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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (14)
Casual (13)
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Fun (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Les plats toujours tres bon mais l’accUeil est à revoir. Le personnel est mou. Manque de tonus

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Frequent customer - good food - great value - fun. Truly unique.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

Love every thing about this place, wish your salad dressing can be purchased. Everyone asks for it but always rejected. Will see if Costco can make this dressing available to the public.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This place always has great food and service.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Friend back from out of town

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food taste great as usual but since it was a busy night, the food orders for meat and appetizers took a very long time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and service ! Good atmosphere and cool place for groups and family

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Pretty much what you expect in a Gyu. But this place doesn't have vents/fans over the tables so it can get smokey and you will come out smelling. It's loud in there too. Not a place to have a quiet conversation

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My daughter and I love this place! We love the prices all the staff is great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I've been to this Gyu Kaku probably about 20 times, I always suggest it to fa mile and friends. Always and great time with great food and great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was soooooo slow. Our waitress was distracted and forgetful. Taste was excellent though.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food and service

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fast service. Make reservations this place gets packed fast.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food with superb and attentive service. Always a pleasure. Thanks, Gyu Kaku!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always have a great time here!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Love Japanese bar-b-q, this is the place. Cook your own. Make-your-own dinners from great selection of choices. Going to return as there are too many possible choices. Great for fun, casual dining.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service
Love the food come here all the time!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and sake are always amazing! Service is pretty slow but the food makes up for it.

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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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vip
 (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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