Gyu-Kaku - Los Angeles, CA | Pico

4.7
82 reviews
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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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MV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food great staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

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.

EK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

l
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good value; excellent meal.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't want too many people to know about Gyu because I want to still be able to get a table!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, extremely good service

j
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

it's a good place for handing with friend with Korean(Japanese) qqb and beer.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing.
Service is quick.
Love this place

DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great good, good variety of meats vs. vegetables and the prices are reasonable.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and variety !

SV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was especially attentive

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second Gyu Kaku we've tried. First was in NY Times Square and both excellent. Food and service consistent. Highly recommend reservations and go earlier for dinner to take advantage of their great happy hour specials. Also, use the app to rack up points for food or credit towards meal. Love this restaurant concept.

SC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and the food are always great there.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food, a fun place to eat. My only complaint is that we were asked to keep our meal length to an hour and a half so that they could seat other parties. I know that's fair of them to ask, but I didn't want to have a time limit. Bathrooms are also really dirty and very close to some of the tables so hopefully you don't get seated there.

g
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my niece for her birthday dinner and it was great! Service was amazing and my niece loved it!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My FAVORITE restaurant, hands down. Thank you always for the best experience possible, from food to atmosphere it’s truly wonderful! :)

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goooooooooooood

SN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always.

EY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Meat portions are just right without getting too full.

JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you haven't tried Gyu-Kaku, you can't go wrong. It's a fantastic eatery with large selections of meats and vegetables.
Highly recommend trying. Price breaks are great if you are hungry.

T
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Love the food and service...always up to my high expectations...great value especially the lunch specials.

DD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service from a competent, courteous, and energetic staff. We'll be regulars.

E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and environment. Was a good place to enjoy great food and interaction with ya respective party. Got to enjoy great company. Place a reservation so you aren't waiting but it is worth the wait.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time

K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

店員がやる気が無く態度が悪い。テーブルが汚かったので注文前にクリーンアップしてもらうように頼んだらいやな顔をされなかなか拭きに来ないし、お皿が乗っているのにも関わらずクリーナーを食器と手にもかけられた。あとランチメニューを持ってきてもらうように頼んだら、ため息をつかれた。以前の一人前に比べると量がすごく少なくなった。店内も汚いけれど、トイレは飲食店なのに大変汚い。

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is absolutely delicious!
Great menu choices and good value for the meal. The garlic noodles are a must!

DJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO GOOD! The meat plates came out quickly, they were perfectly marinated, and the service was good. I love that they give you s'mores to make at the end!

DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The all-you-can-eat (AYCE) menu, especially during happy hour, at Gyu-kaku is a steal. I love the meat marinades - thats the main reason to eat at this restaurant. But, the sides dishes deserve their own time in the spotlight. The sesame cabbage and bibimbap are a must. I came with a seasoned regular who knew what to order. Any newcomers to Gyu-Kaku might benefit from finding a friend who knows his/her way around this menu. Beyond that, I appreciated the graceful attention by the wait staff. I could have done without the background music. But that feature seems like a staple at AYCE BBQ restaurants these days, so I tuned it out by drowning myself in a pitcher of beer and warm sake. My tummy left happy.

PY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good!!
We need to have a reservation if we don't want to wait.

JY
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Decent place, very difficult parking. Service was a bit slow, but the food was pretty good. Host was not super friendly. Previous times coming here were better.

l
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and tons of food although the Kobe beef wasn't that tender and caught so much fire from the fat that the flames were shooting high I had to find someone.

r
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Happy hour menu is bad value. Pricy for the size of the portions.

DJ
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for the Dine LA menu but ended up ordering off the regular menu--similar pricing with many more choices. We didn't know that this is an "all you can eat" place. Wait staff was attentive competent. Place was packed but crowd handled well. The food is terrific. They bring out mid sized portions of each dish ordered which you grill at the table. Great selection. They give a substantial senior discount.

JH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy coming to Gyu-Kaku. Great variety of food, order as you go, decent Happy Hour prices, and enthusiastic staff!

JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing flavorful food

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service was excellent

B
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem that can’t be missed! The service is outstanding the food is so fresh and delicious and our entire family loves it.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was clean and great, service was perfect. Had a wonderful experience there.

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