Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Streeterville

4.7
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Streeterville is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Chicago! Conveniently located in River North close to Michigan Ave. by the AMC River East and AMC Dine-In!

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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

It was a great atmosphere. We sat upstairs. Waitress wasnt the most attentive. We ordered a package meal and they ran out of salmon and gave us calamari instead. Did not like it and the waitress didnt even ask about it so it sat untouched. The bathroom was out of toilet paper. This was suppose to be a special birthday for my wife and I put the notes in open table but no one even wished her a happy birthday. Very disappointing. Especially after spending $100 on just the two of us.

k
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a piece of hair in our meat when we were grilling. Gross. And the workers seemed to be laughing it off afterwards. Also a homeless man walked in and distracted people who were eating making us feel uneasy. Brutal.

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for casual date night. Food and service are great as always!

L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely be back 😍

MS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was excellent! I can’t remember her but we had as such good time!

k
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

it was better when it first opened, somehow I feel the place has lost its magic. Maybe it’s time for a remodeling Mx

C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

We sat at 2F so the noise level was a bit high. I've had dinner at 3F on another occasion and it was so much better. the Meat lover was ok, but i absolutely love all-you-can-eat, although it could be a bit more pricey. Service is very good. Would recommend for group gatherings but perhaps not for a date night if sitting at 2F as it might be difficult to hear each other.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Had a reservation for 9pm on a Saturday night. Didn’t get sat until 9:35.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Elite! felt like we were the only people in the world.

v
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Having a birthday dinner. We were seated upstairs. Food took to long to come. Wait staff was not very skilled and table was not cleaned

Not usual for this place. Normally all is well and it’s one of my favorite places. Unfortunately this was not an enjoyable birthday .

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great experience

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Day

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was great and the price is ok. Service are okay.

ML
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice place to sit, relax, and eat. The waitress was very nice and the food was good. The favorite was the beef tongue.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Christmas Eve

J
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

L’idée est bonne , le menu basique mais bon .
Par contre le service exécrable.

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LT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been this place many times. Great food!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it so much!! Been here for like 10 times already!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food great Server..less one star because it took a while to receive our rice. We were done with all the meat once the rice came. The server knocked out of the bill which was nice of him. The food is awesome and we will be back 1/1!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

I’m high af

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

お肉の味やメニューは日本に近く美味しかったです!ただ予約をした時間より食べ始めたのは1時間後でした。

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious server was super friendly and nice. Would go again! Order the dinner for 2 was phenomenal!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Overall great experience great food and service!!! Little pricey but great place to go on special occasions.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food is ok but I don’t think it’s worth waiting for that long. And also maybe they’re too busy so get prepared for that they may forget your food and can’t wait to take your plates away.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Make an reservation but still waited about 15 mins

MB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was wonderful and staff was great!! First timers thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and positive mannerism was above and beyond expectations

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I set up a reservation at 8. I was late due to downtown traffic but i called ahead. Unfortunately we weren’t seated after 45mins of arriving. Food was phenomenal. Our server was very inform and when we would ask questions she had the answers. Overall would go again soon but the wait was relatively unbearable.

JK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food & fun dining experience

k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I have been to the restaurant many times and this visit was a miss... they always ask me if I have the app on my phone, offer different deals- none of that happened. I rave about this place and brought a friend so with poor service was a little embarrassed!

K
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lots of fun

Y
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rrally good The food is good environment is good the sevice is good

MW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a must stop when on Chicago. We go every year during girls weekend.

1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service
Fresh food
Fun to cook at the table for barbecue
Difficult noise level unless you sit in a booth with high “walls”.

Go for the lunch special- great value

GF
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing - our reservation was placed in advance on the app and we were seated upon arrival. Service was awesome and the food was out of this world.

RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Was very very hot upstairs. Almost hot enough to wait to eat downstairs. We powered through an all you can eat which was well worth the heat. Ice cream smores at the end was a nice touch. Left full.

E
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Astounding food, staff and pricing! I take all my friends here! Delicious drinks. Also a very fun atmosphere.

j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food is consistently good! it has something for everyone. I love the jjigae kimchi soup. It's spicy, and the perfect thing after a few heavy meat plates! The tuna volcano appetizer is a winner with whoever we invite with us too.

HO
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Especially this restaurant is real Japanese style Yaki-niku!

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