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Gyu-Kaku - Houston

4.4
298 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Houston is the ideal spot for an amazing experience! 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon-Fri: 10:30AM–6PM
Sat-Sun: 11AM–6PM

Dinner
Mon–Thu: 4PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 4PM–11:30PM last call
Sun: 4PM–9:30PM last call

Happy Hour
Mon–Fri: 10:30AM–6PM
Sat & Sun: 11AM–6PM

Mon–Thu: 9PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 10PM–11:30PM last call
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Phone number
(713) 750-9520
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Houston can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 965-8874
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Smith St
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Parking details
Private Lot, Street
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ryzynforce (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

The food was good and plentiful. It was an enjoyable experience

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vipJogany (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2017

Great food. Great ambience. Not too loud. The client loved it.

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HungN (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2017

The food was delicious. The sauces was unique. The meat is tender. My only complain is the meat ran out too fast since it is so darn delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2017

Fantastic dinner with excellent service. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time, and the food was delicious. We will definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

Every time I'm here, I absolutely love it. I reserved a table online for my boyfriend and I. They sat us down at a tucked away little room with another couple. It was the perfect setting: comfortable, cozy, and a window to make the room seem bigger. The service was incredible. The waitress was upbeat, always friendly, and checked on us frequently. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. Their food is beyond delicious!! I can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

Amazing experience would recommend to everyone for every occasion

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DreaMac (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

Fantastic meal and fun in one. The atmosphere really takes it to the next level. The hostess needs to work on her interpersonal skills BUT the wait staff were very professional and attentive. The quality of the meats and freshness of the vegetables was great. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something new and fun.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2017

Absolutely wonder experience. Food and service was great and a lot of fun cooking your own food.

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jaymar (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

My only recommendation is, the food is brought out by runners and not the waitress. They move quickly, and speak fast....they should take more time to explain the dishes.
Also, once everything is out, there is no way to remember what each dish is....be nice to have a descriptor on/with each plate.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Great food, great experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Very fun and very hands on but it was very loud and super fast paced so we felt rushed

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Linda (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

The place is outstanding. Eve if you reserve a table you have to wait at least 30 mins, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

A unique dining experience and excellent food. Fun atmosphere. Even though it's a bit of a drive for me, we will likely return although probably just as a couple. There were 4 of us dining on this occasion and there were several plates on the table at any given point in time. The table was a little 'busy.' Also, the parking was a bit challenging. Parking spaces are limited and very small. They don't easily accommodate a full size pickup.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Great fun. Food/ service great

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EmmM (Houston)
1.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Poor service, very unprofessional. Manager on duty not responsive to complaint.

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vipFoodlover (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

So glad we had a reservation! Some people were sat outside in the cold. Delicious food. The table next to us was super loud but that's easily controlled.

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RaqP (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

The service here is very friendly and attentive. The food selection is note worthy too.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Super fun. Super tasty. I actually grew up in Japan and have been to a number of Gyukakus in Japan and they really do live up to the brand here in Houston. You can see by the number of Asian patrons in the restaurant, some of them Japanese like me seeking authentic taste from back home. I suggest going with a group of people (4-6 is ideal) so you can share various plates. Be ready to eat and have a good time cooking!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Great food! Service was okay. Made reservations and yet still had to wait. Very frustrating.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

This made cooking more fun. Loved the food and tge service. Only problem was the parking.

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