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About Gyu-Kaku - Times Square

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.

321 W 44th Street Unit 103
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Everyday: 11:30AM–3PM
*Lunch specials only available
during week days

Dinner
Mon–Thu: 3PM–11PM last call
Fri & Sat: 3PM–12AM last call
Sun: 3PM–10PM last call

Happy Hour
Lunch: Everyday 11:30AM–3PM
Dinner: Everyday 3PM–6PM &
Mon–Thu: 9:30PM–11PM last call

Cross Street:
between 8th and 9th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(646) 692-9115

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

Executive Chef:
Japanese

Private Party Facilities:
A table of up to 15 guests situated in the back of restaurant in a private dining room.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator : (855) 805-6539

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room

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Gyu-Kaku - Times Square Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (37)
Fun (36)
Good for a Date (34)
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Casual (33)
Happy Hour (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Special Occasion (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Authentic (23)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great Beer (9)
Romantic (9)
Spicy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Tapas (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was excellent

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·Dined 6 days ago

It was a girls night out, celebrating birthdays, everyone enjoyed the food and the service, we all had a great time and definitely recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The wait time was perfect being that we missed our reservation by an hour. The lighting was just right. Our came right away to give us the whole rundown. The drinks were amazing! The food was even better! Being that we had to cook our own meats our food didn't have to get cold which I hate. The prices are very reasonable. Definitely will visit again when in the area. Amazing night!

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Absolutely superb! We searched online and went through a ton of restauarants that claimed to be the best. We wanted a fun yet traditional way to experience food and we surely got that at Gyu-Kaku. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a unique experience and something different from the norm. The service was excellent and the food was out of this world. We were so surprised at the various flavors. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Made a reservation but they didn't seat us for 15 minutes which was frustrating. Service was average.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We've been doing the annual all you can eat on NYE for 5 years in a row now!! This one was by far the best experience we've had, we lovvvvved our waitress, please give her all the credit in the world.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Svcer he was great. Food come so fast. Sitting w/in 30 minuets w/the reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Wagyu!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everthing was excellent but the restroom. Restroom wasn’t clean.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was great and a lot of choices, the kids enjoyed cooking their own food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love to go to Gyu-Kaku with my daughter and friends.
The food is good, the pitchers of beer are great!
And we love the Happy Hours! All the best for 2018!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and drinks! Definitely recommend going for happy hour drinks. Make a reservation beforehand, this place gets crowded!

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Kids loved the whole BBQ at the table concept right down to the s’mores! The beef, pork and shrimp were absolutely delicious! Service was excellent!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

hostesses and servers was super nice. Manager was rude and offered me a table for hour even thou I had a reservation, the try to turn tables fast and they don't focus on the customer service aspect of hospitality, they rush you in and out & that's annoying- rude and it makes your feel as if you aren't valued

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Second time in NY, second time at Gyu Kaku ... holiday with my family and great dinner during Xmas time.
Thnak you, definitely worth to come back again!!
Ivan

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food in a great place in Manhattan, we will definitely return the next time we are in NYC!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent place to eat and drink. Waiter was always there when you needed him. This place will not break you pocket and the happy hour price was awesome.

Will see you real soon.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Fun, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always a great time, at Gyu-Kaku!
No complaints here!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We ate here before a 7 pm broadway show. The waiter was very helpful explaining how to order. The meats were surprisingly lean and tasty. We cooked everything except the rice on the grill in the middle of the table. It was like fondu on steroids. We were all very pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Très copieux. Bon rapport qualité /prix surtout par rapport à l’emplacement (5min de Time square et le jour de Noël ). Service impeccable.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loved dining here!! Loved everything about the food and the drinks and grilling my dinner! Will definitely be back again!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Holiday celebration

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Super fun and delicious food. Our tweenies loved the food and especially the s'mores. Kind of pricey though. I don't think that rice should be charged at such an exorbitant rate. Should only be at cost or $1 max per bowl.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service. Great drinks. Great prices.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent value with outstanding service. Will definitely return. The smores at the end of our meal was the perfect touch!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A friend and I decided to meet for happy hour. As he lives in Harlem and I’m in Brooklyn, we typically meet in the Times Square are as a middle point. He had been to Gyu-Kaku before and I wanted to try it.

We arrived at 3:30pm which was during their happy hour making it perfect timing. I checked in with the hostess as I had made a reservation. My friend suggested we sit at the bar so we did that.

We started with drinks and weren’t sure on food quite yet. After ordering our second drink we decided to order food. We both ordered the Spicy Tuna Volcano and then he got ramen and I got th Garlic noodles. Without question, the Spicy Tuna Volcano was amazing. We both enjoyed them and were quite happy we decided to get two orders. Our other options were delicious but not amazing.

While I’d definitely visit again because the happy hour menu & prices are great, I will say the service was lacking. The hostess wasn’t welcoming and failed to check me in correctly for my reservation. The bartender wasn’t friendly nor was she attentive to anyone seated at the bar. Thankfully her shift ended and her replacement was quite friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We always love coming here! Everything is delicious and they have the best happy hour!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Overall we had a great experience here. Food was so good. And especially for the price. The only problem we had was the fact that we had a 7:30pm reservation, arrived at 7:15 and weren't seated until 8pm because of the fact that they 'forgot'. Meanwhile the table was ready as soon as we asked them what was going on, they seated us. Other then that slight issue, everything went very well.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our party of 3 was pleased with the overall experience. The wait with our reservation was 10 minutes and once seated the Staff was attentive and friendly. The meat selections were of good quality.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This place was awesome! The food was tasty and well seasoned. The Japanese bbq was something I’d always wanted to try and this place did not disappoint. Super excited to go after we saw Kinky Boots. It was right around the corner. The vibe and energy were great. Check out this place. It was about $70 a person with some adult beverages. I would probably not take kids under 8 if you are going to bbq bc of the open flame. It might be a little anxiety inducing.

Tags: Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I was seated at my rsvp time and was waited by a fantastic waitress by the name of angeli(sorry not to sure how it’s spelled) the food was superb as always. Fast and tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

What a fun place to eat!! Food was excellent, wait staff was efficient and pleasant. Great place to eat before or after a show. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing!!!!!! We absolutely loved everything we could est from the menu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Staff is very nice loveeee with a passion one of the bartenders she a blue dress on love that place food is good wish there was a little more poultry to the menu and seafood but I heard every location is different but other then that this place will be my go to hangout with friends , girlfriend, etc.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Spicy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I come here a lot. Introduced it to my friend & service was better than ever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Gyu-Kaku always gets it right. Food is very flavorful, staff is extremely warm and accommodating, and atmosphere is calm, soothing!!

Favorite spot to eat when in the City!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Originally I thought this restaurant offered Sushi as well. Upon arriving and finding that I was wrong I was a bit disappointed but the Restaurant surprised me with exceptional food. As a self taught Chef I am very picky. This restaurant nailed it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The noise level depends on the time, the closer to the night the noisier it gets, but it is not that bad you can have conversations without yelling.
Totally Recommended place. I have eaten there for lunch and dinner. and if your table is not ready yet, you can try the awesome cocktails at the bar.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Perfect for an impromptu small group lunch! Get to know how much food to order if you go for bbq - otherwise lunch will take a while, accounting for cook time.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They were out of almost everything I tried to order—drinks, food, everything. The music was also quite loud and while the service was quick and friendly, I was a little surprised that no part of the meal was comped considering they were out of so much.

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