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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA, Arlington, VA

Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA

4.8
4.8
661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 43 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (571) 527-0445
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Area
    Arlington
  • Parking Details
    Garages are close by, street parking available.
  • Public Transit
    Clarendon metro is across the street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
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What 661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Child-friendly

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Innovative

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Good for groups

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Japanese

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Child-friendly

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for groups

661 Reviews
  1. David

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellently served and informed! The staff was incredibly helpful.

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  2. BrendanS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service, delicious food, and an amazing experience. My GF and I loved our date night :)

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  3. ShellyL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a reservation but still wait for 15 minutes to get table ready. However, food and services are good. Parking is very difficult to find.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, it was a bit noisy. But no fault of the restaurant, It was just a table nearby was extremely loud. Drinks were delicious. Service was prompt. I would go again.

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  5. Toni

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality of meat and good service. Will recommend it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meats, helpful servers, and comfortable seating. Highly recommend the miso marinade on meats, miso soup, kimchi chigae tofu soup, and the vanilla ice cream. Food came out quick and we grilled our own meats - make sure to grill thoroughly to skip on the chewiness for thicker cuts. Come!

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  7. MaryD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food: fine quality meat (not the greatest, but good nevertheless). Excellent lady (Yao Yao) assisting at the table. Two less good points: (1) we were informed only when we arrived that we would have the table for 1 hour 45 minutes. May seem enough, but food did not start to arrive until 20 minutes had elapsed. At the end, we had to rush to finish our s'mores so we could vacate in time. (2) We had notified the restaurant that it was my son's 18th birthday, but they did not sing for him, bring out a piece of cake for him, or acknowledge in any way. Disappointing.

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  8. Richard

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was excellent we were never in need. The Garlic Rice was exquisite. I like the Garlic Spinach and Mushroom (I like garlic), but the cooking pouches took most of the grill space.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though we came close to closing, we had an amazing experience! Always love coming to Gyu-Kaku!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had to wait for our table despite having a reservation on a Saturday night which I was fine with. Had a cocktail at the bar as we waited. Finally got seated and then there was no server to come by for at least another 30 mins it felt like. Thankful the person I’m assuming who was the manager that night from the front came and took our order. Wait another 45 mins if not long to the point before our food even came out they were doing last call. Food though at least tasted fresh and was good. Cooking process could be improved. The items often stick to the grill and the flimsy tongs are not designed to be used for that purpose. Every surface was sticky which was kind of gross. The sauce bottles in particular were so sticky we refrained from using them. This place has seen better days. And my god the party next to us was so loud it was near impossible to converse with my guest nor could the other diners near us.

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  11. EQR12345

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was poor and irritating this time. Our server was rude and very dismissive. We shared most of the food that we ordered. When we ordered 1 soda, she was literally guarding us because according to her sharing the soda is not allowed because it was refillable. We've dined in this restaurant several times and this is the first I've heard that sharing a soda is not allowed. Because of her tight guarding, I finally told her that we don't need a refill, so you don't have to guard us in consuming the soda and you can go away. End of story!!!!

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  12. Vero

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service Totally recommend this place The flavors were amazing they had a great variety We ate the premium because it had all we wanted Service was excellent right when you needed to order they were ready to take your order

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience at this restaurant……enjoy the beers as well

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  14. DianaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing, I will definitely recommend this place.

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  15. SteveN

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The dining room is worn, drafty and unattractive. Food is fresh and tasty but quite expensive for a relatively casual meal.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, great service and plenty of food choices. Will definitely return!

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  17. Luis

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very unfriendly. We have to call her several time to change the grills. She forgot to switch on and regulate properly the grill so the food sticked to the grill most of the time. Also, we found a hair in the white rice. Very disappointing because we loved the first time we came.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would say I feel like the food isn’t as good as it was a year or so ago. Not oiling the grill does make it harder to pull meat off of the hot metal. And there aren’t onions anymore 😔

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  19. Aabbcc

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our servers Dough and Mitchell gave top class service! Even the manager came and said hi to us. 10/10 would definitely come back

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When I first come to Gyu -Kaku the meal and service the over all experience was amazing! Nowadays, the service is subpar, reach over the guests food . Not allowing us to be comfortable dining our dinner.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is good but the restaurant is looking dated. Every time I eat there I am seated near the bathroom so not happy about that

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience overall. Food was delicious. Respectful staff. Would definitely recommend.

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  23. Niemand

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but not great. I think "great" is probably impossible for restaurants that offer "all you can eat" options, as is the case here. Prices were quite reasonable. Servers were friendly. It seemed to take a long time to get in our order, but then the food came quickly.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is very nice, the food brought up very quickly, would recommend going there again

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Been here about 5 times and it never disappoints. Will recommend anyone to go and 10/10 will go again.

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  26. RebeccaL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was a little hidden from the main street and it looks small from the outside but once you come in you’ll have a different vibe because everybody made sure you are happily welcomed. Everyone was so courteous and extremely polite and attentive working in all harmony as a team. Food was delicious the meats are of good quality and the sauce offerings are very tasty(sweet soy). We were actually seated 30 min before our scheduled reservation so that was a plus. Overall experience was absolutely fantastic! So we will definitely come back to try other items in the menu. This is very well recommended to friends and family!

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  27. LouisS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would like to say If you have no problems with fixing your foods with GREAT QUALITY MEATS come to Gyu-Kaku . My Daughter suggested the MEAT LOVERS MENU Definitely enough food for two people. The Staff is FANTASTIC. GYU-KAKU You'll ROCK!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  28. pattisteele30

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and great food! The meat lovers was perfect for two people!

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  29. wonkifer

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Way better than any Korean BBQ in town. You can actually taste the difference in flavor and texture across cuts.

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  30. BryceM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable experience, I'd choose it again for something comfortable and affordable.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fun time. The portions are perfect and the meat is good quality. Will be back for the all you can eat offering during the week.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we went for thanksgiving day and it was an amazing dinner!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I visited Gyu-Kaku for the first time on Thanksgiving 2023 during lunch. I was impressed by the quality of meat and the marinade flavors. The sides were also seasoned well. All portions were very small which we were warned about when we sat down. I’m not understanding this small plate concept in and near the city at this point. We’re now paying more or the same prices for smaller plates just to call them small plates? We’d have paid $200 to fill up if we’d not run out of time to catch a movie. They also have a time limit dependent on number of guests which is kind of absurd. I’d just have appreciated more than 6 very small pieces of beef for $26.

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  34. Gofortheview

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meat in town! We had the meat lovers and it’s worth it. The meat were so delicious and like butter, just melts in your mouth.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went in on a Wednesday night got the all you can eat the meats was not good either to thick or fatty ,service is ok nothing outstanding but the food was not worth the price .

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  36. NCVilla

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! Terrific food and service. We will be back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always exceptional. Perfect for a date night and/or family experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Great quality cuts of meats. Plenty of food for the price. Our server was helpful if we had questions but they also have a little instruction sign on the table for how long to cook things. The plates were staggered but still came to the table a little quick so the table got a little crowded but I’d rather have an abundance on the table than for things to take too long to come out. It’s loud in there but it’s a fun, interactive atmosphere, so if you’re looking for a quiet dinner this probably isn’t the place. There are partitions in between booths though. We had fun and would definitely go back.

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  39. AllenH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table (tables were setup by separating a big table by a divider) next to us was too loud from time to time during the time we were dining and it was somewhat distracting. Not the restaurant’s fault, but it does take away from the overall dining experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my daughter on a date and she had an amazing time.

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You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 527-0445.

Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA is rated 4.8 stars by 661 OpenTable diners.

Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 43 times today

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Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA

1119 N Hudson St, Arlington, VA 22201

Additional information

  • Area
    Arlington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Garages are close by, street parking available.
  • Public Transit
    Clarendon metro is across the street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    You are the Chef!
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wine
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