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Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks

4.6
690 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Sherman Oaks is the place to enjoy a great time with friends and family! Conveniently located right off the 101 Freeway by Westfield Fashion Square!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats!

Enjoy an ice cold beer as you grill your own meat. Happy Hours offer the best deals on food and drinks, so be sure to wind down and get the night started right with us.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Mon: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Tues: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sun: 11:30AM – 10:30PM

HAPPY HOUR
Monday: All Day Long

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Every Day 11:30AM–6:30PM

LATE HAPPY HOUR
Sun–Thu 9:30PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 10PM–11:30PM last call
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Phone number
(818) 501-5400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Everyone!
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Private party facilities
Please contact management for details.
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Private party contact
Darin Fajota, General Manager: (855) 668-7971
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Van Nuys Boulevard
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Parking details
VALET AVAILABLE: $5.00 no validation. Street parking is also available, though limited.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 690 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbosanova99 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great place to meet friends and fun dining experience! Reservations are encouraged!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This has been a neighborhood haunt/staple for as long as I've lived in the area. Even prior to my living in Sherman Oaks, I always went to Gyu-Kaku for the most amazing happy hour specials in town. Happy hours at the bar for lunch, or at a table for an early dinner are fantastic values. This is a chain that has earned a great reputation. The wait staff are super friendly. If you are new and get daunted by menu choices, they have a prefix menu for 2 or 4-6 people, or the server will be happy to help you out.

The appetizers are VERY tasty. You could make a meal out of them alone. Their meat selection is savory and I have yet to find something I don't like. Finish off your meal with a s'more on the life fire at the table!

Gyu-Kaku is a unique experience in a warm and friendly atmosphere. I find it to be a special (albeit retail) experience. I look forward to one day trying one of their other locations in Vegas and (especially) on Oahu in Hawaii!

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Schao (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was great. Service was amazing and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Family members birthday. It was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

As always, great night at Gyu-kaku. The food was not expensive, reverse happy hour prices, food was good, drinks were good, and service was good.

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jade (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Always loved the shrimp garlic, its so tasty!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always great service

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa+

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Irving (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Came out to Gyu Kaku Sherman Oaks on Friday night, overall myself and my lady friend had a great time. My intention was to go for the DineLA menu but I ended up opting for Happy Hour, by far the best decision I made. Food was plenty and great. Only knock about it was even with a reservation placed ahead of time, I did wait, thankfully it wasn’t long. Still have to consider the fact that it was indeed a FRIDAY NIGHT, overall I’d come back and do a repeat, with a reservation of course..

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mahjlady (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We enjoyed cooking our meal at the table, including dessert.

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vipSuzie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The Food is always yummy. The wait was a little long considering we had a reservation. But wasn’t a big deal.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Very good!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was great, and a great value. We went around lunch time and it was not overly crowded, although the service was not the best. Our waitress didn’t even come say hi for the first 20 minutes, than when we ordered the food was relatively quick (although not as quick as I have seen there before) but it’s a great spot for a fun lunch or dinner, I’d still recommend as this was the first time the service wasn’t on its A game.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

It was great! They sang to the birthday boy and gave him a treat to blow out! Great experience!

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vipLovetoeat16 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The Dinr LA menus was great. Good food ,good service

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Jenna (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Gyu Kaku is great for a fun group outing. It's a chain restaurant, so the food is crowd-pleasing and pretty consistent. You get some rowdy groups, really varies on the location you go to. The Beverly Hills one is the most chill, so I prefer that. I was however disappointed at the cleanliness of the Sherman Oaks location. Literally everything we touched was sticky (tables, chairs, menus, even the dishes), like it hadn't been cleaned before we sat down. The women's restroom was filthy and there weren't any paper towels. When you're spending $40 per person on dinner, you'd think you wouldn't have to dry your hands on your jeans.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

My boy friend and I had a reservation for 10:00pm. We showed up about 5 minutes early and we were told our table would be ready in a few minutes. During that time, something caught on fire and the fire alarms came on and everyone left the restaurant in chaos. We waited outside for about 30 minutes, but during that time not one manager came out to apologize or explain what was happening. The most disturbing part was the employees running to the fire to take pictures and videos and laughing about it instead of helping the confused costumers. After a while the firetrucks showed up and we knew it would be a long time before we could get a table, if even at all, so we gave up and left. I understand that this type of stuff happens, but we were disappointed we did not get some sort of email the next day with an apology that our reservation was not honored. There was no email asking us to come back or offering anything for the trouble we went through (we took an Uber there so that was a waste of money). I would have liked to have been able to give a higher rating as I have heard good things about this restaurant, but since we never got to try the food I am unable to give it a positive rating at this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Terrible. Poor management. Dirty. Very very bad

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Pretty good service. Food was great. Always kinda noisy.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Great! Always good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Always great. Some rice was late. Whatever. I love to bring out of state guests here. They love it.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a good idea. Definitely the square tables are better than the round for cooking and space. :)

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

This was the Worst Gyu that my husband and I have ever been to in the UNITED STATES. I would not recommend this area to anyone. The food even tasted different from the others.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Everything was perfect

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Ronn (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Gyu-Kaku never disappoints. Great food...great service.

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Ozzy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a pleasure . Great staff and food

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Very very bad. Unfriendly managers. Very poor service. Dirty

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

they didnt do anything for our anniversary which would have been nice. waiter was way too busy and barely came over so we waited a long time...

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

I enjoyed the meal very much and it was very reasonably priced for the amount/quality of food we received.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

Great service and price!

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