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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! 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:
Lunch
Everyday: 11:30AM–5PM

Dinner
Mon–Thu: 5PM–10PM last call
Fri & Sat: 5PM–11PM last call
Sun: 5PM–10PM last call

Happy Hour
Sun & Mon: All Day Long
Tue–Sat: 11:30AM–6:30PM
& 8:30PM–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/

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, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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What better way to Celebrate Valentine's Day than to cook for someone you love right at your own table? We will only be serving our Valentine's Day Courses on Valentine's Day! Come join us for a Valentine's Day you won't forget!

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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

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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

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 6, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 4, 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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·Dined on December 29, 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 27, 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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·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 14, 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 10, 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 7, 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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·Dined on October 24, 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 23, 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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 (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 12, 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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·Dined on September 16, 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 31, 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 28, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 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 8, 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 28, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was Father's day and we've been here before on busy days and not so busy days. This is my boyfriend's favorite restaurant, but he was disappointed at how they catered to us. First of all our drinks took 20 minutes to get. My miso soup never came to me after 30 mintues of waiting and asking why it hasn't came only to find out the miso pot was down, as I was told. Our dumplings we ordered came out cold. Alcoholic beverages took another 20 minutes to get to us. We asked what took so long and the waitress told us the bartender was lagging it. And it wasn't even busy. We have came on busy days before and served us great, but our waitress was not having it. Giving an attitude, never checking on us. We had to ask 2 other waiters to give us some food and drinks. My boyfriend complained to the manager and the manager was helpful. He was awesome. But we weren't the only ones to complain. There were 2 other couples where we sat at who weren't happy about the service. We will be back, but hopefully not to service like that again. Overall the food is good, but that day was just not pleasing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great time and my father loved it. We each got the 30 dollar all you can eat and the food was wonderful. I'd say that the service could have been a little faster but the waitress was so sweet that it made up for it

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Love Gyu and would go back if the A/C is working better. It was so hot in there (and not crazy busy). We sat near the thermostat which was consistently reading 95.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants because of the interactive cooking. We always enjoy the food and atmosphere. However, this particular day we were not as happy as usual because the hostess was rushing us to get out for a party of 9 that was waiting. To be clear this was unacceptable and we let her know that. We also brought this to the attention if the waiter. At the end of the day it is not my issue that you overbooked. I will be rating appropriately on yelp as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This was my second visit to Gyu-Kaku at Topanga and I loved it again! Food was amazing, noise level was great because the mall and restaurant had just opened so it wasn't so loud nor a creepy dead silence in the air. I would recommened this for like birthdays, graduations, anniversary etc. because its fun and at the end you get to do some smores over the grill and ice cream to eat along with. Gyu-Kaku never disappoints!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Everything was really good except their reservation procedures. If you are 5-10 minutes early, they will not seat you. They said i had a specific reservation time and they seat walk ins before that. When my reservation time came, the walkins they seated took all of the available tables and i had to wait another 15 minutes. As Seinfeld says, "They know how to take the reservation, but they don't know how to hold the reservation".

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great lunch deals

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