Gyu-Kaku - Los Angeles, CA | Pico

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$30 and under
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Japanese

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Social dining - spending time with friends and family - is what Gyu-Kaku (GEW-KAH-KOO) is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of “shared plates,” inspiring laughter, conversation, and good times. You can’t help it – with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. The staffs at Gyu-Kaku are friendly, leading you through the night with helpful suggestions.
Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese provides the authentic Japanese Yakiniku (barbeque) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while sipping on Japanese Sake, Shochu and frosty cold beers. Gyu-Kaku offers a wide range of meats including the bestseller Harami Skirt Steak in Miso marinade, Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Soy marinade. Other popular items include pork, lamb, duck & chicken, Shrimp Garlic & a variety of vegetables.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve been here plenty of times but this time it wasn’t the greatest. I asked for the spicy sauce that was missing from my table. I was excited to bring my friend for the first time here and when they told me they ran out of sauce I was bummed out. Then I look around and I see every other table with that same spicy so now I’m upset. I asked another server to see what he would say and same answer “we are out sorry” that sauce is my favorite. The main reason why I come to gyu is for the sauces. So being upset I asked the server if he could bring me the sauce from a different table where no one was seated. I wanted to get up and leave just because of the reply I got.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & overall experience was positive!

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HayleyW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value, can customize it to your taste!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine LA dinner combo was a good deal. Food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I like this place too much, but they need to do something about the service. Also the seating are not comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gyu-Kaku is the best Japanese barbecue places I’ve ever been too; my friends and I ate copious amounts of meat with there bargain meal: the all you can eat options. All though this price was not much to pay considering the amount of beef our table consumed; the quality of the beef was not compromised and the portion they gave it to us was not shortened although we ate a lot. While coming here I suggest not eating all day so that when you arrive you can eat all that your heart wants. I also like that the waiter often came up to us asking what if we wanted to order more; this gave me a sense of relief as I didn’t feel uncomfortable ordering more food. This place overall is a memorable place.

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AbelardB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everybody loves all day happy hour! Catching a late dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Canceled reservation after 6 minutes (no grace window). Server was obnoxious and gave us a time limit on the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

:) Really yummy, lots of fun. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Miso tasted like water, table next to us was a war zone after someone left. It stayed dirty the whole time we were there. The noodles were old and dry. The meat wasn’t fresh. They didn’t have half the stuff we ordered. It’s not the first time. This one is the worst. We usually have a good experience in other ones

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CMMS
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night with husband! Excellent service/great menu! Super cold beer! With good prices..We will definitely be back !

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sho is the best! The food was great but his attentive and prompt service really made the experience worth it.

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vipMelissaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I usually always come to gyu Kaku however they were out of a lot of stuff
No cheese wontons and I was given half the portion that is typically given for garlic noodles because “the other bowls were being used”
The tables next to us were provided the usual bowls and it wasn’t busy at the time. Not sure what’s going on with the management

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CBATek
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved how knowledgeable the wait staff was and the fool was delicious.

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vipDaneS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service, great food... will be coming again ... and you now want more words

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vipHappyDiner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love the food here and the service was excellent.

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vipNickoK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Boys night out. Some beer and food. Great place

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vipFrenchLilac
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at the original Gyu Kaku. Great service, delicious meal! You can’t go wrong.

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Josh90404
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My co-workers and I came here for lunch to celebrate my birthday. The lunch menu was really incredible value. There was so much food to share, and all really delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what an incredible institution

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JenniferM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Went during happy hour and it was perfect. Great value for happy hour menu. Food was yummy but service wasn't the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service is always a1. Very personable and friendly! Will always recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Server is very good

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vipMelissaV
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had a reservation and because we arrived 6 minutes late they gave up our table and we had to wait an extra 25 minutes for a table.

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EvaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Server, Sho, was fantastic- food is amazing, vibe is everything.

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JanetA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great...we told our Server that we were on lunch and she took our orders right away. While eating our salads, she brings the food, we have never been serviced that quickly. When we go back, we hope she's there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There are so many choices but thank goodness for the pre set menus! I think the preset menus are better than doing All You Can Eat. I always come hungry and leave extra stuffed! The servers are friendly and helpful. It’s a casual and fun environment to enjoy with friends. Gyu Kaku now has an app that allows you to earn loyalty rewards.

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vipladidah
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Wish the bathroom were nicer and cleaner but you can't beat the food for the price. The lunch special is a really great deal for $12.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value; excellent meal.

MD
MicheleD
1 review