Gyu-Kaku - Tustin, CA

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$30 and under
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Tustin, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Orange County right off the 5 and 55 freeway!

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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

One of our grills was broken but they didn’t offer to give us another table.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Happy prices are unbeatable.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I was surprised that it was cheap anyway. This time we choose the course dishes, all of which were delicious and satisfying without waste. I think the cost performance is high. Although it has a different atmosphere and menu from “Japanese 牛角” I wanted to recommend it. I want to recommend it especially to young people.

IF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal ! Good for the whole family

r
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this place. The food is always fresh and prompt, service on point, and laid back environment. Music can be a bit loud at times but it's not a deal breaker.

p
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

a little less salt on everything would make it perfect.

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Park is a problem, not enough parking for the amount of customers.

NK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The quality of food and service used to be one of the best ones. But the last 2 times we have been there the service was poor. Took too long to bring the foods even though we didn’t have all you can eat.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fun and delicious.

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Thank you for excellent food and amazing service. Sarah and Kevin are two of your top servers. They were super friendly and attentive, then checked in just enough and always offered more than we asked for. Even bringing us cold glasses for our pitcher upon ordering and a second set without asking half way through. We will definitely be back!

MP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Super loud the night we went in. Service was alright. The meat selection was amazing. Considering I cooked it all myself, it was just the way I wanted.

AG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy visiting Gyu Kaku in Tustin. The food is excellent and the ambiance is always nice, and kid-friendly too. We highly recommend making a reservation through their app, as it can get very busy.

W
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, good is very good. This time our server forgot us for a while, but then he made it up. My best spot to eat!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The service could use some help. My boyfriend asked for another beer and never got it. It took them longer to bring out the uncooked meat then it did for the cooked noodles we ordered. I find that odd

MG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

customer service everyone was great
fats pace
friendly

MC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and Service

DS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't go back to korean BBQ!! This is my happy meal utopia.

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

Awesome food and excellent service!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. It was fun to talk and cook yourself

s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Waited at the counter for over 5 mins before anyone greeted us. The restaurant was too loud, we have to talk very loud to hear each other. I was surprised that a BBQ restaurant do not have huge sucking air vent, only fan, I had a fan right behind me and I got a big headache after I left the restaurant. Would not recommend to anyone, I certainly will not go back to this restaurant.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Restaurant doesn't have good ventilation. Service is not slow but always missed an item or two each time we ordered.

NS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration

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JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I love Gyu Kaku but this location messed up my food order multiple times. Our server was kind and friendly but kitchen seemed to be messing things up

A
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming to this Gyu-Kaku for years and always have a good experience. Best eats are the Gyu-Kaku salad, garlic noodles, sukiyaki bibimbap, mushroom medley, and of course the meats like the bistro hangar steak and Toro beef are amazing.

k
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, great service and food was so delicious. Go!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great! It was our friend’s’ first time there and they enjoyed the food and were shocked at how good the price was. Thanks!

TN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for a big meal, for family or a date.

o
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always consistently excellent at this location.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gyu-kaku is INCREDIBLE. One of our favorite places to eat.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Perfect for a casual Friday evening celebration dinner. Our waitress was fabulous at guiding us through the perfect amount of food to order.

K
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated quickly, good service, and the food was excellent. We spent father’s day here and ordered the all you can eat ultimate. It was served to us in a timely manner and the waiters were really nice. Fresh meat and good selections. Would definitely recommend this place!!!

DT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Floor was a little slippery, almost slipped once while taking my daughter to the restroom (where there was a gentleman in there). Other then that it’s perfect. We love going there.

S
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Taste and cut portions are great! Server was nice and friendly. Orders just come in very slow that there are times we’re not cooking anything on the grill because we’re waiting. Maybe because it was Father’s Day... the place was full. But the good thing was they didn’t charge us extra for going over our 90 min time limit. We’d come back! 😊 Hopefully they also improve on the restaurant’s ambiance— make it more Japanese style decor inside. The exterior look of the restaurant also needs improvement.

S
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s one of my favorite places to go, one thing I wish they would change and I’ve requested this multiple times but they have the worst rice. It’s always dry. And it’s too bad since rice is what compliments the grilling items.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were good, but the lack of parking makes it unlikely I will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Enough said

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super attentive staff amazing food...

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DS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I can't wait to go back and have some more all you can eat Japanese bbq. I love it so much!!! This is my first time too, I can not go back to Korean bbq anymore.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As a first time here, it was great. Staff is very friendly and attentive with my party and others as well. Meat is good their rice is excellent. A good place to go with friends and have a great time.

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