Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.
What 77 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great evening with a big group. Unfortunate that the manager was inflexible about seating a big group ( with a reservation) until all of us arrived and was rude about seating us. It took about 20 minutes before someone took our drinks order.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place😄

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, atmosphere and food!

IM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente service and food prepared, nice retiraba with clean restrooms and good environment

TT
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service! A fun dinner with friends!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Gyu-Kaku has us coming back everytime, and we love it so much we seldom try any place else. You get to cook your own meat to tasty perfection. The staff are energetic, and helpful. Be warned, this place is popular and busy, so a reservation is recommended.

B
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great as usual!

KP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was busy but the service was still pretty fast . Parking is limited to I would suggest lyft or park on the street .

HB
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like taking friends who have never been there before. I tell them I am 'giving them the experience'. They all love it! Buying a package meal is a good deal.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress, Marisol was very friendly and the food were delicious. We had the spicy addicting cucumber and fried tuna volcano as our appetizers, which is made of fried rice with tuna on top and sweet soy sauce as the base. As for meats, we had the Bistro Hangers, Kobe short ribs, and Harami in Secret Pot (skirt steak). We also has the shrimps and mushrooms marinated in pesto sauce.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The concept is good but the execution leaves to be desired; having a small grill to share among friends in the middle of the table makes me think of a slow conversation friendly meal that one can have at an easy pace. However the raw food is brought on to the table all at once making the table crammed and giving the feel of being rushed (also presenting the check without asking if we wanted anything else TWICE).
The restaurant is also very loud, so much in fact that i hard to sustain a normal voiced conversation. The food is ok but their are pricing it a bit too much for the quality or experience you are getting. More than likely will not be returning to this establishment.

WA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious but it is too loud makes it a little hard to enjoy the moment with the guests

CO
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food ,great concept well organized would definitely come back

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Good food.

DW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I've been going to this place for about 3 years and this was by far the worst experience I have ever had at this restaurant. The food was not properly cooked. The service was terrible. It took at least 45 mins for appetizers to come out and when it came out it wasn't even properly cooked. Very disappointing

T
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Regretfully the taste of tail soup was different from original Japanese (korean) taste, which was modified in some Mexican way.

S
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place to hang out with friends! Good are great and it is better to book in advance to avoid waiting for table in peak hours

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Cockroaches!! We told the manager and he said they have an infestation problem. I had two guys come and kill one I saw crawling behind a booth. Still made us pay for the apps we ordered before we walked out disgusted. Poor management and leadership on all parts.

Oh! Also didn’t let me order a glass of wine because I didn’t have my ID on me, I’m 29 and I was at dinner with my 30 year old husband who showed them his ID. Against the law in TEXAS from TABC website “Texas state law does not require that a person over 21 provide any identification to purchase alcohol in Texas. There is nothing in the law that declares specific forms of ID as “valid” for an alcohol purchase.”

f
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. It does not disappoint. There is a wide selection of food to choose from, even for my toddler

MP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too many zip code challenged individuals confronting you for money. Parking is terrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Thank you!

BP
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only complaint is the AC was blasting. We were freezing in the desperate room

ET
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service throughout, Khia was quick, attentive, and friendly. She made sure we understood the menu and process and made some great suggestions. This was overall a very fun experience for us, my eight year-old son can not stop talking about it to family and friends.

UV
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was slow, server burned our meat, took forever to get a replacement, and didn’t even apologize or provide any kind of compensation.

TD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The first time we dine in every thing was good. That is why we came back for second. But weren’t happy because the meat portion was so small and my husband notice and didn’t like is the mop guy dragging the mopping bucket in the middle during and he did not like that a lot. The water seems so filthy. Second the 3 bottles condiments are sticky outside the bottle. Cleanliness is very important for food business. Thanks

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was dumb

CB
Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed it. Good food for value.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great! Made a reservation but they couldn’t find it so we waited less than 5 minutes to be seated, but we were seated in the back. It was super busy that night so we waited a bit for our waiter but food was great and place overall was nice.

JO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend to make a reservation, I did it online and we were seated maybe 10 min or less after arriving. My first time here the experience was just meh but this time it was great.

MJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!! Garlic noodles are a must!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and i enjoyed our first Korean bbq experience! The waitstaff was friendly and helpful! The food and drinks were amazing! Such a great date night-and under $100!!! Winning!

BD
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend this place, always great service, and if you’re looking for something new to try with friends or family I would definitely come here

BB
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going to this restaurant & first time eating like this. Me & my boys loved it! So fun. I would have liked a bigger table because there was no room with all the delicious foods. I am hooked on the fried chicken, it's not like American fried chicken.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here almost every weekend. It’s such a relaxing environment and the food is amazing!!!! Everything I’ve tried was so good. 10/10 every time. Not one bad experience.

j
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here with my toddler and husband and we really enjoyed the variety of food and drinks.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I love coming to this place, I always have positive things to say. The only thing I will say is that when we ordered our soft drinks (sprite and coke) they were really flat. We sent them back and let our server know. He then returned with new soft drinks that tasted the exact same. We didn’t bother to say anything at this point, we figure we would just drink them and have some water after.

This was not a big deal, however, I would suggest the server try out the soft drinks before sending out new ones. I’m sure the co2 was probably just low..... Other than that, our experience was great.

TW
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a great time as usual. It was my son's birthday and was cool whenever the staff sang the birthday song to him! Waiter was so-so...

TJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!! The service was great and the food was even greater. Cool spot for a date night w/ my hubby. 😊😍

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, very nice server. The drinks were awesome as well!

JE
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE THIS PLACE, ALWAYS GOOD EXPERIENCE. EVERY TIME I TAKE SOMEONE THEY LOVE IT ALSO

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