Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver

4.5
732 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Fun
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Vancouver is one of the best spot for an amazing experience in British Columbia!

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh, 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.

As we do get very busy during peak hours and we do require reservations for maximum 2 hours dining time only. We are sorry for the inconveniences and we thank you for your cooperation.
For all reservations we do hold a 15 minute grace period for the reserved table, if the party is late after the 15min, the reservation will be cancelled.

Again, we thank you for booking your reservation with Gyu-Kaku and we look forward in seeing you soon!

Sincerely,
Gyu-Kaku Vancouver
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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. My wife and I love that place. We recommend to everyone.

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AF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So yummy I have brought alot of friends :) and love your app !

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NY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Horrible wait service. Hostess states we could have happy hour, our waiter took our happy hour order, then waiter came back and said he could give us happy hour because he enter the order past 6pm. We said okay and asked we would keep our original order. Half way through our meal, we were wondering what happened to out set menu. I asked the waiter and he the set menu we ordered was only for happy hour. It didn't dawn to him he should of made that more clear and provided the dinner menu... and we had six people in our party and should of figured out the eight extra dishes we ordered on top of the set that he only delivered was sufficient for a meal. Boy, service failed on so many levels. No tip and not coming back.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance and family-friendly. My kids love the novelty of bbq in the middle of the table. The steak options we chose were delicious as were all the dips, sides and appetizers. Service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Do it! So delicious ~

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AR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fun to cook own meal on own table. Thw service was good and meal was very tasty. However one of my daughter is vegetarian so she couldn't eat much.

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l
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Unfortunately this time the food and the service was really bad. Food was oily bad taste. Was bad service really bad.

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EH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Gyu Kaku is my top favourite restaurant in town! They always have the friendliest hosts and waiters and the food is delicious!

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c
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

It would have been a good dinner if the server wasn’t so incompetent. You should get his IQ tested.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved being here. It was my second time at this location and it was an outstanding experience the both times.

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Our server were both nice, and very professional. But their hostess was so rude and unfriendly person, scare to go there again, she has never say "hi"or never properly greeted, kick us out using waiters. We know there was 2 hours limit. Somehow she hates us. NO more this restaurant, and I don't recommend for any business lunch or dinner. It is sad, cz I used to like there before.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much :)
It was nice
I highly recommend this Gyu-kaku

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HH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love coming here on Mondays. It’s a great place.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb! The service food was amazing, our server was great he explained everything very well and told us how long each meat item would take to cook. I will definitely be going back again!!

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FD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Quite good

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of my go to eateries in Vancouver. I have come here solo, on dates, with friends and family alike. The course meals never fail to please and provide a good assortment and quantity of grilling goodness. Plan ahead and make reservations as the table wait can be a bit in this always busy restaurant. If you don't you can always pop next door for drinks at Relish until your table is ready. This is an experiential meal that I highly recommend.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Customer service. Great meat. Very enjoy the dining experience. Highly recommended this place.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always great.

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LA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about dining at Gyu-Kaku is amazing! The food & sauces are expectional. The mixed fruit sake is like tasty treat. Its fun to cook your own foods. Staff is friendly & fast. Will definitely go again.

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good for grouos

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great value! Was there for happy hour with some friends and the service was excellent!

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CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always so good ! Food is amazing, good service.
Thank you Gyu Kaku team.

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BT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing staff! It was our first time going to a Korean BBQ and the waitress was super awesome with helping us out and figuring out what to order!

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C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time at gyu kaku! Food is delicious service friendly and great value!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Normally the service here is really on point. But on Feb 18 the service was just horrible. We ordered rice like we normally do with our meats and the rice didn't even come out until I had to ask again and by that point we had already ate up most of the meats. Also for the garlic udon it was just not right that day...super watery and not garlicky at all. Normally it comes out in the really hot bowl. Our server only can't to our table twice the entire time unless we waved him down. Overall it was a bad experience that day for all 5 of us.

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D
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazingly delicious! What a treat!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, we ordered the meat lovers. Lots of meat, and would recommend getting the beef tongue and the spicy tuna volcano.

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LH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The sitting cushions need to wash, looks disgusting. Food is worth it's value. Good service, the waitress came to check our table often and Manager came to wrap up the bill. Spot is central, good for gathering. Check out their promo for 20% !

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CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My only issue is that the BBQ didn't have an even cooking distribution causing some of the food to not cook all the way or take longer to cook.

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MT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. The servers were very helpful and very nice to my wife and I. The two happy hours made the value perfect for the quality of meats. We will be back again very soon

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OT
Mexico City
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time going to the restaurant! It was amazing

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Server was rude and we were still eating and she brought the bill
We didn’t bother since we were still eating then she came with a machine for paying while we were eating
Disappointed
I told her we are still eating
Then she told her co worker something and they both kept staring at us
Ruined my date

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TL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience at Gyu-Kali was so fun and I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone! We will definitely be back.

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CB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very good quality although I thought it lacked seasoning and there was no salt or pepper on the table.

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RG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always lives up to my expectations. Good lunch deals!

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JJ
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love their super happy hour. Dinner for the two of us including tip around $30. Good value.

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A really fun place to go with a group/family, with lots of options for what you want to cook. While it’s not a cheap place, the quality is good and the service was awesome.

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time at GyuKaku and amazing service, thank you to Chad for putting a great effort into our evening. Food, atmosphere and particularly service are great. Portions are huge, especially for the dine out!
I highly recommend this place and will be back! Thanks adajn

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K
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great time. The food was great and the ambiance was energetic. Our server and waitress were great. The cuts of beef were great and top notch. It is up to the customer to cook the meat or else it burns.

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D
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great for friends getting together! Lisa was very attentive. Plan plenty of time for your meal as the BBQ cooking can take a while.

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