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
We sat there for 20 minutes without seei ...
We sat there for 20 minutes without seeing our waitress. We had to grab a random waitress to give our order. We gave feedback to the manager, who brought over water soon after. He tried to make up for the bad service which we appreciated but they really need to improve some of the wait staff.
Ordering the food was a little confusing ...
Ordering the food was a little confusing, but after we figured that out, it was OK. The service was really not good at all. I don't know if they don't have enough servers because they think you are doing the cooking yourself, or what the explanation is, but they really need to improve upon the service. The waitress we had was so nice and sweet and informative, but she just had too many tables and customers to take care of.
Food and experience was awesome however ...
Food and experience was awesome however we waited to be greeted and assisted at the door for 12 minutes until the bartender came and seated us . Even he grew tired of watching us stand there... Also the waiter was not the greatest but still sweet, she kept forgetting to turn the fire on she also forgot certain food items and we had to ask for them. The food was awesome , drinks tasty bit pricy ...I would go back nonetheless
Every time we have been to this location ...
Every time we have been to this location, the food and service have both been extraordinary. It seems that the waitstaff is less attentive than previously, which was disappointing. Otherwise, the food was excellent and dinner was great.
Great place. I went for lunch with a fri ...
Great place. I went for lunch with a friend. We each had 2 beers, 2 plates of meat, rice, soup, salad, and we split sides of broccoli and cucumber. The bill was $30. The lunch specials are great and the beer is $2 on tap. Really good, I'm planning a return trip, maybe for dinner. The only reason I rated the atmosphere lower is because the AC was broken, but don't let that stop you.
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.
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