About Gyu-Kaku - Valencia

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Valencia, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Los Angeles! 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.

27025 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates

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

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

Happy Hour
Monday All Day
Tue–Sun: 11:30AM–6:30PM & 8:30PM–Last Call

Super Happy Hour
Mon–Fri: 2PM–5PM
Sun–Thu: 8:30PM–Last Call
Fri & Sat: 9PM–11PM

Cross Street:
Mcbean Pkwy/ Valencia Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(661) 254-2355

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

Entertainment:
Booth Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, you're the Chef at your own table!

Executive Chef:
YOU!!

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Valencia can accommodate all your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator : (855) 868-6628

Additional:
Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking

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Gyu-Kaku - Valencia Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

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4.6

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Cozy (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Love that bimbibap and prime kalbi. Service was good and they have a great happy hour.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

You go Chloe. You were the greatest.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food . Great Prices. Friendly staff. Cant wait to come back .

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Reed served us and we had a good experience

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

LOVE, Love, Love everyone and everything about this place. They make you feel soooo special every time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Fun with excellent service and especially tasty good. Very reasonably priced as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Everything was good except for the ambiance. From my seat at our table, I was looking at a wall that desperately needed painting. There were big chips in the paint all over the wall that I was facing, which really took the place down a notch in my opinion. The hostess at first wanted to seat us right in front of the Rest Room door, and I refused. Who wants that? Food and service were good, but until they spruce up the place , I'll wait to go back.

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

I went on 4th of July. I reserved a table but got the worst table in the restaurant. Then our waitress was really bad drinks were forgotton our menu was taken after we ordered only appetizers to start. We had to ask another waitress for a menu. We had to ask another waitress for napkins and bowls and to oil are grill. She was really bad. Then she added food that we did order. Then she did not take a discount of check. She rolled her eyes at me a lot. It was a real bad experience. Her name was stephanie and if i go back i dont want her serving me. I tipped her like 5% Of bill cause service was bad

Tags: Casual
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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great time and wonderful food. We sat outside and had a great time. The weather was perfect and it was relaxing.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I had dined at other Gyu-Kaku locations before (West L.A., Beverly Hills, Torrance) but this was my first time at the Valencia location. It's the first Gyu-Kaku I've seen that offers outdoor dining (a small outdoor area outside the restaurant, which is located in a suburban strip mall-- nothing fancy). It's a relatively small Gyu-Kaku and was a little less clean than their other locations, but not dirty/messy enough to be discouraged from eating there. This restaurant offers meats and sides you order and cook on a grill at your table, as well as pre-made dishes (for those who don't want to grill the food themselves). We ordered the limited time offer of premium AYCE for $40 per person, which was a great value in light of the selection, quality, and variety of foods offered on the menu. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Though I probably wouldn't return to this location due to distance, it's a good place to go for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Worth the drive all the way from Bakersfield. Incredible price for two!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

It was very delicious. We went during happy hour so everything was cheaper. Very worth it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Consistent taste and fun happy hour!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 7, 2017

We come here a lot and it's always great. Food is good and the service is always great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The meat is soooo good. Love it, but have to not overeact since it is soooo good. Marinated meat is great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2017

3 members of the party had gastric distress after eating here. I'm not sure how fresh the meat was.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food, great service! A very fun and tasty experience!!!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 13, 2017

I've been here before and don't remember the food being so salty. Maybe it was a fluke, but overall the food had too much pepper and salt. The service was good, they were attentive to our needs; our waters were always filled. The desert was a big upset. My wife bit into the chocolate cream filled brownie and found a piece of plastic. It was big enough to cause some damage had she swallowed it. She thought she had bit into caramel.

At any rate, they gave us 15% off the entire meal, which amounted to us paying 60 bucks instead of 65. I won't go there again.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2017

As always, loving, efficient, family atmosphere and wonderful. High quality and fresh food. Love you all.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2017

I must say that Inwas displeased with the service this time. Waiter appeared distracted. After 3rd time he got my order wrong he could be over heard laughing it off to other coworkers . It was just not the service I expected . I come here ALL the time and this was the worst experience by far.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2017

This was my first time going to this restaurant, but it won't be my last. It is a little pricey, but it is really fun to cook your own meats. It is a very social experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2016

This was our first experience in Japanese restaurant and we love it

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Either Gyu's overall food quality has taken a dive or this location is just the worst Gyu-Kaku/chef in the chain. It's already very expensive for the amount of food you get.
The 1st thing to hit our table was the Spicy Tuna Volcano we've had many times before. This time, the "tuna" looked like it was "just add water" tuna mix (if that's a thing)! It was nude colored, fluffy/whipped texture, tuna flavor..extremely WEIRD! Definitely stay away from anything chicken! ...The smores desserts were a mild redemption. Even the Christmas gifts they gave us (coupons) will NOT bring us back, sadly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Don't miss this place! Fabulous food and even better service from Sarah!!!
My son's 24th and I know he will always remember that one.
Can't wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great time, every time!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Fun place to cook your own food with friends and family!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2016

I've been to this location 3-4 times in the past. After this visit, my entire family agreed that we will not be back. All the meat was tough, including the scallops believe it or not. The salmon was decent. Our table grill would not get hot enough. The service was OK. The tab for 3 of us, 2 adults and 1 child was ~$110. It's disappointing because we used to like this place. Maybe they recently changed meat suppliers? We're all sad about this...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Been here many times and have always had a good experience. This time I came it must have been the least busy I ever seen it. Our waitress clearly showed that she did not want to be there. She had an attitude with every request we had. The food was fine. My only compliant was the service i received.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Our first time coming for lunch. Great value and service! Recommend the prime kalbi, bimbibap, spicy pork and ahi tacos. Enjoy!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2016

I've done Korean and Japanese bbq before so none of this was a surprise. It can be an amazing experience or something easy and fun. This is more the latter. I didn't realize how many people on a Saturday night would bring crying babies to this place. Oh well...
The amount of food was good - we were all full. I guess I would've liked it better if it was a little darker and a lot less crying babies. Did I mention all the babies? (Btw I like kids!)

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Always a great time with excellent food! Fun night out!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2016

I love coming this location. The food is great and the that work there are wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Great place! Food was awesome too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Great food for a great price . My go-to spot for dining

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2016

We made a reservation and still had to wait for thirty mins. When people that did not have reservations got in a second before us and got seated first. You should seat those with reservations first as that's why you make one. Not to wait thirty mins like every non reservation. We said something and nothing was done. For people who come all the time this is unexplainable and we feel like taking business elsewhere.

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 30, 2016

I. LOVED. It. The dishes we very well seasoned and delicious, and of course, you get to cook your own dishes to the done-ness level you desire. I definitely recommend this wonderful place and will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Great service. My wife felt chilly inside and they accommodated us to an outside table after a short wait. The filet mignon was delicious!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Awesome as always. Just make sure to order all your entrees before happy hour ends .

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Clients took me here for dinner a few weeks ago and I just loved it. The food and flavors are excellent and I enjoyed the fun of cooking the food at the table. There are a wide variety of meats, seafood, and vegetables to choose from. Go a-la-cart or for newbies you can select from a few offerings for 2 which comes with appetizer, salad, meats, and garlic rice or noodles..............oh and dessert. It's a whole experience that allows you to take your time, enjoy the process, and delight in the wonderful food. I've been here on a Thursday and Saturday night, and while both nights were buzzing with people and all the tables were full (by the way make a reservation, especially Fri/Sat night), the service, guidance, and attention was great. I will go back again and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Awesome staff, efficient, friendly, great food. We go there once a week and they treat us like family. All restaurants should take a lesson from this wonderful place.

Thank you Open Table for this wonderful place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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