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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (41)
Fun (39)
Casual (37)
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Happy Hour (35)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Authentic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Cozy (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Romantic (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Great Beer (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Spicy (7)
Tapas (7)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
People Watching (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Amazingly interactive! Great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great experience especially if you to throw it down in the kitchen..your able to cook your own meal right in front of you while you eat at the same time

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My friend and I love this restaurant so much. The dishes are small. So we can try different kinds of food.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I went there few times. The service is getting worse...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2017

love this restaurant. i look for one in every neighborhood and state I travel

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Best to go during happy hour. Most cocktails are $5, and BBQ items, well most, are half off.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

first time at this place and it was amazing ! Great service , the food was so good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Food was just ok, nothing special, service is ok actually, I mean the waiter, but the woman at the entrance, not very kind.
I booked a table for 5 for 6 p.m., and 3 of us arrived around 5:50 p.m., other 2 were on their way. But the woman at entrance refused to set us a table, said we have to wait until all of us arrived.
WTF???My friends are about to arrive, 3 of us are already here, and half of the restaurant is empty, but we HAVE TO WAIT???WHY CANT WE HAVE A TABLE TO SIT!!!!!!!
Screw your rules, I won't came again, and I won't recommend my friends to come.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2017

I love this place!! I've been coming here for two years and the service is always immaculate and outstanding and I am always happy to be at gyu the food is exeptional and so good.

Tags: Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great place for an array of BBQ feast where you are the chef with lots of sides dishes to add. Service is quick and efficient. Great for groups!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great place, you get to cook your own meat and they have a great selection to choose from and even have a selection for group orders. Happy Hour runs till 330pm and everything was well prepared and quick servicell. We were headed to see Kinky Boots which was right around the corner so the location was a plus. We would definitely recommend this place as a great before the show meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Came for lunch. Host was very nice. Food was good, i love their happy hour deals. Only thing was, the server looked miserable which pretty much sets a bad reputation for a restaurant. But everything else was okay.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Delicious meet at decent prices. Service is kind though sometimes slow when busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We've been to Gyu Kaku multiple times and we always have a great experience. The food is delicious, the drinks are tasty and the service is fast and efficient. We never have a bad thing to say!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Yum yum and inexpensive. Would go back again and again.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

I met a business associate for a light meal at 3pm. As soon as we were seated we were recommended the $107 package for two. I found this rude and as if we were expected to spend a ton of money. During our meal we were told that we were seated in a barbecue table and we didn't order a barbecue meal. I never asked for a barbecue table when I made the reservation?! We felt very rushed as we were asked several times if there was anything more we wanted, and then given the check. The place was not even close to being busy for them to rush us. The waiters seemed unenthusiastic and never smiled. The Bibimbap with beef and vegetables was hard to find ... but a boat load of rice. Terrible dish.
Happy hour prices for drinks were ok. I will not be a return customer. There are plenty of other places nearby in the Big Apple.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The beef were really tender, really nice. Although the portions seem to be a bit small.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

It was my first time here and I really enjoyed it. I will be back

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Good as always. The menus are the way to go. Ideally for big groups so you can try different things.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

I enjoyed our waitress, Pat. I just wish we saw her more often, it was weird that we kept having different servers, but that's teamwork. I did t like that a guy came over to our table to make sure that we were going to pay the $1.00 for a side of sauce before he bought it out. I pointed to the menu to our waitress Pat, so I'm not sure why this guy did that but I guess it's alright being its costly.

It also took us a while to get someone's attention to get our third drink, and to receive that drink but the drinks tasted great and the prices were too.

The guy came over with our meat and said the pork and chicken have to be cooked well done, understanly, but the gas was turned on too high and our pork burned after 60 seconds, I assume due to the spicy marinade, next time, we will order the marinade on the side and use it for dipping.

I will definitely be coming here more often and showing more friends how great this experience is!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Great service. Fun for groups. Excellent food. Awesome happy hour specials.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

It was great food and I would come back again. The happy hour was worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Good are good as always.
Time Square location is bits more hacked than others, had to wait 15min even I have reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

The staff was very friendly and smiling all the time. Drinks came out very quickly and no one rushed us out the table after the check was paid.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2017

The restaurant was kind of quiet compared to the East Village one, but the food was great and came in a timely fashion. Also the grill was changed once and our server was very attentive and nice!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great food and service. Ba, our waitress, walked us through the menu and how to cook our food on the grill, was able to accommodate our need to make a show in an hour. I would definately eat there again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Solid self-bbq place convienently located in midtown

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Everything was pretty good except the drinks. Both my date and I ordered alcoholic drinks. None of them appeared to have any in it (or maybe just a drop). Instead of my Ginger lemonade (alcohol), my second drink ordered a regular lemonade and it tasted the exact same.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2017

I've been here several times and I love this place. The only thing I don't like is the fact that non alcoholic drinks at happy hour are more expensive than alcoholic drinks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Good food. But the girl who served us was a little bit impatient.

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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Seriously lacking in Gluten Free options

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2017

The food was delicious and great value. Overall the experience was positive, but the service was a little slow and they did mess up on our check a bit, but they immediately rectified it. I would certainly go again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent ambience with booth style tables. Service was fast and friendly even during hectic New Year's eve. Group menu for four was perfectly filling. Great experience with the bbq.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The always go-to restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We love Gyu Kaku and have been to several different locations. Happy Hour during lunch is a great way to have a delicious and affordable lunch in Times Square.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Never a disappointment, this is our go to resturant anytime we are in the city.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vegan, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Service was terrible. Sweet server just never came back to the table to refill water and flames too high. Food not as good as in the past.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Really fun evening with my kids (10, 11), husband, cousin and cousin's finance. Easy walk after seeing a Broadway show (Matilda). Great service, kid friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

I've always liked tables with grilling stations. It creates a fun experience and food tastes better!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Been here many times with family. Great food but always had to wait to be seated, including this time. Made reservation for 1:15pm, showed up at 1:10 and didn't get seated till 1:30pm.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy
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