Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Lakeview

4.7
297 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.
What 297 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. Our server was fantastic, entertaining, and personable from start to finish. We ordered the 4 person meal and it was SO GOOD. The plates just kept on coming out! It was a great value and we all left feeling happy and full. Cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was nice! V comfortable and good value food cost wise

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, so well seasoned prior to that it really didn’t require the extra sauces that they also provide! We had our meal with garlic noodles/veggies which was amazing! I would definitely go back next time I’m in town!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Although we made a reservation, we did have to wait for our table. Then we were seated, we waited to be greeted. Once we received service it was good. Good value for the food. Recommend the garlic noodles.

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abby
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here (and I've had a lot of meals here!!). One of those places you don't feel too stuffed or bad after eating. Always feel perfectly satisfied. Great, fun meal for a great price.

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vipL263
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good but you need gochujang! It’s crazy to have bibimbap without it. It’s like having PB&J without jelly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was really good. We had a reservation for 7:15 and didn’t get sat down till almost 7:30 but I honestly didn’t mind because they still honored our time.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is good. Love the Kalbi beef the most. Spicy cold tofu is good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become my go to take friends and family visiting from out of town! Doing one of the pre-picked dinners is definitely the way to go

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willywonka
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

20+ minutes for water
15+ minutes for first meat to arrive to table after ordering

Very slow. I want a refund.

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vipShirleyV
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food

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Mireya
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date place!!!

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Alex
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food is ok, very similar to the marinated beef that I usually get from H-mart and cook at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality meats! The best tasting BBQ meats I’ve had in the city. Highly recommended

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NaomiT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, though you're really going there for the experience. Service was OK. Our server didn't tell us a drink was out when we ordered it and brought something else instead.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will come back! Had an amazing first time experience. All the staff was very nice and welcoming. Diana and floor manager were amazing, very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious & great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was great :)

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MonicaW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem! Great food and such a fun experience to grill the meat at your table. Wide variety in food and the price was very reasonable for the quantity of meat we ordered. I can't wait to go back again. The garlic noodles were amazing!

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lovewine
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. Due to short staff (maybe), the service was a little slow. However, our server Evan was great. He made sure we were ok with the food and drinks. Over all, we had a great experience. Thank you, Gyukaku and Evan!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was my main complaint because after witnessing her being more attentive to certain customers than us and another couple after we been there for quite some time! I felt a certain way! Still not discouraged! I will see how things go next time which I will speak up next time! Overall I enjoyed my dinner!

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Rathi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner with my son!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good I wish they would bring things out a bit more staggered. They brought everything out at once. I did like the food though and it was a great date location.

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randye
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get to have a normal restaurant experience during the pandemic.

AR
AlbertR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Arrived at 6:50 for a 7:00 reservation. Waited until 7:15 to be seated. After being seated took until 7:35 for waiter to come by our table for the first time. Was clearly busy and flustered, service improved as the night went on.

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EileenH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not dined out in such a long time. This was such a special occasion and Gyu-Kaku was wonderful. Thank you!

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KarenF
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gyu-Kaku in Lakeview takes great care in safety protocol

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

They seemed a bit understaffed but the food was amazing and once the food did start coming out it seemed to never stop!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went here for a friend’s birthday and had a nice time. Great food and fun cooking it yourself. Will go back and have to try the all you can eat!

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OliviaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious - it was our first time and we got the Meat Lovers package!

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AnDy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best BBQ restaurants...I recommend this place...good food and good service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been awhile since I’ve gone here and the experience was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer

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KellyR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were out of this world. Everything was great! They turned a family outing into a spectacular event. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and I’ll have to say, it was great. Food was great, staff was great and with Covid restrictions and people being spaced out we liked it even more. We got the chefs special which came with a lot of different options. I highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waited 30 minutes with a reservation

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vipbabagourmet
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting take, more like a Korean Barbeque, with grill in middle of table. Meat was tender and the side salad and miso soup were fresh and tasty.

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vipvince
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was great. Food was awesome. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun dinner experience! The food was great and great for a date or a group of friends! Definitely planning on coming back soon.

CB
ChristopherB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers and staff are amazing. Great food!

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vipJessica
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here! Service is amazing and the food is delicious!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Lakeview using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Lakeview also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Lakeview also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 687-8110.

Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Lakeview is rated 4.7 stars by 297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.