Gyu-Kaku - Toronto

4.6
206 reviews
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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.
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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing happy hour menu - lots of delicious options - fantastic choice of cocktails mixed with soju / sake - overall a really good time! Kimchi was on point and s’mores to finish the meal was a fantastic conclusion!

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Everything was awesome. My only complaints are that it is quite pricey for the portion size, and all the meats I ordered were on the tough side. I think it would be helpful if the amount of servers increased, and/or if there was a table bell of some sort for the tables that are a bit out of sight.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was very kind and patient. The combo for two is definitely enough for two (girls at least). We ordered another chicken karaage and the two of us ended up with a food coma. We tried the beer cocktail, I think beer+ginger ale may be my new fav cocktail.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great quality meat choice and great staff. Gyu-kaku has becomes a staple place for our family hangout.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A bit pricey but ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS

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CP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love coming here, gives a pretty good authentic yakiniku experience, and for those who haven't had this type of food before they explain everything.
And of course the food is amazing. The variety of really good meats is always on point and they're always so tasty.

Yummy seasonal cocktails too

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very good and fun place to go with your family and friends :) I went there with my husband. There are family including a baby in front of us, and many young girls next to us. You may think that the place looks like Korean BBQ place except the price. It’s not. The beef is tender, chicken is soft and tasty, and veggies are fresh. If you care about the quality of food, I would recommend you to go there instead of Korean BBQ place. Don’t forget to get Gyukaku app!

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CE
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service with friendly staffs!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality meat, quality food overall and i have a wonderful time with my friend!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I have been coming here ever since they have open, you will walk out extremely happy and satisfied after your meal! It’s not great for one person to eat but it’s fantastic if you have two or more people!

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NB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fabulous service. Would definitely recommend.

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Christmas get together with friends

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TN
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can get very busy on weekdays at noon so arrive a few minutes early to avoid a 45 mins wait or make reservations in advance. Lunch specials are a great value! Customer service is always great!

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had s great time. I've been following Gyu-Kaku on Instagram for a while and the food I ate was just as good as the photos made it seem. I was very happy.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Just love the food there!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Yakiniku style of dining is excellent if you want control over how soft or hard your meat is. What makes it even better in Gyu-Kaku is that you won’t reek of barbecue after eating. They have good ventilation and heating equipment. The fried chicken karaage and kalbi short rib are a must-have. Don’t forget to download the app to earn points while you’re enjoying your barbecue.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

So much fun to cook at the table!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Reservation should be allowed from two people. Other wise a couple cannot enjoy a dinner at here.

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G
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food as always! Absolutely recommended!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

service and food quality has gone down side comparing to its grand opening.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and excellent customer service! However, the noise level gets too noisy but other than that everything was great!

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m
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

many times asked get kid's cutlery set.didn't come.even kid's meal came.didn't bring cutlery set. my kid was waiting long time. poor restran service.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing!
Food was fantastic and so was the service

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great meal with friends. Food and service are exceptionally customer service oriented. Service staff are easy going and kind. Highly recommended to other prospective.

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I
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mon préféré à Toronto, j'y vais à chaque fois!!
Le riz Bipmap est délicieux et les viandes/légumes sont de super qualité!
Les serveurs/serveuses sont très soucieux de donner un bon service courtois et personnalisé!
Merci!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great atmosphere. Some staff were amazing and friendly. Some not as friendly with a little bit of attitude. All in all fabulous food and would definitely return

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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RP
1 review
Dined 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
14 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
35 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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d
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent! Will be back soon!

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p
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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