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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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CW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Watress forgot a dish. Overall good. Same quality food but cheaper than cooper union store.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best, very tentative.
Always a great place to hang with friends and food always taste good.

IG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After a day of dining at GYU Kaku, I returned with a friend to try other items on the menu and was very pleased .. they are all delicious ..price was right .. good service .
Now planning to treat my friend on her bday at GYU Kaku .

KM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot!!! You get to cook your own food which is a fun experience and a great conversation starter. Definitely going back !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

店員さんはテキパキ動き、サービスもいい。
お味もそこそこ。ハッピーアワーは全体的にお得感あり。
お肉は日本と変わらないレベル。イマイチ。
ゴマねき塩ラーメンが目的で訪問。麺同士がくっついたまま茹でられ、くっついたまま登場。スープも味の持って行き場に困ったが、完食した。

問題はここから。
日本人経営のレストランの中で1番汚い。
イスや窓の冊子、ちょっとした隙間には、食べかすや焼きカスがちらばっていた。
正直、座りたくなかったし、荷物やコートも置きたくなかった。
だから、味やサービスがどうであれ、もう行きません。

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PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun place with a big group. We had 9 people so we had our own little room.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lo unico negativo fue la persona que nos atendio en la recepcion del restaurante . Una señora mayor de pelo rubio / gris que no fue nada amable . Casi sin decirnos nada nos acompaño de malas formas a la mesa .
El resto de personal del restaurante fue impecable . La comida muy buena . Siempre que venimos a New York repetimos experiencia .

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Woo Bin gave us great service!!

SA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good, and plentiful! We were a party of 2 and shared the meat lovers meal, there were several cuts of steak, as well as soup, salad, chicken, edamame, and rice. We were so full afterward, but still managed to eat our s'mores for dessert. Definitely a fun and delicious dining experience!

DG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like this place, it’s not overly priced and it’s interactive. The bar is also happy hour all day long, it’s not on the menu.

Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. I had a wonderful time

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. The hostess was friendly and very helpful with finding a window table for are stay. The serve was so friendly and very helpful and on point with every service. The rest of staff even was making sure we didn’t burn are meat dishes . The food was very flavorful and delicious. The samurai for four was plenty of food to feed all four very generously. To top it off the s’mores was a great pleasant ending to the entire experience.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiters kept coming frequently which disrupted our conversation.

C
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A great place for family sharing. Kids loved it!
Menu is a bit a hard to understand but server was extremely helpful.
Very much recommended for a family dine out or friends get together

m
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly staffs, delishous food and great price!

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal, friendly service

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun great food always love coming here

CL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with a group of 10 adults for my birthday this weekend. We had a great experience. The table was comfortable (though the benches could have been cleaned a bit better before we arrived). The service was great - we got some of the price fixed meals for big groups which was fantastic & easy - we didn't even have to pick anything out. Everything was pre set & meat, veggies, sides, etc just kept on coming. We enjoyed the drinks as well! The s'mores were a hit too & they had a fun birthday song at the end! It was a bit loud in general, but to be expected from a place that hosts large groups. Overall great experience & we even saved $25 off the check with their app.

S
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I would definitely recommend for the food & drinks but the service leaves a lot to be desired. They have a timeframe for diners and they have a tendency of rushing folks.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE I HATED IT

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woman’s bathroom 👌🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The miso soup was plain taste - there was no ‘miso’ flavor ! Some of the beef for BBQ were quite chewy. The fried chicken (appetizer) was very good.

D
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! I’d eat here everyday if I could!!!

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Eleni was great along with our waiter and waitress.

OT
Nottingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to New York and our 2nd visit her . Yet again the whole experience was wonderful all the food was excellent , waiters were all very polite and pleasent .Will definitely come again when we revisit New York.

HC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Seats and tables need to be refurbished. Fabric was torn on our seats. Tables were all scratched up.
Otherwise, food and service were great!!!

O
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a few kids over for s’mores and it was love at first bite.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a blast

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did gluten-free right. Everyone enjoyed and no one got sick

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, we come here every month and the food, service and whole experience is always outstanding

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as usual!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food even on such a busy day highly recommend!!

DS
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance as always love to do the bbq at the table like that

OT
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

All food was over salted. The place is old and worn out, the service is ok though. From my point of view some renovations and adding some healthier options to the menu might help.

f
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, food always good! Will definitely keep coming back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Typical Japanese BBQ restaurant, but it's not easy to find this quality in NY. I just used for lunch, so the quality was decent, but it seems there are some special kinds of meat in the menu. The more you pay, the better quality of meat you can eat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was very nice, people were kind and helpful along with a delicious meal with good instruction on how to cook it!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome experience food was great.

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can eat at this place every day, the best food in the city and the best service

OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal experience! The staff was helpful and informative! All around fun experience and a must do while in NYC!!!

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