Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining

★★★★☆
Do-it-yourself Japanese barbecue gets a hip makeover at this jaunty Japanese import.
  • 163 N La Cienega Blvd

    Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    Cross street: Drexel Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 310-659-5760

About Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining

Hours
Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-12am; Sun 5pm-10pm

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For sure our favorite place in town.

There is a grill in the middle of the table and you cook your own food. Takes about 5min, it is super cool.

Service is awesome, very professional, waiters are on top of it.

Highly recommend going

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★★★★★

For sure our favorite place in town.

There is a grill in the middle of the table and you cook your own food. Takes about 5min, it is super cool.

Service is awesome, very professional, waiters are on top of it.

Highly recommend going

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Definitely recommended something different nice and modern waitress very attentive

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★★★★★

Definitely recommended something different nice and modern waitress very attentive

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I got FOOD POISONING here. You can't get sick from undercooked beef so it must be either their sanitation standards or improper food storage. I skipped lunch before I came, so it couldn't have been anything else I ate that day. On top of

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★☆☆☆☆

I got FOOD POISONING here. You can't get sick from undercooked beef so it must be either their sanitation standards or improper food storage. I skipped lunch before I came, so it couldn't have been anything else I ate that day. On top of

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I have been a customer of Gyu-Kaku for about a year now. I can not get over their great food and service. Korean BBQ is a great invention and very creative. I will continue being their customer for the times to come. Give it a try you will not regret it.

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★★★★★

I have been a customer of Gyu-Kaku for about a year now. I can not get over their great food and service. Korean BBQ is a great invention and very creative. I will continue being their customer for the times to come. Give it a try you will not regret it.

Pros: Great Food

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I Like this place. its just like this place i go to in culver city called GYENARI. which i LOVE. there similar but im a fan of korean.

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★★★★★

I Like this place. its just like this place i go to in culver city called GYENARI. which i LOVE. there similar but im a fan of korean.

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I went there with my husband and 2 little kids.Food is pretty good.My husband eat a lot so it gets to be bit expensive .Because of grill my kids was almost got burn.It's is my fault though ,I'd go with my husband again.

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★★★☆☆

I went there with my husband and 2 little kids.Food is pretty good.My husband eat a lot so it gets to be bit expensive .Because of grill my kids was almost got burn.It's is my fault though ,I'd go with my husband again.

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Honestly, Gyu Kaku is not the best place to have korean barbeque. Although it does have good meat, i don't believe that you get what you pay for. The amount of food that you get per plate is maybe enough for one or two people depending on one's appetite.

The bill can get pretty pricey in the end, and if you drink alcohol, it will be even more. The service is average and the menu options are not very original. If you want korean barbeque for your money, i believe there are better places in korea town where you get what you pay for

At gyu kaku, you need to buy all of your seperate side dishes, as opposed to the restaurants in korea town where all of those dishes come for free.

All in all, everage korean bbq experience for a lot of money :/

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★★☆☆☆

Honestly, Gyu Kaku is not the best place to have korean barbeque. Although it does have good meat, i don't believe that you get what you pay for. The amount of food that you get per plate is maybe enough for one or two people depending on one's appetite.

The bill can get pretty pricey in the end, and if you drink alcohol, it will be even more. The service is average and the menu options are not very original. If you want korean barbeque for your money, i believe there are better places in korea town where you get what you pay for

At gyu kaku, you need to buy all of your seperate side dishes, as opposed to the restaurants in korea town where all of those dishes come for free.

All in all, everage korean bbq experience for a lot of money :/

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I LOVE this place! This is always a go-to favorite of mine with friends or out of town guests. The food is high quality, and since you cook it yourself at the table you have control over how rare or well done you like it. I haven't had one dish here that I did not like. Great sake selection - the flavored sake is REALLY good (don't know the name, ask for it). The atmosphere is fun fun fun and the service staff is smiley and attentive. You really do need a reservation as the space is small, and the grill in the middle of the table makes it rather warm (don't wear heavy sweaters!). I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for a date or a large group of friends.

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★★★★★

I LOVE this place! This is always a go-to favorite of mine with friends or out of town guests. The food is high quality, and since you cook it yourself at the table you have control over how rare or well done you like it. I haven't had one dish here that I did not like. Great sake selection - the flavored sake is REALLY good (don't know the name, ask for it). The atmosphere is fun fun fun and the service staff is smiley and attentive. You really do need a reservation as the space is small, and the grill in the middle of the table makes it rather warm (don't wear heavy sweaters!). I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for a date or a large group of friends.

Pros: Great food, great service, great ambience, great prices

Cons: Need reservations, can get really crowded

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If you are looking for high quality Japanese BBQ, then this is the place for you. I have tried pretty much everything on the menu, and you cannot go wrong. The vegetables are always fresh and the meat is top quality. Bear in mind though, with the quality comes a price. A person can expect to spend around $50 a person on a meal. It is worth it though. The service and the food are always top notch.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for high quality Japanese BBQ, then this is the place for you. I have tried pretty much everything on the menu, and you cannot go wrong. The vegetables are always fresh and the meat is top quality. Bear in mind though, with the quality comes a price. A person can expect to spend around $50 a person on a meal. It is worth it though. The service and the food are always top notch.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: high price

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Hello everyone

Okay people this is korean BBQ sold at a higher price and smaller portions so please just go to any korean bbq in koreatown it will taste 10 times better and you'll actually get full for a lot less, wouldnt you rather go some place authentic its korean food why go to a Japanese restaurant.

I know someone that use to prep food at GYU KAKU and they even put MSG in the rice to make it taste better and Glisten(pointless I know)...also please note the HIGHLY price "kobe" beef on the menu is not fully kobe it is half kobe half cow, just ask any manager next time you go there. Service is okay. Food tastes okay but wouldnt anything taste great if you added that much msg and who knows what else. I always use to get stomach aches after eating here, I don't go here anymore and wouldn't recommend it.

I recommend:

Chosun Galbee Restaurant
3330 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: (323) 734-3330

Soot Bulll Jeep
3136 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005-1903
Phone: (213) 387-3865

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Hello everyone

Okay people this is korean BBQ sold at a higher price and smaller portions so please just go to any korean bbq in koreatown it will taste 10 times better and you'll actually get full for a lot less, wouldnt you rather go some place authentic its korean food why go to a Japanese restaurant.

I know someone that use to prep food at GYU KAKU and they even put MSG in the rice to make it taste better and Glisten(pointless I know)...also please note the HIGHLY price "kobe" beef on the menu is not fully kobe it is half kobe half cow, just ask any manager next time you go there. Service is okay. Food tastes okay but wouldnt anything taste great if you added that much msg and who knows what else. I always use to get stomach aches after eating here, I don't go here anymore and wouldn't recommend it.

I recommend:

Chosun Galbee Restaurant
3330 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: (323) 734-3330

Soot Bulll Jeep
3136 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005-1903
Phone: (213) 387-3865

Pros: interior is nice. but isnt it everywhere in la and ny if you go to a decent restaurant

Cons: high prices, harmful ingridients, not authentic korean food, bad food... long wait....list goes on

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I love this place! They bring you well seasoned meat, shrimp and/or chicken and you cook it right at you table and the best part is they give so many sides to go along with it. Reasonably priced and would highly recommend.

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★★★★★

I love this place! They bring you well seasoned meat, shrimp and/or chicken and you cook it right at you table and the best part is they give so many sides to go along with it. Reasonably priced and would highly recommend.

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Just alright... cheap food but you don't get much.. after couple times... it gets played out.
not many choices on wines. the service is very japanese... loud,hectic, everywhere...
it was just ok. the food is kinda bad.. if you want cheap food. go there.

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★★☆☆☆

Just alright... cheap food but you don't get much.. after couple times... it gets played out.
not many choices on wines. the service is very japanese... loud,hectic, everywhere...
it was just ok. the food is kinda bad.. if you want cheap food. go there.

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After being a gyu kaku regular, I hadn?t been to the one in Beverly hills for quite a while. I was surprised to see that they had a new decor considering all the newer built ones were looking much better than this one but now they are definitely on top. our waiter forgot my cocktail and I never cared to mention it and it was not on our bill. So that aggravated me because I was in denial that he really forgot so I just was over it. My favorite is the harami miso I always get 2 orders of that and never get any other type of meat dish because I?ve tried the others before and never liked them. I really like the original bimbiya but I get it w/o seaweed I find that it tastes much better that way, and w/ brown rice instead of white. It says that it has chicken in there but you can barely even find a piece, they need to put more in there. I love their gyu kaku salad but ask for the dressing on the side or else your salad will be soaked in it. Since their renovation, I noticed that one of their sauces in the white ceramic spout container was the same but it was watered down and I found that to be really weird, I mean it still tasted pretty much the same but I liked it when it was thicker. The Chilean seabass is really good I liked it a lot. For some reason our food (chicken, meats, etc) would always stick to the grill but this time our waiter brushed it with sesame oil which I was so happy to see. Our meats still stick but not as bad as before, they need to brush a little more on. Don?t bother with the chicken it's always tasteless. By the way don?t order the sweet potatoes because they?re not the traditional yams that you might think of they?re these Japanese sweet potatoes that are white & firm. I?ve been to the ones in Topanga and Rancho Cucamonga and both serve sushi & for some reason this 1 hasn?t caught on yet which is very disappointing. I just went there on March 21st and they still don?t have sushi. F.Y.I. the menu prices have gone up.

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★★★★★

After being a gyu kaku regular, I hadn?t been to the one in Beverly hills for quite a while. I was surprised to see that they had a new decor considering all the newer built ones were looking much better than this one but now they are definitely on top. our waiter forgot my cocktail and I never cared to mention it and it was not on our bill. So that aggravated me because I was in denial that he really forgot so I just was over it. My favorite is the harami miso I always get 2 orders of that and never get any other type of meat dish because I?ve tried the others before and never liked them. I really like the original bimbiya but I get it w/o seaweed I find that it tastes much better that way, and w/ brown rice instead of white. It says that it has chicken in there but you can barely even find a piece, they need to put more in there. I love their gyu kaku salad but ask for the dressing on the side or else your salad will be soaked in it. Since their renovation, I noticed that one of their sauces in the white ceramic spout container was the same but it was watered down and I found that to be really weird, I mean it still tasted pretty much the same but I liked it when it was thicker. The Chilean seabass is really good I liked it a lot. For some reason our food (chicken, meats, etc) would always stick to the grill but this time our waiter brushed it with sesame oil which I was so happy to see. Our meats still stick but not as bad as before, they need to brush a little more on. Don?t bother with the chicken it's always tasteless. By the way don?t order the sweet potatoes because they?re not the traditional yams that you might think of they?re these Japanese sweet potatoes that are white & firm. I?ve been to the ones in Topanga and Rancho Cucamonga and both serve sushi & for some reason this 1 hasn?t caught on yet which is very disappointing. I just went there on March 21st and they still don?t have sushi. F.Y.I. the menu prices have gone up.

Pros: Fun dim atmosphere, you get to cook!

Cons: Prices have gone wayyyy UP

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Ya see, they bring you the meat and you cook it at your table. It certainly makes things fun, but you probably don't get the best cooked meal this way. The miso salad is spectacular.

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★★★☆☆

Ya see, they bring you the meat and you cook it at your table. It certainly makes things fun, but you probably don't get the best cooked meal this way. The miso salad is spectacular.

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Everybody loves Gyu-Kaku. From the outside, it looks kind of like a hole in the wall establishment, but once inside it is definitely more refined. Cooking your own food is fun, but beware. You literally will cook your own food so it sort of ends up as well(and as sanitary) as you can cook. My friends love this place. I am a terrible cook, so this place scares me.

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★★★★☆

Everybody loves Gyu-Kaku. From the outside, it looks kind of like a hole in the wall establishment, but once inside it is definitely more refined. Cooking your own food is fun, but beware. You literally will cook your own food so it sort of ends up as well(and as sanitary) as you can cook. My friends love this place. I am a terrible cook, so this place scares me.

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We love going here. My husband loves the hirame miso and I love the bibimbop. It's a good idea to make reservations. It gets packed.

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★★★★★

We love going here. My husband loves the hirame miso and I love the bibimbop. It's a good idea to make reservations. It gets packed.

Pros: You can order as much or as little as you want

Cons: Parking is annoying - expect long lines because the valet is for Gyu and Fogo de Chao

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I have had lots of other meals here, and everything I've tried is awesome. The wait staff is so friendly, very attentive too. I am a regular so I go there alot by myself and feel comfortable.

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★★★★★

I have had lots of other meals here, and everything I've tried is awesome. The wait staff is so friendly, very attentive too. I am a regular so I go there alot by myself and feel comfortable.

Pros: location and parking

Cons: none

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Let me just start off by saying: you WILL come out of this place smelling like smokey marinated meat. I don't care if they use downdraft smokeless braziers-BBQ is BBQ. That being said...ladies- this is a small teeny tiny price to pay for awesomely delicious marinated kobe beef. I, myself, am not a huge fan of meat in general- but Gyu-Kaku's kobe beef is to die for!! I also enjoyed their garlic marinated kalbi (beef short ribs). Delish~* Oh!! Another perk of visiting the Beverly Hills location on La Cienega- this is a great area to star gaze (celeb stars that is)!! Last time some friends and I spotted Method Man!! Yep- complete with wife n' kids- just dining out with the fam. Gyu-Kaku is definitely worth checking out. Sure, your locks won't smell of Pantene the rest of the night, but c'mon it's Method Man + family and you get kobe beef !!

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★★★★★

Let me just start off by saying: you WILL come out of this place smelling like smokey marinated meat. I don't care if they use downdraft smokeless braziers-BBQ is BBQ. That being said...ladies- this is a small teeny tiny price to pay for awesomely delicious marinated kobe beef. I, myself, am not a huge fan of meat in general- but Gyu-Kaku's kobe beef is to die for!! I also enjoyed their garlic marinated kalbi (beef short ribs). Delish~* Oh!! Another perk of visiting the Beverly Hills location on La Cienega- this is a great area to star gaze (celeb stars that is)!! Last time some friends and I spotted Method Man!! Yep- complete with wife n' kids- just dining out with the fam. Gyu-Kaku is definitely worth checking out. Sure, your locks won't smell of Pantene the rest of the night, but c'mon it's Method Man + family and you get kobe beef !!

Pros: Scrumptious Kobe Beef, Celeb Sightings

Cons: Parking

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Just went there last weekend for a friends birthday dinner. We all had a great time. The food was good, our waiter was a little slow at first but he apologized and was up to speed after that. Prices are decent as well. I would recommend the tofu salad. Super yummy dressing.

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★★★★☆

Just went there last weekend for a friends birthday dinner. We all had a great time. The food was good, our waiter was a little slow at first but he apologized and was up to speed after that. Prices are decent as well. I would recommend the tofu salad. Super yummy dressing.

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I took my boyfriend here for his birthday after coming here with friends a previous time. Had a great time on both occasions and would consider returning. The food is good and the service as well. It's a very casual atmosphere, but looks serious only due to the fact that it's on restaurant row. I'm sure there's better places, but the overall experience is good. however, (this may be from just that one couple) i wouldn't recommend a first date at this location. the atmosphere asks for people who are comfortable with each other and sharing a grill with little to no physical interaction due to the burning hot pit in between you just isn't good for first dates.

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★★★★☆

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday after coming here with friends a previous time. Had a great time on both occasions and would consider returning. The food is good and the service as well. It's a very casual atmosphere, but looks serious only due to the fact that it's on restaurant row. I'm sure there's better places, but the overall experience is good. however, (this may be from just that one couple) i wouldn't recommend a first date at this location. the atmosphere asks for people who are comfortable with each other and sharing a grill with little to no physical interaction due to the burning hot pit in between you just isn't good for first dates.

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A nice place for traditional Japanese charcoal BBQ. It?s a fun experience but cooking your own food is a lot of work! Besides BBQ they have other Korean food favorites. I'm a really fan of pickled vegetables!
They have a pretty good variety of foods. A must try is the Enoki mushrooms BBQ on the grill in the foil pouch.
Though the menu is fairly meat and seafood centric, they do have a tofu platter and lots of great vegetables you can BBQ.

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★★★★☆

A nice place for traditional Japanese charcoal BBQ. It?s a fun experience but cooking your own food is a lot of work! Besides BBQ they have other Korean food favorites. I'm a really fan of pickled vegetables!
They have a pretty good variety of foods. A must try is the Enoki mushrooms BBQ on the grill in the foil pouch.
Though the menu is fairly meat and seafood centric, they do have a tofu platter and lots of great vegetables you can BBQ.

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The moment we got in, the hostess sat us promtly. Our waiter was great to explain to us about the way their food prepared and how to order it. The food was so great & thank you to our waiter recommendation the the Beef with Miso sauce, it was the best dish. The Spicy Tuna Avocado Salad was a great portion & was so tasty. We loved it. The Mushroom Medley was a MUST. Grilled for 2 minutes each side & it was so fresh to eat.

The Hot sake 300ml bottle was very smooth & at $30, totally worth it to try. Don't forget the dessert, the Banana Chocolate was also a MUST.

We came with a small baby, so it was a little hot for the baby, but its a beautiful place for couples or a group of friends. Highly recommended. We will definitely come back for more.

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★★★★★

The moment we got in, the hostess sat us promtly. Our waiter was great to explain to us about the way their food prepared and how to order it. The food was so great & thank you to our waiter recommendation the the Beef with Miso sauce, it was the best dish. The Spicy Tuna Avocado Salad was a great portion & was so tasty. We loved it. The Mushroom Medley was a MUST. Grilled for 2 minutes each side & it was so fresh to eat.

The Hot sake 300ml bottle was very smooth & at $30, totally worth it to try. Don't forget the dessert, the Banana Chocolate was also a MUST.

We came with a small baby, so it was a little hot for the baby, but its a beautiful place for couples or a group of friends. Highly recommended. We will definitely come back for more.

Pros: Great food, Nice Ambiance, and good service

Cons: Vallet parking, not for smalll children

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I was introduced to Gyu-Kaku on a date once and had a lovely time. Cooking your own meats and vegtables in their steamers make for great conversation. I'd gladly go back!

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★★★★☆

I was introduced to Gyu-Kaku on a date once and had a lovely time. Cooking your own meats and vegtables in their steamers make for great conversation. I'd gladly go back!

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I've been going to Gyu-Kaku for over a year now, and I just can't get enough. The other reviewers state that it's not "authentic" Korean BBQ, and that is definitely true. However, they fail to realize that it's not a Korean BBQ restaurant, it's Japanese! Of course, there are a lot of Korean-inspired dishes, but you can't expect exact Korean BBQ from a Japanese restaurant. To be honest, I think Gyu-Kaku's food tastes much better than Korean BBQ, which I also have frequently. I never know exactly what to get, so I get a little bit of everything. One thing you should ask for is butter-garlic sauce. It costs a dollar extra, and apparently it's a "hidden" item that the servers came up with. Use it as a dip for your beef. Stay away from the Kobe beef though: I ordered it once, and it really wasn't up to par with other Kobe I've had. Gyu-Kaku has a great dining atmosphere which is good for groups of friends, and still manages to be great for dates. The waitstaff is incredibly friendly and all of them have been very entertaining and funny. The food CAN be somewhat pricey, especially when you start drinking (trust me: have a Kirin with your food), but it's worth every penny. Enjoy!!!!

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★★★★★

I've been going to Gyu-Kaku for over a year now, and I just can't get enough. The other reviewers state that it's not "authentic" Korean BBQ, and that is definitely true. However, they fail to realize that it's not a Korean BBQ restaurant, it's Japanese! Of course, there are a lot of Korean-inspired dishes, but you can't expect exact Korean BBQ from a Japanese restaurant. To be honest, I think Gyu-Kaku's food tastes much better than Korean BBQ, which I also have frequently. I never know exactly what to get, so I get a little bit of everything. One thing you should ask for is butter-garlic sauce. It costs a dollar extra, and apparently it's a "hidden" item that the servers came up with. Use it as a dip for your beef. Stay away from the Kobe beef though: I ordered it once, and it really wasn't up to par with other Kobe I've had. Gyu-Kaku has a great dining atmosphere which is good for groups of friends, and still manages to be great for dates. The waitstaff is incredibly friendly and all of them have been very entertaining and funny. The food CAN be somewhat pricey, especially when you start drinking (trust me: have a Kirin with your food), but it's worth every penny. Enjoy!!!!

Pros: GREAT food, flexible atmosphere, VERY friendly staff.

Cons: COULD get pricey, sometimes the valet guys refuse to park my car?

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This place is so much fun and the food is fantastic! Very affordable too. Would be fun for a group!

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★★★★★

This place is so much fun and the food is fantastic! Very affordable too. Would be fun for a group!

Pros: delicious food, affordable

Cons: kind of noisy

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After reading all the reviews, I decided to try for myself. I've been to several cook it yourself BBQ spots, and Gyu-Kaku ranks in my top 3! The quality is good and the portions are decent. I recommend ordering the "Geisha"--a combo meal for 2. It filled me and my best friend up pretty well...I went on a night that was not too busy and we made reservations so the service was GREAT (I'm not too sure how things get when it's super crowded).

A few drawbacks:
1) If you don't know how to cook or if you don't know when meat is done, be sure to ask the staff as they walk by...I think they assume you would know so they don't really check in as often as I am used to in those cook it yourself spots.
2) It's a small place and other people's convos can be heard loud and clear. Unfortunately, we were sitting by 2 women who were discussing topics unfit for dining...And, if you want to have a good conversation with someone forget about it because is gets pretty loud.
3) It's not cheap but not expensive. A dinner for 2 (1 combo meal for 2, 1 a la carte meat order, 1 dessert (the mochi ice cream is GOOD!), 2 sodas, 2 sides of white rice = less than $100) --- i spend a bit more on sushi for 2, only to be hungry a couple hours later.

I totally recommend Gyu Kaku to everyone who enjoys good food. I suggest coming here with friends or family. Not an awesome date setting in the romantic sense, but if you fear that you would run out of things to say...it's perfect!

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★★★★☆

After reading all the reviews, I decided to try for myself. I've been to several cook it yourself BBQ spots, and Gyu-Kaku ranks in my top 3! The quality is good and the portions are decent. I recommend ordering the "Geisha"--a combo meal for 2. It filled me and my best friend up pretty well...I went on a night that was not too busy and we made reservations so the service was GREAT (I'm not too sure how things get when it's super crowded).

A few drawbacks:
1) If you don't know how to cook or if you don't know when meat is done, be sure to ask the staff as they walk by...I think they assume you would know so they don't really check in as often as I am used to in those cook it yourself spots.
2) It's a small place and other people's convos can be heard loud and clear. Unfortunately, we were sitting by 2 women who were discussing topics unfit for dining...And, if you want to have a good conversation with someone forget about it because is gets pretty loud.
3) It's not cheap but not expensive. A dinner for 2 (1 combo meal for 2, 1 a la carte meat order, 1 dessert (the mochi ice cream is GOOD!), 2 sodas, 2 sides of white rice = less than $100) --- i spend a bit more on sushi for 2, only to be hungry a couple hours later.

I totally recommend Gyu Kaku to everyone who enjoys good food. I suggest coming here with friends or family. Not an awesome date setting in the romantic sense, but if you fear that you would run out of things to say...it's perfect!

Pros: Quality, Taste, Valet Parking

Cons: Can burn food easily, small restaurant, uncomfortable seating

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This restaurant is really a Japanese take on Korean bbq, and as a lover of authentic Korean bbq, I just didn't enjoy it. The food was fine, nothing extraordinary, but what resonated with me was how tiny the portions were. I suppose this is good for people on diets, but if you've ever experienced true Korean bbq's and the mounds of food and variety of side dishes - you'd find dining here a bit disappointing.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is really a Japanese take on Korean bbq, and as a lover of authentic Korean bbq, I just didn't enjoy it. The food was fine, nothing extraordinary, but what resonated with me was how tiny the portions were. I suppose this is good for people on diets, but if you've ever experienced true Korean bbq's and the mounds of food and variety of side dishes - you'd find dining here a bit disappointing.

Pros: Good service

Cons: Tiny portions

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Went there on a date. Great tasting food. Nice location. Fun Bar.
Loved it. Will go back over the weekend

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★★★★★

Went there on a date. Great tasting food. Nice location. Fun Bar.
Loved it. Will go back over the weekend

Pros: GOOD PLACE

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If you want really good asian style bbq go to Korea Town. This place is a rip off Korean BBQ. This bbq was started by Koreans and they know how to do it right.
SO if you want Sushi go to a Japanese place. If you want good Korean BBQ go to Korea town. You'll pay less and the quality is dynamite. Cho Sun Galbee as outdoor grilling and is located 1 block west of Western on Olympic Blvd.

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★★★★☆

If you want really good asian style bbq go to Korea Town. This place is a rip off Korean BBQ. This bbq was started by Koreans and they know how to do it right.
SO if you want Sushi go to a Japanese place. If you want good Korean BBQ go to Korea town. You'll pay less and the quality is dynamite. Cho Sun Galbee as outdoor grilling and is located 1 block west of Western on Olympic Blvd.

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Food was ok, the first time I went there, I think they had better taste of food. Great ambiance, romantic when you wanna have a great time, with long conversation.

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★★★☆☆

Food was ok, the first time I went there, I think they had better taste of food. Great ambiance, romantic when you wanna have a great time, with long conversation.

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I love this place. Great array of choice cuts to grill over fabulous charcoal grate. Excellent, interactive fun, with righteous soju cocktails. Great for casual dates or folks out of town.

2
★★★★★

I love this place. Great array of choice cuts to grill over fabulous charcoal grate. Excellent, interactive fun, with righteous soju cocktails. Great for casual dates or folks out of town.

Cons: you might end up smelling like charcoal

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The ambience here makes it a great place for a fun, romantic dinner date. Try the filet mignon, the sukiyaki bibimba and the zucchini - all very delicious. Skip the salmon miso which lacked taste compared to the other food items. The food portions may look pretty small but by the end of the meal, we were full.

2
★★★★☆

The ambience here makes it a great place for a fun, romantic dinner date. Try the filet mignon, the sukiyaki bibimba and the zucchini - all very delicious. Skip the salmon miso which lacked taste compared to the other food items. The food portions may look pretty small but by the end of the meal, we were full.

Pros: Ambience, Friendly service

Cons: A little pricey

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I got addicted to GK after being a regular at the W LA location. I must admit I liked the small atmosphere of the WLA restaurant, but the La Cienega one grew on me. If you're looking for authentic KBBQ, you will be disappointed, but if you keep an open-mind, you'll appreciate the Japanese (and I think very American) twist on the KBBQ theme. I've tried just about everything here over the years - The Harami Miso is so flavorful and succulent, it's my favorite! The Japanese sweet potato and Unagi Bibimba (the one with eel) are really nice accompaniments to the meat as well (and kinda sorta make up for the lack of yummy Korean side-dishes). The desserts here are pretty fun too. Overall, a fun date or small group dining experience and yummy food. Make reservations though, this place is popular and packed.

2
★★★★☆

I got addicted to GK after being a regular at the W LA location. I must admit I liked the small atmosphere of the WLA restaurant, but the La Cienega one grew on me. If you're looking for authentic KBBQ, you will be disappointed, but if you keep an open-mind, you'll appreciate the Japanese (and I think very American) twist on the KBBQ theme. I've tried just about everything here over the years - The Harami Miso is so flavorful and succulent, it's my favorite! The Japanese sweet potato and Unagi Bibimba (the one with eel) are really nice accompaniments to the meat as well (and kinda sorta make up for the lack of yummy Korean side-dishes). The desserts here are pretty fun too. Overall, a fun date or small group dining experience and yummy food. Make reservations though, this place is popular and packed.

Pros: Food

Cons: Crowded

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This is one of my favorite restaurants here in LA. The food it very tasty (a mix of japanese/korean) and their service has always been excellent - probably because at the end of each meal the servers give the customers a survey/rating card. The food can get a bit pricey but it really is worth it. (I usually end up spending $50-70 for a dinner date).

There is limited street parking, but they share valet with the adjacent restaurant (Fond du Chao?) for about $3.

2
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants here in LA. The food it very tasty (a mix of japanese/korean) and their service has always been excellent - probably because at the end of each meal the servers give the customers a survey/rating card. The food can get a bit pricey but it really is worth it. (I usually end up spending $50-70 for a dinner date).

There is limited street parking, but they share valet with the adjacent restaurant (Fond du Chao?) for about $3.

Pros: Great tasting food, Service, Ambience; Happy Hour 2 for 1 selected menu item depending on the day

Cons: It can get pricey, but I personally think it's worth it; can get busy on weekends

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I'll admit it's not the most authentic, however it is a chain AND trendy, so what do you expect? Also, it's a Japanese BBQ place, not Korean so of course they're not going to have authentic Korean food! The food was tasty, the service awesome and the vibe fun. I'd come back.

2
★★★★☆

I'll admit it's not the most authentic, however it is a chain AND trendy, so what do you expect? Also, it's a Japanese BBQ place, not Korean so of course they're not going to have authentic Korean food! The food was tasty, the service awesome and the vibe fun. I'd come back.

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Take it from a Korean and a friend who works there--Gyu-Kaku is not authentic Korean food. Involuntary visits find the menu annoying, the bibimbap and kimchi are tasteless and the meats are not marinated well. The menu screams poseur Korean food and the galbi came out as 3 little pieces and the bill was ridiculous. Avoid this place at all costs and to Koreatown Los Angeles--the epicenter of real authentic Korean food!

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★☆☆☆☆

Take it from a Korean and a friend who works there--Gyu-Kaku is not authentic Korean food. Involuntary visits find the menu annoying, the bibimbap and kimchi are tasteless and the meats are not marinated well. The menu screams poseur Korean food and the galbi came out as 3 little pieces and the bill was ridiculous. Avoid this place at all costs and to Koreatown Los Angeles--the epicenter of real authentic Korean food!

Pros: Non

Cons: TOO EXPENSIVE, teeny tiny portions, fake, non-authentic

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we decided to try this place out recently, since we kept passing it. i ordered the garlic shrimp and scallops, my husband ordered two different types of beef; according to what the waiter recommended. it took a while for our grill to get hot, but once it did, the food cooked relatively fast. the portions are pretty small, so you have to order a few dishes per person. my food was ok, nothing special. my husband's beef was marinated well, but the cuts of the beef were really bad. it felt like cheap meat was being served. perhaps the filet and kobe instead if we go again? the waiter was very attentive. it seems like the place is more about the fact that you're cooking your own food rather than the quality of what you're eating; kind of disappointing. the cooked bananas and ice cream weren't bad for dessert.

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★★★☆☆

we decided to try this place out recently, since we kept passing it. i ordered the garlic shrimp and scallops, my husband ordered two different types of beef; according to what the waiter recommended. it took a while for our grill to get hot, but once it did, the food cooked relatively fast. the portions are pretty small, so you have to order a few dishes per person. my food was ok, nothing special. my husband's beef was marinated well, but the cuts of the beef were really bad. it felt like cheap meat was being served. perhaps the filet and kobe instead if we go again? the waiter was very attentive. it seems like the place is more about the fact that you're cooking your own food rather than the quality of what you're eating; kind of disappointing. the cooked bananas and ice cream weren't bad for dessert.

Pros: cooking your won food, attentive waitstaff

Cons: small portions, cheap quality food

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Good service, Good atmoshphere, and wonderful food. My wife is Korean and loved the food. The sign of a good Korean resturant is the approval of one. Service was attentive and could be on par with a 4-seasons or Ritz Carlton. The energy of the restaurant and staff was good.
I hope your experience was as good as ours.

2
★★★★★

Good service, Good atmoshphere, and wonderful food. My wife is Korean and loved the food. The sign of a good Korean resturant is the approval of one. Service was attentive and could be on par with a 4-seasons or Ritz Carlton. The energy of the restaurant and staff was good.
I hope your experience was as good as ours.

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Perfect for groups or couples, Gyu-Kaku ensures a fun, tasty evening. Try the prix-fixe meals, such as America's Choice, which comes with miso soup, salad, edamame, veggies, shrimp, chicken, short rib, skirt steak, bibimba and ice cream. Still hungry? Finish the meal with s'mores, which you can cook over the grill at your table. The service is amazing--very attentive, fast and helpful. They also have an extensive list of shochu (like a rice vodka) cocktails and sake.

2
★★★★★

Perfect for groups or couples, Gyu-Kaku ensures a fun, tasty evening. Try the prix-fixe meals, such as America's Choice, which comes with miso soup, salad, edamame, veggies, shrimp, chicken, short rib, skirt steak, bibimba and ice cream. Still hungry? Finish the meal with s'mores, which you can cook over the grill at your table. The service is amazing--very attentive, fast and helpful. They also have an extensive list of shochu (like a rice vodka) cocktails and sake.

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Crowded and noisy, but that's part of the fun of this do-it-yourself cooking experience. Order from a large variety of meats and veggies slathered in your choice of flavorful sauces and marinades. Great specials during the week for happy hour (including 99 cent drafts). Make reservations (especially for dinner). Been there a few times and the service varies, but generally it's fast and friendly.

2
★★★★★

Crowded and noisy, but that's part of the fun of this do-it-yourself cooking experience. Order from a large variety of meats and veggies slathered in your choice of flavorful sauces and marinades. Great specials during the week for happy hour (including 99 cent drafts). Make reservations (especially for dinner). Been there a few times and the service varies, but generally it's fast and friendly.

Pros: High Quality Food, Menu Selection, Value

Cons: Crowded, Noisy

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One of my favorite restaurants in LA. The food is great, but especially since you can cook it to your own liking. My favorites are harami spicy miso, garlic shrimp, assorted veggies and the smores! Service is always great with multiple servers checking in on you frequently. If you can make it during the happy hour, the prices are great....although not as good as when they first opened. A few things were dropped from the menu like the Japanese pickles that I loved, but still a favorite place to go. It can get pricey if you are really hungry, but for an average dinner, it's worth it.

2
★★★★★

One of my favorite restaurants in LA. The food is great, but especially since you can cook it to your own liking. My favorites are harami spicy miso, garlic shrimp, assorted veggies and the smores! Service is always great with multiple servers checking in on you frequently. If you can make it during the happy hour, the prices are great....although not as good as when they first opened. A few things were dropped from the menu like the Japanese pickles that I loved, but still a favorite place to go. It can get pricey if you are really hungry, but for an average dinner, it's worth it.

Pros: unique food, ambience, happy hour

Cons: a little pricey, no Japanese pickles!

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I don't know why all the Koreans are saying Korean Town is better. This place is pretty amazing, cooking meat by yourself is fun if you can handle it pretty well, of course you can have the meat as you like, medium, well-done, whatever. That's nice for picky people like me. Service is great and everyone is nice in there, clean and nice atmosphere, Kalbi Soup was simply exquisite! I will go there again and again... If you think it's expensive, take advantage of happy hours.

2
★★★★★

I don't know why all the Koreans are saying Korean Town is better. This place is pretty amazing, cooking meat by yourself is fun if you can handle it pretty well, of course you can have the meat as you like, medium, well-done, whatever. That's nice for picky people like me. Service is great and everyone is nice in there, clean and nice atmosphere, Kalbi Soup was simply exquisite! I will go there again and again... If you think it's expensive, take advantage of happy hours.

Pros: Taste, Fun, Happy Hours

Cons: , A Bit Pricy

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I went with two of my friends and had a blast there. The price was ok...it depends on what you choose to order. They have this "do it yourself pancake" - interesting concept. The place itself was fun and the waiter had a great sense of humor...made for a great experience. I'd suggest going in time for their happy hour.

2
★★★★★

I went with two of my friends and had a blast there. The price was ok...it depends on what you choose to order. They have this "do it yourself pancake" - interesting concept. The place itself was fun and the waiter had a great sense of humor...made for a great experience. I'd suggest going in time for their happy hour.

Pros: Good Food, Happy Hour specials, Good service

Cons: , Parking

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The entire menu is delicious--try the unagi bibimba--and the place is a lot of fun. Great for a date, special occasion or just a regular night out, this location is a little less cramped than the Pico store and has valet parking. Save room for dessert!

2
★★★★★

The entire menu is delicious--try the unagi bibimba--and the place is a lot of fun. Great for a date, special occasion or just a regular night out, this location is a little less cramped than the Pico store and has valet parking. Save room for dessert!

Pros: GREAT FOOD!, FUN TIME!, GOOD VALUE!

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This place is really fun.. good for a date or for a party.. basically you do all the cooking. you order different meats with various marinates and then you cook. Everytime I have gone I have had a great time. Good food and good fun. I highly recommend this place...

2
★★★★★

This place is really fun.. good for a date or for a party.. basically you do all the cooking. you order different meats with various marinates and then you cook. Everytime I have gone I have had a great time. Good food and good fun. I highly recommend this place...

Pros: good food, inexpensive

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Come here for yakiniku, which is a Japanese style of grilling meats that brings out their flavor. You will be able to taste the success of this approach in the dishes that you marinate yourself.

 

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