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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (43)
Fun (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
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Happy Hour (35)
Good for a Date (34)
Casual (33)
Special Occasion (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Kid-friendly (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Romantic (10)
Great Beer (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Spicy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tapas (8)
Scenic View (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food and nice people. The place hasn’t been renovated since, I don’t know, the 80’s?

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·Dined 3 days ago

Anniversary dinner was great

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and great service, came out for my girlfriends birthday and everything was great

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

This place was very neat and cool! You cook the meats yourself which is a fun experience. Only negative was my drinks was weak...not much alcohol and the rice came out way after the rest of the food. Other than that my family had fun and would go back.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This was an ok experience. Service could have been better, but it was fun making our own food. Also, the drinks were not made well. The frozen lemonade was melted and Very bland. I ended up just getting a soda. This was my 1st time here. I may give it another chance, but I would not order a drink from the bar.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

The service and food were outstanding. The service was so accommodating as we were giving our daughter a small birthday dinner.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Best Location in whole Manhattan!
Best service and attention ever!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a blast here! The restaurant was so much fun! We had 6 people so we were able to share 3 of the full dinners with appetizers, soup, salads and an assortment of divine meats, chicken and shrimp and vegetables! All were delicious!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Glad they accommodated our corner table request. Will definitely come back!

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food was great and the atmosphere is just as amazing. Always feel welcome.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Dope, best service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We were seated over 30 minutes after our reservation time and the staff was not attentive even though we asked about the availability of our table several times.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good service and nice beef!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was my first time there and it will not be my last. Thank you for the great service and great food. I'll be sure to visit again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall a nice dining experience that I would come back to again. The servants were friendly and helpful, we had a nice scenic view of the city while dining and the atmosphere was warm and comfy.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I go to gyu kaku a lot and all locations . I must say that this is the worst experience that I ever had . The server was extremely slow

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The cups and utensils were super dirty and sticky like it was washed and just reused.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Been here several times and enjoyed it. This time a family with about five kids (who were eating dessert when we arrived, but left only minutes before we did) kind of ruined the experience. These children (who were old enough to know better) screamed at full volume and ran around the restaurant the whole time. We mentioned it to our server who said they were bothering her too. I understand that management doesn't want to offend guests by asking them to keep kids under control, but a lot more were offended when they were allowed to continue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food is tasty but on the saltier side. Service staff is attentive. I think its a little bit overpriced compared to korean bbq spots in ktown.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place, to have fun and be yourself . Food was great!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They served beef that was totally gone bad. So disappointed.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good food and friendly service, you can also cook your own meat as well too, the kobe is superior too

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was amazing, and the service was great. They were very attentive and were all helpful, but the ambiance was off . I sat by the windows and they looked like they hadn’t been cleaned.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was beautiful and amazing. I love it here. Happy hour is off the chain !!!!! 5 stars❤️❤️❤️❤️

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was all very tasty. There were 5 of us, and we ordered one of the deals for 4 so we could try a bunch of stuff, and had leftovers. The different types of beef and shrimp were the highlights for me. Beer and sake are really reasonably-priced, making it a very solid value in addition to being tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect with Japanese BBQ but was very pleasantly surprised. The service was great and food was excellent. We tried the feast for 4 and it worked well for us. My kids enjoyed the experience and trying new things. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

When I informed the manager about their staff being understrained to advise how long we should cook the shiitake mushrooms, she thanked me, but did not offer any compensation for me having had a toxic reaction (Shiitake dermatitis) twice. Indeed, twice I was recommended to cook raw shiitake mushrooms only 1 minute. And of course, twice, I got a very toxic skin rash reaction that cost me several hundred dollars in doctor, drugs and creams.
This happens only if the shiitake is undercooked.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very tasty, felt like a Japan izakaya experience

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is always a good go-to spot for Japanese BBQ! Have been here multiple times, especially for Birthdays!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I came here for my husband's birthday, he enjoyed the experience. I went to a different location, I loved the space. I felt a little rushed and another party was serviced even though we sat down before them. They switched our waiter midway through the service, those things were a little off putting. Overall good food and experience would visit again.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Experience is always nice but I had had a shiitake dermatitis because the shiitake mushroom I had was not enough cooked. The server told me 1 minute but it was not enough and now I've got red spots all over me. Staff should be trained to advise correctly customers, especially when you are cooking your raw food.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food. Good price

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

Excellent, as usual! Highly recommend to everyone!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was AMAZING

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

Great food, even better service...thank you Harrison!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was my second time visiting. The first time , I came for a get-together among friends (8) and this time was a double date. We were seated early, and had a spot by the window. The food was great and well seasoned. It's always fun cooking on that open fire tabletop grill. Garlic Noodles always taste great. I was glad to see the menu options changed to include a party of 4 and more. There was so much food! The S'mores were my fav :)

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Gyu-kaku never lets us down! Especially during weekday lunch, or happy hour, prices are very reasonable.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely loved the experience and the staff are so attentive. They were constantly checking on us to make sure we had everything we needed and cleaning the table.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, great happy hour!!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fun, interactive and high quality food. Great for friendly get together. Bring an appetite.

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