Gyu-Kaku - Toronto, ON (Downtown)

4.6
301 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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.
What 301 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

At our son's request, for his birthday lunch, we traveled over 2 hours to eat at Japanese BBQ. A few little hiccups (forgotten drink, forgotten serviettes) but overall a wonderful experience. Satisfaction completed by the enthusiasm given to my son, for his birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Decent service but the order of how food came out was a little weird. Overall it was a good experience

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely my favourite restaurant in the city. Would eat there everyday if I could!

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing staff! Overall great experience with quality of food and price was reasonable.

JC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Table space is comparable small to accommodate a set dinner for 4 people. Quite noisy that you can't listen to the person across the table. Food and service is general OK.

QN
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Charged $2.5 for a small bowl of white rice which is supposed to be $1.95 . Food and service is generally acceptable.

CL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great value and service was excellent. We will be back!

CC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

First I ordered toro beef the meet is like someone leftover ,second Waiter Spill oil on my hand that is very hot and waitress didn’t do anything until I say is very hot i need cool water to cold down,third my table service i think she was very busy so i didn’t see her until I finished my food

HP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I lived japan 10 years
I’m missing japan food
Good taste and good service
Thank you

AN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food and friendly attentive staff. Great experience and good value.

EG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Price was great! Great service and even though I was the only non-Asian in the restaurant, I felt very welcome. Favorite franchise ever!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Waitress and food is always great, but the hostess not so much.

MC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Extremely over priced. Very similar and over power marinations, everything taste very similar.

RO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Quickly seated, staff was courteous, meal was great.

CP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I come here once a month with my mom, and we love it. Always super yummy, servers are really nice, and it's really authentic! I've been to good yakiniku places in Japan and this place holds up.

KC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal. Group of 10. Good service. Lots of fun

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We happened to arrive early for our reservation, and just in time for their happy hour menu! Delicious food, great service, overall a perfect time :) we left full and satisfied.

ED
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food! Please up your air conditioning in the summer. The hot grill competes with the heat outside.

FL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I always like coming back here. It's a shame they had to change their hours of operation; makes it less flexible and makes it harder to get a table on the day of.

AB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming here! Not only is the food delicious and the service friendly, but with their rewards points system, we can’t help but keep coming back for more. :)

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Vacation fun lunch!

B
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server (Charles) was very friendly and courteous. As it was our first time there, he explained the menu and make some very good recommendations. There's a 2 hour time limit which was more than enough for a regular dinner outing. My friend and I ordered the Meat Lover combo. The portion sizes were sufficient for 2 female adults with regular appetites. The meat was fresh and the restaurant was no smoky at all. Remember to make the reservation way in advance!!

FR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went with my wife for the first time, and we really enjoyed the food.
Surprisingly for us, they have a 'happy hour' wuth cheaper food, which was really good.

OT
Switzerland
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Not a bad choice for a bbq meal. Decent choices. The bbq courses are good.

DG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Good but not great. Cooking at the table was a cute novelty, but things get HOT pretty quickly in this place. Would not recommend in a Heat wave. Food is OK, similar to all you can eat sushi (but not sushi). I would recommend going on date night.

WA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and great quality ingredients, would definitely recommend the lamb sirloin and tenderloin for sure!

AO
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in the city to have dinner. Everything is always good, also my waitress Lisa was so good. I love this place!

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoy the experience and all of the food.

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easy reso via Open Table for lunch, excellent service and delicious food makes for a great experience.

m
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great fried chicken!

a
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Authentic chain from Japan, easy menu, good reproduction of experience you would get in Japan

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great!!!

r
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I celebrated my birthday in gyu kaku vancouver it was really different here in toronto. No free cake. We were placed in the corner near toilet. Place looks dirty. Ambiance too dark cant take a good shot of the food we ate. Will never go back to this place again.

AS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Gyu-Kaku is my favourite restaurant in Toronto, every-time I have been everything has tasted amazing and the staff have been friendly, accountable and efficient.

The only thing I would change is the sound level of the music can be obnoxious at times.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The dessert was missing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

food here is nice

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meat lovers’ paradise! Fresh meat and veggies served and sides are all good value for money.

JW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's a bit too noisy.
You may want to consider adding more types of sauces.

PA
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time service and food excellent Will be back music a little loud where we were sitting
Thanks Paul a

JD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place for a sit-in meal. Decent price and the meats are good.

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