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Date
Sun, 2/25
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7:00 PM
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Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena

4.6
1220 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
  • 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
What 1220 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 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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Kate (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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AndrewL (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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kens (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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Marvin (New England)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Food is great and service is ok

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vipLuv2eat (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

This restaurant is not for a family friendly restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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aleksnotalex (Los Angeles)
4.0  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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Had an amazing time. With great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and experience.

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samccna (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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Jtake (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent meal

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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