Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown

4.6
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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.
What 2218 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Utensils were dirty. They ran out of forks (ridiculous). Meat cuts looked as if they were scrap pieces. Our server Michael was awesome.

SJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Comfort food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fir small group went for my birthday

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. Worth every penny

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Server was rude, I mentioned the happy hour prices at 9:20 & he got upset, which forced us to order because it got awkward made us order a drink because we had to order before those 10 mins. Once 9:30 came he took our order & never bothered to come check on us again. We lacked proper eating utensils & plates. When I finally got his attention & mentioned these things are missing he said he would bring them, never returned instead was talking to the customers next to us about sneakers. Shortly after another server noticed us waiting not eating, asked if everything was okay & instantly got us utensils & plates. Overall the food was great but the serving staff needs to look more like they actually want to be there.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great food great service great fun.

DR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always on point. The food is delicious, the service is wonderful and it’s just plain fun Here.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great mean. Never mentioned my birthday but was surprised with ice cream and a candle. Thank you Gyu Kaku staff for a great experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing. Great service and ambiance

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

small portions
expensive lunch menu
receptionist has an attitude if you did not make a reservation, even if there are tables available

BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! You can't beat the happy hour or lunch specials. Can't wait to go back!

JL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is just always SO tasty. We can't afford it every night, but for any occasion we show up. I recommend the online reservations.

KD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first time having Japanese Bar-B-Que. It was very convenient location to get to. It was cool to hear the host shout and the kitchen reply. Most places do not inform you all that much about possible discounts, but the staff made sure we knew all that we could try to get and got us a great deal. will bring a horde of friends on my next visit.

M
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I would recommend Gyu-Kaku in general to a friend. However, the service in the Midtown location was terrible. We had to remind the waitstaff to bring our party of 3 rice after we received several meat dishes. Our appetizers did not arrive until AFTER most of the meat was grilled. One of the members of my party did not even receive her drink until halfway through the meal. Overall, such poor service. Very disappointing to say the least.

TN
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Grill power is so weak.
It takes time to grill meat.

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, attentive staff & most importantly excellent food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful scenery with a lot of great

S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Love this restaurant. I would say all of the bbq beef is good. Don't order the calamari though, kind of disappointing. Fun experience, love using the grill. But, it was so so loud. The noise level was too high to begin with, and didn't help that the waiters were yelling. Other than the noise, it was great. Would definitely recommend!

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so good. Just remember to make reservations ahead as it will be full.

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for Japanese BBQ. This location appears to have more appetizer selections which is great for groups. Very spacious with some unique seating arrangements.

B
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is a great place for a date I’ll definitely come back for me

PE
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was slow - the food quality was bad...I am not sure if I’ll go back! It used to be great but now it’s not anymore ...

MT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour deals and nice location at night with big windows. Download their apps for more discounts!

y
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love the food choice and the lunch set. It is definitely a good value set. However, the server tried to take away our plates before we are done with the food twice. I understand the pressure that during lunch peak there are people waiting for tables. But we felt it was a little rushed to get out. Overall our dining time is about less than an hour. We did not have that kind of issue in the past, so maybe it's the particular waiter thing. Hopefully, it gets improved.

AA
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Thursday evening had a Festive/celebratory atmosphere. Great place to meet friends and be comfortable with having a laugh and good time.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We usually come a couple of times a week and this visit was completely different. Three staff seemed to be completely new with the exception of three that we recognized and saw regularly. They continued to be amazing. Too bad they weren't our wait staff for the day. Two of our drink orders were wrong, it took over 20 minutes to get our meat for grilling (raw), and an appetizer was forgotten. We tried to give our server a benefit of the doubt but she barely came to check in on us. No apologies for any of this. Anddd for the cherry on top... They didn't have any tequila. None. Not a drop. What? Yeah that happened. It's sad really. Another one bites the dust.

BR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this location! Tiffany was a fantastic server and she normally works out of Cooper Square location.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Use with family.
Very friendly and jaramillo is delicious!

t
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is a cery nice experience and happy hour is late witch is Amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here! Delicious food, great drinks, nice view of midtown Manhattan!

LB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our daughter’s birthday. And she chose the restaurant.

d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable meal, relaxed atmosphere.

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I go there at least twice a moth. We love their food and the people who works there.
They know what they have to do. Great service all the time.

L
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I meade reservations for 7 and they stuffed us in a 4 person booth with one grill. It was not ideal at all. We were squished the whole time, there was no room for everyones food, and grilling 7 peoples lunches on one grill was less than appealing. We were hungry and irritated at the lack of care they gave to such a large party. The servers ended up forgetting some of our meals and the specials that came with them. Overall I was disappointed by their choice of seating us....One person had to sit in the isle at a stand a lone chair and ended up getting tripped over by multiple servers. We asked for a bigger table, as we were crammed and apparently in their way, but was refused.

I would not reccommend more than 4 people attend at a time. They are NOT good with large parties.

CL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall dining experience and food were great. This was our third time at this location. Our server just seemed to have an attitude and came off like he did not want to be waiting on our table. Everyone else was very friendly. Highly recommend going for their happy hour. Good quality food overall

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Would definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were late, but it worked out because they weren’t ready either; food and drinks were amazing, and they let us take it to the table ! I only wish is that we could have been able to still have drinks from happy hour at the table. Nonetheless, everything was amazing, waitress was courteous & efficient !

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