Gyu-Kaku - Huntington Beach, CA

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Japanese
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Huntington Beach, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Orange County! Conveniently located right off the 405 Freeway and close to the Century Theatres.

Enjoy delicious grilled meats at your table in this beach city! 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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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MM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines diner

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K
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Initial server was pushy and rude (female). She quickly took our order then advised that she was rolling off. The second server was unavailable and hardly checked on us. The food brought to the table was not clearly explained... e.g., we order multiple orders of various meats -- for both sides of the table. The meat was plated on one plate without explanation. Hence, we were "waiting" for the additional plates. Servers failed to check on us as mentioned and failed to change out our grates. Annoyed by the lack of service, I asked for a napkin from a different employee. He was quick to scold me, saying, "he works the front and that I should ask my server". How rude! Terrible service. I guess it was bothersome since he, and our initial server + another employee were on a lunch break. If you are on break -- consider eating in the back -- not at the table next to me, a paying customer.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved danny!! He is always great!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was great!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit bright with the lights. Perhaps dim just a little at night. Otherwise all 5 stars.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Joey was awesome !

SC
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for celebrating with friends and family.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, quick service, happy server :)

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place! The meat is always so fresh and the workers are super attentive and know when to change the grill and you’re never left waiting! They just remodeled the place to look more modern. It’s more open and the dividers in between tables are gone. It’s less private but you get used to it. I would recommend this place to anyone!

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please bring back coconut marshmallows!

AL
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is kind of cold near the front door.

PC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal to enjoy with family.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were great and attentive. So grateful that they saved my sunglasses that fell off my purse and was there when I came back. Thank you!

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and will be back

AL
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Had reservations at 7pm didn’t get seated until 7:30pm. Was kind of frustrating having 8 people waiting to sit for 1/2 hr.

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Need to bring back coconut marshmellows

N
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It took a long time for everything we sat more than we ate, it was the first time service was as bad as it was and the slowest it was and the meat quality wasn't great either. On top of that it was very cold inside the restaurant at this very cold outside I hate wearing my jacket why I'm eating.
We will try it again hopefully service will be better and food quality will be better and the restaurant will be warmer inside.

GK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service, Great value. Enough said.

T
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ran out of everything and we were rushed.
Kudos to the staff who tried to make the experience better while the others were rushing.

LJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I go here at least once a yr to celebrate my brother's birthday. Last yr the menu was bad, but this yr there was a new menu that was much better .
We go at lunch .
The food was delicous as always and our waitress the best.
I highly recommend this place.

j
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome experience as always!

D
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit is the same, great tasting food with good service!

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I’ve rated the food low because I’m very disappointed they have not brought back the coconut marshmallows for the s’mores

LC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been going to Gyu-Kaku Huntington Beach, CA location for many years. Best meat selections and price is reasonable. We love the people who serves us and even if Managers and Servers have changed they still give you the best service and will treat you like they have known you for a long time. I have been to Gyu Kaku Tustin and Hawaii but Huntington Beach location is still the best and it is always a good experience every visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome I loved the variety of dishes

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We couldn’t have had a better experience. We were greeted as soon as we walked in. Once seated we had so many people check on us as food was being delivered and plates were being taken away. Not sure if their service is always this good but it definitely was appreciated. Thank you!

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good selection of meats and veggies. Good sauces for dipping.

j
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived about 10 minutes prior to our reservation and were greeted and seated immediately. Staff was very attentive and food was excellent!

L
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, ample quantities, great service, fun experience, reasonable price. What more could anyone ask for!

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard you guys were eliminating the flavored marshmallows please coconut those are thee best!

g
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We made a reservation for 5:15, got there right on time and they had us seated by 5:20. The happy hour menu is a great value and our kids loved it. I highly recommend the bibimbap it was so good. Unlike other meat bbq restaurants the basil chicken is actually really tender and delicious. They gave us a guide on how to cook everything properly and reminded us throughout the night so that everything came out perfect. The only constructive criticism I can give is that at the end of the meal they didn’t bus the table so we could eat dessert without a cluttered table.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love coming here ! The service is outstanding along with our food being delicious! We are regulars and we will keep continuing to visit. :)

f
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we ever had in a restaurant not to mention the outstanding food.

BK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was my birthday and I mentioned it to the server but no special treatment/recognition.

JL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We have been to this location several times and always get the all-you-can-eat selection. On this visit the server was kind enough to advise us that they were out of several items on the price group we were ordering. I asked if they were substituting them with anything and he told us “no” but continued to recommend we purchase the more expensive all-you-can-eat group instead. The items we did eat were good but we were disappointed that the items we usually eat just happen to be the ones they were out of.

GB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation two days before my nephew's birthday. We have six adults. The hostess sat us at a very tiny table that typically fit for four. They made us sat three people at the booth (which should be for two), two on the other side, one at the head of the table was not enough room for the walkway.

I asked the hostess two times to accommodate us with a different table and give us another grill. 6 adults-one grill is ridiculous! The hostess said she had to check with her manager. When she came back, she said, "Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate you." Therefore we walked.

When we go out dining, we do have a lot of options, and we will not put up with unprofessional service. We will not come back here anymore!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great. Service was absolutely fantastic. Super fun interactive experience, something that’s awesome to do if you’re in the area

DD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gyu-Kaku!! Always a great time and great food with a great staff!!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best place for BBQ, I have to say everything I ordered was perfect, it’s was so good. We had a good time there. And definitely will come back for more delicious food.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food. Great quality and customer service.

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