Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square

4.7
1704 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We're Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.

- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.

- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.

- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.

- There may be limits on party sizes up to 6 people.

- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.

Support Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1704 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waitress Miriam, great food, and great company!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was great. Great customer service and delicious food. Great spot to go on a date or with a bunch of friends. I would highly recommend.

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Robert
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gyu=Kaku is great because you can order the exact ingredients you like. Both the food and the service were excellent. I love their spicy cucumbers as an appetizer. Then I order sirloin steak, chicken thighs, and assorted vegetables to grill on the table. Very enjoyable.

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ericap
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and good prices ! Will definitely go back there !

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SimoneN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

La comida muy rica, nada grasosa. A pesar de que asamos la comida en la mesa, no hubo humo. La carne maravillosa. Recomiendo en el horario de Happy Hour. Sale más económico. Comimos tres por el precio de 110 dólares incluyendo postre y la propina (20%).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to restaurant based on a recommendation. Everything was excellent.

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Albertoid
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly staff but the food is just so-so. Food was less interesting than the flavors.

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JohnO
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like participatory dining and the bbq grill at Gyu-Kaku was a genuine blast and the food was delicious. The portions are generous and the staff very helpful. Price was the most reasonable we had in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for years and this places continues to deliver great service and experience.

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JorgeA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular, se los recomiendo, celebre mi aniversario ahi y fue increible,
se los recomiendo ampliamente

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vipRyanL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After being harassed 3 times before getting to the table about the lateness policy (we were early) and 90 minute time limit, they forgot to bring 2 of the barbecue meat dishes and never deducted from the bill. I used to love this place but never, ever again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food.

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Mariaaaa
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful great service, very casual setting delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food for a reasonable price and a great experience.

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vipwenonly1
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for lunch specials. Very attentive service and friendly wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lugar viejo

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend. I plan on coming back. All of my food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and sunce it was the first time my family tried Japanese BBQ the menu could be intimidating but the waitress was extremely patient explaining it. Very nice sized portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Need to space seating reservations Minimum capacity

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun they sang a bday song !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES. We made reservations for dinner and we were promptly seated at our selected time. We placed our drink order and as we we looked over the food menu. When the waitress came back, my boyfriend told her that he is allergic to shellfish. She told him that he couldn’t have any of the sauces because it might be contaminated due to manufacturing and that they only use one machine to manufacture the sauces. What??? I have never heard of a dressing/marinade possibly being contaminated by shellfish. She stated that she could just do regular meat (not marinated), but she could bring out sauce on the side for us to use. So we could dip the plain meat in sauce and that was “safe,” yet the marinated meat isn’t? Given that the majority of their menu isn’t seafood, rather beef, noodles, rice etc., I’m shocked that they basically stated everything could be contaminated. After she explained it to us, she then said that we shouldn’t order anything fried or with (water?) because they only use one oil/water for everything. We have both been to many restaurants, including JAPANESE RESTAURANTS/HIBACHI and have never encountered this issue before. It was very concerning and disappointing. We paid for our drinks and left. Obviously, we won’t be going back and just for their lack of options for people with allergies, I wouldn’t recommend or go back with others that can eat there. Overall, the ambiance was nice and the wait staff was nice, but their lack of options for allergies and their obvious lack of kitchen management/organization for keeping food separate is ridiculous.

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JoeD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a consistently a great place to go. Getting a reservation can be tricky, but I recommend coming before 6pm to take advantage of the happy hour. It is always a pleasant dining experience and the food is terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love happy hour here never get wrong

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Marie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall it was good, only one issue, when we first came in (party of 4) one person forgot his mask in the car, we asked if they had any, which they did not, he went back to the car to get his mask which parking is very hard to find in NYC, so he had to walk 4 blocks to the car. The hostess did not allow the rest of us to go to our table, which I thought was not a good policy, she said we all had to be there to be able to get our table knowing there was only one person who showed his presence but had to go get his mask, so he was annoyed with that when he got back. The hostess twisted the story and said she was cursed out which was not true, so the manager came to our table and spoke to us, he was irate and it showed, was not professional addressing the issue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food was great waitress was so nice !

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was fresh and interesting. We enjoy the self cooking experience.The waitress was knowledgeable and accommodating. Will be back there very soon

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at Gyu-kaku. The service was great and so was the food!

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Stefy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! Shout out to him! Food was incredible! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It will be my grandmother’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Very friendly ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good and service pleasant. Although we had to remind that some plates were missing or for water a couple of times. Reservation was at 9pm but last call is at 9:20pm. Be aware as you cannot order anything after that

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our daughter made honor roll and this was a celebration dinner (she’s 8yo).... she loves dining out and loves trying different things. She had an amazing time. My husband and I enjoyed the food also.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and great options. Def a must try for young adults.

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Robin
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I thought the food was okay - good but did not blow me away. It wasn't as good as I remembered - the BBQ wasn't as delicious, the sides not as fresh - thus I would not go to this location again.

We went on a Sunday at 4PM, and it was quite full & noisy. The service was spotty (didn't bring us sauces, food took forever). What we thought was a ~45-60 min meal took 2 hours due to all the waiting.

My partner says this might just be the Times Square location. We've been to the Midtown & other locations and have had positive experiences there. We may give those other locations a shot in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was okay. I think the one on flushing, located in queens is a much better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good. Unique and different. Better food in my opinion from Korean bbq

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Sydney
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great as always. Happy hour prices are hard to beat. Service was a bit slow and there is a 1 hour time limit so that is frustrating. But overall great