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About Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ on Topanga Canyon in Canoga Park, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Los Angeles! Conveniently located inside the Westfield Topanga Center!

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.

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite #1010B, Westfield Topanga Center
Canoga Park, CA 91303
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Mon: 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Tues: 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 11:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM – 11:00PM
Sun: 11:30AM – 10:00PM

HAPPY HOUR
Sun & Mon: All Day Long

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Tue–Sat: 11:30AM–6:30PM

LATE HAPPY HOUR
Tues-Thurs: 8:30PM–10PM last call
Fri-Sat: 8:30PM-11PM last call

Cross Street:
Owensmouth Street, between Victory Boulevard and Vanowen Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(818) 888-4030

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

Parking Details:
Valet Service is available through the main entrance of the Owensmouth Garage and is $7 with no validation available as the service is provided by the Center. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Self-parking is widely available throughout the garage, as well as in surrounding garages.

Executive Chef:
You!!

Private Party Facilities:
Be your own chef, but allow us to entertain you and your guests with a dazzling meal and impeccable service! We feature a vast selection of authentic yet fashionable Japanese BBQ dishes and a fully stocked Wine, Beer & Sake bar. We can tailor any banquet to fit your party’s predilections.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator : (844) 872-3172

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Happy Hour (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Zachary was overall a great server! He was super busy with other tables, but still managed to give us superb service. However when we got home we realized the poke salad was never brought out and we were still charged for it, but the manager was able to help us out. Overall, we love going to Gyu Kaku! Delicious food!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a good place for a casual get-together with friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

quality of the food has consistently gone downhill at this location

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Your hostess at the time of my arrival was a no smile sad girl. Also rude and wouldn’t speak. Aren’t hostess suppose to be the nicest? The face of the company? She needs some change on her life. Maybe something more than grabbing menus and throwing it on a table. Maybe she needs to do some yoga to clear her mind. I’ll be returning to Sherman Oaks location because That’s what I call service. Good bye.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food and service are awesome!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Booked reservation hours before. Got there and still waited almost half hour to get seated. They apologized and told us they are backed up. I would understand if I made the reservation half an hour or even an hour begore. I would think that over 2 or 3 hours is enough time for the restaurant to prepre a table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Bad I've been to this place many times worse experience. First they forget about us waiting although we have reservations no one else was there after they call 2 couple that was there which I'm not sure if they have reservations ahead of us since on your app only 1 person at a time for 2-3 people. Then we only found out they forget about us waiting is when someone walks in they let them in. When we asked the desk we been waiting for 10-15 minutes with reservations. Then our waitress spill the hot miso soup on our table partly on me & mostly on her. Then it took another 30 minutes for the meat to arrive after they asked if everything ok I said no been waiting for my grill for 30 minutes. I love this place but today is horrible from checking in to service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It wasn't busy but I felt like I had to go out if my way to order anything. I had to pull over my server as she walked by me and my party felt neglected

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Unfortunately this place has changed. Some of their food items are different/no longer good, and some are altogether gone. The garlic noodles which used to be amazingly good are now just okay. The Harami as on the edge of spoiled. The avocado salad is still really good which is the only positive thing I can say about the food. The prices went up and the happy hour prices and choices are now pathetic All four of us decided that this was our last time dining here which is so sad because we used to really enjoy our Gyu-Kaku nights.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was excellent and service was best we had in a long time. The service can sometimes be sporadic since this restaurant is usually very busy, but the food is always on point.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Service was very slow. Garlic noodles were dry. It took long to get our drinks. Server looked bothered every time we asked her for something.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Foos was really good amd the staff was really nice. Will come back again

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We scheduled at 7:45PM on a Tuesday night. We were greeted when we came in and seated right away which is great. However our table - is not really ours cause we have to share with the other couple and have the most awkward seats. I can’t even move my arm freely when I try to cook meat. The wait of food is ridiculous and I don’t how it can possibly take that long - for raw meat! The portion is really small and ordering is a pain cause one order is taking approximately 30 mins so we are scared to order more since we need to leave by 9. Overall it’s really not worth it for the portion of the food and service we received.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The service was great. the waiter was awesome .the food was really good. the shrimp was delicious. and the lunch portion was big even took some home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food, excellent service, would go there again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This location always has great people serving you and good cuts of meat but I will say they need to work on their equipment.

Several times they’ve had issues with starting the grill and they also need to work on maintenance as lights were out and this is happened in the past.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

They Changed the menu and it wasn't a great dining experience, missed some of the old items.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We picked a bad night. Who in their right mind goes to a good restaurant in a busy mall during holiday shopping season 😂. Fortunately we made reservations and were seated pretty quickly. Our server Jenn was excellent. She took great care of us amidst the chaos of the crowd. The food was very good and although it was like being at home (I did the cooking 😂) we had a great time. We will definitely return another night when it’s not so loud and crowded.

I definitely recommend a meal here.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The service only our server was really bad . It was my birthday but I didnot have a good expirince

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The servers were really nice, and they come back and forth several times to make sure if you needed anything. Great service!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was tasty and good. Service was slow at times and server acknowledged there was an issue and backup in getting us our meat ordered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food! Unfortunately the hostess was completely unprofessional. The restrooms were not kept up and were really dirty. The music was also so loud that we couldn't hear each other. Thankfully though, the food away amazing and our server was great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Tha best restaurant in the LA area...hands down...they are the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We haven’t been here for awhile. It’s always delicious to eat here. Our twin 8 year old girls love the restaurant! Especially the tongue!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place is great as always only one small thing there were some lightbulbs out in the restaurant so I need to keep on top of their maintenance

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I love the yaki shabu beef! My boyfriend and I usually order that beef with some noodles.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Our server was excellent the food was pretty good except for the fish. It didn't seem very fresh.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

My first time here for my grandson's birthday, which I noted to Open Table and repeated to the receptionist upon arrival. The noise level was distracting. Five of us were jammed into a very small table, given that the center of it was the grilling area. The food was fresh and our server was upbeat and personable, but food items were delivered to the table in such a haphazard way that no one could keep track of who ordered what. The bill was on par with much more upscale eateries. My grandson's birthday was never acknowledged. While the novelty of grilling your dinner might be fun for some, I will go elsewhere where someone cooks it for me in an atmosphere where I can hear the person talking across my table for the same price as I paid tonight. It's not for everyone.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants!! Love it dearly and enjoy taking family and friends for the first time

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Kaye was an excellent server. She made us feel welcome and cared for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Glen our service is excellent!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Instead of DineLA we took advantage of their summer all you can eat special for seniors. Fabulous value.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We are foodies and always eating out. This day Gyu Kaku disappoint in the food a lot. Meat was super tough couldn't chew it. The food lacked flavor this day. I have no idea what happened or if there was new people in the kitchen but the food was not good. Also hostess all of the hostess we've been there lots of times have no charisma, have no sense of what good customer service is, we try to ignore it and just feel sorry for people like that but they should hire people that actually love their jobs and be enthusiastic and energetic. every time we go hostesses are in a bad mood, like they hate everyone there trying to get a table and making faces. horrible.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

I love going to Gyu-Kaku! It is about the only restaurant I can think of where I feel like I got really good value for my money. There's lots of food choices and everything is delicious! I especially like the fried rice. It comes in a ceramic bowl and it's so hot, the rice gets crunchy. So good with everything!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We had a great time and service was excellent, but only our fire kept on going out. I would have to ask any server to stop and turn it back on again over and over again and after I learned what they were doing to get it working, I tried it myself several times too just to keep the fire going and that was annoying. Other than that, food was good, and our waitress was really sweet.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Service was ok, food was not bad, it's fun to BBQ without having to clean it.
I don't think we'll be back to this location though because it is just quite warm inside before we even start the BBQ, and it gets warmer as soon as you start.

We asked the server to switch our seats to the front which is not as warm, but even cold beer turn room temperature quite fast... Not ideal environment :/

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Very enjoyable! Love this location! Easy parking and fantastic service!! Food is so good.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Love this place! Have been coming to this location for years!! When ever I get the chance to come I come and take advantage of the awesome happy hour menu they have!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Came here for my almost birthday ! Food was incredible as always ! Very quiet and friendly . My family enjoyed it and the drinks were super tasty !!! Always a pleasure coming back.

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