Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson

4.6
967 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
We are Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.
(Only available patio section with Electric grills at the moment)

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.
- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.
- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.
- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.
- Maximum party size of 6 guests only(More than 5 guests Please call to make reservations)
- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 967 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarcyL
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Super fun experience. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Danilo
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m glad that the Gyu-Kaku salad is back to the Meat Lovers course. It’s really delicious!

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ZH101
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Made reservations for 845 only to be told 15 mins before my reservation that last call is at 9 and the restaurant closes at 10pm. Heads up for the rest of you, book for earlier reservations.

Also, Richmond had way better service. Couldn’t even get my grill switched out because no one even came back to offer.

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HayleyM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food, good portions and great value. Highly recommend the bistro hanger steak and the spicy cabbage salad!

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KrystelA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their menu. Their recommendations are spot on and the portions are decent.

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VanFooodie
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a cool temperature check tool right before you get into the dining area, we tried the AYCE for 40$ on this visit and there was a lot of choices. I would probably do the lunch menu next time to pick 3 bbq items for 19$, overall great staff and good cleaning protocols

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PaulaS
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were there for a birthday celebration. We kept having to flag down a waiter for drinks.

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IlariaB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food!

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vipWesleyW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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MasaH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father's day special seemed not a special, just a set menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Even if you make reservation, you dont get seated right away. You end up waiting another 5-15 minutes. Food was very delicious, not a single bad dish in the dinner set we got.

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XZZZ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food and 5-star service, which was the same as the last time I visited !
My guest was very impressed with food and service as well

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pork and beef,good services.recommend

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vipTrevor
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome we loved it we’re going back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

dined here during the outdoor patio dining restrictions
The food is great as always and the severs were also nice too ! Always a go to spot for me ! try to make a reservation in advance because it’s usually always booked up!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claire was an amazing server! So kind and explained everything so well, we’ll definitely be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meat exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed the short ribs the most. The staff was attentive and provided excellent service.

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IlariaB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Amazing food.
My go-to place for special occasions.

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GaraW
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time grilling meat and veggies!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely, host and staff were very attentive and accommodating. BBQ was absolutely. Our go-to restaurant downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I am a regular at Gyu Kaku, unfortunately this experience was extremely disappointing. The bottom line is the grill at our table was completely defective - we had a party of 6 and had to leave food because we were there for 2 hours and the grill wasn’t hot enough to cook the food. They were not able to fix it or move us to another table.

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Jncts
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!!

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anonymous
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience4

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food quality is consistent and very tasty. It's why we come back.
But this time, our entire experience was essentially ruined by the loud person sitting next to us at the neighbouring table. He was loud, obnoxious, and his nasally voice carried way above the ambient noise. Now, it's his fault, not the restaurant's. But it happened because the tables are too close together. There was a plexi screen dividing us, but that shouldn't mean that you have to sit 2' from the very next person.
We drank double we normally do, tried to eat fast, tried to talk, and listen to the music, but the seating is problematic. Not because of covid, but perhaps they think they can cram people in on these tables with a divider. You shouldn't.

The other issues are that often they are missing, and deliberately removing items from the menu. Items which we have wanted to order. Many times.

Cost is high. We spent over $100 after tip, for a single casual night out, two people.

Restaurant is often too smokey. They need better ventilation, or should keep the doors open at all times.

But the food, what comes to the table, is amazing.

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MichelleB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun, family friendly environment but would be a fun date night place too. Great staff, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Delicious food ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had to wait for a decent table and then when we were seated it was about 20 minutes before they took our order.

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vipBarbara
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Be sure to check out all the menus along the wall of your booth area! Monday is also all day happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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TatianaO
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and great service, the best is the steak with the sauce. It’s delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great food and service!

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vipsweetcmc
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was yummy. Service was great. We will be coming back!

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Zero
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good service and quick service even busy time.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you Zero! We're so happy to hear supportive feedback from you and we truly thank you for giving us an encouraging review! We hope you a wonderful day and hope to serve you again soon! Cheers! Sincerely, Gyu-Kaku Vancouver

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vipOTttt
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was super slow. Our server (Allen) just left us and never came back when it got busy. We had to keep waving to get any service. Waited over half an hour for a simple food item, and any contact with staff... Was clear they were understaffed and not familiar with adequate service skills. Table was only cleared at the end of our meal, after 2 hours of plates piling up on our table. Usually we love this place, but we know some good staff left and now they are not servicing well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback! :) We hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Gyu-Kaku Vancouver

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JasonR
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

BBQ cook your own. Good food, great experience. Recommend giving it a try for a unique experience.

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Marc
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here. Great value for lunch special.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback! :) We hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Gyu-Kaku Vancouver

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ScottJ
Bath
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun and tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I went with my daughter and we had great service from the staff and the food was perfect as always

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Jenjenparedes
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for the first time. We loved it! We got the chefs favourite bbq for 2. The beef tenderloin and the short ribs were amazing. The food, the service, the experience= 10/10 recommend going here

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 558-3885.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson is rated 4.6 stars by 967 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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