Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Vancouver is one of the best spot for an amazing experience in British Columbia!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh, 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.

As we do get very busy during peak hours and we do require reservations for maximum 2 hours dining time only. We are sorry for the inconveniences and we thank you for your cooperation.
For all reservations we do hold a 15 minute grace period for the reserved table, if the party is late after the 15min, the reservation will be automatically cancelled.

Again, we thank you for booking your reservation with Gyu-Kaku and we look forward in seeing you soon!

Sincerely,
Gyu-Kaku Vancouver
What 800 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The server may be new. He didn't answer my question properly.

DA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service.
Felt a bit rushed with 2 hour limit though.
Still enjoyed very much.

LA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always delicious, I've been several times. One thing that is concerning is at the beginning of the night we mentioned my boyfriend's nut/peanut allergy. It was his birthday and when going to the washroom I asked the server if they do anything for birthdays. He said yes they bring icecream.
They brought out the icecream and luckily I took the first bite because I could taste nuts in it!!! At the bottom of the icecream not the top where it would be visible they put crushed nuts! If my bf took a bite first he could of died! This is a EXTREMELY SERIOUS thing. We then asked the server and he said sorry he forgot also there's no dessert that doesn't have nuts in it which is hard for me to believe since vanilla and green tea icecream normally don't have them. That was very disappointing and concerning that such a well established business would take a deathly allergy so lightly and have not one dessert without nuts.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came for my birthday dinner with my boyfriends family. It was their first time going to gyu so I ordered for them and they loved everything that arrived. Excellent service as always. I recommend this place and location often and eat here once a week

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun interactive atmosphere, great for a special occasion

M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is great and the food is good. table fit for small groups not over 6 and noise level is acceptable only if your next table too high...:)

Love their stone bowl rice, taste so delicious and the ice-cream is a must try especially the sesame one and green tea flavour good too.

Will recommend the restaurant to friends and perfect for a small group party.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was pretty disappointed with quality of food and the service. Beef Kalbi was chewi and flavor was so so. Service was slow. Not the best experience and I don't think I will come back

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I’ve been a customer for over 10years and every visit was so good. But this time, the beer tasted stale, so the server informed the manager. He offered the 2nd round but they charged it. They should be more careful with the quality control. Bad taste beer ruins the flavor of great food.

W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, food was to die for, and the location is perfect. Will come here again and again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food

KO
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

More than some restaurants in Vancouver, even high-end restaurants are filled with too much noise and super loud music all the time, however; the Gyu-Kaku is very comfortable because I do not need to shut
all the time. Sometimes so exhausting.
Thanks, the Gyu-Kaku

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Good lunch time deal.

P
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful friendly staff accommodated us after the fireworks just before closing. We got a big order in and they took care of us wonderfully.

m
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely love gyu kaku it’s my favorite restaurant I think the servers could be a little more consistent at checking on the table because I like to order lots of drinks so I’d like to make reorders as often as possible otherwise everything is amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome little place with a good late night happy hour!

SS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. It is a great environment, friendly staff and the food is authentic. It is a unique dining experience as you cook the meal at your table and the beer is ice cold.

M
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It was super happy hour and the value was really good for late lunch.

JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with delicious food. The combo has so much food. We couldn’t even finish it. Highly recommended!

LN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! Always great to come back!!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had fun

OT
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Repeat visits over several years and the quality has remained consistently good. Come for happy hour/super happy hour if you can. Wide selection of dishes, not just bbq.

l
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

amazing service! my parents were really happy!!!!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfected BBQ

U
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve always been a fan of Gyu-Kaku: from Hong Kong to Vancouver. It never disappoints me. My most recent experience was July 1, where I came here with my friends and family. It’s my sister’s birthday so I booked a table in advance. We had great food and the staff sang a birthday song for my sis!!! She’s so happy and we had a great time together. Definitely will come back in future.

JL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The server forgot to bring the food until we had finished eating all.

C
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome and food was great. The servers was very nice and helpful. We had a great atmosphere at Gyu-Kaku and would definitely come again!

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service! Very attentive and friendly. Quick and efficient but delicious and nice to have two hours to dine.

NG
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Bad idea to go there because u have to cook u food they’re bring to small pieces beef and chicken to but it on the barbecue gril.. we don’t like it stupid

OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Run down and dirty. Quality of meats not great. Our stove was not hot enough. All around unsanitary conditions. We left after ordering and trying to cook food as we were too scared to risk eating the food when the place was so unclean.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is ok, the service can improve

ND
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We much prefer the Gyu Kaku located in Richmond, the kitchen was quite loud and our waitress came across as moody.
Will not be going back to Nelson St.

VZ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service, pricing seems fair for a large party. Good ambiance and tonnes of dining options.

JJ
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and our server was in training she did very well and checked on us periodically and made sure our beverages wasn’t empty.

DL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, the waiters were extremely nice and helpful. The meats were fresh, tasty and high quality. Overall, it's a memorable experience at Gyu Kaku!

OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is one of my favourite dine restaurant ♥️
sakura lunch course is a really good deal for 2 ppl and of course so yummy!!! service is awesome as well!

SC
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was excellent and very helpful! First time to this restaurant had a great experience! Will be back again!

MG
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place to go with a group of friends! Lots of choices for food and drinks. There is something for everyone.

Y
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great interactive lunch. Delicious selections.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server was all over the place . Kept asking very stupid questions in return to our questions ! Did not feel comfortable with him

T
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually go to Gyu-Kaku's West Broadway location in Vancouver, BC (more convenient for us), but this time was to introduce an out-of-town friend to Japanese BBQ. He was staying at a downtown hotel, so we walked to the downtown location. Another reliably good meal! Friendly bilingual (Japanese and English) waitstaff helped to provide an authentic-feeling experience. I had to explain to my friend that the shout "Irasshaimase!" means "Welcome!", not "Go away, the restaurant is full!" I think he is going to try the Calgary location now!

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