Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA

4.8
1470 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We're Back! We are open for limited patio-only dining 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:

- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.

- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.

- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.

- 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.

To make a reservation please visit www.gyu-kaku.com/reservations or give us a call.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipHighexpectations
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was cold and he didn’t seem to care just looked at me so he could walk away. I had to insist on him bringing another rice that was actually hot and took forever. After that he never came back to follow up I had to keep asking another waiter for a refill of water. It was just overall bad service and food. I’ve been to the brea location and Rancho Cucamonga much better. I will never come back here.

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dianal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, great food and drinks. I do recommend they get high chairs for babies

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. And very good food !

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This is my 2nd time going to Gyc-Kaku in Pasadena and my last time here and last time to Gyu-Kaku
1st time all good only the some of meat over salty always one ice cream out of stock
yestersay 2/15 Sat
My friend me and my husband go this location
Better no wait because we have an appt
when I ask the Frosty Tropical Sorbet ,it is out of stock again
Sat out of stock why you charge not have discount and 57 $ plus tax so expensive and no worth All LA have much better bbq than yours
when I order green tea ice cream ,they give me a vanilla and I ask there is something wrong ,my order is green tea ,that is the reason I come to this stupid restaurant ,all out of stock why you
not close
stupid really bad
Sat out of stock ice cream
why not charge that much money
I will tell all over my friends never come back again
bad bad bad
all no worth with stupid charge and over salted and all ice cream out of stock
Not eat too much ,becausw all miso meet is too and over satled and disgusting
really bad bad bad bad terrible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food came out right away. Servers and bus boys very attentive and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent customer service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a Pre Valentines Dinner with my hubby :)

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jillg
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening!

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eRock
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a Gyu Kaku regular and this was one of the best times we had. Every time has been pretty good, but today our server Adam was exceptional. Literally everything was done to perfection, all the way down to our waters were never low.

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vipJessreviews
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 9/10 times

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every hint there is a great time. Good food and drinks...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value - Dine LA

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LFer
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try new meats. Everyone loved the Kobe steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, drinks were affordable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night and the deals they had for dine LA was so yummy!

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foodislife
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our lack of knowledge combined with our server's failures led to smoke billowing out at us, some over cooked, i.e. charred, food and a generally poor experience. Half way through cooking our meats, the young woman who had seated us noticed that the extractor fan was not able to keep up and promptly changed and oiled the grill which was a huge improvement. Our server was around all the time and it shouldn't have waited until we had ruined more than half our food to correct what, to another employee, was apparently on obvious problem. Our server also failed to bring the drinks we had ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great time at Gyu-Kaku, food is always amazing.

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vipN2Food
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entire family loves this restaurant chain & the Pasadena location did not disappoint. As all the other locations, our server was WONDERFUL--so attentive, sweet, and fast. Although this is the largest of the chain we have tried, their table dividers really help to make it quieter and private. (The downside is finding parking--so we sprang for valet.) It is so popular that you need reservations--and you'll be cancelled if more than 15 minutes late. Although it is a table BBQ restaurant, do not miss their divine salads. We also like their gyoza & spring rolls. Be aware that when a dish is labelled "spicy" it's more than just a little spicy.

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vipGino
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DineLA lunch was exceptional value

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun fun fun. Good food (depending on who at your table is cooking) great atmosphere.

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elizabethq
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Even though I did not get the best service on Monday, I will still recommend this place because the food is delicious. The waiter forgot different components of our order. I asked him was he too busy to which he replied "yes" Maybe the restaurant should book less folks? I ordered a bottle of sparkling wine and he placed it on the table without leaving ice or something to keep it cooled. I am not that picky but basic service is a part of the job. The hostess in front is very efficient and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it was great ! good food! nice servers!

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BrittanyA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go eat. Awesome service and awesome food. I love the Napa kimchi.

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ChristinaT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tasting, big portion! dineLA menu was pretty good alongside their normal lunch specials. Delicious.

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RayaS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service! prompt response and on professional courteous

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73Cynabun
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ADAM was an excellent and very cool
Server, he made sure our food cane out on time and always checking on us

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jnae
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always great food and service that is why we keep coming back

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MyraP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food4service5ambience4

Still waited 45 minutes even with reservations with two hungry little kids. When I asked how much longer the wait will be, the only response was that they had large parties that went over their time. Doesn’t make sense

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our server was awesome he made the experience even better

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All good and delicious
just over salted for me

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Adam was a great server.

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EddieA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went during happy hour. Good food, ambiance, service. would return

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server made a mistake with our food; food was extremely slow to come out; some classic items weren't available, but food is great and I would still return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

literal fire. that’s all you need to know. best kbbq around hands down

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julieg
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming here for years. I love this place. Cel rating an anniversary and it couldn’t of been better.

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maggiey
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Dirty tables, dirty seats, dirty sauce containers. So dirty that everywhere was sticky. Will never go again.

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MarisaH
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nephew and niece birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and friendly staff

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vipHidiL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had the set grilled lunch and it was fantastic! We were so full that we couldn't move! Delicious food! Service was great! Thank you so much!

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Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA is rated 4.8 stars by 1470 OpenTable diners.

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