Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver

4.6
679 reviews
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  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
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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Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun and good variety for everyone!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Went for my birthday and everything was amazing! We ordered one of the larger dinners for groups and they spaced out the food nicely so that the table wasn’t overflowing with food and we had time to eat everything.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant chain I enjoy attending about once a month. Consistent experience every time in top notch food quality and more than adequate in all other respects.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Lamp salad

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P
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

La comida muy rica, un lugar silencioso y especial. El servicio muy bueno, se nota que es un lugar de una gran tradición cultural

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V
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Food was amazing, service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a great Japanese BBQ. It gets busy so make sure you book

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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RY
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Set BBQ meals a real value with more than enough for 2 to enjoy. Five of us had 2 set meals plus entree and we needed doggy bags. Great service. Yum!

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YL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pretty good.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious and super quick.
Service was great

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect Christmas eve dinner! Very satisfied with the food and service, will come back again!

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TG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for our 4th year anniversary and it was amazing. The food is incredible and the mixed drinks are amazing, all sake based but all great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food good service

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E
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was phenomenal!!! We will Deffanitly be back and refer friends

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DN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great BBQ. Service was good even though the restaurant was extremely busy. I loved the concept of the restaurant overall. I would return.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was good as it usually is. Table service superb, Hostess needs work

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CT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great, value was good and the servers were super friendly. However, our bbq top this time didn't work particularly well. It would be nice to do some annual maintenance on them to make sure that they're all working fine.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing service.

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's fantastic! Love the vibe, great atmosphere! The service was wonderful as well. Happy Hour menu for the win

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amAzing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was an amazing time ad always!! Great food, great price

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We had the meat lover combo between a couple of us business folks. It’s a good solid place for bbq’ing your own meats. The sauces and marinades are amazing. Looking forward to more fantastic meals.

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T
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with a large group for my daughter's 18th birthday. The service and food were amazing as always!!! We will be back again and again!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it! Best place in town!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just great, and being Japanese, I’m picky about Japanese restaurants.
Ricky, our server, was amazing too. Will definitely be back!

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RG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super Happy Hour menu is real value for your money. Staff are really friendly and while it’s hard to find a seat, online reservation makes it a breeze. I’ve been to Richmond and Vancouver locations. Vancouver is quite smokey than Richmond. Not a deal-breaker though. Just an observation.

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b
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was great as usual. The only critique I would give is the waitress brought our mushrooms and zucchini at the end of the meal. Highly recommend the kurrage chicken and the fried Bacon.

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KW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Perfect dining for a weekday lunch. Service was friendly and location was ideal.

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I have been there since 2014 and we’re always recommending it for friends.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent experience! The set menu is great for first timers. Now we know what our preferences are and can focus on those next time! Travelled from Chilliwack for dinner before an event. Make sure you give yourself the full 2 hours to eat

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a
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meat was good, service was attentive and prompt. Only problem was the smell of weed that came in through the open door while we were waiting for our table. We were starting to feel sick and appetite reducing by the time we were shown our table. Close the front door, please.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Halloween dinner

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NB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Hi there, We didn't get great dinner on last Friday. Sadly worst service ever we had one. We have often to have dinner with our kids. Most important is taking the order quickly from first drink to all the food. We had reservation for my son's birthday to celebrate with for of us together, but only two plates were there, and girl took time after came first appetizer. All meat came in later, but took for a while for the even plain rice too. Usually service is good and we have dinner within one hour. Lastly there is no word from server for happy birthday even. We might be back in the future, but just let you know we'd like better service next time. Thank you for taking concerns our opinion. Regards, Keiko

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and wonderful food. Servers are so friendly and explain how to cook very well!

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L
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first visit and I loved the food and service at Gyukaku. The restaurant looked nice and was clean as well.
The food came in a timely manner. Their cheesy wontons and chicken karaage appetizers were amazing and I will get them again next time. Grilling our own meat was fun and the food tasted good; my favourite was the toro beef for both taste and value.
They also have a cool rewards app that gives you points for eating here and can be redeemed for dishes.

Overall, I had a great experience here and will be coming back. I made reservations and was glad I did, as people who came after me were told wait times were 40 - 50 minutes.

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LC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

First time at this location, I usally go to the one on broadway, not sure if they have different pricing amd happy hour options or if all the loactions have changed it since I've visited last but the happy hour option wasn't as good as I had. My group of 5 was put in the back room area, I wish we had been seated elsewhere because it was really claustrophobic in the booth, in the back, no ventilation. Will stick to Broadway location next time.

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RR
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We have always liked this place. It is fun to cook your own meat and share with others. Everything is fresh and tasty. The decor needs a little update. The menu can be confusing. Very busy place during the summer, calms down in the off season.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delivious bbq :), good service, cheap drinks and good for a date or big group gathering.

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y
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food has no flavour at all. It was quite disappointed!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Booked the table for 2 at 1815 but had to wait until almost 1840 to be seated.

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