Gyu-Kaku - Huntington Beach, CA
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.
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.
We loved danny!! He is always great!
Mike was great!
A bit bright with the lights. Perhaps dim just a little at night. Otherwise all 5 stars.
Joey was awesome !
Great place for celebrating with friends and family.
Delicious food, quick service, happy server :)
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!
Please bring back coconut marshmallows!
It is kind of cold near the front door.
Wonderful meal to enjoy with family.
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!
Good food and will be back
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.
Need to bring back coconut marshmellows
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.
Great food, Great service, Great value. Enough said.
Ran out of everything and we were rushed.
Kudos to the staff who tried to make the experience better while the others were rushing.
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.
An awesome experience as always!
Every visit is the same, great tasting food with good service!
I’ve rated the food low because I’m very disappointed they have not brought back the coconut marshmallows for the s’mores
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.
Awesome I loved the variety of dishes
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!
Good selection of meats and veggies. Good sauces for dipping.
We arrived about 10 minutes prior to our reservation and were greeted and seated immediately. Staff was very attentive and food was excellent!
Delicious food, ample quantities, great service, fun experience, reasonable price. What more could anyone ask for!
Heard you guys were eliminating the flavored marshmallows please coconut those are thee best!
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.
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. :)
Best service we ever had in a restaurant not to mention the outstanding food.
It was my birthday and I mentioned it to the server but no special treatment/recognition.
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.
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!
The food was great. Service was absolutely fantastic. Super fun interactive experience, something that’s awesome to do if you’re in the area
We love Gyu-Kaku!! Always a great time and great food with a great staff!!
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.
Love their food. Great quality and customer service.