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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA

4.7
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343 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
We're Back! We are open for limited dine-in service.

We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.

To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:

- Reservations are mandatory. We hope that you will come to dine-in with us when you are ready. Please make a reservation via telephone or our website so that we can prepare for your visit.

- Please bring a mask and use it all times when you are not eating or drinking.

- We will measure your temperature upon entering the restaurant.

- To comply with spatial distancing rules we have spaced our tables out and limited seating capacity.

- There may be limits on party sizes.

- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.

- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 343 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ita solid food and sokid service each time I go.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Health screening, temp check, sanitization, social distancing, they were practicing everything the best they could. We really appreciated it.

JB
vipJonB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible. So happy they are open again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

If you like sugar and some meat go here. All the marinates are too sweet. Food was disappointing. Service was good. Appetizers were reheated and not fresh. This is not authentic japanese.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot felt safe and comfortable. Good food. !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I don’t know whether I just haven’t had this in so long because of covid or the meat was just amazing but that was the best meal I’ve ever had at this location

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Awesome experience, extremely kind staff.

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vipRyanC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good job at social distancing, felt very safe. The restaurant was very quiet perhaps due to the social distancing. Service was extremely good too. Highly recommend!

JJ
JoJo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, price is good for the quality you are getting

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect experience. waiter was actually a friend of ours. pleasant experience overall

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ElizabethD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and food was great as always.

JB
vipJonB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always one of my favorite places to eat.

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vipTVYS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good value Lunch. Server is not friendly but does the job.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here during lunch with my husband and we got the lunch set. It was just the right portions for both of us at such a great deal. Meat quality is good! Def will come back.

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vipwonkifer
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service of ANY restaurant in town--Japanese-style, staff always with smiles, squats down to talk orders from customers, observant and efficient. And way better quality beef and more variety of cuts than most Korean BBQ places in town (plus bad attitude at Korean places).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service

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vipBrunchDealConnoisseur
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great interactive meal. BBQ your own meats and veggies in the center of the table and have fun eating the variety of items. Suggest a pre-built option with starts, mains, and a dessert. Always have a reservation or you'll wait. Saturday at 7pm was an 1:30min wait time, but with a reservation we were seated immediately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!!! With friends

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Sean
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So delicious! A go-to spot with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef quality was really good and worth the money, also the appetizers was delicious, i really enjoyed my time there. Definitely going back someday :)

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tookittylicious
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was my friends’ first experience at gyu-kaku for one of my friend’s birthday and they already want to go back! thankss!! :D

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Made a reservation and still got the table by the kitchen and the bathrooms. Annoying. Otherwise fine for the money.

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Glopocalypse
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked the food. Very quick service

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AnnaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great ambiance and good price point all in all. Would definitely come back again and again.

JT
JenniferTK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sharon was a great waitress. The staff members were lovely and the menu had a lot of options!

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vipZP001
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only misstep was that the server forgot to bring the mushrooms (quickly removed from bill when we informed our server) but that turned to be a blessing as we ordered too much! Every dish was yummy - the meat tasted fresh, some lightly marinated, others perfect with the dipping sauces! The addictive cucumbers really were addictive - so crispy, cool and perfect with the spicy chili garlic oil!

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vipJiaW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

This is probably my tenth time there. Prior to that, I have been noticing but ignoring a consistent decline in food quality and value. I only order three cuts of meat: Prime Kalbi, Kobe, and beef tongue. They have been shrinking in size since they first opened but now the size of each order is getting ridiculous and makes the brand look stingy. I'm fine if they just increase the price of each order (they may have already-i didn't care too much about price). Buy shrinking each portion, the thinnest meat (especially seasoned by salt and pepper) easily get stuck to one another (still frozen)and due to the thinness, it's almost impossible to taste meat that are tender in texture. Their kids meal has also gone through a downgrade no longer include marshmallows and gyozas. The only upside is their drinks (very reasonable during happy hours and lunch hours during weekends). I enjoy their drink selection very much and may return bc of that!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

👍🏼 great!
We really enjoyed it!

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Bellaestrella1
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Our 1st visit was fun. We were not too sure how much we should order, so we asked our waiter for recommendations. He suggested one of the packages for two or three people. We opted to order a la carte because the menu has so many tempting small dishes to sample. The fried cheese wonton and pork dumplings are a must. Chili wings are good too; but the Japanese fried chicken thighs were even better. We tried three types of beef and ordered chicken breast to grill. My husband and teenage daughter had fun cooking the meats. The best part of our meal by far was dessert! The Green Tea Crepes cake and ice cream is worth every penny as are the delicious mochi ice cream: leeche and passionfruit were memorable. Thet also come in strawberry and green tea. A very fun family night out. Will return.

TM
TanieyaM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so nice, the food was so good as always

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Friend Date went fabulously well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good and it didn't take long. Overal a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice

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vipJulieK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very poor wine selections

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vipPanda
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Why is it so difficult for hostesses to be just nice, especially if your nice to them? If you’re that jaded, find another line of work. If you’re that high and mighty, then go run an empire. On the food side, the higher-end meats were delicious (though still tough and chewy). As for the lesser cuts, don't even think about it. As for the service, it was good, they do try. However, it shows they are slammed, and the customer just has to deal with it. As a spot for a date night, I wouldn't recommend it, unless you just like being fustrated and served YMMV food. Hope this helps.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great experience. All the food and drinks were delicious 🤤 they have big portions, please share and see what’s going on 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so fresh and good

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vipwonkifer
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YES to Japanese-style service from beginning to end, which is better than even most $$$ restaurants in US. Great value for lunch. Right size portions and variety (unlike Korean bbq committing you to $20+ platters of single meat cuts). And smoke vent right inside the grill so no smelly clothing and hair as souvenir of dining. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My friend and I had a great time sharing the happy hour $60 deal. Lots of food and we were very filled

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA is rated 4.7 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

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