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

Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown

4.7
4.7
290 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 49 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 290 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Group Bookings

  • Houston

    Japanese

  • Houston

    Group Bookings

  • Houston

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. TB

    TinaB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

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

    mafore

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

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

    MayhemicMonkey

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 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.
  5. AC

    ACMX08

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 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.
  6. SM

    StevenM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 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.
  7. L

    Lulu

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 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.
  9. S

    Simon

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 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!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

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

    MargaretC

    Houston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Birthday Dinner
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The AC was not working
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 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.
  21. JB

    JaimeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 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.
  23. MF

    MFJA

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

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

    IsmaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

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

    drewIc

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 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.
  26. RF

    ReadyForVacationNow1

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 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!
  27. MC

    MaryC

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 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!
  28. VR

    ValerieR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

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

    TRay

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

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

    KamK

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 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
  31. P

    Paul

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great atmosphere!
  33. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great customer experience. Very exciting that I had to cook my own meal and it was readily seasoned. Only request was to make available pepper (such as habanero or jalapeno pepper) to add to taste as customer requested. Some people like hot zesty spice in their food. Great food!
  34. HT

    HelenaT

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Too much smoke! You end up smelling like bbq.
  35. KJ

    KarinJ

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food and service were great! But there was a homeless person sleeping out front by the front door and another one asking for money when we got out the car and tried to open the business door for us. It was not a good look for the restaurant.
  36. A

    Armada

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chinese new year celebration Great food and service
  37. T

    Tahreesaeesa

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lunar new yer
  38. AL

    AndrewL

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We dine here frequently. As usual the food was good and we enjoyed it. The server seemed busy as he would drop things off at our table and keep going but other than that it was great!
  39. GC

    GayC

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration! Wait staff brought a S’More to table and sang. This is my daughter’s favorite restaurant and as always, the food was spectacular. Service was outstanding. It is always such a fun experience
  40. JN

    JNYC

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Could tell that our server was new but she did a great job.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.7 stars by 290 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 49 times today
Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Houston, TX | Midtown

510 Gray St, Ste A, Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Area

    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 Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Delivery, Takeaway

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