Gyu-Kaku - Valencia, CA

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Valencia, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Los Angeles! Conveniently located by the Westfield Valencia Town Center & Edwards Valencia!

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.
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4.6
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F
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were celebrating my nephews birthday. Our service was not up to par . To top it off After waiting 20 min for service I went to ask the hostess to change our grill and as she changed it she drop the grill which cause me to get burned and all she gave me was ice and a napkin to cool off the burn. To top it off she didn’t notify her manager I had to let our waiter know and finally the manager approached me and said she is sorry and that she gets burned all the time as if that was a good excuse for the incident . She provided only ointment and a 20% discount on my bill . What a joke . Will be contacting her manager since they don’t file a report .

HS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This used to be one of our favorites. But they re-did the menu - prices went up, portion sizes went down, and they removed a couple of our faves including the onions that you grill.
Our waiter was awful, would disappear for 10-15 min at a time. The kids needed forks to eat so I waved him down and he said I will be right there. He never came back. I had to go to the front desk to ask for forks. And when he did finally arrive later, no indication that he realized he had forgotten us.
I don't think we will be coming back to this location again.

MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is always so nice and friendly. It is a great spot that we would definitely make a regular place.

ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Christmas Dinner! .

F
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was excellent . I decided to try something new aside from my usual . I tried the ramen and I must say I was rather disappointed as the food was mainly noodles and lacked a good portion of ingredients .

OG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thank you Chelsea.. YOU ROCK..... You make us feel at home

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Just wish it was open later.

LB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place. We sat outside this last visit. Only comment I’d the grill wanted to fall off its tabs.

TK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was good except for the layout of the table on one side of the room. The problem with the layout is that when we sat down our neighbor table where is loud and made it hard for us to communicate and we could hear everything you’re talking about because they spoke loudly I would turn the tables so that when you turn on the stove The dial would be facing the aisle and our backs would be to the neighboring table.

RF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here with my family, Also get to earn and redem rewards up to $25 off. Super happy hour it's where it's at.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food and fairly price.

SJ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good find. Fun dinner for the family.

y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Slow service,

GA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall service was great, our server was very attentive and gave great customer service. We were very please and enjoyed the food.

JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing so friendly and attentive. The food delicious as always. Can’t wait to go again

GF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is ALWAYS outstanding. My family LOVES this restaurant.

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Hostess was rude and unfriendly and the meat was way too salty and drenched in soy sauce. Not even close to Japanese or Korean standards.

JA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food came quickly. Servers were responsive and available. No waiting - table was ready when we arrived.

BS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making a reservation, especially on a holiday, helps. We were seated right away which meant we could enjoy our visit right away. This is a popular restaurant.

R
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although, I waited for five mins before I have been seated for reservation done online. At first, I was dissatisfied because no one acknowledged us. After we have been seated, we had a great service & food was good. Overall good experience.. would definitely go again.

SN
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food nice atmosphere. Little pricey for what you get but really need to get to cook your own food and always a good time. Service is really good. Definitely will be back as I've been there a few times already

JS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hostess needs to chose words more carefully. She told me she would CALL when the table was ready but never got call. Just a text to check in with the hostess which is what I did already so I was confused. One of the texts came as soon as we went to take a short walk. The location of our table was right at the door so we kept having people crowd around us while we dined. No privacy really. Not like other tables. For having a reservation, we should have had a better table location. Other than that, our server and food were excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a fun experience at Gyu

JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's day lunch was a breeze with a reservation. The service was great! It might be a yearly tradition from now on.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality meat best service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Several places of the seat cover is broken , the metal fire pit has a hole makes the heat quiye uneven....The meat was ok, but too salty. The waitress provided a very good service.

SB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Nothing went well. The grill only 1/2 worked. Service was slow and disorganized, the food just had no flavor. Worst part was the rice was terrible. It was old, stale and hard. No one touched their rice.

Disappointing experience.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a pre-birthday celebration!!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was everything so sweet

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Left stuffed.

B
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The meat was thinly sliced and pricey. The service was slow. We keep calling the waiter.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing first Japanese BBQ experience!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely affordable dinner with the gals & got to catch up on a lot over good food. Just had to make sure we didn’t let our steak burn 😊

g
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Nicole was excellent! We all 4 have dietary restrictions & she came back after we ordered to make sure that what we ordered could be made to our needs. The food was excellent but would advise them to cook the veggies b4 serving as they took so long to cook in the tin foil. Plenty parking. You can rsvp online at the web site. You can also join a loyalty program that saved us $$! They also offer all you can eat options!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Walking into the restaurant was so welcoming , we got sat down waiting for about 5 minutes until a waitress came by turned on the grill left it lopsided and left our table without saying one word. We put the grill down as it should be because the flame was a bit high that our four year old could feel the heat. She comes back five mins later telling us that the grill needed to be placed like that because we’re under an ac vent and quickly began to walk away. I called her and asked if we can know who our waitress was because we had already been waiting. She explained it was her and walked away!!!
Waited five minutes for her to walk by and asked for the unlimited menu , brought it and finally asks us what we wanted to drink . I told her we were ready to order but she left to get the drinks . We saw another table and asked to change our seating to a different table. Changed and got out ordering on . Different servers were attending us , she wasn’t really coming to check on us and for couple times we saw her sitting in a booth with another customer carrying a long conversation while were waiting to get refills . Took so long we decided to go home because we were just tired of waiting around another server gave us our check paid and left .
Worst experience ever I thought the service would be better since they’re located in Valencia. 😞
(I have pictures and videos of the poor service)

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and I was very impressed. Food was excellent and staff was excellent as well.

AU
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy as always and our server Stephanie was adorable and super sweet. Always a good experience at this location!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service was amazing... overall, Outstanding! Thank you!

EL
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was. Great service was fast...i loved the beef.

LA
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The couple next to us were drunk and obnoxious. It would have been nice if someone addressed this

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