Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
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!
We always take our visits to this unique restaurant. Everybody always loves food here and entertaining by grilling food by yourself.
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!
Thanking my cousin for his generosity
The server may be new. He didn't answer my question properly.
Good food and service.
Felt a bit rushed with 2 hour limit though.
Still enjoyed very much.
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.
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
Fun interactive atmosphere, great for a special occasion
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.
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
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.
Service was excellent, food was to die for, and the location is perfect. Will come here again and again!
Love the food
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
Great service. Good lunch time deal.
Wonderful friendly staff accommodated us after the fireworks just before closing. We got a big order in and they took care of us wonderfully.
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
Awesome little place with a good late night happy hour!
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.
It was super happy hour and the value was really good for late lunch.
Excellent service with delicious food. The combo has so much food. We couldn’t even finish it. Highly recommended!
Excellent food and service!! Always great to come back!!
We had fun
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.
amazing service! my parents were really happy!!!!!!
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.
The server forgot to bring the food until we had finished eating all.
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!
Great service! Very attentive and friendly. Quick and efficient but delicious and nice to have two hours to dine.
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
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.
The food is ok, the service can improve
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.
Great food, good service, pricing seems fair for a large party. Good ambiance and tonnes of dining options.
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.
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!
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!
My server was excellent and very helpful! First time to this restaurant had a great experience! Will be back again!
Awesome place to go with a group of friends! Lots of choices for food and drinks. There is something for everyone.