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About Gyu-Kaku - Midtown

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.

805 3rd Ave 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily: 11:30AM–3PM
*Lunch specials only available
during weekdays

Dinner
Mon–Thu: 3PM–11PM last call
Fri & Sat: 3PM–12AM last call
Sun: 3PM–10PM last call

Happy Hour
Lunch: Everyday 11:30AM–3PM
Dinner: Everyday 3PM–6PM &
Mon–Thu: 9:30PM–11PM last call

Cross Street:
50th, 3rd Ave (2nd floor)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 702-8816

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/

Entertainment:
Yaki (grilling) niku (meats) has its origins in the Korean barbecue style commonly known as kalbi and bulkogi. However, Gyu-Kaku has taken yakiniku to a new level of dining enjoyment by combining state-of-the-art charcoal roaster systems with a bountiful menu of meats, seafood, poultry and vegetables, as well as vegetarian specialties and wines, Sake and desserts such as Smores at your table!

Public Transit:
South East corner of 50th St. and 3rd Ave. Second floor.

Subway: take 6 train to 51st and Lexington, head east to 3rd Ave. and south to 50 St.

Executive Chef:
You are the chef!!!

Private Party Facilities:
Gyu-Kaku can host private parties for up to 45 people. We also offer a prix-fixe menu for larger groups. There is also a private area for up to 20 people. Contact in advance required for large, private events.

Private Party Contact:
Joji Uematsu: (844) 727-2603

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gyu-Kaku - Midtown Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (33)
Good for Groups (33)
Fun (30)
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Happy Hour (29)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Authentic (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Great Beer (10)
Healthy (10)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Scenic View (7)
Spicy (7)
Tapas (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

I have been this place many many times and never had bad experience before but this time we didn't get what we ordered and when we asked a waiter why we haven't got the plate we ordered she was really rude. Such a disappointing experience especially I love their food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

New management has severely impacted the restaurant. Used to die for a reservation here. Would now pass everytime. I wish the new owners the best, but this was not what it used to be.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Gyu Kaku has several locations but I go to the one on 3rd Ave most often because it's near my office. Great place to take visitors to the city. The act of grilling your own meal makes it so much fun and makes conversation so easy. This was my first time there for happy hour - and the food has happy hour pricing too! Everything is deelish and the service is prompt and efficient, always. Make sure to reserve, it fills up fast.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Casual, Spicy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I absolutely loved Gyu-Kaku, the Kobe style was so incredibly worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Love this place. The front service was great accomendating our needs and patient.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Unique experience.. great food.. would definitely go again..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Lunch and happy hour specials are great. The food is always top notch. I've never had a bad experience here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I am not a frequent but have been here a few times and each time is always great. The service is quick, making it great for a lunch break. The food is wonderful, and I love being able to grill/cook at the table. The quality of the food is great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

I love the food. I always bring my family and friends here from out of town/country. They loved the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very cute spot for date night or dinner with friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I have come here a couple of times. It is a little bit pricey but I love the place. I like to go in groups

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and amazing service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I've been to Gyn-Kaku in Hong Kong and in Japan. This one in Manhattan is very nice as well. If you are looking for a nice Japanese BBQ place, this is the one to go. The lunch special and Happy Hour are really good deal.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Awesome experience, needless to say, the waiters are VERY attentive and receptive of any accommodations. Reservations are a must, it's seamless and quick.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Scenic View, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Thank for a great birthday for my brother.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Table was dirty, sticky. Food okay. Service okay.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

You'll have more food than you think

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

we made a reservation but had to wait 30 minutes for our table...

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent experience. The service and environment are great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Beef stuff doesn't always have lots of flavor, and cod not the best, but value is great.
Our waiter forgot to enter the order before going on the break so we waited forever and called for another waiting staff to investigate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love every aspect of this dining experience, considering it was the first time trying this place out. I definitely would go back and recommend it to others looking for a new dining experience to try :). Servers were very attentive to our needs and the music was very good, I enjoyed the ambiance, service and overall experience 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Organic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was amazing, they do give smaller portions of meat but we ordered so much we didn't notice. Our waiter gave us a quick overview of how to work the grill, in case there were new people, he was also very speedy there was hardly any wait time for our food/drinks. Definitely will be going back, great place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We LOVE this place! Every time we have a new visitor, we take them here!

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Really bad service, got the hanger steak and it okay but the sirloin was so chewy it just was not good. Not coming back

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Terrific lunch. Incredible food, drink and value. Look forward to my next meal here!

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Kids love this place! Love the food and cooking their own dinner at the table.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good fun, vibrant atmosphere, only downside - bar a bit slow.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Server was in a rush. She did not introduce herself and did not go over the menu. An order was missed therefore we decided to cancel the order. Manager adjusted $3.00 which I was not looking for anything free all I wanted for her to note that this is the service industry leave it if you can't do such task.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

ランチメニュー、ハッピーアワードリンクがお得でよく通っています。

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I would say the service was terrible! I made a reservation online, but when we got there, they had us wait for more than 20 minutes to get a table!!! That lady was keep serving others who came later than us and saying to us "wait a minute"... When we finally sat down, we found that there was actually several available tables...Then the fire was too small so the manager had us move to another table, but waiters didn't bring all our dishes to the new table so we miss our soups and have to keep ask other waiters to give us plates, tissues, spoons... Terrible experience!!!

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 (London)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Novel experience for UK visitors, meat was lovely. Restaurant felt overbooked and we were kept waiting nearly half an hour

Tags: Fun, Casual
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good food. Great service. Excellent value lunch menu.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I love this place so much, me & my girl doesn't even want to go to another restaurant. Our kid constantly wants to go as well

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very fun and great food. A little pricey considering you're cooking your own food but I'd say it's worth it!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The different types of BBQ beef were excellent and well marinated.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Estuvo genial!!
Fuimos con niños, y se lo pasaron pipa!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I love the open table for booking my reservation although when I asked the reception at the restaurant if any table is available she not helpful. So OpenTable saved the day. Loved the service as I redeemed my free ice cream! Yay!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We looked for a reservation for 11:15 pm to eat after our show. A short walk from Broadway, The restaurant is on the second floor with many booths against the windows. There is a hibachi-style cook grill in the center of the table. If you order meat, it is severed raw but seasoned depending upon what you order (very thin slices) that are fun and easy to cook (about 1 min). Sliced onion, red bell pepper, corn, etc are also served for grilling. The food was great and it was very easy to grill it and eat at your own speed. Dipping sauces are offered, some quite spicy, some bland, etc. Great place. The only nick in the deal - we were there late (close at 12 midnight) and the staff started cleaning the fire grills at 11:40. Not bad, but it did make things feel rushed at the end.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

It was a great experience because of the food and the fact that you can prepare your own entree. Only thing is the waitress need to be a little more attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for our 5th anniversary. She spent a lot of time in Japan and is very into their culture (shes from CT) so I wanted something Japanese but not the usual Sushi type place. I also wanted something that was more than just paying too much to sit and eat. This filled both of those things. It was fun and entertaining to grill things right at the table and appropriately priced for what we ordered.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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