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About Gyu-Kaku - Tustin
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Tustin, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Orange County! 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.
Tustin, CA 92780
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Everyday: 11:30AM–5PM last call
Mon–Thu: 5PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 5PM–11:00PM last call
Sun: 5PM–9:30PM last call
Monday All Day
Lunch: Everday 11:30AM–6:30PM last call
Dinner: Tue–Sun 8:30PM–last call
Between Mitchell Ave. and Walnut Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Tustin can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator : (855) 573-4407
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
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Gyu-Kaku - Tustin Ratings and Reviews
I booked a reservation on Opentable. When I arrived at the restaurant they told me that my reservation didn’t match what the restaurant had available and that instead of being seated at the time I had confirmed with my app, I would have to wait an add’l hour before I could get a table. I told the host I didn’t understand how my confirmation with my app couldn’t be confirmed with the restaurant and she told me they just couldn’t. I ended up having to leave to another restaurant because we couldn’t be seated.
I have been to the one in Burbank and now Tustin. Both are equal in every way. Service was great and the food was excellent.
If I had to be critical, I wish there were more variety of sauces. Or maybe suggesting a combination of incredients to create your own sauce.
We had a reservation and still waited over an hour to be seated. There were four other reservations that were experiencing the same thing as us. Our reservation was at 9pm...we checked in at 8:45pm...and were seated at 10:10pm. Our server was great and the food was good as usual but having to wait more than an hour even with a reservation is unacceptable.
I made a reservation and went. I arrived before the appointment time and was waiting, but I could not call you even though the appointment time passed. There was no meaning of reservation. And I ordered the highest meat in the store. It was insanely slow to be carried.
Better re-train to server. I think he forgot our meat order in to the kitchen (appetizer came quickly). We waited almost half hour to get meat and server never come to table to explain or never offer refill our drinks. He said kitchen is behind which is understandable but One of group came next to us about 20 minutes after we got a table and their meat came earlier than us.
We were not happy for his service and not going back to Restaurant.
I have had good experiences with this restaurant and location before, so I was surprised by what transpired during my most recent visit. Checked in at reservation time for dinner, was told I would be seated soon. 30 minutes passed, so I inquired as to when my 4-person party would be seated, and was informed it would likely be another 25-30 minutes. I left. I'm not upset they didn't honor my reservation; I'm upset they didn't inform me at the start that I wouldn't be seated anytime soon. What a waste of time.
As usual at this location, service was bad. Although, Neeva was awesome. Where our main waitress dropped the ball, as soon as Neeva came on shift, we had all that we needed. The main waitress would eventually refill sodas, but leave the old glasses. Neeva did it all and got us extra meat. When the main waitress didn’t bring the meat, Neeva found out and got to us within a minute. She rocked!
This place is amazing! I first came here with my long-time boyfriend on our very first date. We recently went back again for his birthday, but we come here very frequently for date nights and casual lunches. We told our waitress to not do the singing thing, but they do group together and sing for your bday if you’re into that sort of thing. Our waitress was awesome, she hooked us up with 2 s’mores for his bday dessert. She was prompt, nice, and recommended the hot sake which was very yummy as well (must have!). The miso soup, edamame, pork gyoza dumplings are our go-to appetizers. Don’t forget to go during their happy hour, the prices are shockingly reasonable for the delicious food.
This was my first time back after they restarted the AYCE options regularly. We had the $40 option with some excellent meat options including Kalbi. Every meat selection was well marinated (unlike some places) and there was no loser out of the bunch. I'll definitely be back for more.
I would recommend that you request not to sit by the door (tables against front wall). We were forgotten about. Refills were never offered, appetizers came after the variety of meat and noodles arrived (and were lukewarm), the hostess at one point could tell we were getting frustrated and tried to help out. The server was annoyed that we were unhappy about her not attending to our table.
We have been to this restaurant many times and love it! But the two times we've sat at this particular table we have had horrible service. Definitely not our best visit...
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