Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Broadway

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418 reviews
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  • Happy Hour
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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Vancouver, BC is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in British Columbia! Conveniently located by the Broadway - City Hall!

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.

Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh, high-quality meats!

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 Broadway
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Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I went to the restaurant to make a reservation for 19 people 2 days before; however, the front desk waitress informed that they don't take reservation for a large group and asked us to go to downtown or Richmond location. We went to this place as we just work right beside the restaurant. We finally made couples reservations. When we went there, they finally could put us together but not informing us there is gratitude fee involved upfront. While we were having the lunch, we knew the restaurant was busy but we asked couples waitresses to help our group to just only take one picture, it took at least 20 mins and all waitresses saying they were busy and be right back to help us. If you will have a large group to go, please don't go to this location.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice place to hang out with friends

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M
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always pretty nice to go during lunch hour. Less people, less noise, same great service and awesome food. Better than the DT location in terms of environment. Recently, the great promos are hard to resist.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We all loved everything, meats, veggies even the bill.

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S
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food and service was excellent. We dined to celebrate our daughter ‘s birthday. The service was excellent as was the food. You’d be surprised how quickly you fill up. Recommend anyone who wants to have a food adventure!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall is pretty good except at the end we been rush to leave because customers is waiting.😞

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SL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Overall, enjoyable experience, good food as always and the service was very good.

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RE
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Hopefully Vancouver will soon have a Japanese style yakiniku restaurant that actually has good quality meat to match its prices! At $140 for 2 adults and 2 young kids (barely ate anything), I expected much better quality at these prices. The hanger steak was mediocre, tenderloin was tough - (probably stewing beef!), and the kalbi short rib is boneless (wth???) There were plenty of staff (that were constantly yelling “welcome” in Japanese) but somehow very difficult to flag someone down to order food etc. I guess it’s easy to slack standards when you’re the only game in town, hopefully these guys will bring up their standards once Vancouver has a better yakiniku option!

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T
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Went at lunchtime and tried the Happy Hour set for 2 with sides of Tuna Tataki and Kara-age. Reliably good! Our server was a trainee, so we being regulars had to prompt him about some things like refilling tea and changing the grill -- haha!

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R
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

mmm... I liked meats at Gyu-kaku... However, unfortunately the meat quality went downhill...
Also i couldn’t have Horumon which is my favorite meat!!!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

beef tongue isn't really fresh

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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HB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

3rd time attending this location. However, this time, Service was rushed, even though we jad a reservation and having a 2 hour limit. the server brought the bill and visa machine same time as the dessert and asked for payment. We said not uet voma back when.we are done eating. In general the servixe was poor and i will probably not return.

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B
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was really good and food was delicious

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B
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

This is my favorite restaurant since i lived in US. Unfortunately i had terrible service 2 days ago. The server didnt know how to serve drink properly. I had sapporo beer ,the glass beer has holder but the server hold the top of the glass with his fingers ! That is DISGUSTING ! He didnt even give a straw . He served drink and just walk away and he act didnt care to my table. He looks lazy to work. tipping in this restaurant is obligation so even I tip $1 doesnt deserve that server service quality !!! I would not come to this restaurant if that server doesnt improve his service quality .

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fun experience, but portion sizes were small for the price.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food as always.

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m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining time at this location is two hours and we accidentally exceeded that time. The reservation needing our table had arrived and needed that specific table as that area was for large groups (we were only 2 patrons). The staff worked hard to find and clear a replacement table for us so we could finish our beer without rushing. At that time they were exceptionally kind and grateful for our moving and it was a favour for us! Simon is an excellent server and was very pleasant and engaging.

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SL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

good food and a good time. my go-to place when I crave bbq meat!

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T
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Rice was undercooked and very soggy. The server kept forgetting to bring us rice, water and food. Had to ask quite a few times and he got flustered by us kept reminding him.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great! We may have ordered too much haha. But half of the meat was served about 15-20 min after we finished the first half of the meat and got full from waiting, so that was unfortunate.

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f
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Happy hour is very good pricing, quick service, food is good quality. The rewards program has a decent rate of return as well. Best part is the grill venting doesn't leave any fumes on your clothes! Would definitely come back again.

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R
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food is consistent with the downtown location. Bench seats near entrance are only divided by a screen, so you can hear your next seat neighbor discipline their kids. It’d be nice if there’s more privacy and have the table/seats separated

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I
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service was very slow for 1 person in our party. He got his food 1h later

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and attentive service. The experience was fun for the whole family.

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D
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and good services. Definitely will come again.

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M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I prefer the downtown location but the Broadway Gyu-Kaku has great service and food as well.

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

Great place for friend gathering.
Parking right at the back but quite expensive. Street parking available but with time restrictions.
Went during happy hour,didn't really find any difference.
Beef tongue was spectacular :Q
Will go again.
Good to have point program but my friend lost all points in her account for no reason

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

6 of us went for my 33rd birthday and just had the best time! We ordered the meal for 4 people plus a few super happy hour salads and were pleased and overwhelmed with all the delicious items!! Totally recommend for all!

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P
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

I’ve been to Gyu-Kaku numerous times and have always broughts visiting friends from out of town here. However, the last few times, the service and quality seems to have gone down. This last visit, as we were still eating and conversing, our server had the audacity to tell us that we have a 2 hour limit for our meal/visit. This was at approximately 7:45 pm (reservation was for 6:15 pm). Other than a buffet situation (which this was not), I find it wholly inappropriate and absolutely wrong to say such a thing to your paying customers. Especially when they are there to celebrate a birthday.

We were completely taken aback by such a comment and will never return or tell our friends to come to this establishment. It’s completely unheard of to put a limit on people’s meals - when it’s not a buffet situation. Comes off as the establishment has more pursuit for money vs a happy customer experience.

Clean that up and have servers who smile a bit more vs looking grumpy!

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

Food was great and staff were friendly! The food for the price was worth it. Will definitely come back.

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun good food a bit pricy. I would go back for sure.

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y
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Nice lunch menu with lots of options. Love their garlic beef noodle and BBQ meat options!

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quick and well organized service. Wanna come back again for sure.

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ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We were there for Super Happy Hours so it was great! Service is good too most of the time. Definitely recommend Super Happy Hours!

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YY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server (Steven) was very attentive as one of our friends had gluten allergy. He carefully explained to us what sauces had gluten and which ones best to avoid. He even opened up new sauces for dipping in case of cross contamination.

Food was great but definitely recommend smaller groups of 4 for BBQ as everyone was crowded around one BBQ grill

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

You do need reservation, very busy place good food , great service.

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Y
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy hour is great and service is very quick! I'm veggie and still enjoy the experience, just order off the menu rather than the grill.

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SE
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great as always. Really like the staff here. Usually i enjoy coming in. But the beef dish today was pretty much inedible. So tough it was like chewing jerky even though it was sliced so thinly. Was not very enjoyable. Somehow it really was a turn off and i doubt i will be back again anytime soon.

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

Birthday dinner

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