Gyu-Kaku - Los Angeles, CA | Pico

4.6
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103 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Social dining - spending time with friends and family - is what Gyu-Kaku (GEW-KAH-KOO) is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of “shared plates,” inspiring laughter, conversation, and good times. You can’t help it – with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. The staffs at Gyu-Kaku are friendly, leading you through the night with helpful suggestions.
Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese provides the authentic Japanese Yakiniku (barbeque) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while sipping on Japanese Sake, Shochu and frosty cold beers. Gyu-Kaku offers a wide range of meats including the bestseller Harami Skirt Steak in Miso marinade, Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Soy marinade. Other popular items include pork, lamb, duck & chicken, Shrimp Garlic & a variety of vegetables.
What 103 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.6
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
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
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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everybody loves all day happy hour! Catching a late dinner

OT
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
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

:) Really yummy, lots of fun. Thanks.

OT
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
Los Angeles
26 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
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
Los Angeles
1 review
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
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

DS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

HD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

NK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Boys night out. Some beer and food. Great place

FL
Los Angeles
11 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
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

what an incredible institution

JM
Los Angeles
11 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
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

JH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and service is always a1. Very personable and friendly! Will always recommend

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

Server is very good

MV
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food great staff!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We had a reservation and because we arrived 6 minutes late they gave up our table and we had to wait an extra 25 minutes for a table.

EK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Server, Sho, was fantastic- food is amazing, vibe is everything.

JA
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was great...we told our Server that we were on lunch and she took our orders right away. While eating our salads, she brings the food, we have never been serviced that quickly. When we go back, we hope she's there!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

There are so many choices but thank goodness for the pre set menus! I think the preset menus are better than doing All You Can Eat. I always come hungry and leave extra stuffed! The servers are friendly and helpful. It’s a casual and fun environment to enjoy with friends. Gyu Kaku now has an app that allows you to earn loyalty rewards.

l
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food. Wish the bathroom were nicer and cleaner but you can't beat the food for the price. The lunch special is a really great deal for $12.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good value; excellent meal.

MD
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don't want too many people to know about Gyu because I want to still be able to get a table!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, extremely good service

j
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

it's a good place for handing with friend with Korean(Japanese) qqb and beer.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing.
Service is quick.
Love this place

DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great good, good variety of meats vs. vegetables and the prices are reasonable.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and variety !

SV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was especially attentive

ER
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Second Gyu Kaku we've tried. First was in NY Times Square and both excellent. Food and service consistent. Highly recommend reservations and go earlier for dinner to take advantage of their great happy hour specials. Also, use the app to rack up points for food or credit towards meal. Love this restaurant concept.

SC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and the food are always great there.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and food, a fun place to eat. My only complaint is that we were asked to keep our meal length to an hour and a half so that they could seat other parties. I know that's fair of them to ask, but I didn't want to have a time limit. Bathrooms are also really dirty and very close to some of the tables so hopefully you don't get seated there.

g
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my niece for her birthday dinner and it was great! Service was amazing and my niece loved it!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My FAVORITE restaurant, hands down. Thank you always for the best experience possible, from food to atmosphere it’s truly wonderful! :)

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Goooooooooooood