About Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Philadelphia is the ideal spot for an amazing experience in Pennsylvania! 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:
Sun–Thu: 5PM–10:30PM last call
Fri & Sat: 5PM–11:30PM last call
Mon–Thu: 9PM–10:30PM last call
Mon–Thu: 6PM–7PM last call
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: 8559003883
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Gyu-Kaku - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
Our waitress was not the best and she wa ...
Our waitress was not the best and she was my waitress a previous time before and she has not improved. My friends arrived before I did and as they were waiting and looking at the menu our waitress (which my friend did not know would be her) walks over, does not introduce herself and say "just so you know it's expensive" and just walks. The food was great and I wish the lady who was cleaning up our tables as the dishes became empty was our waitress. She was way more helpful, attentive and a pleasure to talk to. Our waitress mad us feel like we were unconvincing her and when the bill came she said "just to let you know gratitude is added automatically to a group of 5 or more." When we looked at the receipt the gratitude was not automically included, she wrote it on there. The food there is amazing and I wish I had her name and the receipt so I could let everyone know which waitress to avoid. This is my second encounter with her and she just isn't pleasant no matter how nice you are to her. But the food is good
Loud and Expensive
First time at this restaurant. It was clean and servers were friendly. We ordered a combination of cooked entrees and a combo of meats to BBQ. Everything was overly priced. The BBQ meats were tasty but serving size for both BBQ and cooked entrees were significantly below average and underwhelming. Expensive place to dine. Lastly, it became so annoying when they all shouted to greet new customers who entered the restaurant. It was not pleasant at all.
I come here a lot but this time was real ...
I come here a lot but this time was really not the same as all my previous experience here. Perhaps it's Mother's Day. I had reservation at 7, but I was seated around 8, I had to wait one extra hour even though I showed up on time. And then when we got seated, we waited another 15 min until our waiters show up to us, during that time, no water no service no one cared about us. And then the food was came up so slow, I literally spent 2 hours eating there. And the waiter missed 2 plates, luckily I checked my receipt, or I would just pay for what I didn't get
I'm partial to restaurants where you coo ...
I'm partial to restaurants where you cook your own food but this one stands out. All the meats were great. It was restaurant week a b d the place was packed so that may explain the long delay bring out the meats but there isn't much to do.
Great food, mediocre experience
Love this restaurant! Have been to other locations and this one is just as expected. However, I did book a reservation and wasn't seated until 75 minutes after. Apparently the restuarant was overbooked that night. Besides that, our waitress was really friendly and service was great. Food is always top notch.
Tasty and great service
Good friends out for dinner, add $0.99 Kirin on draft and grilling meat and veggies with fun and responsive servers = great night.
Enjoyed the food. Had the meat lovers combo for 2, plus two ramen, seaweed salad and two desserts. Perfect for four. The food was delicious. Definitely recommend the green tea ice cream & crepe cake dessert
Great food, poor service
Food quality was great, but the servers were terribly slow and some of them looked very grim. We knew how to grill in this DIY style but I would've freaked out if that had been our first time. The restaurant needs to improve its operation a lot.
Very good Asian Barbeque
More familiar with Korean Barbeque, but very much enjoyed this Japanese Barbeque experience. Great bar special, unrushed service. Worked out to a wonderful night. Seems like they get an early rush here, so 7 p.m. isn't the best time for making reservations.
I was dismayed by everything about this restaurant. I could not believe the other reviews did not prepare me for what we experienced. I had no idea we would have to cook our own lunch. the food was terrible. The restaurant itself was very unattractive. It was a HUGE disappointment.
Overall the experience was great. We ha ...
Overall the experience was great. We had a 7:00 pm reservation for a party of 8 (4 of were children under the age of 8). We arrived early and knew we had to wait, but when it was 10 past 7:00, we had to speak the manager. He was wonderful. He took our order while we waited and shortly there after we were seated. It didn't take long for the first courses to come out which was great. The kids could not wait much longer. We were right by the kitchen so the food came quickly. The only thing that was a little odd was that we order one of the value meal and the proteins came out at different times and then at the very end the vegetables came out when we were pretty much done. The one other thing to note is that it was loud. It was hard to hear across the table. Other than that we had a great time and I would go back.
Great food, busy restaurant.
I made reservations a month in advance for 8PM, we showed up at 7:40PM and were told that we couldn't sit early which was fine and sat at the bar near the front. There was only 2 of us and we saw many people sit before us until we were seated at 8:45. The waitress was polite but there was a group of about 8 or so people directly next to us and perhaps our service was slow due to this. We ordered a group meal and added about 3 things to it. All the food was FANTASTIC however some things took too long to come out and we were basically done eating at that point. Soup was fast, then about 3 trays of meat, then veggies, then a good 20 minutes later we got 4 more trays and chicken, then when we were all done rice came out. Again the waitress was very nice and apologized for the wait. Besides the long wait after making a reservation and the wait for our food everything else was wonderful. Drinks were pricey minus the $.99 beers and we were very happy with the food.
Me and my girlfriend been wanting to go to this place for a while so we decided to finally go sense it was Valentine's Day weekend. We went with a group of friends. Food was amazing and the vibe was great. Be aware dinner for 2 was pricy But it was amazing food... The experience of having to cook your own meat was wonderful. And roasting marshmallows for s'mores was great also.
Had been wanting to try so my sister too ...
Had been wanting to try so my sister took me for my birthday. Our waiter was great. We had one of the package meals instead of trying to decide on separate items. Everything was great. Special on Kirin beer 99 cents. Awesome! I don't eat s'mores so they brought me a free sundae for my birthday. It was a lot of fun to cook our own food. Will be back.
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