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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Dining
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Ranked #137 of 718 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: De Lacey
Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I were on an outing walking the beautiful streets of Pasadena, California. We stopped into this restaurant on Green Street for a "lighter" lunch this Sunday and were pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was so personable and rather than steer us to the pricier items, let us know about the happy hour prices for some wonderful lunch items.

The décor is great, nice bar, and the fun of cooking your own selection. We did go for the top of the line as I wanted some shrimp, but with two beers, (happy hour prices on those, too!), Edaname, miso soup, salad and a selection of meats to BBQ, all for $31.00! The nice thing is that the servings were reasonable, and not so large that we left feeling over-stuffed as in some resturants.

It is healthy, it is fun, and the service is fantastic! So glad to have found this place, and nice to see that there is one even closer to where I live-I will definitely be back soon!
Roxanne

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Enter Gyu-Kaku and the number of Japanese and other oriental people eating in there will tell you straight away that you are in for an authentic experience.
We always make sure we visit every time we are in Pasadena and have never been let down. Take your seat around a Japanese BBQ, don't order too much as it is filling. Bland a bit of seafood with some exceptional beef and cook up a feast!

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Fun place to go with friends. Portions were too small but drinks were great. Saki was large compared to most sushi restaurants. Great happy hour specials

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I liked the vibe of this restaurant. Fun foods which you can cook to order at your table. A more intimate and less touristy beni hana. Best food, by far, were the garlic fried noodles. A bit noisy. Good happy hour specials.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We had a reservation but came 10 minutes late and our table was already given to someone else so we had to wait 15 minutes. The reservation confirmation by email explicitly stated a 15 min grace period.

If you have been to a real yakiniku place you will be disappointed by the food and the atmosphere. The meat pieces are far to thick and big. The meat will be black on the outside and raw inside. And eating those large pieces with chopsticks is almost impossible. We were also missing the whole Japanese atmosphere.

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