Gyu-Kaku - Midtown

4.6
2033 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service

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

Whenever I have out of town guests stopping by New York for a visit, I always recommend a lunch or dinner at Gyu-Kaku. They are always impressed with the service and food, and I have yet to have a single poor experience.

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

Facility is a bit dated and worn but the experience was fantastic. So much fun. We tried one of group meals and it was a great option. Good variety and plenty of food. Service was okay. We will be back.

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Not like the Gyu-Kaku in Japan. No all you can eat option. Portions are highly overpriced for their size. Drinks were delicious but weak. Food was delicious but the price and quantity will prevent me from coming back.

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MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Gyu-Kaku in midtown is great. The servers, supervisors/managers... But most importantly... The food. It's a really good experience. Everyone is so nice and professional. The food is well seasoned and tender. I didn't have one bad item form the menu. It gets busy though. I can see why. So make a reservation.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Early bird is Great deal. But service can be better as I have to chase them down many times to get their attention. When they describe what type of meat I have, difficult to understand what they are saying with their heavy accents

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food, great view, server was super LOW energy- but we were there to enjoy Mother’s Day!

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m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We discovered Gyu-Kaku on a recent trip to Houston, Texas. Now we see that they are in NY too! We keep coming back for the wonderful barbecue experience, along with a great spread of appetizers and sides, from miso soup and edamame to ramen and even smores. We shall return!

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

Great food, great service, and awesome experience!

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RW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat. A brilliant experience with very tasty food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time

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RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with high quality food and drinks.

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

Fantastic and quick service!

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s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

The good : service was very very fast and friendly. The bad: it was very cheap but way Way too much food in the recommended 2 person meals, grubby sticky tables and bathroom

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

I love this place! Great meat, perfect appetizers, banana cheesecake dessert is TOP! Mango mai tai and lychee bellinis are perfect!

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

First time there, it was amazing. The food was excellent.

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

Had a great time! Excellent service!

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DJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a hidden gem in the neighborhood. A Korea BBQ style meal but with Japanese meats.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner. It’s our sons favorite.

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PH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food with great deals to choose from . You can enjoy for any occasion

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

I had egg shells in my rice, made reservations and still had a family (Caucasian) seated before us whom which had no reservations. The kids enjoyed cooking but overall not worth my money.

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

Delicious, Fun, and they absolutely have one of the best and most yummy Happy hrs in the city.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food is always amazing. The service was pretty slow and not much customers.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

They have very very strict reservation system. Also honestly the quality isn’t good. Don’t use for any special occasion or business as they will definitely cancel your reservation in 15 minutes. Unlike their notes in Open Table, calling them doesn’t make any change of their policy. Again don’t use this place if you have any chance of changing plan. I reserved this place for my guests but when my guest was being late I called them but they said in 15 minutes my reservation is absolutely cancelled and no way to hold extra 5 minutes.

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was really good and excellent service!

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KA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Absolutely delicious. Fresh veggies and great meat quality. Service was outstanding! Can't wait to eat here again.

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EZ
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great to start discovering Japanese BBQ... and great for meat lovers!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We asked the waitress for our drinks multiple times and received them when we were done with our food and paying the tab

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KH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place with good service and buzzing atmosphere. Convenient and nice for a group.

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DK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

21st Anniversary. We enjoyed our meal! Will dine again.

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ET
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the place. My kid 21 months old never get bored because he can see the vehicles on roads outside from big windows.

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RX
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Good food with poor service. Their put 6 People into four people's table. I don't even have my silverware when the dishes ready. I feel like the waiter are kinda push us, and want us leave quickly, so that, their will have high turnover rate.

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JO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

We have been coming to this restaurant for 6+ years because we looove the food and the service. However, the place can use some much needed TLC.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Well the service was slow unfortunally . And I know cause I go to gyu kaku every weekend I visit all diferent establishments the cooper square one it's my fav. I dont know if I would come back to this one again this is the 2nd time they make me wait a lot even with reservations . And the meet noodles and rice took 30 minutes to come to the table . Not happy .

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F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s a fun place, good value option for “friends from out of town” night out.. different, fun and interesting.. been there a few times.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Staff did great accommodating food allergies for someone in our party. Only one complaint - walk-ins seemed to be given priority over those with reservations. We were seated 15 minutes late

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RP
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food it was awesome I love the food it tasted very good

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GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place, good place to eat, great relation quality/price

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick and efficient service. Great servers and delicious food. Was an amazing experience overall

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