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About Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Pasadena, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Los Angeles! Located right where all the action is in Downtown Pasadena, you'll be thankful you made a reservation!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), 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.

70 West Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91105
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Mon: 11:30AM – 11:00PM
Tues: 11:30AM – 11:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 11:00PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 11:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 12:00AM
Sat: 11:30AM – 12:00AM
Sun: 11:30AM – 11:00PM

HAPPY HOUR
Monday: All Day Long

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Every Day: 11:30AM – 6:30PM

LATE HAPPY HOUR
Tues-Thurs: 8:30PM – 11PM last call
Fri & Sat: 9:30PM – 12AM last call
Sun: 8:30PM – 11PM last call

Cross Street:
De Lacey

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 405-4842

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/pasadena/

Parking Details:
VALET AVAILABLE: $7 with validation, $10 without.
PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE: The closest parking structure is location on DeLacey. The first ninety (90) minutes are free and then it costs $2 for each thirty (30) minutes thereafter with a $6 maximum.

Street parking is also available, though limited.

Executive Chef:
YOU!!

Private Party Facilities:
Your party is our party. If we can assist you in any way to host a large party or special occasion dinner, please let us know. We offer custom-made prix fixe menus as well as tailored seating arrangements to best suit your needs.

Private Party Contact:
James Kim, General Manager: (866) 596-1674

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Casual (19)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Fun (18)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Authentic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great Beer (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Romantic (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Spicy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We are celebrating my hubby’s birthday with my kids and his best friend. Food are great as service.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Phoebe is a delight as a waitress. Knowledgeable and friendly which makes the gyu experience that much better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Server is very friendly, but we wish the service would have been faster. We almost fell asleep!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

It has great food and I love it for my 1st time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Came at 6pm on a Wednesday and the was not too busy, had great service. Got to order some food off the happy hour menu.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had their February 4th $25 one day all-you-can-eat special (25 items), great value and quality. What a brilliant idea to celebrate Super Ball!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went during the ayce special. Lots of food for just $25 per person. Also got a couple of pitchers of beer for happy hour pricing. Will be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Gyu-Kaku never fails to deliver top notch quality food and service. It did take a while to get a table since it was lunch hour on a weekend, but it was still within a decent time frame.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

some of the meats came frozen and stuck together and partially un-marinaded.
also during the last 20-30 min of the "all you can eat" 90 min period the service become suspiciously slower.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a good experience... My daughters 12th birthday request for dinner... My kids love this place... Food it good and sharing makes it a great experience

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Extensive variety of marinated meats and side dishes to grill and enjoy at your table

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great but I wasn’t crazy about the service. The server took our order then disappeared. Luckily I was able to get another server to help us.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Waiter thought he could sneak in an extra $48 of charges for items we did not order...

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food is great and service is ok

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This restaurant is not for a family friendly restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I am a regular to Gyu-Kaku but this was my first time to this location. I don’t know if I would come back due to the service. I would wait longer for a different location knowing my service might be better.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went in based off dine l.a. menu and thought it might not be enough... It was and it was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Found this restaurant on DineLA, but would definitely return for an all-you-can-eat menu! Appetizers and meats were delicious, and our dinner ended with some do-it-yourself S'Mores which were both delicious and fun to make. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I ve been gyu gaku in nyc many times. This location service really not cool

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I made a reservation on 7pm.sit on 7:35.
order the food and drink.everything was really slow to come.
the beer pitcher come with no glass. wait for 10min just to cheers.
we had the meat with no souse for 15min.

Since Gyukaku is a Japanese restaurant ,I was expecting for good service.
food was ok, but stuff need more train.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had an amazing time. With great food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My boyfriend and I went for the dine la menu. It was delicious and we got to try things we don’t normally get. Good value too. Went during happy hour so we were able to get some cheap beer to go with our yummy meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing. Truly amazing. I love the food AND THE PEOPLE HERE ITS GREAT YES YES YES YES.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nice food & good service. We kind of sad that you took bacon wraps asparagus out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were on vacation and looking for a fun place for dinner. My kids had not tried Japanese BBQ before. They loved it. The service was exceptional and the food was great. I can definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A meal at Gyu-Kaku is always a lively event. I was disappointed that although I indicated in my Open Table reservation that it was my daughter’s birthday, no acknowledgement was made. Other than that, the meal was great & my family had a wonderful time.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent meal

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

All was ok until it was time to pay..i had an open tablen card and reservation number, but they could not used it

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This location was our annual get together restaurant. We decided next year to go someplace else.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

You can bring your kids here. I wish this was part of their marketing strategy, there needs to be more places for families in Pasadena.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our waitress Angela was so sweet! I love how great her customer service was. Everyone there was so nice. I would recommend this place to everyone I know. I use to live in Japan and they had a Gyu-Kaku out there and this place was spot on!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The customer service was amazing. The food was overall great. Would definitely come back to the establishment. My server Adam was great as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great environment great food And great service overall super satisfied

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food, authentic and a good value, but noisy and a little run down.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Josh the manager at this particular location in Pasadena is fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The music was way too loud. We had to ask the waiter to turn it down a bit as the speaker was right overhead our table. It gave me a headache half way through our dinner. If not for the music, we had a wonderful meal..... quality, awesome food and great service!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great experience and super quality food. I am coming back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good but the waitress got changed and the new one never came by. I will go back next time when I am in the area.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Denmark)·Dined on November 10, 2017

David was a great waiter - helpful and attentive.
Great food & service!

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