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About Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Sherman Oaks, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in the Valley! 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.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu: 5PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 5PM–11:30PM last call
Sun: 5PM–10:30PM last call
Monday All Day
Lunch: Everyday 11:30AM–6:30PM
Dinner: Sun–Thu 9:30PM–10:30PM last call
& Fri & Sat: 10PM–11:30PM last call
Van Nuys Boulevard
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
VALET AVAILABLE: $5.00 no validation. Street parking is also available, though limited.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact management for details.
Private Party Contact:
Darin Fajota, General Manager: (855) 668-7971
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
I came to this this restaurant because my girlfriend highly recommended. This was my first time at Gyu-Kaku. I made an open table reservation at 10:30 pm. We arrive an hour early hoping to be able to get in but we did have to wait until our reservation time to be seated. Since it was a Friday night it was understandable and did not mind to wait however the hostess Sarah was extremely rude and was not friendly at all. That is where we became frustrated and impatient. As we approached the host desk our greeting was "gimme a minute". After waiting for her to finish whatever she was doing she checked us in and told us we would most likely have to wait until our reservation time. As we sat by the door and waited she kept looking at us and saying things to the other host. Once 10:30 approached I got up and asked the other hostess if we could be seated. They sat us and Sarah still seemed a bit frustrated with us for god knows what. We were seated in the far right side of the restaurant in the back. At this point we were extremely upset. We waited for exactly 5 minutes and were not approached by anyone. I got up and asked for the manager in the back. When I spoke to the manager I explained our situation. He told me he would send someone over and take care of some stuff for us in a non apologetic and annoyed manner. I did not want anything free, I just wanted to have a good dining experience with my girlfriend and some service. Our server came to the table shortly after. Our food came out promp after ordering and tasted great. The table next to us was a group of 4 that was obviously drunk and was extremely loud during the whole dinner. This group of people were not only loud but extremely vulgar and swearing every other word. I could not believe the manager would allow that kind of behavior in his establishment. Great food but definitely not worth the terrible experience and overall attitude of the staff. They all definitely need some training on how to treat guests.
Made a reservation on Open Table 30 min prior to arriving. The hostess was quick and efficient finding my res then proceeded to seat us , very smooth. Jerry was our server for the evening and he was fantastic. The food is always great and the drinks were nice too. Highly recommend the "bip N bop" rice bowl with egg and beef.
The staff was amazing. The manager accommodated a special request for the booths in the back corner to be joined. Worked out perfectly for our dinner. Food was amazing as usual!! Love the Bev Hills location. 1st time at Sherman Oaks. Larger, cool bar area and perfect dining area. Thanks! Definitely a go to for us from now on.
I came here for Sunday lunch. They have lunch specials everyday until 5pm. It's a great deal, you get a lot of options. The food was delicious, but Jared our sever is always the highlight of our visit. Seriously, he goes above and beyond to make sure everything is great. He has a great attitude and the only reason we exclusively come to this gyu kaku. Best gyu kaku in the valley area for sure; in terms of food quality, customer service, and cleanliness.
Food is delicious, and cooking at your own table is always an experience. Menus are a little confusing, but worth navigating. Great place to go for a birthday or other celebration. In fact, I think every single person in the restaurant was having a birthday.
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