Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown

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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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve with us at Gyu-Kaku with your friends and family! With a variety of meats, vegetables, and much more - Gyu-Kaku has something to please everyone!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas with us at Gyu-Kaku with your friends and family! With a variety of meats, vegetables, and much more - Gyu-Kaku has something to please everyone!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve with us at Gyu-Kaku with your friends and family! With a variety of meats, vegetables, and much more - Gyu-Kaku has something to please everyone!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2238 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Almost did not honor my reservation because they took a party of 73 people. They turned down a few reservations before us. But we were able to get a table after waiting for 30 mins. But then waited almost an hour for the appetizers, which was ridiculous.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time ordering a large course meal and everything was fantastic.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service & Amazing Food! Highly recommended!

FB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my girl out on a date here and it was a great inexpensive date.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday. Very delicious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Real busy. Prbly too soon to take care of plates that were finished.

AC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Restaurant was filthy with trash on the floor and dirty seats.
The atmosphere was very loud and hectic.
This was not a relaxing, enjoyable dinner.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. Some waiters and waitress English better be improved, it was kind of difficult to communicate. Besides, you don’t find them some times when you need.
Overall satisfied.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time. Great experience and food was fab.

n
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service wasn’t great and still a tad irritated about our bill. Came in with 2 kids, so 4 total. Waitress explained menu and suggested the dinner for for, I thought that was a lot of food considering the kids don’t eat much and it was our first time with that kind of food. I asked if we could order the dinner for 2 and she said yeah. Took a few minutes to look over the menu, ordered the dinner for 2 and a miso soup. Kept the menu to look at the other apps and also asked her for the pot stickers and seaweed salad. All the food started arriving and it was so much, being our first time we didn’t think anything of it. Finally finished and nearly half of the meat and sides were not eaten. Never received the pot stickers or sea weed salad, my husband also ordered a 2nd cocktail and never hot that either. When we got the bill she had put in the dinner for 4, made sense why there was so much wasted food but then had to pay nearly double for a dinner we didn’t order!! It was a cool fun dining experience but we would never return!

AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular date spot for me and my boyfriend, and once again just great. We had John as our server and he was just amazing. Definitely made the experience more enjoyable.

EY
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

THere aren't too many places where you can cook your own food and this place is fun!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Happy hour is awesome. Can’t beat it

GH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and plenty to share. We were all stuffed (6 people) after doing the 4 person sampler. Great spot for group meals or lunch as everyone can take turns grilling the meat and stuff. Would def go back in the future.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have fun there! **

DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual. Prices were great because it was Happy Hour. I took my best friend who had never been before. She has a gluten allergy. She was so thrilled not to have to ask what did or did not have gluten. Gyu-Kaku has taken all the guess work out of having a Gluten free meal. All foods are labeled GF if they are gluten free. She was so excited to see a restaurant that recognized how important it is to label what contains gluten and what does not. I think this will be her new "go to " restaurant.

CC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Gyu-Kaku!

The food was excellent and filling. I definitely recommend the meat lovers bbq course!

Our waitress was very attentive and nice. She took the time out to explain everything to us as it was our first time at a Korean bbq restaurant. The other waiters also told us how long to cook each meat when they brought it to the table. At the end they also surprised us with a birthday dessert and the birthday song which was very cute!

The waitress also took the time to tell us to download the app and help us redeem free stuff plus $10 off our next meal which was very cool and appreciated.

The ambiance of the restaurant is also pretty chill, they had a nice 2000’s hits playlist going which wasn’t too loud and the seating arrangements were also pretty cool. We’ll definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great... the only issue was that one of our dishes was quite late, somehow it got “lost” during a busy Friday lunch. Server was super nice, informative and expedited the late dish.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
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
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Comfort food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fir small group went for my birthday

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
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.

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