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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (41)
Fun (37)
Casual (36)
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Happy Hour (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for a Date (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Authentic (21)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Cozy (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
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 2 days ago

I liked the idea of cooking at the table. But, I felt it was very much a tourist spot and a chain mentality. Very loud. The staff was helpful and friendly but I felt it all a bit worn out. I felt the portions were small. Too touristy for me.
For Korean BBQ, I think next time I'll head to Korean Town.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Friendly environment been coming here for years celebrated an anniversary that day so was a joyous occasion but great food n good vibes highly recommend

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

After reading a lot of positive reviews we made a reservation and were not dissapointed! The food was excellent and the waiter named A was really nice and helpful. We will come back in the future when we visit New York again!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Whenever we have visitors, Gyu-Kaku will always be on our list of choices to eat. I know they will never be disappointed with where I’m taking them. Don’t forget to try the Toro beef, melts in your mouth kind of meat! Always a very pleasant experience whenever we eat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

If I want to impress anyone or have a fun time with friends and family—I bring them to Gyu-Kaku. It’s a great experience!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Authentic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good place to date and meet with friends!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My best friend and I went for my birthday we had a good time, this is our favorite spot in the city. Very affordable prices , great menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always love Gyu Kaku. My only issue was that the Times Square location was not as nice as the other locations, which seem a bit more upscale.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Like Travis Scott said, "Aw A-Team, got that A1
A1 steak sauce, aw can't take loss!" You can't take an L here. All W's here. Splendid service and food!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very accommodating! My daughter is 10 months old and was sleeping in the stroller my husband and I wanted to have dinner here so they gave us a big table so we could fit the stroller in with us. I felt bad that we were clearly taking up a party table but they seemed to be fine with it so that my daughter could sleep. Our server Em was fantastic!! Very helpful and on top of everything. I would totally recommend this place!!! Ps. The food was awesome!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

it was interesting to be told that for a reservation made for 7:00pm days in advance, that we would have to commit to leaving the table by 8:30. I've never experienced this before and was a bit surprised. However, I knew that once I sat down, we would finish when we finished and would leave when ready, so it really didn't make a difference.
However, they did start by trying to serve very, very quickly, but after being asked to slow down, they did and the rest of the evening went great. It was a unique dining experience, the server's recommendations about what to choose, and just as importantly, how much, were spot on. It would be very easy to over-order, so this was helpful and very welcome.
All in all, a fun, energetic spot that was a perfect destination for our daughter's 16th birthday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I’ve been the Gyu-Kaku many times and it’s always been a great experience every time. Our server Angellie was great, she check up on my friend and myself to see if everything was ok. Food is great every time, absolutely love the garlic fried rice!!! Definitely would recommend this place to friends and family members.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Nice food everytime. Love the grill and the lunch deal! lots of food and tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service et repas extraordinaires !! Nous y retournerons !

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very very good good food people drink and meat this place is a great place

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Quick service and tasty dinner that we cooked ourselves! Was a great experience. Green tea cake and ice cream was fantastic! Happy hour prices are very reasonable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The meal was delicious but service was slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a pre-theater dinner here for our anniversary, and glad we did. Lively, fun to cook your own, (in a specially designed grill in the center of the table that draws the smoke downward) and tasty food. Service was speedy and friendly. Don’t expect a quiet meal, though. Would be a great place for a birthday celebration (one was going on next to us).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Gyu-Kaku is a very energetic venue offering habachi grill foods , soup, noodle dishes and more.
Service is great. Our server Nutcha was careful to explain menu choices and how long to grill the meats, shrimp, chicken and vegetables. We took advantage of a first visit offer which included multiple course including miso soup, salad, Volcano roll,the grilled potion and dessert.
Gyu-Kaku is not a quiet place as music is playing . Hard to hold a conversation. Food though was enjoyable and we enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I love this restaurante, the food is great, good quality and quantity, the service is very good, its clean

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The bartender swapped my card with someone else. I came back and the manager told me she would call me to let me know if they found it. She never called. I had to call back the next morning and was told I should cancel my card. She didn’t even offer to comp my meal which was the LEAST she could do. I will not be coming back even though I did enjoy the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was great like always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Never had Japanese BBQ before. Happy hour meal deals very reasonable with a lot of food given. Very interesting. My husband enjoyed. I was underwhelmed. Worth a try for something different.

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

This was our second visit and we loved it. Both times were pre-theatre but this time we were also celebrating my daughter's 15th birthday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the service was excellent, and the rousing rendition of Happy Birthday performed by 5 or 6 staff members was a real treat. I highly recommend this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Worst meal (by far) we had in New York City - actually, one of the worst meals we've ever had period. Absolutely awful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Birthday special

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was my first time to go to Yakiniku in New York City. I am so happy to eat food from back home, japan and the meals were amazing!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We really enjoyed eating here overall. We had a reservation for 5pm and arrived at 5:05, but we weren't seated for another 15 min. They were really busy so it was understandable. The only thing we didn't like was that the had the windows open and no AC on. We ended up sweating quite a bit, but they eventually shut the windows and it was okay.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed the meal. So fun to cook on the grill in our table. Fun place to eat prior to seeing a show on Broadway.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They forgot our drinks until we were just about done with 2 reminders. Food consistently good. We will likely be back but was just a little disappointed this time around given the drink situation. Food come out quickly but in the wrong order. Hopefully next time will be more Impressive.

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

Always one of my go-to spots. Only downfall is how HOT it gets in there at the most busy times from every grill being On! Other than that, love love LOVE! garlic noodles and chili miso wings alone are killer.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great! Portions are small but very tasty. Drinks were small and expensive! Sent back my mojito because there was only one line wedge and one small spring of mint. Tasted like flavored soda water.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very poor service

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 (London)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Different but very enjoyable. It seemed very noisy when we first walked in but we had an alcove to ourselves so felt quite private. Our waiter was very good and explained the barbecue cooking. All in all a good experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent food and service. If food isn't cooked to your liking - you can only blame yourself. It was fun and colleagues all enjoyed themselves.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great place for a pre-theatre meal. Quick service, good food and fun .
Make a reservation !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love the food at this place. Very good. Great prices. They have a great food and drink happy hour everyday. Check the website for times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Loved everything about it. My boyfriend is very picky and he loved it as well.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server "M" was excellent. She was attentive and very pleasant. It was a fun experience and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service and great food. Definitely coming back again.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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