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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.

14181 Newport Ave Suite #237
Tustin, CA 92780
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Everyday: 11:30AM–5PM last call

Dinner
Mon–Thu: 5PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 5PM–11:00PM last call
Sun: 5PM–9:30PM last call

Happy Hour
Monday All Day
Lunch: Everday 11:30AM–6:30PM last call
Dinner: Tue–Sun 8:30PM–last call

Cross Street:
Between Mitchell Ave. and Walnut Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 731-1719

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/

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

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine

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Gyu-Kaku - Tustin Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Fun (12)
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Casual (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service
Love the food come here all the time!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Can never go wrong with this place. I just wish it had fans because at times it can get
kind of smokey. I would like it if the place was a little bigger. Other than that the
place is delish. It's my family favorite place to go.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

There was no point on making a reservation at 8:45 .. I check in 10 minutes before our reservation and I was being seated at 9:30 almost 45 minutes waiting there was not point on making a reservation really unorganized .. but the food was great

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.
Thanks

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food and always smells wonderful!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

They were unable to accommodate me with my infant baby girl even though they had plenty of open tables, which were reserved for "Large" parties.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Best Japanese barbebquee in town a must go!! I recommend that all you can eat for $30 not bad at all.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Friendly workers and great food!! Prices can’t be beat!!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good food and service. Make sure to make a reservation as the place is very busy. Good thing I did or else 1 hour wait.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food as always was great and our server was lovely but the appetizers were coming out long after our entree foods were coming out which was just a hassle.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We didn't get seated until almost 30 min after our reservation time. Then waitress screwed up our food order. Took a long time to even get put food.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent service! Menu is reasonably priced. The zip code in the reservation confirmation is incorrect though.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Best Happy Hour and beer prices in OC! $5.50 for 32oz.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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...

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

There were long (10-15 min) gaps, at least 3, when we did not have any meat/food to cook even though we had orders in. Our server was still very nice and the other staff were helpful. The food was great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

We had a great time, and our server Nina was awesome!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Music was exquisite while they played Edith Piaf! Food always delicious... Today felt so much different than all other million times we have been there... My Birthday ... No acknowledgement even after MY husband did post that under my open table reservation!!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Deliciousness!! Great service and food! Amazing happy hour specials!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food, service, and ambiance was great. We were well taken care of and appreciated the delicious menu of meat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Gyu is amazing. This location has excellent service. Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The noise level is too high for allowing for conversation. You should not have any music.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Always good. Good value. We had a table that didn't work and we let our server know. She switched us over with no complaint. I think her name was Julie. She was super friendly, 10/10 would recommend to anyone dining there to have her as a server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Had a really nice lunch with a friend. The summer all you can eat meal is great. Enjoyed everything we tried. Highly recommend for a fun and delicious meal

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

There was a metal shard in our noodles. Server replaced the noodles but still charged us full price.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

As every time, it is a great place to go. Usually we have to wait but this time it was really quick. We took our friends out for dinner at Gyu Kaku for the first time. They loved the food and now it's going to be our hanging out spot! The Manager Juan was very hospitable and so were all the servers👍

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was great. Table had to be the worst in the restaurant with a view of the bathrooms and kitchen. Lots of waiters screaming and foot traffic. Even mentioned anniversary in the reservation. Awful table.

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

If you like Korean bbq then you are going to LOVE this place! Only thing, is it gets a little warm from all the grilling! Happy hour is amazing, all you can eat is even better!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

We always have a great time ! We love it here, we always tell others about this place !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Awesome food - noisy environment, but fun... The food quality is always good and never disappoints. Love the variety. Great place - highly recommended!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great staff and very polite and very clean. Super awesome food. And if you get a chance try the lemon marshmallow Smores deserts

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The burner wasn't working, this has happened to us a few times. We were asked if we wanted to move to a different table and when we said yes, the server seemed as if it was too complicated to move us (but she was the one that offered). Our waiter disappeared half way through our meal and never said anything or excused himself (this is the second time the same waiter has done this). We come here quite frequently, hopefully this was just a bad day.☹️

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Not worth the cost, terrible management and quality of food was sub-par. We had to leave within 20 minutes of getting there because our baby had a meltdown and had to be taken home. Instead of understanding, management charged us the full AYCE cost, over $100, for eating a few items. Will not ever return!

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food is good but the place is way too noisy to have decent conversation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Been coming here for a while, this was a great experience where we were seated quickly, served right away and had all expectations met immediately.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 17, 2017

It was great food!! We were a little disappointed with the all you can eat... everyone at the table either gets it or nobody gets it. Price was high!! It was hot and very loud. It didnt seem like the air conditioning could keep up with the crowd of people and cook tops.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly
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