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Gyu-Kaku - New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, LA

Gyu-Kaku - New Orleans, LA

4.6
4.6
495 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 507-8800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Warehouse District

  • Cross street

    Lafayette St. and Magazine St.

  • Parking details

    There is street parking you may pay for or there is a Premium Parking Garage next door. Their rates may vary. Street parking directly in front of the restaurant are 24/7 No Parking Zone. Parking in No Parking Zones may result with being issued parking tickets or towed by the City.

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan

What 495 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service is bomb. The only thing is the waiting time to seat down they just take so long but all in all it was an amazing meal!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    There is a shortage of servers but they were super quick with everything and very polite. The food was great
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super fun experience! Very welcoming and kind staff.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    I looked forward to a once in a very long time date night with my partner. We chose Gyu-Kaku for the occasion as we have many times before. Our reservation was at 9:15. We arrived on time and were sat around 9:30. Anh, our waiter, greeted us after about 10 minutes and immediately asked what we planned to order for our main course, along with our beverages. After several parcels of food arrived at the table we finally received two sodas. Another 15 minutes or so. Anh delightfully reminded us that it was “almost closing time” as we asked for our missing soups. This was likely around 9:50. We received our main course before our second appetizer was brought to the table, Anh forgot to enter it whilst entering our first appetizer. Furthermore, as we enjoyed our main course, Anh reminded us again that the kitchen was closing soon. Considering our order was complete, there was no logical reason to mention this to us. It was very apparent that we were being rushed. Ahn then decided to rush the patron seated to our rear by regurgitating the same statement. The patron became uncomfortable, exclaiming that he “didn’t know yet”. As we wrapped up the disaster of an experience we had by stacking our remaining dishes to the side of the table soured by our night being rushed, Anh took our card to the payment station. Our card declined, Anh didn’t know however as he handed our receipt booklet back to us with a declined slip inside instead of the usual customer/merchant copy pair. Out of sheer morality and the last morsel of patience my partner and i had to offer, we decided to let another waitress know about it.
  5. BP

    BethP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Atmosphere was great
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really fun and exciting!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious foods and drinks. Best Japanese BBQ in Nola.
  8. J

    John

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice………
  9. MD

    MeganD

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Family friendly. Food is overpriced for what it is. Server was very nice. Very noisy environment just because of acoustics.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining experience at the restaurant. Exceptionally wonderful experience
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    30 min + wait to be seated, with a reservation. Food is consistently high quality.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious. Server could have been more attentive. But definitely love it.
  13. MS

    MichaelS

    Las Vegas

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had reservations for 5 people for dinner and were seated right away. Service was good and the food was plentiful and delicious. We will visit again.
  14. PS

    PalomaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The ladie that do the reception was rude!!!! I call the phone many times. When I arrive there, I saw her in the reception, the phone was ringing, she never answered the phone, she just ignore!!! The service was amazing but the receptionist was super rude, her face when I arrive “do you have a reservation” like “you here????” I didn’t like at all! She was rude! The food in awesome, I will be back just for that, but fix the thing about the phone also, NOBODY NEVER ANSWERED.
  15. KS

    KendalS

    Mississippi

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    We go here often, our most recent visit was about a week earlier and everything was great as always. The food quality and presentation this most recent trip just was not there. We were very disappointed. It has never been this bad. The waiter removed a few items from our bill due to poor quality. Hopefully it’s back to normal next time.
  16. DA

    DanielA

    New Orleans

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The waiter didn’t check on the table. Even if we were full of plates, Some of them empty she keep putting plates on the same side of the table
  18. WG

    WindyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food taste pretty good, but customer service was poor, we barely got any attention, it took them long periods of time to come to our table, the stove was super high and the meat was so thing that half of it would stay on the grill, I am not sure if we would come back at this point.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Our first time here was definitely a success
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious, the restaurant was very accommodating as my party and I were running late.
  21. LL

    LisaL

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great time. Great environment.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Usually love my dining experience as it is my families favorite place to eat. But because I brought in three toddlers we were pushed to the furthest coldest corner. After the hostesses giggled and gossiped about where to place us. Reservations are required and there were many tables open.
  23. TN

    TheresaN

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!! Best services and amazing food!!! Thank you guys the vibe is vibing
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre was amazing waiter and food was amazing. Highly recommend.
  25. J

    Josh

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a fun experience! The service was great and the food outstanding. I recommend getting one of the designed menus. We did the chef selection. Everything was great
  26. SD

    SheriD

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My husband and I went to this restaurant (Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in New Orleans) tonight. Manager Tony Nguyen refused to honor the $75 gift certificate our daughter had given my husband for his birthday, said their “system” was down. He deducted $55 from our bill as a “courtesy.” I told him that was unacceptable. He said he didn’t like my attitude. He left and CALLED THE POLICE while my husband and I were sitting at the table waiting to pay our corrected bill. NOPD Detective Donald Willyard took time from his busy New Orleans Saturday night and actually SHOWED UP to confront us. Detective Willyard threatened to arrest my husband and me for “stealing,” while we were STANDING THERE attempting to pay our correct bill. Thus ensued a LUDICROUS discussion, in front of other customers and staff. (Note that the disputed amount was $20.) Even after explaining the situation to Detective Willyard, he continued to threaten us, and ultimately unlawfully asked for our ID’s so that he could write a summons, which he repeatedly referred to as being “like an arrest.”He took my husband’s license out to his car. He returned ten minutes later, summons book in hand, and said he was going to give us “one last chance” to keep from being given a summons which would be “like an arrest.” I asked him what the summons would be for; he said for not paying our bill, for “theft.” I said BUT WE HAVE LITERALLY BEEN TRYING TO PAY OUR BILL FOR AN HOUR. Then the discussion with Detective Willyard started all over, like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. At this point my husband said, just give me the f’ing bill. Manager Tony Nguyen ran my husband’s credit card for our bill less the $55 “courtesy” credit he gave us as a “favor.” HE ALSO ATTEMPTED TO KEEP OUR $75 gift certificate, stapling it to the credit card receipt that my husband signed, but my husband demanded it back.
  27. J

    Justin13

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    The quality of the food was okay for the price. The food was very mediocre, and anything that was plain (Ex: the pork), was bland and flavorless (I thought there would be a marinade as with most K-BBQ places). If you want good quality food you'll have to look for the more expensive Premium Beef section which is anywhere from $13-$29 depending on what you get which was also not that incredible. If you do not eat beef or are just not a fan, you are likely to be screwed in the meat category. The appetizer was way too greasy and somewhat bland (despite them being "chili" dumplings). The server was sparse and inattentive and the wait for the food was egregious (~35 minutes for plates of raw meat). My ears wouldn't pop the entire time I was in the restaurant which bothered me very much. It was decent overall but there are definitely much better places to get Korean BBQ in NOLA.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Too cold for comfort. No good extraction above the grills. A lot of items were not available.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max is such a great server! Food is amazing and the whole experience is always fun!
  30. JF

    JavierF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really nice atmosphere to eat and to share a good time with some friends or family
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I organized a double date to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. I was not disappointed! The food was amazing! We ordered the “meat lovers “ it was a good portion. The quality of the meat was amazing! The garlic rice is really good. Will be back again. Everyone enjoyed their selves.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy as always! ❤️
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite date night spot, we love everything about it! The staff are all so sweet and the food is delicious
  34. c

    chassicav

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was so good I could not have asked for better
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very good change of pace from Po Boys and Char-grilled Oysters, in all honesty it was one of the best meals of our trip to NOLA
  36. TH

    TramH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with kids !
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to Gyu-Kaku! The food is excellent and the service is incredible.
  38. c

    clothier

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great social eating experience. Talking while you cook your own food! The hardest part is deciphering the menu. If you're a party of 3 or more, just pick one of the party combos and it's much more manageable. The fried rice is delicious, especially if you let the rice heat on the outside edge of the bowl!!
  39. R

    Rene

    New Orleans

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very yummy !
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I frequent gyu kaku at least once every two weeks and have showed many friends, spent thousands. Since moving from Los Angeles this restaurant has been a nice retrieve from the lack of variety in New Orleans. Typically the service, food, and everything is normally stellar. This last visit though was all but that. We had reservations for my mother and I and the grill just simply did not work, I wouldn’t have been able to roast a Marshmellow. We put the mushroom order on the grill when we got there, the mushrooms weren’t bubbling in the foil or even steaming, much less cooked after 20 minutes. We asked about the grill 3 times until the manager-Tony came out and basically told us he saw nothing weird with the grills. He said he’d only been working a month. I informed him I frequent this location and that this is not how the grills are supposed to work, then he asked if I ever ate at that table and said maybe that’s just the table, which I have and even have Instagram archive of that table. He then said he’s never had an issue with other patrons. I showed him how the grill didn’t even sizzle the meat much less char it in the slightest. He then challenged us and told us we had only just got there, I reminded him we’ve been there and grill on for 30 minutes, tested the meat again. I wish I could post the video. A sidewalk on a sunny day in New Orleans would’ve cooked the meat better. He then said he couldn’t give us another table right away because other people had reservations, mind you half the tables were empty. I get it, maybe they were over staffed. He then suggested we sit there and just be patient and let the meat cook slowly. I told him, that’s not how you cook meat, that’s not Japanese bbq. I then told him I’m fine with leaving, he said okay and had no apologies.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - New Orleans, LA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gyu-Kaku - New Orleans, LA is rated 4.6 stars by 495 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - New Orleans, LA

400 Lafayette St, Ste 100, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lafayette St. and Magazine St.

  • Neighborhood

    Warehouse District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is street parking you may pay for or there is a Premium Parking Garage next door. Their rates may vary. Street parking directly in front of the restaurant are 24/7 No Parking Zone. Parking in No Parking Zones may result with being issued parking tickets or towed by the City.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan

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