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Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena

4.5
1247 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Barbecue
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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
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Phone number
(626) 405-4842
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
YOU!!
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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.
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Private party contact
James Kim, General Manager: (866) 596-1674
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
De Lacey
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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.
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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

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us here at Gyu-Kaku! Come on in and grill your meal right at your table!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day with us here at Gyu-Kaku! Cook a delicious meal for Mom right at your own table! We'll do all the hard work, all you have to do is grill!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1247 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything as good as usual. I enjoyed the lunch with my hubby.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent experience as always. Service is always on time and on point

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I was very disappointed with one of the employees at the front desk. I didn’t get home name but he was a younger gentleman with blonde hair. He has a snappy attitude that didn’t come off as professional.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We made reservations and we were seated within minutes of arriving. The kitchen was a bit backed up with the meat but everything else came really quick. Our waiters were very sweet and attentive even while she was training a future waiter.

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I have been coming to GYU-KYAKU for 15 years now staring in japan.My wife is Japanese and this was our date.The food and service was horrible.The rice was hard, the meat quality wasn't fresh and, table dirty, bottles sticky our waitress was the worse!
Burbank is my favorite location , followed by Sherman Oaks.
I thought with the ambience Pasadena is commonly known for , this location would be simply the best!!! I was mistaken!!!
NEVER AGAIN!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was our anniversary. We’re still trying to figure out why there was a Bruno Mars playlist during our visit. We didn’t mind it but we’re just confused as to why Bruno Mars was playing the entire time there.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was great as well as the service. I highly recommend coming here to eat and cook your own food!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Love this place! Great Food and Service, the only thing I was bummed out about was the waiter said the restaurant ran out of brown rice. :p Other than that, everything else was amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I am Vegetarian, ordered meatless ramen, got extra meat.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My overall experience was good, but I didn't like the fact that everyone at the table was forced to purchase an all you can eat meal because one person wanted that item.

It was a complete waist because two people in the party weren't that hungry abd was forced to buy an all you can eat meal. I've visited that restaurant several times over the past few years and was disappointed with the policy. I won't be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Overall very good restaurant and theme. The all you can eat supreme option is the way to go as it make every item in the menu available though I doubt anyone can actually try all the items on it. Great place to have a good time with hungry friends.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing food and service was great too

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I try lunch special this time . Value meal only 8.95 four different meats and soup, rice and salad . Me and my husband are very happy

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was frozen, our waiter was not as attentive and slow.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love the food but it’s a bit pricey. I know it’s a Japanese restaurant but I hate having to use chopsticks and they never have clean forks. This is the third visit that I request a fork and they don’t have any clean forks.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband love this restaurant and he work close by. Food are great as usual and St. Patrick’s Day kid’s meal and beer are half off. We all have a good time there.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Made a reservation at 9, somehow people who came after us were seated first. They told us they’re running behind schedule and sat us 15 minutes after our reserved time. I’ve also noticed the meat is cut thinner on weekends and this time there were only 3-4 tiny strips of meat in each plate that were definitely not worth $10-11 a plate. We also ordered garlic noodles and it didn’t come out until 10 minutes after we finished eating which was about 45 minutes after we ordered. This place isn’t worth the wait or money to me anymore. I doubt I’ll be coming back. Ridiculous.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great happy hour price. Food is extremely salty

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I get the service works as a group but it took a very long time for someone to take our order. Servers wouldn’t even walk by our table and it took forever to get someone’s attention. We had to go up to the servers at the computers to take our order. Melissa was a great help though and we made sure to let her know she was awesome 👍🏿

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Overall a “meh” experience. I’ll likely go back at some point. We we’re a group of 5 and we had to use one small grill. Very inconvenient and took a long time to get through our meal because of this. Also, it was a packed house but service at times was a little choppy. I’m sure the service isnt always at this level but took time to get things accomplished

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Busy night. Messed up our order several times but they were apologetic and accommodating

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Gyu Kaku has always been one of my favorites! I made a reservation as usual, it’s definitely recommended & less of a hassle. Just don’t be late! Our Server was great. I know it was busy and we ordered plenty of food. We didn’t feel rushed with the 90 min limit for all you can eat PREMIUM menu. I think the meat selection is great for that price and even includes the s’mores and macaroon ice cream. Sometimes the macaroons can stale or overly frozen but at least give them a try. My favorites are the Spicy Tina Roll, Duck Breast, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, any of the pork belly, & the beef selection. I’m a big foodie and I approve of this restaurant. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

It is always a good spot to get there lunch special . Really good value compare to their all you can eat or a la carte .

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It's a bit pricey with a large party, but not unreasonable. The menu could be better explained and the ordering for the all you can eat (90min) could be a lot better.

Recommend reservations regardless of day so you have your spot for sure. Fills up pretty fast. Not a bad experience though a bit lackluster on the taste for me as far as authentic goes. My party highly enjoyed it so... take it with a grain of salt.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Always a joy to have a date night in that type of scenery.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I love Gyu Kaku and recommend all everyone I know to come here to try it at least once. The service is always wonderful, the food is amazing, the space is not cramped, and everything is cozy. Their miso yaki shabu is an all time favorite that I order multiples of every single time.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Abby was great! She was very helpful and made sure we were doing great. Thank you so much!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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