Gyu-Kaku - Torrance

4.7
1315 reviews
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Torrance, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in the South Bay! Conveniently located in the Crossroads Shopping Center and close to the AMC Rolling Hills Theatres!

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

The food and service was exceptional! Would definitely recommend.

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FM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was extremely poor. Our original waiter went to break, passed of off to another waiter whom we were introduced to. Soon after that we were told that we will have another waiter taking over our table. That waiter helped us out 1 time and never returned. We were left to pull a waiter through passing to get us whatever we needed. This continued throughout our entire experince at this restaurant. I wish I could say it was busy so I might understand but it wasn't and I don't.

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BR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I been this restaurant couple of times and you never get disappointed at all.. just happy hour need to be little bit longer like 4pm to 8pm...

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a very popular location so reservations are a must. They allow patrons at 2 tops to sit next to each other. This causes crowding and safety issues for other patrons.

Food is excellent and always fun to cook your meal. Wait staff is courteous and attentive.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great... all you can eat menu is perfect

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F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality Japanese BBQ, healthy food. Great ambience. Happy hour beer prices definitely great!

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F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Since it was our Anniversary, we reserved a special table number
- Unable to accommodate due to poor reservation management.

Wait staff changed three times while we ate
- Waiters two and three were inattentive

Wait staff communication was poor
- Special food requirements were not initially communicated

My wife and I have seen this restaurant evolve with management.
When we lived locally, we patronized this location a lot.
However, it seems the rewards program no longer recognizes Silver Status members and the Point expiration has become ridiculously thin.

Matthew T. was the first manager we met at this location.
The last manager we knew at this site was Mary.
Both Matthew and Mary knew how to run this restaurant and were always very accommodating.
Of all of the 10+ locations we have patronized across the country, starting in New York, this was clearly the best, consistently, in food and service.

This visit, aside from the food, my wife and I were very disenchanted with our experience on Sunday.
Unfortunately, we had to drive from Thousand Oaks to find out.

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JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is where we come at least once a month. Servers are great! They know us by name and are super friendly. Kat, Alex, and Esmeralda are the best.

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TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going here, tried going to other Korean bbqs and nothing compares.
Friendly staff
Quick service

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LC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice place to enjoy Easter dinner. The food is always great if you cook it correctly! I would recommend anyone try this restaurant for a lovely change of pace.

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HF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Though quality of foods were good, the level of noise is a little too high. But no way.

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S
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. They just need to do better at cleaning the table what I thought was wet was soy sauce and the seat had some on there too. On the floor was trash. Just seem like like rush to clean up to wipe the tables quickly and push stuff to the floor. Our waiter Allen was very pleasant.

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RN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I got an appoiment at 7 i get the table 7:35 whats the point to make a reservation

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GY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great and the specials for the month were very taste. Would recommend anyone to try it.

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TM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I go with my kids, or husband for date night or with friends for a girls night out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This will always be one of my favorite restaurants. It’s not the most practical for business meals because of the noise level, but that can’t be helped because it’s busy and the meat cooking makes noise. Regardless, the servers are so friendly and kind and attentive. I love love love the food so much. I could eat here everyday and never get sick of it. I really recommend this place for social gatherings, date nights, lunches with friends, family meals. I really love it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, always make Birthday celebrations to remember.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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P
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Price is very good. We don't eat a lot, so the all you can eat is not a great value for us, so we order ala cart and it makes for a very reasonable dinner. This trip, our burner did not light, so they had to move us. I thought some reasonable token of apology was warranted, but they offered nothing for the inconvenience, which was a little disappointing. Our last orders were very slow coming. House Sake is very good. Its very loud, so if you're looking for a nice quiet evening this is not for you. We come here often, we like it. So, yes, would recommend as an evening to get something good to eat. If you want to chat, this is not the place for it...

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RF
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service but disappointment because they ran out of Ramen that was the purpose of me going there to eat & made the reservation

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TM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out with friends, family or date night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great group setting!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is soooo good!

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CW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I first tried Gyu Kaku during a group dinner. Ever since that first visit, I come up with any possible excuse to meet a friend here. I have tried so many dishes and they are all so good, it's hard to choose. The new seasonal menu has a dessert like nothing I have ever tasted - match tiramisu is the best!

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w
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Gyu-kaku is one of our favorite family restaurants! Both our kids love going there, and with a nice kids' menu and a happy hour special that my hubby and I take advantage of, it's a win-win all around. See you again soon!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Japanese BBQ!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex is a great server

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious and the best service! Such an enjoyable family dinner!!

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SP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dining experience at my favorite hangout. Gyu Kaku, you never fail!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this location best

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I order what was supposee to be a fruity alcoholic drink. It tasted horrible. I only took a sip and kindly asked the waitress to replace it. She absolutely did and of course charged me for it.
I didnt tell her dont charge me for it but i thinl in good faith when a patron tells you they need their drink is full to the rim, they should just take it back and not charge for it.

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KF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service. Everyone was helpful, patient and very kind.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service
Great people
One of my favorite restaurants of all time .

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LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this place ,ever time we go is perfect to the food and servers..

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff (Jill?) was very kind and attentive.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food to cook at your table. Staff is helpful in explaining the menu and how long to cook each type of meat. I always enjoy coming here.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good, waitress was good but a bit too busy.

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

First time my waitress so only focusing on 2 other tables. First time the burners weren't hot enough

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite places to eat at. I however was disappointed at the price increase. To be honest I was always looking forward to happy hour prices, but now seeing everything was raised a dollar or two it makes me want to go less and find better value elsewhere. Friendly staff, great food... Nice remodel. I just miss old prices.

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