Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks, CA

4.6
980 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 980 people are saying
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Mike
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sherman Oaks Gyu is always great. The service is on the ball, the food is fresh, and comes out quickly. I do miss the all you can eat options, as there is great value there, but still will be back again and again.

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Thor
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience3

It depends on when you go.
The food is always

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

WP
WardyP
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Our table grill wasn't working properly and the service failed to fix. This resulted in our food being overcooked and dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gyu-Kaku, been coming here for years!

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Matt
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Fast service. Very attentive staff.

LM
vipLieslMayer
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Was going for a more cozy atmosphere but good and service was good. Ice cold beers were a bonus. Lighting needs to be softened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here! Food and service is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Short staffed.

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anik
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Heater not working. Very cold

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The food was not the same with out the stone pots .
But service was great

DA
DanielaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great as always and the ambience is the same as well. But the service was - while lovely and nice- spotty. No waiter appeared for a long time after we sat down, then, once ordered, all our main courses arrived long before any appetizers. The bar is now not a full bar any more, but I'm assuming this has to do with Covid restrictions. In general, nice experience, great food, just not as great a service as before

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, freezing in there. They said they have no heater.

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vipDana
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always good. Fun place! My son who is 15 just loves it. Been going since he was young and still a favorite.

Now he can eat 125.00 worth of food himself. But it’s always worth it, it’s fresh and clean. And they do a great job at spacing the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food3service1ambience3

Service was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meat is quality & so tasty. This restaurant never disappoints, don’t forget to get the fried rice!!

CG
CleverGrl
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Service and food were quite good. Restaurant was clean, and staff were friendly. My only complaint is that I have the Gyu-Kaku loyalty/frequent customer app, and went to redeem a special offer for all day Happy Hour pricing, and the coupon did not apply correctly (even though I did use it within the permitted specifications). The manager was kind enough to try and fix the issue manually, but I still don’t think I received the promised discount. This seems to be happening a lot lately with the offers through the loyalty app., so if you dine at Gyu-Kaku with the intent to use a coupon/offer from their app, check your receipt Very carefully.

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LeslieP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gyu-Kaku was a bit "off" last night. The service was chaotic with the food coming out in random order (meat first, salds late, appetizer last). The spicy cabbabe salad was drowned in dressing and the meat did not seem properly marinated. I asked for my sake to be heated a bit more and it disappeared for about 15 minutes. Not the best meal we have had there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience at Gyu, the food quality and exceptional service from the staff, especially Robert!

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BenV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I usually love this place. But they have recently done something with their Tuna Volcano -- changed the recipe and made it WORSE. I couldn't even eat it the other night. I wish they would go back to the original recipe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I’ve Been eating here forever I’ve never had a bad experience till today it was the worst

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Servers was not that good :( they brought appetizers til the end, i had to remind them which food were still missing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We were only two people and we didn’t get seated for 35 minutes, when we also had a reservation. They continued to seat other parties, even walk ins and we didn’t get sat till we complained. If the time isn’t available you shouldn’t be able to make the reservation. I work at a restaurant so I understand things happen, but no one offered any explanation as too why we had to wait that long and we would’ve waited longer if we didn’t say something. Food was great as always but service at the host desk was just poor. Server was great as well

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BigEd
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall Dinner was good. The food was good and the service was awesome. But I was a bit disappointed with how the overall appearances of the restaurant look. It has gone down hill from what it use to be. The floors were awful. Not to mention the bar area which was close and looking like one of the run down seedy bars you find in the back alley. Other Gyu-Kaku are far better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food…great fun with family….messed up several things on our order including the wrong kids combo but my daughter was flexible about it. Great drinks! Better atmosphere than the Topanga location.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst. Took over an hr for wings. Server Vito was on his phone more than at our table & never washed his hands. Isn’t this a health violation. Especially in our climate now. The health department will be notified. I had to get my drinks from the bar. Management should be fired for allowing this. What a joke.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here one of my favorite!! Always great food and service here.

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TerriR
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a Japanese BBQ - although my husband says it’s really Korean BBQ… waiter was patient a great guide. Food was tasty.

We probably overspent not knowing what we were doing. So the suggested options may have been helped. Although we would have missed the garlic noodles which were good.

The sparkling sake with fruit sorbet was a treat.

Japanese BBQ is likely used because they have prepared items like sushi, miso soup, etc.

Overall a good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Roberto recommended the Chefs favorite in lieu of the meat lovers being unavailable. The cuts of beef and the appetizers introduced another level of dining experience to a wonderful regula date night spot at Gyu-Kaku. Wound recommend for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was great! Food was very nice and arrived very fast. Thank you

EM
vipEmilyM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

The grill didn’t heat enough that make all the meat limy, not juicy and dry. I kind like you deep fry chicken and oil is not hot enough that make chicken soft and oily.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place. A must is the beef in a pot. I thought it was a strange item but once we tried it we had to order it again

LG
LuvGoodFood
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good, service left a lot to be desired. Would not go back only because of that. Note that spicy shrimp is super spicy and two people who love spicy foods were unable to eat it. The bbq meats were very delicious. Loved finishing the meal with a s’more.

JR
JoshR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service was lacking, our server left for the day and after that we were ignored, appetizers and salads came after main course, my son’s food never came out and we got charged for it at the end. We still tipped 18% but the service sucked

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Honestly the service made me feel appreciated since I dined alone! The staff Noticed my grill needed to be changed didn’t matter how many times, refilled water without having to ask, smiled, didn’t feel rushed! The lunch Dine LA was a satisfying complete meal! Would recommend! 😊

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vipJeannine
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I do miss the flat rate priced meals but the food is as delicious as ever! From the kimchi to the s’mores and everything in between it’s a great experience with tasty food. Super place for dates and friends alike.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Staff is amazing and fast. Food is ridiculously good and so many options. Place is very noisy. But, worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as usual and adding up points gets you free items off the menu.

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Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks, CA is rated 4.6 stars by 980 OpenTable diners.

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