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For 2
Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
7:30 PM
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Gyu-Kaku - Kapiolani

4.7
484 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ on Kapiolani is the ideal spot for an amazing experience! A 10-minute drive from Waikiki and the next block of Ala Moana Shopping Center, Gyu-Kaku is all about fun and food.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Mon: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Tues: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sun: 11:30AM – 10:30PM


HAPPY HOUR
Monday: All Day Long

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Everyday 11:30AM–6:30PM

LATE HAPPY HOUR
Sun–Thu 8:30PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 8:30PM–11:30PM last call
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Phone number
(808) 589-2989
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
You!
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate your party of up to 20 people. Contact us for more details.
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Private party contact
Todd Nakamura, Manager: (808) 589-2989
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pensacola Street
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Parking details
Free with validation. Free street parking is also available after 6:30pm along Kapiolani Blvd.
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Gift Card
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us here at Gyu-Kaku! Come on in and grill your meal right at your table!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day with us here at Gyu-Kaku! Cook a delicious meal for Mom right at your own table! We'll do all the hard work, all you have to do is grill!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 484 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always fun and the food is outstanding. can't beat the happy hour pricing. great staff.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good bruh. Late night action

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Second time there and when we visit, will be back again. Nami was a waitress both times. She is amazing and knows her product. Quick to replenish the offerings. Amy the hostess is the best as well. So professional. She may not be told this, nor believe it, but she is the most stunning person there.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Friendly and hard working servers. Good quality.
Too much rice for rice dishes for us.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our go to place for pau hana (happy hour) with some friends as it's casual and welcomes conversation.

Pau hana specials is until 6:30p everyday with Mondays being all day. They have both drink and food specials.

People always comment, "why would I want to go somewhere to still have to cook my own food?" Well, that's part of the fun and also you get variety. You can order a little bit of everything instead of having to buy all the different cuts of meat along with preparing it. Plus you'll always have it cooked to your liking.

Service was friendly and checked up on us several times but we never felt rushed to leave. I was there with friends so we wanted to catch up and take our time eating.

Will continue to keep coming back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great time and wonderful server. Dude was a bit peppy but he pretty g.

Sorry. Don’t remember his name. Asian looking fella.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Super friendly staff, great food! (I'd recommend the all you can eat 40 dollar menu, you'll thank me later.) Never had to wait long for our food, very clean. The only downside is that it was a little warm and it wasn't that busy, hate to see it packed with all the burners going... Will definitely be back again!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always an amazing place to go! I love the ambiance and the food.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Loved the food! Our server Ai Ping was very attentive. Water was always full and she even cooked some of our food for us as well as made recommendations which we enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The server Alex was spot on. But he was also running around A LOT. If there were other workers/busers that worked as hard as Alex did (as an example) I feel like that would take the restaurant up 100 folds! That was one of the reasons why I did not give all 5 starts.

Great job Alex! We will definitely come again!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This location puts other Gyu-Kaku locations to shame in terms of service, quality, and the overall experience. Top notch!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My fiancé and I decided to dine here since we had a great time at the Windward Mall location. We also had free appetizer vouchers to redeem so thought it would be good to use. It turned out great! Service was fast and friendly. Music was upbeat and we enjoyed our dining experience. Mahalo!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent service! Food was tasty. Loved the duck and harami steak! We were concerned as only one grill for 6 people but it turned out okay. Would go back again.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

All you can eat was an awesome deal. Service was awesome. Always there the please. Every food item we order was great!
I'll be returning soon.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Really interesting food. Well spiced but not overly done. Great flavors and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Food is great but a little pricey and small servings

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Good place to take child and we always enjoy. Service is always good.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent service!

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We go to Gyu-Kaku a lot, in fact, we'd go more often if it wasn't so crowded! We like the ambiance, decor, and food. Happy hour is great! Cheap, delicious drinks. Food a little on the expensive side, but really delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Food and service was great!
Our server ‘Rodney’ (I think was) was totally AWESOME very nice and on it. Had a great time, will definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

It was my uncle's first visit to Gyu-kaku & we wanted him to experience the AYCE dining because he can EAT! He really enjoyed it so we were all very happy to start the New Year right. We go with the middle range AYCE menu. Joe was a great server who always checked on us & kept our orders coming.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Our server Grace was wonderful. It was our first time there and she was helpful and took wonderful care of us. Service and friendliness are definitely core values that they hold onto. Would recommend Gyu-Kaku everyday of the week and twice on Sunday!

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We really enjoyed the all-you-can-eat option. We tried the middle priced AYCE & Dylan was a great server. Even with challenging customers on the table next to us, he kept this cool & gave great service thru the meal. Props to him! We also like their app where you earn points for dining.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was great

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive service. I love coming in and sharing the dining experience with friends and family visiting.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

My recent trip was for my birthday with my husband. I made a reservation about two weeks ahead of time, in case it was busy during the week, and I'm glad I did! We arrived on time for the reservation but it still took about 20 minutes to seat us, which was pretty disappointing. I took my sister and her husband when they came to visit recently and we had the same wait time without a reservation. The food was excellent, as usual. I wasn't a huge fan of our waitress but she seemed a little busy so I don't think it was anything more than a little stress. Overall, I'd suggest anyone to come here. It is a fun dinner experience with all-you-can-eat dinner options that start at $30 ($35 on Friday & Saturday). They also have hot sake, which is always a good thing!

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

The vegetarian bibimbap did not have much vegetables and the one with the beef did not have much beef in it. So it would be hard to recommend vegetarians or vegans to the restaurant. Our server Ai- was excellent and so was the Apple Saketini.
The dinner for 2 at $60 was worth the price.
I think it’s a fun place for young people and young families.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

This is our second time visiting Gyu-Kaku and we really enjoyed it. Our waitress is very attentative and nice. Will certainly return.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was amazing as always! We did one of the All-you-can-eat menus. Our server was so informative and helped us out when we got indecisive. The only issues: There was a little bit of a delay getting our table even with the reservation. Also, 2 employees kept trying to get us to leave even though we were still under the 90 minute time limit.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

We ended up with a large party of 10 and we had two waiters that were fantastic! Food was excellent and a good time was had by all.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

It was pretty busy on Saturday night so our server was busy tying to accommodate all of the tables. We had enough time to eat and get full and she let us stay a little longer because the service was slow. Overall, it was really nice to have reservations and be seated very fast.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Had thanksgiving dinner here, something my fam usually does because we’re Asian and not real big on turkey. I also like a lot of meat variety. The $40 all you can eat menu was great, lots of quality choices. Our server Joe was very attentive and helpful. Service is a big deal for me, having come from a fam of restaurant operators, and I’d be more than happy to have Joe at one of our restaurants. Polished about 25 plates of main dishes plus about 10 starters, a few veggies, 5 desserts and a pitcher of beer. We def got our moneys worth, plus no thxgiving prep or cleanup! Make sure to download their app if you dine there often for the free food. Wife kicking me bc I forgot to scan my receipt so didn’t get the $140 worth of points. Oh well, another excuse to go back again soon.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I liked the opentable reservation. When we arrived it took about 10 minutes for our table to be ready on a busy Saturday night. Food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

MY FAVORITE PLACE! I will return over and over! A good go to spot when you want a lengthy date night.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Good experience cooking on a grill. Food tasted good.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Will be visiting again for sure
Filet Mignon, Kal bi, Kauai Garlic shrimp

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Ordered the meat lovers, a pitcher of beer, a cocktail, and a side of liver for $80. Great price and service

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Late night happy hour starts at 8:30pm. This Gyu-Kaku has a a few different items on the menu from the other locations.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

People are friendly and service is great! Really attentive and the make sure you're having a super time.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The food is excellent and the service is fantastic!

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