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“J-BBQ at its best” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining
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Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese, Barbecue, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Beach Boulevard
Description: Social dining - spending time with friends and family - is what Gyu-Kaku (GEW-KAH-KOO) is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of ‘shared plates,’ inspiring laughter, conversation, and good times. You can’t help it – with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. The staff at Gyu-Kaku are friendly, leading you through the night with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the perfect choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends. Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese provides the authentic Japanese Yakiniku (barbeque) dining experience where our customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while sipping on Japanese Sake, Shochu and frosty cold beers.
Mission Viejo, California, USA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“J-BBQ at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We booked a reservation for a friday night and it was one of the best places to have dinner. Non-pretentious, very casual hangout, Gyu-Kaku is a great place to get together and enjoy japanse bbq. Theres tons of selections and a variety drinks to compliment the food. If you can, do the happy hour ... very good value for your buck!

Visited September 2013
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English first
Palm Springs, California
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food and value.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Not a fancy place, but a friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff, plenty of good Robata fair, and an excellent value. The exotic mushroom combo and the thinly sliced beef tongue were standouts in a tasty menu with no noticeable faults.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stewartsdad
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Stanton, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the great places to eat in the local area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Just a darn good place to eat Japanese BBQ. At this place you grill some of the raw meat and veg entrees right on your table top charcoal grill. There is a wide selection of every animal (duck, lamb, chicken, beef, seafood, pork) and plant, either marinated or cooked. They have revamped their cocktail menu, and as an avid drinker, I really think they are much better (ex-the black martini, red dragon...yum). Try to come during their happy hour, all day Monday, from open to 6:30pm, and then again after 9pm till close during the rest of the week. It's the best value for the money, inluding food and drink specials. Hint, hint...call for a reservation to get you faster seating, this place is popular.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marie T
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Sao Paulo, SP
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great food but be careful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

The food is so great here that you have to be careful and avoid eating way too much... sapporo draft were very cold and just perfect with the spicy sauce. Dont miss it!

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Thank htisaka
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Huntington Beach, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Still great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

I hadn't been here for a long time, but we had family visiting, and I though it would be fun for the kids - it was. I absolutely love the Harami skirt steak - I think it is far, far better than the filet mignon, which I found to be tough. I was concerned when six of us were seated at a table with only one burner. It was definitely cozy, and the table was very crowded with plates, but our server (Atria(?)) was very attentive and good about clearing things away quickly. The marinated shrimp is also good, as are the spicy dumplings for an appetizer. HINT: ask for a side of the spicy dumpling sauce - it is loaded wth fried, crunchy garlic, and is great on its own, or as an addition to one of the dipping sauces.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laurie H
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