Gyu-Kaku - Toronto

4.7
224 reviews
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Toronto is the ideal spot for an amazing experience! Conveniently located by the St. Lawrence Market!

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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CF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there as our belated Valentine's Day dinner. We just moved to the area and found them recommended on google--100%, 10 outta 10, would go there a 1,000 more times without question.

Our waiter was knowledgable with the menu and talked us into doing smaller portions than we originally planned, which was thankful on our part because we were stuffed by the end. (Still made room for the chocolate lava cake and two rounds of s'mores though). Only downside I guess is that they weren't licensed for liquor, but I'm pregnant so that didn't really bother me at all.

If you do go, try one of their meal combos! It's a great way to get a taste of the best, and if you want more, you can always add on to the order! We did a happy hour combo, $80+ worth of food for only $50. For the two of us, it ended up being $95 which we were not expecting at all--we were prepared to be paying much more!!

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MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You need to renew the alcohol license cause I wasn’t able to prove the sake :’(

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NB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat and fantastic value. It can get a bit smokey though as some guests are not sure how to cook their food and overdo it.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good experience

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!

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G
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Amazing service by Tatsu. Best server we've had!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was great, it was our first time and he explained to us his recommendations and the specials (happy hour) they had. Will definitely come back!

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

Very nice service!!! Foods are absolutely awesome

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AB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is SOOOO good. Even though you do grill it yourself, the quality and selections of meats is excellent and the different marinades are so tasty. I’m glad we live so nearby. ;)

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FJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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SE
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except that I found the music was too loud so that, it was hard to take to my friends. It would be so much better if the music sound is lower. Thank you.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great as always, and food delicious. Great cocktails. Food is bit pricey, even during Happy Hour.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always excellent! Food is good and value is very good I would highly recommend a visit and you'll be hooked.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and a nice peaceful place to enjoy a nice evening dinner.

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L
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great quality meats and amazing service. It's only a tad bit pricier compared to other bbq-style eats, but for the quality and service, totally worth.
Would come again and recommend to others.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing happy hour menu - lots of delicious options - fantastic choice of cocktails mixed with soju / sake - overall a really good time! Kimchi was on point and s’mores to finish the meal was a fantastic conclusion!

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NG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was really good. everything was on time. They always check up on you. Really good customer service. would love to comeback again!

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was awesome. My only complaints are that it is quite pricey for the portion size, and all the meats I ordered were on the tough side. I think it would be helpful if the amount of servers increased, and/or if there was a table bell of some sort for the tables that are a bit out of sight.

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JL
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for the lunch special and food was fresh and delicious as usual.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was very kind and patient. The combo for two is definitely enough for two (girls at least). We ordered another chicken karaage and the two of us ended up with a food coma. We tried the beer cocktail, I think beer+ginger ale may be my new fav cocktail.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great quality meat choice and great staff. Gyu-kaku has becomes a staple place for our family hangout.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A bit pricey but ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS

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CP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here, gives a pretty good authentic yakiniku experience, and for those who haven't had this type of food before they explain everything.
And of course the food is amazing. The variety of really good meats is always on point and they're always so tasty.

Yummy seasonal cocktails too

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very good and fun place to go with your family and friends :) I went there with my husband. There are family including a baby in front of us, and many young girls next to us. You may think that the place looks like Korean BBQ place except the price. It’s not. The beef is tender, chicken is soft and tasty, and veggies are fresh. If you care about the quality of food, I would recommend you to go there instead of Korean BBQ place. Don’t forget to get Gyukaku app!

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service with friendly staffs!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality meat, quality food overall and i have a wonderful time with my friend!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been coming here ever since they have open, you will walk out extremely happy and satisfied after your meal! It’s not great for one person to eat but it’s fantastic if you have two or more people!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food are awesome!!

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NB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fabulous service. Would definitely recommend.

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Christmas get together with friends

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TN
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can get very busy on weekdays at noon so arrive a few minutes early to avoid a 45 mins wait or make reservations in advance. Lunch specials are a great value! Customer service is always great!

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had s great time. I've been following Gyu-Kaku on Instagram for a while and the food I ate was just as good as the photos made it seem. I was very happy.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just love the food there!

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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Yakiniku style of dining is excellent if you want control over how soft or hard your meat is. What makes it even better in Gyu-Kaku is that you won’t reek of barbecue after eating. They have good ventilation and heating equipment. The fried chicken karaage and kalbi short rib are a must-have. Don’t forget to download the app to earn points while you’re enjoying your barbecue.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So much fun to cook at the table!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Reservation should be allowed from two people. Other wise a couple cannot enjoy a dinner at here.

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G
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always! Absolutely recommended!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

service and food quality has gone down side comparing to its grand opening.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and excellent customer service! However, the noise level gets too noisy but other than that everything was great!

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m
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

many times asked get kid's cutlery set.didn't come.even kid's meal came.didn't bring cutlery set. my kid was waiting long time. poor restran service.

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