Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village

4.6
1758 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

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Casual
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We're Back! 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:

- 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 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.

- There may be limits on party sizes.

- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.

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What 1758 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RomanO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow and the food not as good as it used to be before covid menu is limited and can't edit what's in some the dishes like you used to before I asked to add corn to ramen shio she said oh we can't do that you need to order different type of ramen to have corn and its not like I was not willing to pay extra for it if needed I also said to the waitress no onions in anything because friend allergic she did good but I told her you can put the other veggies and she kept giving me the rice without the veggies even after saying ok. I told my friends this place is amazing but I felt let down by how the dinner turned out.

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scib
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, good prices! Services was ok nothing great but food made up for it

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WinstonZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My sister and I made a reservation for 6pm, the hostess was rude and just blanking ask you what your name is and tell you to wait at the side. When we got sat down no one explained the menu, the waitress came 10 mins after to give us water and seem to be in a rush, I have to tell her at that moment that we are ready to order because she seem to about to leave and leave us hanging again. Food is good but service is bad overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience the service was great the food was delicious and the happy hour and prices are good

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Made a Mothers Day reservation at this location to celebrate my mom and enjoy some good food. We’ve been here in the past and had a great time previously. For the most part we had a good time on our latest visit but we had an issue with our waiter. From the moment he introduced himself he seemed to have an attitude and came across as unpleasant. Half way through our meal we were told we’d be getting a new waiter because our waiter would be going on a lunch break. That would be fine but our waiter did not leave the restaurant and continued to serve guests other than me and my mom. It came across as if he didn’t want to serve us specifically. We were given another waiter who was great but at the end of our meal the original waiter who didn’t seem to want to serve us came back with my check. I left a nice tip because regardless of the service the food was great and we had a nice time. On top of that I know people have rough days, times are tough lately and I wouldn’t want to deprive our waiter of a tip just because they may be having a bad day. He perked up a-lot when he saw the tip I left and the change from attitude to pleasant was instant, I just wish that was the service I was provided with originally. Other than that the food was good as usual but I wouldn’t go back to this location after the service we had.

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JavierM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They don't told me about happy hour.also they don't suggest food.
Also no knapkings..
We left good tips, anyway.
My friend Golf , please talk to you customers. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated in the back on plush couch’s. Very cozy & decent drinks to complement the food. Everything we ordered came out fast!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience of cooking your own meats was very enjoyable, and the food was excellent. They have great value options such as the meat lovers for 2 people and other options for 3 person and 4 person groups. The service was good and the price wasn’t bad at all. I would recommend to try it out.

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Sage
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really love the Gyu Kaku chain and experience. Although, no matter what location we go to, they always drop the check right after dinner. Never asking if another round is wanted, dessert menu, nothing. Always a downer after a really good dinner.

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Visi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great staff, only wish they had outdoors dining

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server Roberto was amazing. Meats were a little salty

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Cedarsong
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always love this place! I have been going to Gyu-Kaku for years and it seldom dissapoints

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday for my lady and she enjoyed this so much. I quote “Best birthday ever”!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night!

JB
JayBird
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant and I highly recommend! KK our server was phenomenal, we will be requesting him on our next visit!

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SadS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, food was good and service was super fast

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KylieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favorite place in the entire world - if there is a GYU, I'm going

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LucianaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a great place!

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

Such a fun place! The food was delicious and good quality

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍always good

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vipFaridat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Terrible service both at the reception (obnoxious),as well as at the table. They absolutely didn’t care, food quality has deteriorated drastically as well. Will not be going back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love Gyu Kaku! Food never disappoints me

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I don’t think the occasion you pick matters because I chose for my Anniversay and they tried to give me a table by the dishes with no privacy others then that it was fine

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JulieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST LUNCH RESERVATIONS EVER!

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niqueke
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food tasted old

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Dais
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Gyu-Kaku is a fun place and meat is of good quality. Cooper Squ/East Village is the best location of Gyu-Kaku in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robinson was amazing we really appreciated him being our server. I wish i could have applied my points but the lady rushed us out

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep up the great work

YA
YeniA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great and the food is amazing. Would definitely go again.

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TempesttW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork bimbimbap is amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

The host was on his phone as we walked in. We were not greeted or anything. A few minutes later, he realized that we were just standing there and asked if we were being helped. I ordered cheese wontons & the center was cold. When they “remade” it was basically burnt. I was just over it at that point. This used to be my favorite location, but the service has fallen off.

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vippjc01
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meat was under-marinated, first time having this issue, normally 5 start every time i go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server and he provided us with awesome recommendations for us first timers. Will definitely come back!

YZ
YueyingZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for gatherings of 3 -4 people. Decent foods and comfortable environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ME&MY HUSBAND WERE SO HAPPY TO HAVE A DAY OFF AND MAKE LUNCH RESERVATIONS!

JJ
JJJJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They have new rules since they had a fire. Which affects the food, and I would honestly go to another location before I went back here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It’s was cool could have better service waiter’s was not attentive to customers. Place seemed to have renovations in progress , guessing because of the pandemic ... Hope next experience better

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Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | East Village is rated 4.6 stars by 1758 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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