Gyu-Kaku - Midtown

4.6
1928 reviews
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Midtown is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in New York!

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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was perfect, the food, the staff, the location, will definitely come back again

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EC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There food if great i loved everything about the restaurant.

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

Food Was Great, Service Was Great, atmosphere a bit louder than I expected. Overall had a wonderful experience.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The yakiniku was very good! But our servers made a few mistakes with our orders, and they were very hard to flag down. The area was at half capacity.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really great, we’ve been there before so we knew what to expect.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was with friends for my second time around and this time, it was great. Loved it. Might do it again. Some day later.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome compared to the one on 42nd street the food was much bigger the drinks was much stronger and service was much faster

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time there and had a wonderful experience again . Prices are great even without happy hour prices. Would recommend to everyone for a great time out.

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JL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal at Gyu-Kaku - Midtown. Wish they would replace the Kinsen plum wine with Choya like the Gyu-Kaku in Brookline, MA.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really enjoyable meal for our valentines dinner

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to have happy hour with friends. Plenty of food and drinks.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was spectacular and the food was AMAZING!! The drinks were also top notch. Definitely going back.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was ok until the end. My Bill was grossly incorrect and was brought over prior to us asking for it and in my attempt to order soemthing else.
Onxe we received the Bill it took neaely a half hour to finalize as No one returned to charge.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

I have ordered the Kobe special- and the dinner started great - the pork dumpling appetizer was delicious and the bibimbap was perfect - then the meat arrived - and I was shocked how their best selection was inferior quality to any regular fare I ate in other places.

The meat was - while well seasoned - chewy and almost impossible to eat. The mushrooms were sad and unflavored. This was one of the most disappointing meat I ever experienced in a Japanese BBQ.

The final blow was the green tea ice cream- which should have been a safe choice. It was absolutely flavorless. Definitely not a place to return for meat or desert - that was both overpriced and poor quality. If you are ever invited there order the appetizers - that are the only high point.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Never disappoints. Our server seemed to be training. Still amazing service

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l
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time having Japanese BBQ but our nieces and nephew have been here before and loved it! They’ve been pressing us to go and we finally did- the food was great and it was lots of fun! Thanks Gyu Kaku! We’ll be back!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and at lunch amazing prices. We love it here. Staff is super friendly and quick

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was great and very knowledgeable about gluten.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating an aniversary with my girlfriend and it was perfect. The servers were very helpful. I believe our server name was Pearl and was with us every step of the way

10/10 will def come back here again in the summer

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Surprisingly got really mediocre.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The temperature in this restaurant was too high. It is a table-BBQ restaurant and the air conditioning and ventilation should be on high to keep the air fresh inside. The waiters were not fast enough to pour water for the patrons.

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BW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were perfect, the waiter was nice as well && made sure we were ok

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time at this restaurant. Was seating and served quickly. Food was fresh and tasty. Will return

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have great lunch specials and happy hour deals.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive for the food quality and quantity. We also ordered hot food which the center of it arrived cold.

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GS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have recommended it to many. Friends, bus drivers etc. I’m a regular.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mediocre food and experience - unless you're a fan of tourist restaurants stay away. Inexplicably busy

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience , and tasty food.
We all enjoyed it -all 5 of us.
~ will go again.

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Delicious food and great service every time we go. However, the decor is suffering and would benefit with a renovation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! We showed up early and they gave us happy hour drink prices while we waited for a table. Also sang happy birthday! So much fun

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome whenever i go. Amazing service and food!

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My coworker and I had a wonderful time at Gyu Kaku. We were impressed with the value, the atmosphere, and the food. We will return with more people for more fun times!

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RS
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service, layer caked dessert was awesome, love Gyu, been going for years and a treat to take friends

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s amazing and the value of your money is worth it

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I took my boyfriend on an appreciation date and this spot was perfect. He personally loves to grill and living in the city, it’s not something we do often. The meat was well seasoned, the drinks were affordable and had the perfect amount of liquor. It is the perfect date spot.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time! No complaints!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really good. The meat look plain but they are really well seasoned. The only thing I would say is that the fire station was too hot and so our meat kept getting burned...and I also would never get chicken again. I’m afraid of the cross contamination. Their service could have been better we had to wait a long time for our second round of drinks.

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W
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very good place for have a great meal. Love this chill place, foods are very awesome. Especially recommend the happy hour.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu has changed since I last came in, but the quality of the food remains the same. The food was absolutely delicious as always. And the drinks were great as well.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I have been to this location before. The layout of the space is not my favorite but I enjoyed the food and drinks. This time was not that great. The hostess was not friendly and very condescending.

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