Gyu-Kaku - Miami, FL | Pinecrest

4.7
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Miami - Pinecrest is the ideal spot for an amazing experience!

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.
What 300 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience I ever had there. Only going to the one in brickell from now on. Our server Mariana was horrible would barley pass by to see how we were doing. Also the manager Radolfo was awful. He uneducated, doesn’t explain anything right, he would talk back to me and my girlfriend with attitude. One of the worst experiences I ever had in a restaurant. I don’t know how Gyu-Kaku hired those people. They need new management in that location because the one in brickell is 100x better in service, customer satisfaction & they explain every unlike the servers & manager from Pinecrest. Never wasting my money there again. I would of got better service at McDonald’s to be honest. Mariana & the manager Radolfo should not even be working there. Especially having an ignorant manager like Radolfo. You can thank them for losing more customers

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Great food but I looking some food before and I don’t think so they still have anymore in the menu

MS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, nice place for a good dinner

K
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, split a meal package for a table of 4, could've fed 5 honestly.

CA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This past visit was a very bad experience overall. The server was nice but the service was slow and not accurate. There was no manager to speak to. I am not happy with some of the menu changes.

MS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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AG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious

SC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always ask for Vanessa the server but this particular night she was off. We were sat with LUZ and she was fantastic! Great personality very thorough in explaining the menus for those who had never been before I’m consistently checking up on us which is great customer service.

JJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was slightly underwhelming but tasty still.

B
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

mad house, mad server, everything was a nightmare.... i even had a steel wire inside of my noodles which cut my mouth bleeding at the time.....

ML
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

1. I waited 10 minutes passed our reservation time. 2. When we sat down the table was wet and water leaked from the ceiling, booth seats were dirty and I asked for the booth to be cleaned. When asked for another table they said none were available. 3. Raw food sat on edge to be exposed to elements. 4. Our burner wasn’t changed prior so our 2 meat dishes was scorched because it was flames too high and lastly 5, there were three birthdays going on so it was LOUD.
IMPROVEMENT NEEDED!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

The food was excellent. I love this place.

m
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Host in the front is very rude. Loud place. Waiter/waitress not attentive

TE
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Though the name includes Japenese BBQ, to me it is more a Korean Fare. Family bonding over food is always great and being able to do so while cooking your own meals makes for a fun time together. The atmosphere is very inviting and relaxed. The staff attendants are very knowledgeable and accommodating to your dietary needs as well as allergies, always a plus in today's eating trends. The prices are affordable for the portions of food...Honestly one bowl of rice can easily feed at least four persons. Spices used in the food to your liking and absolutely full of flavor. I will definitely be back for another visit just to enjoy the experience.

MS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food options, highly recommend

j
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved coming here . Fun experience and good was great !

SP
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice. The service was excellent and so was the food! Go and enjoy!

OT
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food is easy to grill and delicious. Our table had a leak above it. First waitress told us the water was from cleaning the table. Next waitress said it was the a/c and asked the manger to comp us a bibimbap

LQ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Son and mine, new favorite spot he is 16 years old and Loves this location in Pinecrest

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server at first didn’t make any eye contacts at all or smiled. And then a new server started to attend our table without us really knowing. But besides that it was good as always.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good to dine at our new fav japanese grill! Its our third time and look forward for more!!

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time and we will definitely come back. Food was delicious and service was very good.

M
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it was just as good as the first. Such amazing food and great value!

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious but we got the runs ! Not sure if it was our fault for not cooking the meat well enough or what lol be careful

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fue muy agradable y un servicio de primera. Hace rato no me sentía tan a gusto en un restaurant

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LG
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is good! You can cook your own food. It is great because you can eat the fusions Korean- Japanese

FE
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good as always.

MS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, great atmosphere, thank you!!

SW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent Food , Service , Atmosphere and Affordable for any occasion

JJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Do not make someone who has a reservation wait for 30 minutes.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit we are always impressed with the food and service. It appears that all the servers help each other out at different tables, such as when you’re waiting and your food is ready but your server is busy at another table, another server will bring you your dish or ask if we need anything else. They also clean off the plates that you are finished with as you finish them. I hate having plates piled up on the table, it takes up too much room. So I love that they are always watching out for them. The food is delicious and most of the time we go for date night and do the party of 2 meal. There is always enough food and you will not leave with a hungry belly. Our favorite part though is the s’mores for dessert. Yumm.

SW
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place especially Monday through Thursday because they have the all you can eat deal

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server
Vanessa was great

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family value

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food is good. Service was good but that changes as staff comes and goes. The place is not well designed. Tables are close together, they are small so you can't fit everything on the table and they are not really kid friendly.

MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and friendly service.

F
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice private setting!

RB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & excellent service. Jared was great at recommending options for the table. Restaurant can get a little loud but it’s great for families with kids & special occasions!

AB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I made a reservation for 9 but they were running late so I got seated past my reservation. Other than that a very good dining experience.

MS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, you need to bring back the Sapporo Dark tap beer, Thank you!!