Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline

4.7
879 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

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Casual
Welcome 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:

- Out door seating are Non-Reservable and we are not currently offering any out door grilling tables.

- 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 is a strict 90 minutes dining time limits due to the MA State COVID Regulation.
What 879 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience! The staff was very on top of our orders and table. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place came for Mother's day dinner. Everything was great (except the rice) usually don't have a problem. Service was slow at first then things got better. There is and option for pretty much everyone but if your a meat lover they have great choices of meat and the quality is great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Prime kalbi and skirt steak is the way to go

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was great, staff was great

TW
TommyW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There were two of us who went for the all you can eat. We had a total of 90 mins to dine. The waitresses for our table were very friendly and provided our table with much attention. We were never waiting on them as they were constantly checking in to place our next round of food or drink orders. We left very full and satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, pricey but I would say it’s worth it if it’s on special occasions. Service was wonderful!

LK
LKCCC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Food was delicious! Covid protocols were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service was very friendly and efficient. Been to this location a few times and would certainly return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

A mouse on the floor behind our table

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Made us nostalgic for the yakiniku places we ate at while living in Japan. Music is a little loud, but the food and service are great.

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cpg13
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was good, though not entirely as described on the menu. Good drinks. Fairly slow but very polite service. On the pricey side for what we got (which was all prepared food, no grilling at the table). Probably wouldn't return, but am okay with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally had the best marinated beef I’ve EVER had in my life. 11/10, going there again tomorrow because we couldn’t get enough of it today!!

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LynB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience3

Felt very rushed to order food, was a 9:30 reservation and was not seated until 9:50 due to full tables, when finally greeted we were told that kitchen would close at 10:20, while us guests wanted to do all you can eat. If the kitchen closes at a certain time and you cannot accomodate seating table late then there should not even be an option to see people that late.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We come here all the time with our kids and it’s always great. The food is awesome and so is the atmosphere. This most recent visit we had a bigger table than normal with a window & view which was amazing! Highly recommend this place to anyone!

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LydiaZh
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service is good but the meat size was smaller than before. Also, it is a little noisy when servers celebrate some customers’ birthday. I do not like that in the public area to make other people stop their dining and waiting them to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Gyu Kaku is a great spot for solid Japanese BBQ. The food is usually always excellent. The price is hairly higher now post covid and the service is hit or miss.

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KaseyC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Had to wait a bit but totally worth it. Our waitress spot on with the service. I was in shock at first to see all the food coming plate after plate. All part of the style. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Highly recommend this place. Great to see all you can eat option. We decided to go because of this option

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Gyu-Kaku is a go-to of ours and a favorite. However, they repeatedly (2x) gave us frozen meat. Rock hard. We have never had that happen before and once we complained, they brought us a new plate that also had frozen meat. We were disappointed. Also, their bibimbap didn’t come in a hot pot which they didn’t let us know beforehand. Overall, just a pretty poor experience for a place we usually love.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Absolutely abhorrent experience. Was here for a birthday - had to leave due to horrible service. Every time I come, we’re made to wait at least 20 minutes - this did not change last evening. I think your current manager there is absolutely trash. Please do better and be better - we’d love to see ourselves back there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Went for my boyfriends birthday and we enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is delish! They dont offer happy hour on Fridays anymore which is sad! But regardless it’s a really fun time especially with friends

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Carol
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

At first we were slow to get seated and were misled by the happy hour promotion time online. However, once we were seated, a server came and told us that they would honor the happy hour promo we came in for because online it was wrong. *during covid, happy hour prices are from 11AM-4PM. Another issue was that we booked for outdoor seating but they told us that the patio was still closed. This feature needs to be edited on OpenTable. Otherwise, food, safety, and ambiance were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wasn't able to have an available seat by the time of arrival. Wait bit longer while I made reservation. Also, social distancing is needed in waiting areas.

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XamanthaT
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect dining experience! always love the food here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff. Great food and experience. Highly recommended

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XXXXX
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and really good food! Just a bit expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was really good. Specially the waitress who served our table. Very nice lady even though they were very busy. Food was good. Hanger steak is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

Waited for another half an hour for seating

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Gyu-Kaku. We were fortunate to have a table that felt far away from all others, so it felt a lot safer Covid-wise. The food was delicious and we had a lot of fun cooking together on our date. Definitely would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the more private tables

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our reservation was given to another waiting group which resulted in us being seated 40 minutes after our original reservation time.

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Anthony
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All-you-can-eat menu is an amazing value. Tremendous service and food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Made us wait for 30 minutes past our reservation time but other than that it’s good

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vipChris
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

We had 515pm reservations... but weren’t seated until 6pm ... we sat down, waited another 10 minutes before anyone came to take our order. The manager took our order for premium menu of 8 items. We waited another 15 minutes before 2 steak items came out. We finished those off, still waiting for white rice and vegetables and the other steak items. The manager comes by to ask how everything is...we let her know we are missing half the order she says “let me check on this!” 2 more steak things come out.. still no rice, no veggies etc we waited we wait ... we get up and ask someone at the front they reply the same thing “we’ll check on that” we re-order some meat items .. still no veggies ... finally 1 hour into meal we get the 2 bowls of veggies ... it was a horrible experience, service was horrible. They should have WRITTEN the order down instead of trying to remember it all. Not to mention, they weren’t that busy. Mid way through our meal, half the tables were empty but yet they couldn’t get our order right, or our correctly or on time. We barely had any thing to eat in the 90 min time frame they allotted. The food is great, but the service needs major work!!

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ElliR
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints!! My boyfriend and I have gone twice and always love the food and especially the drinks are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoy our first time here. Service and food was great!

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negard
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I just loved it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Poor service from the host .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meats

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Gyu-Kaku - Boston, MA | Brookline is rated 4.7 stars by 879 OpenTable diners.

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