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Kapiolani - Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani, Honolulu, HI

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani

4.6
4.6
822 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We're Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.
- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.
- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.
- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.
- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Early Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm Late Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 8:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 589-2989

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    You!

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate your party of up to 20 people. Contact us for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Todd Nakamura, Manager: (808) 589-2989

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Cross street

    Pensacola Street

  • Parking details

    Free with validation. Free street parking is also available after 6:30pm along Kapiolani Blvd.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 822 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Good for Groups

  • Hawaii

    Great for Lunch

  • Oahu

    Kid Friendly

  • Oahu

    Good for Groups

  • Oahu

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service was there about 2:30pm no other customer and very efficient service
  2. CK

    CherylK

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The service was just ok, not spectacular. And the miso soup tasted watery so no one on the table ate it. That’s the first time it ever happened.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality good value terrific service one of my favorite places
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This location was super friendly and willing to be helpful no matter the server…
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Awesome spot for lunch or dinner. There are having some air conditioning issues so can be a little warm, but it wasn’t a big deal and our guest from out of town loved it. One of my favorite places on Oahu.
  6. AJ

    AnJie

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Ambiance scored low simply because the air conditioning was out & our grill was dirty when we sat down. Otherwise, service was great, value & food choices were also great. We will be back for sure. Perfect spot for our date night.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of proteins, food service, yummy sauces all make this a favorite restaurant. All you can eat option at $42 is worth it!
  8. DL

    DL22

    Brisbane

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I used to like this place a lot. But today’s food was very poor. Disappointing food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience with my sister, great food, well priced too, and service was amazing. Couldn't ask for a better experience!
  10. RA

    ReaksA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service, and good portions; beef tongue here is the best
  11. TT

    TamieT

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Excellent food. Wide selection on menu
  12. LS

    LilianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious and service is always on point. Make reservations!
  13. MT

    MichelleT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food came quickly. Server was very accommodating. They no longer have a kids menu. We had one of the two person bbq meals, and it was more food than two people could eat. S’mores were fun!
  14. D

    808Dancer

    Hawaii

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good quality of meats and lots of choices. Very good service.
  15. C

    Caleb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast and prompt service, food selection is great. Great place to go and hang out with friends and family
  16. AN

    AnnaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience, amazing servers and hostesses, awesome food! I always come back everytime because everyone is so wonderful~ I pick AYCE EVERY single time!
  17. m

    mommydepp

    Hawaii

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, we had a great time. Thank you, especially Dee!! See you soon
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our server, she was so nice and quick!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was very nice and made us feel welcomed
  20. KL

    KrissyL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always leaving satisfied with a happy tummy 😅
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall food was yummy but a bit salty
  22. HD

    HawaiiDawg

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Haven’t been here for a few years. Feels old & dirty now. A/C was out. NO effort to bring in fans…to a place where you are grilling at your table. Entertaining out of town guests…so embarrassing.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We come here almost weekly. Staff is usually on top of it and attentive. From the moment we sat down it seemed we didn’t have a designated waiter. One waiter was so into a table of 3 guys next to us, talking story and checking on them continuously. It actually started looking like a flirting thing going on. We received food and they walked away. I had to tell them that the grill wasn’t on. We waited for it to get hot. It was taking forever. We ended up calling someone over 3 times to let them know our grill was not getting hot. I was a bit annoyed at that point and asked if we could move us to a new grill…. Why didn’t they offer that to us? They have in the past. I don’t know if it was understaffing issue, although I saw plenty of staff walking around, or just a bad day. Over all… we will of course come back as we like the food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were great for lunch.
  25. BA

    BABY808HAWAII

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Birthday Celebration was Awesome ! Our Waiter was an OUTSTANDING Waiter ! The Service was EXCELLENT ! The Food was Delicious ! Thank You Gyukaku for a Successful Birthday Celebration :)
  26. KL

    KrissyL

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience, always leaving happy every time we dine here. Delicious food, yummy cocktails! Our server, Dee, was amazing! Can’t wait to go back here :)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing meats, could use bigger portions but nonetheless it was amazing
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have the best experience Today the spicy cabbage didn’t taste the same like previous I don’t like the Cajun taste
  29. NN

    NancyN

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering
  30. m

    msk3

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Grill plate had uneven heat distribution which made grilling experience less than optimal. Hostess wasn’t very personable. Waitress was nice but could tell she was frustrated with faulty grill plate. Overall experience not as great as before pandemic.
  31. GO

    GraceO

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will keep coming back!! The best food, the best place, the best price!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fun dinner. It’s pricey but it’s worth doing for fun of it. Make sure you get the s’mores for desert!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience and food was fantastic. Highly recommend
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We had the first All you can eat menu option . My favorite dish was the steamed chili dumplings and the chicken Teryaki. My family and will definitely go back!
  35. S

    Sapporokko

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We ordered the same foods and menu as the Guy-Kaku at Waikiki where we had dinner a few weeks ago. The foods tasted much better there at Waikiki. There was no salty taste in Garlic noodle, and same for other menu so it was a little bit disappointing.
  36. SM

    ShenolikeyMayo

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We were a little disappointed with the service this time around. We frequent here often, but today, the staff was really off... not attentive, and forgetting to bring things out. It was not up to par with what weʻve become accustomed to at this franchise. The food was great though...
  37. m

    meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Hawaii

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    food quality is low grade but not the worst service is mediocre at best understaffed
  38. e

    ebonypnthr

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine's Day Special was great. The server and staff was awesome!
  39. AM

    AdamM

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks everyone
  40. R

    Rachel

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and food! Whoever made and plated the food did an amazing job. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 589-2989.

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani is rated 4.6 stars by 822 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Kapiolani

1221 Kapiolani Blvd # 105, Honolulu, HI 96814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pensacola Street

  • Neighborhood

    Honolulu

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Early Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–6:30 pm Late Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 8:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free with validation. Free street parking is also available after 6:30pm along Kapiolani Blvd.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    You!

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 589-2989

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate your party of up to 20 people. Contact us for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Todd Nakamura, Manager: (808) 589-2989

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