Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square

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$30 and under
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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.
What 1526 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun cooking delicious meats and veggies on grill in center of table! Lovely service, great time was had by all.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and fun experience!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The Midtown location is much better than the Time Square location for sure. The meat slices we ordered did not come in slices but mostly in shreds of fat with little attachment of meat and the staff kept coming by our table to turn the stove up to high when I had already adjusted down earlier which caused the meat to get burnt in the end. They didn’t even bother wiping down our table at least a bit before serving our dessert. I will not be returning to this location.

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They never disappoint. Always accommodate our request.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my 1st time but still had a great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation for 8:30. We got there at 8:15 and didn't get seated until about 9 o'clock.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was tasting and my girlfriend and I had a wonderful time.

NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there twice on different days both Kim and Daniel were superb

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So Good!! Amazing Food Amazing Prices Can’t Complain

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First trial for this restaurant. Place is clean and nice,

m
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great happy hour prices. Got to try different things and favorites.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Felt rushed. Reservation time was 9:45, which is also the time for last call. I’ve been here for lunch and they let you relax and take your time. I get it, it’s night time and you want to go home, but if you want to be this way, please adjust your times online. We spent less than 1 hour eating the meat lovers menu and I am not happy about being rushed through my meal, especially when out with friends from out of town.

TM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was packed. We had to wait a little bit for our table to be available. The noise was tolerable and glad we were seated at the back. Our server Danny was great though. The food came as they were ready and our bellies were full.

AJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Memo! Always a great date night!

OC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overall fine. Nice staff, noisy neighbours, meat quality okay but not amazing. Beers took a very long time to arrive.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and and the food was amazing. Thanks again!

AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a good dining experience, food is delicious.
Love gyu kaku all the way!

HI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fire is not stable and expensive more than another Japanese bbq

G
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Loud, food was just ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Place could use a deep clean. The menus were sticky and place seemed a little run down. Other than that, it was a good experience. Delicious food and good service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my nephew & sister & they loved it

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a regular at Gyu Kaku for 4 years. You’d think I’d be tired of the place by now. NOPE! My boyfriend and I will be eating here until we get old 😁

DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The server seemed like it was her first day working ever working with Gyu-Kaku , I ordered garlic rice it tasted bad for the first time in all my visits to Gyu-Kaku didn't taste like garlic just like regular rice with no seasoning nor salt normally the garlic rice has its unique delicious taste but that night it didn't another issue i had was with the fries it seemed like the oil they cooked them with was old or probably the french fries where cooked 2 different times that made the fries look really dark and they where full of oil that never had happened before in any Gyu-Kaku that I ever visited ! I told the server she didn't really show that she cared thatnks to ANA that I explained to her and she spoke to the manager and he said he wasn't gonna charge me for the fries cause we was pleased with the fries and we didn't eat them , the server needs more training

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go, we have a wonderful time. Took advantage of the happy hour before hitting a show. Food is always consistently great!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! Service and food was excellent! Great job!

AT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My sister, my niece and I dined at your establishment on Thursday night for an 8pm reservation. The host were very warm and welcoming. They even accommodated us since we arrived early for our reservation. We sat in the rear corner which seemed to be the kitchen area. Kinda noise but everyone was enjoying themselves so that didn’t matter. The worst part about the visit was the service from a server who was horrible. First she seemed to be so busy worry about talking in the corner then being attentive to the tables. She brought food then said don’t touch it I’ll be back to serve it and never came back. She told us that we could order half of the things we wanted and then order more, which was a complete lie. She then told us the kitchen was closed and not serving more food but I watched the host still seat people. Our experience was rushed and a complete waste of our time. I wouldn’t recommend this specific restaurant to anyone coming to New York until the to a staff retraining on customer service and how to be more knowledgeable about the restaurant.

AB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend this place enough- lovely ambiance, excellent service and the food was fantastic. It was really reasonable too- we went for the Happy Hour deals. Will come back next time we are in NYC.

KC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good spot for dinner before a show and a great happy hour 👍🏽

SC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great experience as always

JB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is quick and the waitress and waiter are polite.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for birthday dinner while visiting city.
Food and service excellent but soooo loud.
Also food kept coming and going and flipping grill, it was too chaotic for us.

B
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Delicious food! Everything about my experience was amazing!

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a fun and awesome place for lunch. Seems like it should cost a lot more. But the lunch deals are fantastic! Everything is always deeeeelicious!!

V
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great just one thing we ordered santory toki but didn't get it then informed the server when cheque, she left and back after 5mins and said Toki has been served by a small glass already but we never get it . So my friends said never mind we paid for the thing we never get anyway!! We would be back again btw...

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes. I was always seated right away when I made a reservation in the east village location. When I walked in, what did I see? Empty tables. Not sure why they make so many people wait for a table when there were available tables.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

They asked for your ID when you pay with credit card and threatened me I would be reported to police if I don’t show my ID

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice

DO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had a great dinner and enjoyed our evening! We hope you open one up in Northern NJ where we live!

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