Gyu-Kaku - Orlando, FL

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Orlando, Florida! Conveniently located by the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh, 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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband’s birthday and first time there

MG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The Japanese BBQ concept is wonderful, and the food was delicious, but I felt a bit rushed through the meal. The waiter was bringing food out too quickly and didn't spend enough time explaining that the items were or recommending cook times, etc. I feel that this type of ambience should lend itself to a slow and leisurely pace, not a rush to finish.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Let me start this review by saying that this is one of the best locations of the franchise I've been in the U.S., this was my 5th time coming in here, this time the service was really bad, my waiter took 10 mins to come to the table to offer me water, I ordered my food was really good as always the problem was the dessert I ordered the $12 cake that from what I understood GYU KAKU is the only one that can sell it in the U.S. It's supposed to have a soft ice cream texture... Well not this time it was really bad not served the right way. Started calling the waiter he was leaving another table and he basically ignored me, went to the other table and spent 5 more mins with that table. Told him what happened with the cake, told me he was gonna switch it out. 12 minutes still waiting for the cake I couldn't wait for it anymore.. Got up and went near the kitchen and 3 mins later was coming out, asked for the manager, never came..... So that was my experience....

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a very nice place. Great service.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great happyhour, loved the shio ramen.

J
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We return to eat here because the food is tasty . Service is prompt. Average cost is $30 per person. The place is also clean.

RR
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service at a great prices

e
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If it is your first time, I suggest the meat lovers

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequent diner, love coming here. You get your value with the amount of food you get and the service is always on point. If you want to try a new experience, this place is a must.

A
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! Food was DELICIOUS! Service was amazing, ambiance was perfect! Definitely going to eat here again!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. The server was nice and courteous.

CD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the Gyu-Kaku set Menu - excellent value and really enjoyable - waiter was very helpful and courteous. Would recommend.

CW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fast service

L
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We went for my birthday and it was my first time at a Japanese BBQ. It was ok, but I am not sure I would go again. We ordered the Meat Lovers option. The meat seemed to be low quality with most of it hard to chew. My husband went to the Chicago location a few weeks ago and had a much better experience overall.

HT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Having been to several Gyu Kaku locations in Canada we were really looking forward to dinner at the Orlando location. We each ordered the garlic noodles with shrimp because it’s our favourite but sadly the noodles were mushy and lacking flavour. The chicken karagee (called Japanese fried chicken on the menu) consisted of only 5 small pieces and they looked like the chicken was just thrown into a deep fryer without the usual seasoning. Worst of all, they looked burnt so not appealing at all. The filet we ordered for the BBQ was stringy and fatty. Service was very pleasant and the food was edible so we decided not to complain. Finally U.S prices were almost the same as in Canada so with the additional exchange rate it wasn’t good value. For these reasons I wouldn’t return again and will stick to Canada locations.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It didn’t feel like much food for what we paid. But the food was good

BB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting selection of meats. Good house sake at a reasonable price.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great! Our waitress was great and our food was great too!

MF
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great, music selection was terrible.

SN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience !!! Everything clean waitress and staff super friendly the food was amazing!!

SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated his birthday here and we enjoyed every moment. We had the Gyu Kaku course. It was plenty of food for the both of us. The miso steak and short rib were marinated perfectly and was very delicious. The shrimp and mushroom ahijo was tasty as well. We definitely will be coming back.

ST
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for a great price! Lovely service and nice date ambiance

S
Orlando
55 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food good customer service!!

C
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Although we enjoyed our dining experience if our waiter and staff was more attentive i would have rated higher.

BJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall great experience, I thought the service could be a tad quicker in regards to checking out and getting refills

SR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a team lunch with a small group from Work and we had a wonderful experience. We will definitely visit again soon

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!!

OT
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food, experience and location are AMAZING!!! Very social to cook your food with friends and family and opens up more conversation as a group. However the service was only okay. Our server got our drink order wrong twice, giving us the wrong wine and forgot a beverage all together until about 20 minutes later. It wasn't a huge deal. Once we ordered we only got a little more than half of our food to the table. By the time he brought the rest we were so full off of everything else we didn't even get to try/eat the stuff he just brought. We wished it had all come at once. The flavor of everything was great, so many different options and it really is an experience like no other!

A
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience and our waitress was superb. She made sure we had alternate drinks when the dispenser did not work for what we first desired. She was attentive to what each of us ordered and did not have to switch plates around after setting them down. It was a great dining experience and we will be back.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food there is delicious and at a very good price! The service is always on point as well and we’ve never had a bad experience. Definitely would recommend it and we will be for sure coming back!

JC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love this restaurant. I definitely would recommend this restaurant . Service is always great . iTs a place me and my family always wanna go .

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Had to wait an additional 30 minutes before my booking time.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Having been to Gyu-Kaku both at multiple NYC locations and now Orlando, this was definitely not the experience we're used to from the chain. Service was incredibly slow (to the point of us having to get up multiple times to find someone to help us), cooking took longer than usual (we were told our grill "never got very hot", despite being set to the highest setting), and wait staff seemed overwhelmed. Not a great experience, especially for the price and quality I'm used to at other locations.

KC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Orlando Restaurant! It is an amazing experience and fantastic food! Don’t forget to try the soups and salads! Yummy!!

AR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience. Little pricey though. Better off picking your items vs pre-planned item list

DR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place and atmosphere. I lived in mainland Japan for a few years and Gyu-Kaku is the closest to a true Japanese grill restaurant the only difference is they use coal vice propane. I have recommended Gyu-Kaku to many friends and they have all gone and enjoyed it. The only thing that I wish you had was a bigger cooking space for larger groups. We’ll be back again. Thanks.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place. Food was amazing!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating our son’s 24th birthday at universal studios , been to the one in Katy Texas a couple of times and we all loved it.When ask wats for dinner in Orlando and we found you guys on open table we had to try Gyu Kaku in Orlando

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I enjoy dining at Gyu-Kaku never disappoints, food is always delicious the staff are super friendly and nothing is ever to much, definitely a place to recommend

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