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Gyu-Kaku - San Diego, CA

4.5
4.5
994 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon 11:30 am–10:00 pm Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Tue–Sat 6:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 6:30 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 8:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 693-3790

  • 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 - San Diego can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator : (844) 322-6140

What 994 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. LS

    LoveSteak

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The serving staff was very efficient and kind. The food was great. Would definitely come back!
  2. SH

    StevenH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined in a number of Japanese restaurants and this by far is really good. The service was superb and the the price for the meat sets is a fair price. The sets that serve for 2 people can actually serve 3-4. I couldn't finish everything with my gf. This place is a must go if you like to grill your own meats at the table.
  3. YF

    YoFoodie

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time back since covid hit last year. Really happy the quality of the meats are still good. Service was good too. The only bummer was that they were out of some beverages and desserts but being that this was the first day they reopened for indoor dining, we totally understood.😊
  4. LM

    LMBaltimore

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    it has been a while since the pandemic that we can go back to Gyu KaKu. My reservation was at 8.30 pm, but was not seated until 8.45 pm. The food was good. Hope to have the dine-in soon.
  5. H

    Hide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner on the patio.  Service, food, wine, beer, Everything was very good. Especially the "Harami" and wine are very satisfying. The patio was comfortable with heating. You can talk quietly without the traffic of nearby cars. We will go there again.
  6. JT

    JoeyT84

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service. Will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, just outdoor dining due to corona. And not that many people.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my boyfriend for my birthday and booked through OpenTable, I did select “birthday” occasion on the app, but the restaurant must not have noticed that so there was nothing special about the dinner. Great service and they were able to seat us sooner than our reservation.
  9. MA

    MaryA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food!! Seemed very Covid safe.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved it the food was great and service amazing
  11. JD

    JoshuaD

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ready for these pandemic related restrictions to end but nevertheless the food was amazing and service was phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back without the restrictions.
  12. MA

    MaryA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is off the charts good! Employees all super friendly and helpful. Our families favorite restaurant in San Diego.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience as always!!!
  14. AS

    AkiSD

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Showed up for reservation and was seated right away. There was a lot of distance between tables so social distancing was amazing. My waiter was perfect. Came when I needed him but didn’t bother us too much, only when we needed him. I ordered the chefs special set. Everything was delicious, except for the broccoli and cheese and also the pork belly was super thin like I have never seen before, and I have been here many times and ordered the same thing. They don’t leave the bottles of sauces on the table anymore because of COVID, instead they put the sauces in little plastic containers which make it difficult to use, no big deal but they should use small dishes instead. Overall everything was great and I highly recommend coming here. You will feel comfortable by the atmosphere and the distance between tables, the value is great, and the food delicious.
  15. CL

    CarlyL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was amazing and the service was awesome thanks to Seth! :)
  16. g

    glennandnellm

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service as usual.
  17. TN

    TamN

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Im very happy they opened. but everything is not yet the same. Menus are limited and the garlic noodles is not the same. they used different garlic and it all came out very dry. other than that, It was close enough to the real thing. although I could have gone to Hmart and it woulda turned out better.
  18. KK

    KurtK

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good service. They were busy so they did have a difficult time keeping the tables and restrooms clean. Food was very good and the mix was great.
  19. CK

    ChrystolK

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as usual. It never disappoints. Our favorite is the Harami Miso, the gyu tan, and the Kalbi Boneless ribs along with the Gyu Kanu Salad. The Mega Size Sapporo draft beer is a nice happy hour special!
  20. JD

    JackieD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! I love everything about this restaurant! We had a wonderful birthday dinner and it was so fresh! Our servers were so nice and accommodating and all the food and drinks were great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate from the all you can eat menu, everything was very delicious. My favorite was the harami steak, the Rib eye and the garlic new York steak. For sides the bibimbap is a must.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have my random days where I just feel like eating Japanese BBQ and I just so happen to always come here, the staffs are very friendly and alert. Making a reservation is recommended because wait times can go up to a few hours! You get quality meat, and you don’t leave smelling like bbq! Meat lovers is the perfect meal for 2 or even 3 people.
  23. KW

    KWNavydoc

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Eating with all three sons at once. Which is a rarity.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Seemed short on workers, but food was great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Best service I’ve ever gotten there yet out of 4 to 5 times I’ve been there in the last month and a half
  26. SP

    ShaneP

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    This place has just lost it for me. I used to like it a lot more. Now it just seems to be disappointing when I go there. My friends love it so it is probably just me. I am not going back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food & service was great but they’re still always the confusion by the host when you have reservations at 7:30 and don’t get seated until 7:50 but yet they seat people that didn’t have reservations before us..last time the same thing happened about three weeks ago had reservations for 5 for 4 people and a party of 6 walked up didn’t have a reservation they were in a hurry told the host they’ll eat quick and got sat down before us
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    tasty seasoned meat so well I never need extra sauce!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing quality with a unique dining experience. Better than expected!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow service from Seth was FANTASTIC. Thank you for making it a great birthday escape. The Harami meat was amazing
  31. B

    Brian

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this location! They always have great customer service and do their best to get us seated right away. We go here at least once a month and would definitely recommend it for some hungry meat eaters!
  32. MM

    MichelleM

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always what we expect here. We love gyu the servers are friendly and we LOVE the food 😍
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious! Be busy so service is a bit slow.
  35. DA

    DamienA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Started a little slow with service and orders coming to the table after ordering but picked up towards the end. Server was nice and attentive. Food was great so my only complaint would be the speed of the food coming out.
  36. UF

    UnsatisfiedFoodie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Unfortunately there were major delays even with a reservation. It took 15 mins past the reservation time; when finally seated it took 10 mins to get drinks ordered, another 10 mins to get the drinks then another 15 to even get an order taken. For a place where you make your own food; it took 20 mins to get the food to even cook and 15 mins to get rice to eat with the meat. The quality of food is okay but it definitely seems as though something has changed and the service was horrible.
  37. RB

    ReverendBrocktune

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You guys are always friendly, courteous, and welcoming. The food is always bomb. Love the beer towers! We will be back again, and again, and again!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty, juicy and tender meat , also a good service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place
  40. SG

    SteveG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best table bbq ever! I am in love with this place. I was eating and cooking wearing my sweater and I was able to wear next day. It wasn't smelling at all. The service was very fast and good. The waiter was calling me by my name all the time. I had a a guest can't eat any gluten. They had all gluten free sauces on the table. The bistro fillet was my favorite. My son liked the ice cream and s'mores the best.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - San Diego, CA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gyu-Kaku - San Diego, CA is rated 4.5 stars by 994 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


Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - San Diego, CA

9844 Hibert St, Suite G-1, San Diego, CA 92131

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mira Mesa East

  • Neighborhood

    Scripps Ranch

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon 11:30 am–10:00 pm Tue–Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Tue–Sat 6:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 6:30 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sun 8:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample Mall Parking Provided

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

  • Phone number

    (858) 693-3790

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator : (844) 322-6140

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