About Gyu-Kaku - Houston
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Houston is the ideal spot for an amazing experience! Traditionally called Yakiniku, this Japanese barbecue spot is known for their delicious, fresh (never frozen), high-quality meats! Enjoy an ice cold beer as you grill your own meat. Happy Hours offer the best deals on food and drinks, so be sure to wind down and get the night started right with us.
Japanese, Barbecue, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu: 4PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 4PM–11:30PM last call
Sun: 4PM–9:30PM last call
Mon–Thu: 9PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 10PM–11:30PM last call
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Lot, Street
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Houston can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: 8559658874
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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Gyu-Kaku - Houston Ratings and Reviews
The service was great and the server was ...
The service was great and the server was of great help since this is the first time we went to this restaurant. It is a fun experience! You get enough food to share and you cook it at the table (they prepare the food for you).
Great food and concept! Prices are highe ...
Great food and concept! Prices are higher than other Japanese bbq restaurants. Extremely loud and constant yelling from the servers. A bit tight and very small bar area. Hard to track down servers. Very hustle and bustle.
We live in The Woodlands, but happily tr ...
We live in The Woodlands, but happily travel to Midtown to eat here. This quickly became one of our favorite restaurants. The wait can be incredibly long at night on weekends- The first time we went (Saturday night around 9pm) we waited almost 2 hours to be seated. The bar area is tight, but they do have extremely cheap drinks and a great bar menu to hold you over till you're seated. After that experience, we began making reservations and never had any issues with them. Highly, highly recommend checking out this place!
It was my first time trying the Japanese ...
It was my first time trying the Japanese BBQ. It's kinda same as Korean BBQ but the price is affordable and the food was so great. I love love love everything I ordered that day. I will come back. They have matcha crepes for dessert but I was so full, will try next time.
Great for a party of 2 or a large crowd. ...
Great for a party of 2 or a large crowd. The ambiance is well done and I love the restaurant set up. Wonderful, diverse menu to help those who have never been before (me) when attempting to decide what to eat. The food was delicious and fun to prepare at the table, and the waiters who attended us were so nice and truly did an excellent job taking care of not only us, but everyone around us as well as food came out and they had to go back and forth to make sure we were taken care of. Will be coming back for sure.
We had a 7:30 appointment and were seate ...
We had a 7:30 appointment and were seated slightly earlier. The food was great and would have been a good lunch spot if you don't mind being rushed out. There were 3 in our party and larger parties waiting to get in. So while I was still eating, food in hand, the server literally took my plate and bowl of rice out from under me. Then immediately returns with the bill saying "no rush"! I will not be returning or recommending it to anyone else. We were not even at our table for 40 minutes.
One of the guests in my party was not go ...
One of the guests in my party was not going to make the original reservation (7pm) so I called and tried to move it to a later time. A gentleman answered the phone and began to explain to me that he didn't see my reservation that I had made originally on Open Table but could set me another reservation at 8:15pm. I accepted this. When we arrived at 8:20 they told me that the only reservation I had was for 7 and that we were obviously too late. He also mentioned that if we wanted to wait approx. 30 minutes they would have us seated. At 9:30 we were still waiting for a table.
The food was enjoyable as always and our server Ryan was excellent. However, had I known we would have had to wait until 10pm to eat I would have likely gone somewhere else.
Delicious as always. Great place for din ...
Delicious as always. Great place for dinner with friends and quieter on a Sunday evening than previous visits. The food was great - we got the premium set between 4 of us and it was just the right amount of food to fill us up without too much.
We have really enjoyed our dinner - ther ...
We have really enjoyed our dinner - there were 7 of us and the manager, Angel, really made our evening special , by bringing our birthday desserts to our guests and making special cocktails . We were a bit picky and probably difficult, but the whole staff was polite and attentive. Way to go! We will be back !
I loved it here. I came with my boyfriend on a double date with our close friends. We got the Meat Lover's combo and they got the Premium and there was food covering our table. The Meat Lover's combo could have easily been split between 3-4 people, not just the 2 that it says. Included in our combo was: a salad, 2 soups, veggies, 6 different meats as well as s'mores for dessert. - It was an outstanding value and it was DELICIOUS. The Peach Saketini was also very yummy tasting (albeit a bit sweet) and was only $5.
The guys loved the grilling aspect. They were so happy to have a grill right in the middle of the table to give them something to bond over while the girls talked. Would definitely recommend in a group setting - not so much a date setting because the grilling takes some focus.
Overall it was a good dining experience. ...
Overall it was a good dining experience. The only thing that was bad was that I made a reservation for 14 and our table wasn't ready for about 35 minutes. I understand that it's dependent on the previous group but the staff wasn't honest about that. They kept saying that they were cleaning about the table and that it's almost ready. Knowing the truth would have been very helpful. Restaurant staff needs to do better planing to minimize the wait for large groups. Maybe leave 2hr Windows between every reservation.
Food cooked by you
My husband is a master griller so preparing the food the way we like it was easy, especially since all cuts of meat and shrimp were well seasoned, marinaded, aged and cured and I loved the fact that everything is sliced so thin. Fresh salad had enough ingredients to make it interesting. I'll recommend to keep the mushrooms on the grill a bit longer than what is recommended to get them cooked more thoroughly. Overall it's a great place to have a fun experience while cooking your own food.
Great time but didn't care for the wait.
Great food and ambiance! However, even though we had a reservation, we has to wait about 20 Minutes to be seated. I think they overbooked, but thankfully we had an open schedule. Staff seemed relatively on point, though our main waiter seemed to be preoccupied with other things. Still a great time!
This restaurant is perfect for a group business dinner.
Also great for a first date.
Fun place to go if there is inclement weather and you
feel the urge to grill your own food.
The ability for everyone to take part in grilling
is an icebreaker in any situation and it engages conversation
on a personal level.
I loved it!!!!
A good balance between a Japanese izakaya feel while still being comfortable for Americans. Would recommend the value meal packages if splitting between many friends. We did Meat Lovers and Gyu-Kaku for 6 people and were stuffed. Was super fun and would recommend!
Special Sakura festival promotion rocks
We came back to take advantage of the special $1 add-on skirt steaks and tgdvtehilarblybch specials. We ordered the meats we liked from last time and food was very tasty. Great value with the special promotion. We were so full afterwards.
I love this place. I really do. The place always seems vibrant and wonderful . The only problem I seem to have with the place is the waiting,I had to reservation and they always seem to forget me,now maybe it's cause I don't have to very memorable face but we got served an hour later because they forgot. By the way we were 20 mins early.
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