Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB

4.6
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Calgary is the ideal spot for an amazing experience! Conveniently located in Downtown Calgary by the CORE Shopping Centre!

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.

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What 802 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
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4.3
Ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is so polite and welcoming. Good was delicious. Must come back

L
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was awesome! Just wished the price didn't go up so much. Might have to come here only on special occasions going forward...

C
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I've gone here a few times and the food has always been very good. Nothing exceptional but the social aspect of cooking your food with family and friends is the real highlight here.

T
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Overall not bad.

MF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. One of our favourite restaurants.

AS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite places

BW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and good for group lunches. I am a repeat customer!

AJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food and value for money

DW
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great customer service as always.

EJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Not bad .. much better before
Maybe not enough staff

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience - fantastic food, helpful staff, and it wasn’t too noisy. It’s also a fun experience getting to cook your own food. Would definitely recommend!

EM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was prompt and friendly. Food was very good but my guest and I found that the Lunch for 2 special is overpriced at $49.95.

A
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is fresh, service is great. However I think when dining at a Japanese restaurant or bistro it should have atleast a few nice Japanese music. I give it a 4/5 for the whole experience, washroom needs to be kept clean although it wasn’t too bad.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love their app for rewards! Great food and friendly servers.

OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great. Liked the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal, fed 6 people for a great price. Tons of fun for everybody. Wonderful ambience and very good staff.

BP
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, and the food was delicious. Lots of fun, will be going again.

SF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We staterd going to this restaurant last year and since then we always want to come back and our 2 kids loves it too! Yummy food! It’s the best!:)

E
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoy this restaurant but it seems that lately they have rebranded and there is less food for the amount of money spent. When you used to order a meal for multiple people it always came with dessert and that’s no longer the case. There was also less meat. I don’t mean to slight the restaurant - it was a great experience, just better in the past.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing and the value meals was the right amount. Even more worth it if you come for happy hour. It’s a shame the took out the daily specials for drinks.

MC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Raised prices and cut portions makes it not a great deal, but throw in poor service and lousy equipment maintenance and so many other options to choose from makes this restaurant nothing near what it used to be... gone from once a week to maybe once a quarter and only if everyone else is full

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

w
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always such a fun meal with friends! We're obsessed with the spicy pork and the beef tongue.

When we used to come for lunch or dinner there was a combo that was really helpful for newcomers especially. I think it was a soup/salad, rice, a few meats, and maybe a vegetable. The two person combos are all great, but none of them include tongue!

G
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a spectacular place.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was of good value because we got lucky and went on a date that gives special discount, otherwise I would think the listed prices are too expensive.

Food and service very nice, would recommend if you dont mind the price too much

EA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lunch at Gyu-Kaku is so fun. I love the experience of being able to grill your own meats while having fun with friends. I really like the lunch special, especially the Umakara Pork, and made sure to upgrade my rice to bibimbap.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect experience our server was amazing

LW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Normally good, but this time was seated in the private room. Dirty seats, very isolated with extremely little ventilation. On top of all that, the waitress mixed up our order three times!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Value not as good as it used to be. The meat lovers set menu is now $9 more expensive while including less stuff than before. Looks like they have also had a complete turnover in service staff.

CC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I would definitely recommend but I think the food can be a bit cheaper.

SN
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food at good prices!

S
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and a fun atmosphere!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday! I thought maybe they would do something for a birthday but they didn’t.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and always a great for a date night!!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the waitress’s recommendation on food was not a disappointment! My boyfriend said though that the corn and cheese dish was too salty but I liked it coz I like salty foods. Overall I will come back and try their steaks next time

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was very lovely to be able to sit down and cook meat with the family, however; my family is rather tall and the seating is very cramped for people who have long legs. It was hard to remain comfortable for the duration of the meal

DM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time and we enjoyed the whole experience.

J
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first time at the restaurant. We had an outstanding time. It was very interactive with the family as we all cooked our own meat. Everything we tried was amazing in flavour. The staff was very attentive throughout the entire evening and we never felt rushed. I would highly recommend Gyu Kaku to anyone who loves food and enjoys a new experience. Can't wait to go again!

MP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We went out for Christmas Dinner it was fantastic. We ordered the holiday special for 4 people and it feed the 5 of us with some veggies left over. We will defiantly be back what great value and so much fun to cook it. I like pork belly but tend not to order it when out as it seem to taste old and stale but theirs was amazing and so fresh.

MF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

First time , and it was awesome experience. Interesting that you must have a reservation