Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square

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Japanese
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Times Square is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in New York!

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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Lexa and Mari are amazing waitresses, very attentive and helpful. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time with this experience if cooking on an open grill. It was great. All the food was delicious. My friends and I did the Ninja for 3 people and it was definitely worth every single dollar. Only thing, they gave a specific time to cook the meats but we had to cook ours a little longer due to preference so bear that in mind. Overall great and ready to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Broadway Show

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is really good.Service needs to

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s Valentine’s Day and Arturo was a great sever. All good came in ample time and he told time to review the menu. Great celebration dinner.

NC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The service was the worst experience ever. Food was very good.

B
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly, we were seated right away, no wait at all. The service was great, everything was clearly explained to us, drinks came out quickly, and the food to follow. The food was excellent, we got "The Ninja" which is the recommended package for three people, and it was the perfect amount of food! The s'mores at the end were a fantastic way to end the meal. Highly recommended!

LR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Ninja package (for 3) was plenty of food for the 5 of us (3 adults, 2 tweens). The beef dishes were a highlight, calamari was also very good. The pork belly was super disappointing. Chicken just ok. Main issue was cleanliness. We had to replace our plates - one was greasy, one had seaweed from a prior meal still stuck onto it...The dipping sauce bottles were sticky. Everything just felt grimy and sticky, which is unfortunate since the food was good and the experience was otherwise fun.

a
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Looking for a decent place to dine in Times Square is tough, so my expectations were really low. Most places are designed for mass tourism and it’s not really about being subtle. That place is not subtle. It’s messy, it’s kind of loud, atmosphere is like Applebee’s but Japanese BBQ version. That said, for the price, it’s really not bad food. It’s not outstanding but it does the good. I won’t be back but I don’t regret going either.

AL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, big shout out to Patty our server. She was professional, remembered all our orders and answered our queries with warmth and smiles, unlike another colleague (short blonde streaked hair, sour face) who was abrupt and rude. Hope the management recognises Patty and what she does to make her guests feel welcome.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately we found plastic in our melted cheese which they replaced and did t charge for but was pretty weird after that.

PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, Excellent service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

COMPLETELY DISGUSTING I WATCHED A SERVER POUR LEFT OVER WATER BACK INTO A POT AND SERVED IT TO OTHER PATRONS NASTY I WILL NEVER RETURN

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Gyu Kaku a couple of times and each time has been amazing. This time was to celebrate the graduation of my boyfriend. I reserved a table in advance and I’m so glad I did because it was BUSY at 8 PM on a Tuesday. It was me, my partner, and two of his friends. We were seated quickly and serviced swiftly. The staff were very nice, skilled, prompt and professional. The food was AMAZING! I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a group outing or for a special occasion. You will NOT be disappointed. Also recommend downloading the app to save points!

L
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointing! Delicious grilled meats and fair prices especially during happy hour! Try to get there before 6pm! Half off my favorite sake!!
The garlic chicken noodles are amazing! I was resistant because of the whole low carb blah blah blah but so happy we ordered it!!
Highly recommend happy hour since the prices are more reasonable.

m
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Happy Hour meals are delicious and plentiful. Especially the sets but be careful, 3x my friends and I thought we ordered just enough but found that it was just too much...

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant, one of my favs!

b
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The happy hour dinner for two was wonderful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure my favorite spot

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always have a great time at Gyu Kaku because the food is amazing and it’s a fun experience overall. My waiter was a bit rude this time so that wasn’t great but overall everything was awesome.

AM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it here!! If you’ve been to a korean or japanese bbq before, then you’d know what to expect. If not, be prepared for it to seem a bit busy as servers are constantly bringing out food for patrons to grill up. Definitely would come back again!!

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out fast and accurate everything was just how I wanted will be coming back soon

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottimo ristorante mangiato bene

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DH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I preferred the upper west side location. The service and food here wasn’t as good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic Japanese style bbq

FZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant.. I love Gyu-Kaku meat lovers combo. Me and my wife really enjoy japanese BBQ Grill..

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just found out that they updated the Happy Hour drink menu and my favorite Sake, Dassai is no longer at Gyukaku. Dassai is the one of the superior Sake, and is so disappointed. Not sure why.

GR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience. Staff were super helpful.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a large group! Celebrated with friends and family. Always a good time!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Gyu-Kaku was great. As soon as we got there they received us and seated us, we had a reservation. The waitress Maribeth was amazing, really attentive and always making sure we were good. The food was great would definitely recommend and come back to this place. Loved it !!

F
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They have happy hours when everything is a bit cheaper. However because I arrived 5 minutes earlier the waiter do not included my orders at the happy hour price.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Broadway show

RS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, food good but grill didnt cook food fast enough kept having to adjust it and for a party of six kept us hungry. Probably better experience with party of 4 max per grill table.

y
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a fantastic love to eat and it was our first dinner here in NYC, if possible will try return before I depart. Fabulous steak selections and finally tried wagyu

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Fun!

KS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Never went to a Japanese barbecue restaurant but it was an amazing experience. The staff was so friendly and the food so delicious. The best Christmas lunch ever!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a delicious meal and an awesome experience. The service was excellent too.

AM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food , great staff. Good for families and pre theatre dinners

E
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!! A little pricy (considering you cook yourself!) but worth every once in awhile.

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