Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson

4.7
953 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
We are Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.
(Only available patio section with Electric grills at the moment)

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.
- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.
- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.
- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.
- Maximum party size of 6 guests only following BC bylaw.(More than 5 guests Please call to make reservations)
- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 953 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

dined here during the outdoor patio dining restrictions
The food is great as always and the severs were also nice too ! Always a go to spot for me ! try to make a reservation in advance because it’s usually always booked up!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Claire was an amazing server! So kind and explained everything so well, we’ll definitely be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meat exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed the short ribs the most. The staff was attentive and provided excellent service.

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IlariaB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Amazing food.
My go-to place for special occasions.

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GaraW
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time grilling meat and veggies!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

I am a regular at Gyu Kaku, unfortunately this experience was extremely disappointing. The bottom line is the grill at our table was completely defective - we had a party of 6 and had to leave food because we were there for 2 hours and the grill wasn’t hot enough to cook the food. They were not able to fix it or move us to another table.

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Jncts
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was lovely, host and staff were very attentive and accommodating. BBQ was absolutely. Our go-to restaurant downtown.

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anonymous
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience4

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food quality is consistent and very tasty. It's why we come back.
But this time, our entire experience was essentially ruined by the loud person sitting next to us at the neighbouring table. He was loud, obnoxious, and his nasally voice carried way above the ambient noise. Now, it's his fault, not the restaurant's. But it happened because the tables are too close together. There was a plexi screen dividing us, but that shouldn't mean that you have to sit 2' from the very next person.
We drank double we normally do, tried to eat fast, tried to talk, and listen to the music, but the seating is problematic. Not because of covid, but perhaps they think they can cram people in on these tables with a divider. You shouldn't.

The other issues are that often they are missing, and deliberately removing items from the menu. Items which we have wanted to order. Many times.

Cost is high. We spent over $100 after tip, for a single casual night out, two people.

Restaurant is often too smokey. They need better ventilation, or should keep the doors open at all times.

But the food, what comes to the table, is amazing.

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MichelleB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fun, family friendly environment but would be a fun date night place too. Great staff, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Delicious food ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had to wait for a decent table and then when we were seated it was about 20 minutes before they took our order.

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vipBarbara
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Be sure to check out all the menus along the wall of your booth area! Monday is also all day happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience!

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TatianaO
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food and great service, the best is the steak with the sauce. It’s delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super great food and service!

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vipsweetcmc
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was yummy. Service was great. We will be coming back!

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Zero
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

good service and quick service even busy time.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you Zero! We're so happy to hear supportive feedback from you and we truly thank you for giving us an encouraging review! We hope you a wonderful day and hope to serve you again soon! Cheers! Sincerely, Gyu-Kaku Vancouver

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vipOTttt
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was super slow. Our server (Allen) just left us and never came back when it got busy. We had to keep waving to get any service. Waited over half an hour for a simple food item, and any contact with staff... Was clear they were understaffed and not familiar with adequate service skills. Table was only cleared at the end of our meal, after 2 hours of plates piling up on our table. Usually we love this place, but we know some good staff left and now they are not servicing well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback! :) We hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Gyu-Kaku Vancouver

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JasonR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

BBQ cook your own. Good food, great experience. Recommend giving it a try for a unique experience.

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Marc
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love coming here. Great value for lunch special.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on February 22, 2021

Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback! :) We hope to serve you again soon! Sincerely, Gyu-Kaku Vancouver

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vipScottJ
Bath
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fun and tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with my daughter and we had great service from the staff and the food was perfect as always

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Jenjenparedes
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for the first time. We loved it! We got the chefs favourite bbq for 2. The beef tenderloin and the short ribs were amazing. The food, the service, the experience= 10/10 recommend going here

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Getting together with friends in Gyu-Kaku can be a great experience as you get to grill, drink, and talk to friends while having a delicious meal!

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JOHNNY
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Place can be a bit pricey for 2 if not dining within the happy hour. Overall worth for the food for sure.

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vipTing
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Covid safety measures are done pretty well. Enjoyed the meal without any Covid concerns!

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KBeee
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was great! I would definitely go again. Thanks for having us!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on January 1, 2021

Thank you very much for your encouraging review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. See you soon! Happy New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service ! perfect value for lunch

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on January 1, 2021

Thank you very much for your encouraging review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. See you next lunch! Happy New Year!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing :)

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you very much for your encouraging review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. See you soon! Happy holidays!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

my friend and i really enjoyed our time there! lunch special is a good deal - we were both very full :) also the servers were all very nice and very accommodating

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you very much for your encouraging review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and hopefully we will see you soon! Happy holidays!

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mdixon
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Quality and good service. Exactly what we were expecting.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you very much for your encouraging review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. See you soon! Happy holidays!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was good and the restaurant and staff are very nice. Just a word of caution, if you have allergies, make it very clear.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always such a great experience! The food is delicious and I can’t say no to a happy hour.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you very much for your encouraging review! We are happy to serve you for a very happy hour meal. Don't forget to visit us on Monday because it is ALL DAY happy hour! See you soon :)

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GaraW
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and friendly service, food came very quickly and we really enjoyed a night out. We felt very safe with the precautions taken and everyone inside seemed to be abiding by the restrictions as well.

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you very much for your encouraging review! We hope you a happy holiday and a safe & healthy new year!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service highly recommended

Food was fantastic

FAQs

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Nelson does offer 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 953 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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