Gyu-Kaku - Manhattan - Amsterdam Ave.

4.6
126 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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:

- Outdoor seating are Non-Reservable and we are not currently offering any outdoor grilling tables.

- 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 at 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.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location has had some short staffing issues for a little while. Was pleasantly surprised to have great service this last time! Seems they have hired a bunch more waiting staff and the place is running great !

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julies
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good was delicious but portions very small, I guess that was why they were called small plates lol
There was a little bit of a language issue when communicating with our server when it came to ordering but overall service was very good

KK
KarlawithaKay
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Much regard to PJ. He was very hospitable. Happy we have a Gyu closer to us in the UWS. I do wish the lunch menu listed ALL the Happy Hour options, not just a selected. I did enjoy the broader HH menu presented at the Cooper St location, where I have been attending for so many years now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made last minute reservations and arrived early. The host was extremely polite and helped get us seated early which we really appreciated. The food was delicious and the servers were great. This was a family outing, we had just come from ComicCon and everything around the Con was packed so we traveled a little farther to get here. It was well worth it. The service was exceptional and it was relaxing considering the crowds we had just been around. I would definitely go back. With family or friends, It was a great experience.

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lorrainen
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular and the food was amazing .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I have heard about this restaurant for months and we finally have gotten the chance to go. It was AMAZING. The food, ambiance, drinks and staff were all excellent. Would definitely recommend and will be back to dine in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Food was not the best

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We’ve been Gyu-Kanu all over locations in US because we love foods here but this one was worst.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I always patronize the location in midtown. I was in this area so I decided to try this location. The waiter marked off over half of the menu as items that they did not have in stock. I was so frustrated at that point this should have been told to us before we sat down. Also, the seating is a bit uncomfortable on the couch side against the wall it hits your knee while sitting. My husband was highly uncomfortable and he’s only 5’8. The food was good overall.

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vipByronR
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

So this was the first time at this location. It's the newest location in Manhattan. We had an awful experience at the check-in because the two hostesses were extremely overwhelmed because they had added duties of checking vaccine cards and taking temps. Other Gyu-Kakus do this flawlessly but the scene was very chaotic. They need better training or just a system Too many people were in the very small vestibule/hostess stand area. This location is very small and doesn't have a bar. We tried it because we are avid Gyu-Kaku customers having eaten at over 50 locations in the US and almost as many travelling abroad. Our server Tony was very attentive and we had some interaction with Grace who was very nice. Probably won't visit this location again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my time at Gyu-Kaku because the service and food was exquisite. I went at a perfect time where it wasn’t to crowded and noisy so I was about to enjoy the full experience without a busy waiter. Definitely plan on returning.

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Nysunf
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents, 88 &85 love there! We are regular customers!

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vipWynonabb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I enjoyed the food overall but the service was lackluster. Arrived 10 minutes early for my reservation but my friend hadn't arrived yet. Even though I had received a text that my table was ready the hostess said they couldn't seat incomplete parties, which was fine so I sat on the bench waiting for my friend. Over the next 15 minutes I saw the hostess seat 2 incomplete parties that arrived after me.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Laney
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for my friends birthday dinner. Our waitress was very informative and provided great selections to order. One of my friend's is vegetarian and she was raving about all the options of food. They sang happy birthday and it went very well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience. However, Some of the dishes at this location were not as good as the same dishes in other locations. Overall, the rest of the food & drinks were quite delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a little too noisy. We had our fifth anniversary. There was confusion with the order and a problem with the table grill, but things were resolved. The food makes up for other issues.

DB
vipDBola
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a special family birthday celebration. Helpful staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great I love this place!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Much improved compared to the previous management (which I suspect was the case).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place is a lot of fun! The food is tasty too

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Service was great from the hostess to servers. But the food was disappointing

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. We will definitely be back again .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant - it has been one of my favorites for three years now. This location is new, but does not disappoint. There was no wait time to be seated or for our server to take our order. Food came out quickly as well and was amazing - as always. Felt
comfortable in our space as we weren’t too near another party. Overall, the experience was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. 2nd time here and I can’t wait for my 3rd !

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BethG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! My last visit I dined alone and service was great and the food was fantastic as usual!

SR
SachinR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so was the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was great. Service was definitely lacking today, I think our server was Pattaporn. Was just a bit hasty and rude, she didn’t fill our water several times, didn’t check in once, and brought our meat 40 mins after the miso soup. She said to wait before cooking more so she could change the grill and then forgot, leaving us waiting for 20 mins. We had to remind her. Thankfully someone else (Tony I think) stepped in to fill in the gaps shortly after and was the best.

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FlyyGuyFresh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I’m a regular here and this visit just wasn’t what I’m used to the waiter was very absent and the food especially my garlic noodles didn’t come out the way they were supposed to

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

So glad to have gyu Kanu uptown. My kid’s favorite!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Richard, was outstanding. We filled our bellies and laughed a lot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I came in with my nephews ( who don’t live in New York ) ll and I come to this place A LOT . Food was dry (the noodles ) made with no love . Service was not as good as it usually is . I came in pretty late in the night but I was still able to get a reservation so why not knock out spectacular service for a regular ? I was only able to grab one drink and the server took her time before coming back to the table , then did last call .

KB
KeioshaB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, drinks are okay just too sweet- I had the frozen sangria then changed it to a red wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Father’s Day with my family and my Parents. Wonderful experience and lunch.

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Kippy
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This place has gone sooo down hill!!!!!! The service was SO slow. Because of covid they’ve change the traditional bowls that the bibimbop comes it. So it doesn’t get crispy at all. They took onions of the money even tho they are served in the rice. So that makes no sense at all. The portions are almost half of what they used to be. We ordered twice as much and still left hungry. I’ve been a huge fan of gyu for many years but I think that was my last visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everyone was excellent and treated us nice

JK
vipJosephineK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is fresh and excellent quality. It was a bit noisy, but guess people are just excited to be eating out again. Great for family meals.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good!!

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margheritam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great place!
We had an amazing family dinner!

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Gyu-Kaku - Manhattan - Amsterdam Ave. is rated 4.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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