Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Japanese Restaurant, BBQ Joint, and Sake Bar$$$$
NoHo, New York
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  • Linda V.
    "Great service and green tea crepe with ice cream was a nice finish"(7 Tips)
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    "kalbi short rib or harami hanger steak"(5 Tips)
    Jade C.
    "Finished with the Green Tea Mille Crêpes, perfectly sweet."(5 Tips)
    Kimmie O.
    "Kobe style bistros hanger steak & the Toro beef."(9 Tips)
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  • Paige C.
    Paige COctober 27, 2016
    Such a fun experience! We were a group of 8, so we got the package for 10 (which was a LOT!) Food was delicious, lots of variety. Get the spicy tuna volcano and the many varieties of beef to cook!
  • Drewski
    DrewskiOctober 19, 2016
    Everything was tasty, but the wings, spicy kalbi soup, spicy tuna volcano, and kalbi short ribs were especially good. Pro tip: during the week, order half-price drinks at the bar before you're seated.
  • Cassandra C.
    Cassandra CastilloAugust 29, 2015
    This place is so much fun! I'd def recommend for dates nights & groups. Get the 2 for $70 opt - includes apps, selection of main courses and SMORES! :D Wait staff is very attentive and so friendly!
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJune 27, 2016
    The lunch special is amazing! We had the individual lunch combo which comes with 2-3 meats of your choice, soup, salad, and white rice! You can upgrade your rice or get vegetables for $2 more.
  • Hawk P.
    Hawk PangApril 7, 2016
    The spicy tuna pokè was delicious. The food overall was great - we went for the Fuji set bbq meal for two and there was SO much food. We ended up leaving the chicken as it was the least interesting.
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne AMay 25
    Great lunch specials - Kobe beef selection, short ribs and garlic fried rice. BBQ perfectly sliced thicknesses of beef at the table. Perfect portions for lunch - leaves room for dessert.
  • Ghassan A.
    Hands down best meal of my life. Had the kobe set with tuna tartare, shrimp balls, sukiyaki bibimpap and smores for dessert. All were good but the highlight was the kobe beef. Definitely worth a visit
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie MonchinMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My fave Japanese BBQ...ever. High quality and fresh meats/seafood/veggies infused w flavor. Mouth-watering goodness. I miss living down the street....love the cooper square location.
  • Eric F.
    Eric FriedmanMay 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Listen carefully to the instructions for cooking each dish - you don't want to under grill your raw chicken, meat, and fish. Don't forget to order some vegetables for the table!
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluMay 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday through Thursday, come here, sit at the bar, and get the special. A Sapporo, spicy miso chili wings, and beef bibimbap for $14. Best deal in lower Manhattan.
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel ChungApril 14, 2016
    Exceptional Japanese barbecue and green tea crepe. High quality meats, really nice decor. Great for groups and has a happy hour! As Arnold would say, "I'll be back"
  • Simon H.
    Simon HSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sumptuous beef feast. Come with dudes for a complete meat fest. The set courses are pretty sweet value. There also happy hr before 530 and after 930. Expect to leave satisfied.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinFebruary 21, 2015
    A cook your own japanese spot. Never ending happy hour if you drink at the bar (I'm partial to the shishedo margarita) then go to your table and order a group platter.
  • Fanny C.
    Fanny ChanMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their happy hour menu's - 11am-3pm on certain days and after 9:30 on Mon through Thurs makes the trips worth it. Their new white fish with orange ginger sauce is yummy
  • tomomi C.
    tomomi C.January 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for lunch instead of dinner and save a considerable amount of $$! They also have free mouthwash in the restrooms, which is kind of nice.
  • Nikhita M.
    Nikhita MahtaniJanuary 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    So good! Get the spicy tuna volcano, sausage bibimbap, garlic shrimp and mushroom medley! Finish with the doriyaki (grilled sweet pancakes with ice cream!)
  • Shengyu C.
    Shengyu ChenApril 13, 2012
    Their 12 dollar lunch BbQ special is fantastic. Lots of meat which is great. The only thing about this BBQ is that it's too sweet for my taste. I prefer spicier food. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jade C.
    Jade ChenOctober 15, 2013
    Had the Meat Lover & Villager's sets, enough for three girls! (& so delicious!) Finished with the Green Tea Mille Crêpes, perfectly sweet. Strongly recommend!
  • Elle W.
    Elle WooJanuary 4, 2015
    Come here at happy hour to get discounted food and drinks! My fav things to order are the kalbi beef, kimchi fries & the green tea crepe!
  • Leila A.
    Leila AbdoulayeFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is phenomenal. Love the concept of "working" for my food. Very healthy and fresh and it was surprisingly very tasty. Get the membership card to earn redeemable points in the future.
  • Sara J.
    Sara JordanAugust 17, 2015
    Dangerously amazing food and cocktails! Check out the happy hour specials. Yes, you cook your own food - not a surprise! Great meat selections.
  • Alison F.
    Alison FishermanJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Start with the egg drop soup and ask for a side of hot sauce to put in it. The garlic noodles are to die for, wait til the last noodles get extra crispy. End with the smores yummm!
  • Hisham A.
    Hisham AkbarAugust 24, 2014
    Don't forget to order a side of crunchy garlic sauce. also don't forget to order the fried Banana cheesecake desert it's out of this world
  • Indulgent Eats
    Indulgent EatsJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    great lunch specials & happy hour after 9:30 with half price drinks & meat, get the harami and garlic noodles! not part of happy hour but worth it = lady m green tea mille crepe cake 🍵🍰
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AshfordFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always have a good time here!! The drinks are yummy.. Try the peach martini w/ lychee! The food is seasoned perfectly! The pre-set meals give u a taste of everything!! Divine!!
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeFebruary 14, 2011
    great for groups and first dates.. ur going to end up smelling like the food u cooked at the grill so dressing to the 9's ain't such a good idea. order the meat lovers course.. don't come if you don't
  • Matt R.
    Matt RaoulDecember 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    While you are waiting for everyone so you can cook your own food, count how many times the bartender tells you he invented your cocktail.
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour bar specials are delicious and cheap. My favorites are miso chili wings and beef bibimbap. Total of $15.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMarch 18, 2015
    Smoke-less diy bbq so you don't smell like meat when you leave. The specials are good and the meat is very high quality. Salads and apps are good too!
  • Julie T.
    Julie TranOctober 24, 2015
    Definitely come when it's happy hour; the food and drinks are a lot cheaper. The barbecue and cocktails are great!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MyersAugust 9, 2014
    Only come during happy hour! Everything is 50% off and you can get a great bottle of nigori sake for $8!
  • Calvin L.
    Calvin LinJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to come during lunch for great discounts! Also, there's mouthwash in the restroom for those on a date! Clear up that meaty breath!
  • Wendy H.
    Wendy HoangMay 17, 2012
    Miso Flank / Strip Steak, Harami Hanger Steak, Kalbi, Prime Ribeye, Chateaubriand Center Cut (filet mignon), Brisket, Garlic Rice.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 21, 2015
    Get the wagyu beef, Kobe Style Kalbi Short Rib, Kobe style bistros hanger steak & the Toro beef.
  • Melanie D.
    Melanie DudekAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The garlic noodles are the best thing here, ask them to leave it on the hot plate so it stays warm throughout the meal
  • The Spark Group
    The Spark GroupApril 17, 2012
    Want it all and don't know where to start? Order one of the BBQ Courses. Our favorite is the Samurai for 2. MMM.
  • Vicky S.
    Vicky SunApril 2, 2015
    Happy hour deals are great. Great for groups and a lot of fun. Food is always reliable, just don't burn yourself.
  • Emylia Liyana A.
    Emylia Liyana AnwarJanuary 11, 2011
    I come here a lot but I don't know why they always makes ppl to wait for the table when there is only 2 tables occupied in the whole place!!?? But love the food.. So worth the wait! Lol
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanJune 6, 2013
    Bimimbop w beef and the red sauce on the table is delicious. As are the shishito peppers appetizer.
  • Ladysocrates2
    Ladysocrates2November 14, 2014
    Harami skirt steak, hanger steak, salmon, scallops, corn, zucchini, sirloin, garlic fried rice, noodles, forbidden punch
  • Oyounalmaha Q.
    Oyounalmaha QurbanSeptember 4, 2013
    My favorite place! Try the gyu kaku salad,shrimp dumplings, citrus salmon and their chicken
  • Y. NEGi S.
    Y. NEGi SatoOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    love their happy hour ! shochu with fresh grapefruit is my new drink !
  • Honey R.
    Honey RayneAugust 24, 2010
    If your in the mood for something different...this is your place. Happy Hour Mon- Thur 9:30pm till closing! You can't beat that! Try the CocoMo drink!
  • Bolanle
    BolanleJanuary 2, 2013
    Happy hour sales on beef are bananas and This is the only location that makes the drink "the fire," just right :-).
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinApril 7, 2016
    Classic Japanese BBQ, staff is nice and good deal during their happy hour, but don't expect great food.
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoAugust 5, 2015
    Incredible. Don't skip on anything! Just get a huge package and split amongst friends.
  • Lily F.
    Lily FAugust 26, 2015
    Happy hour deals are worth it. Flavors are veryyyyy heavy though. Lots of garlic, salt and sweet
  • Theresa R.
    I ordered the "Fuji for 2" and it made for the most effect meal. Good appetizers, meats, veggies, and dessert!
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LiAugust 19, 2014
    Love this place, but go at happy hour. Any other time would be too expensive and not worth it.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaDecember 17, 2016
    A fun restaurant with great beef. Stick around for s'mores
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 23, 2010
    A bustling cook-it-yourself dinner with a grill built right into your dining table. Reasonably priced with small private rooms for larger parties.
  • Sara A.
    Sara AlmarzoukiOctober 20, 2014
    Harami skirt steak!! Yummy! And try their green tea ice-cream, it's really good👍
  • David H.
    David HsuJanuary 30, 2012
    Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy one of the best happy hour specials in the city.
  • NYU Restaurateur C.
    Always come here during lunch - most of the meats are half off, and appetizers are under $3! An NYURC favorite :)
  • Michael G.
    Michael GaelaAugust 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 930-Closing is amazing. Gotta love 50% off deals. Harami Hanger and Kalbi Ribs are yummmmy. Half off drinks as well!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsJuly 12, 2015
    Great garlic noodles, almost all meats, salad with ginger dressing. Not so great premium sirloin.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.December 3, 2012
    Lunchtime happy hour is the best deal for 50% off. The food is fresh & delicious. So good.
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LeeJanuary 19, 2014
    Not sure if this only applies to the lunch happy hour, but it's disappointing how the beef sukiyaki bibimbap no longer arrives to the table in the hot pot. It tasted so much better that way!
  • Patricia B.
    Patricia BradbyDecember 5, 2011
    Fun spot for friends or even a good date spot. Happy Hour from 3 to 6 has great deals.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanDecember 23, 2015
    $14.95 for the three meat lunch special is amazing
  • Conrad G.
    I had the Yaki-Shabu Beef and the Duck Breast on the BBQ. Would do it again.
  • Swati
    SwatiMarch 14, 2011
    All the beef is great. And, ask for dark chocolate in your s'more!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SawadaJuly 25, 2013
    Delicious meat! I recommend the summer deal, there's smores for dessert
  • Godwin S.
    Godwin SaetiaMarch 21, 2013
    Green tea crepe is the way to go.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickFebruary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The skirt steak, gyu-kaku salad, and beef bimbimbap are must haves!
  • Eva B.
    Eva BradleyDecember 21, 2014
    Try the Sukiyaki (rice) and Salmon appetizer. Delicious!
  • Ethan H.
    Ethan HarpNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A pleasant surprise! Really enjoyed the skirt steak. Solid staff.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SmithJanuary 5, 2016
    The lunch deals are great! 2-meat option is good for one, 3-meat is better.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzJanuary 12, 2013
    Concerned about your kid getting burned by the yakiniku grill? They say they have only had "one incident".
  • Linda V.
    Linda VoOctober 21, 2013
    Great service and green tea crepe with ice cream was a nice finish
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline OsseJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Summertime Real Strawberry Lemonade is delicious and not too sugary. Real strawberries and all :)
  • Miss P.
    Miss PiggyOctober 6, 2014
    Get the green tea mille crepe! I don't even like green tea but that's how good it is.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LeungApril 29, 2012
    Green Tea Crepe with Green Tea Ice Cream is one my of all-time favorite desserts.
  • Charlie K.
    Charlie KaplanOctober 14, 2012
    Good!! Try the mushroom medley and make sure to leave it on long enough to juice.
  • Teddy X.
    Teddy XiongOctober 10, 2013
    Go after 9pm for happy hour where the prices are much more manageable and the pitchers are much cheaper.
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongAugust 27, 2011
    Solid place for Japanese BBQ. Come with a group, order some kalbi, grill at the table.
  • Ivana L.
    Ivana LiSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Only worth it during happy hour. If you're looking for authentic Japanese BBQ, this is not it.
  • Jenna H.
    Jenna HellerJuly 14, 2011
    Great food and fun atmosphere for big groups. Make sure you end your meal with a s'more
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KleinDecember 6, 2014
    Just... Oh my god, so good. The lunch deal is amazing.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TaiAugust 1, 2011
    Get the hot oil seared salmon, kobe kalbi short rib, basil chicken, and the garlic rice!
  • Matt R.
    Matt R.December 10, 2014
    Love it. Great for groups. So. Much. Food. Really fun spot.
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GottfriedJuly 7, 2016
    This is basically the Olive Garden of Japanese BBQ. Try Yakiniku a few blocks away for a much better meal.
  • akami h.
    akami hellermanMarch 19, 2015
    Amazing quality food and grilling it to your liking is even better
  • Mark W.
    Mark WyszomierskiNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If getting the meatlover set, ask for two hangers instead of hanger+kalbi. Hanger > kalbi.
  • Mimi W.
    Mimi WJuly 20, 2014
    Pork bimbimbap a bit spicy... slammin! Hangar steak is so flavorful!
  • Durga U.
    Durga UsagiSeptember 18, 2011
    AWESUM place for do it your self j-bbq OMG we have been here so many times!!! and smores for desert?!! HELLO yum! :0D
  • ShowOff Marketing
    ShowOff MarketingDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The lunch and happy hour selections are on point!!! chuck kalbi, ny strip & gyu tan are insane!!!
  • st
    stMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    bartender michael is the best. he teaches you amazing things about sake.
  • Engin C.
    Engin CilasunJuly 3, 2014
    Harami Skirt Steak is quite nice, so is the service. Thanks Celine!
  • Erin P.
    Erin PettigrewMay 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Harami Hanger Steak FTW! The marinade is just the right blend of tangy and tempting (especially during 50% of happy hour).
  • Amaury T.
    The menu for 4 ppl was great, good food, nice ambiance
  • Nigel
    NigelJune 24
    Dope Happy Hour ! Get the Fuji for two people. Skirt steak is 🔥🔥!
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanAugust 27, 2012
    Chicken broccoli rice and use the spicy sauce - its actually sweet
  • Stefanie V.
    Stefanie VJuly 18, 2012
    The happy hour prices are a steal! Absolutely go then if you can!
  • Sebastian S.
    Sebastian San JuanAugust 9, 2014
    The marinated meat and the dumplings are excellent
  • Mike D.
    Mike DizonApril 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Obv the happy hour half price stuff. If u get dessert, do the crepes, the smores r cool n all, but the novelty wears off quick.
  • Martha
    MarthaMarch 17, 2015
    the bbq meats are amazing. so so good.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickFebruary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The skirt steak is so tasty! I love this place!
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyDecember 8, 2010
    Tip for 3 people at lunch: 2 meat lovers, 1 hanger steak app, 2 shrimp dumplings.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LeeJune 11
    Delicious. The lunch specials are unbeatable.
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