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Gyu - Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica

3.9
3.9
186 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
  • Innovative
  • Great for happy hour
  • Healthy
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:15 pm Happy Hour Mon 11:00 am–9:45 pm Tue–Sun 11:00 am–6:30 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 8:30 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–10:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (424) 744-8220
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    3rd St Promenade & Arizona Ave
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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Experiences

  • Prix-Fixe Yakiniku Courses for Everyone!

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy our delicious prix-fixe yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) courses for any occasion and for parties of all sizes! Our courses are designed on a reasonable budget and for beginners and fans alike. Try a variety of popular small plates, signature BBQ dishes with our unique marinades, and more. Selection and pricing varies between courses, but start at around listed price. Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com
    Prix-Fixe Yakiniku Courses for Everyone! Photo
  • Restaurant Week Special Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Jul 12 - Jul 26, 2024
    Whether it's your first time or you're a returning guest, try our Restaurant Week Menu for a premium selection at a great price! This limited-time course is customizable to your liking and available for any party size--including just one. The course is served with a half salad, white rice, and miso soup. You'll choose from a selection of starters, BBQ dishes, veggies, and more. Download our Mobile App today for a New Member's offer! Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com
    Restaurant Week Special Menu Photo
  • Restaurant Week Lunch Menu

    $25.00 per person

    Jul 12 - Jul 26, 2024
    Whether it's your first time or you're a returning guest, try our Restaurant Week Menu for a premium selection at a great price! This limited-time course is customizable to your liking and available for any party size--including just one. The course is served with a half salad, white rice, and miso soup. You'll choose from a selection of starters, BBQ dishes, veggies, and more. Download our Mobile App today for a New Member's offer! Visit our website for more details. www.GYU-KAKU.com
    Restaurant Week Lunch Menu Photo

What 186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Innovative

  • Westside

    Good for special occasions

  • Westside

    Japanese

186 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was consistent with the chain’s quality— but service was very bad. The server forgot to bring us multiple items I requested, and waited 25 minutes after ordering to receive any part of our order… which was miso soup. It was also a quiet night so was very surprised by this.

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    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the chain- poor service at this location. Barely came by the table to have us order anything else and we had a reservation but we didn’t get a table until 20 min after

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Solid meal! Servers are constantly running around and will only visit your table if you flag them down. Good experience otherwise.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good if not amazing, quite expensive maybe should not have chosen the menu deal

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  5. AbbeyW

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Gyu-Kaku always serves good food but the service is not that excellent. Not sure if this location is under staffed.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    i would rather go to pasadena. service was absolutely trash

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time being here, and we love this location!

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  8. dawnb

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. We enjoyed the Miso Soup, Cabbage salad, garlic vegetable noodles, shrimp and ribeye on the BBQ. Excellent time and food.

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  9. KayKay

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Love coming to Gyu- Kaku BBQ! The food is always great and the portions are the perfect size. I would not recommend this Santa Monica location however... The service is not efficient and we would wait at least 5 minutes each time after asking to get a grill change, napkins, more water, the rest of our food, or just forgotten items. I understand it was a little busy, but several tables around us were also seen to be experiencing the same problem with waiting too long for the check, etc. This location may need more servers or help to make the experience better..

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  10. AzinV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service. Server brought wrong orders and late.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 744-8220.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica is rated 3.9 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Santa Monica

231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    3rd St Promenade & Arizona Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:15 pm Happy Hour Mon 11:00 am–9:45 pm Tue–Sun 11:00 am–6:30 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 8:30 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–10:15 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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