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.

14457 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Everyday: 11:30AM–5PM

Dinner
Mon–Thu: 5PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 5PM–11:30PM last call
Sun: 5PM–10:30PM last call

Happy Hour
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

Cross Street:
Van Nuys Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 501-5400

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/

Parking Details:
VALET AVAILABLE: $3.50 with validation. Street parking is also available, though limited.

Executive Chef:
You!

Private Party Facilities:
Your party is our party. We can accommodate most large party sizes and have one private room for up to 12 guests. If we can assist you in any way to host a large party or special occasion dinner, please let us know. We offer customized prix-fixe menus as well as tailored seating arrangements to best

Private Party Contact:
Darin Fajota, General Manager: (855) 668-7971

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gyu-Kaku - Sherman Oaks Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Happy Hour (14)
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Casual (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Romantic (3)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 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...

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Tapas, Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great service and price!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our server, Robert, read our table perfectly. He was helpful in guiding us through the menu in an unobtrusive way, and very attentive to our needs without being even the least bit imposing. 10/10 would come back and request him.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I was recommended to this place by a friend and now it has become our go to spot. Food is delicious, atmosphere is very comfortable and it is always an overall great experience! Love this place a lot

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Friends bday. Had an awesome time!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always love going there. Friendly staff makes you want to return

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Sherman Oaks location is where it's at. Awesome service, reservation has us waiting no more than a minute, and the food was awesome. We'll be back, of course.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Server was okay. Sometimes I get great servers, and sometimes not. I love Gyu-kaku anyway. Thanks!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Seasonal, Fun, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

As always, great food and the all you can eat menus are the best value. The vegetarian options were very flavorful as well.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great for a date and fun to cook with each other. Prices are fair as well!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

They kept forgetting to bring out stuff we ordered.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had the highest on the all you can eat menu. All the meats were excellent quality personally would have like more veggies but protein selection was great

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Went in on a Friday and they had happy hour at the bar. We grabbed a few drinks and then we got seated and ordered our usual. We always order the meat lover combination. It's included a great selection of appetizers, meats and dessert.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Seated after 3 min, food was served within a very reasonable time. Food tasted great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I always have an amazing dining experience here! Food is so delicious; and our waiter Randall was awesome!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a blast here! This was his first time having "Asian BBQ" - we liked that the prices and portions gave us the chance to try a bunch of stuff - and even a couple repeats! We are planning on going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I went there for my birthday and the food was delicious. Liked every plate that I ordered. I like how the plates are small and you can try different types of food, you are not stuck with one big portion of whatever. Fresh meat and veggies. Loved it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Service was a little slower than we we're used to but as usual, a good time and super worth the price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Got right in with the reservation, otherwise, we'd be waiting a bit. Great staff, prompt service, food was on point, beer was nice and cold. Another successful night out with friends. Menu changing often is kinda annoying, but it's still straightforward.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Air Conditioning was broken and apparently been broken since before the summer. Management won't fix the issue properly. Nobody mentioned this to us until after we sat down at our table when we thought that it was hot.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food and service was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Only downfall was with two grills going at our table of 7, it was SO hot in the restaurant (granted it was 100• outside). But great food and great service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I came in for the 4th of July all you can eat, the menu really didn't have great options so I didn't even order the all you can eat. Ended up choosing my own single items, it was great because it was still happy hour so some items were on a discounted price. I did notice happy hour prices are limited and have increased. It was so hot inside!! Hotter than the usual KBBQ places

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great casual Japanese grill spot! Massive selection of meats with a few vegetables thrown in. Fun to grill your own meat so it comes out just the way you like it. Prices fair for the portions, especially during Happy Hour or opting for one of the all you can eat options (assuming you can eat a lot). Only cons IMO is that the bar area could be nicer, and a full bar (only beer and wine are available) would be even better. The dining area could also use a little freshening up. But these are minor complaints - still recommended. Get there early on weekends or get reservations or the wait will be long.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Was told they could accommodate something for a baby chair and was just told you can just put the baby car seat on a regular chair. And to add insult to injury they had us sit next to the bar...I told the waiter to split bill between our two parties and everything got put into one bill. So nice of him to listen to my instructions that were specific. I also didn't think you guys would train your waiters to check up on tables every 45 mins.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2017

This was my first visit here. Great staff and service. Good Happy Hour prices. Yummy food. It is fun to cook your own food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

As an old customer of Gyu-Kaku always going to Topanga mall store. Service and food are excellent but there are always long wait time either for reservation.
This time I got reservation to Sherman Oaks store.
Food quality was not bad but service not acceptable.
I dont want to blame it on my waiter, due to she did her best. I believe the problem is with management. They did not have enough folks?!! they were short with waiters and kitchen staff and all people who were working there, were overloaded.
In my opinion store manager should have a better arrangement about the number of waiters, staffs and dishes within weekends and those days the store get busy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It was good food and great service. We didn't ask for a refill at all. Our daughter loved it there. I already recommended this place to a lot of my friends and family.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Last day before kids camp!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Good waiter, fun experience....lots of food!!! I would definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Went for a birthday. Very enjoyable, great service, reservations were met precisely as requested. Overall, another good experience.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Service is much better at this location and is worth coming back along with the food. I have recommended this location to a few people I know if they plan to have Gyu-kaku. 👍🏻💯

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Don't go here if you have food allergies. I had a very dangerous experience tonight.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great food and environment

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