Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown

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

We had a wonderful time eating at Gyu Kaku. We were hoping that this location had some of the special menu items we recently had in Beverly Hills and Orlando.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Toro Beef and the prime rib are the best

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not the best and servers had some attitude. Food was only okay for the price.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s alway a fun time with good friends and food. Can’t wait for my next treat.

A
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food from a Japanese chain. It was like being back in Tokyo. Get the Kalbi beef and bibimbop!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit too loud but great food

C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious and fun! Great way to celebrate a birthday - and even had a cute candle on ice cream for dessert!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!!!!!!!

SK
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

ニューヨークでの牛角は2回目でしたが、アメリカ的(!?)な牛角を試してみるのも良いかと思います。
日本よりも高くて品質も高くはないですが、牛角好きならお試しあれ!
私は、カルビビビンパが気に入りました。
ラーメンはイマイチですかね。。。

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Sylvester who made sure that everything was great. When the kitchen was slow, he offered us extra treats to compensate for our wait. It was a pleasure to be served by him. We hope to see him again the next time we go there.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The staff are overwhelmed. Maître D rude and customers made to feel like a number. He feigns kindness and acts very fake. No concern for seating requests and directs customer to website while in restaurant. Multiple orders forgotten, other people’s order received, a huge mess. Ownership must have changed and headingbdown hill.

DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

This was not my first time to have Japanese BBQ, but my first time at Gyu-Kaku. First of all, I should say that our server, Boat, was absolutely perfect. He was attentive, polite, and knowledgeable about the menu. That's the all the positive things I can offer. We ordered the $65 set menu. It came with fried chicken, which tasted obviously frozen and dunked in the frier. The 6 plates of meat were of the lowest quality. One selection was sliced so thin that it fell apart in the grill and dropped in. The bone-in-kalbi had 4 pieces that shriveled down to 1/8 inch thick after grilling. Sliced pork (belly?) was dry as a bone. The other cuts of meat were very tough and low quality and I tend to grill everything rare to medium, so the point was not the cooking. Should have known...such a large chain...don't expect great food.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun for kids. Had good time. Glad we picked this place.

AO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There was some confusion regarding happy hour. The waitress said it was happy hour so she would bring us the happy hour menu. Then the manager came and politely said it wasn’t happy hour for another 10mns, but we were free to wait until then to order. No issue so far. We ended up ordering 2 smoothies and the calamari appetizers in the meantime. Our waitress indicated that she was “training and owned up to making a mistake regarding the time” so I’m not sure what she said to the hostess behind our backs but this is where things took a left turn.
The hostess rudely comes to our table with a happy hour menu, and rudely tells us “next time you’re seated you gotta order from the menu you’re given!” Meanwhile we have 2 smoothies on the table and we’re waiting for our calamari appetizer while she’s saying this. Then she rudely snatches the old menus. I will never go back and forth with a stranger, there are way too many eateries in NY, so I didn’t bother ordering anything else. I simply asked for my check and a to-go box for the appetizers. Oh it gets worse, our waitress hands me a $7 check. She forgot to charge us for the drinks, so I flag her down and let her know to add our drinks. That girl couldn’t even bother mustering up a “thank you” for bringing it to her attention. She acted like I’m giving her extra work.
So no thanks, will never go back to this place. Go to their Flushing location, all the employees are so attentive and much nicer.

BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Didn't feel comfortable. Don't wanna talk about it.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow and they forgot one item we ordered. Fun restaurant and food quality was good.

EY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love everything about this place. Their cuts of meat is delicious and makes for a great quick BBQ meal. It is really great when you can have a sit-down BBQ with happy hour that starts at 11:30AM!!!
Their cocktails are good as well!

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience and although it might seem expensive, by NYC standards it is not. The difference is your getting your monies worth. So much good food and great half price drinks at the bar.

h
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and service is excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a date night with my girlfriend and had a great time.
Our waiter was always checking up to make sure everything is ok and was constantly changing out the grill plate. The price was great too with happy hour drinks being half price. The quality of meat was amazing and we will definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sempre buonsissimo! Torneremo ancora!

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DX
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressed by both choice and quality of meats. The staff was excellent - very helpful in explaining how things work to first timers like us. Will definitely go back - in NYC, or any other location.

GL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of those places where I want all my friends to try ! Because it’s so good! Been to 3 of the locations in NY alllll sooo Good!

HI
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Unfortunately was crowded so the service was very deficient

LG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a frequent visitor and it’s one of my favorite

E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Midtown location... Loved It!

K
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There was no green tea cake so I didn’t get eat that after meal.

DR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is super fun every time we highly recommend it

GD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the beef, tasty and tender. Great place to bring friends that want great food and drinks.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it's always great. i've been going for years. the food is tasty and different. the service is great and the atmosphere is different.

MI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, at an exceptional price!

b
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always love this place. That said, they need to rework their AC situation. Just too hot in the summer

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, servers we’re very courteous.

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, superb definetly worth the money and visit.

U
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thank you it was very nice evening. Food was excellent, service efficient. A bit noisy but ok! Tx again!

y
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The quality of the meat was good. I wish they had more side dishes or options for lettuce wraps. You cook the food yourself.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and I guess it could easily be one of the best Tempura restaurants outside of Japan. It is totally worth the price. If you are looking for cheap tempura, this is probably not the place to go. But if you are looking for quality Japanese food, this is definitely the right place. We celebrate my wife's birthday, and we ordered the set menu (kaiseki menu). We also ordered the whole lobster (highly recommended). It started with some Japanese small dishes which were already amazing! They serve the tempura one by one and they are all freshly fried. After all the tempura (which is a lot of tempura), we have the option to choose from the Tendon, Tencha and Udon. We ordered all three, and all of them are nice!

Service is excellent. My family had a very good time in the restaurant!

HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The overall experience was great. Very tasty food. The service was quick too. The drink variety was good. The weighter was very professional and changed the grill three times and brought drinks on time. We were late 10 minutes so our table was given away but we were given one withing 5 minutes. So it was great. We would have appreciated a birthday touch by the restaurant since we were celebrating a birthday. The sake and meats were five stars

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

The food was so good. Loved the experience of cooking my own meal. My boyfriend loved it.

WA
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to a different locations and this location is the best far...

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