Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki

4.5
611 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We're Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.

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.
- There may be limits on party sizes.
- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.
- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.
What 611 people are saying
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JenniferS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food!! Friendly service! Highly recommended! 👌

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a vibe

SG
SuzanneG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a cute place to dine, but we were unaware that we had to cook our own meat and veggies at the table. The wait staff were very helpful and overall a nice dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Thank you.

FC
Food4formerChef
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time, great service, and ono food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fun and good but wait Staff is consistently slow waiting on a table. If you have never been it's worth the visit.

GC
GeoffC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the AYCE lunch and as always, it did not disappoint! The meats are all very tender and flavorful. The cheese Wontons and Beef Sushi are amazing. Save room for the freshly made S’Mores for dessert!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food, portion is also good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kobe meat 1st Batch was excellent 2nd Batch had a lot of chewy parts 3rd Batch was fatty and chewy, garlic chicken,toro beef , pork belly,peppers was great. Service was good but not great. Overall was okay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE, WILL BE BACK!

KS
KeithS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun for the whole family. Something for everyone and kids love grilling their own meal. Recommend having at least four people.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and consistent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with Gyu-Kaku, it is our favorite Japanese BBQ in California and this location keeps the quality and wonderful flavors. Great service from the staff as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

No issues with the reservations system. Sat immediately upon arrival. Food was amazing...especially the beef options. Didn't even need the sauce options. Great value with the lunch all you can eat option.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Our waiter couldn't have been any nicer or friendly. The hostess was super friendly too and the food was excellent. Everything was very fresh and delicious. We both got the all you can eat and couldn't have been happier. Very clean and covid safe as well. Definitely recommend and returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Quality of beef is really consistent with other locations we tried in California. Our server was nice and attentive. Will definitely come back if we travel to Hawaii again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Well distanced seating and clean.
Food is good.

PB
vipPeterB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place looked a bit older and kinda a hole in the wall but we absolutely loved it. Service was quick and food very tasty. Not one bad or mediocre platter they brought out. For all you can eat, we felt full but not bloated. All meat seasoned perfectly. Worthwhile for anyone visiting as we will go back next trip for sure.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal, the atmosphere is on a simple side but that doesn’t affect the experience. Its a bbq place so the place needs to be dark bc of the smoke. The price was on a cheap side for everything we ordered. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Amaaaaaaazing food and great service! Very efficient staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Amazing service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool Japanese barbecue. Prices were very reasonable for its location. Oliver me it was extremely good - lean and not too fatty. It was a hole in the wall type restaurant – but still had enough ambience to be good for a date night and those are always our favorite. You need reservations (at least now with 50% occupancy)– they are small and I heard him tell folks there was no seating without a reservation.

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vipInuchkee2
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun meal with family or friends! Very interactive fun meal

ZL
ZackL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. I always leave here happy and stuffed!

ZB
ZoeB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good place to talk while you cook.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great value for the money during lunch. Well seasoned meat and good service but the dumplings and salad weren’t anything great. Japanese ice tea tasted like Mountain Dew so would skip that but besides that a good place for lunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place! Always amazing food and service and the lunch specials are such a great value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Being a regular at the NYC locations , we decided to make reservations at our favorite restaurant while on vacation in Hawaii. This place did not meet our expectations not one bit. From the moment we walked in the energy with the staff was not there. From the greeting in the beginning, none of the staff members responded to the waiter greeting us. We were seated in an extremely small booth by the kitchen where we felt multiple staff members on top of us while eating. Looking around the place, we could see all the dust bunnies in the ceiling and in the kitchen, almost as if this place is not consistently well-kept. The only good thing to come out of this experience were the coco-mo’s. In addition, the flame from our grill was wayyyy too intense and no one ever came up to oil our grill upon changing it. Also, the grill itself looked like a barbed wire fence rather than a grill. The food itself is always good but when I go to Gyu-Kaku I expect an experience. This place seriously needs a revamp or a makeover of some kind. I will probably never go to another Gyu kaku outside of NYC.

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Diane
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was SO good! And such Great staff!

MC
MariaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and experience was great. Our waitress was very helpful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service.

EM
EvelineM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and drinks were great. We recommend the lychee mojito. We opt for the Chef’s Favorite for 2 and it was a great value. Plenty of variety and the quality of the meat & shrimp was top notch. Thank you for a great dining experience.

AZ
AZBadger
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a fun food adventure with your family, Gyu-Kaku is it. Delicious food excellent service. Totally coming back next time we're on the island

JC
JennyC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! We loved this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! The price was fair for Waikiki and we left happy and full. Highly recommend!!

LE
Live2Eat
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Would have been nice if Gyu-Kaku notify diners on website that AYCE ends hour before closing. I made reservations @ 9:15 pm. Got seated and looked at the menu 10 minutes later. Was notified by our server that no AYCE last hour before closing. That’s the reason we wanted to eat there. Didn’t know it was closing at 10:00. Would have made other plans to dine elsewhere. We ordered from alternate menu. Not worth the price. I was not satisfied with my dining experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant has cockroaches and a rude manager/hostess. Horrible experience. Should not be on open table. No one should eat here. Completely disgusting and zero accountability.

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Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki is rated 4.5 stars by 611 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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