Gyu-Kaku - San Diego, CA
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.
The serving staff was very efficient and kind. The food was great. Would definitely come back!
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.
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.😊
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.
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.
Good food and good service. Will be back.
Good food, just outdoor dining due to corona. And not that many people.
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.
Great service, amazing food!! Seemed very Covid safe.
I loved it the food was great and service amazing
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.
Food here is off the charts good! Employees all super friendly and helpful. Our families favorite restaurant in San Diego.
Awesome experience as always!!!
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.
As always, the food was amazing and the service was awesome thanks to Seth! :)
Awesome food and service as usual.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Eating with all three sons at once. Which is a rarity.
Seemed short on workers, but food was great!
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
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.
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
tasty seasoned meat so well I never need extra sauce!
Amazing quality with a unique dining experience. Better than expected!
Wow service from Seth was FANTASTIC. Thank you for making it a great birthday escape. The Harami meat was amazing
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!
Food was amazing
Always what we expect here. We love gyu the servers are friendly and we LOVE the food 😍
Delicious! Be busy so service is a bit slow.
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.
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.
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!
Tasty, juicy and tender meat , also a good service
Love this place
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.
Gyu-Kaku - San Diego, CA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Gyu-Kaku - San Diego, CA is rated 4.5 stars by 1002 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.