Gyu-Kaku - Toronto, ON (Downtown)

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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.
What 351 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Gyu-Kaku and the food was great and worth the value. Went on Happy Hour Monday where there was a happy hour special for $57. Definitely enough food for two.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Over priced. 18%Tips preset to bill even with two people.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress is very helpful and the food is great!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch special

L
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and wonderful food. The server was very attentive, positive and energetic.

s
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this place and have gotten many others hooked. The quality of food and exceptional service makes it one of my most favorite places.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service amazing. Food great quality and flavour. Ambiance a bit nosy but it's meant to be an inviting and talkative space for gatherings.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good with reasonable prices

QU
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good vibe. Great service. Good food

j
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant experience.
Nice staff and atmosphere.
Great meat

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome dinner as always. Fast, friendly service. Good food.

j
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly waiters :)

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good !

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for Happy Hours BBQ Combo. The service is awesome.

G
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very friendly staff n clean environment.
This place is good for hanging out with your friends or family gathering.
Food portions are kind of small but if you go there during happy hour it will be worth going there

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! : )

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined in last January first. Server was great. He is always checking if we need anything and explained the menu very well. Food was worth it! 👍👍

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Super good food, staff were friendly and explained the menu well, and the grill made it an interactive experience. Rice was pretty dope

AB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s really fun with a group and the food is very good quality and delicious. I love living so nearby. :)

i
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, fantastic food. Staff is very positive + quick to respond with requests.

Try the Filet Mignon!

p
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good food, fun experience. Will go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a fun experience

XZ
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I ordered 5 toro beefs, it is not fresh at all, I can even see the dark in the slices.

CT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was really friendly, polite and approachable. You can tell they are working really hard to meet the customer's needs. It seems expensive at first glance but it is worth every penny. the food is exceptionally delicious and so filling. I was bursting on my way out.

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Gyu-Kaku in downtown Toronto was wonderful, as always!

NT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went on a Monday. Good specials. Wait staff did not come around frequently enough and we missed the time cutoff to order more drinks and food at happy hour price. Tried to call to advise we would be late but voicemail was not working and then had the hostess tell me we were late, but brought up I had called. The second half our meat order was delayed and almost did not come, had we not asked about it. Food is really good, service could be more attentive.

RK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and meal

A
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff, quick service and of course fantastic food.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great. Food was served fast. Atmosphere was amazing.

TC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh and delicious, great service. We had the meat lovers option, just perfect for 2 of us.

S
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is definitely recommended for a date night, celebration or family dinner. They have so many options to choose from - your pick of a la carte or an already created dinner for two. All food is grilled at your table yourself which makes it fun and interactive, also all was delicious. Definitely will be going back

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a good experience. Meat was fresh. Appetizers were delicious. Service was great. I’d definitely come back!

DI
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food + Great service during dinner! Highly recommended!

LW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was nice, staff were also friendly and helpful, but the table is only for 2 hours. It might not be enough for BBQ as people have to cook themselves. It is a pretty busy restaurant. I think 2 hours and a half or 3 hours limitation should be more reasonable.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Timely food service always with a smile!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great value of lunch combo. Will go back for sure.

E
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gyu-Kaku now offers super happy hour pricing for certain items in the late afternoon which is a super great value. Gyu-Kaku's service in their downtown location has always been professional and courteous, I have never had an issue with their service. A couple of their servers would go the extra mile to make my visit spectacular, so thank you very much.

WK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for the first time for Monday happy hour deal. Very good food !!! Miso beefy and stone rice are so tasty. Service is good. Highly recommend. I live in Hamilton. Toronto is a bit too far. Wish there were one closer like Mississauga or Oakville.

CL
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We ordered the Bibimbap and it was basically a bowl of rice with very little of anything else in it. Our waiter was very good and friendly.

K
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic happy hour pricing. The staff put in our beer order prior to the happy hour cut off time and brought us frosty mugs of Sapporo as needed.

Our bill had one extra beer on it and after i pointed it out, they happily changed the bill.

I appreciated the service. I was even able to use the app to get $15 off my meal.

Solid value, great service!