Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square

4.7
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$30 and under
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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.

- 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.
What 1618 people are saying
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LisaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great time for my friends birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fast and fun. We had a great time.

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JunayA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with great food! Our go to spot for wings and ramen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i come here weekly. service and food was great, as usual.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Great food! Waiter could’ve been more attentive however it was a good day night.

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vipaleriver
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there before a show. Was a great experience and the staff were very friendly. Lots of good quality food and affordable prices for a Japanese BBQ.

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BasiymahC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite location. Even when they are busy they still take their time with you and explain throughout the process

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LaurentC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous portions. Mare room for desert! Food quality is good and tasty. Good place for fun with the family or friends including kids. Consider happy hour too!

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ValerieV
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service! Food was delicious! Overall a great experience.

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KpPk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Fun experience

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vipzrodrigueznyc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A great choice for affordable Korean BBQ and a fun place to visit in the Times Square/Theater District

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LeighB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited this restaurant with my daughter who lives in NYC because it is one of her favorites. We loved the food and we had a very diverse group of tastes. There was something for everyone. The drinks were amazing. We went before a show Sunday show so we were there at happy hour which really helped our bill! - only 100 bucks for 5 people, with cocktails. The food has reduced prices during happy hours as well. I recommend this restaurant and also recommend planning for the happy hour time frame for extra value!

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vipCute
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Nestled in the heart of Times Square (right on 44th street), Guy-Kaku is a popular chain of Japanese Barbeque grill-it-yourself kinda place. With laminated menus, flyers announcing specials and great Happy Hour prices

I heard they have over 800 locations in Asia and USA! I’m not a fan of chains but was lured in by their great Happy Hour prices…$6 for a glass of Chardonnay in Times Sq? sign me up!

Every table has a gas, smokeless brazier, where you grill your own meat for dipping in a variety of sauces. A la carte menu with a choice of 6 different marinades. The amount of options and choices can be overwhelming. The happy hour menu is more manageable and has the basics.

Food –
*Spicy Tuna Volcano: very disappointing, not spicy or flavorful at all
*Fried Cheese Wonton: decent but also lacks in flavor
*Fried Pork Gyoza Dumplings: tasty, far from being the best fried dumpling but tasty and not bad for $6 (during HH)
*Garlic (dry) Noodles: exactly what name suggest…some garlic noodles, again nothing to write home about but pretty tasty

We sat at the bar, service was friendly but slow/ not attentive for most part of the time. Food was OK, more tasteless than I would have expected. So, if you are in the area and looking for some great deals on food and drinks this is your spot! Or if you are looking for a reasonably priced Japanese BBQ definitely stop by!

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rc22259
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Fun time. Good food. Quite a noisy atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the smores dessert.

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NancyT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service is incredible. Waitstaff consistently bringing new food items, and cleaning the grill. Excellent! Highly recommend. Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly and attentive. Made my birthday celebration even more special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its nice place, when you walk in it looks very busy and congested but then when you get table its nice and big. The prices are normal and not crazy

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Simmsi
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was such an awesome experience. The marinated meats were so good and their was an overall high quality of food provided! I was on a 4 day stay in NY and reserved this place twice

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StaceyW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was delish but the waitress we received was very disinterested in interacting with any of her tables.

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DouglasB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Lexa and Mari are amazing waitresses, very attentive and helpful. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time with this experience if cooking on an open grill. It was great. All the food was delicious. My friends and I did the Ninja for 3 people and it was definitely worth every single dollar. Only thing, they gave a specific time to cook the meats but we had to cook ours a little longer due to preference so bear that in mind. Overall great and ready to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Broadway Show

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Christine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is really good.Service needs to

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s Valentine’s Day and Arturo was a great sever. All good came in ample time and he told time to review the menu. Great celebration dinner.

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vipNicoleC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The service was the worst experience ever. Food was very good.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly, we were seated right away, no wait at all. The service was great, everything was clearly explained to us, drinks came out quickly, and the food to follow. The food was excellent, we got "The Ninja" which is the recommended package for three people, and it was the perfect amount of food! The s'mores at the end were a fantastic way to end the meal. Highly recommended!

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vipLisaR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Ninja package (for 3) was plenty of food for the 5 of us (3 adults, 2 tweens). The beef dishes were a highlight, calamari was also very good. The pork belly was super disappointing. Chicken just ok. Main issue was cleanliness. We had to replace our plates - one was greasy, one had seaweed from a prior meal still stuck onto it...The dipping sauce bottles were sticky. Everything just felt grimy and sticky, which is unfortunate since the food was good and the experience was otherwise fun.

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vipalxndrdvl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Looking for a decent place to dine in Times Square is tough, so my expectations were really low. Most places are designed for mass tourism and it’s not really about being subtle. That place is not subtle. It’s messy, it’s kind of loud, atmosphere is like Applebee’s but Japanese BBQ version. That said, for the price, it’s really not bad food. It’s not outstanding but it does the good. I won’t be back but I don’t regret going either.

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AdrianL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, big shout out to Patty our server. She was professional, remembered all our orders and answered our queries with warmth and smiles, unlike another colleague (short blonde streaked hair, sour face) who was abrupt and rude. Hope the management recognises Patty and what she does to make her guests feel welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately we found plastic in our melted cheese which they replaced and did t charge for but was pretty weird after that.

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PannelaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

COMPLETELY DISGUSTING I WATCHED A SERVER POUR LEFT OVER WATER BACK INTO A POT AND SERVED IT TO OTHER PATRONS NASTY I WILL NEVER RETURN

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Gyu Kaku a couple of times and each time has been amazing. This time was to celebrate the graduation of my boyfriend. I reserved a table in advance and I’m so glad I did because it was BUSY at 8 PM on a Tuesday. It was me, my partner, and two of his friends. We were seated quickly and serviced swiftly. The staff were very nice, skilled, prompt and professional. The food was AMAZING! I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a group outing or for a special occasion. You will NOT be disappointed. Also recommend downloading the app to save points!

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vipLilleth
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointing! Delicious grilled meats and fair prices especially during happy hour! Try to get there before 6pm! Half off my favorite sake!!
The garlic chicken noodles are amazing! I was resistant because of the whole low carb blah blah blah but so happy we ordered it!!
Highly recommend happy hour since the prices are more reasonable.

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vipmarym
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Happy Hour meals are delicious and plentiful. Especially the sets but be careful, 3x my friends and I thought we ordered just enough but found that it was just too much...

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Brice
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant, one of my favs!

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vipbecky
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The happy hour dinner for two was wonderful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure my favorite spot

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

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AddieM
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!!

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Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 692-9115.

Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square is rated 4.7 stars by 1618 OpenTable diners.

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