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Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson, Vancouver, BC

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson

4.7
4.7
1202 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
*Important Note*
We are happy to accept reservations for groups of seven or more people. To book a large group reservation, please call us at 604-558-3885 and ask about our large group policies.

Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans, we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centrepiece of our dining concept, enjoying premium meats just off the grill alongside freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled meats) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill paired with Japanese sake, cold beers, or other options. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or spend quality time with your significant other!

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:15 pm Happy Hour Mon 11:30 am–9:45 pm Tue–Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 558-3885
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We are happy to accommodate groups of over 6 people. Large groups are required to make a reservation in person or by phone call. In addition, we have a 20% mandatory tip policy and a one-bill policy as well. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 604-558-3885Thank you!
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Nelson/Hornby Street
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available on Hornby Street and Howe Street, also underground public parking available on Nelson & Howe (808 Nelson Street.)
  • Public Transit
    The closest skytrain stations are Granville Station (Expo/Mellennium Line), Vancouver City Centre (Canada Line.)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Best Food

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Most Booked

1,202 Reviews
  1. Balur

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, but they had us seated in a back corner where it was very hard to get the staffs attention, and the booths we were in the table gave almost no space between the table and the divider, making it extremely difficult to get to the seats in the back.

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  2. Johnny

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I think the other locations are better. The service was on the slow side and did not check in, refill water, or change the grill at all. The food also tasted a bit off compared to usual, like a different marinade.

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  3. Taberu

    Vancouver

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The last remaining Gyu-Kaku in Vancouver, BC! Reliable, tasty, hope it can stay.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an awesome time, Shivan was an amazing server. Can’t wait to come back !

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  5. WilliamR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good place for a barbecue dinner. They do not change the grill plate for us anymore and it seems we had to cook on a burnt plate all the time lol

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  6. Poppy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great experience. Booking ahead is really helpful. Love Toro beef! Combo it with corn cheese and enoki mushroom.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very yummy foods and booze! the female server for our table was very nice too.

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  8. PatriciaG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting Gyu-Kaku and we loved it. Food was bomb. We’ll repeat for sure.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious but service was poor. As soon as we were seated we were told we had 1 hour to finish our dinner because they had another reservation coming in. Throughout the dinner we felt completely rushed and were actually unable to finish all of our food due to being asked to leave. Will be sticking to the Richmond location from now on.

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  10. Noah

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Although Dine out was going on and not busy, service was not that great. Wish could be better. Water was empty and one person needed too.

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  11. karmill

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our first experience at this type of restaurant during Dine Out Vancouver. We were greeted and seated right away, our server was efficient and helpful, describing the menu, making suggestions and giving us pointers on how to grill our selections. Very nice sake for a reasonable price, the food on the Dine Out menu was very tasty and plentiful. We enjoyed the Harami Skirt Steak and the Toro Beef very much, and the Takoyaki was delicious. Topped off the meal with some Mochi ice cream. A fun meal, this would be a great place to bring friends!

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  12. RachaelB

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been going to Gyu for years, at various locations, and overtime have noticed a significant decline in the quality and portion sizing of the food. That being said, the staff are always exceptional and part of what is so fun in going is the experience. I would still recommend it to every one to at least once. Great date night.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Fast and efficient Food was good also. Sadly I did not take any pictures. Just enjoying the food and conversation!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We don’t live in Vancouver but it’s our 2nd time eating here. This time we cooked our food at the table and it was awesome and the food was amazing!! If I could give more than 5 stars I would. The staff was really great too! We will be back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a great experience and the food was delicious. The drinks were really good as well. Will be back :D

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and the food was delicious! I recommend getting a BBQ course to share 💜

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  17. MoeCha

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food served fast. Staff were overall attentive and got us what we asked for. Great experience overall.

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  18. VanGirl

    Vancouver

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Casual, Great value and fun and so yummy ! I always enjoy this place.

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  19. StasK

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, tasty and fun! We got a large party size order and the food was delicious!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good taste and value. Portion are smalls but cheap so only pick the 3 item set instead of the 2 item. The miso and soup comes with the set apparently but they charge 1.50 each for some reason and can’t be removed

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing!! The Japanese Sausage is a must try!

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  22. Joelene

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bathrooms needed to be cleaned but the food was a fun and delicious experience. If you are gluten free the menu is not correct so double check with the server.

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  23. PaninaM

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    was much different from the california restaurants were familiar with but it was still pretty great. the service was slower but with great company we didn’t mind too much…, they were very nice and accommodating… and overall we enjoyed it very much

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great but the service was not really good. I forgot the name of the server who was really not accommodatinh at all. A little rude. We went last night around 9pm. I forgot the name of the server but he supposed to be nice. It's Christmas Eve.

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  25. MachiP

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing experience. Our server was super friendly and nice! She noticed quickly whenever we needed something, and before I called her, she was already there! Oh my goodness. The food was absolutely fantastic and it reminded me of Japan. Thank you so much for the great time!

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  26. KarenW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Better than The Keg. Food is delish! We will visit again for sure and we came all the way from Maple Ridge.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I didn’t expect much but VERY GOOD OVERALL! Service and food were great! Definitely coming back!!!

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  28. KrystleC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here with my work for a Christmas lunch. We got one of the packages and was blown away by the quality, quantity and interactive nature of the BBQ. it was a fun lunch and everyone was super stuffed at the end. Thank you!

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  29. AdvaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé loves this restaurant so we came for his birthday. The food is so good, and we love the beer shandies! We always walk away super satisfied. Service is great as well, the servers always take the times to explain the menu and different options for you. Highly recommended!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the second time I’ve been to a Gyu-Kaku location and it was amazing!! Our server was so nice and accommodating of my friends food allergies! Def recommend for a nice dinner!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are so nice, they really care about us. The food are wonderful! If you have never tried their bbq, you must try it!

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  32. DarrenD

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place, a bit run down in terms of environment but decent food and friendly casual service.

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  33. NoviG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food! Went with friends and would definitely go back!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have tried many JBBQ places in Vancouver and Gyu Kaku is by far the best. The variety, the quality and quantity are all top notch . And of course the staff are so patient and kind.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good experience. comes so many times already. Highly recommend come when happy hour

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was my kids birthday and they brought a complimentary dessert and it was very sweet of them! Thanks

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  37. Somers

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The only reason I give 4 stars is because the first server (lady) took our order and forgot to bring the garlic butter (had to ask her twice) and disappeared. I don’t know if she was at the end of her shift or not. The gentleman who took over was amazing.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great! Except at the end when we went to the bathroom our drinks were removed. But we hadn’t left yet.

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  39. RaphaelaB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Has a good informal vibe, and delicious food, and using its loyalty program helps us with the costs. The staff is always in a good mood, and they are always helpful. Sometimes takes a little bit longer than expected to be served, but nothing that compromises the experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They have gas burners and electric - electric ones don’t cook the meat! Meat quality this time was also bad, both raw and in bibimbap. Server was hectic and was leaving dirty plates, picking up some of them in a random order.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson using the Order Online button. Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 558-3885.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson is rated 4.7 stars by 1202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson

G3-888 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z2H1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Nelson/Hornby Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:15 pm Happy Hour Mon 11:30 am–9:45 pm Tue–Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available on Hornby Street and Howe Street, also underground public parking available on Nelson & Howe (808 Nelson Street.)
  • Public Transit
    The closest skytrain stations are Granville Station (Expo/Mellennium Line), Vancouver City Centre (Canada Line.)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 558-3885
  • Private party facilities
    We are happy to accommodate groups of over 6 people. Large groups are required to make a reservation in person or by phone call. In addition, we have a 20% mandatory tip policy and a one-bill policy as well. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 604-558-3885Thank you!
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