Gyu-Kaku - New Orleans, LA

4.6
366 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Masks are recommended
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.
- We only accept payment via credit or debit card.
- Proof of vaccination is required to dine indoors

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 366 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was the best. We had a reservation and did not have to wait a minute pass the time. We will definitely visit this location again.

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BtheTraveler
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I'm from California, visited this location in New Orleans. The food was good, service and customer service was poor. Manager closed restaurant early. He said we close kitchen at 930, I explained it's only 9:17pm. Had several people in the restaurant, but refused to seat us. As well, stopped happy hour early. Not customer friendly, would not come back.

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JamesS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I went to Gyu Kaku for thanksgiving dinner. I made the reservation several days in advance knowing we would be in New Orleans that day. A day before the reservation they had me confirm that I would actually go and I confirmed with open table. I arrived 5:05 on a 5:00 reservation and I could tell something was wrong with my reservation and they acted like it was a total surprise. We got seated and it took them 45 minutes for us to get any food. Mind you this is a raw food restaurant where they bring you food to cook yourself. Our server Diane did not apologize only gave us blank stares when we would ask for our food. I was mostly served by the bar and hardly saw our waitress. I have been some awful places and I try hard not to write these negative reviews but I would feel terrible if anyone wasted even a penny at this establishment. I can not remember the last time I had such an awful dining experience. Truly this place is garbage and the food being tasty is truly the only glimmer of light in this dark dark black hole that is Gyu Kaku. I won’t be back and I’ll do everything to post this review everywhere I can. Truly the worst!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was great!!!!

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vipEllagroupie
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and they accomplished our 9 person party with ease!!! Our waiter patiently explained the pretty extensive menu to us which was great! Loved it!

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vipDanielA
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica, our server, was great along with the rest of the staff. Always hits the spot.

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Pisces01821
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

What we wanted to ordered, the restaurant did not have. Very disappointing.

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LaurenN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was a regular at the Gyu-Kaku chain back in Los Angeles, and the New Orleans location doesn't disappoint. My only complaint is the noise level, but when you're at a "cook-your-own-food joint," you're there more for fun than sedated romance. Ask for the waiter Justin. He was great :)

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Nchello
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as well as service. Wasn’t quite sure about the grilling experience but really enjoyed it.

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vipRiad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was expecting much better than what we got. I am not sure I would come back

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience! Food, service and atmosphere were excellent!

JK
vipJonathanK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food quality. Good value.

KS
KierraS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every bit of the food and experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food there is great. We had a wonderful lunch there.


But the location we were given was really cold. It was only when we were eating that we felt warm. Also the table was sticky and didn't feel like it was cleaned up well.

We marked it as birthday but they didn't say anything about it, which was a shame. Nonetheless, Gyu-gaku is still a very good restaurant in New Orleans.

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Jakub504
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Felt a bit rushed by the servers. Otherwise the food was excellent and the value was great as well. Great for large groups.

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AarianaH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Atmosphere. Very Knowledgeable Staff - Overall 11/10.

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vipDanielA
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Dined for a birthday celebration and it really hit the spot. Seating was spacious for our party of eight, two couples on each side of the table and had plenty of room for each to cook their items.

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Scarlywag
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious

RQ
RavenQ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very delicious, it was my first time trying Japanese BBQ and I brought a friend who is from japan and hadn't been in almost 10+ years and even they agreed that it tasted like home (the karaage especially). Will definitely be coming back again!

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vipOpenTableUser
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The hostess wasn't masked and didn't greet, but the manager came over and welcomed. The food and service were terrific otherwise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was great, but service was really poor. Our waitress was pretty MIA the whole time. It was hard to flag her down for anything. We didn’t get any drink or napkin refills the entire time. It was my sister’s birthday so the whole experience was very frustrating and disappointing.

Parking was abysmal even for a Sunday. Can’t say that I’ll make the effort to come again. In my opinion, it’s definitely not worth the trip.

JD
JonathanD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a great fun experience and the service was even better. Can’t wait to go back and bring more people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was phenomenal and the food was pretty tasty! They could do better with the dessert options though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

KS
KendraS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the chicken wings, spicy cabbage , kimchi and all the grilled options the mojito lychee was very refreshing
Will definitely be back
A hidden gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my birthday and the best experience ever! Great atmosphere and great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun experience! Our server was incredibly attentive and helpful. Food was incredible and served in generous portions, we split the shogun special amongst 6 people, and we still had trouble finishing it! Definitely plan to come back!

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SELY
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place to go on a date or even a medium-sized group. Plenty of food options although they were out of a couple of the meat selections when we went. The service was great and the ambience was nice. Also, the table grills were nice and did not leave you smelling like smoke. Overall would go back.

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vipNopeAtchafalaya
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super responsible staff. LOVE this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The server was pretty absent and popped attitude when I mentioned a major part of our order was incorrect. He then claimed they were out of it anyway after saying I called it the wrong thing. It was okay but this might have made me not want to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for my sons 14th birthday! Great service and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was yummy, but beware that they aren’t doing All You Can eat because of lack of supplies. It’s not on there website so it was disappointing because that was really why we came. But the meats were really good. The corn and calamari apps were good but came cold. I’ll probably try it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Always amazing

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NiqueyNiq
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. We love gyukaku and we tell everyone about them!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, staff was very accommodating.

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Quin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. The drinks were also great. No complaints from me, even the music playing was great. We'll definitely be back!

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vipHruiz
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first visit and it was amazing, we will definitely be back.

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TheresaN
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you it was such an awesome experience. Great service and food was yummy and fun!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing !! I would definitely visit again.

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 366 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.