Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square

4.7
1420 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Times Square is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in New York!

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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

They are consistently consistent especially around great service and good food which I truly appreciate.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really fun to cook your own food - especially for my 11 year old. Easy walk from the Theater District - Happy Hour pricing was amazing! We lucked into that and it was such a good deal...food was half-price! I think that goes up to 6 pm. Everything we had was delicious, especially the steak and the duck. And roasting marshmallows for s’mores - what a treat. Highly recommend.

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TB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visitors - enjoyed the experience and meal selections! Will come again!

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JB
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great! Will definitely go again!

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AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible! Truly amazing food and experience! Definitely going back!

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JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff accommodated is when we called to say we were stuck in traffic and were kind enough to honor the happy hour pricing when we were seated after happy hour. Will definitely return again.

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UB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Restaurant is very loud. Food was ok, everything sort of tasted the same a lot of the meat was fatty
Bar was slow with drinks
The table was sticky and everything felt like it needed to be washed down.

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IW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fun time with plenty of food for the 5 of us. Nice waitress too.

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XZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Poor service, I think the Gyu-kaku in East Village is better

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N
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Super average food. No idea why anyone would recommend this place.

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C
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Such fun. We grilled ourselves some delish food. We split a package for 2 among 3 and added two other meats. We were stuffed. A wonderful communal activity.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful. My family enjoyed a lot. Certainly we will go back in other opportunity in NY.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice serving, environment is good, overall service is good!

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y
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is always great! The food was delicious and service was on point. The burner wasn't working well at the start of our meal, but our easier was able to fix it without a problem. He was also very helpful with informing us about what had sesame seeds because I couldn't eat them and he made sure no plate had any. The atmosphere was perfect and they kept refilling our drinks without us asking (important on a hot NYC day). The perfect meal to end a wonderful day!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gyu-Kaku is our go-to restaurant. We always have a good experience there. They always have happy hours and specials, so we always get great food at great prices.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone was so nice. I enjoyed the service, ambience and food.

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EC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with both my 11-13 yo kids and husband. Food was good. Took the samurai combo for 4. We were very full!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food great and affordable service great! I’ll be back soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service was great!

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HI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great but the service was slow and they didn’t bring our appetizer until right before our main course. We actually thought they forgot and was about to cancel as we had already finished soup and salad.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday great dinner

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KM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great. We had garlic rice, chicken thighs, hanger steak, vegetable, spring rolls & kimchi. The service was fast and attentive but the staff scream at one another. Disturbing when eating.

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A
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So much fun!!! Mouth is still watering from the garlic fried rice and bbq beef. The chicken wasn't great but all beef options were fantastic.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my fiance here for Father's Day. We had a great time! Food was delicious, wait staff extremely attentive and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the city and look forward to dining here soon

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s
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

the staffs are very friendly. foods are reasonably.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely coming back 👏🏽 Nice place, friendly staff, good food

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RN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 1

You have to be able to cook the food,or enjoy doing that which we did not. Our server was wonderful and cooked the meat for us. The quality of the meat, however, was chewy, had good marinated flavor, except for the chicken which had no flavor at all, but was stringy. It was a nice experience but we would probably not go back.

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KF
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Platter for 2 was easily enough food for 3 people. Everything was delicious and it's a great experience to cook it right at your own table!

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RK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had tried Korean BBQ before, so we were not completely noobs at this. We considered their menus, but decided to pick a la carte instead. The price worked out close to the same, and we got what we needed for a full dinner. If you are used to eat a lot, the bbq menues could be a better option.

The grill was a little slow to pick up, but eventually we got into a nice rhythm with cooking and eating

Some of the meat is marinated, others are plain. We favored the marinated version, although 3 different dipping sauces were available too.

We finished of with an American classic, s’mores

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lychee Lemonade wasn’t my favorite but everything else was great

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LA
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great fun. I will be coming back. The food was delicious and service was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great, fun, unique and affordable dining, pre or post theatre. Check out their amazing late afternoon and late evening Happy Hour Specials.

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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So! Much! Fun!

The tables are big and perfect for a big group of friends. The drinks and delicious. Everyone can get what they personally want while still sharing. Really, it's my favorite restaurant. Any time my friends are in town, we go.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far best service and the food was awesome!!! XDD

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always love going here! Such a cool concept. Happy hour is the best time to go!

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NN
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Originally I made a reservation for a party of 5, and then 3 more people decided to come last minute. I called the restaurant and they were super polite about and were able to accommodate! I have zero complaints and will definitely be eating here again!

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RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I prefer the midtown location, but Gyu-Kaku is great, whichever location!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Gyu-Kaku is a very nice and interactive restaurant. The meat quality was good and the appetizers were very good. Loved the Japanese fried chicken. The only down was we had reservations at 11:00 and the restaurant closes at 12:00, as the time approached 12:00 am we felt rushed to finish our food. Overall great experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good Time and original experience ! Food was great

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The portion size of the rice seems less each time. Otrher then that everything else is good.

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