Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani
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.
It was a good experience.
Love this here! Always delicious and always so much food!
Usually we really enjoy this restaurant. This time it seems all the portions are getting smaller. We ordered the sukiyaki bi bim bap and although there was some sizzle the rice never got the crispy crust. It stayed soft and was kind of saucy. The waiter hardly checked on us and did not replace the grill once which is ALWAYS done whenever we dine here. All in all it was just ok.
The all-you-can-eat menu is a good value. It would be a great value if you could get everything unlimited but certain meats are limited to one serving per person. The quality of food is better than their newest competition in the yakiniku restaurant genre. The service is also good, friendly and quick. We enjoy dining at Gyu-Kaku but it is not an everyday place because of the cost.
I love going to Gyu-Kaku. Super friendly and helpful staff. Wish some of their deal combinations made more sense or had a better selection. My fav is the bacon wrapped enoki mushrooms.
Specifically, everything about Gyu-Kaku I love. The food is delish and the service is great. Service is brought with smiles. I love Gyu-Kaku!!
I always love eating here and enjoying their happy hour. I’ve notice the prices of the food go up and also portions get smaller. The bathroom looks very ghetto and needs to try to upkeep them.
Happy Hours are the best and it seems to cover more hours. Lots of specials, bonuses and discounts. Fun place to drink, laugh and eat with friends and family.
Host Was not friendly and didn’t smile
Nami was great! Sauce ramekins, dishes & menus were low/missing since it was a holiday but replaced quickly. Food came out fast no long waiting from between ordering &receiving our food
First time for myself, husband & sister-in-law. I personally enjoyed it so much. Food & service was awesome. Can't wait to do it again.
Cullen was an awesome server! Thank you!
Menu had changed a little so we tried something new and were very pleased
Service was quick. Quality of the food was quite good. The selection of drinks completed the meal. We had a very nice family dinner where everyone could find something on the menu that they liked.
good food but very loud place. glad we could make a reservation for a group
While our table server was great (actually he saved the experience from being a one-star), the host and other servers left a lot to be desired. The seat where my son was sitting was dirty and he was so crammed that he couldn’t put his feet down. They didn’t offer to clean the seat (my husband ended up doing it) and gave us the “we’re expecting a full house” line when we asked about splitting our party into two tables. Of course, the table right behind us stayed empty for our entire meal so they could have accommodated us. When my husband went to the front to talk to the hostess, she passed by several times without even acknowledging him. Saving grace was the food was good, our waiter was super helpful and they called us a cab for our party of 7. So thanks for that.
Friendly service, big menus, lots to choose from. Very reasonable prices
Amazing food and atmosphere. The bar areas with Andy Kimura is the best.
What a fun place to discover new dishes, cuts of meats and drinks. Great service. Lots of cook your own foods and already prepared plates, too. Free validated parking in their building.
We always love coming to this location. We've had our server on several occasions and he's always great!
We did the all you can eat deal and we ordered lots of food. All was very tasty and good.
Beef tongue our favorite, excellent service! All Staff are excellent! Thank you
Food very good. Would definitely go again as long as there are no more than 4 people to a booth. Fun way to dine. Appreciated the recommendation by waiter to order 4 portions (2 sets) plus any ala carte add-ons for the 6 of us. I would never go if more than 4 people are squeezed into a booth. We fit into the booth, but the table didn't fit all of the food so had to scramble to combine plates/cook to make space, and with only one grill, it's hard for six people to reach into the grill, so those in the middle are so busy, it's tough to eat/relax. One grill for six also makes it tough to cook fast enough to feed six people quickly enough. Standard included dessert of s'mores is fun but most opted out/would have been nice if there were other options/or none were offered.
The food and service was very good. It was our first time there. I’m assuming it’s an elderly restaurant because cleanliness / maintenance has not been a priority . The tables & menus have a scummy or oily touch to it. I’m assuming because of all the oil from cooking your own meal everyday . The bathroom & hallway to this area needs attention. The base boards are black. I think a little Clorox will wipe that out.
If you can eat through all that ..... the food & service is very good. The Restaurant Week offer & Happy Hour is worth its price .
Although the parking was ample, I found the restaurant to be very dimly lit. While dining, I noticed a big black moth flying around and a male server was able to catch it and dispose of it. Another male server ran away from the moth. At another table near where I was sitting, a termite was flying around the light above that table. The food portions were a little less than I had expected although it was Happy Hour. I liked the Pina Colada and my dining partner commented that her Margarita did not taste right. The server offered to replace it but my dining partner declined the offer. The 2nd Margarita was okay.
Wonderful experience all around. Great service, value and food.
It was great for a later lunch! The waitress Tiana was great, and food came quick! Definitely recommend going there.
Had to wait a little for table, but we were about 20 minutes early for our reservation. The waitress took great care of us. Food was awesome as usual.
Service was really good. Got all our food really fast and our waiter was super friendly. Love coming here.
Great service and great fun! Strongly recommended!
Took my mom there for her birthday. The waitstaff were very attentive to our needs and the food and was very delicious. We decided to make it our spot every time we go to Oahu.
Nami was a great server and attentive to our table despite a busy evening. Food was good.
Second time there. The staff was very accommodating and the service was excellent
We enjoyed the food, service, and ambience! Will be back!
Awesome food as always! The atmosphere is always fun as well
6 of us had the all you can eat lunch. The booth was a bit small for our party, but it worked. There was a good selection and we all went home stuffed for a good price!
Very good service. Food was yummy. Atmosphere great. Definitely a good place to eat!
Good food and service.
Not the cleanest spotless dining experience, but not horrible.
Such a fabulous restaurant & dining experience! Everyone was so friendly, helpful & attentive. The food was incredible & very affordable for lunch!
Out of Coke, waiter didn’t let me know until I told him he didn’t bring my drink, and then he didn’t take it off bill. Food took a long time to come even though it was lunchtime and very slow.