Gyu-Kaku - Topanga Canyon

4.6
839 reviews
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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.
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JT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came in on a 9pm reservation (not sure why they had that available, but it was). I was concerned they would rush us out at 10, but they didn’t they kindly let us finish our meal in peace while they did their duties around the remaining customers, very quietly I might add, so it wasn’t one of those cleanups where you can tell they want you out. Thank you!

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G
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food without any taste. Had to ask for salt and pepper to season the fillet mignon. Took forever to get the items to get to the table. The worst experience I've had in a while having spent 140 dollars for an outing. For the money i would have had a better time at Benihanas. Highly disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner. Everything was amazing!

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Issues that I have are primarily with the open table app. When we arrived we were told that we had a table for two as opposed to four. Receptionist was extremely rude and Sadie we had a table for two and had to wait. Basically, reservations were useless. So all in all a very bad experience that left a bad taste in our mouths.

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WV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the Supreme All you can eat, it was really good and worth it. The "Harami in Secret Pot" was the best! The staff was nice and professional. We will be back. :)

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually go here for Christian Paris, however he wasn't in today. We had this other server who was really nice and didn't waste her time. She took efficient trips and the food came out wonderfully. Thankfully we were able to finish it all in a perfectly executed meal. Major props to this location.

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CW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

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F
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Upon our arrival, we were 10 minutes early for our reservations and I was told I would have to wait until it was closer to my reservation time to be seated. Typically places try to seat you a little early ..
Let that slide .. no biggie ..
We also asked for a quieter table in a corner and get seated right in the middle of the restaurant where we could not hear ourselves speak .. again .. make the best of it ..
Then came the food .. The portion sizes here are much smaller compared to other locations we have patronized.
The quality of the food was ok but the Kobe Kalbi was tough and very fatty / chewy .. like leather. It should melt in your mouth.

Additionally, the service was poor .. the waiter never even mentioned his name then 5 minutes later, he passed us to a trainee who was fairly non-attentive.

This place is also incredibly noisy and no so clean.

Will not be returning anytime soon.
Pity .. it is the closest one to our home.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food and Don our server was top notch. From start to finish food was amazing.

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PB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter that day was excellent! Extremely attentive, nice and polite!!!!

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C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I love this place normally but this time the table we sat at the grill didn't work very well, so the fire was getting too strong and always burnt our meat. If we turned it down then the grill was off completely....please fix that grill.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a fabulous bday party!! Will definitely comeback for more

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was wonderful. Food was great and plentiful as we chose “all you can eat.” We did not get asked for water refills so we were always needing that.

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p
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They ran out of bowls for the rice and noodles so the wait on that was long but otherwise good

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CS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to Gyu Kaku for years. This location on Topanga Canyon has incredible service. I used to go to the one in Sherman Oaks but the service there is truly terrible even though the food is good. Keep up the great work guys! My new home Gyu Kaku for sure.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Always delicious, one of my favorites!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Made reservations in advance and were not seated for an additional 25 mins after arrival. Unacceptable. Happens every time. Host should reserve tables for reservations in advance.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday - Had fun

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ER
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love our server Bianca! Thank you always for the amazing service!

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MM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Enjoyed the food and the service the one thing that is problematic is not being able to get meats that aren't already pre marinated with sugar you guys do great not having our or having gluten free choices but there's a whole lot of people that don't do sugar and you would open up your business to more people if you had options work for it since I eat chicken my wife eats chicken but we like dark meat and all your dark meat is already pre marinated with sugar so it would be advisable to have some available that's not marinated with sugar same thing with some sauces that don't have sugar there you go.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here. Recommended by a friend.
Absolutely incredible food. Such a fun date night and we'll definitely be back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

LOVE THE FOOD

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G
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place it’s our go to place and it’s health too

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KV
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. Host station was a little chaotic and overwhelmed. Waited about 30 minutes for our table with a reservation. Brian our server was fantastic.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kacie(?) and Brian are the best!!! The food came out fresh and the service was top notch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation, we were sat right away. Server was attentive and friendly, even brought us an extra treat at the end of dinner! Food was plentiful and delicious, overall an excellent time!

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Slow services for 90min time frame, waited 20 min to receive the main course.
When people go to All You Can Eat they expect to eat more, we had to keep asking for our food, amount of meats of each service weren't enough for 6 adults, some of us had to wait for the next round.

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MB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I took my husband for his birthday and we usually go to this location and it’s on point with the food and exceptional service but this last time was an absolute disappointment and had to happen during a celebratory occasion. It honestly left a bad taste in my mouth due to the lack of service provided, the food was sub-par as well this occasion as well, we will give this location one more try in the future but will do it with low expectations.

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m
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was pretty good - we ordered the Premium all you can eat. I think some of the steak options are not as good with the premium but it was pretty good. The service was okay when the server came to our table but we had to ask for things like silverware and refills, etc. All requests were honored without an issue but it would have been nice to see the server more proactive.

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CV
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for happy hour best deal for $50 made the reservation online it worked out perfect

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ME
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We got seated pretty quickly even though we went there a bit early. Servers were very attentive and professional.

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TJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Asian BBQ restaurant I’ve ever been to! The servers are absolutely amazing, and the food is outstanding!

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AZ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Our server was horrible. We come to this establishment at least once a week and this particular waiter always has a face on like if he hates being there. Doesn’t welcome you, doesn’t smile, you ask him for a utensil, sauce etc and he doesn’t acknowledge you, just goes and gets it and drops it on your table. I have been served by others here like Glen. He is exceptional! , but this other waiter just left a bad taste in our mouth.

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We waited over 10 minutes for the host to come to greet us, and took him another 5 minutes to sit us as he was busy doing a take out. They ran out of plastic bags and the only paper bag they had for the takeout( for another customer) was broken and was taped with Scotch tape. It seems the restsurant is disorganized and lack of hosts during lunch time. The waitress was good.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Host didn't even consider our Birthday request and didn't really greet us.

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TB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a good place to grab a great meal, will be back for date night again

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GL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time as always at Gyu gaku. Food always on point and the service is great.

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HS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was okay, but service was pretty slow. The first meat served 30min after we ordered. It took almost 2.5 hours to finish our dinner.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always solid, and on happy hour a pretty good deal, I had Don as my server and he was great. Will be back for sure.

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HP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lily was a great server, fast and friendly. Happy hour was very affordable with generous portions.

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