Gyu-Kaku - Toronto

4.6
178 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Toronto is the ideal spot for an amazing experience! Conveniently located by the St. Lawrence Market!

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Mon: 11:00AM – 9:30PM
Tues: 11:00AM – 9:30PM
Wed: 11:00AM – 9:30PM
Thurs: 11:00AM – 9:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM – 9:30PM
Sat: 11:00AM – 9:30PM
Sun: 11:00AM – 9:30PM


HAPPY HOUR
Monday: All Day Long

EARLY HAPPY HOUR
Every Day 11:00AM – 5:00PM
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Phone number
(647) 351-2378
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Cross Street
Adelaide St W
Additional
Happy Hour, Non-Smoking
What 178 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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Toronto
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Comida espectacular, el personal es muy atento, los calamares deliciosos y el New York y el Ribeye súper recomendable, pero lo mejor de todo son los noodles!!

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MJ
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's very nice environment, you can talk and hear your friend(s)! Excellent, fresh food! Reasonable price! I recommend the place strongly!

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JA
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Restaurant itself is nice, a little noisy but not terrible, grill gets nice and hot but the place is well AC'ed. The staff will even let you know the recommended cook times for each dish. However, our waiter seemed like he hated the job and was not very professional about it. That said we got our food, tasted great, and the rest of the staff was excellent.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant!! Both foods and services are great!

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RP
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

I loved everything but they really rush you through the dinner even though we were there at 4:30.

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m
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place never disappoints. It's been a regular lunch hangout for quite some time, but we've never been on a weekend AND IT WAS GREAT. Their "happy hour" menu offered exceptional options and fantastic taste, one pair ate for under $100 including drinks + taxes + tip. We will do this again in the near future!

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T
Toronto
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Restaurant is clean and meat was delicious.
Just Rice was too hard and dry... other than that fair price and fun place for get together.

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YS
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food is good, great variation. Can grill or order premade dishes
Sapporo Beer is perfectly chilled and served in a chilled mug
Great service.
Usually busy, so would recommend making reservations

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C
Denver
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife, son and I really enjoyed our dinner at Gyu- Kaku in Toronto. We were seated exactly at our reservation time. Drink and Happy Hour specials were going on all day. Our servers were prompt, friendly, and helped us order just the right amount of food. We had a great time grilling at the table. There are some vegetables, but basically you are there for meat. The vibe is exciting. It's a busy and hopping place. I highly recommend it!

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AS
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is authentically energetic and helpful. There is nothing like sitting at a table with the barbecue in the middle and a ton of meat all around waiting to be cooked and devoured. Definitely a place to take friends and family to enjoy a special occasion. Our server was fantastic and kept our meal apace! A Great time. Be sure to download the Gyu-Kaku app and collect your points!!

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent! Will be back soon!

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p
Atlantic Canada
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

An enjoyable meal and experience, great for having a conversation over good food and not feeling rushed. Wait staff was attentive but inexperienced and not able to answer some basic questions. The veggie options (particularly broccoli ) did not impress us on the grill. But the meat selections, noodles - excellent.

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PL
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The ventilation can be better. It seems little smokey and oily smells around the restaurant.

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BB
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall the experience was good. In terms of customer service I found the Montreal location to be superior. They did not make us feel rushed by telling us there’s a two hour period. We came with a kid (6-yrs-old)so there’s no two hour eating experiences for us. The servers were more attentive in MTL. We didn’t have to hail them. However, it was bit too loud in Montreal (the music). A bit jarring at first. The music level at the Toronto location was much better. Food was good! The overall experience was good, close to excellent. I’ll definitely go back because overall, I love the place :).

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I took my parents for lunch on the day before Mother’s Day. The food was delicious and there was a lot of it! Our server was so nice and helpful with tips on cooking the different meats. My parents really had a fun time and enjoyed all the food. :)

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FL
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always a go-to spot for a quick dinner, a get-together, a dinner date

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SC
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service, food was fantastic specially the steak!

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P
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing experience. The service was fantastic, we were accommodated for the portion of our party that was late. The menu is large with lots of options to choose from. We chose to do the dining for 4, which was more than enough food. We were all able to try everything that this option came with, some meats none of us have ever tried before. It was overall a great experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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JH
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to the restaurant at lunch hours. The foods are great, services are good, price is affordable, and very convenient location. I like this restaurant, and will come back again.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente atención, servicio y calidad de los alimentos

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GU
Toronto
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. I was fortunate to be served by the wonderful Mie again, to whom I can talk in Japanese. The food was great as always and so was the service. I hope they always maintain this quality level that really reflects the so-called Japanese "omotenashi".

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m
Toronto
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food and serivces are great,definitely will come again with friends next time

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Nice experience

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A
Toronto
3.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

our grill did not cook properly due to air flow issues, so the chicken we ordered at the beginning of seating were still not fully cooked through when our time is up! set course is mid-range in price, drinks are good, our server was very friendly.
Be sure to make a reservation and do not be late!! their walk in wait is usually more than 2 hours and they deduct time from your dining time!

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I
Toronto
4.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place, food and atmosphere! Highly recommend booking a table in advance. Our waitress named Lisa is very friendly, efficient, gave us good advice on the menu and drinks. Definitively, I will come back.

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KZ
Toronto
2.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Go to Gyubee instead please.
1. It was my boyfriend's birthday and when I made the reservation at 8:45pm because all of the slots are taken. When we got there we were told we had to order within 15 mins because their kitchen closes at 9pm and we had to leave at 10pm because they are closing(none of this info was communicated when I reserved online, when I asked the server why it wasn't communicated before hand the server replied: "I don't know what's online."). If it were any casual dinner, I wouldn't care. But it was a birthday celebration and I would have not choose this place if that was the case.

2.I wanted to bring some balloons to the restaurant to surprise my boyfriend, when I called and asked if I can leave the balloons with them 2hrs before my reservation, they said " We don't have any storage space." I understand if it's true, but when I got there, there were clearly a coat check and front reception where I could have left the balloons there (in a bag too), they had enough room.

3. The dipping sauces for the bbq were taken away from us 20mins after we started eating, they never brought it back to us.

4. When they gave us dessert the server said he'd show us how to eat the smore's the right way but all he did was place the cotton candy on the grill and didn't even show the process.

Overall, overpriced food and service was bad. I should have went to Gyubee instead of this place.

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R
Toronto
4.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is truly one of the few restaurants out there that does give exceptional customer service, who are extremely polite and actually care about the customers by remembering the smaller details about their orders.

The food and atmosphere are great - with a good price point if you go for lunch (which I went for) If you are looking for a more hyped up atmosphere, dinner may suit your style more and with more food options available but you definitely need to make a reservation in advance (most likely 2 days prior).

I would definitely go back and its because of the service received and the servers!

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I
Toronto
4.0Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very popular place. Make a reservation well in advance. I used Open Table for this one. However, the table was not ready in time. We had to wait 5-10 minutes. The waitress Alicia took care of us. She explained everything and made suggestions. I will return to this restaurant anytime.

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j
5.0Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our Surver was Jane Jane could not have given my family and I better service !!! It was my daughter’s 17th birthday 🎂. We really enjoyed everything about our experience. The food was exceptionally delicious 😋. The restaurant was clean. We had reservations and were taking on time. I recommend anyone who love this type of food treat themselves here 😊💕

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JD
Seattle
3.0Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Wine list is extremely limited needs serious improvement

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OT
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good selection of different kinds of meat and seafood.

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JC
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time eating at Guy-kaku and I would like to say everything was perfect. The food was really tasted and the staff were friendly and willing to help us. Best choice for friends get-together!

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AC
Toronto
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was our third visit and the best one yet. That is mainly because we know what we like and we got it!

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good time with excellent food. Service was great too. Be sure to book.

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DT
Toronto
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was quick and polite, with dishes being brought out swiftly and cleared promptly when emptied. The food was amazing! Grilling yourself is fun and very social, as you have time between cuts to chat.

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love love

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite everyday dining. Great happy hour prices too!

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great quality meat, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. I love this place!

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OT
Toronto
4.0Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were very happy with our waiter who was very attentive and made good recommendations. It was a first time for many of us and we had a great time chatting and cooking our own food. Will definitely recommend the restaurant to friends.

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T
Toronto
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can not find better place to get together with friends and families! Friendly staffs and nice atmosphere! I bring my friends who never been there and they all become addicted to this restaurant! Special thank you to Tim, Adam. Alsways make us feel at home!!!

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