Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA
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.
Had a great time at Gyu-Kaku, food is always amazing.
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.
DineLA lunch was exceptional value
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.
it was great ! good food! nice servers!
One of my favorite places to go eat. Awesome service and awesome food. I love the Napa kimchi.
Great tasting, big portion! dineLA menu was pretty good alongside their normal lunch specials. Delicious.
Great service! prompt response and on professional courteous
ADAM was an excellent and very cool
Server, he made sure our food cane out on time and always checking on us
as always great food and service that is why we keep coming back
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
Food was delicious, our server was awesome he made the experience even better
All good and delicious
just over salted for me
Adam was a great server.
We always love this restaurant
went during happy hour. Good food, ambiance, service. would return
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.
literal fire. that’s all you need to know. best kbbq around hands down
I’ve been coming here for years. I love this place. Cel rating an anniversary and it couldn’t of been better.
Dirty tables, dirty seats, dirty sauce containers. So dirty that everywhere was sticky. Will never go again.
Nephew and niece birthday
Good food and friendly staff
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!
Excellent quality of meat and vegetables. So much fun to cook with friends - an interactive and unusual meal!
We had reservations and had to wait less than 5 minutes. After ordering service was pretty quick and all food was brought out quickly. Waitress came to check on us a couple of times. Definitely will be going back.
This is by far my favorite location. I love the ambiance.
Great experience, food is always great.
My reservation was at 915 and I did not get seated until 10. During this entire time I asked the host 4 times about our reservation yet they had us continue to wait as 8 parties were seated before us.
Terrible service by the host staff
Always our families most requested place to eat!
Metered street parking. Also if you have the app, use it for discounts.
A fun place for lunch or dinner with friends. Very meat-centric menu for grilling, but there are some vegan friendly options if you ask. Great drink specials. The hot and spicy coleslaw is amazing!
The manager was great.
The server was the best we've ever had.
I was looking forward to trying this restaurant unfortunately the customer service was very poor three people upfront all lacking good customer service the young man at least greeted us but the young ladies were absolutely awful at first they said 15 minute wait then 30min went across the street great service great customer service and good food. Canceled the reservation on my phone maybe another day if someone actually is welcoming to your customers and greats with a smile will give it another try.
Took my dear friend kids for their birthday dinner it was the first time for them and they really enjoyed it. The girls had fun cooking their own meat and they loved the s’mores. Service was great
AMMMAAAAAZZZIIIIIIIINGGGG AS ALWAYSSS ♡ best staff ever ♡
Wonderful experience as always. Warm and friendly staff with amazing food.
My daughters 20th Birthday
Prompt service. Both waiters were very attentive. Food looked and tasted delicious. Didn’t really have to ask for much of anything extra. Everything was great. Thank you Gyu-Kaku 😊
The service and food was superior. Our waiter Nick was amazing.
The meats RE are a bit at the salty site. Great that drinks and cocktails are good!