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Gyu-kaku - Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown, Houston, TX

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown

4.6
4.6
299 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We are open for 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.
- Masks are recommended in common areas

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 750-9520

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Good for Groups

  • Houston

    Japanese

  • Houston

    Good for Groups

  • Houston

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was ok but the place was a bit dirty and run down. Service was hit or miss. Probably won’t go back to that location
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The website is incorrect, they take cash payments and you actually cook the food yourself unlike other Japanese restaurants. I didn't receive my 2K points....
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Savannah is always amazing when we go! We will be asking for her next time !!
  4. l

    lizjazvil

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food was amazing !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner before a concert, showing my cousin our favorite restaurant
  6. CM

    ChantelM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Ok service. Good wine.
  7. JF

    JackF

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love this place. Service was a bit slow, but very friendly and attentive. Food was tasty as always and is such a great value. Highly recommend giving this place a try if you've never eaten there.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Date Night
  9. PV

    PedroV

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time been there and We love the please my wife wants to go back next time
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gyu-Kaku does not disappoint! In our hometown Gyu-kaku is one of our favorites and Houston Restaurant Week seemed like a great time to try a Gyu-kaku away from home. The restaurant interior was beautiful. The staff friendly knowledgeable and attentive and the food was fantastic.
  11. TB

    TinaB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ambiance was a bit loud. Food was good, but they were out air a few things. Got twice my wine order wrong.
  12. m

    mafore

    Nashville

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is worth it. Nice wait staff.
  13. MM

    MayhemicMonkey

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I was a little annoyed at first because we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated after arriving at my reserved time. The service was lacking because they definitely overbooked. However, the food and drinks were amazing.
  14. AC

    ACMX08

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to celebrate my sister's birthday! It is a great place to have a good conversation. The food was plenty and very tasty; drinks were awesome.
  15. SM

    StevenM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were great. The area we were seated wasn’t conducive for our group of 4. Not a lot of room for the food ordered. The lighting was very harsh. Overall a great place to dine at.
  16. L

    Lulu

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loyal customer of gyu-kaku! Delicious meal and friendly staff!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! The manager was super nice and did everything she should to make our experience memorable. We just wish we remembered her name.
  18. S

    Simon

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Interesting DIY take on Japanese food. Meat and veggies were good. Had a new waiter on his 1st day - he did a good job all things considered.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    I have been here relatively a few times, and typically the waitstaff is superb. But this last time, I do not know what happened. Our waitress forgot to bring my friend his drink, then she kept taking items off the table that we were still using and we had to then inform her we would let her know if we are needing something moved. Then we asked for an extra dish to plate food on and she kept passing our table without bringing the dish. Then when she finally did, I inform her she could keep it as we utilized something else, smh. She did NOT receive a tip at all. And typically I am big on tipping as I know that goes into the employees pocket, but last night was just ridiculous. The food is always great, as we do cook our own but also bought cooked dishes per usual. Savannah was somewhat pleasant but extremely absent-minded.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely date night! The food was absolutely delectable and our server was so helpful! Can’t wait to dine again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate a birthday. Was a wonderful experience for them. The times that I have been able to go to this location never disappoints. The Staff from the door to the table are friendly,helpful and makes it enjoyable.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. From the food to the service 10/10!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    It took a while for any waiter to come greet or even ask for drinks. After the hostess realized we haven’t been acknowledged for about 10 min a different server brought over waters for the table as it was hot inside. Then we waited a bit longer to see our actual waiter. They are nice though, just not acknowledging at the beginning. The hostess was awesome though!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food was really good. We enjoyed every dish we ordered.
  25. MC

    MargaretC

    Houston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice and a pretty good deal with a different dining experience of cooking what I eat in the restaurant - it was fun and the meats were great. just difficult with parking during usual meal times.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Very poor service. Credit card machine is broken. And were told we could not leave unless we had cash. I’ve been to this location dozen times and have never had any issues. Was thoroughly disappointed.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Birthday Dinner
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The AC was not working
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All you can eat option is a great value & the veggies were pretty great! I personally would recommend all the marinated meats from the menu & the short rib.
  30. JB

    JaimeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place with great food and friendly helpful service!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Typically this is a nice place to eat, but last night we noticed everything was rushed. Literally all the food was brought out all at once. Maybe it was just an off night for the place.
  32. MF

    MFJA

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice selection of meat and great dessert but it is loud, and the booth’s are can be small for groups
  33. ID

    IsmaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and delicious food as well.Would come here again
  34. I

    drewIc

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Only been to Gyu one other time, and it was in West Houston near the energy corridor. The experience in the two visits is night and day. West Houston had stellar service, while the midtown location was simply awful. Since I was on a date, I didn’t want to say anything, but I can’t stop thinking about how bad the service was. Our food came out before our drinks. Unacceptable. We kept trying to get the servers attention, but she was never around. The only silver lining was the food was very good, as I remembered. Unfortunately, for the price I would certainly go somewhere else where I know the service matches the prices on the menu.
  35. RF

    ReadyForVacationNow1

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here and we weren’t sure about cooking our own food at the table. We were pleasantly surprised! Everything we ordered came out quickly and cooking at the table was easy. My family took turns cooking the different meats and veggies. The cocktails, beer and food were all tasty. The garlic fried rice, beef bibimbap, and chicken karaage were delicious. Ou server and staff were very attentive and helpful. We had a great time!
  36. MC

    MaryC

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and it was so easy! Great great flavours. Some of the cuts were a little tough but they were all marinated very well. We had a wonderful time and had great service too!
  37. VR

    ValerieR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Atmosphere and Delicious food!! I’ll definitely return for more!!!
  38. TR

    TRay

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Waitress kept offering to cook food and was very pushy.
  39. KK

    KamK

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great and fun. The staff was very helpful on cooking times and just helping in general. It was a fun experience
  40. P

    Paul

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is great but make sure to arrive early. This is the second visit and came at 8. The restaurant says they close at 10. 9 PM they do last call, 9:05 they come around and start cleaning everything and basically push you out the door and rush you to finish up. Had to go find someone to get a bill. I should have just walked out since after 25 minutes no one showed up since they were too busy cleaning. Not very enjoyable for a 120 meal for 2 people.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 750-9520.

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown

510 Gray St, Ste A, Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Delivery, Takeout

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