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About Gyu-Kaku - Toronto

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

Cuisines:
Japanese, Barbecue

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

Cross Street:
Adelaide St W

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 351-2378

Website:
http://www.gyu-kaku.com/toronto/

Additional:
Happy Hour, Non-Smoking

Gyu-Kaku - Toronto Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Good for a Date (13)
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Fun (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Group Bookings (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Authentic (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romance (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Child-Friendly (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Brunch (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Neighbourhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 31, 2018

Love love love

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service! Highly recommend trying the basil chicken.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was amazing

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great opportunity to socialize over quality menu items.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was great.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Brunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

nice food comes with great price and coupons as well

Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a great experience

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing place!!! Had the lunch set with 2 choices. Loved Kalbi chuck short rib and spicy pork, all very tasty. Would definitely come back again.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

What an amazing place. If you want an ethnic dinner then you’ve found the right spot. Lots of great options between the sauces and the meats. There are pre-selected sauces for each meat and pre set dishes for you Aries of 2 all the way up to 6. The portions are very generous and I understand why it’s so hard to get reservations. Great deal for the dollar you spend especially for Toronto!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Servers are super nice and know what to recommend. Food is excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I love this place - servers are always so personable and fun - music is eclectic - price is dec! Highly recommend :)

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Food5
Ambience3
Service4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It's fun! Good food. We liked it. :)

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

it was pretty good for several friend hangout for lunch or dinner.
Food was OK and they do have combos for different amount of people so that you can choose the best fit for your group.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was excellent, friendly and prompt and most helpful for dealing with food sensitivities. Our waiter read through all ingredients and made recommendations on what to eat and not eat. Food was delicious. We definitely should have listened to the waiters suggestions of how much to order as we felt we all could have eaten more, but our only knock would be that we were a group of 7 and there was only one grill to cook off of. Even when they took away the metal ring on the perimeter to allow more heat, there was insufficient space for the amount of food. The vegetables ( which come in seasoned foil pouches) took so much room and subsequently a long time to cook. We were pressed for time with an after dinner show so we couldn't fully cook them in time and also couldn't add other things to the grill while they were cooking as there wasn't enough space. For this size of group, even if it was only 6 of us, two grills would be necessary ( especially since there is a 2 hour limit per seating). Would definitely go again, but not with so many people.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great good! Best place for large groups. Cheap, delicious, definitely worth it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quick Bite, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

By far one of my favorite places to eat at. It is fairly busy most of the time but the food is always amazing.

Food1
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Such a disappointment. This place should not be called Gyukaku. They don have the quality or the service that I am used to see in other restaurants in BC, NY, Hawaii or Japan, needless to say. Meat way too thin or chewy if chunky. Forget the flavour or quality of the ingredients. Thank god for the Gyukaku standard sauce and dressings... Too many staff on the floor, too. Hope the owner would revisit the whole philosophy of good food service.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Love this place!!! Great food and service ! Highly recommended

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

cost is very reasonable, takes 1.5 hr for lunch… nice for people with flexible time

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Overall, excellent food and service!!!
We always come back once a month, we're kind miss the food here especially the meat, the beef options are very tasty.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Lovely place, great staff/service but my ears are still ringing today (2 days later). Very noisy but worth the visit. Food was so fun and so much and so delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Not a great choice for fish/vegetables. The meat eating tables seemed to cool just find but our food tool for ever even to warm let alone cook!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great quality meat. You pay extra but you get what you pay for. Cheap beer too! Whole pitcher of 60oz Sapporo for $18 bucks! Yes please!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

One of my kids favourite places to go! Makes a fun outing and the food is always awesome.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fun
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Good food and service was okay. Servers looked bored.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great place for a friend's get together but it's a little noisy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I went here to celebrate my birthday with my friends. The service was really great! They were all friendly and they would always check up on us if we need more water or if we need to change the grill. When the server brought us what we ordered, she would also tell us how long each side of the meat is expected to be cooked.
I love the atmosphere as well. It really had the Japanese feel to it, almost as if I was in Japan.
As for the food, it tasted absolutely amazing. I would've kept ordering for more if we weren't so full by the time we finished everything. I would definitely come back here again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 7, 2017

It has been my second time at Gyu-Kaku. This time was not as good as my first, mostly because the grill seemed to be heating the food way slower than what the server informed it should, even after changing the heat setting. Unfortunately, we noticed that too late and did not complain in person. Also, the server did not offer to change the grill in a timely manner (he only did when we were almost done and the grill was very dirty). Apart from those things, it was ok.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Awesome - as always.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2017

It was a fun experience. We recommend it.

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