we got 2 meat lovers i think it was $65 for 2 people which is pretty good for NYC it was 3 of us and it was more than enough food which we were pretty skeptical about upon our arrival. I do wish we could’ve chosen what seasoning we could put on our meat. Over all we’ll definitely go back.
We used to love coming to Gyu Kaku - the food, service, ambiance - loved it all, but the whole place has really gone downhill. The food was not what I've come to expect of Gyu Kaku - tasteless and tough. The restaurant itself was run down and not very clean. Our server - although very nice and sweet, wasn't very good and was definitely not very attentive. Our reservation was for 6:30 but we showed up at 6 -- NOT busy at all. We should not have had to ask the host to find our waiter. Finally, when making the reservation using OpenTable, I noted that it was my daughter's 10th birthday and asked that something special be done. When it came time for dessert, our waiter had NO IDEA about my special request. It made everything awkward and uncomfortable bc we had to ask her to check our reservation for special instructions IN FRONT OF MY DAUGHTER. Sorry Gyu Kaku - there's no longer a reason for us to come back to your restaurant.
I've been here a few times before this and this time was a huge disappointment.
My wife and I came here for a small celebratory dinner. The staff at this East Village location is easily the friendliest staff we have ever met at a restaurant! We both came away from the meal hoping to come back soon.
Nice. The good place to eat with friends.
Amazing experience! Definitely recommend . Amazingly attentive staff, great service. Food was exceptional, drinks were good as well.
I made an Open Table reservation and noted it a SPECIAL OCCASION FOR TWO BIRTHDAYS and we received NOTHING until I complained!!! Also, the Manager went to OTHER TABLES yet NOT ours!!! I spent $106.70 in cash with a generous tip!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED and DISGUSTED!!!
Wonderful value for Happy Hour (especially suited for pre-theater dining at Public). Have enjoyed the food here many times in the past. This time there was a small glitch in one part of our order and our server requested (and was granted by the manager) that the item in question be removed from our bill.
We were first timers at the barbecue. We told the staff this and felt they could have been way more helpful and attentive.
My daughter, grandaughter and I went there because we had tickets for Blue Man Group and it was close by. We had 5:00 reservations, and weren't seated until 5:30. That being said, I got lost finding the place and a very nice employee stayed on the phone and directed me there. The food was also good, I am gluten-free and my grandaughter is a vegetarian and we had NO problem ordering very tasty food. I would certainly go again!
This restaurant is our regular going restaurant. We evaluate this very well. However, this time our waiter was so inexperienced and he did mid order and mis charge. We do hope Gyu-Kaku can spend more time for training new people.
AMAZING! Food was to die for. We were so full! Had such a wonderful time.
It was amazing. Great food and great staff highly recommended
So far, I only go to Gyu-Kaku every ten years. I will definitely be coming here in 2028!
The food here was amazing and the fact that we got to cook our own food made it even better. Definitely a night to remember and will be coming back.
Valentine’s Day was wonderful . Great music , food and service
Had a great time
Had fun dining here! You cook the food yourself so it's an experience. The restaurant is inexpensive and if you order the pre-determined menu of meat selections.. you really get a good deal!
I’ve been going to GK for 10+ years and my recent visit was by far the worst.
Went here for valentines day. The food was really yummy and you can tell that the meat was fresh. Although pricey, the experience was worth it. The waiters were very helpful and taught you how to cook the meats properly if you didn't know how to already. The drinks were really yummy and we are excited to come back for the happy hour cocktails which are half off.
Food was incredible and the service was great.
Still waited for 20 mins although we made a reservation
It was slow getting seated and our order taken but we overheard the hostess say they were transitioning between lunch and dinner services so staffing was a bit off. Otherwise it was great as usual.
Great loyalty program. Food is good. Will come back
My boyfriend and I always find ourselves coming back here for date night and we never regret it . We do always wait a bit when we have reservations but never for long. We always order something different and always enjoy it, the waitress we had was Oy and she was so nice and sweet she even explained some Japanese phrases they say which I thought was really cool, she changed the grill after each meat we grilled and kept checking in on us, I really liked her service. It’s definitely noisy but it’s a popular place and is expected
Loud, crowded, a very young clientele, and fabulous food! Fun cooking our own meal at the table.
Unfortunately my experience at Gyu Kaku was not good. The food tasted good, cooking the meat on the grill was fun and it was very inexpensive. BUT both my boyfriend and I got extremely sick before even making it home that evening. Last time we ate at Gyu Kaku we did not feel well after either but thought we just ate and drank a lot. This time was pure proof that unfortunately we got sick because it is CHEAP FOOD. The pain in my stomach, I cant even describe. Steak for 6 dollars, we honestly should have known. I would not recommend Gyu Kaku to anybody unless you are just going to drink at Happy Hour. The cheap price is not worth the stomach pain. I will not be returning to Gyu Kaku and I am warning you now!
One of my favorite spots in NY. Usually service is good but this time wasn’t good at all. Server was inattentive. Garlic rice was too salty and had too much onions
Lovely dinner and drinks.
I love this place and go back many times. The turnaround time for server is quite rapidly, we do not see the usual faces anymore. There is a mixture in the crew, some are very nice and efficient and alert, while some just provide the standard with no wow factors.
However, we will give them the time to master the place and provide excellent service on our next visits. Maybe at the end of the day, the technician will check out the burner to ensure fire will distribute evenly not just on one side only. Opening the rim does not solve the problem.
We will be back as this is our favorite place for gathering!
Food was great! However the serving size for the Teriyaki chicken portion could have been larger.
Food was very good and fresh.
Very good service and food! Waitress and other staff were attentive. Good portions and quality. Love the food.
Food was great. But the server was horrible. The table was not big enough for 8 ppl; he never came by to ask if everything was okay nor did anyone come change the grill plate once. Never have I experienced such bad service at gyu kaku. Very disappointed as a regular.
best date ever.
Meal and service was great ! We had Kobe selection for 2 .