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 819 People Are Saying
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent!

JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so much fun

KA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious. It was a great place for a date night or family night. The skirt steak was amazing. Great calamari. Only complaint would be that the decor was getting a bit tired and the menu was a bit like reading a cartoon. Overall, loved the food and service. We will be back.

JM
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great as always. A must try in Vancouver. Best Japanese BBQ!

S
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Also a great time at Gyu Kaku one of our favourite places. Shout out to the manager that was working there. Couldn’t remember his name but he was great, very attentive when we couldn’t seem to catch our server

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our second time coming to this restaurant. Our first experience was so good specially the service. That's why we came back for my husband's birthday. The food was great but the service wasn't that good. Our waiter would just drop the foods off and wouldn't come back and ask how we were doing. We asked for water and our cups were half full. But the food was great like last time.

DL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here three times and we will be back.
Food is amazing, staff are friendly and professional.

E
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

In general, the food is good, the service is great all the time. We haven't been to this restaurant for a while, quality of certain food seems dropped a bit, but we had great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Happy hour dinner set was a great bargain. Novice waiter was reckless in a cute way. The mediocre sake cocktail was not my favorite.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and fun experience to cook at your table. We really enjoyed it.

A
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything is good. But i’ll mention a couple things
1. When I make a reservation I thought I can have a table at that time. I have to wait another 10 mins after reservation time. So I don’t know what’s the point to make reservation.
2. Toro beef was a lot of fat.

LL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We were 1 minute late and the reservation has been taken. Before the dinner, I have received phones and emails to confirm the booking. I understand the policy, but it’s not reasonable and friendly because of “1 minute” late, we had to wait another 30 minutes. Will avoid such policy in the future.

D
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gyu Kaku is still our favourite restaurant. We are never disappointed.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The staff were super nice , food was good but small portions

MS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here on a recommendation by my son. He was at a franchise in Calgary. Did not disappoint. Service was exceptional as well as the food. Plenty of time to enjoy. Will return next time we’re in Vancouver.

NK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always take our visits to this unique restaurant. Everybody always loves food here and entertaining by grilling food by yourself.

e
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We got here before 6PM for their happy hour menu, which meant even more food for us!

Our favourites are the Sukiyaki Beef Stone Pot Rice, Garlic Noodles, and an assortment of beef, garlic shrimp, and veggies - all of which are cheaper for their happy hour pricing. Today's dinner did not disappoint, as what we expected in service, quality, and the food we got.

Your clothes will get smokey, so keep that in mind when you head to Gyu-Kaku for a meal. Reservations are highly recommended as there is usually a wait.

Lastly, keep in mind that this is a place where you grill your own meat and veggies. Similar to KBBQ restaurants, there's a grill in place in the middle. We loved this as it makes the dinner more interactive & also able to cook it to the level of doneness we like.

Thanks again for another great meal Gyu-Kaku!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanking my cousin for his generosity

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
3 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!!!!!!

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