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About Gyu-Kaku - Huntington Beach
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Huntington Beach, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Orange County! 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.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Everyday 11:00AM–5PM (last call)
Sun–Thu 5PM–10:30PM (last call)
Fri & Sat 5PM–11:30PM (last call)
Monday All Day Long
& 6:30PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 11:00AM–4:30PM
& 6:30PM–11:30PM last call
& 6:30PM–10:30PM last call
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking with no time limit is located behind the restaurant in the structure.
Free parking with a time limit of two (2) hours is located behind the restaurant, in front of Bally's Total Fitness.
Parking in front of the restaurant is free the first thirty (30) minutes, and charged at a rate of $2 for each additional 30 minutes. We offer a complimentary validation for an additional maximum of thirty (30) more minutes.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a VIP room for up to 16 guests, and the restaurant space can hold up to 45 guests for large group reservation. Special pre set menus are also available. Please contact us and let us help you set up your best BBQ party indoor!
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 493-2954
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Gyu-Kaku - Huntington Beach Ratings and Reviews
The ambiance was cramped and the food didn’t smell good. They had sweet Potato Shochu which was exciting so I ordered it served exactly like in Japan; with hot water. The waiter brought me what looked like a tiny ice water. I said, sorry, no, I ordered it with hot water. He took it back and brought the same thing back a second time. It was bizarre. My 4 year old knows the difference between hot water and ice water. Then he said, that’s just how we serve it. Well, that’s NOT how I ordered it and it’d be simple to fix it. I’m sure the place didn’t run out of hot water. The food didn’t smell good. Between the incompetent service, the cramped ambiance and the bad smells, we told them we’re not interested and we left. Disappointing. I was looking forward to date night with the hubby all week. This place was a let down. Don’t bother.
All their meats are marinated so it is somewhat better than most Korean BBQ where they don’t marinate their meat except for a few dishes . But I m still not impressed with the quality and cut of meats.
Price is slightly higher than most all you can eat Korean BBQ but I like this place because I don’t have to stuff myself with all you can eat menu and rather only order what I want to eat
I called 3-4 times on different date to make my reservations, but this location (Huntington Beach) NEVER answer the phone.
So one time I ended up reserving Cerritos location instead, and this time used OpenTable.
The management should acknowledge and improve the customer service that the no one never answer the phone especially during night operations. This is not good!
I thoroughly enjoyed spending an afternoon here for a unique dining experience. The meats were seasoned and/or spiced just perfect. Three sauces available but I truly didn’t need them. It was fun to cook each type and then savor the deliciousness. Wish I had known could pull ring off sooner for hotter grill. Also wish the server left key of the meat types. Saying them seven in a row as they were set down went right out of my memory. Great place.
We had a reservation for 7:15 and were then told to that there was a wait. We did not get seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time. The hostess also informed us that the two parties that had reservations before us were also waiting. I don't understand what's the point of making a reservation if when you show up the hostess tells you that you still have to wait for a table.
I've been to Gyu-Kaku at Huntington Beach about 4 times within this year. I keep coming back because of their wonderful lunch specials! For about $10, you get an adequate amount of meats, miso soup, delicious house salad, and gyoza. I always leave feeling satisfied. The servers are very kind and always check on meal, refill our water, clean up, etc., even when the restaurant is busy. Stellar service and great food!
Terrific as always! Service was on point with every server running on all cylinders, never once had to ask for anything they were very preemptive. Happy Hour menu pricing is a tremendous value and make sure you sign up for their loyalty program, it has great benefits will easily earned points!
I had a great time while I was there with my mother for Mother's Day. She had never been to Japanese BBQ. The manager was our server, he was incredibly helpful. Also, we had many other servers repeatedly ask us for grill changes, or if we were doing okay. We also got Happy Hour pricing because we had made a reservation through OpenTable, which I didn't know about until we got there. It was great food, at a great price! We had a lot of fun.
Great food and all the servers were awesome. I think every server eventually asked if we were doing ok. It didn't matter if we were there table. We had $55 AYCE. it was my parents first time so I wanted them to be able to try everything. You could do fine with the cheaper menus though.
Menu is good with variety of different quality meat, vegetables, and seasoning. Service was excellent. Our server, Justin, was patient while we peruse the meat selection. They cleared the stacking plates timely which allowed us to order more meat. The staff was friendly which made the environment much more enjoyable. We would definitely come back.
This has been my go to stop since my ex introduced me to this place !! I risk seeing him post breakup to come eat here all the time hahahha the staff is amazing , the food is amazing !! The happy hour is awesome and they always have cool promos !!! I love this place so much my friends planned a surprise birthday dinner at their Tustin location and it was awesome !!! You will be missing out if you don't try this place !!! Make a reservation for sure because this place is always poppin !!!
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