Gyu-Kaku - Los Angeles, CA | Pico

4.7
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112 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese

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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.

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What 112 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVanessaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did notice a few fruit flies flying around our table - just something for the restaurant to look into.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great always

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was beyond helpful! Food is always top-notch here!

MF
MariaF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favorite lunch spots. We went in this week and had agreed that if we didn't feel comfortable with the amount of people and seating arrangements we would leave.
We were thrilled to find that it was seating by appointment and that the tables being seated were far apart.
The service was perfect as was the food we'd been craving for months.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome date night, safe environment

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I’ve been here plenty of times but this time it wasn’t the greatest. I asked for the spicy sauce that was missing from my table. I was excited to bring my friend for the first time here and when they told me they ran out of sauce I was bummed out. Then I look around and I see every other table with that same spicy so now I’m upset. I asked another server to see what he would say and same answer “we are out sorry” that sauce is my favorite. The main reason why I come to gyu is for the sauces. So being upset I asked the server if he could bring me the sauce from a different table where no one was seated. I wanted to get up and leave just because of the reply I got.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service & overall experience was positive!

HW
HayleyW
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great value, can customize it to your taste!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dine LA dinner combo was a good deal. Food was delicious!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

I like this place too much, but they need to do something about the service. Also the seating are not comfortable

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gyu-Kaku is the best Japanese barbecue places I’ve ever been too; my friends and I ate copious amounts of meat with there bargain meal: the all you can eat options. All though this price was not much to pay considering the amount of beef our table consumed; the quality of the beef was not compromised and the portion they gave it to us was not shortened although we ate a lot. While coming here I suggest not eating all day so that when you arrive you can eat all that your heart wants. I also like that the waiter often came up to us asking what if we wanted to order more; this gave me a sense of relief as I didn’t feel uncomfortable ordering more food. This place overall is a memorable place.

AB
AbelardB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everybody loves all day happy hour! Catching a late dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

Canceled reservation after 6 minutes (no grace window). Server was obnoxious and gave us a time limit on the table.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

:) Really yummy, lots of fun. Thanks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Miso tasted like water, table next to us was a war zone after someone left. It stayed dirty the whole time we were there. The noodles were old and dry. The meat wasn’t fresh. They didn’t have half the stuff we ordered. It’s not the first time. This one is the worst. We usually have a good experience in other ones

CM
CMMS
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great date night with husband! Excellent service/great menu! Super cold beer! With good prices..We will definitely be back !

RP
RobertP
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sho is the best! The food was great but his attentive and prompt service really made the experience worth it.

MM
vipMelissaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

I usually always come to gyu Kaku however they were out of a lot of stuff
No cheese wontons and I was given half the portion that is typically given for garlic noodles because “the other bowls were being used”
The tables next to us were provided the usual bowls and it wasn’t busy at the time. Not sure what’s going on with the management

CB
CBATek
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved how knowledgeable the wait staff was and the fool was delicious.

DS
vipDaneS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great service, great food... will be coming again ... and you now want more words

HD
vipHappyDiner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always love the food here and the service was excellent.

NK
vipNickoK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Boys night out. Some beer and food. Great place

FL
vipFrenchLilac
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at the original Gyu Kaku. Great service, delicious meal! You can’t go wrong.

J
Josh90404
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My co-workers and I came here for lunch to celebrate my birthday. The lunch menu was really incredible value. There was so much food to share, and all really delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

what an incredible institution

JM
vipJenniferM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Went during happy hour and it was perfect. Great value for happy hour menu. Food was yummy but service wasn't the best.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

JH
JamesH
1 review