Gyu-Kaku - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4.5
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in San Bernardino County! Centrally located in Victoria Gardens.

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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

I feel the place needs a little tlc. It would be nice if they had paper towels in bathroom. Those air dryers are gross. Dining experience is always a good time. A must do.

OP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place to go on a date!! A ton of food. Awesome waiter "Kyle"

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Was disappointing with the soda machine wasn’t working, and server was not very engaging or attentive.

t
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was average, although since you can eat all you want, it gets an extra point. I did like that there was a good variety. The one thing I would mention is that this place needs a face lift in the worst way. You can't tout yourself as a high end restaurant when you have walls that need repair, show locations where things used to hang and just generally looks rundown. Service was average. Overall, I might return because the price is decent for the food we received.

B
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Seating was terrible.....sat a party of 5 at a table fit for two! They had to bring food in shifts because we had no room for ANYTHING! We complained but no one seemed to care

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience

TS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Service started out great! Then what seems to be our waiters friends or someone he new came in and it got busy. Our waiter barely checked on us and we were left waiting for service. Waitress accidentally spills my husband sake and as she is scrambling to clean it up she spills water all over him and knocks food on to table. My husband reaction was awesome. He said it’s just water, I knew he would worry about spots on his shoes. They cost more than our $116 meal. We got the mid level all you can eat and when I asked could we take our two s’mores home the waiter said no to go boxes allowed. I wanted to say well the end of our meal was ruined by the shower my husband received. We just paid our bill left tip and headed home. No one offered to replace the sake. We had many celebrations, date nights and family dinners here. So I was a little disappointed tonight.

S
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love dining in this place with family or a group of friends. Bbq always taste good and the varieties of the food in every meal options are great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Kitchen was running behind and items were not delivered. Main waiter was great but rest of staff was not

MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its a fun place to go and have a meal, servers are on it, the quality of the food is excellent and plenty of it/

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing,nice and friendly staff. If I could give our server 10 stars I would! Love this place

GG
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

This Gyu-Kaku seems to be going down hill slowly.

SC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It seemed like the servers were busy the whole time. We had to ask multiple servers to get all of our orders in because our waitress disappeared for 10-15 min at a time.

The staff themselves were extremely friendly though and no one gave us excuses like "let me go find your server" and instead just fulfiled our orders, so that's a big plus.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

The sat walk-ins before my the hostess never came back a waiter had to seat us. THEN our waitress never checked on us or took forever to order.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Service was a little slow but it was a busy night! Our server was wonderful though

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Good food, good experience. The service is not the best, but far from the worst. Come hungry, leave happy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Getting too expensive

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had great service and food. We had a birthday plus a cake and the servers even brought the cake out and gave us extra plates and forks for us to serve the cake. We had a great time !

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The restaurant ambiance was dated. Bathrooms from the entry door was worn. Food was good. But over $200 for 4 people and we cooked our own food ( which is what the restaurant is all about). Drinks were ok. When at the bar we had some better, stronger cocktails. When at the table drinks were weak (maybe different bartender. Not sure if we would go back.

S
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and grilling meat restaurant in the neighborhood. It's always a very pleasant dinner experience we have here and enjoyed the meats when grilled. Food are very flavorful and service is on point each time we come here.

SG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

been coming to Gyu for about 6 years now. Our server Ashley was the best my wife and I have ever encountered at Gyu.

b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

The restaurant was not clean. The floors had food crumbs and napkins. The table was sticky and there was a piece of leftover food on the grill. The food was mostly good. My cream cheese wontons were frozen on the inside but other than that it was tasty. Service was slow and servers weren't attentive.

MP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kyle & Ryan are the best servers
We enjoyed foods and service all the time

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Restaurant needs some TLC and service was bad.

SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

My husband and I took his mom, sister and our son to celebrate they're birthdays. They had never been to you eatery, but my husband and I had. We were disappointed that some key items on your menu were unavailable, we wanted them to try them and Sake wasn't cold. Our waitress told us to keep it on ice for a few minuets because the bartender had none in the fridge that were chilled. Our waitress, was friendly, but we often had to call on other waitresses to help us, as she didn't visit our table often. Other than that, it was a good time

l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

RV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

For service at the bar, Bartender was too busy talking with her personal friends and with her other regular customers that she doesn’t even acknowledge other customers. I couldn’t even get a Hi, I’ll be right with you or a smile. One of the waitresses who was working the bar top tables offered to take my ordered and clear a table for me. If it wasn’t for her I would probably have canceled my party’s reservation and went somewhere else.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Yakiniku experience... very similar to Japan taste. Don’t miss garlic fried rice as side!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was good. Impressed with the service by Ashley. She take her time explaining and addressed your needs in timely manner. Overall good experience at this his place.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Missed a salad and had to request it multiple times. Table was not set when we were seated got all the food and no tongs to cook with and tableware was dirty.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Had to give 3 stars as the meats were over marinated. Should be able to have the meats plain or just salt and peppered

TA
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Disappointed that you changed the portion size of the garlic noodles...it was one of my favorite dishes.🙁

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my daughter and son in laws 1st anniversary

SG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been coming to Gyu Kaku for about 5 years now. In those five years I've had nothing but positive experiences. I remember coming to Gyu when it was 30$ all you can eat with unlimited champagne and sake(those were the days). This is my favorite place to dine. Thank you to Gyu Kaku and their staff for always providing exceptional customer service.

MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a nice place for lunch, with great happy hour specials

O
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I frequently patron Gyu, this was my first experience in many years that the restaurant felt unkept and less concerned about the customer experience, the glasses and plates were dirty. The restaurant ran out of hot pots, spoons and sake shot glasses. The main door had a faulty closure, slamming after each patron entered. I was very disappointed this go around, not sure I would go back.

DB
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Birthday dinner. Food was great. Place needs some TLC. It looks run down.

J
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

I had reservations for 8pm, and was 6 minutes early. Guy at front said, “I’m going to seat you closer to 8pm.” We did not get seated until 8:25pm, even though we asked twice about the status. Our server forgot about our order/sides a couple of times, but he was nice. The cooked rice was raw and we asked for new rice. The new rice came and it was still not fully cooked. We ended up not eating the rice.

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