Gyu-Kaku - Kapiolani

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581 reviews
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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.
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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Irie was awesome. He made our dining experience extra special with his humor, attentiveness and warm personality.

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AD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiters are on it. Second time here and enjoy it even if we cook our own food. The kids always eat a lot, they have a blast because we are cooking at the table

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KF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Robin, our server, was attentive and quick with service! The food as always was fantastic!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding from the moment my party walked in. Our server Rodney took very good care of us and did not disappoint. The food here was prepped well and looked very appealing. I recommend the cheese wontons and the bistro hanger steak! Will definitely come here again.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was tasty. Service was ok. They forgot one of my side dishes but that’s okay.

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H
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the meats. It was extremely tender, which made it very easy to eat.

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LY
Hawaii
209 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The place was a little too dark for me to feel comfortable. It was disappointing they did not offer tempura cauliflower when other branches do. Hubby was happy with the size of the Kauai prawns he ordered, but the taste was nothing to write home about. Service was very good. However, all in all the experience was mediocre.

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JM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places to eat! Darnell gave our family exceptional customer service and food was excellent, we are definitely going back.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive staff, nothing to complain about! We had a great time, and you made my sister’s first Mother’s Day memorable. Thank you very much.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wandered in off the street while on vacation and found a hidden gem. Loved it, you must go eat there. 5 plus stars. Staff incredibly helpful for first timers.

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p
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place for food. It is kind pricey.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Such a fun night out with the family! The food is good and the service is great. I would recommend for a fun group outing!

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MR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

何度も利用しているが今回、注文したガーリックシュリンプビビンバはご飯の炊き具合も石釜も全然熱くない上に味も全然なく食べられたのもではなかった!
料理、接客サービス共に信じられないくらいぼ低レベルでびっくりしました。
次回はこの様な事のないように宜しくお願い致します

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciate the OpenTable app, that was super convenient. Our main waiter was awesome, very responsive, and a very great attitude. Then all the backup staff were as well as good! Very attentative.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

3回行きましたが 2回目は お肉にホッチキスの針とビニールの破片 3回目はキムチにビニールと異物が入ってました。

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was a touch too salty, but the service was great and it was a good value.

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good, our waiter helped with serving sizes to order and choices, which turned out to be perfect! Little noisy, though...little hard to have conversation. Other than that, it was a fun experience!

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T
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and all of the food tasted great too!

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DL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was mediocre. Food was okay. Nothing special about this location. We prefer the Windward Mall location.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed alll of the items recommended.

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J
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like that they have special seasonal and consistent standard fare. The seasonal bone broth was hot and full of ingredients. The okonomiyaki was thick and happily covered in sweet sauce. Its fun to cook at the table. I like their apple saketini, too.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The soundtrack was boys to men and Whitney Houston. I was relieved temporarily when a single Tupac track played. However when I “axed” the waitress she said the music is the current managers preference

I will not dine there again if slim shady is the dj

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and good

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CK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome value and great service, as usual -- will definitely return!

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation but still had to wait about an hour and a half! No one checked up on us so we had to check back in and ask for the status of our table, after that the host apologized and got us in with the next available table. We were a little upset but our server Maui was very kind and made our dining experience so much better! Thank you Maui!

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BV
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, service was even better. I didn’t realize they renovated the place. Much more spacious now.

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Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and our server was super attentive and accommodating!

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t
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service tho what I ordered sukiyaki beef meal had no taste whatsoever had to ask for sauce on the side. Friends enjoyed their meal

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to yakiniku restaurant. One of my all time favorites. From the front staff, to servers, and bussers, service is ALWAYS on it. High quality meats. Ambiance can get loud, but it makes for a nice first date spot.

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What I love the most are the employees.
They very friendly,polite and young and energetic.
The food are very delicious and fresh.
Please, keep up the good work and thank you very much.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for BBQ. Workers are attentive and take care

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TO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for a affordable price. The staff is amazing and so is the atmosphere.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful! The vegetables tasted great and so did the marinate for the meats.

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FA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yooo the music selection was popping that night, & the food was sooooo GOOOD! Everything about gyu-kaku that night was awesome! My 6th yrs anniversary was well spent! Service was awesome, I forgot my servers name but he was on it. Thank you again, will come back soon!

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AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Three of our group of 5 seniors arrived a little early for our 5pm reservation, so we started with some appetizers and a pitcher of beer. Was pleasantly surprised at the tangy sauce served with the calamari appetizer! It is a keeper! Our server (Tien) was very accommodating and we really appreciated that! She promptly brought the AYCE menu when we inquired about it (we initially had the Happy Hour menus). All of the other servers that came by were also very fast and efficient. Keep up your great service!

Really enjoyed the special meat dish that came in a cup (boneless kalbi?). This is definitely another keeper! Our group will definitely be back in the near future. DoCoMo Arigatoo gozaimashita!

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LD
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We made a reservation because we once came but couldn't get in due to how full the restaurant was. We got a table that was off to the corner, which made getting the attention of the server a bit difficult. But we were able to get our food in a timely manner, got out at a good time too. The service could have been better for a Monday night, but it was sufficient.

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MK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love going to Gyu-Kaku even after they change from wood charcoal to electric. The price seems a little higher than what I recalled a few months back. The AYCE definitely went up. Not really an option for me after the new price tag. Other than that, the staff were great. Food was great.

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N
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

We order ramen for lunch and the ramen wsa the one we always cook at home...(xxx noodle company)
The price was $9.00,but you can get around $3.00 at the store...

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