Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
428 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Japanese

Top Tags:

Casual
Fun
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Waikiki, HI is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Oahu! Conveniently located by the Royal Hawaiian Center, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, International Market Place, & Sheraton Waikiki.

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), 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.
What 428 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
A
Portland
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great experience, food was great and service was excellent!! On vacation and we ate there two times for dinner.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was so nice! And made me a super yummy lychee martini. His Name starts with an A lol something close to Anderson but more unique. Every one who works here is on top of their A game every time I come in!

PR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentines

Report
OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very helpful on making my other half’s bday go smoothly.

TO
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. She was very professional and advised on what would be the proper amount to order for a group of our size.

MC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Poor quality food, too noisy, average service,

OT
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Told to come here by a local. Didn’t disappoint. Fun to cook your own meal

JH
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The quality of their meats was less than desirable, and that made it very difficult to separate slices to cook, etc. Worse, they use disposable metal screens to cook on, and they move around and flip all the time, making it even harder to try and cook what they bring. The quality of the meat is claimed to be prime and Angus, never mind they don't have any Wagyu, but it looked and tasted more like choice. The waiter was cold and uncommunicative, and the overall experience left us thinking why did we waste our evening coming here when there are so many genuine Japanese and Korean BBQ places with quality meats and good service?!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had Morton the night before and
This place rocks. So... tasty
Completely recommend

F
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The food and exciting way of preparing your food at your table was amazing. Food and drinks were reasonably priced. Our son really enjoyed Smore’s at the end of dinner. We would definitely go back.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to enjoy a Christmas lunch with my close girlfriends, Such a GREAT time! Food was delicious and service on point! What a wonderful way to spend the holidays with friends! Thanks for all the AMAZING hospitality!!!

ES
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant. We got in a bit before our time. Got waited on very quickly. Sll the food was great and always brought quickly, Highly recommended!!!!

J
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for AYCE. Very friendly staff. We will be back on our next visit.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! We ended up ordering more because it was that delicious. When we first arrived however, we weren’t impressed because they tried to set us in a back area that was run down and filthy. Luckily we talked to someone and they placed us in the main restaurant otherwise, we would have left. The food made up for the experience as this was my first time to Hawaii and we celebrated my partners birthday the day before.

RF
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good just be prepared to cook your own meal. But that is why you are there. Good value with the Happy Hour special pricing.

k
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is a fun place to cook your own food. It is better for couples as the seating gets cramped around the fire ring. The selections are outstanding and too numerous to mention but the quality seems very good especially for the price. We went for lunch and it was very pleasant and easy for conversation.

c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just so so all the way around. Meat was mediocre and fatty. Salad was terrible. Beer was good and binbimpop rice good. Would not recommend.

OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A hustling and busy place. Even the we made reservations it took a while for us to be seated. The food was good but you only have your self to blame if the food isn’t cooked to your liking since you have to grill everything yourself. The cheese wontons are strange they don’t fit into the theme of the food.

L
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ian and staff were extremely awesome!!

J
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal there!

D
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the recommendations by our waiter were right on pointe!

KB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !! And something different to do, love the plates for 2

c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would not accept their own coupons

K
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I didn't like that all 4 of us in our party had to choose the all you can eat option. We had two people in our party that don't eat much at all, but wasted $42 on each of them just to dine there. A few of our servers were wonderful, but there were so many people serving one table that it got chaotic and was very rushed to get anything ordered. One person in our party would order something and the server would disappear right after that instead of seeing if anyone else in the party needed anything. Often times half of our party had to wait to order items because of this. There was no flow to how our dining experience was. It was not worth what we paid for at all. Honestly I was very disappointed in the experience but because we were on vacation tried not to let it bother me. Also, it would be nice if someone actually explained how this restaurant worked - how to order - how to cook, etc. Instead of "everyone needs to order the same all you can eat option which one do you want?" Won't return or recommend.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was fairly inexpensive however the beef cuts were mostly fat. Very hard to eat.

NE
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Reservation - fast and easy. Called to reconfirmed the next day and spoke to Manager who was very professional as well.

Server - We had two servers - first server, was very nice but kind of hit and miss with our orders but second server named Arenson was awesome, attentive and very professional.

Food - all of the food we did order from the happy hour menu was delicious most especially the garlic fried rice , garlic noodle, friend chicken and fresh tofu.

Planning to come back for another happy hour after work.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

No service at all. First time didn’t wanna pay any tips, more like a self serve all the way. From ordering till paying the bill, throughout dinning, didn’t get offered to switch the grill at all, the servers looks very unhappy/ grumpy. Our table was full of empty plates and no one came to take them away, have to keep asking the server to come make room for other foods that are on the way.

Been to so many other Gyu Kaku at different location, never had these kind of experience. Never going back to this location ever!

LB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Incredible! We were 7 and ordered a 4 Person Dish for only 100 USD!

a
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun experience with my 6yo daughter.

N
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going for years. Always fun.

K
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anh our server was great! Food was good! Loved it and will be back again

ES
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great place, great staff and good food . I always have at least one meal here and always recommend to others

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visit. Bottom line: I’ll be back!
Come hungry! The food was great! Try it all!
Kenny,our waiter, was helpful and informative!

We got the all you can eat dinner and got the middle package - it was around $42 per person I believe not including drinks.

8
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ハッピーアワーの価格設定が魅力で、よく利用します。接客対応、コスパともに良好で、おすすめできるお店です。人気のお店なので、予約して行かれた方が良いと思います。

Report
OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

家族全員、食中毒になりました。
最悪です。
皆さんよく焼いて食べましょう。

Report
OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

毎回利用しています。

Report
OT
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience3

安定の牛角です
値段も安定してます
味も安定してます
安定は非常に素晴らしい!w

Report
KH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting

s
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for meat eaters

Tweets by Gyu-Kaku - Honolulu, HI | Waikiki