Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA

4.7
1495 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
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Fiona
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like everything in Gyu-Kaku Pasadena. My family are very enjoy a dinner almost every week.

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vipRyan
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food wasn’t as fresh - filet was purple when brought to table just tasted dried out and not fresh

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, and with happy hour the prices aren't insane.

I wish they did a better job at managing their reservations. What's the point of requiring a reservation at a particular time if it's gonna take 30 mins to get seated because they aren't properly managing them?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoy the food and service at Gyu-Kaku in Pasadena. This is our second time at the restaurant we enjoy the food knowing we cooking our own meal it's a great experience we enjoy it. We also like the service always.

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AlisaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter,Adrian and our busser, Robert were amazing. They were so attentive polite and respectful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice

MM
MargaretM
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and awesome service. The restaurant staff worked together to ensure a pleasant dining experience.

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RobL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was amazingly attentive and just plain nice. We went a la carte and had a nice mix of proteins and veggies, plus rice. Drinks were delish. The BBQ kept us nice and warm on a cold, rainy December night!

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INMAZER1967
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time and a good dinner. Our server made sure we were well taken care of. So glad they are still open and operating.

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LuVfUd
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad you are open on Christmas Day, it was a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was helpful and we enjoyed our time there. Their Covid policies are pretty well in effect. I liked that it's open during holidays, since most places are closed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with the family. I was worried because we are a mix of vegetarian and pescatarian, but it wasn’t a problem at all! Everything was clearly marked as Veg or GF. And our waiter Aron was great. Helped us understand how much to order and he was spot on. We were pleasantly surprised and Gyu-Kaku will definitely be on our family outing list from now on. Thanks!

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TaneshaM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Perfect interactive, tasty event for the family on Christmas. Service was a little shaky. We were never given cooking instructions, nor did they offer to change grill. Server completely forgot about the desert round. So service was disappointing.

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FrankD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly, especially the hostess Angel, we made a reservation and were seated pretty quickly. The salad was delicious and the meat options were super tender. The s’mores and lava cake desserts really hit the spot.

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oscar
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great here. The staff is very attentive a day the happy hour prices are excellent. Great family and friends restaurant. Always a great place for lunch and dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great all around

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Vaziz427
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic very flavorful! 10/10

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HankT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great meat
Tongue is my favorite really good

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love3
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love this place expect the floor .. there was alot of trash on the floor and it kinda gross.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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MikeT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good but service was not to a level that I expected in comparison to other Gyu-Kaku visited. The waiter took a bit longer to get us what is needed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely going back ! :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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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MsMia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice location and good Japanese BBQ. Really enjoy the meat selection.

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RandyL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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
14 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
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Gyu-Kaku - Pasadena, CA is rated 4.7 stars by 1495 OpenTable diners.

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