amazing food that you will never get tired of!. this place is nothing but good food and good people. i've gone a couple times, once on a date, once for a birthday and another time just because. every time i've gone in, my experience was nothing less than superb. the staff at gyu kaku seems so fun and they're always willing to help. the food is great! especially since you can mix and match the marinades, i never felt limited to a strict menu. the restaurant itself has got a modern "asian" inspired feel, and light house and techno songs play in the background to keep the atmosphere upbeat. you'll find a mix of young adults, families and even elderly couples. this place is great for dates and family and friend get togethers. its a must try!
COOL. First of all, the food is delicious. Besides that, the restaurant has a very nice ambience and is definitely a nice place to take a date on a friday or saturday night. Great selection of sake and Japanese beer. Servers are very friendly and helpful too. cool place, cool concept, GOOD FOOD.
There's a party in my mouth. Best food ever...... and the service is amazing. I've been twice his month and I want more more more more
Not at the top of my list. This restaurant seems to be for people who have never heard of grilling your own meat in front of you before. "Normal" bbq restaurants have portions that are actually fulfilling, not the dinky little dishes that come out at this restaurant. The taste is mediocre and the food is way overpriced. Do not go if you want to have a good dining experience.
Great Experience, Amazing Food, Excellent Cust. Service.. My first thought about this restaurant was, "Why would I go out to dinner to cook my own food?!" But this place is amazing. They have the best quality cuts of meats, fresh veggies, a huge list of premium sake and cocktails, and an amazing staff. Our server was very knowldgeable and helpful. They will give good recommendations and thoroughly explain the dishes and how to cook the meats. The meats come marinaded (my favorite is Basil and Miso) and in bite size pieces so that they cook fast on the grill. Definately try it out, they also have course menus for beginners. It comes with all the house favorites, try the Samuri!!! That's what we got and it was definately enough food for two. And cooking for yourself is the best part because you can cook everything to your liking. EAT HERE!!!
You have got to try this location!. I have been to a number of the Gyu-Kaku restaurants, but I recently moved to Orange County. For those that live in the OC, you probably know restaurants are lacking. I was thrilled to find out Gyu-Kaku was opening a restaurant in the OC. I went a few weeks ago and I can't wait to go back! The staff was great and really friendly. The managers stop by each table and make sure your dinner is going well. Customer service was outstanding and the food was even better. For those who have never tried Gyu-Kaku, you have to try the managers suggestions listed at each table. The ahi poke is to die for!
Savory food, great atmosphere, and quality service!.
The branch in Sherman Oaks does not compare to Gyu Kaku in Huntington Beach. The service here has been warm and friendly, the food is delicious and the drinks are good. You wouldn't think it by looking at the outside of the restaurant but the interior is surprisingly big, yet the atmosphere is perfect for a romantic date if you don't mind a bit of occasional noise when the staff yells out commands and greetings in Japanese.
My first time at the restaurant required some explanation of the unique cooking style. Customers cook their own food on a grill set in the middle of each table. The veggies and meats are seasoned and marinated well making them super tasty. I couldn't get enough. The portion sizes are good too which is important. I also had a couple of cocktails but I like the Beach Spritzer the best.
The thing I have noticed about this restaurant is that the coworkers are all there for each other. When I first went, though the server was friendly and knowledgable, she seemed to forget about our table sometimes most likely due to the busy night they were having. Not to worry though, plenty of other servers came by and helped us out.
Overall, dining here is a treat and I would definitely bring friends back here again.
Best service in OC! mouth watering dishes! weekend reservations a must!.
So my friends and I love trying new restaurants and one of them suggested Gyu-Kaku. We all like Korean BBQ so we gave it a whirl. The night began with our server asking if it was our first time and then explaining the menu and portion sizes (a la cart / sharing styles). He also told us that our meal would not be brought out all at once but in waves, which was a good thing because our order was a lil too much for our table to handle. not only did our server aid us in cooking procedures but the entire staff did as well. It was pretty cool how the staff engaged with the customers.
The servers, managers and even kitchen staff yelled out phrases in Japanese, some times in tandem and some times not (hehe). As busy as it got ( cannot stress making reservations on the weekend) we caught our server making some cheater chopsticks at another table for a couple not used to using chopsticks. I thought the service couldn't get any better but as we were leaving another server yelled for the entire restaurant's attention and got everyone to sing happy birthday to a patron. As far as food goes, the suggestions were right on target. The marinated yakiniku meats were all savory and the vegetables were awesome (try their suggestion of the mushroom melody and zuccini). If you don't mind waiting a little bit, the Bibimba rice dish is great! My only complaint about this restaurant is that I can't bring some of my more impatient friends. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal, NOT a place to rush a quick bite before a movie. I will definitely be coming back, especially for happy hour, 2 dollar draft beer!!! =3
Best new restaurant in HB. I was blown away by the decor there. Contemporary, hip, and happening. I loved the music they played there too. No R&B or Pop, a plus for me. The food is amazing!!! The taste is wonderful especially since you grill the meat yourself. I never did that before, except BBQing. My girlfriend could not get enough of the Spicy Avocado salad, I personally just ate lots of meat. The Premium Kalbi melted in my mouth, and the tare sauce on it was just perfect. The best part of eating here was by the staff. They took us in and explained things so well to us that I felt that the next time I come in with my friends. I can do all the ordering and look like an expert. I have been to Japan and the one thing I missed about Japan was the service, this place is the closest thing I have seen here in the US with that kind of service. Oh and make sure to make reservations or else you might have to wait. I hate waiting. (>.<)
Great place to start off celebrations or a night on the town!. I really enjoyed the prompt and warm service at the Huntingbeach Gyu Kaku. Our waitress was particularly helpful in explaining the various types of meats and marinades, making it a fun and enjoyable experience for myself and my party. I loved cooking my food to my exact specifications AND not smell like it after I left. I highly recommend this place for all sorts of occasions. Great way to start out the night on the town, with its stylish decor and ambiance.
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