Gyu-Kaku - Montréal, QC

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Montreal is the ideal spot for an amazing experience! Conveniently located in the Golden Square Mile!

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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T
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious food and great service.

P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect for party's, dates and other events with friends or family.

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Toujours très bon comme à chaque fois
Je recommande vivement ce restaurant la viande est vraiment bonne les poissons aussi

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good restaurant but they need to work on a few things. More than just screaming welcome when people arrive and thank you when people leave.
1-they should get familiar with their clients. I’ve been there 7 times in the last two months and none of the staff know me yet by name or face.
2-they continue to remind me every time I go in that I can only have my reserved table for 2 hours. Monday January 27, 2020 I spent 700$ at my table. That’s not really how you should treat clients that spend that way.
3- I’ve tried many times to reserve in their app but it does not work and it should since the option is there.
The staff cannot be blamed for these issues. These are all management issues.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Good service, location is easy to find.
BUT the grill pan is NEVER heated, and the meat quality is like a cheap buffet.

BH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! The food was lovely and the portions were decent enough.

ME
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J’ai bien aimé globalement mais y retourner je demanderais un autre ordre des plats car la viande de boeuf a constitué le début du repas et j’aurais préféré les crevettes et le poulet au début. J’espère qu’il est possible de demander un ordre de préférence. Je ne crois pas qu’on nous l’ait offert.

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MS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a great place to go for a lively dinner with friends. I went with a group of 5 for a birthday party and we all had a great time. I wouldn't call it a romantic date spot, but it is a really fun dining experience, so I also wouldn't rule it out as a date spot - you just have to know what kind of date you want to have ahead of time.

Pros:
- Awesome food
- Nice restaurant
- Well located (just off St. Catherine's)

Cons:
- Music was really weird, ranging from rap to rock
- I would really like a BYOW option, even if there was a corking fee

All in all, it's a great place. This wasn't my first time, and it won't be my last, I just really wish BYOW and a normal playlist could be added for next time!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food. The best was the bibimbap beef and chili dumplings.

AG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food is really good, but I was deceived because I asked for a place near the window when I reserved and we were placed in the hallway (who it was the worse place I think). So the ambiance was not very good, not cosy.

JK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very slow service, avoid this place!! I reserved this spot for 6 people but they gave us a small table with only one grill. We were even not able to squize in. It was a Monday noon and they have a lots of empty seats. I asked the server if we can go to another table with 2 grills, but the server refused and told us we only have 2hrs to dine.

K
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

J'ai pas beaucoup aimé les viande assaisonnée, j'ai préféré celles avec poivre et sel

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LS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved ou experience at Gyu-Kaku !! The people here at absolutely amazing, nice and helpful.
This is a tasty and fun experience. Would def recommand and come back !

OT
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite bbq in mtl

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CD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Guy-Kuku a été une belle découverte pour mon mari et moi.
Accueil très chaleureux, service attentionné de Chai, nourriture abondante, fraîche et savoureuse, et ce, à prix fort sympathique.
Je le recommande sans retenue et je souhaiterait que les gens de la Ville de Québec aient la chance d’avoir un Guy-Kuku dans leur ville.
Merci
Et bravo!
Claire

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised how much attention we were receiving from the staff to either clear the empty plates or change the grill. Love it.

MG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good times here! the entire group loved the experience! Arigato!

PC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been there a dozen of times, always bringing new people in the restaurant and the result is the same: a success. Great food, great service, perfect!

M
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my new favorite restaurant. I will show this to many of my friends!

CC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Très belle soirée. Merci pour l’ambiance et la bonne nourriture.

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N
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiters got very aggressive towards the end of our stay. The first girl that served us was sweet and attentive, she was later replaced with an obnoxious guy that clearly was trying to rush us to pay and clear our tables even before we were served our dessert. Took my boyfriend for dinner for his birthday and it was not the same kind of experience we had in New York Gyu-Kaku.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This restaurant is a great place to really enjoy a meal. The ambiance is great, the service is impeccable and the food is really tasty. Always surprised by new tastes and the house sake is always sooooo gooood!

d
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommend this location in Montreal. Service was excellant!

JB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

La nourriture y était incroyable!
Le seul bémole, la serveuse ne parlait pratiquement pas français... je n'ai rien compris de ce qu'elle nous expliquait en lien avec les types de viande et la cuisson. Elle était toutefois fort sympathique :)
Nous avons adoré notre souper - VRAIMENT!

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PG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

its one of my favorite resto. A bit expensive but we pay for quality. Sometimes i find some cut of meat are well done in sense they are too small and with the cooking they are shrinking so make them a bit un eatable or enjoyable.

it happen once that i didnt recieve part of a meal and realize after paying the bill but nothing really dramatic


For the rest... service, quality... awesome

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. It's a good place to go once in a while for special occasions!

s
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good. The service was very good but at the end, the server dropped the foil paper ( mushrooms) on my UGG’s 😖😡

MS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Le seul petit bémol à été qu'il faisait froid dans le restaurant malgré le barbecue sur la table. Mais sinon tout le reste était parfait !!! C'est sur que je reviendrai

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Très bon service et personnel souriant et sympathique. Belle Ambiance et beau décor. Belles entrées. La viande était beaucoup trop grasse à mon goût à faire cuire sur le bbq.

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OT
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

C'est une fois arrivées qu'on nous a dit qu'on avait juste 1h30. Si je l'avais su lors de la réservation, je n'aurais pas choisi ce restaurant !

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Qualité de bouffe exceptionnelle, très très bon service, liste de musique d’ambiance à revoir toutefois, c’est une excellente expérience de sortie resto! Je recommande 100%

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G
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The portions where smaller than usual, and requested the salad with everything on the side which the waiter forgot twice... he was not attentive and we had to adjust heat settings ourself. Suggest that you install buzzer for service.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if I could give this 10 stars, I would. It was our (me and my wife) first time at a place like this, the service was excellent, very helpful for a first time visitor. Our waitress was very informative and super nice and told us what was good and a best for trying as much as we could. Her recommendations did not disappoint! The food was excellent! An easy way to spend a couple hours cooking and talking and trying out new food.

DS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous adorons aller manger chez Gyu-Kaku mais aimerions avoir plus de temps pour manger. Nous devons quitter le restaurant après 2 heures pour laisser la place, ce que nous trouvons dommage. Nous mangeons vite et n'apprécions pas à sa juste valeur le repas.

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AP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We went for dinner on November 9th and we noticed the quality of the food has significantly decreased. The meat wasn’t fresh with a brown tint, was chewy and full nerves. My husband nearly choked eating the meat.The harami steak has a very strong iron taste to it. The bimbimnap beef was a fail.The rice was undercooked and over cooked at the same time. We went many times to gyu kaku and loved the food. What happened to the quality?

AL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was ok no more. The staff was very good. The problem is you start the night with being told you have max 2 hours. The BBQ was not strong enough so we could not cook the vegetables. It took so long that we were running out of time. WE were told we had taken all the time we could and we should prepare to leave. That to me is very bad

EL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing experience there!

The place wasn't crowded in terms of spacing. The person who served us was very informative and nice, easy to approach and ask questions.

At one point, they brought out the wrong item but we weren't sure if it was our fault since we pointed and asked the udon version of the soup that came and she checked, confirming that it wasn't on our end. I would've been okay if it was our mistake as well, but the approach and leisure/kind attitude our waitress had made the dinner more comfortable, definitely a great place to celebrate a birthday in a more intimate setting (it wasn't too loud which was something I wanted to have, to be able to have an intimate conversation).

Thanks!

J
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service and really delicious meat and bibimap rice

SM
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent and entertaining meal. Second time there and was great. Went for Shogun menu for 6. Waiter Josh was fantastic. Will be back for sure.