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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 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.

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:
Mon: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Tues: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 11:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM – 11:00PM
Sun: 11:30AM – 9:30PM


HAPPY HOUR
Monday: All Day Long

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Every Day 11:30AM–6:30PM last call

LATE HAPPY HOUR
Tue–Thurs: 8:30PM–10:30PM last call
Fri-Sat: 8:30PM-11:00PM last call
Sun: 8:30PM-9:30PM 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/tustin/

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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4.6

service

4.2

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4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (10)
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Special Occasion (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve eaten at the one on Oahu and they set the standard for service. Our bim bowl was out within minutes so we could add our cooked meat, there was a great flow of items arriving at table. We felt we were constantly asking for the next item here tonight. Everything tasted pretty good except the cheese wontons which some were “empty” shells and no cheese. Overall not bad but the timing of service could be improved. Waitstaff super friendly.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We waited too long in between ordering food to the point where we weren’t able to thoroughly enjoy our food. If you’re going to put a 90 minute time limit for all you can eat options food should come out more consistently not having to wait 30 minutes for your next order to come out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was good but the food came out a little out of order. Appetizer came out after food. Salad came out later than usual. Nothing too bad and usually doesn't happen so it didn't ruin anything for me. Just a note for future improvement.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great for a different dining experience. Plenty of meat and non-meat to choose from to grill, and side items without the grill. A la carte ordering during happy hour is the best bang for your buck but set menus are good if you want a little of everything. The atmosphere makes for easy conversation while you grill though it can get a bit noisy when it’s the lunch or dinner rush. Overall a great place to take a date or get to know someone.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Tapas, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great time, great service and outstanding food.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great time! Service was quick and friendly. Food was really good!

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and service!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Service was slow but the staff was aware of this. Our items came out slow and very scattered. Our server comped our desert which was nice. Overall good experience but the timing of the food coming could be better.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was great food was great but it was a little noisy. Nothing the staff could control. Great experience, as always, and I would eat there again.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My new favorite BBQ spot. Food was WONDERFRULand our waitress Vanes sa was a sweetheart

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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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 (Orange County)·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 14, 2018

This place always has great food and service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Open table recommended and we visited based on that. So good that we went 3 times in 2 weeks!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Friend back from out of town

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 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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vip
 (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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food and service

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 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 16, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service
Love the food come here all the time!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 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 8, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 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 1, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 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 22, 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 14, 2017

Great food and always smells wonderful!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 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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