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Gyu-kaku - Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown, Houston, TX

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown

4.3
4.3
351 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Spending time with Friends and Family is what Gyu-Kaku is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of "Shared Plates"

We want our food dining experience to inspire laughter, conversation, and amazing times! You can't help it - with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. Our friendly staff aspires to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the PERFECT choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.

Please note: 15 minutes grace experience and may not seat incomplete parties.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 750-9520
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
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Experiences

  • Next Stop, Japan - Hokkaido Yakiniku Experience

    $45.00 per person

    Aug 3 - Dec 15, 2023
    "Imagine you are traveling Hokkaido, the second largest and northernmost island on the archipelago of Japan. The culture is rich with native history and language, festivals, and year-round modern activities. This limited time prix fixe course is available in increments of 2 and includes appetizers, signature Gyu-Kaku BBQ items and new seasonal favorites. About Gyu-Kaku: Our authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbecue) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming smokeless grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or a non-alcoholic option of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends, family, and co-workers alike!"
    Next Stop, Japan - Hokkaido Yakiniku Experience Photo

What 351 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Japanese

  • Houston

    Japanese

351 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food is ok for what you pay for with the fun family BBQ attraction. Meat is definitely better than the Korean BBQ on Westheimer and Louisiana. Could not rate higher the service as I didn’t appreciate at all one of the male waiters coming to shove all the plates at once on the table when there was not enough room on the table. Eating with your elbow in the raw meat is not cool. Noisy place too.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food wasn’t as good as previous visits. The waitress was very nice and helpful, as well as the rest of the wait staff.

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  3. DaisyN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of friends for the restaurant week, and we got a lot of food for a good price. The service was quick and food was great!

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  4. HollyB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    Everything was mostly great! I do have a few complaints. The actual restaurant seemed dirty/dingy, had peeling paint, water all over the floor which is a slipping hazard as I was walking to the bathroom, and just didn't look or feel very nice or welcoming inside. Also, a huge issue I have is with food is when shrimp is served to you and is not deveined. I don't want to see, let alone eat a piece of seafood, that still has its digestive tract/intestines inside of it. That is super gross. The server did bring us something else instead of the shrimp, which was aa great alternative. I would have loved to go back for the food/service because it was good, but will not be back based on the look/feel of the restaurant. I hope others are more well kept. Also, on my Open Table notes for our reservation, I said it was our son's 21st birthday and nothing was said or done about this at the restaurant. I shouldn't have to remind anyone of the notes added. It was a much missed opportunity and another reason I won't be going back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Got food fast but after that our server was practically nowhere to be seen. I’ve had better experiences here and this one was just one of the worst.

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  6. JakeO

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a date here and we really had a goodtime. It was the first we could actually cook in a restaurant. Great experience I think everybody should try at least once in their lives

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food portions were very small, hard lava cake.

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  8. HenrikR

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The gas burner at out table did not work, and eventually have to switch table - and we ordered Bibimbab rice which took over an hour to get. The waiter"forgot about it" despite us reminding him several times.

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  9. RogerH

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Be careful of the handlers outside the restaurant after 09:00 pm

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The restaurant ran out of ice, it took a long time get our food, the server was not really attentive, we frequently visit this location and this is the first time we have had horrible service

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  11. Mike

    Houston

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun meal with friends! Good food and great service! Highly recommend one of the all you can eat options!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comida muy buena 100 por ciento recomiendo 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍lo mejor de lo mejor

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  13. MitzieG

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    It was a busy night, but this is the norm. Expect to wait a little, even with a reservation. We waited about 15 min so not too bad. They didn’t bring out our appetizer until most of the rest of the entree was out. Then they didn’t have two shot glasses for the sake we ordered so we had to share one between the two of us. The food was excellent as usual, and luckily I’ve been there bunch of times so I knew what to do. Otherwise, we probably would’ve been a little lost with the lack of attention we got. I’ll definitely go back, but I would stick to less busy hours.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The air conditioning was not working and the service was very slow. The food was good. This is a restaurant with grills at every table. With no AC, it was very hot. We were celebrating a birthday, so I did not want to disrupt that. If it had been a normal dinner, we would have walked out, as many diners did.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    overall1food5service3ambience3
    Food was great but it was just toooooo hot to enjoy. Absolutely no ac circulating. Ruined the experience for us. And though it wasn’t an issue because we put the car seat in our booth, it wasn’t stroller accessible.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Place was so hot, not ac but good was good, and service was great

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mundo is the best server we ever had and we come often! He was on top of everything!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food only downside was they were out of garlic the most recent time I went so I couldn’t get a lot of the things I like such as the garlic fried rice and the garlic edamame. The service and food is very good tho bistro hanger steak is the best and love most the apps, would suggest getting the all you can eat.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was excellent and his recommendations were perfect, we had a great time and will be returning

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    First they wouldn’t seat us until our whole party was there (or course one of us was late). I hate that! The staff was uninterested, would show up at our table with 10 plates, drop them off with no explanation, leaving us confused on what is what, who’s dish is it, how long to cook. Whenever we asked for clarification, they were clueless. Overall, just a bad experience, I’m not going back there.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Gyu Kaku. As always, service was very fast and everything was fresh and delicious. Our grill was acting up, but the servers were there to help. Kalbi chuck rib & umakara beef is always our favorite with beef bibimbap (instead of plain rice.)

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! I loved it

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and I had a great time! I didn’t feel hovered over at all. Savannah was super nice and I enjoyed the birthday surprise at the end! Definitely would recommend for causal dining and get together

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent good as always.

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  25. Virginia

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to come back. Some of the best red meats and rice and vegetable dishes, made right in front of you.

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  26. GayC

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff recognized my daughter’s 30th birthday and may the evening so special. Service was outstanding and is always the food was amazing.

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  27. AshP

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ordered the lunch special for two and the variety of meat was so savory and rich!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    It was a very nice setting and the customer service was great but the food was not to our liking

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  29. StaceyL

    Houston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was a fun adventure but the quality of the meat is below par. Most of it has too much fat and the filet mignon was not the best cut of beef. The service and waitress/ers were excellent!

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  30. Anthony

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food quality went down , the food not as tasty as before, beef quality ain’t there got covered with marinating yet the flavor still lack of quality on the meat , understaffed one staff have to serve too many tables at 1 time and the price kept gone up

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  31. KatrinaL

    Omaha

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoy eating here the food I'd always good. They seemed a little slower getting our food to us than normal however the service over all was good. Our server Eddie did a great job.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was exceptional this day! i actually enjoyed myself and the food was fresh n good

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  33. AlisayF

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Very pleasant experience, only issue was lighting. When I tried taking pictures the lighting was very low and made our pictures come out poor.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We made a reservation as was waiting to be seated for about 7 mins. The host was not very welcoming, did not check to see if there was any more seating available upon request. It wasn’t very busy, however there was no bartender so our waiter was doing the best he could. We seldom were checked on. The fire was too high and so our meals were cooked practically well done every time. I’m assuming the restaurant was understaffed so I gave my waiter the benefit of the doubt as he was very sweet and apologetic. This is the second time I’ve been and I will say the service was not as good as the first time. I hope management gives my waiter some sort of appreciation because he did his best.

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  35. Kamala

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family reunion

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  36. Kyrsten

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous server and fantastic service right as they opened on Christmas Day. The food was delicious and the server was wonderful.

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  37. Scound

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Went with my teenage daughter before a Rocket game. Had reservations on a Friday at 4:30–early, right? Well, they were busy and we had to wait 25 min to be seated. Appeared to be a work shift change going on—lots of diners, young couples with kids, and empty or dirty tables. Lots of workers standing around appearing not doing much. Sign of the times with not enough help or not experienced? It appeared to be unorganized, to say the least. When we did get seated, we ordered and were alerted some items may also be out already. Sign of the times? We made some contingency orders just in case. Getting my beer and our food took a long time, but it eventually all came out in rapid succession. Didn’t get all what we ordered, but the contingencies may have confused them. The food was tasty, I must say. I’ve been to Korean style BBQs over many decades, and this Japanese style wasn’t much different. We ended up with various beef dishes, and they were all tender and tasty. Even the vegetables I cooked come out well. We ordered off the lunch menu, as that seemed to be always available, as it has less selections and quantity—just what we wanted—rather than the all you can eat menu for dinner. Can you imagine trying to get subsequent orders? For the quantity we did get and quality of food, it was very reasonable. Would I go back? No. I’ve had much better at other places around Houston (Korean) with much better coordinated service. The service was friendly though. If you’re not in a hurry and doing something in Midtown or Downtown, give it a try, but I think you can do better—so can they.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    The food and service is great, they have a homeless problem they come into the restaurant and go table to table asking for food. And only a few staff members will ask them to leave the place. And they wait in the parking lot to run to you at your car to ask again for money. Restaurant is good but going in and out is Saftey at your own risk.

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  39. MelodeeT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gyu-Kaku is always a casual, chill dining experience. The quality food and service without unnecessary frills. That happy hour pricing and selection is fantastic.

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  40. SamanthaC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wide selection of meats and different sides! Loved the the service and food was great!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 750-9520.

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown is rated 4.3 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown

510 Gray St, Ste A, Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Delivery, Takeout
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