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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (46)
Fun (42)
Happy Hour (38)
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Good for Birthdays (38)
Good for a Date (35)
Casual (35)
Great for Lunch (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Tasting Menu (18)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Kid-friendly (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Business Meals (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (10)
Great Beer (9)
Healthy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Spicy (8)
Tapas (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Scenic View (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2013

Love the Meat Lover's Special (though I don't love the name). Plenty of food at a great lunch special "Happy hour" price.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2013

Second time's the charm? :) It was still good. Due to the energetic noise levels at lunchtime, it was hard to hear the servers explain the sauces, cooking time etc, the BBQ restaurant may consider advising the servers to adjust their voices accordingly. Otherwise, the food is great. The mille crepes is to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 10, 2013

The first time I went to this restaurant I absolutely loved it so much that I took my boyfriend as a fun date. I'm not a huge fan of the city but this place is definitely a unique affordable spot that is worth going to and I would definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2013

great food and services,
right in mid town, great for people who work in park ave.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2013

I went here with my boyfriend and out 2 friends for his birthday and we did the $80 3 course meal which was amazing! the food was great. Only thing I personally think this place is for two people at a time not good for groups, just because the grill in front of you is small and it takes a little bit of time to cook the meats. especially when your starving like we were it was torture lol... but hey a group is still good I would personally just like it for me and my bf. The mai tah drink was ehh Ive had better, I couldnt even finish it I had to force myself, and I dont have to force myself to drink anything alcoholic..the server was nice attentive changed our grills when needed, its very romantic very dimmed lighting..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2013

Despite having changed some products and raised prices a little bit since my last visit in 2012, still is a good option to have a relaxed dinner eith friends or in couple. Ask for a table close to a window for great views!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2013

This is a great place to have fun with friends or just a fun and different place for a date, the overall feel of the place is fun! The food is excellent!!! (as long as you can cook) We will def be going back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2013

I wanted someplace fun and I wasn't disappointed. Who doesn't love BBQing indoors?! The food was surprisingly good but the meat kept sticking to the BBQ grill so they need to give the tables individual oil to brush on or they need to switch to ceramic grills. I would go again just for the fun of it.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2013

My group had a delicious assortment of meats to grill ourselves, salmon, salad and cooked food. The waitstaff was very pleasant and helpful ( I especially liked that they split our dishes into separate portions for the three of us!). Haven't been to other locations but this one has a lovely, tranquil decor in a convenient mid-town location. I will probably return to try their special seasonal menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2013

The communal cooking aspect is fun, and the raw materials (food) is fresh & well-seasoned...so the results are tasty. It's a nice place and the service was fast, efficient and friendly. Note...if you're not going with one of the specials, it's pretty pricey...so look at those. We got a special for four for about $88, and then with three drinks, three or four sides and two desserts, practically doubled the tab - which took it from the realm of "great deal" to fair price, but not exceptional - just don't get caught by surprise when the tab comes. In fairness, you spend a lot of time in this type of restaurant (a little over two hours in our case), so the table turnover is slow, and they do need to make money.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2013

This is a fun place...not fine dining but entertaining. They kept brining more food before we had a chance to eat appetizers; so we felt rushed. And it's a bit expensive, but consider that you're paying for the entertainment of cooking your own food...if you find that entertaining.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2013

Went 2 couples, had a nice dinner. Food is great. Then the bill arrives. Two men give their CCs to split the check and a few minutes later the waitress comes back to tell us that both cards declined. The error is UNABLE TO INITIALIZE.We told her that its the machine error, not card error. Manager arrived, told us in front of everyone how cards aren't good. So the 2 women gave our cards. Manager arrives saying these are bad also. The chance of 4 cards of 4 people declining are astronomical. He asked if we have cash but we didnt. Eventually he came back and said that the machine isnt working and that we should wait while they fix it. They could have at least given us free drinks or dessert while we waited almost half an hour!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2013

I can't say enough; Gyu-Kaku is one of my favorite places to go. The food is great. Recently we had pork belly, short ribs, prime rib, duck, the assorted veggies and the SMORES (and of course saki bombs).

This place is great. I mean, how can you go wrong with cooking your own marinated meat? Seriously, this is one of my greatest enjoyments in life. I have been here a handful of times and will continue to go back. Great for all ages!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2013

Went for late lunch. Food as usual was excellent. But the service and the timing of the food delivery was off for some reason that day. We had to wait for about 20-30 minutes just to have one of the entrees to be delivered. Luckily, I was busy catching up with a friend that it didn't matter as much.
Maybe they were short-handed that day? Maybe the cook was new? Maybe the staff was changing?
I still like Gyu-kaku. But I suppose, I have always expected good service and good food from them.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2013

I go to Gyu Kaku at least once a month and have now even become a gold member. Their food and service never disappoints. I would recommend it to all my friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2013

I have been here twice now, and it definitely lived up to my memories of the first time! My first trip was a date with my now-fiance for his birthday on a recommendation from a friend, and it was delicious. This time was to celebrate his new job and our engagement, and it was even better this time. The menu is massive, the food is incredible, the service is great, and the experience is unforgettable! I am a healthy eater, and often I have trouble finding just one dish, but here, I found enough for numerous visits, and the desserts are amazing enough to make me indulge :).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 2, 2013

I was here on a Saturday with a friend for lunch and got seated next to the window. Although there wasn't much going on at the streets downstairs, it's still nice to have a view. Lunch specials are available everyday and they are at very reasonable price. Portions are not big but they are quite filling. My favorite ended up to be the strip steak, despite the fact that I had high hopes for Kalbi.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2013

It was just an okay experience. Definitely not a great place for groups. We had 7 ppl and it was cramped. The waiters and waitresses were not very friendly. Certain dishes were great but there were just some mediocre, nothing that I couldn't make at home.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2013

Went there with my son for dinner, and we had a very good time

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2013

I've been to three locations so far, and have had wonderful experiences every time. Fantastic food, wonderful staff, and a very fun place for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2013

You can preoccupy yourself with cooking if there is no spark. And it's "different" which is nice. Staff friendly and good mix of drinks.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2013

Great place to have a unique taste of BBQ, Asian style! Though referred to as a restaurant serving Japanese barbecue, it serves types of Asian sets. Unless you mind doing a bit of grilling yourself, this is a good place to talk over a lunch. Not loud as other Japanese restaurants in the neighborhood over lunch. And do try the s'mores!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2013

We usually opt to go here during their happy hours which on weekdays are really early or really late but on weekends they have a GREAT almost all day one that falls right during brunch time. Quality meats, excellent sides and yummy desserts. Their drinks are pretty good too so if you're looking to imbibe they've got some great specials. Even their non-alcoholic drinks are tasty! Great place to get your grill on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2013

Great place to enjoy dinner with family and friends

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2013

This was our 4th time - one for each our stays in New York. We keep on coming back to this place for a reason. The food is great, it is fun to do your own cooking and the service is efficient. And they will not rip you off. One thing this time was that our contact waiter only showed his face at the arrival - what purpose does a contact waiter have then?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2013

I've been to this restaurant too many times to count. Love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2013

I like everything in the restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2013

I like to have lunch here. Love their Happy Hour. Addicting cucumber, Enoki Mushroom, and pork belly is a must order for me every time I visit here. The staffs are friendly and always give a great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2013

It was TOO loud and noisy and our we could not hear each other when we spoke. I prefer downtown location for this reason.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2013

Despite the bit of cheesiness going on here (all staff stop to simultaneously greet you in Japanese, the big adverts for specials at the table) Gyu-Kaku has a lot going for it. It's casual enough to have a laid back atmosphere, but high class enough to be serious about their food. Marinades are always done consistently well, and the wait staff is always considerate enough to make sure you're taken care of. Follow their cooking time suggestions for perfectly done BBQ.

Oh yeah, and go for happy hour 3-6pm for great deals on food and drinks. Better not, don't...I don't want to spoil it for myself!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2013

This is a fun place to go to. It's like a Japanese/Korean BBQ fusion place. There are lots of different types of food to choose from that you can grill. They also have cooked food, ie. bibimbop and ramen. The Happy Hour prices are more worth it for the amount of food they serve for each dish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2013

It had been more than 2 years from my last visit to this restaurant and this time the dinner was even better. Delicious food, great service and a very enjoyable dinner last night for me and two friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2013

The service is excellent!! Everyone is very nice and helpful in helping to choose menu items.
Food is delicious and you definitely will not leave feeling hunry. I will go back again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2013

Hadn't been at this Gyukaku location in a while and the overall quality seems to have declined. The cuts (karbi short ribs for instance) used to be better. The Sirloin was good, but as I remember it you didn't have to order the more expensive cuts to have a decent meal.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 15, 2013

Excellent and love it better than Korean BBQs. :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2013

Waited 10 minutes for a waiter to acknowledge that we even existed and the place was not busy at all. Once we finally ordered the food took 35 minutes to arrive. I will let this pass because my wife and I have been loyal customers at the midtown and the east village location for about 6 years but if this happens again I will make sure that the midtown location will not get our recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2013

This is the first time we've been to this place and the experience was amazing. Tho the portion was small but it is a lot. It is a bit pricey for such small portion. The service was impeccable. The green tea layer cake was to die for. I will definitely come back again with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2013

Always a good time and yummy good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2013

My husband, my son and I traveled from Panama to NY for a family vacation. We made reservations to the restaurant because is one of our favorites spots when we visited this city.

Great food and great service. Our 10 years kid love the place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2013

We were two families with small children. All of us enjoyed the meal. The service was fast and courteous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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