Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA

4.6
610 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

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Casual
Fun
We're 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:

- 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 may be limits on party sizes.

- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.
What 610 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. My boyfriend and I went out for a date night. Our server, Jessie was great. He made sure to explain things to us and check in from time to time.

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DanielleM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick service great food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sooooo coool and yummy food. The fried rice they make is damn good and the meats are seasoned beautifully.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Get place to get together with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was sooooo good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great prices, great service. As always!!

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ISAIAHS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants cant wait till next month to visit on our date night

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Powmeimei
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great. I really enjoy the meat for the BBQ. The only thing I can point out is the ice cream dessert was too forzen.
I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

Cook was loud, obnoxious, and also cursing loud. The food was not as good as it normally is.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was lovely !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I walked in the door and was immediately greeted to be seated as well as some water. The appetizers were delicious as were the drinks. I loved the fire in the middle to cook the meats the instructions were clear and perfect. It’s like cooking at home but at a restaurant such a fun experience. The waiter was nice and knowledgeable on a lot of the menu items. Which made my indecisive self finally decide on a great option. I will definitely be back to enjoy again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Gyu Kaku has amazing food like always. The service was good for how busy they were with all the take out orders. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking to eat and have fun at the same time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Understaffed with inexperienced server. We almost get fire on the table with anyone noticed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was top notch, food is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great double date experience. The Samari experience was exceptional and it was a great amount of food for 4 people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Japanese Grill and BBQ with a great vibes! ❤❤❤

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really Fun place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Long cooking time

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service here was great! Alex our server was very knowledgeable and gave us great suggestions! Will definitely return here to dine again

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cindyn
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Delicious marinated beef, service friendly and fast, portions are good, we get really full, one thing is our edamame was dirty had small noodles or little pieces of egg or food on top . Overall we enjoyed our meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING DELICIOUS GO HERE

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Japanese rice that is not sticky... Miso soup served lukewarm... sauce for the fried chicken served in a disposable tinfoil cup.... so don’t expect much. Decent value though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good quality meat. Friendly and helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Gyu-Kaku was excellent!!!! We visited the restaurant earlier last week and just had to go back before we left the city! The service that we received from the hostess and our waitress ,Jia, was impeccable. Jia was very sweet, thoughtful, and speedy in accommodating my date and I during our visit. The food was fantastic as well! We’re huge fans of all of the beef items that they have, as well as the corn butter, edamame and spring rolls, fried chicken bites, and calamari! The smores are also an excellent choice for a sweet, nostalgic dessert! Their $35 per person unlimited buffet is a fantastic deal!!! It’s only on Monday-Thursday though.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food is good but service and cleanliness for sure can improve.

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LatoyaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience for the first time and i will be returning!

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AmandaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good - service quick and friendly. Very knowledgeable of gluten allergens and very accommodating.

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Fros
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place to go for a date or in a group of friends. We were minutes late and they still were able to find us a table. And always so nice.

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vipdridr
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gr8 packages give an opportunity to try various cuts. An excellent intro into the restaurant

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Erynzara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a great experience at Gyu-Kaku. I enjoyed the delicious food especially the s’mores and ice cream! I would definitely recommend to family, friends and others, and attend again!

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LucreatiaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my kids love it this is our favorite restaurant reasonable prices and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! My family and I have been coming here for for a few years now. While the service was really inconsistent at first, that changed a lot over the last year. Today, our server was Pete, and Pete made sure that we got all of our dishes in a timely matter, that we had napkins, and that our drinks were filled. The food itself was delicious, as we got two lunch specials with the hangar steak and the beef sukiyaki bibimbop. We always make sure to come here before a big event to celebrate, or to just eat some good food!

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Seung
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

To friends who never had table grill experience. Wouldn't recommend to Asians and fellow veterans.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fun place with good food. Kids enjoyed it and were willing to try new things because they got to cook it. Serve was friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Waiter Jesse was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Not bad, you just need to reserve a table in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Kid borthfay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!!!

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vipfittobetried
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

There are so many excellent restaurants in Philadelphia. Sadly, this wasn't one of them. The meat marinades were unexceptional, tasting for the most part like out of the bottle sauces. The quality of the salmon was quite good, though again, the marinade tasted like bottled hoisin sauce. The broccoli was waterlogged and tasted of nothing but sprinkled lemon pepper topping. In terms of atmosphere, the lighting casts a harsh spotlight on each table. The waiter needed to be asked to wipe the table between dinner and dessert. The dessert (a fried banana pastry) was dry and (again) uninspired. A fun concept, but the execution is very disappointing.

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Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia, PA is rated 4.6 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.