Gyu-Kaku - Torrance, CA

4.7
1503 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 1503 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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
5 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
59 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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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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vipTrix
Los Angeles
18 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
59 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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BrookeW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Music is really loud and the back booths by the bathroom lack ambiance and give visual access to more dirty areas of the restaurant. Hostess was also not super friendly but our server was great! Also was celebrating a birthday but they didn’t do anything. It’s fine but it would’ve been nice

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TitoM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Short staffed but I didn’t care I knew that coming
Staff was friendly and doing their best
We got our food and enjoyed ourselves

HD
HappyDiner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was amazing! Great service and nice atmosphere!

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vipKatieU
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gyu-kaku is doing everything right. It had been over a year and a half since we last dined with them and they did not disappoint. Quality of food and service were just like pre-COVID times...delicious, friendly, and great happy hour specials. You have to have a reservation to get in and OpenTable makes that super easy.

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Gladys
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Satisfied with service and food! Even with Covid. Will definitely return for more. Great job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Waiter was helpful

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vipTrix
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

As always, food was good. We had a grill that had trouble heating up do they had to take off the ring. That helped. It wasn’t super busy but had trouble with refills on drinks, reordering more meat snd getting our server. Food tasty tho

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love it here. We both love good delicious meat and I have to be gluten free and most of their menu is now gluten free so it’s perfect! Plus they have the best Nigori Sake I have ever tried. It’s like their relabeled brand exclusive to them.

Food is always tasty and fresh!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE JILL, TEAM JILL!

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SofiaV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO happy to have been back at one of my favorite Gyu kaku locations. The service is always fast, efficient and on point. Our waitress Stacy took care of us and was very friendly. Very knowledgeable on the menu and had great suggestions. Can’t wait to go back with all friends once they start accepting reservations for groups larger than 4
🙏🏽

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KMom
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Didn’t get a welcome and was left to wait in the lobby without an acknowledgment for about 5 mins. Came in and waited for drink order for a while, eventually we got the food, started eating and then half way in we asked for dipping sauces. We were told they forgot to give them to us. Spend over $100 for 2 ppl and one child. The ambiance was nice, the service meh, and the food was not that memorable. I don’t think we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Seated early, service not super good. Food took a little long to come. Was great choice for happy hour

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vipbccc
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good stuff

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Crazymich
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. We ate so much, but it was all worth it. First time back to Torrance Gyu Kaku since COVID… and it was like we never left. Yummy and perfect date night!

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Tastytimes
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Reservation was for 930pm. Last call was around 1005pm. I felt rushed and didn’t get to relax and fully enjoy my experience. Waitress was nice I just don’t like being rushed. I ordered a few more items at the last call. The hangar steak I ordered (which was the meat I ordered the first time), was cut very sloppy. The pieces were chewier and it definitely wasn’t like the previous Hangar steak I had ordered. But I was still charged the same price of course. Good food, nice attentive waitress but if I’m paying good money to cook my own food I expect to have an above mediocre experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex is amazing and gave superior customer service made us feel welcome and made our first time a very memorable and enjoyable experience!!! He needs a raise!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place on earth. Everything is so good and I wish I could eat here all the time. The spicy cucumbers are amazing as an appetizer. We also had the miso thick cut beef tongue, the harami steak, Kobe style kalbi, pork belly, toro beef, and garlic shrimp. The house sake is delicious, with a creamy and sweet flavor.

With Gyu Kaku, I never have to say “I don’t know” if my husband ask me what I want to eat.

DH
DjHunny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We hadn’t been here for years and it was nice to be back. Our server Jessica was great, the food was all delicious, the cocktails were good but a bit on the sugary side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great customer service!

DL
vipDaveL
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoy the concept of cooking your entrees at the table. My shrimp and chicken were high quality and very tasty. It was my guests first time and he also thoroughly enjoyed himself. The soup and salad were nice starters. Well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was good but the place is starting to look run down. The table felt gross even though it was wiped off. The cushioned booth seating was not cushiony and torn. Hope they can fix and clean things up so we can give them another try.

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vipKenO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Very flavorful. Lunch is a good deal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was no wait since we had an appointment. The meal was great! They were out of coke but other than that, the experience was great. Safety measures were great! I especially enjoyed that not every table was open. It allowed for social distancing.

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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 4.7 stars by 1503 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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