Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square

4.7
1764 reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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:

- Outdoor seating are Non-Reservable and we are not currently offering any outdoor grilling tables.

- 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 at 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.

Support Gyu-Kaku - New York, NY | Times Square during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1764 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Nice experience with great taste and quality food.
Very good service
The atmosphere is way far from being sophisticated, but grilling food with friends became a great moment.

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JoeD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I had to wait for 10 minutes for my table even though we had a reservation, which is fine. The hostess allowed us to wait at the bar which was great! The only thing that wasn't great was that we had a Gyu-Kaku Fire coupon which allowed us happy hour prices all day. The bar tenders wouldn't let me use the happy hour at the bar because they wanted us to settle up with the bar before getting our table. They explained I would have to have 2 coupons (which is dumb as the coupon says all day...) A better move in this situation would have been to transfer the drinks to the table once we were seated so the coupon would cover the entire dinner experience. Hopefully someone in management will read this and consider a better solution to this kind of situation moving forward. Otherwise the experience was terrific and we will be coming back.

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vipAnastasiaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time. Food was superb. Staff is friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were well taken care of and the food is delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i love gyu! my go to bbq spot:)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, good food, fun experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place to eat at with friends or family. The food is so worth the price 😋

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vipChad
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing! They did a great job

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vipxdancer105
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

this is a fun experience, surprisingly affordable. we enjoyed grilling our food.

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RATEIT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it great place

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Momandchildren
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The idea of this restaurant is brilliant. We would have been very happy if it had not been for the pressure exerted by the waiters to order everything quickly because they were closing soon, around 9:30 p.m. Come on!... Nobody wants to go out to eat in a place where practically from the moment you sit at the table, they are rushing you. That is something the managers should take into account.

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vipHaileyB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fun Christmas dinner!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, it was a awesome experience!

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AlexG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and space was nice and clean. Staff was kind and helpful. The meal for two is a lot of food!

JM
JuliaM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent menu choices, we had several small plates that were all fantastic. Great lychee cocktail, and great value for money all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there and just in NYC for the weekend. Lots of fun and good food. S’mores are best way to end the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice meal. Wagyu beef was delicious but pricy.

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vipByronR
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff here goes above and beyond to make sure our experience is always amazing!!! Food and drinks good too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Mia and everyone at the Times Square location were extremely helpful and friendly. We had a great time.

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Josiek
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun experience for my daughters. We had more than enough food.

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vipSydney
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here so many times and it never fails to impress

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The kitchen was very busy and the meat was bland. I often visit the location in Orlando. I had to ask the server a couple of times the salad came late and the noodles. We had to ask for the kimchi as well. The portion of the salad and the noodles was way smaller. Also the flavor was different. My next time in new york I will not visit this location

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vipEdelynE
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a place for dinner at Times Square and this popped up. We were not disappointed at all. It was very good. Food and service are great. Would definitely recommend.

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Shay
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Would recommend for big groups and fun for kids.

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Alex
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

We had a reservation but still had to wait a long time to get seated.; defeats the purpose of having a reservation. :( Have had better luck with other locations and will continue to visit the other locations and not the Times Square one.

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vipWahineNYC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were seated shortly after our reservation time. Food came out quick. Attentive service. My kids love this place. We always enjoy coming to Gyu Kaku. This was our first time at the Times Square location.

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vipshrecchi
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The meat was very fatty and cut wasn't great. Tongue was not fresh. Very disappointed with quality of meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

Our server Nutcha was a terrible server. The first time we called her to put an order, she noticed me calling her but she turned her back toward to us, ignored and kept chatting with her co-worker for a couple more minutes. Then finally she came over and she apologized.
I asked her if they have Korean pancakes because many Japanese BBQ restaurants have it. Then she lectured me that they are Japanese restaurant so they don’t have it.
While she was putting our order in the system, I asked her if I can put some more order. She was so annoyed and told us
“ Is that it? Because you are calling me too many times “
We were going to order more foods but decided not to, ate whatever we ordered and left and went to a different restaurant. We are in the restaurant business also and couldn’t believe that Gyukaku has an unprofessional, untrained and rude server like Nutcha.

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vipDiscipulus
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time on our last visit! The food is great and the BBQ experience there is something different and fun to do with a group.

JM
JoseM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible

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MarlonS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good ambient. Good food. Good service. Overall an outstanding experience. Definitely doing it again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gyu Kaku hasn't skipped a beat even after the pandemic. Service, attentiveness, friendliness, quality, quantity, and overall value are just as great if not better than I remember.

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DumpsterQNS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant for folks who want to try yakiniku (Japanese take on Korean BBQ) and don't want to be intimidated by a menu. The meal sets are well priced and offer good range. Service is pleasant and efficient. Atmosphere is buzzy and exciting.

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MLCinPhilly
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

This was our first time trying this chain and we won’t return. Two of our meat selections were very tough to the point that some slices were inedible. Many of the slices of steak were very unevenly cut - more like chunks. Rice was barely warm.

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vipGudfid
Hawaii
45 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Expect to cook own food on grill on center of table, holiday course is a good choice for first time visitors.

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Gross
Stuttgart Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It took 30 minutes to be seated even with a reservation. Other than that the food was good and service was solid. A very good take on Japanese Yalu-niku style restaurant.

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MelissaA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Please know you need reservations to eat here. The food was great and there was a lot of it. The waitress was nice and explained everything. They sat us down on time. It was a little dark so I wasn’t able to see how cooked the meat was at times but other than that it was a great experience.

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Lexie
New York Area
19 reviews