Gyu-Kaku - Minneapolis

4.7
58 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Spending time with Friends and Family is what Gyu-Kaku is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of "Shared Plates" We want our food dining experience to inspire laughter, conversation, and amazing times! You can't help it - with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. Our friendly staff aspires to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the PERFECT choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 58 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE. GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. GREAT FOOD.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server and bartenders were amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and typically speedy service.

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vipJulie
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. The restaurant is very clean and distancing is practiced well.

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AmyM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Henry was a great server and didn’t make us feel rushed near kitchen close. Loved the chef’s tasting menu.

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vipToddB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in the twin cities! Exceptional food and service. No wait to be seated when we arrived at our reservation time. Food was incredible, lots of it and high quality at a great price. Staff was attentive and informative of all the different dishes and options. We already have plans to go back next month. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We have enjoyed this place several times in Hawaii and we are glad to have one now in MN! Great food, fun family experience. COVID conscience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very, very good. Service was phenomenal and they kept changing the grills. Love that. The food was very good too. Loved the sauces. The scenery and ambiance was so pretty and nice. ALSO the blonde lady bartender was super cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun, high quality, parking, and great service! Definitely the best Korean BBQ in the region!

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Butterfly
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Because it was our first visit, we ordered "Chef's Favorite" to sample different items, and we are glad we did. All the meat was very tender and tasted great! We would definitely return to try more dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious, we had 5 guest and order the 4 person combo with an addition of some sides and it was more than enough food. Experience was great, will be back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Really close to what Japanese bbq is I would definitely recommend it. Maria probably was one of the greatest server We ever had. She was so attentive and really full of knowledge she did an amazing recommendation of what to eat.

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vipH2Foodies
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great concept! I highly recommend the Tuna Poke Nachos. They aren't on the menu, but our server told us about them and they are the best I've had anywhere, and at a fraction of the cost. I'll go back for those again and again! (The rest of the meal was excellent as well!)

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food was phenomenal, our server recommended many different foods that were beyond belief. The environment was a little busy and noisy but it’s a great environment over all. We went out to dinner with some old friends and had a blast. The concept of grilling your own food is so smart and fun! The owner Ana was so welcoming and made us feel like we were family. I would highly recommend Gyu-Kaku to anyone who is looking for great food, great drinks, and a fun time over all!! Definitely will be back soon!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food4service5ambience3

Long story short. This restaurant do not follow the CDC guidelines. My husband reported them, and they canceled my reservation on November 7th because they are worry the government will get informed again. Photo attached. According to the owner, the ventilation system they had “ will prevent Covid”. I guess the CDC needs to reach out to them for advice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Took 30 mins to get some chopsticks so we could eat our salads. Meat was good quality, but the service was terrible.

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Minimanimo
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Made a reservation at 5.15 but we ended up waiting for 45mins before we get seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

JS
JesseS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Amazing Staff! Can't wait to come back! A+++

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Reservations were at 7pm and we arrived at 6:50ish and all tables were full. We had to wait an extra 20mins for our table. It would have been nice to have a complementary drink while we waited. I took time to reserve 3 weeks ahead for a birthday dinner. Overall it was a good experience, food was tasty.

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Tiav
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was a very popular place. We made reservations for 6pm but didn't get to sit until 6:45pm. They said there is two groups ahead of us but the group came that came after us got to sit first. The bar tender downstairs was so nice he checked in on us to make sure we have the drinks we need and served us whatever we needed. He also came to check to make sure we go our text because he also notice we were sitting there for a while. I mean we were 5 minute late due to no parking so we had to go park far in the residence area and walk there but was a bit upset we waited kinda long and when we got our text to go get a table we went up stairs and waited in the front. I heard them saying bc we were late they wanted to sit the people who came on time but lucky the other lady was like "we go by their reservations and since they not super late" made me a bit more happy. We finally got our seat and everything after was great the food and our waitress even though it was very busy she forgot some items but got it right away after she realized she forgot it like our water cups, oil the grill, and my hot water but I wouldn't mind going back bc they are new they still have a lot adjusting to do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

My wife and I haven’t eaten out since quarantine started, but wanted to do something special for her birthday.

We got to our reservation 5 minutes late and had to wait 5-10 minutes for our table. We scheduled a later dinner reservation hoping there would be less people, but the restaurant was packed. They are definitely not following 50% occupancy, spacing parties 6ft apart, or have barriers between back-to-back booths. Our seat was right next to another occupied booth. They did check temperatures upon entry.

We ordered the Chef’s Favorite dinner set for two along with a few additional appetizers. The food was good and very fulfilling; I would highly recommend the Spicy Tuna Volcano and Gyu Sushi. We mentioned to the waiter that he forget to bring our miso soup and broccoli with cheese, but we were too full to eat any more. Throughout our stay, our waiter was mainly occupied with serving two large parties but was still very nice to us.

This experience was worth trying at least once. I would have rated this 4 stars had the server not forgotten our food and table seating followed COVID protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very impressed... The food was amazing and a great value. We had the Chef’s selection for two and everything tasted delicious. The restaurant’s atmosphere and ambience was great and we really enjoyed our time. Will definitely be back again.

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JackyL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, awesome service, our server Kelsie was great and Bree was funny, I would come again

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except we had to wait 20 mins passed our reservation time since no one wanted to leave 😂

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DalikaS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

So glad gyukaku came to MN! would love the addition of Happy Hour and make the restaurant even bigger!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Maria was amazing. She recommended how she likes certain meats with what. Very attentive

TM
TinaMina
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nothing spectacular or memorable. Meat slices were kind of tiny and sparse. Music was so loud I couldn’t hear the server or carry on a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The staff was very attentive and food was delicious! We will be back!

FK
FoodieKaren
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, wonderful to have a korean bbg grill restaurant here in Minneapolis. Great ambience and yummy food!!

DD
DianaD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really happy to have more BBQ places in MPLS and this is by far the best I have had here!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service! Can’t wait to come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good but a little tricky to cook properly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management of food and the service was out of this world! I’m used to dining at Gyu Kaku in LA and was happy to see we finally have one in Minnesota. I was not disappointed and will be back!

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Art112233
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was never a fan of cooking your own food at restaurants but this place was decent. Plenty of meat to go around, perfect chill spot to drink and eat good meat.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. We were seated right when we got there and the server came right over to ask if we needed any help with the menu. The price was within reasonable pricing. Do recommend it to anyone who wants to try. 😊

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TeeS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Must try! This city has been needing a good Japanese bbq restaurant and George definitely delivered! Highly recommended!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanks for bringing this to MN!

TP
TuanP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. Ambiance is great for intimate events.

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You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Minneapolis using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Minneapolis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 224-9888.

Gyu-Kaku - Minneapolis is rated 4.7 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.