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Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA

4.1
4.1
732 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:

- Outdoor seating are Non-Reservable and we are not currently offering any outdoor grilling tables.

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.

- Please bring a mask and use it at all times when you are not eating or drinking.

- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.

- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 603-9482

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 900-3883

What 732 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Japanese

  • Philadelphia

    Good for Groups

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  1. RS

    RSPee

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Delicious and quite expensive place to get your meat sweats on. To get to the restaurant we had to walk by an upscale taco place and an upscale pizza place. Our party decided that at $65 per person for lunch that would’ve been a lot of gourmet tacos. If you love beef and cost isn’t a deterrent this is well worth it.
  2. H

    Heidy

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my sons birthday and we love Gyu and decided to have dinner at Gyu. It never disappoints. Always love coming here food is always good. Service is always top notch. Thank you so much Gyu.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had a birthday request that was never acknowledged.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was great. Everything was amazing, the tables were not adult sized; so, the seats were not comfortable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I love their garlic fried rice it is so good ! It was alil hot in there ac must’ve not been working
  6. c

    cc01

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Under new management and by far the best service we have ever had there! Will go back and visit.
  7. SM

    ScottM

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Unfortunately, we went when the AC was broke and with no circulation and the heat of the “grill”, it made it tough to enjoy. We ended up doing our best to just cook as fast as we could and ate most at home.
  8. L

    Linda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was good. I’m Korean, so I’m used to grilling my own BBQ but the grills were of poor quality. Only half of the grill has any fire or heat. Apparently they had just switched management. I hope the restaurant is off to better days.
  9. M

    theMeats

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and variety was great, atmosphere was fun and lively. and service was awesome! Vivian catered to our every need, and even had the whole gang sing happy birthday to my daughter! What a great night and can't wait to go back and try other things on the menu, especially the desserts. Only things missing were a liquor bar (no BYOB, although they said they're working on the liquor license), later hours, and karaoke :)
  10. K

    Kristin

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    This restaurant has declined in service, professionalism and ambiance. My friend and I had long gaps in service over a dinner that ended up taking 2 1/2 hours to eat. Something is going on with the liquor license so no alcoholic drinks were available. As an alternative to a cocktail, I ordered a bottle of Pellegrino water which arrived warm to the touch - instantly melting all the ice in the glass. The entrance is cluttered where the bar used to be, the whole place seemed unkept.
  11. DR

    DREK

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite places to go, food is always great quality and quick. Service is up beat and always friendly!
  12. A

    Airelle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Dinner started off a little rough as our grill wasn’t working properly, but both our server, Vivian, and the manager worked very hard to get us to a new table and even gave us a discount for the troubles! We will definitely eat here again. We thank the staff for working so hard through the equipment issues :)
  13. SL

    SomeLikeItHot

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a unique and fun date night I highly recommend for families, date night or a group of friends
  14. DT

    DoeT

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    I enjoy the food every time I go & it’s greatly priced…
  15. TM

    TamaraM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    It was ok. It took forever to be seated and staff was not very attentive they did not have any of their publicized drinks available.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was my birthday & i had fun
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good meat. Try every week
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Under new management No liquor license yet. Food was fresh and tasty
  19. TP

    TayP

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed celebrating our daughter birthday! It was so sweet of the staff to give her a special birthday song! The food was fresh and delicious!
  20. NP

    NPhilly95

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had a pretty good experience dining here. The restaurant was under new management and their liquor license wasn’t up to date, so couldn’t get alcoholic drinks. Good value on the menu items and good service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Good food. But smoke evaluator malfunction made our meal smoke filled. Also over 35min after being seated before our waiter showed up. Excellent food though.
  22. H

    Heidy

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love gyu!!! Food is always great!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Great Service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time and it won’t be my last. The food was great the experience was fun.
  25. WS

    WesS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. First time coming here and it was amazing!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    I’ve been to the one in Orlando and it was an event. All you can eat, over the top, alcohol.. the whole 9 yards. We showed up to a mostly closed restaurant with strange exposed work areas and ushered to our seat. The server was super nice and explained that the menu would be a la cart and that there was no alcohol available. Wished I had chosen another restaurant but good luck to them in the future when they can run properly again. Also.. the food added up and the flavors were so so
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Gyu-Kaku is always a great time for me and my brothers when they visit. Yesterday was a EH experience. Apparently they have just gone through an owner change so I don’t know if it was because of that? But corn was tough. Our favorite spicy bibimbap was dry and didn’t even come in the bowl it usually served in with the egg mixed in. Meat was spot on but our grill was only working on half the side. Our server mentioned they’re getting new grills too. Hopefully this new ownership brings back the Gyu-Kaku I love!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Normally I’m a big fan of Gyu Kaku but unfortunately I think this location is struggling (short staffed, undergoing maintenance) and it showed in service, food quality, and cleanliness. Hopefully they can turn things around.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    They don’t have knives ??? They gave me scissors. To cut my MEAT!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Sadly it’s not what it used to be. We’ve come for years and today was a stark difference from all of our previous experiences. The host and waitress were very nice, but check ins were limited and it took a while to get our check at the end. The food itself was slow to come out. The signature beef sukiyaki rice did not come in a sizzling stone bowl, rather just on those plastic plates. The bistro hanger steak is cut much differently than from before because it’s very thin now. There’s also a limit to one pair of tongs per table when before, there was a pair per plate. There’s no longer any lunch specials; only the a la carte menu is available during the weekdays as well. It was still a decent enough experience, but all of those nice touches from before are gone.
  32. S

    Spence08

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Felt unclean . Ventilation for the smoke was not working ; very hazy and Smokey inside; quality of meat not good ; they are highly disorganized for a place where you cook your own food ! They need to know how to prep the day before !! Service was slow as if one person were cooking and waiting on the tables! Really bad organization and service . I’ve been to much better ones . They apologized for so many things not working however If they’re not ready to be open then they shouldn’t open yet .
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    No liquor was being served.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    Did not receive part of our meal (combo meal for two), and waitress did not want to take any money off bill until after we insisted. Alarm in kitchen went off for 8 minutes before anyone turned it off. The food we did receive was good, but disappointed in the experience.
  35. j

    judier

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food and experience was awesome, but we had a table with a bad grill. The waitress tried everything to help and called management. Management came over not apologizing and told the waitress to move us without even acknowledging us. She was extremely rude. We were told the restaurant is about to have new owners. Hopefully new management also.
  36. PM

    PeterM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good place and experience. They were a little short staffed. Generally clean, but not spotless, nonetheless a really neat experience.
  37. DB

    DeemikaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The smoke from the grills filled the room and bothered my allergies terribly. Also the food cooked too fast without the oil on the grill plate our waiter didn’t come to check we had to turn the fire settings ourselves which they usually do. The portions of beef in the rice has gotten smaller than I’m used to. This is our favorite place to have our get together but we were not satisfied this time.
  38. DM

    DeightonM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was on a dinner date and we ordered our drinks. Within the first 5 minutes, Mickey Mouse and friends showed up on the rail on the window. We were so disgusted, because the mouse stopped at our table. Of course the waiter took half off our bill, but wasn't enough. We moved our seating, but due to our friendly surprise, we left. I would never GO TO THAT GYU-KAKYU ever again.
  39. CD

    CharisseD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Our server was great! Very attentive and extremely polite! My boyfriend’s first time he enjoyed himself to the fullest! Thank you for a great meal and experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The food took forever, the drinks had to be remade because they weren’t made correctly the first few times. It was a horrible experience . Oh and my reservation was at 3 o’clock & the door was locked, I had to stand in the cold until 3:04.

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA is rated 4.1 stars by 732 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA

1901 Callowhill Street Philadelphia, PA 19130

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Art Museum

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Phone number

    (267) 603-9482

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 900-3883

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