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Gaku Yakitori

Japanese Restaurant · West Valley
5152 Moorpark Ave Ste 40 (at Williams Rd.), San Jose, CA 95129, United States
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
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Based on 64 votes

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    Chris J.
    "Best yakitori I've ever had!"(5 Tips)
    Love M.
    "Don't forget to order the green tea creme brulee!!!"(2 Tips)
    "The chicken thighs, hearts, breast, and pork belly were great!"(2 Tips)
    Luke Kash Y.
    "chicken liver to chicken skin to bacon steak to sea urchin rice"(2 Tips)
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21 tips and reviews.

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  • yakitori
  • green tea creme
  • skewers
  • good service
  • great value
  • chicken
  • creme brûlée
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • mochas
  • good for dates
  • beef
  • pudding
  • beer
  • sausage
  • izakaya
  • good for special occasions
  • soy sauce
  • dinner
  • red peppers
  • Love M.

    Pricey & too small portions!! Service is good, the servers are nice & friendly. If you really wanna get full, be prepared to spend at least $50/pax. Don't forget to order the green tea creme brulee!!!

    Love Marié · March 6, 2014
  • Tom M.

    The yakitori here is great, order a bunch and a couple sides of rice, but make sure to check the specials! Some of the best skewers (pork-belly wrapped items) are hiding there...

    Tom McGhan · April 9, 2011
  • Venita M.

    All of the chicken breast skewers are really good, especially with a bit of the red pepper spice and soy sauce. Make a reservation, or be prepared to wait a long time for a table!

    Venita Maldonado, Dog Walker · November 12, 2011
  • Alex Q.

    Best chicken thighs! Crispy skin on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside. Also their Tori Zosui is good and so is their katsu hotpot (which is seasonal)

    Alex Quek · May 14, 2015
  • Hope

    I normally love all the fat I can get, but the chicken skin was too overwhelming for me. The chicken thighs, hearts, breast, and pork belly were great!

    Hope · August 21, 2014
  • Luke Kash Y.

    Everything is good here. From the chicken liver to chicken skin to bacon steak to sea urchin rice hot pot. Do the damn thang y'all. Warm sake for the mood, ya dig

    Luke Kash Yun · February 3, 2013
  • Midori W.

    The skewers are delicious of course, but if you're a soba fan, they also serve great fresh soba which is hard to find elsewhere!

    Midori W. · February 25, 2014
  • Joshua H.

    Solid yakitori offering. All the normal items, a bit on the expensive side, especially since each order is only one skewer.

    Joshua Haftel · February 26, 2015
  • Chris J.

    Best yakitori I've ever had! You can't go wrong here. Try the Fatty Salmon! Seared at your table..

    Chris Joco · October 24, 2012
  • Tina Hui T.

    Izakaya perfection in the SJ! Skewer dishes are amazing here. Order the Premium Plum Wine.

    Tina Hui Tina Hui · June 1, 2011
  • Tom M.

    Very small space so if you don't want to eat at the counter, you may want to make a reservation.

    Tom McGhan · April 9, 2011
  • Chia H.

    Love this place, there's a lot of Japanese treats here but don't miss the yakitori!

    Chia Hwu · February 25, 2012
  • Kristen W.

    I could probably eat a half dozen dishes of their Green Tea Creme Brûlée. So good.

    Kristen Wong · July 12, 2012
  • Renata A.

    Beef with garlic, sausages and chicken liver are delicious!

    Renata Akhunova · November 30, 2012
  • Veronica K.

    food and service are excellent, if go later evening less crowd

    Veronica Koh · February 12
  • Timmon L.

    The grilled meats are delicious

    Timmon Li · March 28, 2014
  • Fangfang Z.

    mocha pudding is great here!

    Fangfang Zhu · December 28, 2013
  • Kristen W.

    Use the shichimi togarashi on anything pork.

    Kristen Wong · June 14, 2012
  • Lear C.

    skewers + beer such a good combo.

    Lear Cuizon · July 26, 2013
  • Kat .

    Delicious yakitori!!

    Kat 🙊 · January 20
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