Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver
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.
Tues: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Thurs: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM – 11:30PM
Sun: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Monday: All Day Long
EARLY HAPPY HOUR
LATE HAPPY HOUR
Sun–Thu 9PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 9:30PM–11:30PM last call
The staff are always amazing here, they bring the experience to the next level with their attentiveness and friendly behaviour. The meat is always so flavourful and tender. I've never had a bad experience here and would recommend it to anyone (besides vegetarians).
Once they figured out why I wasn’t get much heat from the bbq, everything was good. I came in to dine on a Monday night and they had all day happy hrs on for several menu items, so even better dining value. Service was great, would go back but next time with someone else to have a bit more variety. Needed to laundry my clothes afterwards as the bbqs didn’t have overhead exhausts at the Nelson St location.
Amazing food, awesome service, fun....must have the spicy pork. Can grill your own or order premade food...your choice. Everyone I bring here, loves it.. be sure to make a reservation if going after 5pm. Diners have the table for 2 hours, and that’s the perfect amount of time, before you need to go for a walk!
2 of us ordered the $60 "Meat Lovers'" combo at a 20% discount during the Happy Hour lunch a few days ago. All the great looking small plates of meats were brought in by friendly staff along with a delicious salad and freshly prepared edamame, and everything was so delicious, though a bit on a too sweet side. More problem for me is the MSG. I did call some time ago to find out if they use it and was told that they do use it in a rather curt manner as if to say 'is there a problem with it?." Because the food tastes so good and the meals there are very good deal, but I have to suffer from the MSG symptom afterword -- a dry throat, a stiff neck and a headache which last for a few hours. I have to drink a lot of water to wash it down fast too. I think the MSG-heavy flavoring is to please majority of clients but it would be so nice if the restaurant would offer the NO MSG option for those who have issues with it. I know many of my conscientious friends have problems with MSG. If the NO MSG option is available, I would come eat there quite often, as their Super Happy Hour is such a good deal.
Super happy hour is lit
The serving staff were great at helping us along the way to a stellar first experience dining here :)
Overall the server are very friendly and nice.
But unfortunately they kept too busy, and feels like our table got forgotten, they should have to check for us the bbq rack should be taken away before we can start to cook the meat that we did not know, so the meat was lay on top for 5 mins turning not fresh, we tried to ask for help but We couldnt find one person look back our table until we found someone, we were rush to finish the meal before get back to work, so end up we didnt ask for new meat replacement. But we will come back because of the happy hour and we love the meal !
Delicious food, always a fun place to eat with friends and great value for your money.
The first time here. Family visited town, so we took them out for dinner. Loved everything about it, except the loud music. Food was excellent, very good selection of meat and/or vegetarian options and also a la carte menu. The service was excellent as well. The whole concept of grilling your food at the table (if that is what you choose) is a lot of fun because it gives you time to interact with your companions.... except the music was so loud that we could not hear each other, we had to yell to be heard, which is not fun after the first 5 minutes. I really wish they would play the music more in the background. Our experience would have been perfect and I would have given it a 5 star.
Cooktops are old and non functional. First response when we brought it to their attention was to tell us that it was on its highest setting and that there were no other tables available. When we told them that that was not an option and that we wouldn’t stay they moved us to a functioning table. Then they dmitted that the front tables were old and needed replacing. They knew the problem and still sat customers at the tables. They didn’t offer much apologies or any comps. I would’ve appreciated a comp on the meat that we had attempted to cook on the broken grill. It was a definite letdown.
Had lunch and ordered some of the pre-cooked menu items. Was tasty but disappointed at how small the portions were and how little meat there was in the items "with beef". Wondering if the experience would have been better going with the BBQ items? May or may not go back to try.
We had a very nice dinner here. Ordered the 4 person and few extras as we had a 5 year old too. The beef was amazing and very good quality. Meal was nice and well paced except the waitress seemed in a hurry and tried 3 times to order a beer. When I finally did my draft beer still took 10 plus minutes to get there and arrived after food did. The restaurant has a lot of noise so was difficult to hear the conversation even at your table. The s’mores were a hit. All in all it’s a good place and we left stuffed and happy.
Very friendly staff and tasty food. The only problem is I always eat way too much everytime I go!
The food was amazing. Sometimes the staff was a little absent, had to wait a lot to reffil the drinks, but it didn't made any difference. I'll definitely come back!
The super happy hour is good
Really great experience, fire needed a bit of adjustment, very slow cooking at first. Our server handled it and we loved the food. Wish we had this place near where we live.
2 hrs dining limit sucks most especially if you take a set meal. Cooking and eating eat in that amount of time from salad to dessert is such a rush.
Firstly you can’t BBQ something with an element. Secondly my chicked karagge was way undercooked. The cocktails were crap and this place is a bad tourist trap. We actually left halfway through the meal and went somewhere else. Totally misleading on your site and this is my last booking with Opentable.
I think this location is by far my favorite location. I think their service is attentive and genuine. They remain professional and efficient throughout the dining experience. The space is clean and welcoming. Would easily come back anytime!
It was so nice. Food was delicious n atmosphere was comfortable.
Food was really good in the restaurant. Will go again!
Great place to ea. Went there for a special occasion and servers were friendly, even when switching off for shifts they informed us and the take-over was just as fast and friendly. Manager came at the end to thank us. Overall food, atmosphere, and service was outstanding.
It was very casual BBQ at table by yourself place , we can cook in front of us under our eating pace which gives more talking with guest. I would recommend this to friends.
Excellent food. Good service
We appreciate manager Winnie's help on our seating arrangement even on a busy mothers day weekend. We have been to here numerous times. Always happy with everything .
Service was slow and very inconsistent. Staff may have been new but have had better service before. Otherwise, meal was good and on par with other times I have eaten here.
First time at restaurant. Great atmosphere, but was a bit loud. Otherwise, service was excellent as they helped us figure out the menu and how to order. Grilling the food was fun and all of the meats and dishes were of the best quality. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone who is looking for a different type of meal experience.
It was a special time for my fiancé and I. Her mother is from out of country and joined us. It was terrific!
We enjoy coming to Gyu Kaku when we have out of town guests visiting as it is a fun, unique experience to share with them. This is our third visit and it is always a great memory.
The quality of foods is really good. Highly recommend.
Food was really great and the value of the sets are incredible.
Quality of food is always great here and staff are always willing to work with dietary requirements. If you're on a keto diet it's easy enough to navigate to items you can eat and if ever in doubt just have them skip any sauces and go with just salt/pepper seasoning on the meats.
Helpful server! The food never disappoint me
Love it!!!!! Very very tasty
always a good experience with great food
Always love gyu kaku! Friendly staff and delicious food! Such a fun time. I keep going again and again!
Overall I enjoy Gyu-kaku at all their locations. Generally the service is great and the food very tasty. This time however we were stuck in a tucked away corner and the waitress forgot about us a few times. We had to flag someone down as we were missing items from our set or we had large lag times between some dishes (though it was very busy). I think she may have been having bad day as she seemed a bit harried when we were seated (the restaurant was very full). The floor manager did come over and help the table a few times after we had to flag someone down for cooking utensils, sauce dishes (normally these are already on the table but for some reason weren't) and a few other small things. They were great at checking in with us after these issues though as we had a couple of food allergies/dietary requirements (shellfish allergy for one, egg allergy for another). While the service was a bit spotty this time, overall it was still enjoyable and they did correct the problems during the later portion of the seating. Luckily I frequent this chain fairly often so the small hiccups haven't influenced me to avoid going in the future.
We come here alot because the food here is consistently good. The servers are very nice and the price is just sooo good for what you're paying for! Monday is happy hour all day. Take note!
This was our second time and it was just as good as the first. We love the food. The meats are very tasty and the combos are very good value. Service is exactly as you would expect, not too intrusive but always helpful. Our waiter explained the benefits of using their app and helped us get signed up. They were also very accommodating in letting us choose to sit in the rear section of the restaurant as we find it quieter and more intimate. The only downside is that it is a bit of an expensive night out, but we find it more than worth it. Thanks! We will definitely be back.
Great food and great service! Will be back soon :)