Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki

4.6
632 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 632 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our Thanksgiving here! What a blast! Thanks for the delicious food and AMAZING service!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Booth are awful for tall people and staff is not disposed to help relocating you. The kitchen is not trained to cut a Japanese cabbage salad properly. Apparently pictures on menus are not enough to show when something is done wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food!

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vipTamms
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bring your appetite and go outside your food comfort zone. You won’t be disappointed! Delicious!!!

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KentL
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I make sure to visit Gyu-Kaku every time when I'm in Honolulu (which is usually twice a year) and it never disappoints. As usual, the food and service was excellent and I'm already looking forward to my next visit!

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vipCPXMD
Jackson Hole
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Gyu-Kaku, it's great fun and great food!

SA
vipSATMAT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I enjoyed happy hour, but after coming back home I found a price of one appetizer was not happy hour price but regular price in the receipt.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and service with very reasonable prices. The restaurant itself could stand some cleaning and painting.

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Eddie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Overall would love to give this place 5 stars. If you come for the food, drinks, service, then this is the place. The only downfall is, i was here 2 months ago and would figure with covid that the owner operator of the establishment would have spruced the place up a bit. Fresh paint works miracles and cleanliness at the foyer creates a sense of cleanliness. Again for everything else this place hit the spot.

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Lana
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staffs are really nice!

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CassandraS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, fast service. Great way to spend our son’s 12th bday!

BD
BreckDining
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun dining with good food and service. We chose Ala cart and enjoyed wine and sake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a lot of fun, waiter was very friendly and informative helping with the menu.
Food was very delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always
One of my favorite place

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vipAnthonyR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We went there one night during our honeymoon trip. The food was very good, the service, not so much. We saw our waiter only once after he brought us the water and turned on the grill. After that, other servers were stopping at our table to clear plates out of the way. He didn’t explain the menu or process of how it worked so we learned the hard way by ordering everything on the menu. We ended up leaving food on the table since we were told we can take food home but when asked for a to-go box he said we can’t take food home from all you can eat. If we would’ve had another server the experience would’ve been way better.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This is our first time in this location and it was quite disappointing. Food was terrible. Meat tough and hard to swallow. The heat was quite inconsistent around the grill. Service was so so. Server wasn’t too thrilled with us for some reason. Quite disappointed since we know what other Guy-Kakus offer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation for table was ready early. Server Ayn was great. Service was quick. Grill your own all you can eat meat starting at $40 pp. My favorite was the hanger steak. Plenty of option but not too many where you get overwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Cleanliness could be better. The place is in need of a makeover, or at least a deep cleaning.

JS
JenniferS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a vibe

SG
SuzanneG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Thank you.

FC
Food4formerChef
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time, great service, and ono food!

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vipShoshana
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We love Gyu Kaku and have eaten at their locations in the US & Canada, but unfortunately this location didn't meet the usual Gyu Kaku standards.

We found the service disappointing, it felt really rushed and the order the food came in didnt make sense. Also, the restaurant and bathrooms were not in clean condition.

Genuinely disappointing visit

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Sarina
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server was very nice, it was a little loud

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 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.

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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!

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

Great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food, portion is also good

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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.

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

Very great service!

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

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE, WILL BE BACK!

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and consistent.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 926-2989.

Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki is rated 4.6 stars by 632 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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