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.
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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.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was good and the prices are very reasonable. My only issue was our waitress, who spoke really fast and so low we couldn’t hear her (almost seems like she was doing it purposefully) and seemed annoyed when we asked her to repeat things. Maybe it was just a bad day for her but her attitude and demeanor were very poor, which I’ve never encountered at a Japanese BBQ restaurant before. She also made us feel like we had to hurry up and leave as soon as we finished our food by quickly giving us the check and then asking if that was all after we didn’t immediately leave. I would visit again and hope my waitress would be better than the one we had.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Winter break

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

k
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, good meal and reasonably priced.

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fun, tasty experience at Gyu-Kaku. So many options to choose from, which is great for different tastes. Was able to get a Holiday sampler/combo which included nine different meats (mainly cuts of meat, but also pork and chicken). Marinated very well. It's nice to be able to cook it to your liking right at the table. Side dishes were great as well. Will definitely recommend for a special occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to spot for celebrations!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took our family from Canada and it was a really good experience for them.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time rice taste was off missing salt and lack of taste first time it ever happened overall it was okay I had better experiences in this location

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love always!

HB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here was great. I ordered the 2-person holiday combo with one other person and the portion sizes were very reasonable. Each cut of meat had 3 pieces though, which was a little hard to split between 2. We waited a bit longer than we wanted to between the time the small plates/appetizers came out and the time the first plate of meat came out. Would love to come back and try Moree of thee small plates since the "Addicting Spicy Cucumber", the Crispy Rice and Spicy Tuna, and the Beef Sushi were great. We got S'mores for dessert which was lovely and very nostalgic. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very energetic which is perfect for a Yakiniku/BBQ restaurant. Overall, loved it and would definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caroline was an amazing server very attentive and cheerful and always explaining what everything is clearly. Food was amazing as always.

RH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night! Happy Hour Specials are key to getting huge food choices. We left stuffed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The prices match the quality of the food. If you are planning to go for a special event I say go for the BBQ menu specials!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

ハッピーアワーの時間でお得に食事をすることができました♪♪

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CK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Noisy and crowded. But the staffs tried to make everyone comfortable

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

opened at 1130, so had to wait a little for table since all 1130 reservations waited for opening, but otherwise amazing as always

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great. The Poke Nachos were a treat.
The shrimp and mushroom dish wash very good.
We ordered the BBQ for 2 and there was an abundance of food.
Great experience