Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown

4.7
2390 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 2390 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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RichardL
Washington DC
5 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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MariaP
New York Area
1 review
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
1 review
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
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
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
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
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

PC
ParisC
New York Area
2 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
2 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
6 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
2 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.

JD
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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vipvirginiep
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not as good as before (food, service....)....COVID does not excuse everything...
Waiter was a push over and kind of rude since the beginning...Drop the check when we were still eating the entrees.....Then at 9:50 pm (we had a 8:30 pm reservation and arrived in time) we had paid the check, we were finishing the bottle of wine we ordered...he came to our table and told us with an ATTITUDE: sorry but you have to go we have a 10 pm curfew because of the pandemic.
So my answer was: sorry but I know all the city guidelines, I am a restaurant owner in the city, and the new curfew since Sunday February 14th is 11 PM.
At first, he did not know what to answer to that....Then, he answered (with an EVEN BIGGER attitude): NO IT IS STARTING ONLY ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26th. (which is actually the date when the indoor dining goes from 25% to 35% occupancy)
This restaurant is part of a big restaurant group, they should know and teach the new guidelines to their employees.
If you want to close earlier on Sundays, that is fine with me, but please change your google listing and open table reservation times available, so you don't have to rush your customers OUT SO FAST.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and eat

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. I'm gonna come back here again. Can't wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is mine and girls favorite place to go ! You should get the New York steak. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food

JG
JayG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I’ve been here several times & know what to expect. The reason my visit was a utter failure was because the grill kept cutting off while my food was cooking , had no way of knowing if my food was cooked properly, so only thing I had was the Garlic rice & some appetizers since those were the only things I could confirm were cooked properly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food is not the same as before, pork wasn’t fresh at all utensils were plastic. Really bad experience

JJ
JJJJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely hannah and connor did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff!

SB
StephanieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food was delicious but we felt very rushed. We came to celebrate a birthday, hence why I made a reservation. I was told we couldn't sit until the entire party (3 people) were there. Not a problem. One member showed up 10 minutes late. As we were being sat, we were told we had 1 hr and 20 minutes because our table had another reservation. We then proceeded to see another table being sat without the entire party arriving til several minutes later. We were a little peeved to see that happen in front of our eyes, when we couldn't be sat and then told our time was limited.

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vipRose
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I needed to wait for a while to have seat. However, the manager and the team members are prompt and nice. The server was attentive and food was prepared fast. I love the food and the service here. The entrance and exit are separate and the hand sanitizers are provided upon arrival which is good way to prevent spread of virus. Love here!

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vipRobert009
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We had a very good experience at Gyu-Kaku. The quality of the food was high and varied, the service was excellent and it was a lot of fun. Overall, a creative and enjoyable experience.

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Lindsay
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Love going there for lunch or dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, food came out fast, was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and staff was excellent, but everything was rushed and In didn’t like the time allocation to eat. Not a good feeling to feel rushed and under a deadline wen ur looking to have a leisure experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It felt like it was before covid I loved it

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LoveToEat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been back to this location in a week. Customer service is always so warm, kind and attentive. Definitely felt safe with the COVID protocols. Food always super delish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Restrictions due to Covid-19 (some relevant some not at all), made the experience not worth with.

MV
MagdalenaV
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Family experience at Gyu-Kaku Midtown location was amazing. The service was great and the food was AMAZING. We will definetly be back and I highly recommend this place to everyone.

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Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2390 OpenTable diners.

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