Gyu-Kaku - Orlando

4.7
523 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a delicious and fun casual dining experience. Glad there were three of us so we could try a variety of different things!

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AW
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We made reservation for party of 7, we were seated quickly but the service was terrible. The entire time we were there, we only seen our server a total of 4-5 times and that was to drop off our food and refill our drinks once. Towards the end, the server apologize for their lack of service because they had several "large" parties that they also need to cater to. If that was the case, what is considered a large party? I walked around the restaurant and some tables are between 6-9 but no more. Bottom line, it is not the servers fault but rather the Management for not scheduling enough wait staff...

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and the food were phenomenal.

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MA
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Great place for business meetings, celebrations, etc. You will not be disappointment by going here for lunch or dinner. Have M - F lunch and open daily each evening for dinner. You will definitely enjoy. Try the fried banana cheesecake with vanilla ice cream.

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OE
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food tasted really good, but next time I wont get the grilled barbecue, the portions are too small. The server recommended getting the grilled barbecue for 4 people when we were 6. He said it was going to be enough. We left the restaurant and three of the guys needed to stop to get something to eat at a food truck. Tacky, but that happens when you are hungry. Portions are very small for the price! I agree the experience and the food is awesome, but next time I will get individual plates, already cooked, not the grilled barbecue. I suggest getting the grilled barbecue for 4, but only for only two people. Grilled barbecue is ideal for couples, I don't think is for groups at all.

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BD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS worth the drive! This place is one of our go-to spots every time we're in Orlando. Great service and some of the best food.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I was surprised at the lack of customer service on this particular visit. I order a bottle of their lychee cocktail. As luck would have it, it tasted very bitter to my surprise. I was told the bottle couldn’t be taken off my bill because it was opened already. Only after I insisted on the fact that I could not consume that beverage (twice the server came back to my table explaining why the manager wasn’t allowing the refund) She had to show him/her the bottle proving how little was consumed. He /she never once stopped at my table to handle the situation. So be careful when you place your order, You can NEVER not like what you order, NOT allowed to send anything back

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J
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

The food is aight, but the. The frontdesk old guy, he has all the FAKE smile on his face, we had a reservation but we came early. We asked him that are we gonna wait until our reservation time or we may get in early? He told us to wait a couple minute, but who would have known he meant 95 minutes. And he wouldn’t told us the estimate time he just let us wait and wait. Except for the old man, everything else is fine, especially the server “Kevin”. He is the best!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value!!! Excellent food and service. We’ll be back!!!

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PP
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was great !

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B
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Made reservation, arrived early, and still had to wait 15 minutes after the reservation time. Booth was so small could not straighten my legs . Food was good and server was nice but very busy.

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CN
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was Excelent!

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TB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience with friends

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HV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years dinner with family.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinning experience! Go check it out and see for yourself!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall this is a great dining option for a Japanese BBQ. Fresh meat and intriguing appetizers. Intermediate cost (expect $40-60 per person).

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food is great!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy eating here all the time. We are Asians and there are tons of Asians here. So you know this is good place! Gets packed so plan ahead.

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V
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my third time at this location. A reservation is a must. Food is excellent and experience is positive. You get to cook your meat the way you like it and it always tastes great. I love the garlic fried rice and all their beef dishes. I can't visit Orlando without stopping here for dinner!

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BL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could eat everything there I would. Best atmosphere, food, and staff you'll get anywhere in Orlando. Trust me when I say that. Please do go. You'll thank yourself later.

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CD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tried the restaurant for the first time and really enjoyed it. Service was great very helpful and attentive waiters. Large portion sizes on the food and it is brought to you little by little. I actually forgot at one point we still had 3 more servings of meat to eat and was already stuffed. My only issue was that in the combo with rice the rice is rather unremarkable. Wish they would have included the garlic fried rice and not just plain white.

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Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great for something new and friends hanging out. It’s in a touristy part of town so expect that when you go. You cook your own food so be careful and pay attention.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very delicious and not expensive. I like the lady M motcha cake.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The people are very polite and the food is very very good. Love being able to cook my food too. It’s a different dining experience. Most of all, I came out very happy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went Orlando to sightseeing and went the restaurant for dinner. That was great.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

The manager's behavior looked not good. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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DY
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyu-Kaku/Orlando does not disappoint! The flavor, ambiance and service is unmatched by many others. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a good job! Be seated on time we really enjoyed the real Yakiniku experience.

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KR
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family enjoyed this place. Our server was AMAZING. She was so sweet and very FAST!! Everything was delicious and they made my sons 21st Birthday celebration a SUCCESS!

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Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great visit, as usual. We love this place and will be back.

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very delicious food and super kind people working there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Self grilling is always fun,food selection and service is also very nice, perfect for everyday dining but maybe too loud for dating

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RE
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Worth the drive and price!!! Wonderful family experience!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

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Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Even with this our 2nd try we did not feel we made the choice that would have made it worth an “excellent” review. Our own fault? Yes - but better discussion opportunities with the server and more suggestions that would have clarified where we had misunderstood the menus offerings would have been a big help and made all the difference.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas luncheon

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC SERVICE!! I made a mistake in planning our reservation. It was for our son's birthday and we had guests with us from out of town. We had been looking forward to it for a couple of weeks. The problem was that I made the reservation (one mis-click is all it takes!) for the wrong night and they were super busy. It could not have been easy to work us in but they could see how disappointed our son was. Several of the staff consulted each other and they magically moved things around to save our night. We are so grateful they really saved the day on a special occasion.

Food was excellent. We liked the skirt steak best but everything was good.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the only cons that i have was that even though i made the reservation for 9:15, we didnt get seated until 9:30, but it was fairly busy and i understand that people do take a while to eat since it is KBBQ japanerse style and you have to prepare your own meats. everything else, like flavor of food, timing, and friendliness of the server was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome quality meat, good drinks, great ambience!

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