Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB

4.6
824 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese

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Casual
Fun
We're Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.

- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.

- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.

- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.

- There may be limits on party sizes.

- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.
What 824 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDennis
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amie was an amazing and attentive server! 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My family always enjoy eating here as the atmosphere is nice and the food is always good.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food! And the staff is lovely. Looking forward to going back.

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NathanC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome. I treated a few first-timers to this style of eating. The hat a blast! Food...everything was awesome.

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi Nathan, Thank you so much for the great review. I am glad that your guest's enjoyed the Gyu- Kaku dining experience. Hope you visit again soon. Dean DiPalma General Manager Mami Sakurai Manager Gyu - Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant #100 638-6 Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0S4 Tel: 587-538-6601

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SolangeK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the lunch special and loved our first experience at Gyu-Kaku ! The rice was well done, so the sukiyaki sauce and the meats were great! I'm Japanese descent raised eating traditional Japanese food and I can happily say that this restaurant is keeping the good tradition alive ! Sumi was very efficient, discrete and helpful, really appreciate his service. We'll come back for dinner next time !

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi SolangeK Thank you for the review, we are glad that your first visit was so successful. I will pass on your kind comments to Sumin. He is one of our new servers and it is always a pleasure to hear that they are doing great. Dean DiPalma General Manager Mami Sakurai Manager Gyu - Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant #100 638-6 Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0S4 Tel: 587-538-6601

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

The food wasn’t great.......

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TonyW
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

After trying out their Edmonton location on a recent trip, I went to the Calgary location with a friend. We ordered some appetizers, the Fried Calamari and Fried Pork Gyoza Dumplings. My friend enjoyed the calamari more than I as I like mine a little more crunchy and these weren't. Though the Fried Pork Dumplings was very good since it was new to me to have them cooked this way.

We both ordered noodles and an assortment of meats for our main course. The Spicy Kalbi tasted very good and not too spicy to kill my taste buds. My friend ordered pork and chicken meats and I ordered 2 different beef plates and some zucchini. They were all seasoned or marinated nicely for us to grill (they even changed the grill mid way for us with a clean one as we grilled). They also provided some sauces for us, it would have been nice if they commented what the sauces were (we had to ask them afterwards), I only knew them as they did tell me when I visited their Edmonton location. They were all very good, though the one that stood out was the tangy spicy one.

Two of the staff members recognized me from their Edmonton location (I'll write a future review of that location, as I found them fairly different) and in these Covid times, it was nice of them to take time to talk to us. Even though we were full, we made room for the desserts they bought to us. The Mochi ice cream and the Maple Syrup Ice Cream was not too heavy and it was a great ending to the dinner.

Overall, the restaurant was very busy when we went and they do require reservations
and will call you day of to make sure you are coming and with these weird times in 2020, they had cleaning sanitizers at the door, all staff had face masks on, tables did have partitions separating them.

I would recommend going there for your grilling experience.

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB
Responded on October 8, 2020

Hi Tony, Thank you so much for visiting our location in Calgary and for your review and input. We will certainly make sure that we inform the guest's of the three different types of sauces, thank you for the heads up. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again. Derrick and Nicole say Hi. Dean DiPalma General Manager Mami Sakurai Manager Gyu - Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant #100 638-6 Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 0S4 Tel: 587-538-6601

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was here for the first time - very fun experience. Will certainly be going back. Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super fun shared cooking at the table with my 21 year old son. Lots of younger people and music but good for any age. Different experience and a bit of an adventure.

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vipPeshP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Although the food was good, we will not be returning to this restaurant.
They do a superficial job of following COVID protocol, taking your temperature, but do not follow any distancing or cleanliness protocol. Tables were cleaned with dirty wet rags, no disinfectant, and immediately turned over to the next patrons.
Immediate intervention is necessary.

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fluffy
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was tasty, the table closest to us was loud and using vulgar language so that put a slight damper on our visit.

The staff was friendly, and our meal was delivered to our table in a timely manner.

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Alio
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

we are enjoy there. it is great food there. we will there again

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The owner was so nice coming to our table and asking how we are doing!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

We asked the server to redeem the shrimp, but it still showed up in my bill

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vipJVDM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

One of our favorite restaurants in Calgary! Delicious meats!!!

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ChristopherA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience for those looking for authentic Japanese BBQ!

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Eggspectations
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good place to for a get together and catch up with friends. Great atmosphere and the servers were very friendly and responsive. Unfortunately, our grill was only partly working so it made for slow cooking of the food. When we were able to get the food cooked, it was quite tasty - good marinades and meat.

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vipJenny
Calgary
65 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It’s Covid times and this was my first experience eating inside a restaurant- not on a patio. I was a bit surprised to have my temperature taken upon arrival. Yes I know it can give 30% chance that I have a fever. But also a 70% chance it’s 26C or I ran. Considering I am able to social distance, I didn’t think it necessary. The menu has changed. Not as many package choices. What there was , it wasn’t as appealing. We ordered knowing there was going g to be a lot of waste. Service was attentive and minimal for covid reasons. It was fine. Tables are spaced apart properly so I never felt worried. The menu was grimey however and that was my biggest concern. The reduced menu might be the sign of covid times, but hasn’t been my experience at other places. I have been here many times in the past and have always enjoyed.

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MattyBoyEats
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good food and ambience at the restaurant.

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DawnM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome in protection of covid. Felt safe that this Restraurant was taking the high road in ensuring our safety. Our server was Mania (?) and incredibly professional and was so careful with my allergies. I would return in a heartbeat. Good food. Excellent cuts of meat. They are generous with their portions - we did the dinner for two for $94 and felt we got our monies worth. Thank you for not reducing portions to save portions. Note: machine they use is hard to give tips on.

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ErlindaC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are a regular at that restaurant.
We like the diversity of the food.
A little bit expensive Now.

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BdayDinner
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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LindaT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Lisa
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...

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Carlo
Calgary
10 reviews
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.

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Tiffany
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Overall not bad.

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MarilouF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. One of our favourite restaurants.

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AnnS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite places

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BillW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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AndrewJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food and value for money

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vipDanielW
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great customer service as always.

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EdJ69
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Not bad .. much better before
Maybe not enough staff

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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EricM
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.

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Adriboy
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great. Liked the food.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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BP75
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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theSadumianoFamily
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!:)

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (587) 538-6601.

Gyu-Kaku - Calgary, AB is rated 4.6 stars by 824 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.