Gyu-Kaku - Manhattan - Amsterdam Ave.

4.6
148 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
What 148 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. Had a lot of fun cooking over grill. Very good value for good quality meats.

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WMmm
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter wasn’t attentive. Asked multiple times for utensils, water, napkins. Food was good but over priced for small portions.

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JohannaQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Not my first and not my last time here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience
This restaurant say to you welcome in japoneses

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Fogcity
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Everything started out fine. We were seated promptly with a reservation. We appreciated the smokeless grills. The experience went downhill when the server took our order and then went MIA for 45 minutes. Apparently, he moved to a different section in the restaurant but failed to tell anybody including us. The meats were of pretty good quality except for the filet mignon. There were brown spots but the maitre d' insisted that it was perfectly normal. We still beg to differ and we didn't want to ask for a replacement which might have taken another 45 minutes. Our original server's colleague did step in eventually so we were grateful he did. We will try other Gyu-Kaku locations in the future.

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SteuartO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It may be be korean to make your own taco with the lettuce around the barbeque, which they did not do as I had come to expect - still, everything was tasty, the tofu soup, the 2-person barbeque I recommend

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ElizabethD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There was a little boy behind us making so much noise. But overall it was an amazing experience.

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JRW23
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The pre-fix menu makes it super easy for couples or small groups. The meats come out looking very delicious and taste even better. Definitely a great addition to the neighborhood of different type of delicious cuisine

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Rebekah
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Prices are reasonable for Japanese bbq and there is happy hour until 5pm every day. Servers were all really attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool today is my birthday and the restaurant offered me free ice cream!

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Niels
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall good. Service was not perfect, but they were accommodating and were trying. Did an excellent job of keeping the table clear as soon as plates were empty. Friendly and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Pésimo servicio, gente de pésimo humor, no llegaron a la mesa hasta después de 20 min. de estar sentados y dolo por qué preguntamos si nos podían atender, y tardaron muchisimo en llegar los alimentos.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location never fails to impress me. I love the service from here it was great! Thank you.

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susanf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since pandemic it was the perfect place so consider of me as was very nervous

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SIJM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this was our first time our in a while with the kids dinning inside. The first waiter took a little long to come to the table an it was hard to hear his instruction, but it was over all very good and a great place for kids.

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IPeeFreely
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was horrible usually service at gyu is horrible but it was worse than ever before. My waitress was gone the entire time to the point where I thought she was off her shift. Also it took 15 minutes for anyone to even greet meet at my table.

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SteveB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean inside. No smoky smell. Service staff were very accommodating. Reasonably priced.

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StefaniD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the hostess was rude but the waitress Pimm was excellent with her attentiveness and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!!!!!

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vipPeterM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

New experience and was very happy to have tried Japanese bbq

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
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

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KarlawithaKay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
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

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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
38 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!

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 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.

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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.

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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.

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Gyu-Kaku - Manhattan - Amsterdam Ave. is rated 4.6 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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