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Gyu-Kaku - Toronto

4.7
166 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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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 166 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent! Will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Very good service, food was fantastic specially the steak!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Excelente atención, servicio y calidad de los alimentos

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food. Nice experience

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Wine list is extremely limited needs serious improvement

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good selection of different kinds of meat and seafood.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Love love love

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Favorite everyday dining. Great happy hour prices too!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service! Highly recommend trying the basil chicken.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

It was amazing

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Minimum waiting time once you reserved table. The food is great, hope had second location in Toronto.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great opportunity to socialize over quality menu items.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

It was great.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

If it offers beef with a4 or a5 grade, that will be fanatics. The current Kobe style one does not offer enough marbling.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The meal was excellent. When I reserved my table in advance, I had noted that it was for a special birthday occasion (50th) so I was hoping for a little acknowledgement of one member of our party celebrating a milestone bday. None was made. In fact, the "birthday boy" was billed for his dessert so there seemed to be no prior knowledge that this dinner was to celebrate a birthday. Despite that, we were pleased with the food, service, ambiance. They were attentive and helpful. At first, I was a little nervous that we would feel rushed by the wait staff, as the food was appearing rapidly one dish after another however once all the meat had arrived, no one pushed us to rush. We were done well before the 2 hour limit they had told us about upon arrival.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Always great food and friendly staff. Very conversational way to dine and catch up with friends

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

nice food comes with great price and coupons as well

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2017

We always enjoy eating here, but the service sometimes leaves something to be desired. It was hard to get the attention of the staff to order items, and certain items (such as the noodles) arrived after we finished eating. Other items (such as the kimchee) were completely forgotten.
Everything is tasty, but it can be frustrating if they are busy.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a great experience

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