Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown

4.6
2410 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We're Back! 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:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via phone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.
- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.
- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.
- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.
-One member of the party must provide information for contact tracing.
-Please arrive with your full party, as our waiting area has been closed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2410 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WonderOyaji
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

仕事関係の友人と数年ぶりのNYでの再会を祝し、懐かしい焼き肉を選択しました。久々に食べましたが、カルビもハラミもタンも美味しかったです。束の間の日本を満喫しました。また、行きたいと思います。

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Portion sizes have decreased along with quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

i visit gyu on the regular and i was extremely disappointed with the quality of the food, the different servers we had to speak to and the wait time to be served and attended to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The overall dining experience was okay. Food was good, but servers kept forgetting what they have/haven’t served to the table. The service was below average. At first it was all good, but the moment we’ve done our barbecue meat, the waitress just came and turned off the fire. She forgot to give us our s’mores. And we waited for twenty minutes for she showing up to our table again and asked her to turn on the fire for the s’mores. At last, we called for our bill for twice but still waited for over fifteen minutes. Idk what was going on with the last part service on that day.

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Kayla
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love it here. My family and I always go with our friends. They updated their menu post COvID which is amazing! The only thing I miss is the beef bimbimbop rice. It was delicious. Now they only have white rice but Ik they are offering a different beef rice since our visit. We got the Ninja, which was fantastic! The harami steak!!! Wow! All of the beef selections were amazing. The only gripe is the chicken, nothing really special there, but overall would recommend Gyu-Kaku to anyone wanting a fun and different experience. Bring your friends/family here, they will LOVE IT.

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vipmisschiga
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hubby and I couldn't go to this restaurant for a year cuz COVID. We are so glad to see the people who works there for years are still there.
I love this place!! Their food and service are amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

I used to come here with friends before covid and always enjoyed the food and services. This visit was very disappointing. Food wasn’t as great and fresh. Service was just so bad that I couldn’t believe that’s the same place I knew. Will not come back to this location. May still go to other locations

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JasmineH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

not my first time being to one of their chain locations, definitely never coming back to this one though. keep in mind i’m a bartender/server at a VERY high paced restaurant writing this review & my boyfriend as well which is who i went this. terrible service, took 25 minutes to get greater at our table, dirty cups and plates, no one ran our food, we saw it just sitting there in the kitchen. kept having to ask for new cups and utensils. our food was done fast but took an extra 30 minutes to reach us. also, our waitress followed us out of the restaurant to ask if we could tip her more... we literally saw her twice the entire night, when she took our order and when she took our payment. sad that you can’t really enjoy the food here being the place is so dirty and the service is ridiculous. much better experience at the times square location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Service wasn’t up to par.

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Lindsay
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Gyu-Kaku but I was disappointed by the quality of the food this time. The tuna in the Tuna Volcano was definitely not fresh and I sent it back. The okonomiyaki was mediocre, won't have it again.
Service is usually fantastic but this time we didn't have any fresh plates, refill of water and the tongs on the table were dirty when we sat down.
I will go back because I've been to this place many times and everything is usually great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time doing Korean BBQ, it was an experience and I would definitely come back

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AmirB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food and great service. Will be a repeat customer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

No all you can eat menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monaco
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipRich
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good for Friends and groups to enjoy the BBQ. meal with Delicious food and kind staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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CRUZ
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Happy hour from 12-6pm is critical.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great surprise to find such a tasty meal with great service from this chain restaurant. We absolutely loved it and will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was good, just a few babies crying ruined the mood

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RichardL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I arrived ten minutes early and checked in to see i can sit down first but they insist i have to stand outside the restaurant and wait -- 5 minutes later they ask if they can give away our table first unless my friend shows up on time - which i won't know for sure -- my friend showed up on time but they gave us a horrible left over table --- with no service.
had to ask for extra plate several times and won't bring them.
we ordered then someone try to come take order again.
I ordered the most expensive A5 wagyu for 60 dollars four slices --- the worse left over wagyu that is still frozen and too thick to bbq had to wait for it to defrost ---

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place and will be back. Everything was delicious, service was perfect and they did something cute for my sisters birthday without me asking.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation earlier that morning at 11am. Restaurant was open and ready on time. Service was great, got all my meats and today the cuts when each one was presented.

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vipMariaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants - has been for years. Now during covid times, the experience was not the same. I normally need metal utensils as I'm not good with chopsticks. But now they don't give these anymore, and I had to eat with a plastic, disposable fork. I was really annoyed at this, and don't understand how it could prevent the spread of covid. The sauces were not on the table anymore, and when I asked for them, they arrived in individually-sized plastic containers. So much plastic waste, painful to see, besides making for a poor experience. I felt like getting airline food in economy class. The bibimbap was served on a plate instead of the usual bowl it comes in, where you let it sit so the rice gets crispy and you can mix in the spice. It was so different and disappointing, it could not be called bibimbap - it was just rice with onions and meat. I really hope things go back to normal soon. In the meantime, I will carry my own metal utensils if I go back

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Reservation for 8:45, when we arrive they let us know it is last call and the kitchen is about to close. Felt very rushed. Would have been nice to know that before we got there. Not sure why they even allow reservations at that time if they were going to act so angry about it. When staff came by it was to hurry us along rather than see what we needed. Food and ambiance is overall fine but the service was definitely poor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! The general manager was super attentive. We have loved every location we’ve been to!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s my second time in that location. It is a nice space.

But, i somehow always feel rushed there.

Overall, food was enjoyable.

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Jacks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I absolutely love this restaurant. However, my reservations were for 9:30 pm. We weren’t seated until 10 pm and they pretty much started rushing us because they had to close by 11 pm. Overall the food and drinks were amazing. Just wish we got more time to relax and enjoy our time there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb like every year

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ParisC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, excellent food, covid precautions well-set in place.

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RisseEats
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our lunch here. The food is DELICIOUS, the drinks are big and tasty, and the staff are really nice. I took away one star because, right now, there is a 2 hour time limit on the meal which makes the food come out lightening fast. The pace is perfect for them because we got out in exactly 2 hours but it was definitely overwhelming with all the food arriving at the table at the pace that it did. You do feel kind of rushed, which I read in other reviews. Although I do understand the reasoning behind it, it is still a bit much. Hopefully post covid restrictions, the time limit is lifted so you can truly enjoy your time there.

We ordered the pre arranged meal for 4 people (since there was 4 of us and it was our first time there) at $110 with three appetizers in addition and it was TOO MUCH food. The pre arranged meals are more than enough for the amount of people suggested.

Overall, I do plan to return.

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Lindsay
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place as always. Food is good and noise level is low

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We had an 8:30PM reservation, and they rushed us the second we sat down. They should have not allowed us to make a reservation that late as the staff gave us conflicting information about the timing of last call and ordering. We wouldn't have gone if we would have known this was going to be the case, or would have just booked earlier.

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vipJD102042
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch specials!

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lianne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had A wonderful lunch experience, lots of space from each table and the restaurant is really clean. Will definitely go back again, thank you!

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Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 2410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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