Gyu-Kaku - Torrance, CA

4.6
1513 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We are currently only offering delivery and takeout.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1513 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
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vipBenjaminC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive server good food were sitter rights away

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Torrance! The food is amazing!!!

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SandraC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lot of fun-great food!

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JamieL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but the Wi-Fi is really bad I could not get service to use my points

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience as usual!

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wendye
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and all the servers were very attentive. I tried to buy a sauce from the 3 for $2o pack and although they were out of it the gentlemen was nice enough to give me a side of sauce to go. I really thought that was such a nice and caring gesture of him. He really went above and beyond to even think of doing this. Thank you!

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Tastytimes
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our waitress was on point, attentive and did a great job. I go here somewhat regularly and usually get the same things every time. This time the tuna on the crispy tuna rice was extremely fishy and did not have onions on top. I couldn’t eat it I took a bite and was grossed out. The over all quality of the food had gone down hill lately unfortunately. The hangar steak was on point though as always so that’s a positive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall really good. Waitress did get two items wrong. Chicken thighs were cut up way too small and ahi in poke was still partially frozen. Otherwise, everything was delicious and service was efficient. Techno dance music too loud and doesn’t fit the atmosphere.

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StefaniM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We came in on Friday night to celebrate my dad's birthday. The food was delicious but our service was mediocre. the waitress took forever on stuff and didn't ask if we needed any refills- We HAD to ask ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great , table next to us could not stop cursing. Took away from the experience

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a friends birthday and had one of the best times, thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had to wait even with reservation. The place setting were dirty. Did not see wait staff for 15 minutes to order drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything is good but service was really slow , we all understand the labor shortage issues for service sector.

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MS91748
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friendly staff but I think they were short handed because it took a while before the server was able to take our order and then another wait to get the food out.

the food was ok -- chicken garlic noodles and spicy chicken ramen was ok. Not as flavorful as can be. Meat selection - Harami skirt steak really good. flavorful and buttery. Toro beef was cut thin and fatty not very exciting. Spicy shrimp was just ok.

Maybe becuz we were waiting so long we got full after appetizers. I'd definitely come back and give this place another try. I've been to several locations before and had a happy experience. Maybe this visit was just an off day.

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massiso
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the meats were fresh and of high quality. They melted in my mouth!! I dream about going back, again and again.

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ArnoldR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica at the front who checked us in was very helpful in accommodating our table request. Also our server Edr (sp?) was equally nice and attentive. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great great food and service

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vipViper
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times over the years. Always good food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The atmosphere is great but the food was a little disappointing

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MonicaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Gyu kaku has always been my go to place for yakiniku. I love the variety in their menu and I feel like it’s priced right. If say it’s one of my fave places to dine but last nights experience is perhaps isolated. I have no other complaints except for last night’s service quality. We got seated 5minutes into our reservation yet once we were at the table, we waited 10minutes until I finally got up and asked who the server was assigned to our table. Allen who happens to be assigned at other tables gladly took our order on the other server’s behalf. Her name is charmaine, she was so UNATTENTIVE, the only time she got to our table was to serve our order. Even then she didn’t ask if there is anything else we need. Mind you, it wasn’t busy and out of the tables assigned to here only two were occupied including ours. Bad customer service and it was so difficult to find anyone foe the other things we needed. Even to get the check, I had to get up and call Allen again . This server named charmaine should be retrained . Bad bad experience based on that alone .

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Music was louder than usual and service was not the best. Not sure if they were short staffed because we always have had great service. Overall good experience, the food is always delicious and so many choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just okay nothing special. Had better food then Gyu-Kaku. Izakaya hachi is way better

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vipJoeE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Management is running the place poorly. They are using one of the booth for back of house storage. They don't know how to seat the tables properly.

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JohnMcCrary
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal, as we usually do whenever we go to Gyu Kaku. Our server, Jessica, was awesome and very on the spot with our food and drinks. We always have a great time when we go to Gyu, whether in Torrance, or at any other of their locations

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I added there was a birthday to my reservation and also, let the waitress know since she didn’t mention it. It was my sons birthday. She ignored it and brought us the s’mores then the bill.
She didn’t change the grill, or check up on us. Just refilled our sodas constantly. Service could’ve and should’ve been better.

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GeorgeM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Nice place for a special occasion or visitors

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They no longer have the the All-You-Can-Eat option.

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vipViper
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there over 50 times. Food quality and service has always been outstanding.

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vipLazy
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Short staffed. They can’t stay even for 30 seconds. Poor service. Music too loud. So annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! They do have some nights with more specials/happy hours. Love coming here. Service is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st year wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing. As always

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RicardoN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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OmarW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour prices and very cheap beer.

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MichelleM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

At this location it's a little wait on the food because their only 2 to 3 waitresses its usually more. But they are on point with service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and incredibly attentive, the food was spectacular, and to top it all off, the dessert was impeccable🥳 will return soon!

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Trix
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food as always was great. Service was super slow but it could be not enough servers as most places recently. Will definitely go back

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TaylorR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They were only able to take (40) guests at a time due to COVID restrictions yet it seemed like service was lacking. We had to remind our waitress multiple times about the items included in our package that were missing or not brought out to the table- for example, rice and edamame which are staple items to the package we bought. With less guests, you would think the attention to detail would be a bit stronger.

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vipViper
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan is a great server. Food quality is always good. We have been going here for years and never received bad service or poor quality food. This is the best value and selection. Not the cheapest, but outstanding quality and well worth the money.

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You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Torrance, CA using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Torrance, CA also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Torrance, CA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 325-1437.

Gyu-Kaku - Torrance, CA is rated 4.6 stars by 1513 OpenTable diners.

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