Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA

4.6
1483 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. Cash payments respectfully declined.
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely going back ! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Welcoming and friendly greeting as you walk in. Our server Georgina was phenomenal. Since it was my guest’s first time dining at this restaurant, she made sure to go through the ordering process. We ordered the meal for two at $70. Kudos to Georgina for making it a great meeting experience. I’d definitely come back!!

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RandyL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is very nice and clean, service is good but could be a little bit better. Food taste good but a little bit over priced for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friendly staff. Portions were perfect. Overall pretty good food.

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RichardK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

acye kbbq would be better value for the price. Won't come again sadly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Customer Service! Adam was in top of the service and checked on us. Food is great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They ran out of a lot of items in the menu

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AngieS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I really enjoyed our time, food was amazing and service was even better. We will definitely be back.

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Aimrue
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was here for my son’s 22nd birthday dinner. This place has been my kids’ favorite place ever since we moved from Japan. Sure, the quality of meat can be better but for the price, i think it’s fair. I appreciate that our server was very attentive and changed the grill often for us. This time, we ordered spicy cucumbers, bunch of meat and rice. They gave my son a complimentary dessert for his birthday which was nice. We also love that they have variety of small plates. Their customer services has always been on point from the moment we walk in to the moment we walk out.

I definitely would not recommend this for a romantic dinner. But for a regular date, then yes. Make sure you are not overly dressed as it can get messy if you are not careful. I never wear white coming here!

I definitely recommend this place for authentic yakiniku experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food is good but they made their portions smaller

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant is pretty spacious compare to Gyu Kaku in Beverly Hills. The atmosphere was good, hostesses were super friendly. Food was amazing as always. To start we had miso soup & salad. We had tuna poke nachos, chili & yuzu roast beef (both were delicious). For the meat we had 6 kinds. Everything was almost perfect till the last part that we were given wrong dessert (we asked two orders of s’mores but we got one s’mores + green tea ice cream). Our waiter was missing in action so we had to swallow it since the ice cream started to get melted. I also had to ask the hostess to swipe the card cos our waiter, Aaron, was nowhere to be found.

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DianaL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First timer and came to try the Dine LA menu. Lots of food for dinner at $35, about 4 courses which includes dessert. Some of the meat was very fatty but otherwise I enjoyed our dinner. There is no outdoor dining, they do temperature checks as you check in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Georgia gave us the most incredible service

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christopherk
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we were treated with respect and consideration. the food was delicious and arrived promptly. the hibachi in the table cooked and warmed everything quickly without burning us. i particularly enjoyed the breaded bacon pieces.

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MarthaI
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Georgia , Jacob and Allan were awesome!!!! Will definitely
Come back

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for DineLA. I was amazed by how tasty everything was. The seaweed soup was especially delightful. The meat is fantastic quality. Highly recommend this place!

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ckim
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was really fast, all of the servers were attentive to us (constantly clearing dishes and checking up on us). The food was amazing and the cheese wontons are unforgettable. The restaurant feels clean and the atmosphere is a good amount of loud.

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BreeT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was good ! I went during Dine L.A. and it wasnt too packed . I just felt bad as the hostest was limping because of her knee and another employee was wearing a neck brace to work...

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LisaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We selected this restaurant from the Dine LA site. There was a lot of food and we cooked our own meat. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very inviting and chill solo lunch. Love it as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DineLA menu + HH pricing = win!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal.

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Apple
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They ran out of the beer and ice-cream we wanted. Alternate beer was ok and we ended up with s'mores as our dessert! 😋

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love3
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time here and i always leave happy.. I love the food... Thanks to Dine La i got to share this with my boyfriend on date nite and we left very full and happy.. We will back for sure...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine LA menu choice was excellent along with the price per person. Great service provided by the servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service was very good.

Had issues with the hostess who refused us service because my guest didn’t have a mask, after asking her if she had any.

The hostess said “they ran out”. And kicked us out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’m there 2 or 3 times a week for either lunch and dinner!

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CristianG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Love Gyu-Kaku but this location was disappointing. Apparently they were short on a lot of their supplies and were barely receiving their shipment but did not tell us until almost the end. They also did not apologize for not including half of our food items. We asked for the check and paid and right before we left, an employee offered the remaining meats in our order. No type of discount for being short on our whole order. Will not being going back there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and the service was great! Matt (seemed like he was new possibly) was honestly doing a really good job. Very attentive, polite and provided excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made prior reservations and the transition as we walked in to our seats

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TryItOnce
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Your wooden seats are not too comfortable, and it's too close to the next table. We are practically touching elbows.

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AlexW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best service and tasty food at insanely good prices. thank you gyu!

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MaritaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Customer service was bad. We ordered the most expensive menu option everything we got was so late. Our appetizers came at the end when we finish our dinner. They didn’t even had bottle water to serve

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Foodtraveler
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I feel really bad about the servers at this location. There was not a manager in sight to help them out at all . Kitchen was so disorganized . Meals really need to be coursed . My meat came out first, followed by my salad 15 minutes later . Last item I was left to eat was my veggies . Not sure if it was the kitchen or the staff but meals really need to learn to be coursed . This is not the first time this has happened at Gyu Gaku at all locations .

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No ayce when i went. Wish i knew that before going

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great time !!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Workers were nice: & food was great.

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ANNAZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

not like stated would space out; instead, there were another party sat just next to us , just a very simple carved divider on the table which could see thru and have hollows on. So for the whole time, we were like sitting on the same table with someone else which made all of us really uncomfortable during this pandemic time. Besides, the floor were dirty. Food was overall good, if this place could be much cleaner and space out diners, I would definitely come here more often.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service was great but the place was so dirty and there were HUGE flies we kept having to fight off .

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Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA is rated 4.6 stars by 1483 OpenTable diners.

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